Tom Munch posted:

Good stuff. I often listen to clips like this on YouTube. There have been a bunch of acoustic duets with Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles lately and also Clive Carroll that I enjoy. There’s also a guy named Paul David’s that I follow who does a lot of nice work. Here’s a favorite video of his. https://youtu.be/ga_2544ycxw

I hate that I'm being tracked on the internet, but I love how I can go to YouTube to look at a tent or a motorcycle tire and have something like the jam above presented to me. It can take me into a realm I might never have explored if I was not being tracked.

I'm going to include a couple more links to videos that came up when I watched the jam I linked to above.

The more advanced among you will get more from this than I did. I am mostly amazed at this mans talent and enjoyed it immensely but, it is so far beyond my ability that I don't think my chops are improved by watching it. The following links are a glimpse into a guitar master"s mind.

Clive Carroll Songwriting Masterclass

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8JBK6HEu8I

2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePR0CnSYfp8

This last one is the song in concert.

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5IQCQ81AbM

Tom Munch posted:

Good stuff. I often listen to clips like this on YouTube. There have been a bunch of acoustic duets with Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles lately and also Clive Carroll that I enjoy. There’s also a guy named Paul David’s that I follow who does a lot of nice work. Here’s a favorite video of his. https://youtu.be/ga_2544ycxw

I've also been aware of Paul Davids for quite some time now. I first came across him when he compared some gear. Probably the Kemper Profiler. 

He appears to be a professional youtuber, which I don't mean negatively. 

His videos are extremely well made and diverse. A lot can be learned by watching them.

He's a pretty accomplished guitarist who I also enjoy listening to.

I also really enjoy Clive Carroll.

Oldghm posted:
I hate that I'm being tracked on the internet, but I love how I can go to YouTube to look at a tent or a motorcycle tire and have something like the jam above presented to me. It can take me into a realm I might never have explored if I was not being tracked.

I agree with you on this one O...

You can avoid the "tracking" to a great extent by using a Proxy, but as you say yourself, you might miss out on some of the good links that come because of it.

I'm going to include a couple more links to videos that came up when I watched the jam I linked to above.

The more advanced among you will get more from this than I did. I am mostly amazed at this mans talent and enjoyed it immensely but, it is so far beyond my ability that I don't think my chops are improved by watching it. The following links are a glimpse into a guitar master"s mind.

I don't think it's really important not being able to achieve such levels of skill. Watching such people play and explain what they're doing can however show you what's possible, and give you some incentive to try to improve on what you can actually do. I know that my playing has improved considerably in the solo finger style area of guitar playing since I took early retirement 6 years ago and had the time to play a lot of guitar and watch such videos. 

I'll probably never be as good as many of these guitarists are, but I do know that I'm already much better in the solo finger style area of guitar playing than I ever dreamt I would be, and that people enjoy the level of skill that I have already achieved.

This is brilliant. It shows how Clive wrote and adapted the song for guitar. The complete build up from start to finish, including how he actually came to arrive at the final tuning of the guitar for the song. 

This type of thing can really help to give musicians an insight into songwriting for solo guitar, and help them to improve their skills.

For me personally, I play guitar for myself and my own pleasure. It's always given me pleasure to play this wonderful instrument. If other people enjoy listening to what I play (which they seem to do) it's an added bonus.

This last one is the song in concert.

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5IQCQ81AbM

And finally the song live in front of an audience. An excellent song played really well.

Thanks for these links O... . I had actually watched them before, but I really enjoyed watching them again after having read your feelings about them.

Just out of interest. Bath (the town where the festival is held) is an old Roman Town in England with old roman public baths which still have warm thermic water running into them. I was last there about 4 years ago. It's beautiful and well worth visiting.

Thanks O... and Tom for your links. They've once again made my day.

Tony

Another artist of my era has passed away, Leon Redbone.

Opened 2 shows for him in Lexington KY in '79 or '80. Just him and a clarinet player. I was not a fan or real familiar with his music prior to, but became a fan after watching his shows. I loved his deadpan, laid back approach to entertainment.

He had a Polaroid camera and when an audience member would snap a picture of him he would take one of them. Had a little motor inside his guitar with a pick attached. He could press or flip a switch and it would spin striking the strings and he would use his right hand to do other things while continuing to chord the guitar and sing.  

There was an after party with all the trimmings of that era, musicians / friends / groupies / hangers on attending and his demeanor never changed from the stage persona, even the dark glasses stayed on. He signed autographs and with each he drew something, mine was a caricature of a long haired guy singing, or maybe howling at the moon. 

O..

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