It Might Get Loud – For A New Guitar Player

by Mark Hahn

I’m cross-posting this to my artist website because — while primarily about music — it is also about the creative process (and I compare the role of fetishization of musical equipment to photographic equipment).

Guitar vs. Meds


So my girlfriend wanted to watch It Might Get Loud with me since we’ve been playing guitars together for a while and I had never seen it before. I passed it up when it was initially released (2008) because, frankly, I was never a huge fan of Jimmy Page, the Edge or Jack White. But now that I’ve picked up a guitar myself and have been playing for almost a year, I have more interest in what other guitarists have to say about playing, even if I don’t love their music.

It Might Get Loud is a documentary film with extensive personal interviews with these three musicians combined with footage of their past performances and history. They offer their thoughts on how they became leading guitar legends. The three’s experiences put together, span three generations in rock. It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t been influenced by rock evolution somehow…

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