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Marshmallow wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:54 am Speaking of John mayer, Just ordered the chassis for a TR build after the small Marshall build.
Gonna be awesome! Can you please start a new thread for this build?

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Mini Forklift wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:47 pm
Marshmallow wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:54 am Speaking of John mayer, Just ordered the chassis for a TR build after the small Marshall build.
Gonna be awesome! Can you please start a new thread for this build?
Of Course :D
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Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
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StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
I think this song is so under-rated. Also, I recommend thumb and forefinger only with the picking hand. Helped me get the rhythm more consistent.

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robthemac wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:33 am
StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
I think this song is so under-rated. Also, I recommend thumb and forefinger only with the picking hand. Helped me get the rhythm more consistent.
Yep that's the way to go eh? How about that stretch for the verse chords :?
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StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
That's one technique I am still to learn, that rhythmic pluck'n'chuck technique. Love that song too.

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codedog wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:40 am
StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
That's one technique I am still to learn, that rhythmic pluck'n'chuck technique. Love that song too.
Justin Guitar does a good lesson on it. Once you get it you've basically learnt Who Says, Heart of Life plus some others I'm sure.
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StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:58 am
codedog wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:40 am
StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
That's one technique I am still to learn, that rhythmic pluck'n'chuck technique. Love that song too.
Justin Guitar does a good lesson on it. Once you get it you've basically learnt Who Says, Heart of Life plus some others I'm sure.
You're right, Mayer uses that technique a lot. I like it. Will check out the lesson you mentioned.

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Anyone had a crack at Neon?
Cause I’m bigger than my body gives me credit for…

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StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:35 am
robthemac wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:33 am
StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
I think this song is so under-rated. Also, I recommend thumb and forefinger only with the picking hand. Helped me get the rhythm more consistent.
Yep that's the way to go eh? How about that stretch for the verse chords :?
Doesn't help to have the hands of a ten-year old girl.

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jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 am Anyone had a crack at Neon?
Too hard :rofl: for now...
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jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 am Anyone had a crack at Neon?

I've got all the notes down, but can't get the rhythmic slapping down. It's beastly.

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robthemac wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:22 pm
jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 am Anyone had a crack at Neon?

I've got all the notes down, but can't get the rhythmic slapping down. It's beastly.
And THEN you have to try singing it at the same time, the man is incredible!
Cause I’m bigger than my body gives me credit for…

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His new PRS is his mid life crisis. In 10 years he'll be back on a ratty old strat.

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