Old School Guitar Pickin' And Strummin' Sick Chops YouTube Thread

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Jim Stafford plays "Classical Gas" on Carson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9AYOHPSXlw

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 30 March 2008 02:55 (twelve years ago) link

Chet Atkins plays Beatles medley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQluGByi4tc&feature=related

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 30 March 2008 02:56 (twelve years ago) link

TS Chet Atkins vs. Jose Feliciano on "Zorba The Greek"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCo8RsaV7PI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeriTXdLfZk&feature=related

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 30 March 2008 03:02 (twelve years ago) link

Pretty much anything by Chet Atkins over there. I wonder if they have any Homer and Jethro?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 30 March 2008 03:42 (twelve years ago) link

That Chet Atkins Beatles medley was great.

Here's Roy Buchanan playing Sweet Dreams: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOptDDU3rOo

St3ve Go1db3rg, Sunday, 30 March 2008 15:03 (twelve years ago) link

Very nice.

Another Chet Atkins melody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIOODDsGdRE&feature=related

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 31 March 2008 21:02 (twelve years ago) link

And one of the songs from that medley as performed by the composer.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 31 March 2008 21:08 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMSYzFdloqY

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 31 March 2008 21:08 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

Ah rainy new york evening, here's to some geetaring!

Lenny Breau:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRQ6SIQT0w4

George Van Eps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfTtjBpIE5E

Tal Farlow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIaseicCzFk

I love his outfit!! And the grin. And the glasses. He seems really nice.

Jubalique die Zitronen, Friday, 16 May 2008 23:15 (twelve years ago) link

Tony Rice, with his brother Wyatt, doing Manzanita

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z5VayE24CFI&feature=related

B.L.A.M., Saturday, 24 May 2008 16:19 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

Just came across that George Van Eps "I've Got A Crush On You." Very nice.

the clones of tldr funkenstein (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 January 2010 23:41 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

maaaaan that ruled

just posting this one just outta the surprise i'm experiencing at the moment. had no idea steve young's playing approached anything v chopsey (his rhythm drags a little at point or two i think). or anyway always thought of him as more of strummer/songwriter type.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_n5KH7OcrY

arby's, Monday, 11 July 2011 02:05 (nine years ago) link

Think I almost housesat for that guy once. He was going to Mongolia or somewhere.

Let Them Eat Rickroll (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 11 July 2011 20:49 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

check out this dude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxk1dycOz5w&feature=player_embedded

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 21 January 2013 15:19 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

This is pretty nuts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX-T0eBr31w

earlnash, Monday, 25 March 2013 22:46 (seven years ago) link

eleven months pass...
one year passes...

This is pretty killer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-28HM-_P_3E

earlnash, Sunday, 14 June 2015 00:21 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

Chester and Lester and Gene Shalit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xut3N2O42Ho

Green Dolphin Street Hassle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 January 2016 23:57 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Glen Campbell- "Ain't No Sunshine"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8AKbrEjUmQ

The Pizza Underground Is Massive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 May 2016 00:12 (four years ago) link

Although this "Guitar Boogie" guitar duel with him and Phil Baugh may be even apropos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYE9U3-pcR8

The Pizza Underground Is Massive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 May 2016 00:15 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

This guy can really play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUFGsz5QSMQ&feature=youtu.be

earlnash, Friday, 17 June 2016 06:18 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Check out the conductor once it really gets going.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbHc5i4O2tc

earlnash, Sunday, 10 July 2016 22:29 (four years ago) link

wow, that was truly awful

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Monday, 11 July 2016 01:57 (four years ago) link

Doctor my eyes.

Blandings Castle Magic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 11 July 2016 02:08 (four years ago) link

And ears. Was compelled to watch until the end though.

