Thursday, April 30, 2009

Playing with a Coin

I was trying to play a Brian May lead the other day but even though the notes and the amp tones were pretty close it just didn't have the same "ring." A little digging on line and I found out he often used a coin (British coin...of some sort) instead of a pick. I tried it with a quarter that was lying on the desk. At first it felt really awkward...like trying to play with gloves on or something. But after a few minutes it was amazing how it dialed in some more of his tones and subtle ways of doing things. Still nowhere close to his mastery, but a step closer. Try it.

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