Godan guitars |  NAMM 2022

Godan guitars | NAMM 2022

As a guitar nerd, I didn’t like all of this MTVnot connected series. Mostly rockers were thrusting away, kumbaya-style, with a rough, plugged-in sound where you hear the pickup sound rather than the body of the guitar. Unless the song is friendly to the sound or the artist comes up with a completely different interpretation of the song, as Clapton did with “Layla,” most electric vocals undermine the guitar part.

Van Halen – You Really Got Me (Audio)

In 1978, Eddie Van Halen put his daredevil, groove, and fierce vocals on “You Really Got Me”, turning the grotesque tone of Kinks into a rock anthem. But watch their 2012 audio version: Sounds like a solid but unremarkable player sitting around a campfire. Eddie was a brilliant vocalist, as the song “Spanish Fly” from Van Halen’s second album explains, but this was Eddie doing a specific vocal composition.

The acoustic guitar is a different animal than the electric guitar. Ergo, one of the greatest guitarists of all time, seems like a mere mortal when trying to get an instrument to do what it can’t. In fact, a basic electric guitar in 1978 wasn’t capable of what Van Halen wanted it to do, so he built his own. but the goal not connected The song’s show was more than scum.

Most of my session work on audio. I like to play vocal sessions: low pressure. With electric sessions, you have to deal with loud speakers and scratching utensils that you can only hear under a recording microscope. Remove pedals, amps, pickups, or cables, and nothing will go wrong. Equipment failure rarely occurs when you are not connected to electricity. But this is not the only benefit.

“It’s like putting something nice and cute, like a little fawn covered in white spots, next to a grizzly bear on its hind legs.”

With electric sessions, there is pressure to wow the audience with new musical and feature parts. With the voice, it is always presented to the song and is rarely seen. She usually lays a simple, sturdy foundation, supports vocals and builds a bed to cut electricity. If done well, it brings out the best in the main song and instrumentation. Audio sessions can probably be more like being a pilot: smooth/simple/routine procedural bits with the sometimes terrifying part where you have to land a plane with a flaring wing (or play bluegrass solo fast).

The juxtaposition of sound and electricity is a tried-and-true production approach because these fixtures work perfectly together. Some of the hardier epic songs rock a little harder because they start with an acoustic song. por ejemploHeart’s “Crazy on You,” Boston’s “Wish You Were Here,” Pink Floyd’s “Wanted Dead or Alive,” Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

It’s like putting something nice and cute, like a little fawn covered in white spots, next to a grizzly bear on its hind legs. Bear and electric guitar seem more powerful and fearsome in comparison.

However, an acoustic guitar in the right hand can sound as big and stunning as a great three-piece band in full flight. Players like Mike Dawes, Andy Mackie and Marcin Patrzalik cover up the bass and lead of six strings, then add the element of rhythm by strumming on the guitar. They use built-in mics and reverb for a massive drum sound you can’t pull off on a Tele or Les Paul.

Official Joe Bonamassa – “Woke Up Dreaming” – Live From Royal Albert Hall

On the other hand, bluegrass flatpicking masters, such as Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, and Tony Rice, play one-tone melodies that, even when unaccompanied, are complete. For a great example of a hybrid approach, check out the song “Woke Up Dreaming” by Joe Bonamassa. Sometimes finger-picking is classic. Then it’s the burning Al Di Meola-eque, and then something hybrid that really sounds like two guitarists at once. I’ve listened to this track maybe 20 times and still don’t know how to do it.

Then there’s Tommy Emmanuel, who has everything in his bag. He does something rhythmic on the guitar as a drum and combines it with Travis’s thumb bass and flat neck break. And Jerry Reed played some of the most complex and unconventional guitar music he’s ever recorded.

Guitar ripping precedes electric, so it all started on sound. Charlie Patton, Lonnie Johnson, Skip James, Son House, and Robert Johnson (armed with a high-action wooden box with strings purchased from the Sears catalog) reimagined what a machine could do. It’s a long and winding ride, but the road to rock ‘n’ roll and blues has been paved with acoustic guitars.

2022-06-06 16:37:11

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