Great lesson - question why are you fretting the B note on string 5 at 6:30? You don't seem to play that note?
ecojot 1 second ago
Howzit Tony - Mark from Toronto here. Any chance you'll be coming here any time soon? This is a great tune - but when I went to the link, I couldnt find it on the site. Is it available for a download purchase? Hope you're well, Mark
its like 2 brilliant watercolor artists spreading paint on a huge canvas in an mostly abstract form. The music is the paint and our ears and eyes are the canvas.
I downloaded one of your blues courses from True Fire and am enjoy everything you bring to the blues. Thanks a lot!
First heard this while on the original Sony walkman in 1979. The sirens crossed over from left to right and back again. Unforgettable experience. In my opinion, none of their other albums were nearly as good as this masterpiece.
No matter which way you slice it, blues is a structured form using mainly 1,4,5 with major & minor pentatonic scales. Yes EC can do this brilliantly, and I love blues, so there is no disagreement with that. I just don't get all that excited seeing it over and over. I PERSONALLY prefer less structured forms of composition - chromatic progressions, tempo changes etc which is why I like more of a free form style. Like I said - Its personal choice.
Brilliant - I play acoustic blues, but nowhere near as well as you. May I ask who your favorite players are?
BRILLIANT BAND! - what happened to todays music? Back then every band had a unique sound and made a lasting contribution which is still relevant today. There are lots of talented musicians todays, but the music is awful. Besides Radiohead, I can't think of 1 decent band. I think Bert just released a new album. Didn't Danny Thompson work with John Martyn?
Scary good - I met a guy who lives in Austin, TX where Eric is based and he told me that Eric is just as well known for his brilliant piano playing! Not fair at all. I've been working on Song for George for 18 months and still cannot do it perfectly.
Brilliant job - I've been working on the piece on and off for 18 months - some of the timing is hard for me to get right but I will use this as a reference as your tempo is not too fast. How long did it take you to perfect this?
Phil Collins was a great drummer. Its a pity he started writing songs. The whole artistic spirit of Genesis was lost when Gabriel left the band.
brilliantly done - I always struggle to play the part from 1:49-1:59. It just doesn't seem to flow with the rest of the piece, but I'm not as good as you.
brilliant job - I've been playing this for years and it sounds lousy compared to this. I did notice some different shapes at 1.54 which I'm going to try. I always tried to hit the top string with my pinky and could never do it well. Thanks a lot
mac miller has limited talent, is soft as diarreah and looks like a huge bitch. he lied to their faces, talks like hes hard when in reality they coulda wooped his ass on the spot. fuck mac miller...the beat was dope shoulda given it to someone with skills on the mic without that faggy laugh..ha haaa
Loved this lesson. Is this in the key of D? I tried this as a 1,4,5 12 bar blues pattern in the key of D, but the 5 note (A) didnt sound right. Any advice here?
5 minutes ago Most of these guys are technically brilliant but hard on the ear. Here's a list of players who were/are also artists, composers and created original work. In no specific order - Robert Johnson, Lenny Breau, Michael Hedges, Baden Powell, Andres Segovia, Narciso Yepez, Tony Cox, Al Dimeola, Kelly Joe Phelps, Bruce Cockburn (listen to his solo acoustic stuff, not the pop songs), John Williams, Pierre Bensusan, Chet Atkins, Django Reinhardt
I've watched this and heard it a million times and it still sends shivers down my spine. This calibre of artist occurs once every hundred years. I've was lucky to see him in concert and have also watched Andy Mckee, Tommy Emmanuel, Pepino D'Agostino, Doyle Dykes and others play live. All are brilliant, but this guy was so much more. I read that he thought of himself as a composer not as a guitarist.
Brilliant artist, amazing player, amazing guy, amazing poet, Not enough superlatives in the dictionary for KJP. If you appreciate this, check out Harry Manx, Ryan Leblanc, Tony Cox, Steve Newman. All are on youtube.
Silly to compare Hendrix with Dimeola as JH died so young. He was about to collaborate with Miles Davis before he died so we'll never know what may have been...
Whar we do know that Al Dimeola is not only a brilliant guitar player, but an equally great composer and arranger. He was around 21 when Elegant Gypsy was recorded and has never stopped growing as an artist. My favorite work is his tribute to Astor Piazzola.