“I think it’s the challenge right now, as it is for a lot of musicians”: Pete Townshend pinpoints the one thing Instagram players get wrong – and reveals who his favorite social media guitarist is

Pete Townshend
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Social media has been at the core of the guitar world for several years now, emerging as the go-to platform for players to demonstrate unparalleled feats of electric guitar brilliance – but according to Pete Townshend, not everybody is doing it right.

As the Who hero explains in the latest issue of Guitarist, there’s one key aspect of music making that many Instagram players fail to take into consideration when creating their content, and a crucial element of musicality that the majority neglect.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.

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