Tal Farlow #TalFarlow


mispeltyoof <rodbuckle@...>
 

Just reading a book by the great Ivor Mairants who talks about playing with Tal Farlow in the 1950's when he toured the UK.
Interesting snippet when he talks about Tal demonstrating his method of phrasing. He was holding the pick between thumb and middle finger which enabled him to play harmonies with the forefinger.Apparently he was nicknamed "Octopus" because of his outsize hands and extensive technique in using harmonics and right hand finger fretting which gave him an extended range.He also preferred to work from laid down progressions rather than free form and was fond of playing chord solos,during which he employed fingers of the right hand and the thumb of his left hand.

cheers
Rod


james mings
 

--- In jazz_guitar@..., "mispeltyoof" <rodbuckle@...> wrote:

Just reading a book by the great Ivor Mairants who talks about playing with Tal Farlow in the 1950's when he toured the UK.
Interesting snippet when he talks about Tal demonstrating his method of phrasing. He was holding the pick between thumb and middle finger which enabled him to play harmonies with the forefinger.Apparently he was nicknamed "Octopus" because of his outsize hands and extensive technique in using harmonics and right hand finger fretting which gave him an extended range.He also preferred to work from laid down progressions rather than free form and was fond of playing chord solos,during which he employed fingers of the right hand and the thumb of his left hand.

cheers
Rod
"Harmonics," I think it would be.
Jim