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#3961007 - 06/01/14 05:06 AM "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say!  
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Improvised and spontaneous street performance which I think was pretty impressive.
http://www.wimp.com/streetguitarist/ . Enjoy!

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#3961090 - 06/01/14 01:33 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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Wow!

Wish I could toss money into his guitar case from here.

#3961096 - 06/01/14 01:50 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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This guy ought to need a helper just to carry home the coins every day.

I seriously hope he gets signed, if someone with that skill can't make a living as artist, then no one should.

#3961105 - 06/01/14 02:04 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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Bit unrelated but figured it was in the "amateur guy on internet that sounds good" category, he was featured on reddit some days ago. I love his sound.


#3961147 - 06/01/14 03:33 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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Sounds good to me, but maybe he is not signed as other guitarists can play as well or better than him, any guitarists out there can rate him?

#3961166 - 06/01/14 04:36 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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Nope, definitly not many guitarists can play like that guy from the OP.

#3961174 - 06/01/14 04:50 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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playing scales that fast and accurately is well-nigh impossible for 99% of guitarists. While I wouldn't choose to listen to that style of music, guy deserves mad props for his chops.


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#3961214 - 06/01/14 06:30 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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Swing is certainly one of the hardest genres to play for a guitarist, but a classicaly trained one is, or at least he should be, playing at this level.

#3961267 - 06/01/14 08:55 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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The guys Youtube page is worth a look too.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvvQ2TXiL8TliI5LBU_yi3w/videos

#3961293 - 06/01/14 10:12 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Remon]  
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Originally Posted By: Remon
Swing is certainly one of the hardest genres to play for a guitarist, but a classicaly trained one is, or at least he should be, playing at this level.


The fact he's supposedly doing an improv here alone beats most other guys.

#3961317 - 06/01/14 11:19 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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I'd say this was not the first time he's played that material (no matter whether he or someone else came up with it), but at the same time I don't think he was playing a pure recital, note for note.

#3961331 - 06/02/14 12:02 AM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Remon]  
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Originally Posted By: Remon
Swing is certainly one of the hardest genres to play for a guitarist, but a classicaly trained one is, or at least he should be, playing at this level.


I studied classical guitar at Oberlin College (yes, that does give me a right to this opinion) and trust me, playing scales that fast, accurately, and for that long, instead of brief passages, is unusual, even at a conservatory level.


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#3961641 - 06/02/14 06:33 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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Been playing for for almost 50 years ( arthritis is taking its toll biggrin ) that guy was pretty good. I've have seen guys playing in bars and on street corners in my travels over the years that have been better than most "famous" musicians. Becoming famous or being a recording star is just as much about luck as it is about talent IMO.


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#3961920 - 06/03/14 09:49 AM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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The music fits the ambience of that street very well.
Being sort of out there between genres, he would have
a hard time being supersuccessful, but could easily make
a comfortable living in that space with folks like
Jesse Cook, John Fahey, etc, and doing opening act
gigs for jam bands, afternoon stages at folk festivals,
Bonnaroo, etc.

#3961941 - 06/03/14 11:23 AM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: No Name]  
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Originally Posted By: peppergomez
Originally Posted By: Remon
Swing is certainly one of the hardest genres to play for a guitarist, but a classicaly trained one is, or at least he should be, playing at this level.


I studied classical guitar at Oberlin College (yes, that does give me a right to this opinion) and trust me, playing scales that fast, accurately, and for that long, instead of brief passages, is unusual, even at a conservatory level.


Mind you, I'm not saying that his playing is not impressive or that he's mediocre, I'm just saying that there are more talented players out there than we think of.

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#3961979 - 06/03/14 12:17 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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Perhaps, but the fact that we never hear of so many of them while so many mediocre and even lousy ones get famous says something.



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#3961996 - 06/03/14 12:41 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Jedi Master]  
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Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Perhaps, but the fact that we never hear of so many of them while so many mediocre and even lousy ones get famous says something.



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Luck, connections and physical appearance are huge factors in determining whether someone "makes it" in the music biz or not. Unfortunately.


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#3962009 - 06/03/14 12:54 PM Re: "Somebody sign this street guitarist right now"- I'd say! [Re: Ranger5]  
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Yes, talent alone isn't nearly as valuable as it should be.

Of course, some very talented players can't write, and some good writers are only so-so players, and those who write and play always go farther than those who can only do one or the other.




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