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T.J. Helmerich 8 finger tapping

Discussion in 'Chris Broderick' started by HeavyMetalVagabond, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. HeavyMetalVagabond

    HeavyMetalVagabond New Metal Member

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    what's up, all you 8 finger tapping fans!

    I've recently been getting into some jazz/fusion stuff and stumbled across this guy. I had no idea 8 finger tapping had been around this long, he has a very different approach to Chris it seems. Check him out and see what you think!



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    Oh yeah, 8 finger has been around a while - Jeff Watson of Night Ranger was one of the earliest guys to use it, if I remember correctly.

    This is some great stuff though. Very impressive.
     
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    Some Jazz players, like Emmett Chapman, used 8 fingers already in the 60s. And I love TJ Helmerich, especially the stuff he recorded with Brett Garsed.
     
  4. HeavyMetalVagabond

    HeavyMetalVagabond New Metal Member

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    i never knew that! that's pretty cool.

    And yeh, Brett Garsed was how I found out about this guy. Quid Pro Quo is an awesome album of theirs!
     
  5. Kohlrabihaus

    Kohlrabihaus Minister of Silly Walks

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    You haven't heard of Stanley Jordan then?
    His first record came out in the early 80's. Here's a video of a gig from 1990.



    Mr. Sister hinted it already, guess why Tony Levin's nice instrument of choice is called a 'Chapman'- stick? ;)
     
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    just wanted to share this one:
     
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