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Thursday, October 18, 2007

What's in my MP3 Player?

Naturally. Also, the views expressed here are not my own, but those of CBC/Radio-Canada. (Naturally.)

I have a question for the guitar experts out there (I know I have at least one reader who fits this description): Is Mr. Buckingham really playing two parts on one guitar? I have read that because of his "fingerpicking" style, he can play the rhythm part with his thumb and the other part with his other fingers. I find this hard to believe, but the quality of these YouTube videos isn't good enough for me to be able to tell by watching him play.


Dad said...

L.B. fingerpicks - - that means plucks the strings with his fingers, instead of a flat pick.
What he's playing isn't so hard, but he is quite fast, and he's using a little bit of echo, which makes it seem even faster.

Megan said...

Am I correct in thinking that he's playing two parts on one guitar?

I am definitely NOT a guitar expert, but it sounds like there are two separate parts going at the same time. The more I watch this guy, the more I like him.

Dad said...

Yes - - like a piano-player, a finger-picker can play counterpoint lines. Classical guitarists specialize in this.