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Pink Floyd    "Comfortably Numb"    (arranged & performed by Thomas Leeb)

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

Hailing from Austria, fingerstylist Thomas Leeb shows his mettle on a baritone Lowden guitar, with a beautiful arrangement of this classic Pink Floyd piece. Apparently, the combo of the delay on a GoPro camera, plus the extra long strings on a baritone, is why the strings are doing the "spaghetti dance" while he's playing.

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Very relaxing - I think the spaghetti strings is a nice touch with this song in particular.  smile  It just gives it that visual that goes right along with the audio!  Although, I don't care for sitting on the headstock and spinning.  That makes my motion sickness kick in!  ha ha!  Jim and I were taking recently about how having a baritone guitar in the arsenal might be fun! 

As for the spaghetti strings, I looked into this at one point.  Video is really just a ton of images taken in fast succession.  So, we're talking about FPS - frames per second.  If the FPS isn't super fast, you get this effect.  I stuck my cell phone inside my guitar to test it out (a friend actually asked at that time), and sure enough, my strings did the wave too.  I'm actually really surprised that a gopro camera doesn't have a faster video recording speed!

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Muse   "Starlight"   (arranged & performed by Luca Stricagnoli)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJiok_3B-JA

Some more amazing work by this talented young man from Italy. I was showing some of his vids to a friend at the local music store, and he commented: "A person who can play like that, probably doesn't have much time for friendships." Never thought of that, but he would have to invest a lot of time into practice, that's for sure.

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To be able to do things like that, he must have been Mozart or Beethoven in a former life!  smile Far to complex for the average strummer like myself.  LOL!  Very cool though.

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Chaka Khan   "Ain't Nobody"   (arranged & performed by Jon Gomm)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vCcZIARw9k

Some more groovin' from Jon Gomm and his scratched up Lowden.

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TF,  this   sounds like a rhythm, lead and Latin drums. Some awesome playing, my friend, and thoroughly enjoyable!

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Andrew White   "Tumbleweed Road"   (original composition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89hNZv5cLs4

Another well-accomplished finger-stylist, who doesn't do as much percussive work as some others do, but is very good with his right hand fingers ... so fast, yet so relaxed.

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58 (edited by Classical Guitar 2016-08-24 10:07:51)

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Andrew White   "Tumbleweed Road"   (original composition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89hNZv5cLs4

Another well-accomplished finger-stylist, who doesn't do as much percussive work as some others do, but is very good with his right hand fingers ... so fast, yet so relaxed.

I have what may be a dumb question but why do some very good finger picking artist use thumb picks?  I really like some artists and one is Don McLean and he has and still uses a  thumb pick and is a very good guitarists as well as singer.  Others like Lindsey Buckingham has never used a pick of any kind. Here is a link that shows his style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCGKFY9NBZY

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Classical Guitar wrote:
Tenement Funster wrote:

Andrew White   "Tumbleweed Road"   (original composition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89hNZv5cLs4

Another well-accomplished finger-stylist, who doesn't do as much percussive work as some others do, but is very good with his right hand fingers ... so fast, yet so relaxed.

I have what may be a dumb question but why do some very good finger picking artist use thumb picks?  I really like some artists and one is Don McLean and he has and still uses a  thumb pick and is a very good guitarists as well as singer.  Others like Lindsey Buckingham has never used a pick of any kind. Here is a link that shows his style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCGKFY9NBZY

Good question, CG, and obviously I can't speak for anyone else other than myself. I have a thumb-pick and a couple of finger-picks, but only use them once in awhile ... I find them clumsy. The reasons which might be given could be:

1) Tone - a pick will generate a brighter tone from a low E or A string, which the bare side of a thumb won't.

2) Nails - I haven't been able to keep longer nails on my right hand for picking, due to other hobbies I have (fly fishing, woodworking, etc.) Finger-picks substitute for that.

3) Angle - if the guitarist prefers to use a side-on approach with his thumb, a thumbnail wouldn't do much good.

