Post by sumgai on Mar 7, 2018 14:41:31 GMT -5
I could've given this topic many Subject lines, but I decided to forego the possible humor aspects, and just dive in. Thus, we'll see couple of videos from a single lady guitarist, from Norway, calling herself The Commander-in-Chief. Does she deserve that name/title? You be the judge.
(BTW, I got there by following B4nj0's link in the compressor thread. Thanks to e&oe for the time-sink! )
OK, so we all know that Orianthi is probably the world's highest rated lady guitarist, but there are others who can equally astound. For first-hand info, check out YouTube channels Alizee Defan and Alizee Lilly (likely the same people), and others as you may find on your own. But so far, Orianthi has presented a one-sided picture of herself, strictly flashy metal-like stuff. She can certainly sing, and is a good tunesmith, make no mistake. But for all that, she doesn't seem to spread out very much, at least not in my opinion.
While there are one helluva lot of lady guitarists on YT, and even some mind-blowing youngsters of both genders, I've yet to see one so well rounded in classical technique as The C-in-C. To demonstrate, here's the first thing I stumbled across (and how I got here will be the subject of a separate thread), wherein she does a duet with a pure classical guitar. See if you consider the blend to be 'as natural as can be', like I did:
Now this one is in a similar vein, but with a different classical player, one that she performs with more often. Also, the piece is quite familiar to most musicians, hence my choice. (And, the introductory plot line is a nice change of pace.)
And just to prove that she's no one-hit wonder, she can both write and sing. Out of all the performances she did for EMG TV, I particularly like the skill she exhibits on this one:
But as usual, I'm open to others presenting their favorites. This looks like a good thread to do it in.