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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2010-02-09T20:15:24+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=7&t=10744 2010-02-09T20:15:24+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10744&p=102183#p102183 <![CDATA[Re: I don't have GAS...really I don't]]>
Buffalo_Bill wrote:
Just remembered, I saw Richie Havens last November, he plays open tunings and barres the chords with his thumb across the neck. His style is all about rhythm and his singing, and he had a side man playing lead through a Gibson hollow body electric. I tried that thumb technique, it works good. I'll have to try more of that.
I've got a worn out thumb joint that gets sore real quick when I play conventional barre chords. I try to keep my thumb sticking out and only brace at it's base. I can play open chords with no problem.
Bill


I tried Freedom a week or so ago, never thought I'd get anywhere near that percussive strumming style of Havens'. After a couple of times through the wife came in and said from the other room it soundied like I was playing Freedom. Thats when I was working on the left hand palm muting thing. It really, really works the right shoulder.
Noteboat from the GN forum has worked with some handicapped players and sent my a couple of photos of himself doing an "A" shaped barre and an "E" shaped barre. I'm trying to work them into my playing. I play all the open chords that I need to get the song out but I want to be able to move around the fretboard more.

I even do some ho/po's to add a little flavor. And I have been trying to do some scales by tapping. Not warm and fuzzy with that yet, the new guit may be the right tool though.

It wouldn't help your thumb much but I have wondered for folks with wrist problems if playing the way that I do might get them back on the guitar. I move my wrist very little to fret the common chords.

Jack

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2010-02-09T18:21:49+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10744&p=102181#p102181 <![CDATA[Re: I don't have GAS...really I don't]]> I've got a worn out thumb joint that gets sore real quick when I play conventional barre chords. I try to keep my thumb sticking out and only brace at it's base. I can play open chords with no problem.
Bill

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2010-02-09T16:52:02+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10744&p=102180#p102180 <![CDATA[Re: I don't have GAS...really I don't]]>
Buffalo_Bill wrote:
Hey Jack, considering your strumming arm position, have you tried lap top guitars like square necks, lap steel and pedal steel? You probably have, what do you think?
Bill


The reso had a nut extension on it when I got it and I did try some slide then. I even tried picking left handed and sliding right handed. Wasn't amazed at my ability. :lol:

The reso is tuned open D now and the wife is playing a little lap steel along with me. No nut extension and using a Steven's Bar she isn't having any trouble with it banging on the frets. I've played a couple of tunes at our church jam with it and the only issue is the lack of volume from my pick. Loud enough to be heard though. No fretting just barring the chords. Working on getting a palm mute with my left hand, I like the sound that gets me.

Jack

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2010-02-09T16:04:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10744&p=102179#p102179 <![CDATA[Re: I don't have GAS...really I don't]]> Bill

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2010-02-09T13:36:30+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10744&p=102177#p102177 <![CDATA[Re: I don't have GAS...really I don't]]> Statistics: Posted by Alton — Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:36 pm


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2010-02-09T13:28:25+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10744&p=102176#p102176 <![CDATA[Re: I don't have GAS...really I don't]]>
maxx england wrote:
Wish my wife wanted to paint things on my "Douglas" :D

XV 910 - sounds like you should be riding it instead of playing it. Pretty though.
Careful what you wish for. A friend of mine once came home to find his wife :twisted: had spray painted his vintage Gibson archtop jazz box, a not so charming silver. :shock: :wha:
I think she was a Kiss fan, back in those days.

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2010-02-09T08:20:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10744&p=102171#p102171 <![CDATA[Re: I don't have GAS...really I don't]]> I can tell you I've got all kinds of GAS!

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2010-02-08T23:08:54+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10744&p=102161#p102161 <![CDATA[Re: I don't have GAS...really I don't]]>

I think it's like cats - nothing wrong with having one. Or two. But the lady down the street with 7 cats is just plain nuts.


So, if some guy had say, hypothetically speaking of course, oh, 18 guitars, a bass and a fiddle, a banjo, a mandolin, a lapsteel, a case of harps, but he can quit anytime, I mean really, I can , I mean HE can quit anytime. He's probably ok right?? right??

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XV 910 - sounds like you should be riding it instead of playing it. Pretty though.

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