Blandings Castle Magic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 11 July 2016 02:08 (four years ago) link

a+

niels, Tuesday, 12 July 2016 16:49 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

What's the deal with scalloped fretboards?

marcos en los angeles (lpz), Tuesday, 26 July 2016 20:14 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

This Gatemouth Brown clip is pretty hot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y41jsG_fVY

earlnash, Sunday, 4 March 2018 04:41 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

This is some killer picking and grinning. There is a good video of how Marty Stuart came to get Clarence White's B-Bender guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH1u5j-1QZw

earlnash, Sunday, 12 August 2018 00:15 (two years ago) link

so good

niels, Monday, 13 August 2018 15:37 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Aargh. Was not trying to post The Blue Shadows, sorry

St Etienne Is Real (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:48 (two years ago) link

Or the Wrecking Crew that was for another thread

St Etienne Is Real (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:49 (two years ago) link

Meant to post this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvF7RJAbtys

St Etienne Is Real (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:51 (two years ago) link

great stuff! original vid is here, that is indeed some amazing chops, rip glenn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETkzK9pXMio

niels, Sunday, 16 September 2018 10:28 (two years ago) link

Maybe not for this thread but check out the video from the show of Glen singing Roy Orbison’s “Crying.”

St Etienne Is Real (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 September 2018 11:23 (two years ago) link

This time the British guitarist reacts to Roy Clark:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPtyOeJTORg

St Etienne Is Real (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 September 2018 12:11 (two years ago) link

This Albert Lee clip is also pretty choice if you're a chopsaholic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocNPcvLaloo

know-it-some (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 16 September 2018 13:45 (two years ago) link

damn

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 16 September 2018 14:48 (two years ago) link

fwiw I can't really get with these "reacts" youtube videos, just don't see the point of them

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 16 September 2018 14:49 (two years ago) link

thread delivers

niels, Sunday, 16 September 2018 19:02 (two years ago) link

Xxxp

Good lord

Thanks for that

Had me boppin my head and gettin ready for a hoedown

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 16 September 2018 19:08 (two years ago) link

fwiw I can't really get with these "reacts" youtube videos, just don't see the point of them

Find them sort of charming but yeah, I know what you mean

St Etienne Is Real (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 September 2018 19:17 (two years ago) link

It just seems like a way for randoms to glom onto the popularity of a musician/song without actually contributing much.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 16 September 2018 21:45 (two years ago) link

the lost in vegas ones are 💯

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 16 September 2018 22:23 (two years ago) link

Them Nashville guys will cut your head off.

https://youtu.be/2njlqzIKhgI

earlnash, Saturday, 29 September 2018 05:23 (two years ago) link

holy fucking shit that is great (the Kenny Vaughan one). And I HATE "chops". That's just playing what the song wants, incredibly well.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 29 September 2018 06:01 (two years ago) link

oh hell yeah, telecaster doing some jazzy pickin!

niels, Saturday, 29 September 2018 08:29 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

Not quite what the thread is about but
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3-3V-ASXvw

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 29 March 2019 03:55 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

Back to the mainstream of this thread, in case this wasn't already posted
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-sExIVBVaw

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 April 2019 23:20 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Well, also wanted to post this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9BQwPrWpB8

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 4 July 2019 21:36 (one year ago) link

Sorry that last was a little generic perhaps. You might prefer this one instead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z9lg-JZvxs

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 4 July 2019 21:57 (one year ago) link

Featuring Bob Warford on the second-ever B-Bender, the one after Clarence White's that is now owned by Marty Stuart, as is mentioned ten months ago upthread:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FiKHaSRMeg

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 July 2019 01:32 (one year ago) link

Also, wow at that Albert Lee "Country Boy" posted by YMP last year/

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 July 2019 01:38 (one year ago) link

Yeah I am normally bored by "chops" per se, but that performance is INSANE

Velcromancer (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 6 July 2019 10:42 (one year ago) link

six months pass...
four months pass...

Roy Buchanan got some love upthread, right? This perfomance right here is from another PLANET.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMcjPZgK9GM&feature=youtu.be

Tawny Kitaen in the membrane (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 9 June 2020 12:22 (seven months ago) link

or maybe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMcjPZgK9GM

Tawny Kitaen in the membrane (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 9 June 2020 12:25 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clfJ0JodteA&list=PLVDzPYULUtKXgulHWqThUtVTNui05Tj_9&index=35

Josh Zee of the bands The Mother Truckers, Protein, and others is a serious picker

24tracks, Thursday, 11 June 2020 04:54 (seven months ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-10U3qO3lvQ

"Play a little music, meet some people...they might be in bathing suits, but once the music starts they are there..."

