Is it possible that you are thinking of the game soundtrack of Bachsmith II http://www.deezer.com/us/album/11803966? Actually the Rondo Alla Turca is from the first part: http://www.deezer.com/us/album/8440555 Seems that the performers are The Notetrackers. Here is the cover of the game that I think matches your description:
I'll try to explain, however I'm no guitar maker or acoustic engineer so it might be quite technically inaccurate... Let's begin:
As you can see, there are 3 single-coil pickups on a Stratocaster. In this case, each pickup possesses 6 permanent magnetic pole-pieces that are located under each strings.
diagram of a single-coil pickup
When a string is ...
I explored on this topic a bit, It turns out that guitars were used in Rock 'n' Roll before mid 1950s, prior to them being used as lead instruments. The earliest I could find was late 1920s from this article, which says,
"Crazy About My Baby" by Blind Roosevelt Graves and brother Uaroy, recorded in 1929, was a rhythmic country blues with small group ...
Jimi was inspirational for many guitarists because he combined technical proficiency, experimentation, and showmanship. This mixture would start the whole "guitar hero" phenomenon in the late 1960s, with other guitarists following his lead. The fact that he died so early allowed other guitarists to fill the void and build a legend around Jimi.
"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band's untitled fourth studio album (often called Led Zeppelin IV).
A quick Google for "blonde female guitarist" revealed her to be called "Orianthi Panagaris". She is a very big deal indeed, having been hand-picked by Michael Jackson for the ill-fated "This Is It" concerts, and therefore likely appears in the rehearsal film that was commercially released.
There are many ways it would have affected his sound.
A few points about the interaction of pickups and strings changes.
The angle of the bridge pickup is backwards. This will cause his higher strings to be further away from the bridge where they pass over the pickup and his lower strings closer to the bridge where they pass over it. This will have caused ...
He's continued to write songs to this day in his solo career. He hasn't had as much main stream success, but he does continue to write and he has many solo albums currently out:
Golden Heart (1996)
Sailing to Philadelphia (2000)
The Ragpicker's Dream (2002)
One Take Radio Sessions (2005)
Kill to Get Crimson (2007)
Get Lucky (2009)
A quick whip up. It's in standard tuning (E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4). I don't claim it to be exactly as played but maybe it's good enough to get you started. The chords are just simple notes and to have something to aim at, and without the flageoletts/harmonics.
I think that the original response is a little unfair given the self-proclaimed inexperience of the questioner.
It all largely comes down to a matter of taste. Music buyers (you and me) on the whole don't buy CDs because someone's won some Grammys and so forth. We buy it for the feel, the groove, the thrill, the excitement.
Clapton is revered because of ...
A fairly typical setup for a rock band is lead guitar, rhythm guitar, drums and bass. As you indicated, the lead guitarist plays the solo lines, as opposed to the rhythm guitarist who plays chords. It's often the lead vocalist on rhythm guitar, since it's easier to sing while playing chords than while doing lead lines.
However, all of this is completely ...
It's not necessarily a genre per se, but there are plenty of hits for "ambient piano," although a lot of them are more uptempo that what you are looking for. I modified it as "sad ambient piano" and "slow ambient piano" and got some songs that sounded pretty close.
You might also enjoy the Jon Brion instrumentals on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless ...
These are modern 'garage rock' influenced bands. Garage rock has influence from rhythm & blues, punk rock, and traditional rock-n-roll. The mainstream success of 00's bands like the white stripes, the hives, the vines, the strokes, and the black keys popularized the genre.
Modern Pop-rock/Modern rock would be what I consider your examples. It owes a ...
This is a fairly standard electric guitar riff, and unlikely to be a sample or a cover. Your best bet on finding similar music is to look for electric blues or blues rock. It sounds like this riff is using a slide, so you might add that into your search. Compare, for example, this recent electric blues piece by Gary Clark Jr. (there's a long section near ...
For the quintessential french balladeur accompanying himself (mostly) with a classical guitar, I suggest Georges Brassen. He has a deep baritone voice, but not rough as the russian example provided by the OP. His lyrics are extremely poetical, with a vein more lyrical than political, but some social concerns with an anarchist influence are also present.
There is French blues that comes from North America and some from the Metropolitan France/Belgium. Some of it is with only a guitar and harmonica and sometimes more robust. Determined mostly by recording.
Bernard Adamus - Brun (le couleur de l'amour)
Mononc Serge - Charlie Hebdo
Lisa Leblanc - Aujourd'hui, ma vie c'est la marde
Guitars saw a boom when steel strings became available for them. This would have been around 1900. The piano boom was already well developed and perhaps on the decline partly due to the advances in luthier work. But a lot of pianos everywhere meant that a lot of recordings were done with piano in the first half of the 19th century. The ubiquity of ...
It looks like it's "Sunday Shine (Reprise)" by Ben Woolman. For future reference, I managed to find this using the Shazam app, a great resource when you can't remember the name or artist of the song but have the song available to play.
No it's not a genre specific trend. In fact personally I associate a headless guitars more with metal than anything else.
They are starting to get more popular with all guitarist in general. One reason could be because headless guitars noticeable reduce the weight of a guitar which when playing out often every pound of your equipment counts. The also seem ...