DBWORTH – MAY 31 2017 – ARTICLE MUSIC SHORT-FINGERED GUITARISTS by jeremy

Lucky you, Dustybootsworth.com audience member, you get to wale and sway to the strums of this conversation I recently was engaged in with a long-time friend about guitars, Spanish guitar style, the intrigue and passion behind and in front of its’ playing. And to close the chat we went on about what we will do when we are retired rock stars that actually hit the lottery. Not really on that last sentence there. I am just pulling your leg. Hey, pull your guitar out and read this thang!
My friends name:

Eduardo Rosas, El pinpollo83

Jeremy

hey I am just finding some good guitar videos to learn the forms from on YouTube… found this set of helpful lessons … well, this is more of a fun video, but there are less “musical” and more “notated” digestible videos that show actual technique that you can use in more ways than is on the videos.

https://youtu.be/YUHDOd4PQWE?list=RDYqmE2m3oK3Y

Jeremy

how are you?

Eduardo

That’s a beautiful song Jeremy!! Thank you for sharing..

I am OK and you?

Jeremy

was feeling pretty crappy for the past week and a half, but I think that is because I was trying to lay low on energy use (to save it for this music production dates that I scheduled for myself), as well as to deal with my table being covered in junk (bullshit from people or companies) that I did not get the chance to sit down to clear off or to consolidate and to archive for later reference.

Jeremy

but kitchen table is clear now, so should be easier to make food, and also, I put the ball in the guitar’s court today, because my guitar is currently in Indiana, awaiting repair or replace

so been without my songwriting instrument, but still writing songs in my head and singing them or thinking about them. That helps, too.

Eduardo

Glad to hear that JMD

Jeremy

you are welcome for the share of this song. I really am trying to hone in on new forms to practice, since I will have a six-string to do it on, and not just the bass guitar, where on bass I would learn lots more funk, slap, popping, and grooving… I should learn the treble clef to accompany the bass clef, finally again after six years of going bassy

Eduardo

It’s so weird that you shared this video…It’s one of my favorites!!! I watch it every now and then

Jeremy

heh that’s ironic

I found this video converter, [omitted] and am downloading these youtube videos by pasting the URL. Since it is for educating myself for educational use I think it should be okay for fair-use.

The converter is a free program. They just add a splash at head and tail of videos if you use the free version, but full is only [omitted] anyway I think.

Eduardo

Did you see the one I sent you?

Jeremy

seeing it now… hey, I think what you and I were missing all of those times at the mall was just some flamenco guitar and an amp behind us. Chicks, no problemo.

Eduardo

I love flamenco even more when there is a fine Spanish dame dancing to the music you’ve seen it right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC3hJFvQv3A&feature=share

Jeremy

I have not seen this video before, but I will now add it to the DVD I am burning for my practice : – )

I am downloading some videos to practice them, or to understand different forms in them.

Jeremy

Hey this guy does a very fast what is called arpeggio, which is using two or more fingers – in this has three fingers — on one set of strings, and alternating between them… In his case, he is doing thumb, pointer, index, pointer, something like that when he stops and makes the guitar twinkle basically.

Jeremy

and the fact that he has comfort playing different techniques and that he mixes those techniques sure makes the guitar a whole other set of instruments.

Jeremy

like there are some what I learned in some instructional videos I downloaded so far, called rumba flamenco techniques he is using, where if you watch him at normal speed, it just sounds like he is making the guitar dance and clack, but really, he is making several small specific movements with his hand, and at a rhythm that mimics a snare drum on the 1 and a snare on the 3

Jeremy

the specific form, and the specific sequence he does that form makes the familiar musical pattern that sounds like “Spanish” guitar

Eduardo

It’s amazing!!! Sorry I was watching some flamenco dance….Hey I don’t another video for you!!

I have

Jeremy

that is alright. I have lots of music research I am doing actually, so plenty to keep me busy… I think my tablet has about ten tabs opened of different songs I am listening to regularly… and I have not even written those to my list of music research that I add to page by page on my refrigerator, on a form that I created for myself.

Jeremy

even have a column in the form that asks Yes or No if the song is in my vocal range, whether or not I could actually sing it in my octave, similar to the singer’s octave range.

downloading that one video that you had shown me, of the “Amazing Gypsy rumba !”

Jeremy

not sure if you ever heard this guy [might add this video later, public, might not, but Eduardo heard this… it is me on my new acoustic guitar]

https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.dinovo/videos/1440902179264103/

that is a rough sounding sample of my new guitar. I recorded that one on my tablet that was sitting on the kitchen table.

just used guitar pick

Eduardo

Yeah!!! I had heard that guy before!! He is on my list..

Eduardo

That’s good Jeremy

Jeremy

just made that one up on the spot pretty much, not rehearsed or anything

that was a one run and done.

Eduardo

Damm

Does it got a name

Jeremy

mostly just to demonstrate some of the range of the guitar, the overall timbre or character of the guitar, so friends can get an idea of what some of my new stuff will sound like, well the stuff I do with a pick.

Eduardo

Nice!!

