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    Posted: November 27 2017 at 11:02
Disclaimer: I'm fan of keyboards and cold to guitar music in general, especially all kinds of shredding and over-the-top soloing.

But what I enjoy is melodic, "singing" electric guitar, which is almost like human voice (and can serve as substitute for vocal lines in instrumental pieces). Examples of guitarists in prog who play in such style are David Gilmour, Andy Latimer, Roine Stolt , occasionally Steve Hackett,  Steve Howe and Robert Fripp 

Here is classic example of "guitar vocal" 


or this








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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 16:11
Not necessarily prog but Jeff Beck would made his guitar sing, as well as Clapton and Jimi ~

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bertolino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 02 2017 at 10:46
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Not necessarily prog but Jeff Beck would made his guitar sing, as well as Clapton and Jimi ~

Jeff Beck sure would be my pick; Steve Hackett, as you mentioned it, won't be a find but he's mine as the best. What he does on "In Memoriam" (cd Darktown) is a must. Then the duet with Guthrie Gowan on the last Nad Sylvan is a thing of heaven. In a more jazz rock direction, the mid seventies solo record of Jan Akkerman of Focus fame are still favorites.  The real find though could be Mario Millo in both is solo and band incarnations. Sunnier, a kind of Santana devoted to light prog. And on a still lighter note, what about Gary Moore, in his blues ballads albums, but even more on "Peter and the wolf" the prog collective (mostly Brand X alumnis) which reinterpret Prokofiev. But then he makes his guitar sings like ... a duck!

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The Bevis Frond:

It may not strictly be prog, but when you can play guitar like Nick Saloman who really cares?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote omphaloskepsis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 14:43
Can't believe Mascodagama mentioned The Bevis Frond.   That's a good thing.  

I've been meaning to write a Progarchives review for a Sun Dial album.  The Bevis Frond are forever intertwined in my mind with Sun Dial.  

 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2017 at 01:42
Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:


Can't believe Mascodagama mentioned The Bevis Frond.   That's a good thing.  
Been digging the Frond for almost 30 years now! A statement that slightly amazes me - damn, I'm ancient.

Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:

I've been meaning to write a Progarchives review for a Sun Dial album.  The Bevis Frond are forever intertwined in my mind with Sun Dial.  

 

Nice - and I can see the kinship.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2017 at 02:02
Carlos should be here too:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2017 at 15:57
Edhels Oriental Christmas. I couldn't find any of it on YouTube. Lots of guitar spotlighted throughout. The solos have kind of a Hackett feeling with glorious sustained notes, and occasional Fripp sensibility at times too. The rest of the instrumentation is like a modern-day backing track, not inherently interesting on its own, but just functions as a platform for the guitar. There are some pieces from another album on YouTube, but I think Oriental Christmas targets what the OP is looking for a little better.
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You are missing Riverside. Perhaps also Oldfield? But there it is more like the whole music sings, I guess.

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Worth to mention Nick Barrett of Pendragon, with his Floydesque guitar manner (and his name too :-) )



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 13:06
Originally posted by awaken77 awaken77 wrote:

Worth to mention Nick Barrett of Pendragon, with his Floydesque guitar manner (and his name too :-) )


Love this track!! Smile
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