Neoclassical Shredder, Guitar Player, Composer and Virtuoso – George Bellas

In my humble opinion george bellas is arguably the best player in the world.

George Bellas is I believe to be one of the best if not the best guitar player/ composer/ shredder out there.

Here’s why I think so:

  1. Harmony
  2. Use of Odd Meter
  3. Use of Key changes
  4. Use of Principles from Classical Music eras.
  5. Futurism

Ive listened to quite a few shredders and they are all really great players and Im not saying that they are not as good as George Bellas. Im saying that George’s abilities lie not only in total shred, in your face type tracks but melodic masterpieces that remind me of virtuosos such as Mozart and Liszt.

 

Solo Albums:

Turn of the Millennium.

What an astounding title.

This album came out in 1997 and is a complete joy to listen to. His melodies along with his technique is mind boggling.

This is what I like about these albums. Too much shred out there doesnt really have melody in there.

Music is arguably 3 things –

  1. Melody
  2. Harmony or Implied Harmony
  3. Rhythm

Homophony –

Polyphony –

etc…

George Bellas is a master of melody. You can check out any of his stuff on his website:

www.Georgebellas.com

and check out his lessons as he is a master teacher:

George Bellas Lessons

I was blown away by my first lesson and every lesson after that! – Me (mike socarras)

Albums

Turn of the Millennium

Mind Over Matter

Listen to this masterpiece. He did it in 4/4 time all the way through.

Venomous Fingers.

Planetary Alignment

Step Into the Future 

The Dawn of Time

Astral Projection – 15 of his latest tracks.

  1. Into The Unknown
  2. Dimensional Portal
  3. Out of Body
  4. Fabric of Space and Time
  5. Hyperspace
  6. Rip In The Continuum
  7. Curiosity
  8. Apparition
  9. Magnetic Anomaly
  10. Tipler’s Cylinder
  11. Visiting An Alien World
  12. Interdimensional Travel
  13. Heightened Awareness
  14. On The Other Side
  15. Transcendental

 

Writing Styles:

Okay so my favorite George Bellas song is “Let there be Light” due to its consistently beautiful structure of chromatic melody.  Then it’s “Light Years.” “Fast and Furious,” is the one on the Shrapnel multi artist release. Then comes “Cyclone.”

Then maybe “Curiosity” off of his latest release. And “Apparition” of course.

Visiting an Alien World” which I listened to last night is a masterpiece.

Now I understand the music I listen to because I’m listening to a piece in my car and I come across a concept that George talks about.

 

Why I have a bias towards George Bellas.

So much and in all of his music I love all of the techniques he employs. Im not talking about tapping or sweep picking although he uses these techniques, I’m talking about his compositional techniques and the thought process he uses when composing. Because I think he puts more thought into his work is what makes him stand out from the rest.

I love all of the curiosity that he explores when composing. He can show you to do the same.

Final Thoughts

So I read a piano magazine once where piano player loved Beethoven so much that that’s all that she would listen to. She totally immersed herself in his music and I’m doing the same.

Remember his website:

GEORGE BELLAS

and watch him play at the link below:

Watch Him Play 

2 thoughts on “Neoclassical Shredder, Guitar Player, Composer and Virtuoso – George Bellas


  1. Nice! My husband is learning how to play the guitar, so I will def show him this. Great blog! Kudos!


    1. awesome. tell him to visit. lots of free stuff coming.

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