Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tom Petty - The Guitar Tone Legend

Today i would like to tell you something about Tom Petty. He's not a „guitar virtuoso” for me. He's not like Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani or Jimi Henrix. He's not playing fast and complicated, but he is a great guitarist. Tom is a master of strumming and minimalistic riffs in the background.

Maybe someone would like to say, that there is nothing difficult in 'just guitar strumming' and 'just playing few notes/chords'. I think, that there IS something difficult. Feeling, dynamic, smoothness, aggression – you can make it in many different ways. You can be boring, or you can have passion.

If you don't know too much about Tom Petty's music, here are some cool videos.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers:
Refugee  (live)
Don't Come Around Here No More
You Got Lucky
Runnin' Down A Dream