I know there is an Al Di Meola chapter on the Antigravity, but I haven’t seen many threads here about him, even though he’s “the” guy in terms of alternate picking everything in lead playing. Of course in order to do that you need the 2WPS system, but still I think he’s a prime example of that style.
My dad put on a live show Al did with Paco De Lucia and John Mclaughlin when I was little and even though I was blown away by all of them, I really loved Al’s style. I think it was the moment that inspired my love for guitar, virtuosos and picking technique. The next years I rarely listened to his stuff because I was more into metal (still am) and because I felt kind of frustrated to listen to someone THAT good!
Luckily nowadays I often enjoy his music, loved his latest record as well. I would really like to see him live before he retires. The most magnificent thing about him is that he’s 64 years old and still performing at the highest level. (cough cough Yngwie cough cough)
Anyway, enough of my rambling writing. This is my favourite Al Di Meola song, followed by a nice mini guitar lesson that has some very apparent 2WPS moments.