Gilmour is especially renowned for a very precise, "bendy" kind of soloing, as well as various "violin-type" sounds and screams. His solos are noted for being well-composed and constructed, with very little waste of notes. In interviews, Gilmour has explained that his lack of technique[sic] lead him to concentrate on melody over virtuosity and the enduring appeal of his major solos is that that they are expressive tunes rather than technical exercises. He has been an innovator in the use of guitar sound effects.
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