Up on this week’s G3 “Most Impactful Guitar Tracks” playlist, are Eric Johnson’s selections 🎸 Check out all 15 tracks on our spotify playlist, and get psyched for the 2024 #g3tour shows! 🤘 🔥
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6. Summer Song (Joe Satriani) – One of my favorite songs from Joe. It is such a beautiful composition and very melodic. Joe’s guitar playing is always spot on and his versatility in so many styles is amazing. The soulfulness of Summer Song is very captivating to me and highlights one of the many aspects of Joe’s wide range of playing capability and musical gifts.
7. For The Love of God (Steve Vai) – One of my favorite songs from Steve because it is so emotional and inspiring. It is a complete organic performance, and the emotion of it is felt and because of this it exemplifies the whole reason that we play guitar; the communication, the heartfelt emotion, and the love and joy of playing music.
8. May This Be Love (Jimi Hendrix) – This track is one of my favorite Jimi Hendrix tracks because of the melody and the emanating joy that I feel Jimi had when he played it. The lyrics are very beautiful and the rhythm track is equally as magnificent. There are so many tracks by Hendrix that I admire. This one has a poignancy and beauty to it that is so timeless.
9. Shapes Of Things (Jeff Beck) – Jeff Beck is undoubtedly one of the greatest innovators of rock guitar. I love the original Yardbirds track of the song and equally the remake on the Jeff Beck “Truth” album. It has such an attitude in its elegance. The inflection of the way the strings are bent is one of a kind. It is always a very inspiring track for me to hear.
10. Aerial Boundaries (Michael Hedges) – Michael was one of the originators of the two hand technique on acoustic guitar. This particular composition is quite beautiful and the recording is spectacular. His playing on this track exemplifies a lot of techniques that came after him and I love the song.