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make it sing

December 16, 2009

You know what’s really cool?  When a guitarist translates the vocal melody of a song onto their instrument.  Whenever I hear someone do it, my reaction is always the same: “Oh shit! How’d they do that?”  It’s as if they’ve cracked some kind of code and it reminds me that voices are nothing more than biological guitar strings.  Here are some choice examples from Tommy Emmanuel, Jeff Beck, and John Mayer…

If you’re just going to watch one, make it this. Tommy Emmanuel will make you go wee-wee in your pants.

John Mayer – No Woman No Cry (stream)

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