The 2 hardest pieces I ever learned...

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by Ed DeGenaro, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

    Messages:
    18,665
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Location:
    Malibu
  2. hemlock

    hemlock Guest

    Cool stuff, Ed! Thought I was listening to Tuck for a little while.;)
     
  3. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    32,049
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2002
    Location:
    New Jersey

    GREAT STUFF ED!!!!!! Keep at it and you will have it perfect in no time. Now THAT is really playing the guitar. Im jealous.

    I need to get back to my chord melody playing. I use to know a killer arangement of "If" by Bread. It was a solo arangement, and it was a KILLER to play. Fingerstyle and all. It took me about a year to get it down. A former teacher taught me the entire thing. That was 15 years ago, and I stopped playing it. Now I do not even remember the opening chords. :( Solo guitar is as self rewarding as anything you can do with the guitar IMO. It is just BRUTALLY hard to do. GREAT JOB!!!!!
     
  4. Myron Stratis

    Myron Stratis Member

    Messages:
    981
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
  5. Fretmaster

    Fretmaster Member

    Messages:
    2,176
    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Location:
    Maryland
    very nice! It sounds like you've decided instead of wanting to be Jeff Beck when you grow up you want to be Stanley Jordan.
     
  6. Rock Fella

    Rock Fella Member

    Messages:
    2,568
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2003
    Location:
    Ards, Northern Ireland
    if you are studying this stuff ed, listen to martin taylor, I was at a show he did and I came out dumbstruck , isolated 3 seperate gtr parts then played em all as one , but clearly distinct if ya know what I mean.

    give taylor a listen mate, the guy just kills.

    jimmy
     
  7. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

    Messages:
    18,665
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Location:
    Malibu
    I'm big Tayulor fan...listen to him ever since I heard him with Grapelli. About 8-9 years ago.
    Actually reading his autobiographie right now.
     
  8. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Staff Member

    Messages:
    36,848
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Location:
    Michigan
    IMHO, chord melody stuff with moving basslines like that is some of the most difficult thing to do on the instrument and have it flow. I bow down to the effort and dedication you put into learning that. And it sounds really good too, well done.
     
  9. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

    Messages:
    18,665
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Location:
    Malibu
    Man I wish I could speed the learning curve up on that that's for sure. Thanks for the kinda words.
     
  10. RGN

    RGN Member

    Messages:
    116
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2005
    Location:
    DFW, Texas
    That version of Blue Moon is fantastic! Pretty amazing stuff. Sounds like two guitars.
     
  11. Robotechnology

    Robotechnology Supporting Member

    Messages:
    827
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Location:
    North, NJ
    My brain is hemorraging just thinking about attempting to play Blue Moon like that... great stuff Ed!
     
  12. L5player

    L5player Member

    Messages:
    180
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    That is excellent Ed! Those pieces are pretty difficult to get the seperation going. I've been working at that for years and it continues to elude me. I'll throw back at you an attempt I did of My Funny Valentine. Not much in walking bass but my attempt at a chord melody thing. The guys that can actually pull that off are my heros!

    Here's an attempt at My Funny Valentine:

    Chord Melody Arrangement

    It's inspiring to hear you working on all that seperation! I think that style is really where you begin to master the guitar.

    All the best,

    Jim
     
  13. Simo

    Simo Guest

    Good stuff Ed keep at it, a player of your ability will get the hang of it in no time...I spent a good deal of time playing fingerstyle and have folders full of good simple arrangements to help with the right hand progression...some of them are very cool... some the true essence of corny...if you are interested I'll dig a few out and snail mail or scan them.

    Tommy Emmanuel recorded blue moon...I think it's on his dare to be different cd...it's a must hear for anyone that's learnt that piece.
     

Share This Page