lunasparks wrote:So, I spent pretty much the entire day focusing on the tips you guys suggested, playing along with that Mission clip above -- play, rewind, listen, play along, etc etc -- really just allowing myself to hit those bottom strings like I've never really done before, ringing notes then muting, altogether experimenting.
And I think I've had a breakthrough! It somehow never occurred to me that I simply wasn't hitting those bass notes with enough "slap" to get the job done. At least now I'm getting more in the ballpark.
Would still be interested in any thoughts/tips from anyone about Jerry's chording and rhythm playing. It'd be cool if this thread lived on for study & praise of Jer's technique. I've heard it said before, but he really played some interesting rhythm guitar....
JonnyBoy wrote:I may be alone thinking this, but I think tone has a lot to do with the other music in the band playing too. For instance, the Crazy Fingers Jerry plays in that Youtube vid backstage sounds totally different ( well, within reason) than with the band on stage, although it is the same thing he knows how to play guitar. I know an argument could be made about the different gear and such, but the lack of the band and the other music gives the guitar a different tone and vise versa. As for his technique, it is a science to emulate someone's natural ability, and he plays in a unique way sometimes. some of it is the chord positions, left hand feel and right hand pick attack, and practice practice practice.
Return to The Think Tank
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests