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Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing

Andrez 07 Jul 12 - 09:21 AM
GUEST,leeneia 07 Jul 12 - 09:53 AM
Jack Campin 07 Jul 12 - 09:59 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Jul 12 - 04:17 PM
michaelr 07 Jul 12 - 04:19 PM
Phil Edwards 07 Jul 12 - 05:47 PM
kendall 07 Jul 12 - 07:14 PM
Leadfingers 07 Jul 12 - 07:57 PM
JennieG 07 Jul 12 - 08:07 PM
GUEST 07 Jul 12 - 08:25 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Jul 12 - 10:18 PM
GUEST,Blandiver 08 Jul 12 - 04:50 AM
Commander Crabbe 08 Jul 12 - 06:22 AM
kendall 08 Jul 12 - 06:42 AM
Bonzo3legs 08 Jul 12 - 06:52 AM
Nigel Paterson 08 Jul 12 - 07:28 AM
JennieG 08 Jul 12 - 07:35 AM
GUEST,Blandiver 08 Jul 12 - 07:46 AM
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Subject: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: Andrez
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 09:21 AM

Hi Folks,

Ever been a bit puzzled as to what the younger generation is listening to these days? Think they're all listening to that rap crap?

Well my 18 year old daughter snuck up on me this evening and said "check this out dad" and so I did......and what can I say other than it is such gobsmackingly awesome playing.... that I thought it might be worth sharing wit der rest o' yez!

usman_riaz_and_preston_reed_a_young_guitarist_meets_his_hero

Now it might be old hat to some but its certainly new to me which got me wondering if anyone else knows of any clips out there on the 'Net that might fall into a similar category of gobsmacking awesomeness that they might want to share wit der rest o' us mortals.

Love to to see 'em if y' wanna share.

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 09:53 AM

Very interesting, Andrez. Thanks for the link.


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: Jack Campin
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 09:59 AM

Blog entry about Enver Ismailov

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enver_%C4%B0zmaylov


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 04:17 PM

Thanks from me also, interesting and new to me. Flamenco touches a bit on the method, but really not comparable.


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: michaelr
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 04:19 PM

It's certainly nimble, but it doesn't sound very musical to me.


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 05:47 PM

A kid at my son's school prize-giving the other night gave us a guitar solo played almost entirely in this neck-smacking style. The first time you see it done it looks awesomely virtuosic; the third or fourth time, you find yourself thinking that perhaps it isn't quite as hard as it looks (and wondering where the tune's gone).

Not that I could do it for a big clock.


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: kendall
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 07:14 PM

Unique, but boring.


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 07:57 PM

Imagine two forty minute sets of Percussive Guitar , even with a bit of vocal thrown in !!

Clever for ONE Number in a set , but not a lot more


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: JennieG
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 08:07 PM

It has become popular here, and as you said - one tune is interesting, but after that it begins to sound rather self-indulgent.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 08:25 PM

Sorry not impressed - I saw the late Eric Roche do something like this but he could also play interesting and musical pieces. Re flamenco - I have lessons with a guy who knocks spots of any other fingerstyle guitarist apart from any of the top flamenco players. His name is Steve Homes and is one of the top flamenco players in the UK


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 10:18 PM

Not pertinent to this topic, but there is an internet site with nothing but Andalusian, flamenco.
http://www.canalsuralacarta.es

Four channels are listed on the right, click on flamenco. They play some of the old stuff which can't be found on record anymore.

I also found percussive guitar to be boring after a couple of pieces.


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 04:50 AM

Clever, but so what? Give me rap crap any day of the week. My gob remains unsmacked, & my soul entirely unawed. About as far away from my ideal of music as you could get, much less folk music...


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 06:22 AM

This is clever too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IQYpopq6jA

CC


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: kendall
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 06:42 AM

Rap is to music what graffiti is to literature.

Gordon Bok can play that style but seldom does.


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 06:52 AM

Typical envy and scorn from posters probably more at home with a pub session. Superb guitar playing, great to see development of different styles.


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 07:28 AM

His technique is undeniably outstanding, but for me, the technique takes precedence over the Music. Indeed, I didn't hear that much 'absolute Music'. With more than five decades of professional guitar playing behind me, I feel comfortably qualified to comment.
                                                             Nigel Paterson.


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: JennieG
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 07:35 AM

Not so, Bonzo! In the past couple of years I have seen some very good young local guitarists who play percussive guitar - one young bloke in particular. But at the ripe old age of 18 or 19 he feels he has gone as far as he wants to in this style and is now switching to bluegrass. Hopefully he will do well in whatever style he plays. He sometimes plays with a friend of his, a girl a couple of years younger, who is equally good at percussive guitar......they are truly amazing when playing together, and I enjoy watching them.

But that doesn't mean I enjoy a whole night of nothing but one style!

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Gobsmackingly Awesome Playing
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 07:46 AM

Rap is to music what graffiti is to literature.

Yeah - it's genuine Folk Art rather than the establishment sort of art that gets the funding, although Banksy is a darling of the art-world & the skill of Rap as a vernacular often free-styled oral performance idiom trounces anything you'll find in literary circles these days. I'd say Rap is on a par with the veracular genius of Folk Song & Ballad - and it is, besides, natural born tradition at it's most feral & essential in terms of actual storytelling. It has very deep roots & is genuinely popular in the sense that folk song was once popular. Rap is also international - one of my favourites is Japanese hip-hop masters Dragon Ash whose beautifully folksy Shizukana hibi no Kaidan Wo provides a moving conclusion to Battle Royal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86l3liv_dws

Partial translation:

Grass and trees become green, flowers colorfully bloom.
Seasons come by again. A comfortable spring day,
With out anything to do I think by myself
in the tree lined street.
The days go by without any break.
I am struggling to manage myself here.
Sometimes, let's live a life
Without thinking so deeply.
Morning comes, the sun rises again.
Outside the window the south wind
blows the pain in my heart.
Shall the tears I shed in the past days
be pulled into my unconsciousness.
what is important is the light,
I'd like to stay here a bit more...

WE GO EVERY DAY, let's go with laughter
To the direction of the shining light
heading into the open future ahead.
WE GO EVERY DAY, let's go with laughter
Like pouring water into a vase
my wishes please be granted.


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