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Elphenor 01-13-2016 10:36 PM

duh?

It wouldn't even be hard to play it acoustic, where there are actually notes, it would just be pointless

Yeah let me just play this on acoustic:


crabshack 01-13-2016 10:39 PM

Why would it be pointless? Any song can be stripped down to its chord or root notes with vocal applied. What's stopping you?

crabshack 01-13-2016 10:41 PM

I just youtubed some Pere Ubu and these songs are very rhythmic. Very much inclined for an acoustic guitar which is a kind of a rhythmic instrument.

Elphenor 01-13-2016 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crabshack (Post 4242374)
All songs have notes.

lol so you think

Elphenor 01-13-2016 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crabshack (Post 4242381)
Why would it be pointless? Any song can be stripped down to its chord or root notes with vocal applied. What's stopping you?

common sense?

crabshack 01-13-2016 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elphenor (Post 4242386)
lol so you think



Drums are tuned. If you mash down on all the notes on a keyboard - a note is formed. Even a badly played guitar chord has a scale that it falls in to.

Are you being serious?

crabshack 01-13-2016 10:52 PM

Don't blame your inability around a musical instrument stop you from thinking that any song could not be played around a campfire.

Unless we're talking about abstract noise or something which you're not.

Elphenor 01-13-2016 10:59 PM


Elphenor 01-13-2016 10:59 PM

It's not a question of whether it can be done like I said

It's a question of why the fuck would you

The Omega Concern 01-13-2016 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redbreegull (Post 4242372)
yeah I love him, and he's a great example of just how much you can do with just a voice and a guitar. ironically, I prefer his lusher full band stuff though



I'd like to find a song to cover and do it as well as this guy did with his choice:




crabshack 01-13-2016 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elphenor (Post 4242394)

You could transcribe the two synth notes in this song and do an acoustic song of it. It might be boring if you're not a great guitar player, but it could be done. Many amazing folk songs only feature two chords.

crabshack 01-13-2016 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elphenor (Post 4242379)
It wouldn't even be hard to play it acoustic, where there are actually notes, it would just be pointless

This is where being a proficient or knowledgeable guitar player comes in to play. You can transcribe individual notes or melodies into chord progressions. If you're any good.

teh b0lly!!1 01-13-2016 11:43 PM

i remember randomly watching an unplugged lorraine hill (i think...?) concert on mtv, a few years back. i'm not into her music but it really inspired me because she basically did her rap numbers with only an acoustic guitar (and perhaps very sparse other instrumentation).
half chording, half tapping on the body or on the strings to create a rhythmic effect. i would never think doing rap with a classical guitar could work so well but it did.

re: this discussion, it really is possible to fill an entire room with lush arrangements using only one acoustic guitar. it's all a matter of how good a songwriter/musician you are.
that's not to shit on shoegaze or rock or any electric genre, as i wholeheartedly love those as well, but something about the craftsmanship and minimalist approach that's required to really get the most of just a voice and an acoustic guitar is extremely compelling for me.

Elphenor 01-14-2016 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crabshack (Post 4242398)
You could transcribe the two synth notes in this song and do an acoustic song of it. It might be boring if you're not a great guitar player, but it could be done. Many amazing folk songs only feature two chords.

Again, yes it could be done. But it would be ridiculous. Do you not see the comedy here

I'm getting trolled

redbreegull 01-14-2016 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elphenor (Post 4242407)
I'm getting trolled

lol yes

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Omega Concern (Post 4242397)
I'd like to find a song to cover and do it as well as this guy did with his choice:





the opening chords sound a lot like Have You Forgotten by Red House Painters



Kozelek is another example of someone who can bring the most supremely powerful music with just his voice and a trusty guitar

teh b0lly!!1 01-14-2016 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Dade (Post 4242406)
Lauryn Hill, 2001.. probably one of the last great music related things that came on MTV.. I remember when she bursts into tears singing that Bob Marley cover too, good stuff!



Elphenor 01-14-2016 03:07 PM

For my money Funk is the best thing you can play on guitar

Unless you're like RHCP and don't have a cool bone in your entire body

Elphenor 01-14-2016 03:09 PM

*plays James Brown*

Elphenor 01-14-2016 03:14 PM

lol

I've been into actual good white guy funk since I really got into music. It's all I play really between just dissonance

Elphenor 01-14-2016 03:16 PM

*plays Gang of Four*

Disco King 01-14-2016 03:23 PM

*Enjoys Elphenor's rendition of a Gang of Four song*

Not bad, bro.

Elphenor 01-14-2016 03:35 PM

The intro solo to this is what I'm trying to learn RIGHT NOW

http://youtu.be/ZCDAudHaaQw

I'm on mobile so embed would be a pain in the ass

Elphenor 01-14-2016 03:37 PM

I worship D. Boon as a guitar player and usually you don't do that in punk

It's fun you can play GoF songs and Minutemen songs with the same guitar setting, it's all clean treble cut out the mid and lows no distortion

The Omega Concern 01-14-2016 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crabshack (Post 4242399)
This is where being a proficient or knowledgeable guitar player comes in to play. You can transcribe individual notes or melodies into chord progressions. If you're any good.



It also helps to be an old souled storyteller with a voice that resonates like a wisened owl.

Disco King 01-28-2016 09:22 PM

Listening to people play at an open mic and feeling like shit cuz they're all better than me. Dude was double-tapping and shit. They are all good singers, too.

Some guy is doing an acoustic version of Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' right now, so that makes me feel better, though.

Disco King 01-28-2016 09:28 PM

Hey guys what's a good pedal to sound like you have self esteem


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