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Weekly Kindling: TrueFire Toon #2, Top 30 Guitarists, Top 10 Slow Solos, and Juiced Blues

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What’s Burning:

>> 30 on 30: The Greatest Guitarists Picked by the Greatest Guitarists – 30 of the greatest living guitarists said who they would pick as the greatest guitarists of all time. The full list from Guitar World:
– ANGUS YOUNG by Joe Perry
– CHUCK BERRY by Angus Young
– STEVE VAI by Tom Morello
– TONY IOMMI by James Hetfield
– ERIC CLAPTON by Edward Van Halen
– JIM McCARTY by Ted Nugent
– KEITH RICHARDS by Steven Van Zandt
– JIMMY HERRING by Alex Skolnick
– RITCHIE BLACKMORE by Phil Collen
– GLENN TIPTON & K.K. DOWNING by Zakk Wylde
– LESLIE WEST by Martin Barre
– JEFF BECK by David Gilmour
– JIMI HENDRIX by Joe Satriani
– BRIAN MAY by Steve Vai
– MARTY FRIEDMAN by Jason Becker
– EDWARD VAN HALEN by Richie Kotzen
– YNGWIE MALMSTEEN by George Lynch
– MICK TAYLOR by Slash
– RANDY RHOADS by Frank Hannon
– ZAKK WYLDE by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal
– B.B. KING by Billy Gibbons
– MALCOLM YOUNG by Scott Ian
– GEORGE HARRISON by Elliot Easton
– ULI JON ROTH by Kirk Hammett
– NEIL YOUNG by Nancy Wilson
– FRANK ZAPPA by Dweezil Zappa
– PETE TOWNSHEND by Ace Frehley
– ALVIN LEE by Mick Mars
– PETER GREEN by Rich Robinson
– RON ASHETON by Kim Thayil
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>> The Top 10 Slow Guitar Solos – Spitting out sixteenth notes at 200 beats per minutes isn’t always the most winning approach; sometimes, a lead calls for a little less hands and a little more heart. So let’s step back, take a breather and examine some of rock guitar’s greatest slow burns. The full list from GuitarWorld:

1. “’Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” – Jeff Beck

2. “Something” – The Beatles

3. “The Messiah Will Come Again” – Roy Buchanan

4. “Brothers In Arms” – Dire Straits

5. “Parisienne Walkways” – Gary Moore

6. “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” – Pink Floyd

7. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” – Jimmy Page

8. “The Thrill Is Gone” – B.B. King

9. “Riviera Paradise” – Stevie Ray Vaughan

10. “Bell Bottom Blues” – Derek and the Dominos

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TrueFire Guitar Lesson of the Week

>> Juiced Blues by Chris Buono