Laytonco wrote:Hey Jeff,
What helped me the most was seeing "other" voicings for Bobby Chords. You really could do sort of a Bobby overview like you did early in this first one, but maybe take it furthur. Then, you could do particular tunes. One recommendation for me would be Help>Slip. I have a pattern down that I think works well, but I have never been able to actually "see" what Bobby does. Over Halloween, I filled in for Rob Eaton for one of his side bands, and it turns out he was in town after all. He played a few tunes with us in Vail but let me take the majority of the shows. But what was best was sitting in the hotel room for a couple of hours passing the guitar back and forth. I felt like a sponge! I wish I had more time. I think everyone plays Bobby differently and I am not out to copy Bob. I'd rather be a muscian...on my own. BUT, I play in a Dead band and I owe it to my bandmembers and most importantly the fans to do it the best I can. So, I thrive on learning newer better ways to play. Thanks again for this. Keep em coming!
I actually agree, I think the most helpful things are "style overiews" rather than particular song parts. I am trying to do a little of both, as you can see just in this thread you found the voicing overview the most helpful whereas jds found that to be the boring part!
I didnt (and dont) know how many of these I can do so I found it necessary to put that voicing overview at the beginning of Terrapin because it is so necessary for what came after.
However, I think you are a 100% right, in a perfect world it would be best to do separate general voicing and style overview and keep the songs as just the songs and refer to the style videos as needed.
As far as Mr. Eaton. You are very lucky! He has this stuff down better than anyone in the country, and I have done my fair share of ripping off from him. I am sure I could learn a bunch from you! Sitting together always was and always will be the best way to learn.
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