The Ledge

Go Back   The Ledge > Main Forums > Lindsey Buckingham
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Make the Ads Go Away! Click here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-17-2017, 03:42 PM
AlexD AlexD is offline
Senior Ledgie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 243
Default Lindsey Electric Guitar Technique

Question about how Lindsey plays the electric guitar:

When Lindsey does the thing where he is "flicking" down on a string to play a note with his right hand, he mutes the string above with his right hand thumb. But does he mute the string below it using his left hand or is his right hand accurate enough to where he doesn't need to mute it? Sorry if that's confusing.
Reply With Quote
.
  #2  
Old 04-17-2017, 04:33 PM
Peestie Peestie is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 1,586
Default

I think (based on how I play when without a pick) that the arc his finger moves along when flicking means it misses the string so it doesn't need to be muted.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-17-2017, 05:21 PM
AlexD AlexD is offline
Senior Ledgie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 243
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peestie View Post
I think (based on how I play when without a pick) that the arc his finger moves along when flicking means it misses the string so it doesn't need to be muted.
Dang that seems almost impossible to flick down on a string with your nail and not even touch the one underneath it
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-18-2017, 09:40 AM
tango87 tango87 is offline
Senior Ledgie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 114
Default

I think what he does - a lot of the time, at least - is he will mute the string above with his thumb, as you say, flick with his middle or second finger, while also muting the string below with his third finger. You can see him doing this on this compilation on songs like 'I'm So Afraid':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYAoJ2QfKE0
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-18-2017, 11:30 AM
AlexD AlexD is offline
Senior Ledgie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 243
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tango87 View Post
I think what he does - a lot of the time, at least - is he will mute the string above with his thumb, as you say, flick with his middle or second finger, while also muting the string below with his third finger. You can see him doing this on this compilation on songs like 'I'm So Afraid':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYAoJ2QfKE0
Yeah I think you may be right. I'm surprised there's no video out there of him showing his technique. I've never seen anybody else use something like that
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-18-2017, 04:57 PM
Stormwind's Avatar
Stormwind Stormwind is offline
Senior Ledgie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Naples, Italy
Posts: 149
Default

Many times I tried to mute like him and I failed. DAMN

And How in the world can he achieve that clear sound with his fingers. He hasn't long nails, yet his tone is bright, harsh, when its needed. I guess it's because of the Model 1, but there's more, I'm sure.
__________________

" Mi dicono alla radio statti calmo statti buono,
non esser scalmanato stai tranquillo e fatti uomo,
ma io con la mia guerra voglio andare sempre avanti,
e costi quel che costi la vinceṛ non ci son santi. "
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-18-2017, 09:44 PM
AlexD AlexD is offline
Senior Ledgie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 243
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormwind View Post
Many times I tried to mute like him and I failed. DAMN

And How in the world can he achieve that clear sound with his fingers. He hasn't long nails, yet his tone is bright, harsh, when its needed. I guess it's because of the Model 1, but there's more, I'm sure.
I've been watching videos and I now know for a fact that at least sometimes he must mute the string below the one he's hitting with his left hand. You can see it on the solo of the chain when he starts to come in. And yeah the model 1 has a lot to do with it
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-23-2017, 05:43 PM
Stormwind's Avatar
Stormwind Stormwind is offline
Senior Ledgie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Naples, Italy
Posts: 149
Default

Does Lindsey use his pinky as an achor? In many videos I saw he seems to rest his pinky on the body of the guitar, but I'm not sure.
__________________

" Mi dicono alla radio statti calmo statti buono,
non esser scalmanato stai tranquillo e fatti uomo,
ma io con la mia guerra voglio andare sempre avanti,
e costi quel che costi la vinceṛ non ci son santi. "
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-23-2017, 11:09 PM
AlexD AlexD is offline
Senior Ledgie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 243
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormwind View Post
Does Lindsey use his pinky as an achor? In many videos I saw he seems to rest his pinky on the body of the guitar, but I'm not sure.
I think it depends on what exactly he's doing but yeah I've seen him do it but not always
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-26-2017, 12:48 PM
Stormwind's Avatar
Stormwind Stormwind is offline
Senior Ledgie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Naples, Italy
Posts: 149
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexD View Post
I think it depends on what exactly he's doing but yeah I've seen him do it but not always
I saw him anchoring in the video of the live version of Peacekeeper (Boston), I'd like to learn that song, but I can't figure out the main riff. He seems to play it differently on the record. Some kind of counterpoint.
__________________

" Mi dicono alla radio statti calmo statti buono,
non esser scalmanato stai tranquillo e fatti uomo,
ma io con la mia guerra voglio andare sempre avanti,
e costi quel che costi la vinceṛ non ci son santi. "
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

1997 Pretty Blond Singer Bekka Bramlett With Billy Burnette Press Photo
$20.0
1997 Pretty Blond Singer Bekka Bramlett With Billy Burnette Press Photo pictureRARE 1980s Original 35mm Negative Strip of (3) Rock Star BILLY BURNETTE
$15.88
RARE 1980s Original 35mm Negative Strip of (3) Rock Star BILLY BURNETTE pictureRARE 1980s Original 35mm Negative Strip of (5) Rock Star BILLY BURNETTE
$15.88
RARE 1980s Original 35mm Negative Strip of (5) Rock Star BILLY BURNETTE picture1981 Press Photo Billy Burnette, entertainer - nop12943
$13.88
1981 Press Photo Billy Burnette, entertainer - nop12943 picture1920 Elizabeth Burnett & Billy Peasley Fill Salvation Army Barrel Press Photo
$12.0
1920 Elizabeth Burnett & Billy Peasley Fill Salvation Army Barrel Press Photo picture



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1995-2003 Martin and Lisa Adelson, All Rights Reserved