Archive For The “Guitarist of the Month” Category

Stevie Ray Vaughan – December 2016

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Stevie Ray Vaughan – December 2016

Stevie Ray Vaughan – December 2016 Digital Guitar Player would like to crown the one and only Stevie Ray Vaughan the December 2016 guitar player of the month. SRV single handedly rewrote the way the blues has been played by guitarists all over the world. Stevie Ray Vaughan dominated guitar in the 1980s and kept…

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Steve Bello – Guitar Player of The Month

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Steve Bello – Guitar Player of The Month

Last summer I had the pleasure of attending a George Lynch (Lynch Mob) concert in New Jersey where I got to see an incredible opening act. The opening act was the Steve Bello Band led by 7 string guitar wizard Steve Bello our January 2016 guitar player of the month. Steve Bello hails from northern…

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Rob Balducci

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Rob Balducci

What an exciting month for guitar playing. For April 2015 we are spotlighting another guitar great that has been on the scene for many years. Rob Balducci hails from New York where is also a professional guitar teacher. He got discovered after winning a local contest in 1990 that was sponsored by Guitar For The…

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Joel Hoekstra

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Joel Hoekstra

(Editor Note: This article was originally written in March of 2015 and has been updated due to unforeseen circumstances.) The timing is just perfect for us to announce this month’s guitar player of the month. Why you ask. Last month we featured Doug Aldrich. This month we would like to feature Joel Hoekstra because not…

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Doug Aldrich

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Doug Aldrich

(Editor Note: This article was originally written in March of 2015 and has been updated due to unforeseen circumstances.) For the month of February of 2015 Digital Guitar Player would like to crown Doug Aldrich as the guitar player of the month. Doug Aldrich has made a huge impact for guitar players by helping to…

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Brett Garsed – October 2014

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Brett Garsed – October 2014

We sometimes have a difficult time keeping track of some guitar players because there are just so many great ones.  Recently, a friend of ours mentioned an insane guitar solo that was mind blowing on a Derek Sherinian (ex Dream Theater keys) album, “Molecular Heinosity“.  Upon doing some research we found the track called ‘Antarctica’….

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Taka Minamino – December 2014

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Taka Minamino – December 2014

  While listening to a random album we heard our guitar player of the month. Digital Guitar Player would like to deliver the ultimate christmas gift to our readers.  Taka Minamino hails from Osaka, Japan and is a 2005 graduate of the Musicians Institute in Japan. We discovered Taka while listening to yet another Derek…

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Tony MacAlpine November 2014 Guitar Player of the Month

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Tony MacAlpine November 2014 Guitar Player of the Month

A true virtuoso on the guitar and other instruments Tony MacAlpine has proven to be a master musician. He is an instrumental rock musician that has also played with other bands including a tenure in Steve Vai’s band.  He was raised in Springfield, Massachussets and was widely inspired by classical music. He was part of…

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John Petrucci – October 2014

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John Petrucci – October 2014

It has been a huge year for the Digital Guitar Player of the month for October 2014 with the release of his band’s new live album and DVD ‘Breaking the Fourth Wall (Live from the Boston Opera House)‘ just yesterday and a current tour supporting Dream Theater’s title album. We were looking for the right…

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Joe Bonamassa – September 2014

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Joe Bonamassa – September 2014

Before we go to far let’s think about this. An American born blues guitar player that was influenced by the European blues guitar legends such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher.  The same players that were originally influenced by American blues giants that came before them.  From America to Europe and back…

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