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After a couple years of occasional lessons with Pass I moved to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory.
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And it definitely takes a lot of time to learn how to control the sound as well as learning its' musical possibilities.
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Because of the straight string pitch at the headstock it allows me to use detunings without the string flop factor, a real big plus.
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But in '73 I took a lesson with a guitarist around Pittsburgh named Mark Pattack and got re-introduced to Wes Montgomery.
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First of all too many sounds to me gets gimmicky-its like some guy in a hotel trying to do synthesized record covers.
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Hopefully the sound will be unique like a Scofield, Goodrick, or a Henderson because a trademark sound is gold.
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I agree totally with Metheny regarding the sound influencing the way you play.
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I also use a '42 D'Angelico for straight jazz stuff and an old Gibson 335 on occasion, but the Godin is center ground for me.
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I don't spend much time programming the synth, but I do look for new blending combinations with traditional timbres.
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I find my students at Berklee widely varying in their tone quality and advise them to experiment with instruments, amp, strings, pick but also phrasing concepts, location and fingerings of ideas.
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I have on occasion been asked to bring synth to a recording session or a gig, but I've also been asked not to bring it!
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I love the traditional sound of a guy like Wes or Jim Hall and when I'm playing that type of music I gravitate to that kind of sound.
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I occasionally use an old Roland Gr300 module and that's it for guitar synth, though my studio has several keyboard and synth engines which I use for recording non-guitar synth stuff.
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I started playing' around with the guitar around 1970 trying to imitate Bluesy stuff.
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I tweaked the GR9 as far as playability, touch, etc, but basically mine is not a complicated set-up-I'm trying to improve my pitch language and grow musically so I'm not so involved with the technological side of things.
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I was exposed to jazz early on.
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In fact like most other kids in the late 60's I was listening to Hendrix, Allman Bros., Beatles, Eric Clapton and Led Zepplin among other stuff.
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It's complicated because young guitarists invariably imitate their guitar heroes and it takes a lot of playing experience to learn how to play in adverse acoustic settings.
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My current synth set-up is the LGX played with a Roland GR9 played with an old analog delay.
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My grandfather was a jazz enthusiast and I first heard recordings of Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Tony Mattola, Oscar Peterson, and many others with him.
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People who listen to the music for the music and are adventurous in their playing tend to dig it, those who have a narrower perspective don't.
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Still others want a traditional guitar sound if they call you for guitar.
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The combination of experience and experimentation will ultimately yield a personal sound.
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The neck is bigger and chunkier like a vintage jazzer, that's important for those of us that play different guitars constantly.
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The synth allows me to breathe with woodwind and brass players and opens up phrasing possibilities not possible with standard guitar.
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Tone on jazz guitars is a real tough issue.
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