Photo of George W. Bush playing guitar...

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Photo of George W. Bush playing guitar...

Postby Justin » Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:05 am

Did President Shrub almost plays an Ab-6 chord?

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/08/31/_a ... photo.html
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Postby justjack » Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:30 am

Yeah, but his right hand technique is all f*ed up...and why does it look like that guy's ready to catch his juice?
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Postby phil_g » Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:52 am

The chord is G#M7#9b5 I think. Nice to see him enjoying himself isn't it?
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Postby Barengero » Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:29 am

justjack wrote:but his right hand technique is all f*ed up...


Don´t say this. To me it seems as if he plays a kind of "Czardas" and for this purpose the technique is quite correct. In Poland (="new europe") most of the Gipsy players use their fingers and not a pick like they do in france (="old europe").

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P.S.: Ooops, I just realize that I was unfair to him. On the picture you can see clearly that he is going to explain to the public how to make correct use of a paddle. This guy is really helping whereever he can.
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:55 am

That chord shape is pure Django!
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Postby Phydeaux3 » Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:56 pm

He was going for a basic G shape in the third position, but as always he was just a bit too late to get there...
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Postby stringring » Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:37 pm

It`s flamenco all the way.

It is a 'rasgueo'

Or Rasgueado or something.
At the end of a rasgueo you have the hand streched out exactly like he does.
And he is going for a Golpe.

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Postby djangology » Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:05 am

I can't resist... G-Dub jamming with Ritary! I can't take credit for this photo... I wish I could but I can't. LOL One of the guys from the gypsyjazzguitar Yahoo group made it last year... and here I am posting it without his permission... I hope he doesn't mind...

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Postby DennisC » Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:06 pm

looks more like a Db6/9 chord:

4 4 3 3 4 4

way to go bush... playing django chords in the toughest of keys!
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Postby nwilkins » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:53 am

No, Bret is correct - he is trying to play the G cowboy chord, but is mistakenly fingering it at the fourth fret.
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