Why Guitar is not dying - Alexandr Misko covering Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Alexandr Misko)

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  1. Papanate

    Papanate Gold Supporting Member

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    Creativity always rises to the surface. And even in my advanced years Misko
    catches my ear and inspires me with an exciting performance.


     
  2. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    thanks!
    i really enjoyed that.

    but, the guitar is not "dying", to begin with, & i don't believe that truth is proven by one super-cool cover of a 30-yr old pop-song..... even when it's being achieved using truly difficult (but very-well-established) techniques.
     
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  3. Bankston

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    I don't buy into the idea that guitar is dying.

    We've played several shows with the School of Rock kids and there's plenty of talent coming in the next generation. Our drummer's son is 14 and he lives, breathes, eats, etc. guitar.
     
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    Instead it's playing the music of dead people ;)

    I've heard this, it's one of the better listening performances of that style. What is that style called these days? We used to call it the "like Michael Hedges" style. Is there a specific name for it?
     
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    F-in amazing. Go kid.
     
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    I don't know, but there are truly a lot of guitarists inspired by Michael Hedges today. I think that he could be the most influential acoustic guitarist of the last thirty years.
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    the "preston reed"-style?
    michael's biggest influence.
    never stop looking for the roots.
     
  8. Matt Sarad

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    Bongo player with the ubiquitous thumb slap. Candyrat records made this popular. Seems to be taking Canada by storm.
    I have Preston's first album. Very different.
    Kaki King was totally inspired by Preston.
    My pal Don Alder hits like a world class conga player and somehow can still play some melodic music.
    Tal Farlow used to play rhythm on his jazz guitar.

    Give thanks to Don Ross.
     
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    This cat- I want to hear his interpretation of Ornette Coleman's "Ramblin'".
     
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    Did anyone else notice the people sitting at the bar?
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    well, if we're gonna distinguish & separate the guitar-playing-style by specifically marking the incorporation of body-tapping "bongo" techniques, they come from a long folk tradition; re: guitar per sé, see the entire history of rhythmic techniques for guitar in flamenco.
    then, instruments like the gub-gubbi (& to some degree the berimbau), etc.
    me, i can't forget that african immigrant i saw playing acoustic guitar outside the pompidou centre in 1979 & etc etc etc.
     
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    I remember that Ray Crawford used to do a very good imitation of bongos on guitar in the trio with Ahmad Jamal in the fifties, and I think that there were other jazz guitarists like Tal Farlow doing that.
     
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    I'm not one of the guitar is dying proponents, it's always tied to the misconception there was a magic time of universal mainstream rock and roll while denying it was a countercultural event. Anyway cool as that is I wouldn't pay to see it and he isn't going to change any minds about guitar because few will see it. The world will get it's new massive guitar star and somehow it will still disappoint. Remember all the **** Kurt Cobain got?
     
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    Papanate Gold Supporting Member

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    While I would agree that guitar is not dying per se - there is no denying the
    Absence of guitar centric music in popular culture.

    And I don't believe one ambitious guy is a sign of a turn around. It is more
    A sign that guitar is still popular and there seems to be a cornucopia of players
    exploring the wide open plains of guitar.

    For me I like listening to guitar music - specifically in the roles that aren't blues based.
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    well said, papa!
    props.
     
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    Did Preston really influence Michael? I thought DeGrassi was his favorite, and he was doing the slapping/tapping first.
     
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    Nicely done!
    Makes me sad the King of Pop is long gone.
     
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    One of my favorite songs ever - just love that he's carrying the melody and the bassline simultaneously. Amazing!
     
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    Huge Michael Hedges fan here. I just like seeing him referenced.
     
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    I happened to see this one on FB the other day.

     
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