The acoustic guitar has been a staple of Hollywood soundtracks for decades. But who are the artists behind some unforgettable soundtracks? In this video I share my top 5 favorite acoustic guitar heroes!
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A good acoustic guitar in a movie’s soundtrack has a huge impact on the movie. From setting the scene to becoming the subject of movie, there are so many incredible acoustic guitarists who’ve scored movie soundtracks. From Neil Young to Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler, I’ve got a great list of unsung guitar heroes behind some incredible movies.
One of my favorite parts about acoustic guitarists who work in film is the emotional depth they can bring to any moment in a movie. Each of the acoustic guitarists on this list brings another level of emotion to each of the featured movies, and I truly hope you enjoy!
If there’s an acoustic guitarist who worked on a film that I missed, be sure to let me know in the comments below!
In addition to featuring the acoustic guitarists behind some of my favorite soundtracks, I want to take a moment to talk about two huge obstacles on any guitar journey: the “drone zone” and distraction.
The drone zone can derail any guitar journey fairly quickly. Be sure to watch the video to get the full scoop on how one TAC Family member was able to overcome being stuck in the drone zone.
To finish things off, you’ll get your weekly dose of guitar geek news, including highlights from some metal acoustic guitarists!
Hi Tony and fellow TAC members. Not only am I a guitar geek, I’m also a movie music geek as well.So I was super excited when I saw the theme of this weeks show. I was hoping you’d include my favourite on the list, and you didn’t disappoint. Ry Cooder is without a doubt a great guitar player, but his movie music is second to none. His soundtrack does what it’s suppose to do, and that is it lets you dig deeper into the soul of the characters, so upon listening, you come away knowing who they are. Just listen to Paris, Texas and you’ll know what I mean. After seeing that movie, I went out and bought a Republic resonator just so I could try and learn to play that song. Not only is the album Paris, Texas great, but he also has an album of soundtracks from other movies he’s done. It’s worth a listen. Cheers to all the geeks! – Rich L, Vancouver BC