DjangoBooks.com

Help with this lick!

Charles MeadowsCharles Meadows WV✭✭✭ ALD Original, Dupont MD50
in Technique Posts: 432
This is a lick Angelo Debarre plays in the B section of Topsy over C7. The descending triplets seem to defy using a nice DUD triplet pattern. I know the notes could be arranged to accommodate alternate picking but I don't think that's how he does it. And he does variations of this a lot. Anyone played this pattern of have a suggestion? Thanks!
«13

Comments

  • paul.provostypaul.provosty New Orleans, LANew Altamira M01
    Posts: 16
    Is there video of this lick?
  • Charles MeadowsCharles Meadows WV✭✭✭ ALD Original, Dupont MD50
    Posts: 432
    Not that I know of.
  • paul.provostypaul.provosty New Orleans, LANew Altamira M01
    Posts: 16
    Honestly it looks like you have the correct picking marked off to me.
  • which version of topsy? at what time location?
  • paul.provostypaul.provosty New Orleans, LANew Altamira M01
    Posts: 16
    Not every triplet lick follows the DUD "rules." As much as players may tout that they use strict, authentic gypsy style picking, you will always find that they somehow or subconsciously break the supposed "rules" in their playing. Do what feels natural and comfortable for you to play. And if you can achieve the same tone, sound, and feel then whatever!! It's all good
    Petrov
  • richter4208richter4208 ✭✭✭
    Posts: 528
    Maybe you need to explain what is wrong with the picking you have marked off. As Paul says, it looks right. Thats how I would pick that pattern.
  • Charles MeadowsCharles Meadows WV✭✭✭ ALD Original, Dupont MD50
    Posts: 432
    I think this is how he picks it. But it doesn't feel as smooth at high speeds as say straight DUD triplets. And I figured I'd see what people thought before I keep plugging along. Suffice it to say I can't do this at 200 bpm! Thanks for the input! Jim it's from the version on the gipsy unity album.
  • Your suggested picking pattern feels about right to me, Charles. I can't do it at 200 bpm too.
  • dennisdennis Montreal, QuebecModerator
    edited April 2016 Posts: 2,161
    that's a very standard lick and I would personally play it that way too. It's also highly likely that Angelo plays it like that too... Guys like yorgui loeffler would sweep backwards on the descending portion... go for what sounds best to you

    It doesn't always have to be DUD it's misconception. Generally, you start new strings with a downstroke, and that's it.. And even then, it's not a hard rule
    Charles Meadows
  • edited April 2016 Posts: 4,816
    Here's the alternative (though you said the notes could be arrange to allow alternate picking so maybe this what you had in mind...):
    once you get to the high E string, keep the alternate picking all the way to the E note.
    Then instead of retracing your fingering on the descending part, play the C note on the B string.
    That way you'll end up keeping alternate picking and still stick to downstroke on each new string change convention.

    Instead of writing out a tab (honestly, my mind sometimes gets in a knot when I have to write out U/D picking), I made a quick video.
    Two fingers are only for easier visualization.
    Pardon my electric, I have to practice quietly these days.



    paul.provosty
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
Sign In or Register to comment.
Home  |  Forum  |  Blog  |  Contact  |  206-528-9873
The Premier Gypsy Jazz Marketplace
DjangoBooks.com
USD CAD GBP EUR AUD
USD CAD GBP EUR AUD
Banner Adverts
Sell Your Guitar
© 2024 DjangoBooks.com, all rights reserved worldwide.
Software: Kryptronic eCommerce, Copyright 1999-2024 Kryptronic, Inc. Exec Time: 0.148031 Seconds Memory Usage: 1.131775 Megabytes
Kryptronic