As lead guitarist for the progressive-rock juggernaut Pink Floyd, David Gilmour has developed a musical legacy that transcends classification. His heartfelt, atmospheric six-string excursions-on "Comfortably Numb," "Time," "Money," and many other Floyd classics- should be at the top of the required listening list for any guitarist who aspires to solo with great feeling. Let's take a close look at the rhythmic devices, melodic approaches, and guitar techniques of this brilliant, emotive soloist.

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Tom Kolb

A Musicians Institute teacher since 1989, Tom Kolb has published many books on guitar technique and been featured in instructional DVDs by Hal Leonard. He is also the author of the Soloing Strategies column in Guitar World magazine.