The Electric Guitar is probably the most well known instrument in the world, and makes it easy for pretty much anyone to look 'cool.'
Basic Rockstar Guide
Bands such as Kiss, Nickleback, and AC/DC employ basic Electric guitar techniques, with lots of show-y moves to appear that they are very talented. Do not be deceived.
OMG THIS DIRTY HIPPY IS PLAYIN' WITH HIS TEETH! HE'S AWESOME!
The Electric Guitar as it is most commonly known was brought into popularity by Leo Fender and Les Paul. Les Paul pretty much created modern music, not only did he invent one of the most popular electric guitars, but he also invented alot of recording techniques, such as multi-track recording, so each instrument could be recorded solo and it could all be pieced together. So we can thank him for that, but, also because of multi-track recording, The Black Eyed Peas can record stuff with minimal effort, and that's just not acceptable.
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