What defines a good guitarist? Is it by how fast they can play? Is it by how many arpeggios they can incorporate into a song? Well, not exactly. Once you are able to think outside the box and break through that creative barrier, I believe that by then you may have gathered enough experience to get to the next level.
A certain guitarist that has piqued my interest and inspired me to take my playing to the next level is no other than Josh Alex Martin from Little Tybee. Josh Martin’s exceptional and intricate guitar playing skills will blow your mind. Hearing his self-developed guitar techniques (Glitch Tapping, Under-strumming, etc.) alone and/or within Little Tybee’s music will leave you in a state of pure bliss. If you listen closely to “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” (posted below), you will notice that the under-strumming technique is incorporated into the song and it definitely gives the song a bit of a different flavor. A sweet flavor yet slightly spicy.
This is a band you definitely need to add to your playlist! Grab a copy of “For Distant Viewing” from their store and get lost in their ingenious and harmo-licious music.
Make sure to check out next week's column where I break down this technique in more detail!