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Vincent - Fingerstyle Solo in Drop D


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My version of the Don McLean classic. This is based on an arrangement I found on You Tube posted by Tim Van Roy, who posts a lot of instructional videos. The first time through, the verses and chorus are pretty much how he taught them, except for some fills. I made quite few changes to suit myself on the rest of the song, including playing parts of the third and fourth verses with harmonics a la Chet. This performance has quite a few warts, but I'm sick to death of it, lol, so it is what it is.

 

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Well done Mike, many hours of practice have paid off in a beautiful rendition of a great song. You really nailed those harmonics, super job.

Henk

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Excellent- Timing, tempo, picking, tone, melody, harmonics.........just all around great rendition of Vincent by Don McLean! Enjoyed closing my eyes and just being carried back in time. Thank you.

Mike

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That was wonderful Mike. I have been trying to learn another version of Vincent - your version blows it away! Thanks for sharing!

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Great Arrangement, the recording is super. Thanks for sharing this with the group and do keep up the good work. I dug the harmonics.

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Vincent, the single, was the first record I ever bought and it continues to have a place deep in my heart.

Mike, your rendition carries all the emotion of the original. Well done indeed!

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I'll echo the comments made by others - truly fantastic.   I had the pleasure of seeing Don McLean in person a few years back and love this song.        It's on my list of songs to learn.   

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