sonic youth vs. john fahey

March 5, 2008 3:27 AM

To rock or to pick? That seemed to be struggle that played out on this old cassette that I recently dug up and digitized. This is another 12-string fingerstyle tune in an alternate tuning (Cc Gg Cc gg gc ce). I played around with tuning the double-coursed strings to different notes.

posted by umbĂș (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Now I want a 12-string even more, to play with the tunings. That never even struck me before!

This sounds really good... and the ol' "guitar as percussion instrument" trick works well here, too.
posted by not_on_display at 8:45 AM on March 5, 2008

It's very, very nice. There's not much I can say, other that I really like these old tapes you are rescuing. Looking forward to the next one.
posted by micayetoca at 9:19 AM on March 5, 2008

Seconding micayetoca, I really love these old tapes. I think I'll make a playlist just for them, if you have more to upload.
posted by Corduroy at 2:18 PM on March 5, 2008

This rocks. I love alternate tunings.
posted by snsranch at 4:37 PM on March 5, 2008

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