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Yakety Axe video

Postby Chuck » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:18 am

Have always wanted to play Yakety Axe, but could never even come close to the speed and precision Chet (and other posters on this board) could play. Chet will always own this song, everyone knows that, I knew it was impossible to even come close.

So I slowed it down and tried to make it my own.
-With all respect, humility and deference I "talk-sang" the Merle Travis lyrics that I loved so much when Chet included them.
-I couldn't bear to have just my face in there during the lyrics so I thought about what would be a good alternative- which is of course shots of Chet playing, from the you tubes we have all seen.
Again used with respect and NOT to imply I could ever share the stage with Chet (ha!)
-Finally I added a lead break borrowing from Jitterbug Waltz

Thanks, thought I'd try something different, since Chet's perfect version already exists. Chuck/Cincinnati
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Re: Yakety Axe video

Postby Carl Martin » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:16 am

Very nice. I enjoyed your creativity. Thanks for posting...
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Re: Yakety Axe video

Postby Norm » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:39 pm

Veerrrrryyyy clever editing...

Playing was purty good, too
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
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Re: Yakety Axe video

Postby Terry Tolley » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:26 pm

Very clever arrangement....BOTH on the tune AND the video! I enjoyed it!
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Postby cettyboy » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:52 pm

I really liked "Michelle".Great playing!
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Re: Yakety Axe video

Postby GaryL » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:26 pm

Excellent. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Yakety Axe video

Postby Art Sims » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:03 am

That's fun to watch and hear, Chuck. Neat ideas in what you've put together and really fine playing. Tremendous talent you have. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Yakety Axe video

Postby Chuck » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:59 am

Carl, Norm, Terry, Mark, Gary and Art. Thank you. It just means so much when people on this board, (given the excellent players here) provide positive comments. Makes me want to work harder (and like most of us I'm already working hard). MUCH appreciated. Thank you all. Chuck/Cincinnati
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Re: Yakety Axe video

Postby DagerRande » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:28 am

Chuck, I know what it's like to learn everything merely from listening and then putting out own "twist" on things. It takes a lot of inborn talent combined with lots of practice. You did a great job!
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