Monday, 9 February 2015

George Harrison Underrated Guitarist

CC BY-SA 2.0 by Steve Mathieson

Whenever there is a list of greatest guitarists, it is always the usual suspects who top the bill: Jimi Hendrix, Slash, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards. But one guitarist that is often forgotten, is in my humble opinion George Harrison.

He is the proof that you do not need to be the fastest to be the best. Listen to the guitar work in 'And Your Bird Can Sing', 'It's All Too Much', the lead war between John, Paul and George in 'The End', 'Something' and the backwards guitar in 'Tomorrow Never Knows', no other guitarist could've thought those guitar parts up. Pure genius.

His riffs in "Here Comes the Sun", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", and the hundreds of other Beatles songs he plays in are absolutely golden, thanks to his hybrid picking, and numerous other guitar skills. His mastery of the instrument really is incomparable with other artists, in my opinion.

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