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Monday, March 31, 2008

Ahh...so smooth and soothing

I really salute this Andy Mckee, man! Listen and you'll agree with me. If I'm not mistaken, this is a classical piece being played with an acoustic guitar. It involves lotsa fingerpicking on exact notes to create the melody unlike strumming which involves chords. Timing and coordination of both hands is very important in this style. The left hand has to move adeptly across the frets to search for the notes and be released after the exact length required in the piece. These are just the fundamentals, what you see Andy's doing is due to many years of experience and experiments with techniques and sound effects including tapping, sliding, hammer-ons and pull-offs. I'm listening to it again and again and again and again...

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