Guitar Drifting

Submitted by: fleurdelys 10 years ago in Entertainment

A skilled guitar player shows us this particular, and beautiful, way of playing.
There are 101 comments:
Male 1
nothing to say
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Female 731
It`s like playing the piano on the guitar...awesome
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Female 375
that was neat
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Male 64
nothing new, but very cool
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Male 50
wow to all of you people that are say "learn to play the right way" and putting him down and stuff, why not? i mean why cant you play something in a different way that you like more or that you can work more clearly, why would you put that limit on yourself. i mean im a guitarist too, and i really dont see anything wrong with it. and Zerocyde, attention hog? that was just dumb
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Female 25
i can tell some of you ppl are just jealous saying "play the guitar the right way!" and "just cause you can play the guitar a different way doesnt mean u should slap and bang on it like and idiot!"
Well when there is a vid of you online anywhere of you playng the guitar so different and beautiful, then ur entitled to say whatever the hell you want, ok? I dont play guitar, but i`m a musician and i know when someone is good at something ppl feel they have to put that person down just because they`re jealous they cant so it.
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Female 25
Interesting, but I would never go to see it in concert or anything...
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Male 33
I can`t believe the majority of comments are complaining about this being a repost. Jeesh! I want to know what key the guitar is tuned in. I think it is great and a very unique sound. Thanks for posting!
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Female 221
ooh, that was awesome!
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Male 1,033
Really impressive. He`s got some talent!
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Male 425
I still say this is awesome. If someone re-reposted this I would totally watch it again. :)
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Male 129
well um.. you know i can`t do that so at least appreciate his work. and he was pretty good.
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Female 217
Might be a repost, but it was the first time I`ve seen it and I really loved it. :D

If only I could play the guitar..

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Female 215
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4B_Q7AWY... for the REGULAR playing. Although I don`t get why it`s wrong to have it on his lap, there`s no Instruction booklet that comes with a guitar as far as I know.
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Female 215
If you check him out on YouTube, you can see other clips of him playing, and yes he does play the regular way as well - and just as brilliantly.

I don`t get why people say it`s a repost; I`ve never seen this particular video before. And if it`s forbidden to post something that looks or sound like something that was posted before, then I`m surprised this website is still running.

Muirghiel, he does have a CD, and it is possible to get the mp3s on his website at www.erikmongrain.com.

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Female 42
Who is that player and does he have any CD`s out?

Quien ese tocador, y tiene CD?

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Male 155
You know how dumb everyone sounds?

"Nub! Repost!"

>.<

(( That guy was great!))

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Female 299
thats awesome...
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Male 99
HIRED GUN, let`s see you do that. When you suck horribly, don`t come crying back here.

Even if it is a repost (though I haven`t seen it, even in the last 50 pages of the site), it is really awesome, and even IF it is simple or whatever you all claim it to be, it sounds beautiful. Isn`t that what music is supposed to be about?

I don`t give a fudging rat`s ass if the technique is simplistic, if it sounds brilliantly beautiful, that`s all that matters.


Do what your_majesty said. If you know it`s a repost, don`t friggin watch it! There is an abundance of people who have never even seen this kind of thing and will appreciate it. The rest of you mindless zombie hounds are all repeating each other with your spamful "REPOST!".

I can do a simpler version of that.

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Male 2,781
SWEET! THAT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL!
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Male 15
Sucked. Same thing over and over. Check him on Youtube. Same key, same riffs. Stinks.
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Female 24
Is there background music
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Male 1,263
repost..still good though :D
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Female 30
Let`s see him try play `Smoke on the Water`. :-P
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Male 276
Nice guy, Erik. Great Player too, but it`s called acoustic tapping. Not drifting.
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Male 331
Incredibly talented person. Love the way the guitar sounds!
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Male 147
Why does everyone care so much about a repost? And it`s completely different to the one a few days ago.


But seriously, why is a repost such a problem? Just don`t watch it.

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Male 411
some one is raiding the archives
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Female 584
Lmao at pianoguyman - absolutely!
*thinks that this isn`t the time to say that this is a repost*
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Male 1,704
wow.. so good.

lovely clip.

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Female 239
I did that sort of thing when I was just beginning to learn guitar because it was easier than playing a guitar properly, although I couldn`t do it quite as well as this guy at all. He`s really good at what he does, but one comes to realise that this kind of thing starts sounding really repetitive in the non-catchy way after a while.
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Female 158
that was cool.
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Male 16
I love the sound. I should learn how to play that way.
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Male 902
`It seems like as every day goes by, I hate the people who post comments on here more and more and more.`

F*ck off and die.


