Just a divertessement to lift one's spirits....
I figger'd you'd be first in line to check this out. I just LOVE how people think out of the box when manipulating guitars (and other musical instruments for that matter).
Big smile on my face right now. (Lost everything I just said, but we will try again!) How the heck can you change notes by turning your thingie, (well, uh, turning our thingies can definitely change our notes, lol) but you know - what's it called ... how on earth can you get the right note by turning your string in an instant?!!! Let alone with a capo?? Wonderful and bizarre. The other other thing I found particularly fascinating was his relationship with audience As a performer I can see the juxtaposition of wanting to emote and have silent listeners and then there are all those who are singing and he's laughing with them, but experiencing a duality emotional presence, I guess I'd call it. Or I was anyway, putting myself in his position. Also interesting is that he wrote about his girlfriend's father who was a skin-head with tattoos and now he is one himself. I just wish he had a strong vocal ability as well. He looks like someone who would and it's such a contradiction to hear this soft, delicate voice come out when his speaking voice is much more bass. The experience was just bizarre and wonderful. Thanks!'
Went on and found this beautiful piece by him: Jon Gomm - Passionflower - YouTube
Those are called Scruggs Pegs/tuners. Earl Scruggs the banjo player invented them and used them to detune strings by certain intervals. They call them detuners now.
I loved the comraderie in the fact that his audience knew all the words and nuances of the song and they could all enjoy it together.
the tapping is pretty amazing. I never learned how to tap on the guitar or pop on the bass but I really learned guitar to accompany my voice..
These are AMAZING!
Amazing Talent...thanks for sharing ... hope all is good in your world Giulia
Yes, ma'am, all is good here. Can actually see some blue sky for a change! Back atcha.
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