David Gilmour of Pink Floyd - favorite guitarist of  MickTerry.com

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd  -  favorite guitarist of         MICK TERRY
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Comments submitted 2-26-05 to
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Granted, although not as fast or flashy as some other guitarists,
David Gilmour is one of the most lyrical, passionate
& tasteful.
Does being the fastest make one the best?
Don't subtlety, nuance
& melodic substance account for anything?
How about melodic memorability & staying power?
Not to mention dynamics & multilayered guitar parts
that really blend with & enhance the arrangements?
All or the above & much more contributing to the final desired product:
communication with & a connection to the listener(s)
on an emotional level.
How does his playing make people feel?
David Gilmour's guitar work deeply moves me
(& many others).
It is very gripping, poignant & bittersweet.

Prior to David Gilmour, Pink Floyd may have existed,
but they did not excel.
The level of musicianship of the entire group was raised
by a quantum leap upon his entry.
(
e.g., compare Richard Wright's keyboard work before & after.)
Gilmour's contributions to the group & to the world of music
have been immense.

- Mick Terry
11-28-04

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