Trygve Knudsen

guitar player

 

Photography:

Siri Knudsen,   www.siriknudsen.no

 

 

 

"Moody and atmospheric, featuring crystalline, high-endy tones and atmospheric pads. Bluesy, melodic, sweet, David Gilmour-esque bends and pleasantly burnished overdrive tone. Knudsen plays with tasteful restraint, concentrating on melody instead of flash."  

- Mike Varney, 
Guitar Player Magazine, january 1996

"Aptly named, “The Blue Hour” is a beautifully sad piece that burns real slow and offers no release. Knudsen’s plaintive phrasing, sparse melodies, and haunting volume swells keep the emotions bottled up until you’re practically begging for a crescendo, but that’s the genius of this cinematically brilliant track."

- Michael Molenda, 
editor-in-chief, 
Guitar Player Magazine, august 2007

                       

                             



 

 

“I wish you all the best with your music. If you are ever thinking about a new album I'd be glad to do a couple of "guest solos" for you...”

-Pete Haycock,

guitarist/composer, solo artist, producer, Climax Blues Band, The Electric Light Orchestra, Hans Zimmer (movie soundtracks), Jan Akkerman and more. http://www.petehaycock.com

"Now that's what I call tasteful guitar playing - great stuff!! Such great command of tone!
Keep setting the standards. "

- Elliott Randall ,

guitarist/composer, producer, solo artist, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon, Fame Soundtrack, The Blues Brothers, Carl Wilson, Peter Frampton, and more.
http://www.elliott-randall.com

"Terrific tone! Cool to hear your fine playing!"

-Georg "Jojje" Wadenius,

guitarist, composer, arranger and producer, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Saturday Night Live band, Luther Vandross, Roberta Flack, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Donald Fagen, Michael Franks, Joe Thomas, Backstreet Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, Steely Dan, Silje Nergaard, and more.
http://www.wadenius.com

 

"As promised, here is a line-up of guitarists that should keep you clicking for hours! 

I have the extreme pleasure and honor of calling most of these pickers personal friends as well as colleagues.

The styles of these incredible artistes are all over the place - a good thing.  So you know what to do...

I will extrapolate on these folks and our relationships in a blog shortly,  but in the meantime, c'mon and blow your collective minds...

My v. best to you all."

-Elliott Randall

THE GREAT 20 IS DIRECTLY BELOW:

ALBERT LEE

JOHN TROPEA

BRIAN MAY

REHAN SYED

TRYGVE KNUDSEN

BOBBY COCHRAN

LARRY CARLTON

The HELLECASTERS

REGGIE YOUNG

JEFF GOLUB

JOHN MAYALL

RAY FLACKE

JERRY MILLER

KENNY BURRELL

VINNIE BELL

DANNY GATTON

BUCKY BARRETT

SEYMOUR DUNCAN

LOUIE SHELTON

RICK DERRINGER

 

 

"The GREAT 8 below are 
not only incredible guitar players, 
but my chest swells with pride, 
as I consider all of them personal friends. Click on their pages - listen to their music. 

Ya gotta love 'em - I promise!!"

- Elliott Randall
www.elliott-randall.com

Bo Diddley

Vinnie Bell

Les Dudek

Larry Carlton

Bobby Cochran

Mitch Holder

Trygve Knudsen

Eric Johnson

 

"Very pretty. Man, this guy is really playing some beautiful lines on the guitar. Very, very musical. I love it.
Great tone, great feel, great changes. Awesome harmonies.
This is just beautiful. Finally,
someone that REALLY knows how
to play their instrument. "

-Chris Harrison, USA

 

Wow, Trygve,
I'm sitting here basking in your music.
Very moving and soothing.
I am so at a loss for words here.
Joy and happiness are words that come to mind.
You have such a great sense of
melody and phrasing.

-Monte Allums, Tennessee, USA

 

"The calm stillness that can be brought to the soul by good music is what it's all for.
Okay, the lead guitar is painfully beautiful.
Like a symphony tells a story, so does this guitar. Somewhat Eric Clapton or Santana reminiscent.
The melody and chord structure are in no need of change or criticism.
Where's the Kleenex? I am brought to a dying sunset with a beautiful girl and I think,
"Life is a wonderful thing sometimes." A truly heartfelt song. Sometimes it just clicks, doesn't it?"

-Wondernaut, Oklahoma City, USA

 

"Beautiful. Oooooh! Like it from the beginning. Great mood.
Very ethereal, yet strong. Excellent guitar playing.
Hooky melody and chord structure.
This could easily have been overplayed, yet he kept it clean and understated.
A good musician doesn't have to show off.
Overall, really pretty. I could see this as a score for a film. Beautiful job.
Extra Credit: Guitars, Production, Melody, Mood!
Special Award: Best Potential Movie Soundtrack"

- Taas, El Segundo, California

 

Check out Trygve's website at MySpace!

 

“Trygve, I just listened to your tune "Into the Woods" and I have to say I am
thoroughly impressed! What an interesting style you have though
I have to admit I do hear  tones  of Eric Johnson in there. Kudos to you sir.
I especially liked where you threw in that piercing yet melodic sustained lead. Not a flurry of notes, just a tasty and well composed accompaniment. By the way, my wife echoes my remarks.
Now let's keep that guitar out from under the bed, shall we ? : ) “

-Chris Butterworth, USA

 

"Very nice indeed. Excellent tone. And the fact that the lines are only
complex enough to serve the music rather than trying to show how fast you can play scales, is a real sign of maturity and well developed musical instinct.You have an insightful touch, a soulful tone, and an elegant style.
Good work!"
-Val Serrie, Texas, USA

 

CONTACT INFO:

email: trygve.knutsen@losmail.no

phone: +47 920 83361

www.gitarhandel.com


 

 

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