Uploaded on Jan 16, 2007
just wanted to say thank you to everyone all over the world who has subscribe and liked and watched my videos... You guys are totally awesome! I had no idea how popular this video would get. A special thanks to all the die-hard fans out there that have been watching my vids over the years. You guys keep me going!
gonna try and covers some common subjects that come up in regards to this video.
what is the strumming pattern:
The main strumming pattern for this video is D-DUHUDU
down with nails side of fingers
up with nail side of thumb
up with flesh side of fingers only after hit.
What does the title mean?
I've said this elsewhere, I'm not very good at naming songs. no 'name' ever seems to fit right. I usually end up naming a group of song all at once when the album is being recorded. So when I named this song I remembered way back when I first started playing it the subway how different it was...and all the changes it went through to become the finished version... a lot of my songs tend to evolve...and this particular one, at that particular time, seemed to have evolved the most.
whats up with the effects?
i don't like the flashes or the effects either. If I had a time machine I would totally go back and redo the visuals. one of my first vids on youtube ever, and i got a little carried away with the editing software. really sorry if anybody gets a seizure from watching this...totally adds to my guilt complex.
what are some good guitar brands?
i don't think brands matter. if you like playing guitar with your bare fingers (like i do) nylon strings guitars are the way to go. "Classical," "Spanish," and "Flamenco" guitars are all made with nylon strings. i personally like cedar tops. i like a guitar with character, history, and idiosyncrasies. my recommendation is to try some out and get the one that speaks to you. if your just starting out see if you can find a used one.
just something I want to mention, it be great if you guys can refrain from using profanity in the comments. while i personally don't have a problem with four letter words and the like, some people do. I would like everyone to feel comfortable when they visit my youtube videos. i do, however, have a big problem with blatantly disrespectful, mean comments. i will censor mean crap. if someone is being a jerk, please thumb them down.
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