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(YouTube)   Stars and Stripes Forever performed on an acoustic guitar? Yes, even the piccolo part is included   (youtube.com) divider line 22
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2014-07-31 10:56:58 AM
Great throughout but throwing a little crowd work at the end?  Money.

I'd also like to blame my languished fingerstyle skills on a total unwillingness to let my fingernails grow more than 1/8" past the quick.  Yeah, that's the ticket...
 
2014-07-31 12:23:44 PM
For that duck may be somebody's mother
 
2014-07-31 12:47:35 PM

factoryconnection: Great throughout but throwing a little crowd work at the end?  Money.

I'd also like to blame my languished fingerstyle skills on a total unwillingness to let my fingernails grow more than 1/8" past the quick.  Yeah, that's the ticket...


My own issue with playing the guitar is that I have short, crooked fingers and big square palms. Never could get to the right frets
 
2014-07-31 12:52:56 PM

ArkAngel: My own issue with playing the guitar is that I have short, crooked fingers and big square palms. Never could get to the right frets


Understandable.  My issue is not practicing nearly enough to be excellent.  I can hold my own and have played in many bands as both rhythm and lead on both acoustic and electric guitars, and bass, and I can do so while singing lead or harmony.  I've just never been able to cross the threshold to "really killer" in any genre.
 
2014-07-31 01:05:44 PM
 
2014-07-31 02:06:23 PM
Thanks, subby; I'll just put my guitar in the case and forget I have it now.

// Seriously , though, that is some fine picking; I saw Guy Van Duser do this tune
when he was in DC a long time ago. It's even more fun to watch be played live! I colud
work on this for years and still not get it right. I'm still trying to learn to play Norman Blake's
arrangement of Jerusalem Ridge at speed. been working on it for years. Don't practice enough.
 
2014-07-31 02:24:50 PM
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2014-07-31 03:05:14 PM
Not very smooth or flowing, kinda choppy and chunky.
 
2014-07-31 03:25:20 PM
That's pretty great.  Brings me back to the 80s when I was really really into fingerstyle as an awful player and a big fan who bought lots of the records.  This guy has the 80s hairstyle and everything.
 
2014-07-31 03:37:32 PM
Accoustic guitar instead of a 200 piece orchestra? Pfft Heres stars and stripes forever A Cappella biznitches
 
2014-07-31 04:36:01 PM

factoryconnection: ArkAngel: My own issue with playing the guitar is that I have short, crooked fingers and big square palms. Never could get to the right frets

Understandable.  My issue is not practicing nearly enough to be excellent.  I can hold my own and have played in many bands as both rhythm and lead on both acoustic and electric guitars, and bass, and I can do so while singing lead or harmony.  I've just never been able to cross the threshold to "really killer" in any genre.


I've got a mix of both, but having tiny hands means I'm always going to be missing out on guitar options, so I keep my playing to simple and fun stuff.

/ 5'9", has the same size hands as my friend, and she's 5 foot nothing.
 
2014-07-31 07:17:11 PM

mudpants: Not very smooth or flowing, kinda choppy and chunky.


Don't forget shallow and pedantic and it lacks soul.
 
2014-07-31 10:05:22 PM
Great job, fascinating style, great song, but people go to see this stuff?

No thanks
 
2014-07-31 11:34:26 PM
That was pretty good. I can't do that not that I would want to .. and i think my fingerstyle is better than most but that's probably not saying much.
 
2014-08-01 01:24:32 AM
 
2014-08-01 01:46:56 AM
Reminding us that 10 fingers at an "acoustic" piano has a hugely greater tonal/expressive range than 10 fingers at an "acoustic" guitar:

(The legendary Horowitz transcription)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXPVpN4agRE
 
2014-08-01 06:45:12 AM
Guy Van Duser did it first. Chet Atkins got it from him. Boston homie. Can't find it on youtube. I saw him play it in Cambridge back when.
 
2014-08-01 07:22:09 AM

GrizzledVeteran: Reminding us that 10 fingers at an "acoustic" piano has a hugely greater tonal/expressive range than 10 fingers at an "acoustic" guitar:


Apples and oranges.  Also, why the quotes?
 
2014-08-01 07:41:07 AM
I got carpal tunnel just watching that.

shanteyman: Thanks, subby; I'll just put my guitar in the case and forget I have it now.


I've had that feeling many times. My dad is a musician and therefore knows lots of other musicians. There's two or three guitar players among them that give me that feeling every time I see them play.
 
2014-08-01 08:33:48 AM

GrizzledVeteran: Reminding us that 10 fingers at an "acoustic" piano has a hugely greater tonal/expressive range than 10 fingers at an "acoustic" guitar...



It's purely subjective, but I  much prefer the guitar (and find it far more impressive).
 
2014-08-01 08:39:19 AM
I like Jerry Reed's version
 
2014-08-01 11:25:16 AM

mudpants: Not very smooth or flowing, kinda choppy and chunky.


That's why you're posting a comment and not a video, right?
 
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