Friday, August 10, 2007

Fingerpicking YouTubers

I have been learning some new songs on the guitar recently and jammin pretty regularly with some mates. It's been really good to pick up the guitar and stretch the vocal cords again. Google has once again been invaluable in providing lyrics and tabulature and there are a lot of YouTube videos of people filming themselves playing covers. Some even teach you step-by-step what to do, like this one...

Damn this is some fine playing. Sorry to all my dial-up readers who can't watch this, but this guy is incredible. I havn't ever learned how to do anything but the most basic fingerpicking and have always prefered to play with a pick. But when someone can fingerpick the bass, the melody and the lead all at the same time, well, I got nothing but respect for those that can do it. It takes an amazing amount of time and dedication to get good enough to do this.

Word, Mate!

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