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People playing guitar in music shops
« on: November 06, 2019, 08:14:06 pm »
Usually its some kid murdering Stairway to Heaven. There is a shop that's an exception though, Norman's Rare Guitars in California. Check this out:

https://youtu.be/AI1RhFYwAc4

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: People playing guitar in music shops
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 01:22:49 pm »
I don't think I'd have the nerve to go in and murder Stairway to Heaven after that.
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Re: People playing guitar in music shops
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 10:37:42 am »
Quite liked Larry Carlton, but then I've always liked the session guitarists Steely Dan use and I believe he's one.  Boy, hasn't Don McLean ballooned!  Must admit most appeared to be old men, playing old men's music, except for the couple called Nichols and Lemmo, who seemed younger.  They should have known better than to deliver sub-Grateful Dead noodling.  And who's Frank Stallone, apparently murdering a Ramirez?
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Re: People playing guitar in music shops
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 02:41:02 pm »
McCabe's guitar shop in Santa Monica is a bit like this too.  I had a few hours to kill one evening and dropped in, officially to pick up some strings*, and they were perfectly happy to leave me noodling away on guitars that I would need to sell my soul to afford. Several other people were doing the same and I was embarrassed to be even touching a guitar in their company.

* I bought some music books too, so I didn't feel so guilty.
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Re: People playing guitar in music shops
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 10:13:28 pm »
OK, this is not guitar, so if that's too OT, feel free to skip.

All my young'uns do a decent turn on Piano. We (The Ex Mrs Smith) and I, made sure they could all (a) read music, (b) sight read an instrument; 2/3 chose piano - son #2 did it another way, in his own awesome way.

So one day, back when my daughter (#1 childer) and I had a functional relationship, we popped into a posh piano shop in Norwich. She proceeded to unleash a film tune on a demo piano - I think it was a fairly dramatic piece from one of the Lord of Rings movie soundtracks. Anyway - a few moments passed, and I noted that the instrument she was employing cost several 10s of £1000s and that, y'know... perhaps we should have asked first.

We left without buying anything, thank god!

Re: People playing guitar in music shops
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 11:52:59 pm »
Quite liked Larry Carlton, but then I've always liked the session guitarists Steely Dan use and I believe he's one.  Boy, hasn't Don McLean ballooned!  Must admit most appeared to be old men, playing old men's music, except for the couple called Nichols and Lemmo, who seemed younger.  They should have known better than to deliver sub-Grateful Dead noodling.  And who's Frank Stallone, apparently murdering a Ramirez?


Frank Stallone is the brother of a reasonably well-known actor and wrote scores for his films.

It was a fascinating little film.  The overall impression for me was of what a fabulous key for guitar E is, though it was interesting to see three musos jamming in C#!  I've got a 16-year-old Scots student who plays the Colin Hay tune fine and I've always thought Colin
Hay should be in your great covers thread because he's got Sting off pat (Pat)!

All that said, thank God for SONGS!