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Pat Metheny quote about Fretless Guitar

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 02:06 PM

Pat Metheny "I have tried fretless guitar on and off since I was a teenager and have always found both appealing and challenging. For me, there is a certain thing that it can do that obviously I can’t get to any other way. I started gravitating towards a nylon string version in the mid-90’s. once again, the great collaboration that I have enjoyed with Linda Manzer through the years came into play - she built the one that I used on the piece “Imaginary Day” and came up with some interesting ideas regarding the kinds of strings that I was using (a wound b string for example) and the way the bridge and tailpiece work together. I later asked her to make a twelve string version with nylon strings which i also really enjoy (“counting texas” from the trio>live record). In recent years, I have not gravitated towards it too much, but I still love playing it."


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Play the blues guitar with your soul, but play the fretless guitar with your spirit.
Author of the book "Fretless Guitar The Definitive Guide"

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 10:50 AM

And here is the clip that goes along with that:

gitaarles en basgitaarles in Weert

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