If you could magically learn to play one song...

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  1. dkmw

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    And I thought it was impossible for me to answer the question of the thread....

    Duane’s parts on Statesboro would, for me, definitely require magic. Sadly, I don’t seem to get along with slide very well. I can play a second or two here and there, but it falls apart quickly. If anyone wants to hear a good facsimile of cat fight sounds, I’ll record for cheap.
     
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    I've been re-learning this one, Hey Joe and Little Wing. He's just so good.

    Tabbed out, it's not fretboard wizardry. It's the timing, and small things like using down-down strokes instead of down-up to accentuate open strings. Also, even Jimi didn't play all the guitar parts at the same time; there are two (or more) tracks going on, but it sounds like a single guitar because it's probably the same amp and pickup settings, so it all gets blended.

    What I love best about Jimi is taste and economy of notes. People who have covered his songs play far more notes than he does on his originals.

    So, for my pick, I'd like to learn "Castles Made of Sand" note for note. Time to get to work on it.
     
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    Wow. Great question. Very tough to pick just one. It's tempting to go with speed or complicated, but I think that David Gilmour may get the most emotion (consistently) out of the instrument than any person I can think of right now.

    "Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5"
     
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    OK - Mind Blown! I fit the OP's description to a T... I've heard of Open G Tuning, but never understood the concept. Just spent some time on YouTube to see what it was and all I can say is WOW! This is gonna be fun!
     
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    OK, I'll say it: Layla. Both the Clapton and Allman parts.

    Derek and the Dominos was a huge influence on my musical education. My brother, six years my senior, turned me onto all kinds of music. I was Cream fan in elementary school.
     
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    Jessica - ABB, both parts.
     
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    ...but please please tell me you will play the Duane slide parts in tune, not the way he did it! :eek:
    (I find that track almost unlistenable because of the off-pitch slide playing. Even geniuses can have off days, but why didn’t he re-record it the next morning??)
     
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    Part of my genius is my hearing impairment and general lack of pitch. However, I understand and agree with you completely.
     
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    There is a YouTube video of Lenny Breau plaing “Georgia” with a trio, circa early 1960s.
    It’s in B&W and Lenny is playing a non cutaway ES125 with a P90.
    Lenny was in his early 20s.
    It’s from a CBC jazz variety show.
    His arrangement of this song just kills me.
    It would take me a ton of work to learn it.
    So, this is what I wish I could just “magically” play.
     
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    Yep. This for me too atm. There are dozens of others, but this rates very high.

    Special mention tho EVH - Humans Being and Respect The Wind. Some of his best playing ever IMO.
     
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    Like a few folks have already mentioned, Little Wing, live version, either Jimi or SRV version would do (but not Clapton’s). I’ve been working on it for months and not even getting remotely close.

    I went through a long Keef period with Open G in my yoot and got a lot of his riffs down pretty well, with about as much feel as I’m oribably capable of. And I got the first part of the intro to the Allman’s “Elizabeth Reed” within the past couple months, and it doesn’t sound bad to me. But Little Wing, forget it. Getting the feel of that just seems to be fully beyond me even with a tab and a video to guide me... I can play the money part of the opening of Voodoo Child though - it’s quite easy with a bit of fuzz and a wah pedal (or even a t-wah) so when I wanna think I’m getting ANYWHERE AT ALL with Hendrix, I’ll sometimes bash around on that for a few minutes.

    -Ray
     
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    I don't the the terms "Keef" and "slight buzz" have ever been said in the same sentence before.:rolleyes::rolleyes::D
     
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    If you watch the whole thing (Tommy usually starts off slow and builds) you gotta admit he gets quite a bit of music out of one guitar.
     
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    Any Tony Joe White song
     
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    Stardust... fingerstyle, on acoustic guitar.
     
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    Yes, nice.
     
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