Redd Volkaert on "Bandy the Rodeo Clown"

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  1. TeleHawg

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    If any of you accomplished pickers care to clue me into the grips Redd uses over the I chord in this tune, I'd be really grateful. I know it's D - D6 - DM7, and I can cop the notes, but I can't tell from the video exactly how he's forming the chords.

    Here's the video:

     
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    I can't help you with the chord progressions, but thank you for posting this. Redd makes everything sound cool. :cool:
     
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    I never investigated Redd's merch desk when I saw him a couple of years ago, but he kept talking about merch & porn being available :lol:

    One hell of a show with Stuie French on guitar and vocals and Al Tompkins ( Tompkins Guitars ) on bass, didn't know the drummer but he was one of Stuies regulars.

    Al has been bring Redd out for Tamworth CM festival every second year to promote his guitars which Redd endorses, the one he played on the night looked a bit like a Strat and Stuie told me it a couple of low gain P90s in it with Tele style switching, through a twin it sounded wonderful
     
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    I do not see him hitting a D6 or Dm7 at all. I do see him using a D5 type grip. Just the notes D A D A

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    Slightly off topic, I’m surprised he’s able to get such a nice tone on that old POS Peavey. I’ve read online that you’d need a Dumble or a Carr or some such to get a good tone. Maybe he has a Klon just out of frame that we can’t see:p
     
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    Haha
     
  7. TeleHawg

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    I'm hearing the notes A, B, and C# while he's on the I (D).
     
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    I rather doubt it.

    Redd has been known to use old POS Peavey amps on several occasions, even SS ones. ;)
     
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    What a pro that guy is.
     
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    ------------4-----4----6------6----4-------4
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    I think it would be a D D6 and the Dmaj7 from a chord standpoint. The first note, A is played on on the 4th string then the 4th string is open with a B on the third string and F# on the second, the open D stays as does the F# and the 3rd string he plays a C# then back to B. You only hear this kind of stuff on the Opry or pros like Redd, I love it.
     
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    Not for any reason, but this is my late friend, Glen Brodeur, singing Bandy--


    Sadly, and sorely, missed.
     
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    Yes! This is it! So cool. And thank you very much (and thanks to everyone who responded).
     
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    Redd Volkaert inspires me to play. He’s one of my favorite pickers. Thank you for posting this video. He’s a member on this forum. Maybe you should ask him how he plays this song.
     
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    I am fortunate enough to have taken a few lessons with Redd when he lived in Austin. I was showing him how I figured out the chords to his version of "Truck Drivin' Man" from watching his YouTube videos. He corrected more than a couple of my grips. He commented that he has the ability to finger two strings cleanly with the tip of one finger so trying to figure out his wonderful moving chords by sight can be deceptive. (He blamed it on his fat fingers). I love all things about his playing but his chord work is second to none. After he released his last Truefire lesson a couple of years ago, I was talking to him at one of his Saturday afternoon Continental Club gigs and suggested his next lesson for them should be a tutorial on his rhythm playing.
     
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    That is why many consider Redd to be the best Telecaster player in the world .
     
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    That would be excellent. I already own his first two but would absolutely give my money if he did a rhythm lesson.

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    Where's Cindy?
     
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    a couple of years ago I was in a band and we worked up this song....I used a you tube video of "how to play "Gentle on My Mind"" as a guide for the picking on the D-Dmaj7-D7 walkdown....the songs are very similar....
     
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