[Not Blues] Some random acoustic fingerpickin'

Discussion in 'Other Member Recordings' started by Jalapeno, Jun 13, 2019 at 7:03 PM.

  1. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    I learned these the first year I started guitar, 2012, during session 10 of the Gibson Learn and Master course (pre-BGU for me). I was going through some papers and found the sheet music. Thought I'd give them a try for old times sake. Took a few run throughs to get through them. :whistle: I put the best takes all on one recording, sorry about the length. (about 5 minutes)

    1. Cannon in D - Pachelbel arr. Steve Krenz
    2. Session 10 Intro - Steve Krenz
    3. Michelle - Lennon and McCartney - arr. Fingerpicking the Beatles

    Eric

    Random finger pickin' tunes
     
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  2. BigMike

    BigMike Blues Newbie

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    That is some sweet music right there. Good one Jalapeno
     
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  3. Eblues

    Eblues Blues Newbie

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    Sweet. I enjoyed that medley and I also enjoy playing without a pick, but I only know a handful of songs I can play that way. And none of them involve incorporating the melody with a bass line, which sounds very cool. Every so often I think about picking up one of those hybrid nylon acoustics with a medium size nut, and venturing deeper into this style of play. I've let a couple of nice ones slip away due to procrastination. so much to learn, so little time, and so much of that being wasted. :(
     
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  4. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Wow!! Beautiful playing, and cracking recording.(y)
     
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  5. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Thanks BigMike!
    Eric
     
  6. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Thanks Eblues!
    I’ve seen those hybrids on a couple of web vendor sites and kind of wondered about them. I’ve played around with some classical style nylon string guitars at a music store but never thought enough about them to buy one. The wider neck is fine but I’m not sure how much I’d like the flat fingerboard. I have two steel strings and they seem to do fine for this style of play, as far as I can tell.

    Eric
     
  7. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Thanks Davy!

    Eric
     
  8. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Excellent! (y)(y)(y)
    Very enjoyable listen.
    Carnegie Hall, here you come:Beer:

    I agree with Davy, great recording to.
    Can you tell us your set up?
     
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  9. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Thanks Captain!

    Simple setup for that recording. Seagull S 6 Original into a Fishman Aura di into a BOSS microBR recorder. I used a George L cable from the guitar to the direct injection box and a short 18” George L cable from the di to the recorder. To render the .mp3 I just used the default preset in the microBR’s mastering toolkit, which I think added a hint of reverb.

    Eric
     
  10. JohnJ

    JohnJ Indianapolis,Indiana

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    Very Nice..Really enjoyed it.
     
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  11. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    Thats pretty darn good there Liked it.
     
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  12. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Gotcha on the DI setup.
    Sounds good.
     
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  13. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Thanks JohnJ!
    Eric
     
  14. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Thanks bcb!
    Eric
     
  15. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin Counting down the days until the NE Jam!

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    Very nice playing Eric. Maybe you can give us a little live fingerpicking serenade at Lake George this fall:thumbup:.
     
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  16. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Thanks Brian. My serenading sounds better over the internet, however :cry::whistle::Beer:

    See you there.

    Eric