I'm out

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    This style of playing was featured in the movie "August Rush".
     
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    The playing in August Rush was based on Michael Hedges, who was a guitar magician.  (If you look carefully, Hedges is credited with writing at least one of the songs.)  Died very young in a car crash in 1997.  Andy McKee is good, but he is treading on trails blazed by Hedges.

    The quality of these videos is not the greatest, as they were recorded a long time ago:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juPTwHH6K_E&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SJTyYVCu7o&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKn0hdvTL6A&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN3439l4HR0&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaIN13aDbCc

    The first video in particular  is a good example of his percussion.  If you watch these videos you'll see that he plays melody with both hands.  In concert, he was a one man wall of sound.
     
     
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    And Slim, don't put your instruments on the curb -- be inspired instead!!

    8)
     
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    [QUOTE]Just caught this guy up at Tupelo the other night.  I've been fighting the urge to take all my instruments out to the curb since. http://youtu.be/BfF4QLO-L_4
    Posted by SlimPickensIII[/QUOTE]

    Sorry to be dense, but I'm not sure what you mean.   Use the guy as a mentor.  That's what I do in yoga.  If I let my yoga mentor's mastery and excellence discourage me, I would have left the mat a long time ago (she's too elegant for words).   You should always be challenged.  If the challenge stops, that means you need to up your game.    Be cool with where you are in your process.  :)

     
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    [QUOTE]The playing in August Rush was based on Michael Hedges, who was a guitar magician.  (If you look carefully, Hedges is credited with writing at least one of the songs.)  Died very young in a car crash in 1997.  Andy McKee is good, but he is treading on trails blazed by Hedges. The quality of these videos is not the greatest, as they were recorded a long time ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juPTwHH6K_E&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SJTyYVCu7o&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKn0hdvTL6A&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN3439l4HR0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaIN13aDbCc The first video in particular  is a good example of his percussion.  If you watch these videos you'll see that he plays melody with both hands.  In concert, he was a one man wall of sound.  
    Posted by EnjoyEverySandwich[/QUOTE]

    I inherited (ok stole) a Michael Hedges from my older brother and knew nothing about him except I really liked the album. "Aerial Boundaries" from 1984 on Windham Hill

     
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    Jake:  I think a lot of people see that Hedges recorded on Wyndham Hill and discount him without listening.  He's not like most of their artists -- not excessively new-agey, just hard to categorize, so he doesn't easily fit onto the big labels.


    ETA:  If I'm going to listen to Michael Hedges, Taproot is usually the cd I'll put on:

    Taproot

     
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    Slim:  If you want to be inspired by acoustic guitar you cannot go wrong with Rodrigo y Gabriela!  They also use percussion on the guitar body:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENBX_v1Po1Y


    Both of their albums are on heavy rotation on my ipod and I'm just champing at the bit for their 3rd album due out later this month.   Can't say enough about them.  :)



     
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    [QUOTE]Wow,  I think I've seen the name Michael Hedges in print, but these links were the first to show me what he was all about. As for using guys like Hedges and McKee for inspiration,  eh.  One, I would never, ever get close to that, I know my own limits.  More importantly, I don't think I'd want to play like that myself. Bit like someone who's really rich, buying an enormous house  or $200,000 car.  Even if I had that kind of money I'd never buy that stuff, I'd just donate the excess to an Animal Shelter or something.   There are one or two little things I can steal from these guys though,  never really considered adding a little rapping of the guitar body into the mix. I'll to go check out that movie and Rodrigo later.  Thanks!
    Posted by SlimPickensIII[/QUOTE]

    I like that, Slim.  And kudos for your values.   

    Just as a side note ... finding inspiration could be similar to holding someone in high regard and respecting them for their talent and for that talent bringing something special to your life and being thankful for it (and for them).   I don't really aspire to be as "good as" some of the people I think of as my mentors, but I like to think that it's because of them that I keep plugging away, even if I am just pushing myself to my own limits, such as they are.   

    Anyhow, good luck, Slim, and be true.  :)

     
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    You guys might like this one too, a slightly different take on the style

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M&feature=player_embedded#!

     
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