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.
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