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Andy Volk


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Post  Posted 11 Sep 2019 5:01 am    
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K_XsOKH-to&list=PLIiglibBY3g_KSAPobV-1cY-9A05hcdr3&index=2&fbclid=IwAR1WYcnHeQ7XAw6WNSGpY2z1TL94pkiwOrpZdwOjGQYAFQBd7ZmWp_oUgS4

I've heard his recordings before but seeing how he activates strings, mutes and pedals is really illuminating. I don't think I've seen another player use his non-bar hand in quite this way and all sans picks. Reminds me a little of the late acoustic guitarist Michael Hedges who used this kind of selective, targeted muting to stop some strings from ringing while others continued not just to mute but to create changes in musical color. Really cool to see Daniel play and Dweezil is a good interviewer.
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Frank Freniere


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Post  Posted 11 Sep 2019 5:26 am    
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Great interview. Very interesting approach to pedal steel.

Is he tapping some effects unit on the deck - or constantly muting the 10th string?
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Jim Pollard


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Cedar Park, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 11 Sep 2019 5:36 am    
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I was wondering the same, if maybe he had some kind of mute lever built in there that you can't see from that vantage point.
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 11 Sep 2019 6:14 am    
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Frank Freniere wrote:

Is he tapping some effects unit on the deck - or constantly muting the 10th string?


I wondered the same thing. Reading the comment section, it appears to be a microswitch triggering a EHX Freeze pedal. That's how he gets the continuous drone with each chord. Pretty slick.
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Curt Trisko


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St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Post  Posted 11 Sep 2019 7:06 am     Re: Daniel Lanois interview/demo with Dweezil Zappa
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Andy Volk wrote:
I don't think I've seen another player use his non-bar hand in quite this way and all sans picks.


It's a lot of fun too. I've spent a little time trying out his style. I've come to think of it this way: usually playing involves having the right hand be highly developed mechanically and having your ear be intimately tied to your bar hand. I think Daniel Lanois's style involves having your ear tied to your right hand instead while the left hand acts in a less detail-oriented fashion. It keeps it fresh.
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