Your favourite Setzer solo's?

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by Stefan, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. slimwilson

    slimwilson Synchromatic

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    His 2 solo albums from the 80s also feature some real tasty solos
     
  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

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    I have all that stuff, and i sound nothing like it! :D

    How do I order your course?
     
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  3. steb74

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    Ha :D ...a big part of it though is Setzer's approach to playing, his attack and use of dynamics, how he uses the pick, how he finger picks, etc.
    I'm certainly no expert by any means but I have made some observations over the years through my studying of him.
    I should perhaps make a video about it .......pffffff, it's just knowing where to begin though! ha :D

    There's a payment link in the description box from the Youtube page Tavo linked but here is a direct link for it - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5TMA53DAYPTZE

    Some more Setzer solos that had a big impact on me are -
    8 Track and Hot Rod Girl from the Ignition Album.
    The whole album had a massive impact on me to be honest.

    Another solo I love is from Give It To Me.
    I first heard it played live before it was recorded for the Let's Go Faster album and while I do actually love the album, I think it lacks the aggression and grit that could have made it more popular.

    This audio/photo video is from my first Stray Cats concert when I was 15 ....finished school that day and took the train to London, ha :D
    So when I listen to the recorded version of Give It To Me, I can't but hear it played like this.
    That concert was one of the best nights of my life and one of the best guitar lessons ever!

     
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

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  5. Robbie

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    I am a huge admirer of Brian Setzer's music, skill and tone although not to the extent a lot of others are. To be sure, he is truly one of my favorite guitar players. I cannot think about his playing without Hollywood Nocturne coming to mind.
     
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  6. Les Pedals

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    "I Won't Stand In Your Way"
     
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  7. larryb

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    Always loved this one!!!!
     
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  8. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

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    Thanks for reminding me on Hollywood Nocturne. It's a great song, the main solo isn't my favorite, but the intro solo is very nice.
     
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  9. JC higgy

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    I also loved the solos he did on there version of Cruisin'.
     
  10. Stefan

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    Still wonder which of his solos is technically most demanding?
     
  11. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

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    @steb74, you really should post an ad in the commercial area and the other gretsch forum - I think a lot of folks will bite. I just did. Thank you!
     
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  12. steb74

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    Many thanks Henry, it's very much appreciated! Needless to say, if you or @Ricochet have any questions or need clarification on something, please don't hesitate to ask!
    Yeah, I can't believe I haven't posted it yet in the commercial section, I'll do that for sure.
    You can then leave any thoughts or questions, etc, there if needed.
    Thanks again!!

    I find some of the continuous 16th note runs in something like the second half of the 8 Track solo to be a little tricky, especially when it's at a fast tempo. Some of the 16th note moments in Caravan too.
    I can play them but sometimes it feels like you're driving at lightning speed around a corner with no brakes! :D
     
  13. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

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    Hey, you exactly describe the feeling I've got with "Hoodoo Voodoo Doll". Dam fast!
     
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  14. slimwilson

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    @steb74 no physical copies at all?
     
  15. steb74

    steb74 Gretschie

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    Hi slim, I don't have any physical copies sorry.
    To be honest it was a conscious decision as I thought most people would find it easier and prefer to just download the material themselves.
    I suppose my reasoning was that I thought the majority would just use the material on the fly so to speak, from their pc/laptop/tablet, etc, for quick access and anyone who preferred a more traditional DVD could make one themselves.
    Perhaps that line of thinking was an error on my part though!

    Haha yeah, there's some blistering playing in that solo for sure! .....and man, what an awesome solo it is!
     
  16. slimwilson

    slimwilson Synchromatic

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    I only own an iPhone haha
     
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  17. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

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    Your iPhone plays dvds?
     
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  18. slimwilson

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    This guy. No, my xbox and DVD player both play DVDs, but they don't possess the same internet capabilities
     
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  19. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

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    You might be able to burn a DVD at a local print shop.
     
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  20. slimwilson

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    I'd have to find a place to download the software to. Though, I do have a techie buddy. I may have to see if he wants to do a solid
     
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