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Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: Yoyo on March 22, 2008, 01:19:17 PM
Here's a vid I knocked up this afternoon of my little fat fingers using a no plectrum approach to electric guitar. The subject came up on prjacobs excellent thread on left hand technique so I thought I'd put my money where my mouth is.
I'm afraid it's more of that dreadful blues music with a snippet of Roxanne.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydaxCB7wLHA
Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: danjazzny on March 22, 2008, 03:38:00 PM
Very nice John. Nothing dreadful about that.[:D]

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Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: prjacobs on March 22, 2008, 03:42:29 PM
Yoyo,
Get down with your bad self!  Sounded great....
Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: davecan on March 22, 2008, 07:57:28 PM
Yo,
That was wicked cool.
Thanks!


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Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: Bill on March 22, 2008, 08:09:01 PM
THATS WHAT I'M TALKIN BOUT ! [:p] [:p] [:p] [8D][8D][8D]

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Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: Yoyo on March 23, 2008, 12:17:58 AM
I have to say whilst this is the way I always play and I think there are inherent advantages, I do recognise that picks have their own advantages. I think you can play faster with one and you get a cleaner note plus they're louder. I'm having a problem using them on my mandolin though cos I'm not used to gripping them anymore and they go flying off.
Anyway thanks for the comments, much appreciated.
Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: Lwinn171 on March 25, 2008, 11:12:16 AM
I find myself using the finger style technique sometimes. You can get some banjo-roll things happening, and some great stuff comes out, once you find a useful pattern and settle in to a groove on it. I started doing this kind of stuff years ago, maybe 15 yrs now. I was obsessed with learning the end of "Sultans of Swing", and it just clicked one day. Also got The Cars "Candy-O" solo down like that. I'm mostly 3 fingered for patterns, and bring in the others for more full arpeggios. I even came up with a blistering pattern in 11/8 time to fit a strange rock song I wrote. I can play that one correctly about 1 in 20 times, passably about 15 of 20. It's a tough one for me.

Anyway, I really enjoyed that YoYo. Sorry for rambling on... But you just made me think I should work more on this. Useful stuff. Plus it comes in handy (pun fully intended) when you drop your pick on stage... just keep right on playing, and grab one at a musically appropriate time.

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Boogie MK IV, Behringer ACX-1800, Zoom A2, various effects
Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: Yoyo on March 25, 2008, 02:46:05 PM
I'd really like to hear that 11/8 pattern Lawrence. Any chance of a clip?
Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: Lwinn171 on March 26, 2008, 08:25:35 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Yoyo

I'd really like to hear that 11/8 pattern Lawrence. Any chance of a clip?

The only thing that exists is this moment now.



I'll see if I can dig it up... it was a cut that didn't make the album. I'll look and see if I can find it...

Edit...

Hope this works

http://www.musicv2.com/direct.php?id=45917

I think that'll get you there. The song is called Gran Tourismo, band is Aftertax, recorded in 99 or 2000 (can't remember which version is which, lol). [Steve Carter: Drums] [Roland Ottewell: Bass] [Mike Gonzalez: 2nd guitar] plus yours truly, main guitar (sadly, not a Fly)

The finger-picking thing is at the end of the solo. It marks one of the few times I've ever thrown a pick to the floor, intentionally (I usually tuck it into my palm, but this lick requires full dexterity). Not a perfect take on the solo (double tracked, one of them gets a little out of sync at times). I did, maybe 6 or 7 takes, and they used two together, to give it that strident sound.


Lawrence Winn
2001 Classic,1998 Classic
Boogie MK IV, Behringer ACX-1800, Zoom A2, various effects
Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: Yoyo on March 26, 2008, 10:19:57 AM
Wow, I'm impressed. The whole track is really off the wall and the finger picked part is so wild. There's no way I'd attempt anything as complex as that. That piece would make great film soundtrack music.
Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: Lwinn171 on March 26, 2008, 11:02:11 PM
Thanks, man. That lick is all smoke and mirrors... lots of hammer on pull off tricks.  I always enjoyed playing that one, I must say. It's especially fun when you nail it, and that happened once in a while.

Lawrence Winn
2001 Classic,1998 Classic
Boogie MK IV, Behringer ACX-1800, Zoom A2, various effects
Title: Right hand technique-non plectrum
Post by: steveDadaian on April 04, 2008, 08:35:13 PM
this was great! the only finger picking i ever do is on classical guitar so this is way different but was really fun to watch and listen to. nice!!