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New Sounds

With Guy Buttery

Friday, January 09, 2015

South African fingerstyle guitarist Guy Buttery performs in our studio without effects. Listen as he plays guitar like a zither, as an extension of tapping, to achieve slap harmonics.

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New Sounds

With Guy Buttery

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

South African fingerstyle guitarist Guy Buttery joins John Schaefer in the studio to perform a live acoustic set without effects.  His exceptional world music for solo guitar evokes the rhythms of his native land unconsciously, while drawing on influences like Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges. Listen to a bit of guitar as percussion instrument in one of his pieces, “Sleep Deprivation.”  Then, hear another of Buttery’s insanely inventive techniques on a tune where he plays the guitar like a zither, as an extension of tapping, to achieve slap harmonics. 

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