Strings of my heart

Guitar! The most cherished, most glamorized and fashionable western string based musical instrument. Normally I have tremendous antipathy towards any fashionable popular things (recently awarded with the attribution of ‘ageist’ due to that by a close friend) , but in case of guitar – I have a soft corner!

Few weeks back Cityrag posted few links to YouTube Videos of great guitar solos. The list is actually an extraction from Guitar World’s “100 Greatest Guitar Solos“. (Am I too old to say – ’rock on’?)

1. Stairway To Heaven – Jimmy Page
2.
Eruption – Edward Van Halen(Option 2)
3.
Freebird – Collins/Rossington
4.
Comfortably Numb – David Gilmour(Option 2)
5.
All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
6.
November Rain – Slash
7.
One – Kirk Hammet/Metallica
8.
Hotel California – Don Felder/Joe Walsh
9.
Crazy Train – Randy Rhoads(Option 2)
10.
Crossroads – Eric Clapton
11.
Voodo Chile – Jimi Hendrix
12.
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
13.
Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan
14.
Layla – Clapton/Allman
15.
Floods – Dimebag Darrel
16.
Heartbreaker – Jimmy Page
17.
Cliffs Of Dover – Eric Johnson
18.
Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
19.
Highway Star – Ritchie Blackmore
20.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Brian May

My favorite: John Butler – Ocean (Max Sessions)
at Sydney Opera House!

One of my favorite poets Federico Garcia Lorca wrote

The weeping of the guitar
begins.
The goblets of dawn
are smashed.
The weeping of the guitar
begins.
Useless
to silence it.
Impossible
to silence it.
It weeps monotonously
as water weeps
as the wind weeps
over snowfields.
Impossible
to silence it.
It weeps for distant
things.
Hot southern sands
yearning for white camellias.
Weeps arrow without target
evening without morning
and the first dead bird
on the branch.
Oh, guitar!
Heart mortally wounded
by five swords.

Oh yes, I know this is not conventional, but in a weird kind of way I am loving this one too

Percusienfa de Erik Mongrain

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5 thoughts on “Strings of my heart

  1. Hello sir,
    sorry about the post…i had really liked the song, and what else to write but to say, who the singer is and the lyrics…
    I have removed the post my blog.
    Wont be repeated.
    Well nice blog you have.

  2. Listened to the two videos yesterday night. Beautiful guitar piece, especially the first one. Some of my favorites are there in the Top 20 list you have given, I’ll check out the rest.

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