Everyone needs a little inspiration. I often find if I'm uninspired it's because I'm not filling my creativity well with the work of other creatives. I stumbled down a YouTube hole last night and couldn't wait to pick up my guitar this morning. Here are some of my favorites.
Shout out to Marcos Suazo for posting this to my Facebook page. The crazy thing is I HATE this song. The sax riff has annoyed me since I was a kid, but I could watch this for hours on end. It's not just the arrangement, but the art with which he plays it. Also, what is this kid, like 12?
Mark Knopfler Talks About Guitars
Mark Knopfler was the lead singer for Dire Straits and is a guitarist's guitarist. Listening to him talk about why he loves each guitar will make you want to cradle your own.
Hey Joe - Joscho Stephan Trio
I love the original. It's still one of my go to lead guitar riffs, but these guys take it to a whole other country. Get through this performance without a smile. I dare you. They are having so much fun it's contagious. I love how they don't lay all their cards on the table, but build the difficulty throughout the song.
You've got to draw from something. Don't let the work of learning steal the joy of music. It's always there to be had.
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