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I think my brain has to be filling in half the notes, right? Otherwise that would be way too much play at once? Unless he’s literally doing it, and it either case: wow
posted by Artw at 8:41 AM on February 2

This , on the other hand, is pure fakery and I still love it: Dave Brubeck - Golden Brown
posted by Artw at 8:43 AM on February 2 [12 favorites]

Wow, this is amazing. And why I will never suggest I can play the guitar...
posted by Windopaene at 8:45 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

I was impressed by the piano lead part, and laughed out loud when he did the drum lead.

The techniques remind me a lot of James Hill's solo ukulele rendition of Billie Jean.
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 8:50 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

I'm a music ignoramus, don't play and can't read music, have opinions like every other jackass

a lifetime ago I got tickets to see a classical guitar performance (this guy) for a review for the campus paper. I will never forget my introduction to live classical guitar

this is very cool, my brain reaches to have more to say about it but that's all I got
posted by elkevelvet at 9:26 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

Thank you... I needed that today.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 10:03 AM on February 2

Aliens upon landing: ‘WHY SHOULD WE NOT DESTROY YOU ALL?’
Me: *points at this*
posted by chronkite at 10:53 AM on February 2 [7 favorites]

Very nice!
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:01 AM on February 2

posted by rube goldberg at 11:02 AM on February 2 [4 favorites]

BRAVO! Love this song, and he is amazing.
posted by evilmomlady at 11:24 AM on February 2

posted by cupcakeninja at 11:44 AM on February 2

Classical guitar always makes me feel like I don't have enough fingers. This is crazy cool.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:50 AM on February 2

Such a lovely cover! And yeah, a lot of really technical skills on display here, not only classical-style fingerpicking and flamenco-style percussion but also hammer-ons and pull-offs which I associate with rock music but were apparently pioneered or at least codified by Pete Seeger. I only know about 5 things about guitar (I played electric for a couple years as a teenager but never got serious about it) but I can see that he's fingering chords while playing individual notes which is how he's able to create a bassline that harmonizes with the Take Five melody. He's showing off (obviously) but doesn't lose the jaunty feel of the song or the musicality of the melody.
posted by capricorn at 12:01 PM on February 2 [2 favorites]

I’d like to see AI do this.

(AI creates an incomprehensible finger monster)
posted by Artw at 12:07 PM on February 2 [2 favorites]

(AI creates an incomprehensible finger monster)

Something like this?
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:53 PM on February 2

Safari refuses that link so I am assuming Lovecraftian infohazard.
posted by Artw at 12:55 PM on February 2 [2 favorites]

Chrome refuses too.

As for OP, that's gorgeous. On repeat loop now.
posted by Quasirandom at 1:44 PM on February 2 [1 favorite]

Unfortunately I can't find a better source. You can just do a Google Image search for "jazz fingering meme" to see various examples.
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:11 PM on February 2


I’m good.
posted by Artw at 2:15 PM on February 2 [2 favorites]

Very Nice
Best guitarist I've seen.
posted by clavdivs at 3:06 PM on February 2


posted by allium cepa at 7:45 PM on February 2

Saw "Take Five arranged for solo guitar" and my initial thought was "Yawn. Another take five cover." Then I listened to it. Amazing.
posted by milnak at 12:17 AM on February 3

That was..impressive, and I used to live with a guy who can do some pretty amazing feats of finger picking.

Personally, I can barely play a plastic guitar-shaped PlayStation controller.
posted by wierdo at 1:42 AM on February 3

I really enjoyed this. Lots of nice techniques here. My favourite is how he subtly keeps time during some sections by using the inside of his picking hand (the fleshy part below the thumb, and maybe the wrist as well), rapping it just above the guitar's sound hole. A nice way to throw some percussion in, and not a technique I see very often. Very difficult to incorporate when the fingers are already busy picking.
posted by Probabilitics at 10:53 AM on February 3

Argh totally missed that @Artw already posted the link. Still fabulous.
posted by allium cepa at 1:56 AM on February 4 [1 favorite]

technically impressive but the tempo seems too fast, all the swing & groove is lost...
posted by subbasshead at 1:31 PM on March 1

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