Topic: FingerStyle

We probably all "aspire" to play at a certain level of ability, and have favorite styles. I've been absorbed by the guitarists in the fingerstyle genre for the last several years, and have started taking some micro-steps in that direction. Here's one of many that are too good for words:

Luca Stricagnoli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok5d8nXAngw

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Funster, just watched your link- I'm at a loss for words, my jaw is still on the floor!  How does one learn to play like that?

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Nice one T F, almost like he is in a trance..   oh the practice....


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wow !!!    I listened to the " Last of the Mohicans" rendition - I think just as powerful.   it would take me a lifetime of practice to be able to play just one song like that. He is amazing.

Thanks for the share

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5 (edited by Tenement Funster 2015-11-23 11:50:36)

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Just picking my jaw up also ...

Luca's only 24 years old (born in 1991) which makes this all the more impressive. They all use alternate tunings, with DADGAD being the more common amongst them. They're a breed apart, to be sure, and I just love this style of playing. The need for werewolf claws on the right hand would freak some people out, but that seems to be a prerequisite to play this style effectively. Here's another beauty by Stricagnoli:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kbv1OpIpaA

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LOL  TF      I aw those but I'm so dumb I thougth they were finger picks that go the finger..

I went back and looked ..... eeeew !
smile

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really cool

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OMG, one question; does he have bones in his fingers? his make mine look like a bunch of bananas.

on stage you have to do several things at the same time; 1. remember the words you have to sing, and the ones that come next 2. remember and play the chords using both hands ( or lead parts). 3. keep in the right place. these are simple things compared to what this guy was doing; two (sometimes three) guitars in unison, playing a beat, bass notes, lead notes and rhythm all at the same time. i am so impressed and admittedly jealous. i had reached a standard at 24 and never progressed further though i would never have got to his standard. thanks TF for showing me a true musician and depressing me at the same time. no, seriously thanks

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This is a cool style, right? Here's another great one in the genre ... Spencer Elliott:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRiIy-9vprY

I don't know why so many of them favor the fan-shaped fret design. Others have the 7th string (a bottom "B") that makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons, like when the bass player doesn't show up! lol Rondo sells one for $425 (www.rondomusic.com/product8066.html) but it's not a purchase I'd consider unless my playing gets a whole lot better.

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AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey VK212 / Traynor AM150T
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Here's another great finger-style piece, this from Andy McKee with a skillful rendition of Toto's "Africa":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHFcg1Bg83w

I roared with laughter at someone's comments on this:

Step 1: learn guitar
Step 2: watch Andy do this cover
Step 3: look up song tab
Step 4: smash guitar in frustration
Step 5: quit guitar
Step 6: go to law school

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EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah

11 (edited by Tenement Funster 2016-04-08 00:35:58)

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Here's a couple of cool vids of Don Ross & Jimmy Wahlsteen, performing a couple of their own compositions on a street in Halifax. This is the capital city of Nova Scotia, and about an hour's drive from where I live. Can't figure out what street they're on ... not enough background clues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfksEfp … tml5=False

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np9YfcI … tml5=False

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Here's a couple of cool vids of Don Ross & Jimmy Wahlsteen, performing a couple of their own compositions on a street in Halifax. This is the capital city of Nova Scotia, and about an hour's drive from where I live. Can't figure out what street they're on ... not enough background clues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfksEfp … tml5=False

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np9YfcI … tml5=False

Thank you for posting! Loved watching them and wish I had playing partners like them! smile

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Here's another great finger-style piece, this from Andy McKee with a skillful rendition of Toto's "Africa":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHFcg1Bg83w

I roared with laughter at someone's comments on this:

Step 1: learn guitar
Step 2: watch Andy do this cover
Step 3: look up song tab
Step 4: smash guitar in frustration
Step 5: quit guitar
Step 6: go to law school

I think i am in the Step 1 through Step 6 catagory..........but oh love how Andy plays

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I realise now I can't play guitar, and I'm to thick for law school, but 2,3,4 and 5 I can manage.

Thick as two short planks