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Aug 13, 2020 - 12:27:51 PM
104 posts since 3/10/2020

I'm unable to post videos on here for some reason. If you have the time to listen to the song I'd be greatful. A cover done by Benjamin Tod, The Mountain origionally made by Steve Earle. I've asked this before but it still puzzles me how to go about it, so here we go.
Benjamin somehow does a galax, drop thumb or double thumb while brushing a simple chord hammering on the 4th string. There have been arguments on which technique he uses, I know its not a drop thumb. Anyway he does this throughout the entire song. I just can not figure out how he has the time to do this where he placed it. I've always thought he is doing something like hitting the 5th and first string with different fingers. Or he's just pretty quick at it while keeping the same rhythm.

Aug 13, 2020 - 1:01:08 PM
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dmiller

USA

23834 posts since 7/22/2007

A G - - - if it's on YouTube, find the video you want to post. 
Right below the video, click on the word "share".
Click on "share" and you'll see the video URL with the word "copy".
Copy the video URL.
Post it as a "live link" on the BHO by clicking on the icon that looks like a paper clip
to the right of the smiley face in your reply box where you post stuff. 
Paste the URL you copied from the video there (you'll see where), and this is what it'll look like:

https://youtu.be/eR04x5XXAwQ

Aug 13, 2020 - 2:01:57 PM
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128 posts since 12/21/2012

Yo!

I think...But don't hold me to it... I think he's playing regular double thumb and bum-dittys here and there.

What I see is the rhythmic pause in the beat on the strum allowing the thumb to hit the string twice.

So instead of say Hammer-Strum-5-strum-5, Its Hammer-Strum-5-Pause-5. Thereby hitting the 5th string twice in a row with his thumb.

I tried to play it this way, but my hand keeps on wanting to default to the other patterns I have in muscle memory. It feels wrong, but I think that fits what I'm hearing and the timing.

Anyways, I could be way off my rocker, but that's my current thoughts

Good luck!

Aug 13, 2020 - 3:09:48 PM
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dbrooks

USA

3882 posts since 3/11/2004

In the video below, I don't see or hear much beyond the basic bum ditty with hammer-ons on the E minor chord.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR04x5XXAwQ

David

Aug 13, 2020 - 3:46:54 PM

104 posts since 3/10/2020

quote:
Originally posted by dmiller

A G - - - if it's on YouTube, find the video you want to post. 
Right below the video, click on the word "share".
Click on "share" and you'll see the video URL with the word "copy".
Copy the video URL.
Post it as a "live link" on the BHO by clicking on the icon that looks like a paper clip
to the right of the smiley face in your reply box where you post stuff. 
Paste the URL you copied from the video there (you'll see where), and this is what it'll look like:

https://youtu.be/eR04x5XXAwQ


Okay, I tried just copying the URL from the top search bar. Darn technology! Thankyou very much.

Aug 13, 2020 - 3:52:48 PM

104 posts since 3/10/2020

Thankyou Isaac I'll give it a try.

David, I didn't hear it either until I tried playing the song. It's alot easier to hear with headphones.

Aug 14, 2020 - 5:37:42 AM
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dbrooks

USA

3882 posts since 3/11/2004

Yiy may be right, A G.  I slowed it down using the gear icon on YouTube. You may try that as well.

David

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