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Jose Mena
post Aug 4 2008, 05:28 AM
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Not so long ago, I saw a few videos on you tube of guitarists that do amazing stuff on the acoustic guitar, I called it percussive because they play accompanying themselves taping the guitar. I know this style has probably been around for some time, but just recently caught my attention.

If not sure what I am talking about, go on you tube and do a search on Andy Mcgee, I would like to know if there are any players here that play that style, and what do you think of it. Personally I think it is awesome, and it is something I would like to explore.

I would like to hear your thoughts

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post Aug 4 2008, 06:26 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPhVpIlc1vs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOdcqUTju5k

and I can't show you some of my favorite acoustic players without...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRVH05o9CQs...feature=related


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post Aug 4 2008, 09:53 AM
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OMG,this people can play.Thanks for the links.smile.gif


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post Aug 4 2008, 09:56 AM
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Its an awesome style and addition to guitar playing smile.gif


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post Aug 4 2008, 10:06 AM
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post Aug 4 2008, 11:59 AM
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Not to mention:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qTnkbcKyFg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGemE401r-M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAfCcyWUIwI

If any of the instructors wanna do a lesson in this kind of acoustic style, I wouldn't mind it ^^


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QUOTE (Canis @ Aug 4 2008, 12:59 PM) *
If any of the instructors wanna do a lesson in this kind of acoustic style, I wouldn't mind it ^^

Me neither tongue.gif


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post Aug 4 2008, 03:46 PM
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It would be awesome if someone posted a lesson on how to play like this here on GMC, I have been looking around to see if I could find one, and there aren't any.

I know someone that hosts an open mic not too far from where I live, that can play this style, I wish I could convince him to join GMC and share this with us, but he is actively playing gigs and probably doesn't have time, I will mention it to him anyway


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post Aug 4 2008, 04:09 PM
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Andy McKee - Drifting
Percussive E-Guitar

by the way: this is awesome:
Andy McKee - Africa(by toto)
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post Aug 4 2008, 04:17 PM
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The main reason i started playing guitar again after a long break, was Antoine Dufour... i learned to play he's tune Glimmer of hope, and got addicted.. I'ts kinda hard to come up with something original though as they use many differnet tunings, i love the style of playing though its awsome smile.gif


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QUOTE (JVM @ Aug 4 2008, 07:26 AM) *


I already knew Bjørn Berge, but I have to say I really got impressed about Gabriela (first video). I would not mind to see "in the style of Gabriela" lessons tongue.gif


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Well I tried exploring this style a bit on my own some time ago, and I learned that's it's not as tricky as it may look(like most guitar techniques) but you need to have a very certain setup to get it to sound good.

Thick strings and acoustic guitars that can hold low and high tunings is a must, as the main trick about this type of playing is the tuning, it's rare to see a piece in this style playd with standard tuning, and ussually the guitar is tuned to an open chord, meaning that if you strum all the strings without fretting you will get a chord(for example Don Ross is tunning to E B D E B E in his song "Afraid To Dance", which gives you a chord that I'm not sure the name of because it doesn't have a 3rd, but it's something 7 tongue.gif)

Other tricks, is like you mentioned, the rythmic tapping, which just replaces drums with muted taps, alot of usage of diffrent natural harmonics, using open strings to keep the flow of the song, slapping&popping, tapping.


Look through some of the tabs for these musicians, and you'll see how they apply what I mentioned above, and I think it will simplify things a bit for you smile.gif


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QUOTE (Iluha @ Aug 4 2008, 03:03 PM) *
Well I tried exploring this style a bit on my own some time ago, and I learned that's it's not as tricky as it may look(like most guitar techniques) but you need to have a very certain setup to get it to sound good.

Thick strings and acoustic guitars that can hold low and high tunings is a must, as the main trick about this type of playing is the tuning, it's rare to see a piece in this style playd with standard tuning, and ussually the guitar is tuned to an open chord, meaning that if you strum all the strings without fretting you will get a chord(for example Don Ross is tunning to E B D E B E in his song "Afraid To Dance", which gives you a chord that I'm not sure the name of because it doesn't have a 3rd, but it's something 7 tongue.gif)

Other tricks, is like you mentioned, the rythmic tapping, which just replaces drums with muted taps, alot of usage of diffrent natural harmonics, using open strings to keep the flow of the song, slapping&popping, tapping.


Look through some of the tabs for these musicians, and you'll see how they apply what I mentioned above, and I think it will simplify things a bit for you smile.gif


Cool. I may pursue that some day. But right now I have other stuff to get in order! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 5 2008, 10:23 PM
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I like this style very much. But I also like the more electrical approach a la Bob Zabek.


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post Aug 6 2008, 05:52 PM
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Also check out Thomas Leeb:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwb1lc0XStc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz5mMHJMr7s

You can buy tabs of his songs from his web site that even include all the slaps/thumps/scratches on the guitar.


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post Aug 6 2008, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE (Jose Mena @ Aug 4 2008, 09:46 AM) *
It would be awesome if someone posted a lesson on how to play like this here on GMC, I have been looking around to see if I could find one, and there aren't any.


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post Aug 6 2008, 07:00 PM
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