Igor Presnyakov. The Guitar King

130 million views on YouTube have established Igor Presnyakov as an internet sensation 

But there is more to the story than just views on his YouTube channel, Igor is also a phenomenal player, teacher and innovator. His style is deeply rooted in classical nylon techniques with influences from various musical genres like Reggae, Rock and Roll, R&B, Country-western, Jazz and even Heavy Metal.  Although some tracks do feature vocals, Igor is famous for recreating the vocal parts of songs along his fretboard while putting a softer, jazzier spin on the rhythm parts and guitar solos.

This guy plays everything. Metallica, Guns, Michael Jackson, Shakira, movie themes and instrumentals. You probably have a favorite song so I suggest you should visit his YT channel and Im sure there are good chance he already made a cover. If you haven’t heard of Igor Presnyakov, I suggest you check this guy out! His channel is full of his (simply awesome) acoustic guitar covers- and he occasionally joins in with a bit of singing! It really does take skill to arrange and play something on acoustic guitar like this, and I think Igor might be one of the true masters of this art. I just had to share this guy with you because I find stuff like this so inspirational. It’s just great to see what this instrument (the guitar) can really be capable of in the right hands! I like all his performances but I chose few for this post:

check out few more covers I like:

Sting – Shape of my heart 

Super Mario Theme

RATM – Killing in the Name

Whats the best words to describe Igor? As someone already said on his performance: After spending 2 hours watching Igor video’s i have come to the conclusion that he is one of 2 things:

a) Sold his soul to the Devil for leet guitar skills

b) is an alien with reflexes and knowledge that surpasses our understanding of time, space and physics. 

Either way….we should fear and respect him.

more of Igor Presnyakov: YouTube and OfficialWebsite

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5 responses

  1. Pingback: Igor… | How To Play Guitar Today

  2. Z

    awesome, those are the same two ways I describe my favorite bassist of all times Victor Wooten, if you haven’t heard of him PLEASE check him out.. here’s a good first video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR6t47pV8Qc – remixing Amazing Grace, yes, on a bass, it’s insane

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVQEe8OI3zk – and some funky

    Oddly enough, before I knew what good music even was, my brother took me to see the band he played in Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, one of the only truly amazing bands to come through my small town in Texas, looking back on it now its insane to think I was able to see this man live

    May 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    • Just checked out, its awesome! Thanks for the links and comment

      May 18, 2012 at 11:39 pm

  3. Vanserijski čo’ek.

    May 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

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