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  • Beaumont Rag

    Posted by ScottyMac on May 14, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    This one was a challenge. Two fret hand transitions (m 5-6 and m 18-19) hung me up for literally weeks. The buzzing you hear occasionally is my ring. Thanks to Tony for a fret hand tip (roll your wrist) as that greatly improved precision on the Collings’ slightly narrower nut.


    • This discussion was modified 3 years ago by  ScottyMac.

    Marisa replied 2 years, 11 months ago 12 Members · 18 Replies
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  • Loraine

    May 14, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Excellent picking there @ScottyMac . I can see how the timing might be challenging in a few places. Laughed at your closing remarks. Funny how that little red light can make it so much more difficult to get a clean take. Your work paid off!

    • ScottyMac

      May 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm


  • albert_d

    May 15, 2021 at 6:43 am

    I relate to the “many takes” comment. I appreciate your performance. A few years ago Tony challenged the TAC community to learn and perform Beaumont Rag for a mash up video. Thus I relate to how well you are cross-picking and handling those sticky transitions in this piece. Good work.

  • Kim-Fitz

    May 15, 2021 at 8:36 am

    <div>Great job! I can appreciate the challenge of playing this style of music. I have been working on some ragtime and rag blues and such as well. I haven’t tried any arrangements that use a pick yet. I looks difficult! Check out the YouTube below. It’s of Stefan Grossman playing Dallas Rag back when he was younger. If your not familiar with him he teaches this style of music. I think he’s a great guitarist. </div>


    some other of his music not rag

    <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”><yt-formatted-string force-default-style=””>”Tightrope” played by Stefan Grossman</yt-formatted-string>

    <yt-formatted-string force-default-style=””>”Spirit Levels” Stefan Grossman & John Renbourn</yt-formatted-string><b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”><yt-formatted-string force-default-style=””>

  • Philb

    May 15, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Very nice! Great sound!

  • David_Leo

    May 16, 2021 at 4:50 am

    Very nicely done. I have never quite been able to get all the way through it.

  • ScottyMac

    May 17, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to this player

  • Tom000-18

    May 17, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Scotty Mac, Well done! I really enjoyed your playing and hearing Stephan Grossman (thanks Kim-Fitz). Still working on my “takes” so I can post one :)!

    • ScottyMac

      May 20, 2021 at 5:57 pm

      Sometimes I just have to say “close enough for government work” and move on.

  • PhilBarru

    May 17, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Excellent @ScottyMac! Thanks for posting.

    • ScottyMac

      May 20, 2021 at 5:56 pm


  • JoeW

    May 20, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Good job. Nice guitar.

    • ScottyMac

      June 17, 2021 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you. I’ve neer played a Collings I didn’t like.

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by  ScottyMac.
  • ChuckS

    May 27, 2021 at 6:32 am

    Sounds great. Nice work.

  • ChuckS

    May 27, 2021 at 6:34 am

    Wow, that was really good. Nice finger work.

  • Bill_Brown

    June 18, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Great flat picking @ScottyMac 👏👏 Nice fretboard work as well👍 I thought your timing/tempo was excellent🤩

    • ScottyMac

      June 18, 2021 at 8:54 am

      Thanks. Metronome’s help. Unforgiving.

  • Marisa

    June 18, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Very nice! You can be proud of this post!

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