While I still very much dig Jake Shimabukuro’s ukulele shredding, I think it’s time we moved on to a new guitar obsession, don’t you? Percussive fingerstyle picking has been gaining a lot of ground nowadays, and it’s in part due to the efforts of artists like Andy McKee and Erik Mongrain, who have a mastery of the form. Unless you’re a total guitar nerd, you probably don’t even know what I’m talking about, so why not just watch this clip of Andy McKee performing his song ‘Drifting’ to see what I’m talking about.
I bet he totally rules at Guitar Hero. That’s the kind of playing that makes me want to smash my fingers with a hammer, frankly. The sounds that style is capable of getting out of a guitar are just amazing.