Thursday, December 06, 2012

Yes, Keith, You Could Map It (Get Satisfaction)


 2012/12/18


With all due respect, sir: 

For you, it is intuitive, this guitar weaving.  Others amongst us thank you for your intuition. And yes, one could map it.  Saying otherwise is a false dichotomy. 

Apologies. I've tried before, and I will try again.  See here a rudimentary tribute to your classic Satisfaction.  I've taken a picture, above, for you.  Enjoy. I'm trying to give all us 'earphone heads with our dirty necks' some more glorious eyes to see.  Forgive any misrepresentation, here's an exploded view of one of your most beautiful weaves.

Sir, You CAN map it. Keith, You do map it.  You map it exquisitely.  You have mapped it for the rest of us with your puzzling riffage and supple strumming.

Thank you.  For whatever you call it:  Guitar weaving.  One Drop or Rhythmic Displacement.* Rhythmic InterplayPolyphony.   Funky Four Part Symphonies in E.  

Thank you.

Thanks for 50 years of great riffin', you salty dog.

Happy 69! 

Yours Truly,

Dan Cohn

*A careful reading reveals that  I actually displaced one of the notes in Bill Wyman's original Bass Line.  A slightly different stitch to this particular weave. Call it poetic license.


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Friday, May 25, 2012

Phillip Phillips' 'Home' Tab and Video

Here's a quick tab I did for a lesson yesterday for 'Home', the new Phillip Phillips single,  as featured on the American Idol Finale. Click the tab, print it out full size, and have a look at my lesson video, too.

Here's the tab:


Here's my lesson vid:


Here's the official video from 'Idol':




Be back with more soon, including a student performance of the tune. 

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