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Interesting guitar playing.

Georgiansilver 01 Jan 13 - 02:23 PM
Phil Cooper 01 Jan 13 - 02:42 PM
GUEST,mando-player-91 01 Jan 13 - 04:08 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 01 Jan 13 - 04:41 PM
fat B****rd 01 Jan 13 - 04:43 PM
PHJim 01 Jan 13 - 05:56 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 01 Jan 13 - 06:34 PM
Bobert 01 Jan 13 - 06:40 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 01 Jan 13 - 06:42 PM
Bobert 01 Jan 13 - 07:08 PM
GUEST,kendall 01 Jan 13 - 07:09 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 01 Jan 13 - 07:36 PM
Bobert 01 Jan 13 - 07:50 PM
GUEST,leeneia 01 Jan 13 - 08:06 PM
GUEST,Big Al whittle 02 Jan 13 - 09:31 AM
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Subject: Interesting guitar playing.
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 02:23 PM

Interesting style of guitar playing... Love it!!


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 02:42 PM

I saw a similar video of a young African man playing guitar that way, so there are other exponents of that style. Very interesting to listen to.


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: GUEST,mando-player-91
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 04:08 PM

Very interesting indeed thanks for sharing I quite enjoyed that


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 04:41 PM

very impressive - hope she makes a living from it.


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: fat B****rd
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 04:43 PM

Thank you, GS. Smashing. Can anybody clever here tell what tuning etc.
Will Fly, where are you when I need you?


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: PHJim
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 05:56 PM

Did you notice that the 1st and 5th strings are missing? I have read about these two guys (He's not a woman and I believe his name is Ronnie)
Here's a video of his friend playing. The other guy


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 06:34 PM

I believe the tuning she's using is CFCFCF. I guess you'd call it "F 5th" or "neutered F" tuning. The 3rd note of the scale (A in the case of the key of F) is not present on an open string so the tuning has no inherent major or minor modality. CGCGCG is a similar tuning in the key of C.

It's the same basic tuning scheme as the ADAD or GDGD "cross tuning" old timey fiddlers have been using for years, just applied to 6 strings instead of 4.


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 06:40 PM

While it is initially impressive/interesting it has a lot of limitations... It is some kind of open tuning with 4 strings so it's kinda like Steve Earle's "cap-and-ball-Colt" in that'll "get you into trouble but won't get you out"...

I understand this because I play a "Lowebow" which get's people's attention but you ain't gonna make no livin' on it...

B~


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 06:42 PM

I hadn't noticed the missing strings in the first video because of the not so great resolution, but it's plainly visible in the second one. I still think the tuning is nothing but Cs and Fs, but it's obviously not the full 6-string CFCFCF I mentioned above.


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 07:08 PM

Yeah, Beeze... Very limited tuning...

B~


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 07:09 PM

It's different.


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 07:36 PM

Yeah, it's limited, but that's what capos are for. I keep one of my guitars in CGCGCG tuning and flatpick tons of old-timey and Irish fiddle tunes on it. It's one of these guitars. The neck joins the body at the 19th fret so I can capo way the hell up the neck and still have playing room. I can play in any major or minor key with no problem. The only real problem is if someone wants to do a medley and the tunes are in different keys.


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 07:50 PM

Me??? It's EBEBBE...

B~


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 08:06 PM

Very nice. The guitar has been turned into a fretted dulcimer. The melody string is at the bottom (closest to the knee), and the bass string is at the top. There's creative use of all the strings from time to time, but basically the guitar is being treated like a fretted dulcimer.

It baffles me how the strings can ring like that while being relaxed enough to respond to such quick and delicate motions from the left hand.

Thanks for the link, Georgiansilver.


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Subject: RE: Interesting guitar playing.
From: GUEST,Big Al whittle
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 09:31 AM

yes next young BBC folk musiciam of the year material. I bet they give him a whole series on BBC4. Jools Hollands Hootenanny and Froots award for the best version of the Dowie Dens of Yarrow - an album deal with The Chieftains and Van Morrison guesting.

Personally i didn't make it through the whole two and a half minutes. I think a ten minute floorspot would have everyone rushing to the bogs.

In the days when dentists gave you gas in the chair, and you could feel your teeth being yanked out (you didn't need them yanked out but that year the dentists found a way to work the National health Service - so everyone's teeth came out!) I used to experience a similar sort of music under the anaesthetic - sort of insistentd and repetitious - I thought it was The Sabre Dance - but actually it was that!


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