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by lukejazz
Wed Jun 23, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Thumb Technique, placement, and motion
Replies: 5
Views: 6931

Your welcome woodshedder. I've seen the picking by bending the knuckle technique before in professionals as well as students. Seems like it's a natural tendency for some people. If I'm not mistaken (hey, I might be, it's happened before) I think Gary Potter does something like that - you can see him...
by lukejazz
Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Thumb Technique, placement, and motion
Replies: 5
Views: 6931

Was watching some clips the other day after reading your post and happened on a Romane bit with a close-up of his right and and then the others guitarists right hands playing rhythm.

Anyway I'll post it for a day or two if you want to take a look at it:
http://www.lukejazz.com/movie/
by lukejazz
Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: strings: switching from mediums to lights
Replies: 6
Views: 6913

I recently started using the tens and it's a much nicer feel for me although there was a trade off in volume.
by lukejazz
Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Traveling with my guitar.
Replies: 8
Views: 10557

by lukejazz
Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Tradition
Replies: 18
Views: 22697

Re: Tradition

It strikes me that since Django wasn't 'schooled' he didn't know of or didn't think about alternate picking (maybe?) and therefore, this certain tradition was basically like taking a bad habit and copying it. I'm thinking (of course I have no real research to back this up) that alternating picking ...
by lukejazz
Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Tradition
Replies: 18
Views: 22697

Excellent! You really have a knack for taking some of my thoughts that ramble around in the old coconut and organizing them into intelligent discourse. Have you thought about running for President? I don't know what provoked that essay but I can say that you make a lot of sense to me. I often find m...
by lukejazz
Tue May 25, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Taylor/Martin + Argentine string? can give gypsy sound?
Replies: 5
Views: 7324

I tried putting John Pearse Nuages on a Gibson flat top/steel string once (Blues King Electro) - didn't really give good results - sounded the about the same just softer.
by lukejazz
Sat May 22, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Silent Guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 6704

Silent Guitar

Has anyone here ever tried or owned Yamaha's "Silent Guitar"?
http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product ... nt_guitar/
by lukejazz
Sat May 22, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Tunes
Topic: How to play DINAH ???
Replies: 10
Views: 13748

Oops - made a booboo myself! Here's what I meant: I've included a common fingering at the end of each grid. After the fingering I'm including the chord tone names (scale degrees) in case it may help anyone who doesn't understand the harmony. There are naturally, many, many ways to play this cliche' ...
by lukejazz
Fri May 21, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: How to play DINAH ???
Replies: 10
Views: 13748

This is one way to play it: l--------l--------l--------l--------l--------l l--------l--------l---x----l--------l--------l l--------l--------l--------l----x---l--------l l--------l--------l--------l----x---l--------l l--------l----x---l--------l--------l--------l l--------l--------l--------l--------...
by lukejazz
Thu May 20, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: How to play DINAH ???
Replies: 10
Views: 13748

How to play DINAH ???

That's just a descending minor cliche' like the tune "Summertime" and many others. Along with the minor chord just include the line - Root, Natural 7th, Flat 7th. So in Em that would be E, Eb, D. Many times you see it as four notes instead of three, i.e. E, Eb, D, Db. Harmonically you'll s...
by lukejazz
Wed May 12, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Fretting with yer thumb
Replies: 8
Views: 10698

Re: Fretting with yer thumb

fmason wrote:I hope that helps.
Thanks fmason - I'll keep trying with your observations in mind.
by lukejazz
Tue May 11, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Fretting with yer thumb
Replies: 8
Views: 10698

Fretting with yer thumb

I'm really having trouble getting that thumb over the top thing to work. I really get a lot of rattling, etc. This is a big disappointment for me - I've never had such trouble with anything guitar related!! My hands are average size (not really big, or really small) and I'm playing a Dunn Belleville...
by lukejazz
Tue May 04, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Django's Legacy Video
Replies: 6
Views: 9273

Django's Legacy Video

I saw it (dvd) was on sale at amazon.com the other day.
http://tinyurl.com/2e5kc
by lukejazz
Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: string guages
Replies: 6
Views: 8258

string guages

Thanks to all for the great disertaions (sp?). I'll give the 10s another go and hope I don't keep breaking the first string like before. I noticed one other participants in another section of the forum enthusiastic about Argentines - I'll give them a try (been using Pearse).