FINGERSTYLE WARM UP - GUITAR LESSON 20
Artificial harmonics with a bass accompaniment. First learn this exercise but without playing the harmonics. When you know it fluently by heart, play the melody using artificial harmonics. The thumb (P) plays the bass as usual. The I finger lightly touches the string 12 frets higher than the fretted note, and the A finger plucks this. Some guitarists use their pinkie (sometimes called the "C" finger from the Spanish "cuarto" meaning 4th). I never learned to do that because it meant another fingernail to care for!!!
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Its Only Rock'n'Roll
With Richards and the Rolling Stones are the embodiment of 40 years of Rock'n'Roll. With numbers such as "Satisfaction', "Sympathy for the Devil", “Lets spend the night together' and “Honky Tonk Woman" they literaly wrote rock history, Keith Richards is the musical leader of the Stones and has written the lion's share of the group's songs. His almost countless hits show how important a solid catchy rhythm guitar is the making of good rock tunes.
He Was born in 1943 in Dartford, England. At the age of six he had already met Mick Jagger, who was born in the same area. In 1962, these two formed the Rolling Stones and met with rapid success, as blues was enjoying a wave of popularity in England at that time. Despite his excesses with alcohol and drugs, Keith is still "at the top' of the business.
After his solo project in 1988, he toured again with the Stones, once again the soul of the band, as he has always been Keith Richard's guitar playing, having formed the sound of the Rolling Stones, has had a considerable influence on the development of rock music.
Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore are his idols, Chuck and Keith have become friends over the years and he takes Scotty Moore with him on every tour in the form of a copy of Elvis' Sun Sessions. Another important influence are the old blues guitarists, above all Robert lohnson, the king of the delta blues.