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    hey i'm still a bit new at guitar but it's coming along very well...would like to try to tackle the little guitars intro.

    first, i'm deployed right now, and just ordered a capo through musician's friend.com so that should be here soon....

    my only real question is, i have the warner bros best of van halen tab book, and from looking at it...as well as listening to the song, during the middle section where he 'fans' the 1st string while playing other notes on the 6th or 5th string (i think)...i can only assume he is 'fanning' the 1st string with a pick, and hammering the 6th (5th?) with his fretting hand...is that how you play that part or is there another way?

    any other tips on playing this song would be great. i want to get this down before i head home from this deployment so i can just blow my buddies mind with it, 'cause he just got an acoustic and i would love to just sit down, warm up a second or two on it and then just bust this out.

    thanks for any tips you can throw my way [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Saillll awayyy with someonnne's dauuughter....

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    Yeah, that's exactly how you do it. I had an MPEG of Ed doing it live like that too.

    I've tried it but it's a bitch to play on a nylon string acoustic. Getting them both at somewhat the same volume is a pain the arse too

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    thanks, i'll get started with it once my capo gets here....can't wait to try it.
    heck yeah, i'm sure it will be pretty tough...but if eddie composed easy music he just wouldn't be eddie lol [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Donor

    Originally posted by DrFG:
    first, i'm deployed right now, and just ordered a capo through musician's friend.com so that should be here soon....
    Play some "Beautiful Girls" for Saddam (who's got their toes in the sand???) [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img] and many thanks for being over seas for all of us God's speed getting home [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    [ February 15, 2003, 06:12 AM: Message edited by: el_jalepeno ]

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    hahaha, or how 'bout "somebody get me a doctor!"
    thanks for the kind words...
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    I'd say best of luck to you, and hey man, where the fuck are you deployed to right now? What type of mission and what branch?

    Somebody Get Me a Gas Mask that doesn't leak!

    Hey shit yea it'll be a mother. That's some serious right and left hand synchro there dude. Put in the time and sling it to her hoss.
    FUCK THE DUMB SHIT!!!!

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    i'm at masirah island, oman...
    i'm in the USAF, my normal job is in aerial delivery (rigging up loads for airdrop deliverly)...out here i load and unload cargo to and from aircraft as well as processing passengers who are on emergency leave...basically coordinating the way to get em home ASAP...

    i can't wait for that capo to get here, i've tried practicing without it but it sounds like shit so i'll have to wait. i'm still messing around with "funky monks" by red hot chili peppers now to keep me busy anyway so it's cool.

    right now i'm just sort of silently hammering the sequence out to get the pattern memorized and listening to it a lot to get it in my head.

    i was considering spanish fly, hadn't listened to it for a while and finally did, but then realized how insanely fast it is and just laughed and said..........no. not for many many years haha

    i think little guitars is pretty doable though...just that middle section with the tremelo picking and hammering is gonna be tough.
    Saillll awayyy with someonnne's dauuughter....

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    Originally posted by DrFG:
    i'm at masirah island, oman...
    i'm in the USAF, my normal job is in aerial delivery (rigging up loads for airdrop deliverly)...out here i load and unload cargo to and from aircraft as well as processing passengers who are on emergency leave...basically coordinating the way to get em home ASAP...

    i can't wait for that capo to get here, i've tried practicing without it but it sounds like shit so i'll have to wait. i'm still messing around with "funky monks" by red hot chili peppers now to keep me busy anyway so it's cool.

    right now i'm just sort of silently hammering the sequence out to get the pattern memorized and listening to it a lot to get it in my head.

    i was considering spanish fly, hadn't listened to it for a while and finally did, but then realized how insanely fast it is and just laughed and said..........no. not for many many years haha

    i think little guitars is pretty doable though...just that middle section with the tremelo picking and hammering is gonna be tough.
    HEY RIGHT ON MAN!!! ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR FROM A FELLOW 2T2!!!

    KICK ASS!!!
    FUCK THE DUMB SHIT!!!!

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    sweet...damn i've met tons of other 2t2s on internet message boards...gotta love this job, i'm on vacation over here [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    get back to work!
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    Here's a tip for that song...while hammering the top string,instead of holding your hand the 'normal' way,try playing it with your fretting hand 'upside down'.

    It makes it alot easier because sometimes my fretting hand mutes the e string.

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    Originally posted by DrFG:
    sweet...damn i've met tons of other 2t2s on internet message boards...gotta love this job, i'm on vacation over here [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    get back to work!
    Killer man, Hey, are you out of Little Rock or McChord (or another base)?

    I used to be strapped port under the 60th at Travis, and then under the 615th AMOG. Now I'm a weekend warrior at Channel Islands. My first year out I went right back on active duty 9 months later for a year.

    Hey man, what do you have as far as gear over there? Just an acoustic?

    How about loaders, are you guys using the NGSL's over there, or old beater 25's, or 60k's?
    FUCK THE DUMB SHIT!!!!

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    thanks bodine1231, i thought of that too and tried it but i found that i never even came close to my e string...

    this song is really not that hard either, surprisingly. i got my capo in the mail (finally) yesterday and can already play a lot of it. it still sounds like shit but eh, it's coming along. maybe i'm just getting better lol

    themightycopenhalenII,
    yeah we're out of mcchord, on day 123 today.
    as far as gear, lol i have my ibanez electric, zoom 606 effect pedal (works great for a travel amp with headphones), and a little marshall double stack travel amp that runs off a 9V battery. it's about as big as a portable phone...it's sweet!

    loaders, haha well we HAD a halvorson...but the bastards took it and now it's gone. i really miss that thing, it was like a BMW over here!

    now we just got some crappy 25's and a 40k that has a reserved parking spot over at vehicle maintenance.

    you know how it goes....lol

    later [img]graemlins/drunk.gif[/img]
    Saillll awayyy with someonnne's dauuughter....

 

 

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