4) Versatility - there may be times within a song that the guitarist would want to use just a pick, and not their fingers. Chet Atkins did this regularly. Having a plastic one attached would be very convenient.

These are only speculations based on personal experience

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Tenement Funster wrote:
Classical Guitar wrote:
Tenement Funster wrote:

Andrew White   "Tumbleweed Road"   (original composition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89hNZv5cLs4

Another well-accomplished finger-stylist, who doesn't do as much percussive work as some others do, but is very good with his right hand fingers ... so fast, yet so relaxed.

I have what may be a dumb question but why do some very good finger picking artist use thumb picks?  I really like some artists and one is Don McLean and he has and still uses a  thumb pick and is a very good guitarists as well as singer.  Others like Lindsey Buckingham has never used a pick of any kind. Here is a link that shows his style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCGKFY9NBZY

Good question, CG, and obviously I can't speak for anyone else other than myself. I have a thumb-pick and a couple of finger-picks, but only use them once in awhile ... I find them clumsy. The reasons which might be given could be:

1) Tone - a pick will generate a brighter tone from a low E or A string, which the bare side of a thumb won't.

2) Nails - I haven't been able to keep longer nails on my right hand for picking, due to other hobbies I have (fly fishing, woodworking, etc.) Finger-picks substitute for that.

3) Angle - if the guitarist prefers to use a side-on approach with his thumb, a thumbnail wouldn't do much good.

4) Versatility - there may be times within a song that the guitarist would want to use just a pick, and not their fingers. Chet Atkins did this regularly. Having a plastic one attached would be very convenient.

These are only speculations based on personal experience

Thank you for this. Playing classical guitar I play with calluses on my right hand and do not play with nails. Also I use the right side of my thumb, so maybe a thumb pick for steel string is a better idea. Even the great Chet Atkins used a thumb pick and I often wondered why.

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61 (edited by Tenement Funster 2016-08-26 09:20:56)

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I know it's not Tuesday (but it IS August!) however I just couldn't wait to share this one:

Muriel Anderson   "Bluegrass Medley"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNjAhEz0DGM

Listen throughout, and you'll hear guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and bass ... all coming from the same instrument ... simultaneously. What ?!?!?!

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Eva Atmatzidou    "Rondat"    (original composition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i88xoBSGnRg

Another brilliant lady on guitar, Eva hails from Greece. She's adapted a classical-guitarist's approach to the steel string, and then added a few nuances of her own. I could listen to a lot of this ... beautiful.

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Led Zeppelin's   "Stairway to Heaven"   (arranged & performed by Andy McKee)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8t0mKCaz5I

Here's an entertaining take on this classic tune. I've got an idea that the "No Stairway" policy in many music stores would be set aside for this version. My wife and I are going to see Mr McKee in concert on Sept 24th (along with fingerstylist Don Ross) and expect to be entertained and inspired simultaneously.

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64 (edited by Tenement Funster 2016-09-11 22:30:28)

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Jon Gomm    "Wukan Motorcycle Kid"    (original composition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--r3EdSICdM&t=0s

Today being September 11th, it's a day to remember heroes ... both the living and the fallen. Many heroes are unknown and unsung, yet they've made a critical and crucial difference in the lives of others, who may or may not even know about it. This song pays tribute to just such a hero, as told about in Jon's own words:

"I wrote it for playing on tour in China earlier this year. I needed something to bridge the musical gap between what I do and what most people over there are used to hearing. And also I wanted to have something with some relevant purpose. So this tune is about the Wukan Uprising of 2011.

Wukan is a village in rural China. The government seized some farmland, owned by local families, and sold it off to developers. The local people weren't too happy about that, so they held a peaceful sit-in protest. Sadly the government sent in the scary secret police guys, who arrested one of the protest leaders (a local craftsman and father), and he died the next day in police custody from "a heart attack".

(His name was Xue Jinbo, and he died 2 years ago to the day the video was released, last week.)

