Sunday 19 November 2017

Mumbling about Pink Floyd "Time" again

After I had recorded my 2017 progress of Fingerstyle'd Dark Side of the Moon I was immediately inspired to take on a bit more work. I took to "Time" which I had played badly; added more bassline appeal (easing back on the freestyle'd verse) and most importantly started on the iconic solo. I have put that off for a decade, because how do you play a *huge* soulful solo while driving away at a bassline and filling in the mids? Well, turns out, at least to start with, it's not as bad as it seemed! See how useful it is recording progress - it drives further progress!

So have a look and a listen at the new parts, it's a bit rough, I accidentally over exposed the video and I'm mumbling about it as I go, but as a minimum Ryan will be pleased :)


  1. not sure if I am correct Jaw, but it seems to me your "signature move" is single upstrum :) first time I noticed it in the Stupid Girl arrangement. it sound good, and it does not seems to be much in use by other fingerstyle guitar arrangers.

  2. Ha ha, yes, maybe! I'm sure I borrowed that from Naudo, but if I'm not mistaken it's a flamenco style. I just tried to look up what it is called, couldn't find a specification. Let's call it "Single finger slow upstroke sforzando strum"; where sforzando is a technical musical word I just found for "sudden accent with force". Maybe just "Single finger slow upstroke strum" might be easier :-)

    But yes, if I have a big chord coming up I want to accentuate, I'll start an eighth note early and pull up that big reverse strum, really sounding out each note with one finger, hitting the bass chord root note on beat, it really stands out, I love that sound.

    Now I think about it yeah there are a few songs I do that in, I'd never really though about it - just seemed to happen! Thanks for pointing it out, I will be more mindful about applying it. I sneak in rasgueado strums most songs I play, it's a more subtle sound but a great filler, it's another technique I borrowed from Naudo.

    Thanks Pete, always good to hear from you!