Fast Planes, A Smuggler's Tale, and a Guitar Player's Lament

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posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 12:38 PM
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I'm currently learning a song by Steven Stills called Treetop Flyer. It's about smuggling drugs, and it's a great song with which I am currently obsessed.

So, being obsessed with something, I naturally want other people to watch youtube videos that they don't necessarily want to watch, so here it is. If you are also obsessed with aircraft, like I am, then you get to look at airplanes too.

Also, if there are any country guitar players out there who can give me any wisdom on Travis picking, it's peeking my soul, but racking my brain....





posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 12:49 PM
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Great tune and Vid. I'll be checking out more from this guy
Thanks.

edit. Just realized it's stills from Crosby, Stills and Nash. Awsome
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posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 12:58 PM
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He was with a band (still is) called Crosby Stills and Nash, also had Neil Young with them for a spell.



posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 02:13 PM
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It takes a bit of practice but it's easy enough

Cody



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 05:07 AM
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S. Stills rules. I think he is top 5 all time. You can copy this.
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posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 05:19 AM
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"Paranoia strikes deep. Into you life it will creep. It starts when you are always afraid. Step out of line and the man will come and take you away."


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true... true.
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posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 06:19 AM
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Neil Young looks like he out of star trek. Wow.

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My favorite Young song "needle and damage done".

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"Out of the blue and into the black... They give you this but you pay for that".

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posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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Not my style of music but I do love flying, especially the pucker-butt knap of the earth stuff the song seems to be about. S&F



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 10:39 PM
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Travis picking

  1. Get the bass worked out first, then add the treble. You should be playing the bass part on automatic, just like you don't normally think about what your right hand is doing when you're strumming chords.

  2. Forget the classical guitarist's 'one finger per treble string' rule. Travis himself only used his thumb and one finger. Some use thumb and two, some use thumb and three, but you shouldn't be too religious about allocating fingers to strings. And your thumb can sometimes play a treble note or two as well. Flatpick and two fingers is how a lot of players do it. I find this works well for rockabilly.

  3. Learn to combine open and fretted notes in melodies. Exploit the potential of hammer-ons and pull-offs. All these things help compensate for the speed you lose (compared with flatpicking) by being forced to pick in one direction (down for the thumb, up for the fingers) only.

I'm no expert, but I've been fooling about with rockabilly (which is just Travis picking on speed) lately.
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