16. February 2015
I've just joined here and like everyone else before me we are looking for detail on exactly
how the RH picks the strings in combination with LH muting. I've seen videos of MK himself
trying to explain how he does his boogie rhythm stuff but either he is deliberately being disingenuous
or he really cannot explain, even to people who are v. interested in emulating his style and who would
devote an awful lot of their time to study,how he goes about it. It is very frustrating isn't it......
I studied classical guitar for years and there is any amount of info regarding RH technique there and if you want to learn your favourite piece you just buy the dots and start studying. At least you know that you have the correct notes/rhythm and recorded examples and then it's just up to you. I have no problem with thumb/finger independence. My problem is what notes is he playing combined with what notes is he muting?
I don't want to be critical of the only decent site on MK's style but surely after a few years there should be blog lessons and videos covering the absolute basics to get people started? I have searched and cannot find anything! Maybe being a newbie I'm not looking in the right place but surely it should be easy to find if it exists? Judging by what I have read posted by others I'm not the only one saying this but the reply that sticks out in my mind is the one which says a whole book could be written on this.
Maybe so, but perhaps the Intro and Chapter One could be written and made available to those waiting
and who have already shelled out for the rather tempting loaded scratch plate with the 26 sound options (I want one!).
So please can something be done to get beginners and others started? Pretty soon would be nice as no one is getting any younger and it's now almost 40 years since Dire Straits were in dire straits...........
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