PN. Words fail to accurately describe the guitar-playing prowess of John Petrucci. Shredding, as well as slower, more virtuosic playing are second nature to him. He possesses incredible amounts of endurance, as he can play 20+ minute songs without problems. He is currently the excellent lyricist and songwriter for the prog-metal band Dream Theater
. One of the three founding members of Dream Theater
, he founded the band under the name Majesty
in 1985, along with John Myung
and Mike Portnoy
. He is very talented at using minor keys, and writes music which makes your neck hair stand on end from the eerie tone and the pure awesomeness coming through the speakers. 6-or 7-string, it makes no difference, he trumps every other guitarist EVER.
John Petrucci will go down in history as a legendary shredder and virtuoso, and many of his songs might be considered miracles of songwriting and guitar playing. Many prog rockers, myself included, want to play like John Petrucci, meet him, or at least be in his presence, as his talent might spread by osmosis. For some excellent songs, I reccommend In The Name of God, Endless Sacrifice, Sacrificed Sons, Metropolis, and Another Day, to name a few.