Dizzy Fingers - another perspective

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Dizzy Fingers - another perspective

Postby Pickin Palmer » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:32 pm

Tomorrow is our Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club's monthly Pickin' Party - and, Harley McCabe says he's coming and going to pull the wraps of Dizzy Fangers he's been practicing for quite awhile. So, in order to provide him some rhythm I got a hold of that amazing Matt Cowe from someplace "just East" of NYC! He's got a really neat vid of him playing it out on YT, so I asked him what chords the toon had. ---- You know Matt is not only one of the better Chet style pickers at CAAS - he's a heck of a helpful sort. He sent me the kords and then I practiced using his YT vid. - Yep, I pretty much have it down (rhythm) for tomorrow - oh, maybe that Gm section where I have to beat on that D7 a number of times (5 or 6) before you start those downward going Dims is a little nervous. But, it's gonna be fun with Harley, tomorrow.

Well, you know YouBoob - if you are out there using something it "pushes" other posts close to that one on you. One of which is a piano player (the tune was written for piano) and this "tappin" guitarist - that just fried my brain. These kids are GOOD... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfVCPnAtN5k

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Re: Dizzy Fingers - another perspective

Postby Ray Bohlken » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:34 pm

Man! That duo was something extra. I sure enjoyed it. Hope y'all have a great time at your Pickin' Party. Wish I lived closer sometimes, I'd enjoy seeing these great players.
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Re: Dizzy Fingers - another perspective

Postby Pickin Palmer » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:11 pm

I wish you could come sometime, too, Ray. But, they aren't "great" players at my PPs.. The are "really, really, great" players... "Really, really, great." lol
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Re: Dizzy Fingers - another perspective

Postby DagerRande » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:15 pm

That was really interesting, Palmer! That pianist had great technique. I couldn't hear the guitar continuously enough to hear how well they coordinated with each other. I also consider using a flat pick to play this as being very "inefficient"! I think it's much better to have the fingers well placed so that the job of picking all of those notes is distributed.
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Re: Dizzy Fingers - another perspective

Postby Pickin Palmer » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:01 am

Spoken like a true finger style fan, and prolly why it looks like only Chet ever arranged this toon for geetar. - He's "tapping" the melody responses with the piano, Randy. (I wanna learn how to do a little of that.) He flat picks the two bridges... the root minor key and the 4 key. (That 4 key chord progression is a tad neat-strange, anyway...(lol)

Stupid early morning thought: Did you ever wonder how many different keys a bridge can (logically) go to - when somebody is writing a toon? Is there an upper limit? Is there any musical philosophy in choosing which? Has anyone ever done a study of all the keys bridges have gone to? Like I said - dumb questions. But, then - I've got all this extra time on my hands now that I don't watch football, anymore... :)

Oh, wait a minute - I've got to get showered and off to my monthly Pickin' Party.. Wish ya'll could be there.

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Re: Dizzy Fingers - another perspective

Postby DagerRande » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:49 pm

Palmer, your energy and creativity are always amazing to me! It's encouraging as I continue to age!
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