Better?

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Female 4
Cool.
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Male 1,385
I`ll let all you noobs in on something, reposts are not what this site is all about, this is a place to come when you are bored, seeing the same things over and over again defeats the purpose of using this site, when you`ve posted your 1000th comment tell me reposts don`t get you mad, until then your opinion is meaningless
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Male 12
Awesome.
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Female 354
i think its cool...so people need to shut up
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Female 3
I thought it was a tad bit repetative, but for the first minute or so it was lovely. [:
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Male 11
^11 custom hobbo
Okay, yes guitars are for making music. That is pretty much its entire purpose...But slapping it around like that?
It looks practically abusive. And I hate it when I see people who don`t care for their instruments. I`m a big guitar buff so I take alot of pride in my guitars. I`m always cleaning them and always making sure they never get bumped or hit etc.
So yeah, his music is good and he`s making music, but it seems to me like he isn`t taking too much care for the guitar. But hey, thats just me.
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Female 1,007
But... I`ve done that. :-(
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Male 22
Wow... if only people would stop bitching about this!
Ok, yeah it`s a repost.
But that`s not what I hate people bitching about.
I hate that people are complaining about having videos that show people with an actual SKILL!
You mean that a supposedly cute videos of a cat yawning is better than a person who is actually doing something with his life?
Look, this kind of guitar playing in nearly impossible to master, and the people we`re seeing on here are the people who have actually been able to do it!
And to the people saying that this should be solos and not whole songs: Actually take a moment to listen to some of this guy`s other stuff. He does full band songs with vocals and all and uses this stuff as solos. He just does it like this also for those of us who actually realize that he has a gift.
It seems like as every day goes by, I hate the people who post comments on here more and more and more.
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Male 280
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Male 36
zerocyde just told me he has intercourse with his mother... if that`s any judge of character besides his previous, totally ignorant and unwanted comment.
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Male 36
By saying he needs to learn to play a guitar the right way, all you clowns are displaying your ignorance to the world. It was beautiful, repost or not.
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Male 577
that was awesome
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Female 152
That was wonderful, but it would have been even better if my cat wasn`t meowing in the background. :-P
Oh, and brutalnz, that dog looks almost exactly like my dog! :-(
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Male 619
zerocyde, you the drating retard here, i`m afriad
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Male 425
Don`t care if it is a repost. Its still freaking awesome.
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Female 36
wtf?!
why do u ppls get so mad if its a repost???
its not that big of a deal
just dont watch the damn thing
u do know that it makes u look stupid when ur like "omg REPOST!!!"
its like
ok so u stay on the internet so much that u can tell w/ ALL the stuff on here that that vidoe was a repost?
how lame are u
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Male 2,720
oh sorry, I barfed in your Rainforest Smoothie™.
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Male 737
PinkFloyd, a guitar is for making music.

As far as I could hear, that was music.

So he`s using the guitar to fit the purpose.


And I agree with all that say he`s very talented, don`t get me wrong.
But once you see about 3 or 4 videos of this style, one realises how limiting it is to the music. It all sounds very similar.
So i`m not knocking him, great musician, brilliant talent and a firm hold on the technique. But it`s more the context of how much slap-tapping is around these days, and from a personal point of view, I find it`s all getting a bit too crowded to stand out.

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Female 221
Even if it`s a repost, it`s the first time I`ve seen it. It`s not worth getting that mad over...
Wow, this guy is very talented! The song was a tiny bit repetitive, but it would be good driving music or something. :)
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Male 11
I think he`s rather talented. It`s something most people can`t do and it`s hard. The music was pretty catchy too.
I do however, agree that slapping it around like that misuses the guitars. That is not what they`re for.
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Male 205
i agree with manorrd and Arisahne

but mainly i agree with DBtG :)

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Male 67
why is it such a big deal if its a repost.
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Male 268
who cares if its a repost, its still amazing, and guess wat everyday there are more ppl that get an account to iab, so they have never seen it b4 (i have) abd alot of the time he was tapping natural harmonics to get that sound
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Female 2,084
i like this one better than the one from yesterday.
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Male 330
Boo-yah.
Manorrd, Tinu96, sertrbl, I`m glad not everybody`s a f*cking idiot.

