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I enjoyed this one. Both were playing classical guitars and both used there right leg and neither looked at their hands. Great playing and very clean. TF this was a great find. Thank you.     

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Glad you enjoyed them, CG ... they're a special duo, for sure. I thought their use of the right leg at the guitar's waist was odd; I usually play classical in the more orthodox way, with the waist on my left leg. But then again, I can't play anywhere near like these two can, so who am I to even have an opinion? big_smile     

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Oh my. I just recently checked the Meola level in my blood and noticed it was low, TF, and this really charged it back up. Your presentations always seem to fill a void in my musical life, my friend. Whether it's this or someone I've never heard before, once your contributions make it here, I will then seek out more by whomever it ios you are featuring.

Thank you, my friend, for this one as well!

Bill     

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Spencer Elliott    "Yin"   (original)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1__7Sg6GI68

For me, Spencer's work stands out among finger-stylists, as his compositional ability over-shadows the obvious "showmanship" of the technique. And his custom guitar built by luthier Jedediah Wiebe (Vancouver) is a work of art in itself.

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He was fun to watch and the guitar built by  luthier Jedediah Wiebe  was gorgeous. I would never use it for affect or showmanship. If he just played normally he would be great.     

Music is what feelings sound like.
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Yeah.

I liked the song - very pleasing to listen to - but I think I prefer guitarists to keep their fingers where they belong: over the sound hole and on the strings.

CG, is there a Segovia "competition" of some kind and would they allow this style of playing?

Again, a very relaxing tune, I just prefer normal playing style, I suppose.

Bill     

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Segovia  spent his life playing true classical  music on a  classical guitar. No gimmicks, no tricks, no showman  . He played as perfectly and as smoothly as possible and he influenced generations.   This video is when he was very old and shows just as great he was. This is not meant to be for flying fingers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9efHwnFAkuA

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Personally, I feel that to confine an artist to my own set-in-stone standards of "what is the right way" is to impose a limitation on what true art really is, i.e., creative self expression. For example:

- orchestra musicians play stand up bass with a bow, while jazz & bluegrass musicians use fingers. Is one right and one wrong?
- some guitarists use a pick, others use their fingers, some use a thumb pick, etc. Is one right and the others wrong?
- some drummers use sticks of different sizes, or brushes, or timpani mallets. Is one right and the others wrong?
- flamenco guitarists use extensive percussive technique on a nylon string guitar. Are they wrong?
- Narciso Yepes used a 10-string classical guitar for a fuller sound. Was he wrong?

We each have our personal preferences on how to do something, but that doesn't mean other artists "aren't doing it right" just because it's not the way I would do it. An appreciation of art begins with a mind open to other forms of expression outside of my own. Where would music be (or anything else, for that matter) if imagination, creativity, and innovation were confined to a predetermined ideological mold?

I express these thoughts / feelings with kindness and respect to my fellow Chordians, and I hope this wee bit of perspective is helpful and constructive, because in the end ... it's all about the music.

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Of course. It IS all about the music and your point is taken, my friend. Guess this is just my "traditonalist" coming out. If I'd admit, probably some jealousy too;  as long as I see a guitar being played the normal, traditional way, okay, but when I see fingers dancing around....okay, I admit it - I'm jealous. And old. "GIT OFFA MY DAMN LAWN, YOU KIDS!" smile

But, yeah - it bothers me. Maybe it wouldn't if I played worth a spit, but there it is.

Thanks for remembering us drummers up there in your very eloquent defense, my forever friend! smile

Bill     

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Thanks, Bill ... apologies if I got verbose or sounded condescending ... just offering a personal perspective. I'm inclined to gravitate towards anything unusual, so something being different that usual is often a attractant for me. And being Canadian, it's my civic duty to find something to apologize for! lol     

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Claude Debussey    "Golliwogs Cakewalk"    (cover by Tommy Emmanuel)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If0hdunfYSk

A fun rendition of a fun piece ... Tommy style!

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I just listened to him and enjoyed his playing and how cleaned he played. Also listened and watched two other ones by him. I think most of the wear on his guitar is from him using a thumb  pick  and he was very clean in whatever he played. Nice work by him.     

Music is what feelings sound like.
Music is life, that why our hearts have beats.

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CG ... glad you enjoyed him. Tommy is a consumate entertainer, and his opening comment from this clip describes him to a tee!     

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Jason & Elysa Hochman    Rumba Flamenca    (original)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZk8DBSGua0

A lively piece by the husband & wife founders of the New York Guitar Academy, featuring Cordoba guitars (my favorite 6-string).

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Traditional    The Christmas Song / Let It Snow   (performed by Uros Baric)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJIyqy4D1W4

Something to help digest excessive quantities of turkey, potatoes, carrots, dressing, gravy, dinner rolls, cranberries, yams, peas, corn, squash, string beans, broccoli, pie, cake, shortbreads, fruit cake, and more, and more, and more ...     

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Uli Heim    "New Year"    (original)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2_fVt40vVo

A nice, hopeful-sounding ballad, appropriately named for today.     

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I  like his great clean playing and  enjoyed listening to him. Makes me wonder if he first played a classical guitar and migrated to a steel string. From what I read about him he is from Germany so not a lot of biography on him. Happy New Year to you TF,     

Music is what feelings sound like.
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Classical Guitar wrote:

I  like his great clean playing and  enjoyed listening to him. Makes me wonder if he first played a classical guitar and migrated to a steel string. From what I read about him he is from Germany so not a lot of biography on him. Happy New Year to you TF,

Cheers, CG ... Happy New Year to yourself as well. I've really enjoyed your regular participation in the Forums, and your considerable technical expertise over the past year. You're a real asset to Chordie!     

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Tobias Rauscher    "Colors"    (original)

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

Featuring a new Ibanez AE900 ... beautifully made guitar (lots of subtle / detailed inlay work) with a great sound.     

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Muriel Anderson    "Ammirabile Waltz"    (original)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DruFN3n2h9g

A nice change for Muriel, playing a steel string as opposed to a nylon string classical ... for a family she stayed with in Italy.

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TF Muriel Anderson is exceptionally gifted .  She  also is great on a  true classical guitar and is more known for that. Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWEVKZYr8OA     

Music is what feelings sound like.
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Cheers, CG ... glad you enjoyed it! Muriel certainly is a special talent, with a natural and relaxed style that doesn't quite conceal her brilliance. Thanks for "Close to You" ... that now makes 9 entries from Ms. Anderson in "Tuesday's Flying Fingers". I maintain a spreadsheet for both Flying Fingers and Prog Wednesdays to avoid duplication ... keeps me in line. smile     

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Led Zeppelin's    "No Quarter"    (arranged & played by Oskar van Danzig)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCO_5jYprz4

An interesting and beautiful arrangement of one of my favorite Zep songs, played on a 7-string Godin Multiac classical guitar, described here ( https://godinguitars.com/product/multia … e-7-41374/ ) Unique instrument!

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That was a brilliant performance.
I have never seen an 8 string guitar - that was pretty unusual.

Perfectly played - such a hauntingly placid song.
Thanks for sharing

Jim     

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I enjoyed Led Zeppelin's    "No Quarter" . I have seen one other 8  string guitar and then looked at several listed on Sweetwater and here is the link in case any is interested. It appears to be two extra bass strings at least to me. https://www.sweetwater.com/c1116--8_string_Guitars     

Music is what feelings sound like.
Music is life, that why our hearts have beats.