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New postby MarkS » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAf3gqdC ... re=related

and speaking of clapton, was he in a gieco comercial??
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New postby Bud » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:30 am

MarkS wrote:Here is one of the local entertainers, Bobby Blackman.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about. I'll have to keep an eye out for him. :thumbsup:

MarkS wrote:and speaking of clapton, was he in a gieco comercial??

Have you seen the one with Peter Frampton? :lol:
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New postby Bud » Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:35 am

Here's one of my favorite Santana's: Leave Your Lights On

How'd you like to be able to play like Santana and sing like Everlast?
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New postby MarkS » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:31 am

Bud wrote:
MarkS wrote:Here is one of the local entertainers, Bobby Blackman.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about. I'll have to keep an eye out for him. :thumbsup:

MarkS wrote:and speaking of clapton, was he in a gieco comercial??

Have you seen the one with Peter Frampton? :lol:


You are sooo right, it was frampton, not clapton.
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New postby MarkS » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:33 am

Bud wrote:Here's one of my favorite Santana's: Leave Your Lights On

How'd you like to be able to play like Santana and sing like Everlast?


...and just how do you know that Ican't?
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(ok,, your right , I can't)
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New postby Bill » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:16 pm

MarkS wrote:
Bud wrote:Here's one of my favorite Santana's: Leave Your Lights On

How'd you like to be able to play like Santana and sing like Everlast?


...and just how do you know that Ican't?
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(ok,, your right , I can't)
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Mark, you buy Bud and me enough beer and we'll say you can! :wink:

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New postby MarkS » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:34 pm

with enuff beer I will think I can too. :shock:
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New postby MarkS » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:04 am

Some of the BEST technical playing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQuHjyp0Za0

...and not to pick on santana, but damn that man is a god.
Just full of passion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzSayxVM_E0
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New postby Bud » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:24 am

Santana is awesome, "pick" on him all you like.

But who is the other guy?
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New postby Jeff » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:42 am

Santana is a most welcome soulful experience
on a cold day in phoenix.

How come you do not hear his fingers slide
across the strings as he switches notes/chords
like soooo many other artists?

The notes/chords come across so cleanly, even
when he blends them into each other.

Is there a difference in the way he postions his fingers?
By that, I mean does he use no standard fingerings like
Bix Biderbeck did for the trumpet? Bix would play a "C"
and his fingers were in different postions the anyone else's.
So, Does Santana use some non standard fingerings?
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New postby Bud » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:26 pm

JeffHughes wrote:The notes/chords come across so cleanly, even when he blends them into each other.

That's a general musical technique called "legato", where the notes are connected smoothly with no breaks between them. It's the opposite of "staccato" where there is a break between notes.

Santana is a master of legato guitar technique.

JeffHughes wrote:How come you do not hear his fingers slide
across the strings as he switches notes/chords
like soooo many other artists?

I suspect that the reason you didn't hear that charcteristic "squeek" as he slid his fingers up and down the fretboard in that video was because he was doing it on the first three strings.

The first three strings are monofiliments (at least mine are) and they dont' squeek when you slid over them unless you have the gain cranked WAY up on the amp, which is probably the other reason you don't hear his fingers when they slide. Santana tends to play with moderate distortion on the higher strings, making his guitar "cry". At least that's my impression from listening to him.

BTW: Sometimes that squeek is done on purpose. For example, I'd consider it an integral and desirable part of the guitar lick at the end of "We are the Champions".

Santana can certainly do it when he wants to and not do it when he doesn't.

JeffHughes wrote:Is there a difference in the way he postions his fingers?

There are many alternate ways to hit the same note on a guitar neck, but I have no idea what sort of fingerings he's using.

(Was this a pop quiz to see if I'd learned anything?) :wink:
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New postby Bud » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:38 pm

BTW RE Legato on the Guitar:

You can fret more then one octive on a guitar without moving your hand (your root position). So, to play legato, you place your fretting finger on the next note and strum or pluck it before you lift your finger fretting finger from the previous note. (It's not a technique I've actaually practiced yet, but I'm aware of it.) Also, when you change your hand position up or down then neck, you would normally lift your fingers, making legato impossible unless you allow the open strings to continue to ring (which can also be done on purpose).

Also, the squeek happens accidentally when you drag your fingers instead of lifting them to change positions. So, I suspect you've heard "soooo many other players" doing it while just being sloppy.
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New postby Jeff » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:48 pm

Congratulations on how much you are learning
on the Guitar!

The Squeek is all of the above and also just
because the Guitarist is not able play that
well.

Anyway, I loved the info!
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New postby Bud » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:06 pm

JeffHughes wrote:Congratulations on how much you are learning
on the Guitar!

Oh, I wouldn't say I've actually learned any of that "on" the guitar. More like, "about" the guitar. ;)
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New postby MarkS » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:32 am

Bud wrote:Santana is awesome, "pick" on him all you like.

But who is the other guy?


That other guy is Nuno Bettencourt from Extream.
Thier music was fun but the band was short lived.
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