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Offline Indigo

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ST-911 • Helpless - Neil Young
« on: December 04, 2015, 11:44:58 am »

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Re: ST-911 • Helpless - Neil Young
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2016, 12:08:47 am »
Justin, your name is the translation of "guitar" into digital/online. As with so many other lessons, thanks for highlighting the not-so-obvious essence of a song/player/style rather than getting lost in technical details that only scratch the surface as so many others do, be it 1:1 or in online lessons.

There are two things I can't resist commenting on, and both are totally irrelevant.

First, the chains are locked and tied across the door, not the floor. That's just because I'm obsessed with the song.

Second, the arrangement of the original recording is so very sparse yet beautifully essential (as are many of Neil's) with the rhythm guitar barely finding its way to perception, the shy sliding lead, and the force that comes from the piano while still keeping it such a quiet and thoughtful song that I found it really hard to bear the on-stage with the band. That, too, is just because I am obsessed with the song. 

Thanks for all the goodness + cheers
Ben

 

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