This is pretty epic smoothe.

7 String bass

Drummer is really killer.

earlnash, Friday, 13 November 2020 02:22 (two months ago) link

Interesting how in that clip, Ritenour sounds more versatile, like he has more range, but Carlton is bringing more rock edge.

They play very well together - very conversational. I like Carlton a lot (not least because of his work with the Dan).

Ritenour is very skilled and inventive but for some reason I have never felt any special connection to what he is doing. It's a "wow, but also... why?" reaction.

To be fair my reaction to most chops-centric music is "wow, but also... why?"

coupvfefe (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 13 November 2020 03:05 (two months ago) link

i remember seeing some incredibly dorky photos of ritenour in the 90s--thread for discussion of guitarists i have only heard of because i read guitar magazines in the late 90s but he's pretty good here! agree that they have a nice chemistry. could be listening to a lot worse things on a nice day in newport.

call all destroyer, Friday, 13 November 2020 03:22 (two months ago) link

There is definitely some life style going on in the crowd.

It immediately reminded me of the Balboa Island scenes in Arrested Development.

"ITS THE CALIFORNIA WINE SPRITZER!"

No doubt all these cats can play and it is pretty much perfect soundtrack for that particular scene.

I bet it got pretty swanky if they did those back in the 70s.

People at the Newport festivals all seem way more hip, laid back and traditional.

Montreaux is probably a pretty slick scene too.

earlnash, Friday, 13 November 2020 03:35 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

RIP Tony Rice, who I just started listening to, sorry.

Dog Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 02:59 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Attn James, do you have any recommendations on a book for someone starting on jazz guitar? Truly asking for a friend.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:51 (three days ago) link

would this be for someone self-teaching? And how much other guitar experience/knowledge do they have, and how much more general musical experience/knowledge do they have?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:53 (three days ago) link

Let's say pretty knowledgeable musically and an accomplished electronic music producer, but picking up the guitar again after a long absence

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:57 (three days ago) link

Like can they read? Do they know scales? Theory?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:02 (three days ago) link

Sund4r knows of some good Berklee books, I think. I really like Mick Goodrick’s The Advancing Guitarist, but it’s not quite a method book, more of a deep, how-to-think-about things book.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:03 (three days ago) link

I love Ted Dunbar's books, but I think they are out of print. They're also a little out there and not 100% user friendly. I think there are pdf copies floating around on the internet.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:10 (three days ago) link

Ha, I almost posted a few minutes ago “Well, Hurting studied with Ted Dunbar, so...”

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:15 (three days ago) link

Do they already know how to play guitar and want to learn jazz?

Anyway now I remember the very first book I found useful was Arnie Berle’s
Chords and Progressions for Jazz and Popular Guitar

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:18 (three days ago) link

Thanks all. Scales & theory yes, idk about traditional notation, but I passed these on.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:26 (three days ago) link

A lot of that stuff can be learned from non-guitar books tbh

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:12 (three days ago) link

And is probably better done so

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:12 (three days ago) link

Chords on the other hand....

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:18 (three days ago) link

Hey, here's a new interview with my hero that just came out: https://jazzguitartoday.com/2021/01/jazz-guitar-today-discussion-with-paul-meyers/

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2021 23:25 (three days ago) link

There is just some really good guitar instructional videos out there. There was one Italian jazz one I found that had a thing on just not moving position or hand and working on intervals right where you are at that kind of opened up some things about the instrument for me.

This one is entertaining. Playing these chords on a guitar are a bitch, but I was messing around doing some jamming with a drum machine having the bass line play the root and playing off it to get this sound.

Hendrix uses this a bunch but he plays it as a arpeggio lick doing that slide up to get the 9.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jmREPDEU5Q

earlnash, Friday, 15 January 2021 03:31 (two days ago) link


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