Which musician (non-guitarist!) inspires you most?

Many of us are inspired by our favorite guitarists, but which other musicians have left an influence on you? I am curious to hear your thoughts, and check out some new artists!

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    • Ingo
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    • Ingo.1
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    James Brown, Prince, Can, DJ Krust...

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    • byron
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    V. Richter and Horowitz (piano), Oistrakh, Menuhin, Perlman (violin), Paco de Lucia and many, many others.

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  • Peter Gabriel-orchestration, Buddy Rich-timing, Dave Brubeck-groove. 

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  • Keith Jarrett

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  • Khatia Buniatishvili.  She plays with such incredible passion and joy.

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  • Marc-Andre Hamelin, Stephen Hough, Peter Donohoe, James Ehnes, Yuja Wang, Gautier Capucon, Anna Sophie Mutter - musicians who are inspired by the past but use modern instruments and explore less heard repertoire.

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    • Helvis
    • Helvis
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    Andras Schiff and Hillary Hahn!

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    • barbara
    • barbara
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    Lang Lang, Murray pariah, Isaac pelman, James Galway - to name but a few.

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  • Kathia Buniatishvili Piano, Miles Davis Trompete, John Coltraine Saxophone, and many others!  

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  • Nirvana, Radiohead, The Strokes, Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Chopin among many others.

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    • don
    • don.2
    • 3 mths ago
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    Classical

    dead: Debussy

    alive: Joe Hisaishi

    Non classical

    dead: Kurt Cobain

    alive: Thom Yorke

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    • don we share two of them in common.馃檪 One dead, the other still alive and kicking beautiful music.

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  • Kurt Cobain- was an absolute idol for me years back.

    Jonny Greenwood- is a genius musician apart from being an absolute badass with the guitar imo.

    Nick Drake and Elliott Smith- such hugely talented musicians, died too early.

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  • Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz-I saw him 5 times. Totally overpowering. 16 year-old Andre Watts premiering with Leonard Bernstein in 1963 is right up there too!

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