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Kirk Fletcher Weekly Videos

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I didn't know how to title this post or even how to describe them.  I wasn't even sure whether to stick it here or in the "Technique" subforum.    His weekly YT videos aren't about technique.  There is no discussion about how a flattened 7th gives the groove a blues sound or such theoretical or technique points .  No, in fact the title of this video is probably representative of his discussions, "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Don't Swing".

His videos are always, what I will call, fun, philosophical, historical rants.  He calls his videos "nerdy" and they probably are, to an extent.  Every one is filled with names that I wish I had the time to purse.  This one is no exception. Billy Preston, Cornell Dupree, James Gadson, Mike Landau, Wah Wah Watson are just a few he references this time.

This time he stresses the importance of becoming a "crate digger" and you'll have to watch this to find out what that means.

I don't need to convince anyone what a monster player he is.  Joe Bonamassa calls him one of the greatest players he has seen and had him on (I think) the Three Kings Tour.  I got a chance to meet Kirk and talk with him on two of the Keeping The blues Alive at Sea cruise. We had even talked about a possible lesson on the ship but, for reasons I won't go into, I backed out.  He always is as jovial and happy as he seems on here.

These videos are always short, 10 or so minutes, so not a huge time investment.  And I think you will enjoy.

 

 

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Kirk Fletcher is absolutely fantastic and so much fun. I caught him on one if his videos a few years ago - talking about blues guitar sounding like a horns section etc. I tried to copy it note/chord by chord. Really worth having a go.....but hard work. Since then I have tried to get to see him whenever he's is on tour here. He is inspirational to watch live .....he just enjoys it so much. See him in a  small club if you get the opportunity.

Seems to have upped his weekly (daily?) videos during lock-down. As matonanjin says, not so much guitar lessons as talking about all his influences and types of music and playing. Just great to watch and follow-up whatever he's been talking about. 

Brian

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