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August 28, 2020 at 6:16 pm #188590
Another tricky Challenge – here ya go:
August 28, 2020 at 7:13 pm #188629Neil CParticipant
Sweeeet Bruce – love the double stops and your timing was perfect.
Flawless performance, well done!
August 28, 2020 at 7:33 pm #188642Richard SParticipant
Well played. Nice guitar.
August 28, 2020 at 8:29 pm #188694Jaydn BParticipant
Great playing Bruce.
Love that guitar, suites the piece.
August 28, 2020 at 8:33 pm #188697JoLaParticipant
Awesome, Bruce! This sounded impeccable to my ears, great opening lick to start with, and then it just got better and better, including those tasty chords in the second part. All was very well played with a good sense of timing and of course, a killer tone!
August 28, 2020 at 8:48 pm #188709richard tParticipant
Excellent. I love the way you approached this challenge. Real solid and sophisticated playing.
August 28, 2020 at 9:04 pm #188725scubatanParticipant
That is wonderful piece of music. Well thought of, well executed, love the syncopated double stops, made me want hear more 🙂 Nicely down!
Blues Dude From North Georgia, US
August 28, 2020 at 9:30 pm #188742GarryParticipant
Love to hear you play your Gretsch Bruce. Really well thought out composition with a balance of single lines and harmonised notes and triads. Also enjoy your friendly manner at the beginning of your posts. All the best!
August 29, 2020 at 1:56 am #188820DieterParticipant
Very interesting licks, fine picking.
August 29, 2020 at 2:41 am #188845Gary WilshawParticipant
I love it! Great choices & use of space around the notes too Bruce. Well done.
August 29, 2020 at 3:57 am #188864LightsParticipant
Great timing and all the other stuff. Really nice tone of that iconic guitar, Bruce!
August 29, 2020 at 6:11 am #188903Dave T.Participant
How could we not enjoy that? That was excellent. I think that’s my favorite so far of the submissions. And the tone was phenomenal as well.
August 29, 2020 at 6:34 am #188922snakechislerParticipant
An extremely sympathetic take on the challenge really nicely done, the additional guitar felt like it should have always been there.
August 29, 2020 at 6:58 am #188938Phil67Participant
Above an accurate choice of notes, I mostly retain how solid is your rhythm, when you start, when you stop, that’s mastery!
Where does the white go when snow melts?
August 29, 2020 at 7:40 am #188956JFLParticipant
I enjoyed it! Thanks Bruce
August 29, 2020 at 7:57 am #188962James BParticipant
Wonderful job Bruce. You’ve got a great feel for the music. Be it Chuck Berry or this laid back track. You can play it.
August 29, 2020 at 8:31 am #188992Phil BParticipant
Bruce, I really liked that, particularly those double stops running from the D to the G. Oh and snap on the guitar!
August 29, 2020 at 10:02 am #189064Liam IParticipant
Fantastic playing sir hat tipped to you.
Flawless finger work ( behave yourself son ) and great use of the double stops you just can’t get over that tone from those FilterTron pick ups can you.
August 29, 2020 at 11:02 am #189113Patrick van RijnParticipant
This is awesome, Bruce! What a great lead you played! Love the chord soloing, the double stops, the harmonic notes… And on top of that: your beautiful Gretsch captures the perfect sound for your lead over this backing track.
One of the best submissions I watched this weekend!
August 29, 2020 at 11:19 am #189136AndréMParticipant
Great playing on that beautiful Gretsch.
August 29, 2020 at 11:33 am #189150charjoParticipant
I don’t think there’s any tricking you, Bruce. Lovely composition and tone. I really liked that descending line that you returned to.
August 29, 2020 at 12:01 pm #189169Mike WParticipant
Wonderful composition, wonderfully played – enough said, Mike
August 29, 2020 at 3:07 pm #189280Scott MParticipant
Pro playing through and through Bruce, wonderful tone from the Gretsch. ThankS for a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
August 29, 2020 at 4:19 pm #189354sunjamrParticipant
Great composition, Bruce. I wonder what it is that makes those Gretsch guitars have such great sound. I liked your use of alternate chord voicings to build dyads.
August 30, 2020 at 2:17 am #189689Eric CParticipant
Very good melodic improvisation, Bruce! Your Gretsch sounds great! Really enjoyable!
August 30, 2020 at 2:39 am #189704Martin WParticipant
Fine work , you got that gretsch talking ! It’s the space you left in the piece that totally makes it stand out , nice choice of phrasing. Well played .
August 30, 2020 at 8:58 am #189852PhilParticipant
Great work, Bruce! I especially enjoyed the second turn: your chords were literally giving some punch to the original track! Nice sounding Gretsch, too. Phil
August 30, 2020 at 10:01 am #189894John HParticipant
Bruce well played, toneful and melodic.
August 30, 2020 at 10:12 am #189898bruce sParticipant
Nice work Bruce, great use of double stops, harmonized 3rd’s and that special sounding Gretch….
August 30, 2020 at 11:50 am #189943TremelowParticipant
Aside from the nice melody I liked you picking style. It makes your composition stand out even more.
August 30, 2020 at 12:46 pm #189983Hide (ひで）Participant
Bruce, I really liked your style. I think you have your own ‘voice.’ Great comping type of playing which is not easy to do! Hide
August 30, 2020 at 1:33 pm #190016Alan KParticipant
Beautiful composition Bruce. Masterful finger style playing and use of triads, harmonics and embellishments.
August 30, 2020 at 2:10 pm #190050WBluesParticipant
Nice job on your Gretsch, Bruce. Everything was very pleasant to listen to.
August 30, 2020 at 2:46 pm #190079PapParticipant
Bruce, nice work. You used good spacing on this and your fingerpicking sounds great. Cheers to you. Pap.
August 30, 2020 at 5:17 pm #190236
A big Thank you! to all the commenters for your kind words.
To paraphrase JFK, I’m the guy who accompanied the Gretsch 5420 to the August Challenge.
August 31, 2020 at 2:59 am #190390Andy NParticipant
Great sounds from that Gretsch! Wow! you knocked that one out the park. Great listen from first to last note
August 31, 2020 at 3:53 pm #190513Bob UtbergParticipant
Bruce, the move and sounds @ 0:50 were so good! Loved the rest, too. Great playing and you really thought out some great ideas for the melody! I look forward to your next one. Bob
Bob U. (aka Bobby Ut)
August 31, 2020 at 5:49 pm #190568BrianKeymaster
I heard some classic country licks in there Bruce, that was really awesome to hear. Great job on playing that, and great sounding guitar! Perfect tone.
September 2, 2020 at 4:14 pm #190799
Classic country licks from you , Brian. Thanks!
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