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Best part is around 2:22.
Anything by SRV gives me chills. NOBODY in blues has ever nailed a guitar sound and style and playing ability like him as far as I'm concerned. It's mesmerizing to watch and listen to. And his flamboyance, you kind of look at it and are a little taken aback, but then you realize he was so freaking awesome he could do whatever he wanted. If you don't know much about him, definitely read up on him.
- Tell me that breakdown in between singing doesn't blow you away. The way he kept such a fast rhythm while playing so much single note strumming is amazing.mg33
- so much single note accented strumming is amazing.mg33
- Agreed. He has the most beautiful sound that's come out of a strat imo. Sorry Jimi.VectorMasked
OK, last of SRV. Lenny live in Tokyo in 1985. I love this song.
Built my own lapsteel guitar now. During the process I found out that I am neither a crafty person nor have the right tools. The thing came out pretty... errrm... rough. Will not post pics! But it is playable! Whoever needs construction plans in Illustrator format feel free to mail me...
Ok, some guitarists that I like at the moment:
Firstly, Derek Trucks, his slide playing is immense, totally fresh, not like any other slide players, so much so that Clapton recruited him for his band. Love his indian influenced playing:
For those above who like SRV, check out Phillip Sayce, he used to play with Jeff Healy. He's like SRV on steroids, and he can sing:
Matt Schofield is a guy I've had some lessons from in the past, he's got a really fresh, jazz-tinged angle on blues guitar, and is british:
And finally, another old teacher of mine, the legendary, freakishly talented Guthrie Govan, who occasionally plays live with Dizzie Rascal:
I'm want to learn to play. What kind of guitar should I get?
- get an acoustic first. Learn chords. Then when you get better, buy a cheap StratBaskerviIle
- I mean, what kind of guitar should I buy now?monospaced
- Any brand of acoustic. Just try to find one where the strings are easier to push down on the fretboard without buzzinglocustsloth
- in terms of a cheap acoustic, go for a Yamaha, they're well made even when cheap. Or a 2nd hand oneBaskerviIle
- yeah if you get an acoustic you don't need an ampscarabin
- definitely acoustic ... probably one that has a good soundmonospaced
- I'm learning on a cheap electric (Epiphone Special) - small and easier on my fingers than acousticmonkeyshine
- Because electrics are easier on the fingers, is exactly the reason you should start on an acoustic. Start hard and get good fastBaskerviIle
This is blues 101 -- Albert King. One of SRV's biggest influences.