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Influential Pianists

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart is one of the most famous piano players of all time and is one of the most prolific creative minds of the classical period. A child prodigy , Mozart began composing for European royalty at the age of five. Despite dying at age 35 , he penned over 800 works that included symphonies, concertos, operas, and more. His most f …

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Influential Artists

 Talking Heads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IsSpAOD6K8 view more.. Carl Perkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_T8mRnqCwE view more.. Curtis Mayfield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z66wVo7uNw view more.. R.E.M. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwtdhWltSIg view more.. Diana Ross and the Supremes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=425GpjTSlS4 view more.. L …

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Influential Guitarists

Lindsey Buckingham During Fleetwood Mac ‘s hitmaking era, Lindsey Buckingham transmuted the folk music of his banjo-playing youth into stadium rock: glistening harmonized leads, crisply snapping chords and frenetic arpeggiated breakdowns. “It’s not acceptable classical technique,” he has said. “You do what you can to get …

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Influential Singers

Rosalía When Rosalía sings, it feels as if she’s pulling out decades of history from her throat and resurrecting them into thin air. Her vocal tone, the intuitive melismas and rhythmic accents of which were built from training in flamenco for more than a decade, possesses a crystalline nature that in turn awakens emotions deep in the hearts of liste …

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Influential Drummers

Cozy Powell From the time he burst upon the scene as part of the Jeff Beck Group in 1970, Colin Trevor “Cozy” Powell earned a reputation as a first-call journeyman drummer and session hand, a hard-hitting power player vital to the development of English hard rock and heavy metal. Though he regularly anchored his own projects, Powell is b …

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Influential Bassists

Ray Brown Marcus Miller Thundercat Survey the sounds that have defined the vanguard of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, electronica, and beyond during the past decade-plus — including records made by Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Erykah Badu, Childish Gambino, and more — and you’ll land on one name again and again: Thundercat. …

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