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Sep 15, 2020 - 4:27:16 AM
2101 posts since 8/5/2008

Interesting Jimmy's version video of Red Haired Boy compared to his earlier version from his 1970's lesson of the same song which was done in the chromatic style of playing rather than standard hammer on and pull off style.

Sep 15, 2020 - 9:36:27 AM

Heff

USA

180 posts since 12/16/2009

Yeah, I used to play a ton of fiddle stuff in the "Melodic" style. I gradually moved over to where I am now because the way I play now has more drive to it Jim.
Thanks for noticing :)

Sep 16, 2020 - 6:17:11 PM

Andy B

USA

138 posts since 11/4/2008

The version of Red Haired Boy that I play comes from a 1980s recording by Dave Giegerich, which, as near as I have been able to decode it, is a mix of hammer ons/pull offs on the lower frets and melodic licks alternating open strings with notes primarily on frets five and seven. It’s a fine version.

Edited by - Andy B on 09/16/2020 18:17:47

Sep 18, 2020 - 8:05:50 AM

1214 posts since 1/14/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Andy B

is a mix of hammer ons/pull offs on the lower frets and melodic licks alternating open strings with notes primarily on frets five and seven.


Do you play it in G? That's the only way I would imagine that frets 5 and 7 would be commonly used. If it were in the standard key of A, then frets 7 and 9 would seem to be appropriate.

Edited by - Oboe Cadobro on 09/18/2020 08:06:08

Sep 18, 2020 - 8:11:40 AM

Andy B

USA

138 posts since 11/4/2008

That’s right. In the key of A with the capo on fret 2 it would be frets 7 and 9 for the melodic licks. Sorry I didn’t make that clear.

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