AL­LAN HOLDSWORTH

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It’s not that Holdsworth was un­known, it’s that few could ap­proach the ge­nius of his play­ing, whether we’re talk­ing about his in­cred­i­bly com­plex chord melodies or his faster-than-light scalar play­ing. Ed­die Van Halen idolised him, but couldn’t even ap­proach him when it came to fu­sion. WHERE TO START Count­down One of Holdsworth’s more ac­ces­si­ble pieces and a good in­sight into his style. BOSS LEVEL: Devil Take The Hind­most

Good luck though. Un­less your name is Garsed or Vai, you’re gonna be in for some se­ri­ous wood­shed­din’.

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