That is just astoudingly great playing. I would think that it was excellent playing if it was done by someone using all 4 fingers to fret. The fact that the guy has one finger out of commission, and is fretting a lot of the notes with a slide, including those in fast triplet and 16th note runs, makes it simply unbelievable.
hottubes said:you people on here are so damned nice.....i can't tell you how much i appreciate the kind words about my salvation army three fingered slide performance.
i was jacked up on about three cups of rocket fuel french press coffee at the time.
the truth is, it wasn't a door that got me, it was an old Neve sidecar broadcast console. i was trying to lift it out of a road case up onto a stand with another fella...the f**king thing slipped out of my hands (about 500 pounds) and guillotined the middle finger of my left hand on a case tray lip.
it was horrible.....REALLY scary **** for me.
these last couple months of healing have been a serious moment of introspection to say the least. just as of last week i got back to work a little....played a couple sessions and it went as well as could be expected.
if i apply several coats of superglue to the tip of that middle finger it acts as enough of a shock absorber to fret the occasional note with it when i really need to, but mainly i'm relearning how to play with the other three fingers...figuring out new ways to finger chords and play various licks...it's not too difficult really when you get used to it. think of your ol' buddy next time you're plunkin' around on your favorite plunk....try playing a bunch of stuff without using your middle finger at all....it's pretty weird feeling. my advice to all you guitar slingers is DO NOT DO WHAT I DID....be careful with your hands!!!!!!