Gary Moore Talks About His Music, His Sound, And His Gear

Gary Moore was one of the best and most versatile guitarists in the world. Photo courtesy of

We lost the great Gary Moore too soon, and although he isn’t around now to melt our brains with his guitar, his music lives on.  As I was looking around for cool content to share with you, I came across a few interviews with Gary Moore talking about his music, his sound, and his gear.  In all three interviews, Moore offers some very good insight about his career and music, and plays some pretty happening stuff as well.  I hope you enjoy these videos as much as I did!

In the first video, Gary Moore talks about his 2007 album, “Close As you Get.”  It’s pretty interesting to hear him talk about the processes he implemented to make the album.  Moore also talks about some of his music influences and his opinion of songwriting.  Check it out at

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The second videos focuses more on Moore’s approach to playing the guitar.  There’s a great takeaway in this video, defining how to play the notes on the guitar is more important than playing all the notes on the guitar.  Check it out at

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In the last video, Gary Moore plays through a couple of his guitars and shares what he finds most important in choosing the right guitar.  Check it out at

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Gary Moore was truly one one of the best guitarists in the music industry, and I find it very cool to see and hear him talk about his playing in interviews like these.  I hope you enjoyed the videos as much as I did!




  • Chris from perth

    Reply Reply January 16, 2013

    Thanks Griff. A longtime favourite musician. Would love some impute on the 335 and gold top jams. Regards,Chris.

  • Con

    Reply Reply July 11, 2012

    Gary was an amazing player with a fantastic tone
    .Another greast Irish guitarist and a contemporary of Gary (and who died at even a younger age) was Rory Gallagher (47), His DVD Irish Tour ’74 is really good.

  • Bill Driber

    Reply Reply July 9, 2012

    Gary is one one of my all time favorites. I was lucky enough to work with him an know him. One of the nicest guys you ever want to meet. He is sorely missed musically and personally. One of the things he did was play really heavy strings growing up because he did’nt know any better. When he went to the lighter strings he became a bending monster. Let’s not forget Gary was a Heavy Metal God as well. Check out ” Over the Hills”

  • nodecaff

    Reply Reply July 5, 2012

    Loving your vids before I found you were a fan of Gary. Now I’m really impressed! I was fortunate enough to see Gary up close in concert 3 times back in the 80’s & 90’s and he was one of my fave players! Gone too soon but never forgotten!

  • bzeliotis

    Reply Reply July 1, 2012

    very inspiring! THANKS!

  • Mike

    Reply Reply June 29, 2012

    Griff– I’ve yet to see a video that you posted of the masters of the instrument that was not interesting.
    Keep ’em coming!

  • Chris

    Reply Reply June 29, 2012

    Was lucky enough to see him live several years ago at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
    One word describes him, ”Awesome”. Thanks for posting.

  • Terry Fisher

    Reply Reply June 21, 2012

    I’ve always favored guitarists, but Gary Moore was one of the artists that I’d stop what I was doing to pay attention to when he was on. Thanks for these interviews. Fantastic!

  • jules

    Reply Reply June 20, 2012

    R.I.P Gary Moore. Sadly missed, But Never Forgoten

  • jules

    Reply Reply June 20, 2012

    great. post Griff..Gary Moore was a true blues legend,,this interview on his gear and stuff was awesome..thank you so much Griff…

  • Russ

    Reply Reply June 7, 2012

    Gone too soon.

  • John

    Reply Reply June 1, 2012

    Thanks for this post, Griff. Excellent interview & demos of this legend and blues artist!

  • TonyS

    Reply Reply May 31, 2012

    I don’t know if it’s because I’m such a big Gary Moore fan but I think this is the best blog item you have ever published Griff.

  • Chuck

    Reply Reply May 31, 2012

    Awesome post Griff! I really enjoyed it!

  • Dave

    Reply Reply May 30, 2012

    Gary Moore what an truly amazing talent, sadly missed, R.I.P Gary

  • Bill McCauley

    Reply Reply May 29, 2012

    Should be got the blues, not have…

  • Bill McCauley

    Reply Reply May 29, 2012

    Thanks for posting these gems Griff. Gary will live on forever because of his music. Still have the Blues for you is my all time favorite.

  • Cliff Gausden

    Reply Reply May 29, 2012

    What a legend, Wow Gary can play that guitar, Will be missed by so many. R.I.P Gary Moore. Thank you for bring the world you wonderful blues and rock guitar work and lots and lots of amazing songs 🙂

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