I usually like to criticize the hell out of guitar players, but this guy was awesome.

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Male 4
Well he sucks.
No, that was v. cool
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Male 115
thats awesome, i wonder if he got sick of playing the normal way, or he played so good he got bored of the right way, either way its pretty cool, im gonna have to right that stile out
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Male 1,420
i agree, Manorrd!
people need to quit complaining about not "playing the guitar right". you guys are worse than the stereotypical old guy who hates kids and their "new fangled technology".
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Male 1,623
Even I can tell that this is a repost, and I haven`t been on IAB for very long.
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Male 835
The kid`s good.
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Male 171
if u dont like it, dont watch it. who cares if we had another one yesterday, it sounds amazing
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Female 5
o.o
i´m glad someone reposted it, otherwise i wouldn´t have seen it...
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Female 1,065
I SAW ONE OF THESE YESTERDAY.

IAB is slipping down a slippery slope, nothing good will come of these reposts...

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Male 400
Not the first time i saw it.
But beautiful nonetheless.
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Male 22
I thought that was awesome. I don`t get what all the fuss is about. I agree with manorrd. You need to appreciate these people for their unique skill and what they can do with it. They get the same infinite possibility of songs as a person who plays "normally" does. If you call this "old", then you could find any guitarist who has a specific style or technique they like to use, and call that old, and that`s basically everyone.

I thought this dude rocked. I`d get one of his albums for sure.

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Male 1,114
That must cause some serious blisters...
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Female 53
Very cool!
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Male 2,372
Wow.

Why do IAB members always recoil with such bile whenever they see a video of a talented musician.

Be it a 5 year old piano genius or an awesome guitarist...it seems that nothing else (except emo posts) inspires more ire than a 2 min video clip of an exceptional musician.

...and "slap-tapping" is no more "worn out" than playing the "traditional way." The guitar is a thing that makes music. There`s no right or wrong way.

This guy makes interesting music from an acoustic guitar, and he`s obviously well practiced.

Full marks!

4 out of 4

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Male 2,216
That was great :)
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Male 737
Reposteriffic.

Erik probably has the best grasp of this technique from all the slap-tappers that i`ve seen.

It`s getting a bit old now. though.

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Male 200
ahh yes... but he can play he a guitar normally?
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Male 716
Nah, no repost, but we`re getting pretty fed up with guitar videos all together, it seems like judging from past posters.
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Male 838
FUDGING REPOST!
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Male 358
"The song was stupid sounding, but I`ve heard this style before, and I`m impressed that he can do it.

Here`s an actual good song using this style.

Airtap: Eric Mongraine"

I believe I`ve already covered this. :) Post from the Justin King video.

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Female 1,596
It`s not a repost, we just saw a guy JUST like this person.
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Male 602
I can`t do this on my guitar, the strings are too high off to get any good sound from a tap, I`d have to use my electric and...

Meh Repost.

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Male 699
Repost. And my 200th post.
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Male 2,172
The guy annoncing at the begening is Normand Brathwaite. French canadian humorist.

Funny guy.

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Male 155
Learn to play the guitar the right way.
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Male 334
i dont care if its a repost, this dude is freakin amazing
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Male 38
Another tap and slap crap video. I could see this maybe as a solo part in a real song, but not the entire song.
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Male 3,255
People need to stop mis-using guitars. Its not 10 drating instruments, thats what a god damn band is for you stupid drating attention hogs.

Just because you dont have the ability to come up with an original work of art that impresses people dosent mean you get to just flip the instrument around and start smackin on it like a retard.

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Male 42
If Quasimodo played guitar, how good would he be?
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Female 344
^ Ha ha~, nice!
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Male 1,385

Another noob, another repost

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Male 528
O boy, another guitar tapping video, didnt we have one of these yesterday?
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Male 902
A year old and I`ve seen it a thousand times, but great sh*t all the same.
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Male 643
This actually sounds good, compared to the other guitar monkey.
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Male 222
No more of these!
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Female 182
awe - some
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Female 243
That was like classy techno
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Male 425
Why a different name for a repost? anyways, this is a video worth a repost :-)
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Female 66
repost
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Male 108
yeah, sounds cool and all but nothing new
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Male 56
But still a beautiful way to play the guitar.
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Male 56
Um, repost of guitar tapping.
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Female 215
Link: Guitar Drifting [Rate Link] - A skilled guitar player shows us this particular, and beautiful, way of playing.
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