I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel.
April 9th, 2012, 04:33 AM
Originally Posted by PureX
I was only 9 when I started to play and take lessons. What I remember is really liking the sound of the guitar string ringing through the wooden guitar body. I don't know why, but it sounded like a kind of voice to me. Like the guitar had it's own voice.
When I was a little older, I really liked the way Jimmy Page played guitar. I liked that he was so much more versatile than most of the guitar players of the day. My teacher loaned me some B.B.King records to listen to and said I should listen closely to the way he played. So I understood that a lot of what Jimmy Page played was a variation of the sounds and styles of blues guitar players like B.B. King. I was amazed to discover that those trippy Zeppelin songs like "That's The Way", and "Tangerine" were played in the old blues dropped "D" tuning. (Something else that I had never heard of before then.)
I was very excited to learn about the blues, and those strange ways of tuning the guitar, and how they tied in with the music I liked listening to. It opened up possibilities that I never knew existed.
Altered tunings intrigued me early on as well. The first song I ever learned was in drop C
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