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post Nov 3 2010, 04:23 AM
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My new lesson is up on the front page and it is dealing with power chords! Now, two of the things that are awesome about power chords are that they rock and that they are simple! This got me to thinking.....

Who do you think makes the best "simple" music?

Lots of bands do extremely complicated music, especially when it comes to some of the bands that guitarists tend to listen to. But, as I said in the lesson, sometimes simplicity is best.

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post Nov 3 2010, 06:26 AM
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Without thinking twice about it, I'd have to put forward Jack White or his inspiration for simplicity in music: Son House.

If I gave it more though I might come up with something a little more contemporary but ... really, the recording being played there is pretty raw; one old guy and his own hands clapping. Jack & Meg alone on stage is pretty simple too, and some of their tunes are incredibly well done and listenable. It's hard not to respect his direction.

edit: funny story, don't put hard returns before & after the youtube video id wink.gif

This post has been edited by jafomatic: Nov 3 2010, 06:27 AM

::jafomatic <-- Here lies the master collection of my collaboration and other improvisation recordings.

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Adrian Figallo
post Nov 3 2010, 07:03 AM
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agree about jack, he's fantastic.


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post Nov 3 2010, 07:31 AM
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Best simple music? I would have to say Green Day, I don't think it gets much simpler than that.


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