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TF  I enjoyed listening to Michael Hedges  and is clean playing and his respect for his guitar. The story of his roaches was funny too but also made his song better.     

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Music is life, that why our hearts have beats.

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Pierre Bensusan    "Wu Wei"    (original)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b23L99oBt_Q

French-Algerian guitarist Mr. Bensusan composes / plays exclusively in DADGAD tuning, which would be considered an alternate for most of us.     

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Beautifully performed. It's as if each of his fingers has its own little brain as they dance over his fretboard. I read most of the comments below the video and cannot say more than has already been written there - especially the one about "this must be what beauty sounds like".

A question about DADGAD: How does that tuning change a song's originally written chords - or does it at all?

Thanks TF. for this introduction to Pierre Bensusan.

Bill     

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Excellent thanks TF. for introducing me to Pierre Bensusan.     

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Strummerboy Bill wrote:

A question about DADGAD: How does that tuning change a song's originally written chords - or does it at all?

Thanks TF. for this introduction to Pierre Bensusan.

Bill

The chords are still same (an A is still an A, a C is still a C, etc.), but certainly the way the fingers are used to play them is different. Often called Celtic Tuning, DADGAD is essentially a D-sustain / suspended chord. Think of playing an Esus in regular tuning, then all the of strings drop two frets in tuning. I've got my old Norman set up in DADGAD, but I really don't play it enough to be any good at it.

Tuning a guitar in D A D F# A D is also fun (open D tuning), so you can play the major barre chords all the way up the neck with just your index finger. That leaves the rest of your fingers free to noodle around. A lot of the fingerstyle players use an open tuning of some kind, and open D tuning is also popular with slide guitar players.

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Here's an amazing young drummer from Germany (Sina Doering) doing a cover of Iron Butterfly's "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida" with some friends ... fantastic work by all of them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyF5A7BFnqw     

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TF I love the age spread with the group all of them  play their parts perfectly. That young drummer has got a good future.

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Cheers, Peatle ... great observation about the age spread. This could easily be a brother, sister, father, and grandfather combo.

NOTE: This was supposed to be in the "Excellent Cover Bands" thread ... ooooops!

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Andrew York    "Home"    (original)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ajTcwJBbw4

Over 130 years old, this guitar has been lovingly taken care of by collector Russell Cleveland ... sounds gorgeous in Mr. York's hands!     

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TF Beautiful playing by Andrew York and the tone of that guitar magic.

386 (edited by TIGLJK 2019-04-16 11:16:40)

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TF -Sina is terrific !  And so young I listened to several other videos of her - wow, just wow!

Bill - that drop D tuning makes Barre chords easier - one finger -   I gotta try that - thanks for the tip.

Peatle - If you want to see another example of old and new together - check out this group of family and friends singers called Foxes and fossils
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S23VK1v9dB8      They were awesome -  that's right - WERE !   The girls got older went to college and now the group is defunct - except for gatherings when they all come home.


TF again - That guitar is like a great wine - better with age   The angle he holds it - does that make it easier to play ?
Love the passion on his face while playing - very cool and plays like silk!


Thanks to all you boys !
Jim

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Great cover band and really better than they appear at first sight. Good work .     

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Cheers Jim Foxes and fossils I enjoyed their harmonies brilliant. Be good if they got together again for old time sake great line up and the two guitars and bass work perfect..     

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TIGLJK wrote:

TF - The angle he holds it - does that make it easier to play ?

Very observant about the angle, TIG.

I switched to something close to that several years ago, as the ol' arthritis began to afflict my hands. Wish I'd done it years ago! It makes for a very natural angle for the wrist, hand, and fingers, and has pretty much taken the discomfort out of playing.     

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Some change the angle for comfort. With a classical guitar using the left leg to play gives a better angle for picking  and also so you left hand is more comfortable.  It also means your skin stays away from the guitar. I have seen some playing classical guitar using the right leg more like some steel string. I tired the right leg but the angle of my hand was the problem. So it is left leg for me however I have never used a lift on my left leg. Twisting your spin has never been comfortable for me.     

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