April 17, 2016 at 8:05 pm #38433
Once again, video killed the radio star. I found it really hard to settle down and relax with the video camera going, much more so than when I am recording for sound only.
I’ve really liked this lesson, and it is about as far out of my wheelhouse as I can imagine going. I admire guys who can play stuff like this, fast and clear, but I’ve never been one of them. This lesson made it possible to work on that in small chunks.
April 18, 2016 at 12:20 am #38438WBluesParticipant
Hey Duffy, I understand your thoughts very well. However, I have not noticed that in your Video!
I found it really really cool. Since the groove was there! You’ve quickly played. You’ve had a uniform Timing.
As I was watching you, I imagined an entertainer on a stage.
The beer was missing and cigarette smell. LOL 🙂
April 18, 2016 at 1:00 am #38450Bryce-AKguitarKeymaster
Man that was awesome Duffy! I was expecting a big band to come in at some point and back you up. Great job on this one!
Any luck electric shopping?
April 18, 2016 at 4:12 am #38454Doug TParticipant
Really great playing, I enjoyed it, thanks
April 18, 2016 at 5:11 am #38456JohnStratParticipant
Hi Duffy that was a good sound. To get over the camera rolling bit you need to just do more with it rolling perhaps most times you practice and then when you get a recording your happy with post it. Also it would be cool to hear a no video version and post that. We would all be able to encourage you through your reservation, you cant have far to go I am sure; so keep ’em coming! A little boost to the audio output would be cool.
April 18, 2016 at 5:41 am #38457charjoParticipant
@Duffy, your hard work and persistence really showed on that one Duffy, well done. You’re going to wear out your strings playing like that. Cats beware!!
April 18, 2016 at 6:28 am #38461bri-ukleftyParticipant
Great playing against a great lesson Duffy,
There’s a lot going one in this lesson and you really got that ‘boogie woogie’ train moving at a pace….loved it!
Also I always get drawn to your video mirror recording which is ingenious and you don’t ever appear to be phased by the video recording,
April 18, 2016 at 11:20 am #38483StratPlus66Participant
Stands back in amazement! And you said you couldn’t play fast!!!!!!
April 18, 2016 at 2:04 pm #38490smilefredParticipant
Great perfomance Duffy! Not too bad for a slow guitarist ??..
April 18, 2016 at 2:51 pm #38498BluGenesParticipant
Great job Duffy..
What you can do, is, tell your self that you don’t HAVE to post that take.. As seen by Brian’s out takes, it is almost never done the first time, or even several after. The beauty behind that, is, you don’t have to admit to how many it actually took. 😉
You did fine their man.. keep it up..
Don't practice till you get it right, practice till you can't get it wrong.
April 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm #38502
Thanks everyone for the encouragement. I spent a couple of years as a film editor in Hollywood, so I am somewhat familiar with the idea of outtakes.
@Bryce, The electric guitar is waiting on two things – a really good deal to come up somewhere, and approval from my wife. Be interesting to see which happens first. Explaining that we have about 20 times as much invested in Pianos and Harps does not go over well, especially since she is both professional and an excellent musician. But I have basically decided on an S2 or better PRS, and the model itself doesn’t matter that much to me, so long as its 22 frets.
@JohnStrat Was recorded straight into the iPad, which was pointed at the mirror, so I probably lost some audio quality by having the microphone pointed the wrong direction. Also, it was raining pretty hard outside, creating more ambient noise than usual. One advantage of recording on an iPad is I can always pretend that the lousy sound quality of the playing is actually a product of the recording technology. Nice to have something else to blame.
@Andrew and Ale I think I recorded this at slightly faster than Brian’s version, about eighth notes at 95 beats per minute or so. And for me that is wicked fast, but classical musicians will routinely (and this is very routine, not considered fast) play 16th notes at 120-132 beats per minute. That’s 30 per cent faster and not considered fast.
And then there’s this guy, who can make you think twice about whether speed is a virtue:
April 18, 2016 at 4:53 pm #38504JohnStratParticipant
Now now Duffy no lousy sound quality camouflage required we can hear you, your doing fine. How about that audio only post? The vid just goes to show speed isn’t everything but pretty extraordinary!
Have fun John Strat
April 18, 2016 at 5:24 pm #38506StratPlus66Participant
Sorry Duffy, It might be clever but I couldn’t listen to more than ten seconds. I thought the bees were attacking me!
I’d rather listen to music than gymnastics!
April 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm #38509
For background, Guiness Book of World records has a record for fastest guitar playing. The requirement is to play Flight of the Bumblebee, which adds another layer of silliness because it’s for violin and not guitar.
The first of these videos that I watched was an Australian guy who played at 1000BPM. Once it gets past 400 or so, it’s impossible to distinguish what’s being played. Anyway, his record apparently didn’t last very long. I would love for someone to slow down this 1600 BPM version to 160BPM to see if he actually is playing anything that resembles Flight of the Bumblebee, because its impossible to tell.
April 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm #38510Don D.Moderator
That sounds really good, sounds like you’re having fun with it.
April 25, 2016 at 4:32 am #38834kubriderParticipant
Hey Duffy, I missed this earlier. Great job, didn’t see or feel any jitters from my living room. Looked like a guitarist enjoying and playing his favorite tune! It has inspired me to give it a go myself. I too feel that this style is another weak area in my playing.
April 27, 2016 at 10:45 pm #38983sciencefictionParticipant
Great playing, Duffy. Really cool, as your previous recent submissions. You should show the videos all the time and just not worry about it. So much more can be learned from watching the videos along with the playing.
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