A Thought On Playing "Immigrant Song"

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Bunk McNulty, Jun 15, 2021.


  1. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    I can’t slow down. If I stop to think how I’m doing it, I won’t be able to do it.
     
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  2. nabilhuakbar

    nabilhuakbar

    Jan 13, 2020
    Utah
    I'm like you. I get to the point where it's all muscle memory and I do better just letting my fingers and brain do their thing without me interrupting it.
     
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  3. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I bet you could probably play it just fine, and maybe even better if you slow down and think about it. How many times have you tried? I don’t think slowing down a song you can play well already is an insurmountable goal.
     
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  4. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    We play it, always fun. That A-B-C run in the "chorus" or whatever you want to call that bit is a nice opening to stretch out.
     
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  5. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    I play it the way I play it because I learned--right here at TB--that the way to play a lick fast is to start by playing it extra slow. And now it's just automatic, so if I start thinking about how I'm doing it, I just go off the rails.
     
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