Tag Archives: Acoustic Guitar

1 + 1 > 2, or how Italians give a lesson on singing harmony

Via Sippican Cottage: This is very cool: Some things that stand out to me: * They sound better harmonizing than singing by themselves. * The Italian way of phrasing speech: “…I will sing for you the part by Paul…”   “,,,it goes … Continue reading

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Banjo de jour

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More on picking

Back in the early 80’s I would always try to alternate pick strokes down/up or up/down. By the 90’s I incorporated sweep picking down and up (even if only two adjacent strings) along with inside picking. Recently I’ve been working … Continue reading

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It’s R&B time – Ain’t No Sunshine

The bar-band classic: I know, I know, I know you’ve probably heard it played too loud, too many times – but it’s nice hearing the original artist playing it with a small band.

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Ashokan Fairwell

Tonight is the 20th anniversary of the original airing of Ken Burns’ The Civil War.   What does that have to do with audio? This gave attention to the tune Ashokan Farewell as it was prominently featured throughout the series. I had never heard … Continue reading

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Skip To M’Halen

Best version of Skip To My Lou, ever? I did this mashup back around 1988, using a TEAC 3340:

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Two Faces of Ruby Baby

Two different styles of this song, depending on the mood of the audience: Rockabilly Ruby Baby Mellow Ruby Baby

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