• thats pretty impossible to choose ..cause i can love certain bands etc and full well know other bands are really better..see i may go by looks as well
  • I agree with Pamela, the type of music I like is rather often not produced by great musicians. STILL, I can take a stab at it. *** First, I have to go with Beethoven. I know that Mozart is supposed to be technically superior, but Mozart's music bores the bejeezus out of me. Beethoven rocks. I mean: his Fifth Symphony appeals to me in EXACTLY the same way that Rock 'n' Roll does. (Note: some other classical music does the same, but Beethoven does it the most.) Beethoven was trained almost mercilessly, and was adept with organ, piano, violin, viola, etc. (etc.) *** #2 and #3 for me are tied between Rush and Yes, and I can't pick an individual out of either band. Both bands are famous for extremely talented musicians who produce very technically advanced music. Listen, for example, to Rush's "Xanadu" or Yes's "Leave It". I especially enjoy when a song "plays with the musical timing". *** And as a last candidate, I elect someone who's name I can't remember, a jazz master from the 50s who produced several "technical jazz" albums with songs that ALL include very interesting changes in musical timing. If I recall correctly, he put out three albums, all with the word "Timing" in the titles. I wish I could recall his name. If you're not sure about jazz, think: the theme to Pink Panther, but with even more bells and whistles.
    • Hulk70166
      I listened to the songs by Rush and Yes you mentioned and neither one had any rhythm. I need rhythm to get into a song.
  • Musicians are harder for me to choose than singers or performers. "At the age of 23, Ebin George boasts of playing 27 musical instruments, has a world record in his name and produces his own music scores." " At the age of 13, Neil Nayyar has more instruments than most people even know exist. The Elk Grove teen has mastered 107 instruments, ranging from guitars and harps to instruments some people can't even pronounce." "Prince: Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, clavinet, drums, percussion, saxophone, harmonica, Linn Drum The most famous and, arguably, most talented multi-instrumentalist today. On For You, he played and arranged all of the 27 instruments featured on the album." Here's a list you might want to check out:
    • Linda Joy
      I think that's supposed to say clarinet instead of clavinet, but since I copied and pasted with "" I left it as is.
      {{ }} Basically: it's an electric clavichord.
    • bostjan64
      Clavinet is the instrument that you hear in songs like Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" or Rufus and Chaka Khan's "Tell Me Something Good." It got really popular in the 1970's and then faded into obscurity pretty quickly. It's a really interesting instrument, kind of like a cross between an electric guitar and a piano. Performers could even wiggle their fingers on the keys to produce vibrato (modulation of pitch), which you could never do on a piano.
  • Great question. I'll take it as entirely subjective. My first thought it people like Prince and Stevie Wonder, who would often compose a song, play all of the instruments on the recording, and then sing the lyrics over their own arrangement. But then, there are also people like Joe Satriani or Buckethead, who reached virtuoso skill level on one instrument, and you never hear about them playing all of the other instruments on their albums, merely because people were too impressed by the main instrument to even notice.
  • Elvis Presley😇 Frank Sinatra😊 Elton John😏 And the Beatles too but every already choses them.
  • Hmmm...musician IS hard. Songwriters would be easier. So: which three musicians - that is: players of one or more musical instruments - were groundbreaking in their influence on later musicians, or (perhaps alternately) historically had a huge influence on the popularity of the instrument that they played? Well...I don't think I can reasonably pick only three. For example: I would pick Segovia for classical guitar, Rachmaninov for piano, Heifetz for violin (to support it: for several decades he was the highest-paid musician in the World), etc. There's flute, trumpet, electric guitar, classic bass, electric bass, cello, oboe, etc. etc. How compare Heifetz to (for example) Stevie Ray Vaughn? Rachmaninov to (for example) Neil Pert? The differences are too great for easy comparison.

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