Congo Vibes

Music => How To Play It => Topic started by: bencuri on November 30, 2014, 19:45

Title: Fingerpicked solo for DJ Sly
Post by: bencuri on November 30, 2014, 19:45
This is the video I was talking about with you, where, unlike other artists, Manuaku is using his fingers to play the solo:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KLpThsPQ6G0

You can even see him strum the rumba 6ths with his fingers, kind of funny to see how loose his method is. It seems you can solve things differently from the usual way, too.
Title: Re: Fingerpicked solo for DJ Sly
Post by: KAISARI on December 01, 2014, 02:11
Here's another example from the late Mzee Paul Omari...
http://youtu.be/QD0el3uSbdI
Title: Re: Fingerpicked solo for DJ Sly
Post by: SLY PAPA NA KEVIN on December 04, 2014, 13:30
Excellent work, must have been easier for them to do this especially if trying to play faster.
Title: Re: Fingerpicked solo for DJ Sly
Post by: KAISARI on December 07, 2014, 17:40
Not sure about the Congolese but some Benga soloist are fond of growing longer index and thumb nails to help with faster licks.
Title: Re: Fingerpicked solo for DJ Sly
Post by: Manzambi94 on March 29, 2017, 23:58
Well I think that most of Congolese guitar players even though is easier to play with thumb and fingers for solo licks, tent to use the plectrum because they want to play in the most difficult way possible so they can be able to manage the guitar in every way