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#291561 - 08/24/10 06:38 PM Check out this amazing guitar player (Igor Presnyakov)
trident Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
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Loc: Athens, Greece
Found this on Youtube. This guy can really play!

He has LOTS of covers posted, chose one in random http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwUMKsbJZVo&feature=related

Igor Presnyakov is a guitarist/composer/arranger/singer with a Russian origin. He was born in Moscow and currently lives in The Netherlands. In Russia he has studied classical guitar where he graduated as a guitarist and a conductor for ensembles. Except for his solo performances he also works with various artists. Thirty five years of playing the guitar gave Igor great experience: a fusion of different music genres from classical to world music with a jazz/pop flavour. Igor also plays the Russian 7-string guitar which was very popular in Russia in the 19th century. Only a few guitarists in the world play the 7-string guitar on a professional level. He has already made appearances on different TV and Radio shows. In 2004 Igor was performing on the prestigious 34th International Fingerpicking Contest in Winfield (Kansas) USA. Igor is a performing artist who gives concerts on a national and international basis. His music also appeared in a play "Six Years" by Sharr White , which was recently played by the MomentumTheatreGroup at the Lex Theatre in Hollywood.

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#291562 - 08/24/10 07:08 PM Re: Check out this amazing guitar player (Igor Presnyakov)
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Awesome player....Wow !

He definitly performed & gave one of my all time favorite songs Acoustic Justice.... !!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN0nKKIB3r4&feature=related

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#291563 - 08/25/10 08:08 AM Re: Check out this amazing guitar player (Igor Presnyakov)
trident Offline
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I am curious of what the guitar players think, like Nigel and especially Rory.

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#291564 - 08/25/10 12:54 PM Re: Check out this amazing guitar player (Igor Presnyakov)
captain Russ Offline
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Registered: 01/02/04
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Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
Really great player...maybe not quite in the Tommy Emmanuel class, but world-class, for sure.

Our friend Rory has equal talents, I believe.

Good find! The guy really deserves his universal praise!


Russ

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#291565 - 08/25/10 01:31 PM Re: Check out this amazing guitar player (Igor Presnyakov)
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Russ what kind of guitar is he playing?

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#291566 - 08/25/10 03:51 PM Re: Check out this amazing guitar player (Igor Presnyakov)
captain Russ Offline
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Donny, I looked really hard...even stopped the video. It's nothing I ever saw before...probably an eastern European custom...something he had built for himself, maybe.


R.

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#291567 - 08/25/10 04:14 PM Re: Check out this amazing guitar player (Igor Presnyakov)
trident Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
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Loc: Athens, Greece
Russ, I paused the video, too.
The first letter on the guitar used on the link Donny provided, looked like a "T", so I Googled for "list of guitar makers", clicked on the Wikipedia link, and found this:



www.takamine.com

I am confident it is the right one.

Trident, the net detective.

Also, Dire Straits' Sultans of Swing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_9NSq4U3nw


[This message has been edited by trident (edited 08-25-2010).]

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#291568 - 08/25/10 04:33 PM Re: Check out this amazing guitar player (Igor Presnyakov)
captain Russ Offline
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Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 6772
Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
You're probably right...I don't really collect or know steel string acoustics like I do others. Talked to Tommy Emmanuel when he was here last year, and he played a little known guitar made in his homeland.

Whatever this guy plays, he's a master. Can't really understand why people...even music equipment manufacturers, don't pay more attention to the AUDIO part of a YouTube post!


Russ

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#291569 - 08/25/10 04:40 PM Re: Check out this amazing guitar player (Igor Presnyakov)
trident Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 1457
Loc: Athens, Greece
I agree, it is not what you play, it's how you play.

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#291570 - 08/25/10 05:05 PM Re: Check out this amazing guitar player (Igor Presnyakov)
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Quote:
Originally posted by trident:
I agree, it is not what you play, it's how you play.


Truer words were never spoken......
Audya, Tyros, Korg what's the difference?...it's what YOU sound like playing the instrumentthat counts period.

Nice work Trident being he's from the USSR who knows what the can obtain to play....all I know Igor got the goods!

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