I assume that we all are well familiar with the guitar, it is a stringed instrument that is used in music. It is widely used in every kind of music including classical, rock, jazz, and metal. From the last 5 decades, the guitar is popular among youth. The guitar is also quite popular among the youth of Pakistan. We can see the students in universities sitting idle and playing guitar. Some have the passion to learn the guitar and while others learn for fun or to attract the public’s eye. We will be discussing the top guitarist that you should listen to learn guitar.
The art of playing guitar includes multiple techniques, you have to learn the chords, the scale, and the technique which may include pull up, hammer down and shredding. Well here is the list of top guitarists that you should start listening to learn guitar playing skills.
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Top guitarist, you should listen to learn
Well, it is quite difficult to find good guitar players these days. Listening to music plays a pivotal role especially in the learning phase of the guitar. However, the list below could save you time in searching for a good guitarist.
1. Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix is one of the most popular and the most famous guitarists of all time. He was ranked as number one guitar player in the world by the rolling stones. The technique adopted by Jimi Hendrix was out class. Obviously, you will not be able to play with his style in the beginning but with the passage of time and practice, you may be able to adapt his style. Hendrix played in blues, Rock, Hard-rock and R&B genre. Some of his famous songs include Purple haze, Hey joe, Hear my train A comin’, and Voodoo Chile
2. Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin
Jimmy Page is also one of the best guitarists of all time. He is on number 3 in the list of the best guitarists of all the time by rolling stones. Jimmy Page was associated with the band named “Led Zeppelin” and it was also the famous band of the 1970s. He played Rock & Roll, Blues, Rock and Hard rock style. One of the all-time best songs played by him is “Stairway to Heaven”. You could get a lot of inspiration while listening to that song. The solo played in the ‘stairway to heaven’ is the best of the all-time solo in the world. This is the guitarist you should listen to.
3. Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton was associated with many famous bands it includes Yardbirds and Cream. These bands were also from the 1970s and 80s. He was ranked second by rolling stones in the list of the best guitar player of all time. The best song performed by him is Tears in Heaven, Layla, Old love, and Wonderful tonight. It is not that difficult to copy his technique, you could easily copy it, however, you require to practice.
4. Aamir Zaki
Aamir Zaki is a Pakistani born guitarist and is the best Pakistani guitarist of all time. He is one of the most influential guitarists of Pakistan and is the pioneer of Rock music in Pakistan. He was associated with the famous Pakistani band known as ‘The vital signs’. After that, he started a solo career. He played Blues, Jazz, Hard-rock, Blues-rock and eastern classical. My personal all-time favorite song by Mr. Aamir Zaki is ‘Karachi ki Laila’ and ‘Mera payar’. This is the guitarist you should listen to learn.
5. Faraz Anwar
A Pakistani hard rock and progressive metal guitarist who was born in Karachi. He is associated with Mizraab the band and is also called ‘Pakistan’s Master of progressive metal’. Faraz Anwar is best in the Shredding technique in Pakistan. Moreover, his style of music is more like a mixture of desi and foreigners. You should listen to his songs if you are a guitar learner.
6. Salman Ahmed
Salman Ahmed is also a Pakistani Guitarist who gained his fame from Junnon the band. He adapted his playing style from westerner guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. After Junnon he started his solo career. He is also serving as a Professor at the City University of New York. His best-played songs are ‘Sayonee’, ‘Ghoom-tanna’, and ‘Jazba-e-Junoon’. He had the ability to combine eastern and western music. You must learn his style of playing if you wanted to be a good guitarist.
7. Goher Mumtaz
Goher Mumtaz is a Pakistani guitarist, singer, and actor. He was in the band name Jal the band. He is not that famous in guitar playing, however, he is not even bad. Few songs by Goher Mumtaz are great like ‘Adat’, ‘Tere Yaad’, and ‘Panchi’. He also played in Pepsi Battle of the band season 4.
8. Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan
Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan or Xulfi is also considered as one of the best Pakistani guitarists was the guitarist of Entity Paradigm(EP) and Call the band. EP was the leading band in 90s. The most famous music by Xulfi includes ‘Aghosh’, ‘Waqt’, ‘Sab Bhula Kai’, and ‘Kuch Nahee’. He played hard rock, metal, and pop.
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