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  1. Plural of guitarist

Extensive Definition

A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres.
Guitarists may play a variety of instruments such as acoustic guitars, electric guitars, classical guitars, and bass guitars. Some guitarists can accompany themselves on the guitar while singing. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named Jimi Hendrix number 1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Guitar One Magazine named Michael Angelo Batio the fastest guitar player of all time.


While with an ensemble, a guitarist can take the role of rhythm (playing with bass in the ensemble) or lead (playing on top of the bass in the ensemble) guitar.
The guitar is an extremely versatile instrument; and like the piano, chords, melodies, and solos can be played. By using techniques such as bending, the guitar can made to express a vocal quality.


guitarists in Danish: Guitarist
guitarists in German: Gitarrist
guitarists in Estonian: Kitarrist
guitarists in Spanish: Guitarrista
guitarists in French: Guitariste
guitarists in Korean: 기타리스트
guitarists in Icelandic: Gítarleikari
guitarists in Italian: Chitarrista
guitarists in Hebrew: גיטריסט
guitarists in Luxembourgish: Lëscht vun de Gittaristen
guitarists in Hungarian: Gitáros
guitarists in Dutch: Lijst van gitaristen
guitarists in Japanese: ギタリストの一覧
guitarists in Norwegian: Gitarist
guitarists in Polish: Gitarzysta
guitarists in Russian: Гитарист
guitarists in Swedish: Gitarrist
guitarists in Chinese: 吉他手
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