Andy Timmons is one of the most musical guitarists in the world, but what makes him so different from the rest?
I believe it’s all in his approach to music. Andy is a more spontaneous guitar player, he is always ‘going for it’ and follows where his ears take him instead of falling back on licks. This doesn’t mean he hasn’t got any licks as we can often hear some Steve Lukather influences in his playing but he doesn’t rely on having a library of licks.
So are licks bad? No! We all need some inspiration and ideas to run with and sometimes we just want to recreate that cool sound we hear other people making but the secret to success in being a great musician like Andy lies in his ability to go with the flow rather than linking lick after lick together.
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