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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:31 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I stumbled on this group of YouTube instructional vids while checking some Danny Gatton clips out. It is worth going through them all so see what the guy could do and how he did it. Incredible musician. Some bits are funny -- a flub here or there. At the end of one, his amp goes haywire! At another point he blurts out "sh-t". I think in #7, he does some Les Paul things, but the end of #8 is incredible (and he does his beer bottle slide thing in it).

Gatton was a monster player who suffered from severe depression. The depression led to his death, which is so tragic. If you never heard or saw much of this guy, sit back and enjoy the videos. I know I picked up some tricks I'll be working on.

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Paul


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRnDMPbtUSM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zhulCDYBCQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2SQzjFOx7E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YboFo8tsBLE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyy9zyid-_E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQAiD8LasEI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fBrcjMub_E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-tMtpZjzQc
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:12 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I had just recently caught some of his videos on Youtube and they are unbelievable...truly awesome.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:58 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

That was real interesting. He sure shared a lot of tricks. I jam with a couple of tele chicken pickers once in awhile and I'm allways amazed. I just provide a good rythm when I jam with them as they are in another league. The one old boy is 84 and you would not believe how he can pick . He played with Chet Atkins when he was younger and still has much talent.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:05 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

What I liked about these videos is that he also showed a very human side, too. He dropped clunker here and there, and made comments like, "Mistakes are no extra charge," or the one place where he missed something and just blurted out "Sh-t!", and then grinned sheeplishly, as if to say, "I can't say that word can I?"

The thing about Danny is that he could play anything, any style, and all of them convincingly. He was probably one of the most versatile players I've ever heard. And, if you noticed, he did all of his "tricks" using only the guitar, amp and his hands. Well, yes, he had an echo effect, but that was it. Effects are great, but the sign of a good player is on who can master his craft without them, and then -- and only then -- uses effects to enhance things. Clearly, he didn't need any of that stuff -- just a good guitar and cable to plug it into an amp.

He passed on way too early.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:56 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

NOT many around like Roy Buchanan & Danny Gatton Wink

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