Andy Martin, Knopfler, Buckingham..who are some awesome fingerstyle players?

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Andy Martin, Knopfler, Buckingham..who are some awesome fingerstyle players?

Post by shedshrine » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:25 pm

You've seen his playing demoing pedals, amps and guitars for pro guitar shop, Reverb, and now his own demos as Andy's Demos. His demos are uniformly awesome, and I always find myself watching his right hand more often than not. He would be getting those great sounds without a pick, but playing very articulately and with great dexterity and fluidity as if he did. It didn't sound like Knopfler, or Buckingham, it was his own thing.
Vid link is not a gear demo, it's Andy demonstrating his finger-style approach to playing. Very cool!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf24m4x ... x8&index=2

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Re: Andy Martin, Knopfler, Buckingham..who are some awesome fingerstyle players?

Post by winky dinglehoffer » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:51 pm

I'm fond of Sadie Dupuis's playing in Speedy Ortiz.

Interesting video--I've been goofing around with more pickless playing lately, so it's neat to see his technique.

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Post by vvv » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:37 pm

Weird.

I was just doing a pickless Tele track this afternoon.
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Re: Andy Martin, Knopfler, Buckingham..who are some awesome fingerstyle players?

Post by shedshrine » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:18 pm

Fair enough, (and more power to you!) If I had to guess , I would hazard most guitarists who've played a while at least dabble with finger style from time to time. Half the time I don't use a pick myself. lot's of screwing around experimenting and working on getting interesting patterns under the fingers. Players that really stand out in this playing technique/style/method/regard are what inspired this thread.

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Post by vvv » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:43 am

Well then, Albert Lee, and lately, Jeff Beck.
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Post by markjazzbassist » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:57 am

any classical or flamenco guitarist. when i started to learn the guitar i was already playing bass with fingers. the pick and hand/wrist motion seemed very unnatural (still does). so i learned to play classical guitar on a nylon string guitar. i still play that way to this day even though i mostly play electric (when i'm not playing bass). i think it's cool/unique and wish more would do it.

side note: i also really dig the OLD style jazz style where you only play with your THUMB. All downstrokes. wes montgomery smokes. jim mullen is another that's great. it is a different sound that is cool and you don't hear it much.

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Post by Burnt Ernie » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:27 pm

markjazzbassist wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:57 am
any classical or flamenco guitarist. when i started to learn the guitar i was already playing bass with fingers. the pick and hand/wrist motion seemed very unnatural (still does). so i learned to play classical guitar on a nylon string guitar. i still play that way to this day even though i mostly play electric (when i'm not playing bass). i think it's cool/unique and wish more would do it.

side note: i also really dig the OLD style jazz style where you only play with your THUMB. All downstrokes. wes montgomery smokes. jim mullen is another that's great. it is a different sound that is cool and you don't hear it much.
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Post by Scodiddly » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:03 pm

Pierre Bensusan is pretty amazing. Kind of sounds like two guitarists at times.

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Townes Van Zandt, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, Red Shea

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Post by vvv » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:05 am

I play bass mostly with my thumb - I weird out other bassists.

Also because I play bass mostly with my thumb. :twisted:
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Post by mjau » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:17 am

Richard Thompson has a beautiful approach to fingerstyle playing - really delicate and lyrical. And I like John Fahey for the opposite reasons - he seemed to get some grit and twang in his playing.

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Post by shedshrine » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:24 pm

guitarist Matteo Mancuso of Italy Channeling a bit of Metheny here.

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Post by winky dinglehoffer » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:10 pm

The current installment of Tapeop pointed me to Blake Mills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlskErEWuRI

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:46 am

Howling at the neighbors. Hoping they have more mic cables.

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Re: Andy Martin, Knopfler, Buckingham..who are some awesome fingerstyle players?

Post by Nick Sevilla » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:50 am

And, while technically, they are playing with picks...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47NPOkN ... darthmbopi
Howling at the neighbors. Hoping they have more mic cables.

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