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sissoko

 

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Help needed ! 

Hi, I know this is not flamenco, worse, it's a steel string guitar
BUT
I'd love to play this beautiful tune
AND I just can't figure out how he keeps having a rythmic stroke that sounds like it's from the nails while playing the bass !

Like for example the beginning of the melody goes A C E, how is that E played ?

Thanks !

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2016 14:50:26
 
Issam

 

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RE: Help needed ! (in reply to sissoko

It's played by slapping the strings with the back of the nails.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2016 15:05:50
 
sissoko

 

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RE: Help needed ! (in reply to sissoko

But how can you play a steady bass at the same time ?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2016 15:13:18
 
Issam

 

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RE: Help needed ! (in reply to sissoko

He plays the bass strings, let them ring and then he slaps the strings with the back of the nails. He doesn't do it at the same time.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2016 15:35:17
 
sissoko

 

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RE: Help needed ! (in reply to sissoko

I'm sorry but you're not helping at all, in the video you can clearly hear bass notes and nail sounds at the same time, have you at least tried to play it ?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2016 16:40:52
 
Ricardo

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RE: Help needed ! (in reply to sissoko

Index and thumb play melody, thumb down on beat, index up on up beat. The ring and middle hit down on 2 and 4 to keep the chord beat going with back of nails, as Issam said. Sometimes the index BACK of the nail hits the bass melody note on D or A string at the same time the ring and middle hit the chord on 2 and 4. So the note is sounded incidentally as part of the down strum of all the fingers, but index targets the specific string that's all. Up beats are often up strokes of the index, and finally many hammer pull offs fill in the melody.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2016 17:02:56
 
sissoko

 

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RE: Help needed ! (in reply to sissoko

thanks so much ricardo I still can't figure out how he gets a melody line that's so even by playing that way but I'll definitly work in that direction !
with my best wishes
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2016 17:13:05
 
sissoko

 

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RE: Help needed ! (in reply to sissoko

No, really, this IS it ! thanks again
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2016 17:17:48
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