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Old 03-23-2010, 09:16 AM
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Default Larry Pattis “Signature Chord”

Most great artists have an identifiable “signature sound”. Laurence Juber does; so do El McMeen, Leo Kottke, Earl Klugh, and boat load of other players I can think of; both acoustic and electric. Larry Pattis, however, as well as having a signature sound also has a “signature chord”; at least I think so. I’ve been listening to all three of his CD’s quite a bit lately. That chord would be D Major when he’s using a DADGAD tuning. I don’t know exactly what it is; but there’s something unique about the sound he gets with it and it doesn’t seem to matter what guitar he’s using. Whatever he’s doing, I love that sound! Maybe it's just the way my ears here it; but somehow I don't think so.

Anyone else have any thought about this?

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Most great artists have an identifiable “signature sound”. Laurence Juber does; so do El McMeen, Leo Kottke, Earl Klugh, and boat load of other players I can think of; both acoustic and electric. Larry Pattis, however, also has a “signature chord”; at least I think so. I’ve been listening to all three of his CD’s quite a bit lately. That chord would be D Major when he’s using a DADGAD tuning. I don’t know exactly what it is; but there’s something unique about the sound he gets with it and it doesn’t seem to matter what guitar he’s using. Whatever he’s doing, I love that sound! Maybe it's just the way my ears here it; but somehow I don't think so.

Anyone else have any thought about this?
Larry Pattis does post here often, and generously shares his thoughts, ideas, and knowledge. Why not ask him about it?

Just a thought...

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Some say you can recognize right away certain guitar players by their playing technique.
Quadruple that for recognizing established composers by their compositions. Double that
again for composer/players.
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Larry Pattis does post here often, and generously shares his thoughts, ideas, and knowledge. Why not ask him about it?

Just a thought...

T/P

Hi TP!

I know that Larry is a forum member and also posts here. I've talked to him; and he's a really nice guy! However, my question wasn't for him; it was for everyone else. Maybe I should rephrase the question.
Do other people hear the same thing that I do?
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Some say you can recognize right away certain guitar players by their playing technique.
Quadruple that for recognizing established composers by their compositions. Double that
again for composer/players.
I agree and Larry fits that description as well.
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