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  • Kitman

    Member
    June 27, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Hi @MikeGaurnier and thanks for posting your right hand strumming and finger picking analysis. It is a great hybrid approach. I use something similar in some songs. I posted a song in the Play for Us forum that uses a form of this hybrid called Drop D Improv Exploration. My aim is usually to emulate the beat and cadence of the song I am playing. Sometimes successfully and sometimes not! 😂.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by  Kitman. Reason: Updated to reference the correct performance post
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by  Kitman.
  • the-old-coach

    Member
    June 27, 2022 at 8:38 am

    Mike-

    Wow- thanks for sharing that!

    It reminds me- (and it should)- how much I don’t know.

    Your video/post has a great “one-to-one” feeling about it– the kind of stuff that **really** gets the point(s) across, but in a laid-back sort-of style.

    (You may be onto somethin’ there🤔).

    I’m gonna watch-thru it again– with guitar in hand.

    Thanks again

    mark

  • Namarran

    Member
    July 11, 2022 at 6:09 am

    THanks Mike, I love that song! And appreciate your experimentation. I also dont like to use a pick. But I’m new to TAC and I’m going to give it a go anyway . Nice to be here.

    • N-lightMike

      Member
      July 11, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      Hey @Namarran , I used a pick for the first 1 1/2 to 2 years. I have now gone a years without using a pick for any of the lessons. I think I’m going to start using a pick again just for variety. It’s a journey and there is no right or wrong way to do it. Besides which, if I don’t use a pick how can I “keep pickin’?” 😅

      MG 😀

  • Marty73

    Member
    July 12, 2022 at 11:38 am

    👍

    • N-lightMike

      Member
      July 12, 2022 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks @Marty69

  • Mrfredsporty

    Member
    July 14, 2022 at 9:17 am

    I too dont like flat picks much even though now I am learning Billy in the Lowground with one.I use my thumb for the top 3 strings and my I,M,A fingers for the bottom ones. Although I am opening up now by trying to learn flatpick, I still dont like strumming and probably. never will. Keep on pickin’

    • N-lightMike

      Member
      July 14, 2022 at 11:59 am

      Yep, you sound just like me, @Mrfredsporty . It’s important to feel free to follow the direction you chose to go. Don’t let yourself be pressed into any style or technique because it is common or popular. The other side of the coin, our guitar journey is long and we reach plateaus. We no longer have to get into ruts, but plateaus, yeah. So keep an open mind. You may choose to explore strumming in the future. But for now, you don’t have to.

      MG 😀

      • Mrfredsporty

        Member
        July 14, 2022 at 1:57 pm

        ty, MG. btw if you are into british sports cars Im one of the few people that knows what MG stands for : Morris Garages. so now you can amaze your friends

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        July 14, 2022 at 2:31 pm

        Oh, that’s disappointing, @Mrfredsporty . I thought they named the MGs after me. 🤣

        Morris Garages. That is interesting and cool. Yeah, I always liked MGs because those are my initials. I guess that was easy to figure out.

        MG 😀

      • Mrfredsporty

        Member
        July 15, 2022 at 3:10 am

        Booker T and the MGs. I liked them back in the day

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        July 15, 2022 at 12:42 pm

        I never heard of Booker T and MGs, but I looked them up. Here’s an old video of them opening for Fogerty and CCR back in 1970. It’s totally fascinating how they could take this little melodic motif and turn it into a 5 minute song that doesn’t even have lyrics. And it looks like they are still together. Thanks again for another great tip.

        Well, it looks like I have to edit what I said. First, though I never heard the name, I have heard their music literally thousands of times. Another example of studio musicians who created a certain sound that was associated with a recording studio. Also, the members have gotten together a number of times over the years, but they didn’t really “stay together” per se.

        MG 😀

  • Cadgirl

    Member
    July 17, 2022 at 3:19 am

    @MikeGaurnier Good Job on the video and giving some insight on how you accomplish so much on your guitar. Thank you for sharing it with us.,

    • N-lightMike

      Member
      July 17, 2022 at 11:01 am

      You’re very welcome @Cadgirl . It is very helpful to see how others go about making the guitar sing. 😎

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