True - Spandeau Ballet - Fingerstyle

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True - Spandeau Ballet - Fingerstyle

Post by JoeHempel » April 21st, 2010, 8:40 am

Finally got a video recorded with my Ibanez. I learned alot from the other post about finger noise and such, so thanks for all the tips!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVM9i4w9dGI
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Post by lue42 » April 21st, 2010, 9:07 am

That sounds fantastic to me. I didn't hear much, if any finger movement noise, the rhythm was consistent all the way through. To my ears... perfect. Nice guitar, nice tone.
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Post by JoeHempel » April 21st, 2010, 9:34 am

Thanks, appreciate that!

The timing was rough with this because it kind of changes a bit. I especially had problems in last notes, going from part of the neck to the other, so I just decided to let the notes ring for just a bit longer going into the outro, and I think it worked out nice! Or better than it was anyway.
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Post by boxboy » April 21st, 2010, 11:37 am

First off, Joe, I have to give you props. You're all over the map and I mean that in the best sense possible. You cover more genres...from Sinatra to Spandau Ballet to the country stuff. I can tell, if a song works for you, you just go with it. That's a rare quality. 8)
I really liked this. Beautiful song and some really tricky fingerings from the looks of it (were there a couple where the pinky is fretting the lowest note? Those make me feel like I've never played a guitar in my life :roll: ).

Nice job!
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Post by JoeHempel » April 21st, 2010, 8:41 pm

boxboy wrote:First off, Joe, I have to give you props. You're all over the map and I mean that in the best sense possible. You cover more genres...from Sinatra to Spandau Ballet to the country stuff. I can tell, if a song works for you, you just go with it. That's a rare quality. 8)
I really liked this. Beautiful song and some really tricky fingerings from the looks of it (were there a couple where the pinky is fretting the lowest note? Those make me feel like I've never played a guitar in my life :roll: ).

Nice job!
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Thanks alot!!

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The fingerings were too bad for the song, but they had to be pretty precise to get some of the sounds. My pinky was used to finger the lowest note a couple times, but that's because I have a hard time using my fingers 1 to a fret when stretching...so when I was going from 2 to 4 on the G and D strings, I used my 1st for the G string 2nd fret and my pinky for the D string on the 4th fret
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Post by smokindog » April 22nd, 2010, 4:34 pm

Nicely played! They have a whole rack of Ibanez Artcore guitars at my local music store. I want the one with the Bigsby :twisted:

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Post by JoeHempel » April 22nd, 2010, 8:35 pm

I found the ones at my store...they are in the back for some reason (not the back room, but back of the store) I'm thinking of adding a Bigsby to mine, there are some that you don't have to drill into the wood for.
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Post by jcp » April 24th, 2010, 3:25 pm

I almost forgot this song, great classic and great version, thanx for the memory. Good job!

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Post by dogbite » April 25th, 2010, 5:18 am

that's some smooth playing. better than ever Joe.

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Post by Dan T. » April 25th, 2010, 4:21 pm

Very nicely done Joe! 8)
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Post by JoeHempel » April 25th, 2010, 7:14 pm

Thanks guys! This is such a great song, although alot of people are crazy that I admit that LOL.
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Post by Nuno » May 11th, 2010, 7:42 am

Joe, when do you buy that guitar? I was playing an AF75 last week, but with tobacco finish. Very playable and nice tone. If I were a guitar player...

On the song. Spandau Ballet was one of my favorite bands in the 80's although True isn't my favorite song. They are playing together again. I listened a new version of some of their songs but not the new stuff.

On you playing. You play really bad man! :lol:

Thanks for sharing.

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Post by JoeHempel » May 11th, 2010, 9:38 pm

Nuno, I bought this about a month or two ago, I found it for $200 on Craigs list from a guy in my area.

The song is one of my favorites from them, and I love the arrangement.

You really went on a video//audio watching/listening to spree today!! LOL, thanks for watching all my junk!!
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Post by Nuno » May 12th, 2010, 10:42 pm

JoeHempel wrote:You really went on a video//audio watching/listening to spree today!! LOL, thanks for watching all my junk!!
No, thank you for sharing your videos and audios. I enjoy a lot!

I like to share all my things, music related and non music related. For example, at work, when I am working on a new idea, I usually speak about it with my friends at my department. And I also like speak about the task of my friends.

So, I like this forum because all of us show our work and can speak about it.

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