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Guitars

Discussion in 'Music' started by njlefty, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. asum4me2

    asum4me2 Contributing Member

    A rare photo of these two guitar legends in the same shot......Terry Kath & Jimi Hendrix. Oh to be a fly on the wall!

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  2. NinaHartman

    NinaHartman Social Companion * Verified & Featured *


    That is indeed very cool.....A while back in this thread, there was a discussion about whether or not people who were left handed but played on a right handed guitar strung upside down. I stumbled across a video of an Alice in Chains cover done by a father and daughter. I'm pretty sure he's a lefty playing a right handed guitar that got strung upside down.



    I guess it's still done that way sometimes. It's a Damn good cover of the song, too.
     
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  3. LBR1310

    LBR1310 Senior Member

    The guitar doesn't appear to be strung backwards - it looks like it's strung normally and he's playing it upside down.

    Which is pretty remarkable when you consider the bass strings are on the bottom instead of the top, and he's reversed all of his chord positions.

    Just looked at it some more and watched and listened to his playing. He's playing some very basic chords - definitely backwards. and the guitar is definitely strung and tuned normally, and he's holding and playing it upside down.
     
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  4. njlefty

    njlefty Senior Member +My Reviews

    Wow, I've never seen that. Why not restring the guitar? I can't really fathom how certain bar chords could be played "upside down" and still sound right. Maybe just me. Must be the strumming, too, I guess, for that.
     
  5. LBR1310

    LBR1310 Senior Member

    He wasn't playing any traditional bar chords. Watch his hand - very simple variations of an open 'A' chord.
     
  6. jelloman42

    jelloman42 Member

    You need to flip the nut and the bridge to do that...flipping the bridge on an acoustic is not a job to be taken lightly...if you don't flip it the intonation is totally off...

    I knew a guy years ago who played a Las Paul upside down strung the same way...he sounded totally natural, and it appeared to me that certain chords and moves were easier that way...

    Never forget that what feel normal and natural to us did NOT when we first started playing...it became that way through repetition and muscle memory...
     
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  7. LBR1310

    LBR1310 Senior Member

    All true!
     
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  8. njlefty

    njlefty Senior Member +My Reviews

    This, by the way, is spectacular.

    Alice in Chains remain one of my favorites.

    #JerryCantrell
     
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  9. NinaHartman

    NinaHartman Social Companion * Verified & Featured *


    Now that I give it a second view, you're totally correct! The Chords of the song are real basic to begin with, I think it may be the original key they're doing. Just the upside down playing was different, I haven't seen it much at all. The girl is a damn good singer, has a solid range, too.....That's the first thing that jumped out at me.(Very few women cover AIC well) The guitar was more secondary.
     
  10. NinaHartman

    NinaHartman Social Companion * Verified & Featured *

    It seriously is! Many Women have tried to cover Alice in Chains, very, very few can pull it off properly....Especially como scritto in the original key.
     
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  11. njlefty

    njlefty Senior Member +My Reviews

  12. siilverfox

    siilverfox Senior Member

    Beautiful! And her guitar work isn't bad either! LOL!

    I played on a street corner once just for kicks. I was in Toronto and when I came back to the hotel from dinner, there were a couple of guys playing in front. Since I had my guitar in the room, I asked if I could join them (told them I didn't want to cut into their paychecks, just wanted to play). It was a fun experience.
     
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  13. LBR1310

    LBR1310 Senior Member

    I owned a couple of small music stores back in the 1970's. One of my customers was a college-age girl who played guitar and sang folk songs. She traveled Europe for six months financing her trip by playing on street corners. She let the American tourists think she was a native of whatever country she was in at the time. When she got tired of one city, she moved on to another. When she had seen all of Europe that she was interested in (about six months), she came home. The trip didn't cost her a dime.

    I had another customer that, after years of playing in bars for shitty money, started playing outside Broadway theaters on the sidewalk. He was making an average of $200 a night for about an hour's work - almost five times what the bars were paying at the time for four or five hours of playing.

    I always tip street and subway performers, as long as they're really playing and not just pretending.
     
  14. siilverfox

    siilverfox Senior Member

    You don't have to tell me about that!
     
  15. njlefty

    njlefty Senior Member +My Reviews

    This giant guitar was built by Martin employees for a parade but now can be found on the tour route of the Martin factory.

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