Django Reinhardt played his solos with two fingers. At the age of 18, in an accident in his caravan, his back and left hand was heavily burned. Being already a reputed musician, his career seemed to be over. In 2 years he recovered and developed the technique that helped him to be the best. Two physicians thoroughly analyzed his hand and according to them:
"Django’s technique was only possible because of the remarkable length and span of his index and middle fingers. Photographs show that he could play a "barre" across the full width of the fret board using just the distal two phalanges of his index finger, and a half barre with the distal phalanx of his middle finger and analysis of film footage shows that he could effortlessly span a distance of at least 120mm [4.7 inches] between the tips of his index and middle fingers."
This event is also a landmark in the history of guitar and jazz. Django created a whole new set of chords and arpeggios and became the mo…
‘30000 Megatons’ is taken from Pond’s new album The Weather Out on Marathon Artists on 5th May
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It is worth noting that audio of "30000 Megatons" was technically released two months ago via the band's Soundcloud page, while the accompanying video above was released roughly 24 hrs ago. The band has certainly not been one to shy away from the 'music video' format. However, these two videos released less then a week apart from another; would seemingly suggest they may well have fully embraced the medium. As they rightfully should, and because they know how to make a damn good one actually worth viewing. As the craft of creating truly…
UM takes once again takes on the Marshall Tucker Band classic, "Can't You See' featuring Anders Beck and Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass.
Live from Asheville, NC. Filmed by TourGigs.
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