After that the protests got more vigorous and the police were rounding people up off the streets at night. When I saw it on the TV news, they were interviewing this kid who'd been riding round the village at night on his little motorbike, looking out for secret police down back alleys. And if he saw one, he'd shout a warning to the other villagers through his megaphone, then speed off, with bullets whistling past his ears. Which is represented in the last minute or so of the song.

So this song is for that courageous kid, wherever he is."

https://cdn.evbuc.com/eventlogos/70189389/m16141325763x260salutetoheroes.jpg

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Spencer Elliott   "Carousel"   (original composition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHVuZy7J2dM

Some more of Spencer's smooth style, and beautiful use of harmonics. His technique is pretty much flawless, which shows in his relaxed style and warm, fluid playing.

NOTE: Alternate tunings are commonplace in this genre, making much of it hard to learn by just watching. For those that wish to work on this one, the tuning for "Carousel" is C-G-D-G-A#-D. A multi-scale guitar is almost a necessity for this tuning, as the low "C - G" strings in particular sound awful on a regular scale guitar.

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Spencer Elliott   "Carousel"   (original composition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHVuZy7J2dM

Some more of Spencer's smooth style, and beautiful use of harmonics. His technique is pretty much flawless, which shows in his relaxed style and warm, fluid playing.

NOTE: Alternate tunings are commonplace in this genre, making much of it hard to learn by just watching. For those that wish to work on this one, the tuning for "Carousel" is C-G-D-G-A#-D. A multi-scale guitar is almost a necessity for this tuning, as the low "C-D-G" strings in particular sound awful on a regular scale guitar.

I just watched this and enjoyed it. He has some unusual talents that work for him and sounded great.

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I'm happy you enjoyed it, CG.

My own personal development has been along these lines in recent months, although I've just taken some "baby steps" so far. The label called "CandyRat Records" primarily signs artists in this genre, and there are lots of good ones. (https://www.candyrat.com/)

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Callum Graham   "Phoenix Rising"   (original composition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqn-7ZkYUYM

Another talented young man, who is carving out a solid reputation for himself in this genre. Lots of talent and energy here ... enjoy!

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good picking and using the tapping method.

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Don Ross    "Blue Bear"    (original composition)

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

My wife & I went to see Don Ross performing this past Saturday evening, and he told the story behind this one. He was in Russia on tour, and had been prodded over the years to write a blues tune. This is what he came up with ... not my Grandaddy's blues, for sure.

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Don Ross    "Blue Bear"    (original composition)

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

My wife & I went to see Don Ross performing this past Saturday evening, and he told the story behind this one. He was in Russia on tour, and had been prodded over the years to write a blues tune. This is what he came up with ... not my Grandaddy's blues, for sure.

I enjoyed listing to and watching him. As good as he is I was surprised to see he uses a thumb pick.

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Music is life, that why our hearts have beats.

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Classical Guitar wrote:
Tenement Funster wrote:

Don Ross    "Blue Bear"    (original composition)

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

My wife & I went to see Don Ross performing this past Saturday evening, and he told the story behind this one. He was in Russia on tour, and had been prodded over the years to write a blues tune. This is what he came up with ... not my Grandaddy's blues, for sure.

I enjoyed listing to and watching him. As good as he is I was surprised to see he uses a thumb pick.

I watched him the other night, and noticed he'll often use the thumb when picking on the upstroke. I use one on occasion, just because I want a brighter tone on the lower strings than I can get with my thumb ... especially on a steel string acoustic or electric.

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Madonna    "Material Girl"    (arranged & performed by Judith Beckedorf)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg5s6tygvjY

Hailing from near Hamburg, Germany, Ms. Beckedorf shows her chops on this well-known piece from pop icon Madonna, played on a nylon-string classical. I like this much better than the original. smile

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This sounds like a few different guitars going at once.  Very talented.  I can hardly keep a rhythm going sometimes, she's got the rhythm and solo all at once!  This is really something, TF!

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I left her a comment on the Tube. That was beautiful, TF, thank you for the share. Easy on the eyes, too. (although I didn't tell HER that!) smile

Bill

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