Jeremy

not any name yet, but if I put it into a project and better identified the rhythm, the key and the chord changes, tightened those, so they sound more purposeful and full of attack on the notes, I could give it a name. For now it is just your everyday show up and jam something out of the instrument.

Jeremy

another reason I got this guitar is it sounds WAY different when it is played finger picking style… got this Anderton’s video to demo someone that actually knows what he is doing, and on my model of guitar… well, a slimmer body, but same exact everything else…

https://youtu.be/1MN-tnR2UJ4?t=1436

 

Jeremy

oh, and very important to note, as I did some research that he is playing that into a $500 microphone, which kinda helps to allow the guitar to more truly be heard… rather than just playing plugged into a CERTAINLY ( : – ) ) less than $500 pickup that is located buried inside of the guitar… not where the sound is really delivered to the ears, where we hear it… bit inside of the body, closer to the bass frequencies.

Jeremy

whereas a mic like this can hear the guitar picking better, because that is what the mic is pointed at, not the inside of the wood… I have it in my plans to see if I can rent this mic anywhere, to go plug into my high quality audio recorder ; – ) for much less, yet make it sound like I paid to be in a big huge studio heh Well, that is the ‘marketing’ idea anyway.

Eduardo

I got short fingers are there special guitars for people with short fingers?

Jeremy

there are different scale guitars It hink… I think I saw a video that talked about those…

Homework!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWVJt8coL2Y
You could use terms you learn here as a lookup say on a guitar website or a local store to research.

Jeremy

that is one of the videos I have tabbed on my tablet, as a reference for the different guitar sounds I could have based on different body sizes and different top woods — top woods are the main sound you hear, where as back and sides “colorize” it, or give what are called “over-tones” to the main tone.

it really is nice to accurately hear all of the wood tones this demo video has to offer… lets you know just how different each character of the woods are, or they are called timbre [pronounced tam-ber], or unique signature of the instrument.

of course, you would have to research fretboard sizes… and the spacing between the frets, and space between the strings.

Jeremy

find out what is the standard or right in the middle, dimensions, and then find out if anyone makes them smaller, and find a place you can try out the instrument. I would call up a Sales Engineer at sweetwater.com that isi where I got my guitar. Though I knew what I wanted before I talked to the sales engineer, but the sales engineer helped.

Eduardo

OK yeah that is really helpful jeremy

Thanks

Jeremy

I am glad that I know a couple of things. Though about ordering a guitar from online, you have to test it thoroughly when you receive it from the courier. Sometimes guitars just are not guitars when they come to you, though the company selling it to you may want you to believe that, like in my case. But I have a butt probe for that.

Jeremy

at the moment my guitar is in Indiana, since I returned it for their techs to re-test in their 55 point inspection and to compare it against another guitar that is already there of same model.

Jeremy

My issues are related to what is called the “release” sometimes referred to as action, or the distance between the strings and the fretboard, affecting a ratio of 1. how easy it is to play versus 2. if your strings are going to buzz or rattle (very undesirable!) against the fretboard.

Eduardo

It’s your guitar an expensive one?

Jeremy

And also the intonation of the guitar can be affected if any setting of the guitar is out of balance — guitar really is a very balanced instrument, when set to be a guitar and not a piece of junk — which the intonation equals the same note at the Open string as plays an Octave above [that is 8 notes] at the 12th fret… those tones have to be the exact same E on Open or 0th fret and 12th fret, and same for other strings (A, D, G, B, E… Low E is 6th, A 5th, D 4th, G 3rd, B 2nd, and high E is 1st string… sometimes that is how to identify what string is by number. Intonation MUST BE PERFECT, or your salesperson is full of shit or is an idiot and bought a piece of junk that cannot be recorded accurately, because truly it will end up being out of tune.

Jeremy

Yeah it is the most expensive acoustic I ever bought [omitted] of going to make some money on this guitar… hopefully to do music albums for myself, others, audio / video commercials, and motion picture, maybe other work strictly for recording… since the sound on this thing is very pristine for the price.

Jeremy

I had to get it, since I cannot see myself actually notating and producing any songs using just bass guitar, as bass is a very pronounced instrument that I don’t have the songwriting style to have it play as an accompaniment right next to my vocals.

Eduardo

Wow

Jeremy

most songs out there are guitar taking the lead and keyboard backing, or a keyboard taking the lead and guitar backing, unless you are flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers, or in Rage Against the Machine, so on and so forth.

the bassist usually takes the backseat, unless the bassist is really kick your ass awesome, which I am not

you see, when I got the guitar I went through the different steps to check its’ quality, to make sure it is in compliance, a term I picked up along the way : – ) which means Fit, Form, and Function!

Jeremy

I had to make sure the guitar was fully in tune, which that is a different step than being intonated (making sure the notes match up at the 0th and 12th frets); make sure I could bang the chords or opened strings HARD as I would end up playing them sometime, and as soft as I would… Hard, to see if strings would buzz, and soft, to see if the sound is smooth and clean… and just work the entire guitar, eyeball other items on there… but unless you are looking for these problems, you are not going to find them until it is too late, and then you have just bought yourself a shiney new many hundreds of dollars paperweight.

