16 thoughts on “LAYLA

  1. Son of Sharecroppers says:

    Lots of the old blues guys used only their fingers–Hubert Sumlin in particular. Albert Collins played with his fingers, and no one ever had a sharper-sounding attack.

    Chet Atkins was a fingerstyle player, and I don’t think that he ever used thumb or finger picks.

    I’ve seen a bunch who switch from fingers to picks, tucking their picks in their palms.

    Knopfler has a great tone here. I read that his is a plain top. I’m pretty sure those were ’58s. Wouldn’t that be nice to have?

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    • You’re correct Timothy its strange to see a person playing an electric guitar with a pinch style finger picking rather than with a pick. You must play guitar if you noticed that. Have a great day πŸ™‚

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      • Yes I play guitar. Although, I haven’t really played much in the past several years. Because of a shoulder injury in 2006, and surgery in 2007 to correct it, I couldn’t play for a year. I got out of the habit of practicing, got into other things and never got back into playing.

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        • Same here I pick it up once in a while then get back into my other interests (except for the shoulder injury). I kind of figured you played because most people wouldn’t have noticed Mark’s playing style πŸ™‚

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