Stanley Jordan, two hand fret tapping

Discussion in 'Performing Arts' started by shaggie, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

    Anyone familiar with Stanley Jordan? He's a jazz guitarist who uses an advanced two hand technique of tapping the strings on the fret. I saw a video of one of his concerts and was impressed by his technique. He looks almost like he's playing a keyboard the way he taps the strings to sound the notes. He can play the chords and melody at the same time on one guitar and play two guitars, one with each hand. It's a versatile technique.

    http://www.stanleyjordan.com/

    http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Stanley-Jordan

    http://www.warr.org/jordan.html
     
  2. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I don't know if that would serve and efficient purpose... but it probably looks cool...

    Hope he has enough soul in his playing to pull it off.... doesn't really matter how many notes you play... it's how you play them.
     
  3. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

    Jordan has good musical and composing abilities. It's more than a gimmick to him. In the video I saw, he did a fast be-bop tune, blues, a mellow tune that sounded almost like concert music, and some rock tunes by the Beatles and Led Zepplin. It was interesting to watch and hear. You really have to see and hear it I guess.
     

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