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#2847160 - 04/05/17 12:37 PM The Tao of Tommy
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#2847200 - 04/05/17 02:47 PM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: CEB]
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Haven't had time to chk it out completely but thanks !
Not only a reminder of his fluid stylistic skill but his sense of humor.
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#2847222 - 04/05/17 04:40 PM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: d]
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I cherish the memory of being lucky enough to have met him once by pure accidental chance... ! What a nice, friendly, good natured guy with a great sense of humor!
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#2847223 - 04/05/17 04:43 PM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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If I had only followed a lot of the advice in that vid I may have amounted to something.

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#2847280 - 04/05/17 09:34 PM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: CEB]
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Originally Posted By: CEB
If I had only followed a lot of the advice in that vid I may have amounted to something.


Mr. Tedesco told me that he carried his own guitars- a case in each hand- so as to keep his girlish figure. wink



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#2847298 - 04/06/17 04:23 AM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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I knew I was in for a treat when he started off saying he was the winner of the Bruce Springsteen look-alike contest! grin

Even without the jokes, he's always a pleasure to watch and hear!
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#2847636 - 04/07/17 10:54 AM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: whitefang]
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Hmmm, I wonder what other chances to see or hear him there are.

YTube Tedesco search list = https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tommy+tedesco

His columns in GP were the 1st ops many had to even look past the screen of pop music into the "sausage factory".

Too bad there's not a current equivalent.
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#2847644 - 04/07/17 11:26 AM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: d]
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Tommy was definitely a fun guy to listen to... cool
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#2847678 - 04/07/17 12:40 PM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: Larryz]
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Thabnks, Caeven, for posting that alb above: some of him not playing for hire, i.e., perhaps his personal preferences.

Very informative.

Here's a clip of TT onstage doon a sorta Jimi X McLaughlin thing which, to me is even more surprising.
Chk when he retunes & juggles the gtr !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae0mMoid5Ts


& here's a story from Chuck Rainy that tells us several things, not just abt TT but abt the methods of recording in "them days".
It's a long story but winds up in a diff place than you might anticipate.
Dig !
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X3WuGobeD0


But Wait---There's More !

3 books by TT

1 / For Guitar Players Only(1981).
TT shares his personal hints and exercises for picking technique and sight reading, offering other inside tips. Actual parts that have been recorded for movies, television, albums, and commercials.

2 / Tommy Tedesco: Anatomy of a Guitar Player (1988)
Session logs, chord progressions, scales ... something for any guitarist.

3 / Confessions of a Guitar Player(1993)
Traces his career; many photos and quotes from some of the world's most famous musicians.
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#2847835 - 04/08/17 05:08 AM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: d]
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Cool. Makes for a nice "wish list" smile
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#2847903 - 04/08/17 09:13 AM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: whitefang]
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"Empty wind still blows" / Tommy's haikus
grin
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#2850370 - 04/19/17 04:59 AM Re: The Tao of Tommy [Re: d]
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Thanks for posting...I loved TT's GP column.

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