Joe Satriani: Made of Tears

Joe Satriani is one of the most influential contemporary rock guitarists. In his career he has defined Instrumental Rock as a genre through his virtuosity and compositional skills. Touring consistently throughout his career, Joe has also been featured as lead guitarist with Deep Purple and The Rolling Stones.

Over the decades Joe has inspired countless guitarists. As a result he has sold millions of albums and been nominated for 15 Grammy awards. In 1987 his album “Surfing with the Alien” reached platinum sales in the United States, a rare accomplishment for any musical artist. His compositions are always unique containing a focus on melody to compliment his remarkable facility on the guitar. Known for his bluesy phrasing, legato, tremolo picking, and whammy techniques, Joe possesses a brilliant combination of feel and ability. He has advanced rock guitar significantly through his dedication to creating new sounds on the instrument.

Joe is also an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization in the United States that donates free instruments and lessons to children in public schools.

This clip is taken from a live performance in Anaheim, California in 2006. It’s a great clip and an example of how after years of playing, a musician can still continue to learn and improve.

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