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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:06 PM

Any Guitarists/songwriters who have studied Syd Barrett's

Method as a guitarist and lyricist. I know he often employed Burroughs cut method for his lyrics and descending scales were frequently employed musically.

Anyone have anything to add?

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Reply Any Guitarists/songwriters who have studied Syd Barrett's (Original post)
prodigitalson Apr 2019 OP
TEB Apr 2019 #1
prodigitalson Apr 2019 #2
Cetacea Sep 6 #3
prodigitalson Sep 15 #5
Zambero Sep 12 #4
prodigitalson Sep 15 #6

Response to prodigitalson (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 04:33 AM

1. Syd in listening to him

I do think he used his volume and tone pots to alter tone just my opinion at 53😉 been exploring fretboard since I was 11

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Response to TEB (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:16 AM

2. Yeah. Now that you mention it volume swells are all over Astronomy Domine

I'm gonna listen to him and try to spot tone manipulation as well.

The remastered live stuff that came out a few years ago make me feel like the Piper at the Gates of Dawn was not produced in a way that captured the band's true sound.

Thanks for the input. Syd was one of my favorite guitarist. Not his virtuasity (which was so so) but his creativity. A true artist.

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Response to prodigitalson (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:35 AM

3. Pretty basic



And for live shows he relied heavily on the Selmer Buzztone fuzz and a Binson Echorec.
There's a new pedal out that does a pretty good job of "echoing" the Binson.

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Response to Cetacea (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 05:03 PM

5. Hell, yeah !!!! nt

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Response to prodigitalson (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:57 AM

4. As guitarist, more of a texturalist more than a soloist

Barrett was ahead of the pack in developing unique soundscapes to match the flavor of his lyrics. He didn't construct conventional solos per se, favoring fills and eerie sound washes that focused more on atmosphere than melody. He was also ingenious in creating sounds from devices that no one had ever thought to use before, such as a zippo lighter for unorthodox slide styling, played much higher on the neck than, say, Elmore James ever attempted.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 05:04 PM

6. +100000000 nt

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