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Old 05-19-2019, 12:04 PM
Stringmaster Stringmaster is offline
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Default Blues on a Nylon String Guitar-Sue Foley

I'm always inspired by Sirwhale's posts and fine playing in this sub-forum--coincidentally I saw a Facebook post from a local festival this weekend with Sue Foley on a classical guitar, and it surprised me as I've known of her as a long time Tele player, and electric Blues artist. So I did a little research and it found several videos of her on a nylon string, and apparently she has studied Flamenco guitar as well! Gonna dig mine out of the closet today!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDqfGFdmk8M&t=102s

Plugged in with her trio:



Some Flamenco style:



And my friend shot this at the aforementioned festival:

https://www.facebook.com/john.reilly...9026722205314/

There's more stuff on YouTube as well. And I found this article too:
https://www.guitarplayer.com/players...blues-horizons

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Old 05-19-2019, 01:12 PM
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Some fine songs there Stringmaster.

I think a lot of has changed with the 'nylon string' guitar to move it into an area that is suitable for many musical styles.

The main two points I would say are:

The development of guitars:
There is more choice now in classical guitar tone, with brighter guitars now being as normal as the softer cedar guitars.

The flamenco guitar has branched out into the flamenco negra which gives it much high versatility over a flamenco blanca.

The development of strings:
The use of non-nylon strings has really promoted the versatility of the Spanish guitar. Carbon strings offer great projection, brightness, and sustain. But now Aquila is rapidly innovating with new polymers such as nylgut, and sugar.

There are now sounds for all tastes and styles, at lower tension, (often) greater projection, greater tonal palette, and more variety in materials than steel strings.
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:55 PM
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I've never heard Sue Foley, but the Lady can play!
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:25 AM
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Nylon strings are great for blues. On youtube there are plenty of videos to prove it. For instance this guy:

https://youtu.be/HCZqaSujHn0
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:15 PM
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That was an awesome little rabbit hole to stumble into. Every now and then, YouTube can be amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:47 AM
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Check out David Buckingham

https://youtu.be/K-tOyjJTxgY
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:06 AM
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very nice playing, although it lacked some deep bluesiness to me, probably because of its fusion with flamenco.
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