Eduardo

No way!! Is it acoustic and electric? Or just acoustic?

Jeremy

; – ) both

Jeremy

it even has a tuner built-in to the body, so I never have to fumble around to find one… just takes a 9V battery and the press of a button on the guitar, and I can both check tuning, as well as have a high pass knob (EQ), and low cut knob, say if I am jamming at a venue and need to match the acoustics of the venue better without the engineer needing to touch the mixer as much.

Jeremy

so technically it can be played at venues, but I would not do that unless it were a place I really trusted with zero misbehaving people.. since I would not want to lose my investment on some drunk that had too much that day or night.

Jeremy

nice thing about a “solid” wood top is the wood actually gains character as it ages, thus becomes a BETTER guitar as time goes on. It is a solid wood top… when you shop for guitars, you have to be very specific about what you want and to know what each part of the guitar adds to it — just like that “Elderly” video I shared, where that guy says a guitar is the sum of its’ parts.

Eduardo

Yeah…Only time tells

Jeremy

If you are really unsure, then just got grab a Carlos Robelli or Yamaha or something that you know to be reputable, that has an adjustable truss rod, is straight when you look down the neck from the bottom of the body of it (like looking into a shotgun really), for cheapest around $70, get a gig bag, keep it in 70 F weather and 55% relative humidity, and then bang out on that for some time before you find out what you really want to do with a guitar. You might find a nice used guitar on craigslist, who knows? It maybe even free.

Jeremy

and of course is not dinged or dented, nor would the tuners be unstable, but everything smooth in it’s movement, and able to handle some hard chord strums (without buzzing or rattling, when doing Open string chords or 1st fret chords) and some light picking to see if you like the tones produced from the timbre of the instrument.

Jeremy [ PERMISSION TO PRINT! OK’d by jeremy, the Great ! ]

Heck ^ you (and anybody reading this, yes, this means you, and the person sitting, lying, or standing next to you… or umm… you) MAY (have my permission) and can (if you have the ability to) print all of this as a guide, and then just place checkboxes next to each paragraph… each item I mention is very actionable.

I agree with what you say.

hey, by the way, do you mind if I print our chat? I want to show it to this lady I am friends with. She actually has the same issue that you said you have. So I figure she may benefit from these topics.

You know, with the short fingers ( or the guitars being too large to accurately handle ) — oh, and hey I just thought you could play Ukulele, which is a smaller guitar, or Mandolin I think, or even I think there are Banjos that have a slimmer fretboard and closer string distance.

Eduardo

Sure I don’t mind share it with whoever you wish!!

I don’t mind

Jeremy

Hmm, hey, I could just as well make it an article on my web site, would that be alright? Probably would be less price that way on paper.

I could name you as Anonymous or Fred or Sam, or something like that, or just have your first and last name in there if that is something you prefer for fun… though that would look almost like an endorsement.

I will safely assume you mean for me to use your first and last name in article, so that puts a fork in it to call it a done publication.

if you have any questions or are not sure about something related to music, I welcome you to let me know anytime, and I will try to keep you out of the wrong holes and into the right ones!

Eduardo

Haha yeah you can use my first and last name!!!

Jeremy

Mexican pimp from the 3rd through the 12th dimension?

 

: – P

 

Eduardo

Jajaja yeah El pinpollo83

Jeremy

Eduardo Rosas, El pinpollo83 shall be in the name field next to all of your dialogue.

Eduardo

Yessss

Sounds goog

Good

Jeremy

I might as well log in to post it real quick, while I am reviewing it here… that’s what I have been doing while we chat, is scrolling back up to eyeball it

Jeremy

Article title, DBWORTH – MAY 31 2017 – ARTICLE MUSIC SHORT-FINGERED GUITARISTS by jeremy

P.S. For the reading audience, in regard to guitar specification aforementioned such as intonation, or other playability or usability factors, there is no right way and no wrong way a guitar should be, as each person has a different preference. So if a guitar comes from a dealer or friend and meets, exceeds, or falls short of any of my own standard mentioned here, this does not mean this person is right or wrong, but just that this dealer wishes to transfer to you the real Offer of a real product that is as-is. Again, some people do not mind about some specifics of a guitar or instrument, say, if the strings buzz or rattle when strumming an opened chord. Who cares? If you don’t play that hard, you will never discover the rattle or the buzz. For me as a recording artist, to immortalize the purity of a voice, I need to have certain qualities that I will kindly request of the dealer, and operate in a free market society until the right dealer fulfills my right request, or until I realize just what kind of a world I am living in, or something.

SO ROCK ON PLANET EARTH, WITH THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE STARS, ONE WITH THE FABRIC OF OSCILLATORS, COUPLING OSCILLATORS.

This video can demonstrate what I mean best [until the original author removes it from this URL, and until a resulting someone complains to me or the controller of this article until this thing receives a just update] :

 

If you are bored you could look it up yourself :

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=coupling+oscillators+metronome

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