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Play it like a Piano?
Posted by Steve Walker on January 4, 2004, 8:09 pm
For years i've been reading quotes about Blind Blake and from Rev. Davis saying they played the guitar like a piano, but never understood what that meant. the piano syles i'm familar with play a bass line in the left and chords in the right, or chords in the left and melody in the right, either of which would be difficult on guitar. now i'm thinking the piano concept refers to independence of the thumb and fingers of the right hand...to be able to play a melody line and bass line simultaneously and break free of just an alternating bass...is this the sportin right hand?
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