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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    If anyone gets a chance to see Simo play, don't miss it. The band is awesome.
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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    Awesome thanks!

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    Great stuff as always JD! Something you alluded to in the video that I think more folks need to wrap their head around is that there is NO substitute for having the guitar in your hands as much as possible.

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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    great stuff, thanks!

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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    Outstanding! Clapton once said he wanted his soloing to sound like a sax player. Very inspirational J.D., keep the faith!

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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    I am so proud of being part of this community !
    So many information and an artist like J.D Simo taking his valuable time to pass his knowledge on!
    There is no other place in the internet like here!

    Congrats CDaughtry, TW59 and MikeSlub, for what you have done this forum.

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    Last but not least, thanks JD!!!
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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    What a treat. Thank you!

    Looking forward to the new Simo release. That trio rocks!

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    very nice ! Phrasing and vibrato ! Truer words were never spoken !
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    Yea I have been thinking about the Sax Player Anology, Its very true that phrasing has to have room, I spend too much energy playing fast and it comes out noise. I have to think differently about breathing. And you cant think without breathing....
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    Very cool and thanks. Hope to see the band in NJ sometime (and hopefully when I'm not gigging!).

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    I really enjoyed that, J.D.

    Thank you!

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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by LowMach View Post

    Looking forward to the new Simo release. That trio rocks!
    As well you should. Sorry for the teaser... it's a KILLER record! You guys are gonna love it
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    I can't wait to hear it. My drummer hasn't given back the first one, he's wore it out.
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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    I'm down in Nashville right now with Nicky at the Gibson Custom Shop, getting the CC model squared away. J.D.'s been with me much of the time. Here's J.D. putting Nicky through her paces. He's playing her through a 68 Marshall Super Lead.















    Here he is playing Nicky through a 45/100 Metropoulos.....



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    Wonderful and especially thoughtful lesson. Haven't listened to the second yet but will. "We are what we listen to " goes deeper than it sounds. Learn to be a student AND encyclopedia of the history that evolved into what we have now. I could go on about "vibrato and phrasing" as well but im sure the lessons will stay on track. My biggest wake up call came in the 80's after a decade of very good financial success (for a journeyman sideman) and also dove deep into putting much stock in technical education of Western music theory, technique, etc... I ended up working lots but at the same time started hating music as if it were manual labor. I sense from what JD said that he is still able to "hear" music without taking the time to evaluate and place it across the grid of pitch, meter, and technical prowess,some use to "synthesize" music...and in the split second of time it takes our brain to do this...we completely miss the substance of the music itself. If anyone has bought into or fallen into that trap as I once did...remember what it was that drew you into music as a child, the escape into a place that the vibe of sounds and melody create, not whether the pitch, meter, technique is perfect...music is a continuum that cannot be restricted to 12 tones and a division of math for timing. "Its like talking"....you simply communicate what you want to say and you'll have a much better chance of reaching the listener...regardless of what is "technically sound. " Just my 2 cents and look forward to more from JD.

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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    Great video. I've always said, show me a guitarist with great vibrato and I'll show you a great guitarist. Vibrato is an often overlooked technique which is a shame as it's such a personal and often identifiable part of a guitarist's style.

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    Enjoy the show tonight guys!

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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    I'm down in Nashville right now with Nicky at the Gibson Custom Shop, getting the CC model squared away. J.D.'s been with me much of the time. Here's J.D. putting Nicky through her paces. He's playing her through a 68 Marshall Super Lead.















    Here he is playing Nicky through a 45/100 Metropoulos.....


    Awesome, Charlie. You continue to have one cool experience after another. Enjoy!

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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    Very Cool, I enjoyed this Vid - Great idea Charles & thanks JD for offering

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    Great!!! Thanks J.D. and Charlie for getting this together.
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    Thanks man! You killed it at the Ryman! TONE!
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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    I hope this doesn't cause a problem, if it does please let me know and I will remove the post.

    Here is an MP3 of all the licks in his video. I just wanted something I can put in Riffstation and slow down his playing to where I could hear each part with out tuning down the parts. If you have riffstation then this works perfectly.

    I assume no credit here, its all SIMO and the LP forums, I just wanted to share the playing parts so we can all learn more....

    Hope this isn't a problem. right click and download the mp3

    Enjoy !

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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    I admit to having become a bit obsessed with JD's playing in the past month or so. I've been following his blog, check out his stuff on this forum, and I just purchased "Simo" on iTunes.

    So really glad to see this lesson, and I look forward to more to come. Also can't wait for the new release on Jan. 29!

    Thanks JD!

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    Has JD done any other LPF lessons, or was it one and done? I enjoy his stuff.

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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    Just found out about and bought tickets for his show in Dallas at the Granada (Sundown) on Feb 24th. Stoked to hear the old school tones!
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    Re: J.D. Simo's first lesson produced exclusively for the Les Paul Forum!

    Thanks you so much JD!!!
    love your music and your style

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    I'm new to the forum, but this is excellent!

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