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#41 Rockerbob

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:39 AM

Hello everyone,

I just watched "rockerbobs" video demonstrating hybrid picking
I enjoyed it so much that it inspired me to post this question.

Would this style lend itself to being played on a semi-acoustic guitar rather than the standard acousic steel strung guitar. ???

I really fancy buying a semi acoustic ( something like an epiphone alleykat which is a little smaller that say a Gretch ) as an addition to my acoustic but have no idea how they are suited for fingerpickin.

Thanks


I use this technique on all my guitars. It's just the way I play. It works for me on any guitar - acoustic, electric or somewhere between.

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#42 esbark

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:57 AM

thanks, Rockerbob

If I can make it sound half as good as yours I will be happy.

Any comments on nut width for your style ?

#43 Rockerbob

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:09 PM

thanks, Rockerbob

If I can make it sound half as good as yours I will be happy.

Any comments on nut width for your style ?


Nut width doesn't matter to me much. The guitar in the video has a 1 3/4" nut. all my other 6 string guitars have 1 11/16" nuts (except the classical, which is over 2"). The 1 3/4 is my favorite, but it's also my best acoustic guitar for many other reasons, so I'm very biased towards that guitar in general, but all my electrics have the 1 11/16" nuts.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:34 PM

Thank you very much for that information

I will have another look at you video now

I just had a quick try at hybrid and realise i will need to re-train my fingers somewhat.

Thanks again

#45 si16

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:57 PM

Hi esbark,

It's easy to see why you were inspired, RB makes it look so easy. :winkthumb:

You could also listen to (and read up on) Cliff Gallup who was the guitarist on Gene Vincent's earliest hits. He played a Gretsch hybrid style and inspired guitarists such as Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Brian Setzer and many others. Some of the tunes he is featured on are Be-Bop-a-Lula, Race With the Devil, Catman and Who Slapped John.

#46 esbark

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:25 AM

Si16

Really? Wow,Gene vincent was "my era" ( Me being over 60 ) So i will certainly research him

Thanks for that.

Great Forum This !!!!!

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:09 AM

Argh! I want to play that so bad. Can't find the tab for "Different
Times", though. May have to tab it out myself. ;)

//edit.

Okay, so either I'm apparently horrible at tabbing, my guitar is
way out of tune, or this piece isn't in standard tuning. :(

#48 ethic

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:08 PM

Argh! I want to play that so bad. Can't find the tab for "Different
Times", though. May have to tab it out myself. ;)

//edit.

Okay, so either I'm apparently horrible at tabbing, my guitar is
way out of tune, or this piece isn't in standard tuning. :(


Yeah. Nuts to this. I just bought his book instead. :D

Amazon.com: Laurence Juber - The Guitarist Anthology Volume 2 Book & CD (Acoustic Masterclass): Laurence Juber: Books

Apparently he uses DADGAD a lot.

#49 Rockerbob

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 05:50 PM

Yeah. Nuts to this. I just bought his book instead. :D

Amazon.com: Laurence Juber - The Guitarist Anthology Volume 2 Book & CD (Acoustic Masterclass): Laurence Juber: Books

Apparently he uses DADGAD a lot.


Oh yeah! THis tune is in DADGAD.
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:16 PM

gonna try to convert it to Standard tuning; or if that's too difficult DADGBE. Not a fan of alternate tunings, really. :( :smilinguitar:

#51 Mike Prather

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 02:46 PM

Very nicely done.

#52 Rockerbob

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:43 PM

Thanks, Mike!

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 11:46 AM

Nice

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:50 PM

That was great, Rockerbob!
Not to take away from the subject matter, but I must ask, as I was noticing your thumb on the fretting hand. I have never noticed someone with the thumb that low on the fretboard, as it almost looks like it's on the bottom of the fretboard. Is this a unique style, or is more common than what I realize???
Just wondering,
thanks,
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#55 Rockerbob

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 09:14 PM

That was great, Rockerbob!
Not to take away from the subject matter, but I must ask, as I was noticing your thumb on the fretting hand. I have never noticed someone with the thumb that low on the fretboard, as it almost looks like it's on the bottom of the fretboard. Is this a unique style, or is more common than what I realize???
Just wondering,
thanks,
hb


I move my thumb around depending on what I need to reach. Sometimes it's more around the back but this tune requires reaches I couldn't make with my thumb farther back. My average is thumb closer to the middle of the back of the neck.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 09:35 PM

Darn right good stuff. Of course crazy glue might help me.
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 09:59 PM

I move my thumb around depending on what I need to reach. Sometimes it's more around the back but this tune requires reaches I couldn't make with my thumb farther back. My average is thumb closer to the middle of the back of the neck.


Nothing like being flexible when the situation warrants! I guess it just shows us all to not get galvanized in the way we go about playing.
thnx,
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:27 PM

Darn nice, RB. The tune reminds me of ragtime influence. Good stuff.

I've always enjoyed fingerstyle, and my style goes with electric or acoustice as well. But I never got the hang of this sort of hybrid. It always seems to be either flat picking or a switch to fingerstyle. When I was learning, I could really notice the difference in volume when I played with my thumb vs. my fingers. I just developed a callus on my thumb so I get more snap, plus I'll occasionally catch a bass string intentionally with the corner of the thumb nail for a little grit.

Thanks RB. You rock....er......bob!!
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:15 AM

Hi Keith, when you do those 2 harmonics at the end, I can't see if you are plucking the strings behind your index finger to get the sound to ring. I thought that was how you had to do it but maybe you have a different way?
It doesn't look like you are 'tapping' either but I also can't do that, so how did you do it, if you don't mind me asking.
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#60 Rockerbob

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:35 AM

Hi Keith, when you do those 2 harmonics at the end, I can't see if you are plucking the strings behind your index finger to get the sound to ring. I thought that was how you had to do it but maybe you have a different way?
It doesn't look like you are 'tapping' either but I also can't do that, so how did you do it, if you don't mind me asking.


My pick is hitting the string behind my finger. Its hard to see, but that's the trick.




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