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Gareth Pearson - Black Mountain Rag (Fingerstyle Guitar)

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  1. [5]
    goodbetterbestbested
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    If you like this style of guitar, you would probably really enjoy the genre "American Primitivism" or "American primitive guitar". My personal favorite album is Peter Lang's The Thing At The...

    If you like this style of guitar, you would probably really enjoy the genre "American Primitivism" or "American primitive guitar". My personal favorite album is Peter Lang's The Thing At The Nursery Room Window.

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      Flashynuff
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      for anyone interested in this genre, i started https://www.reddit.com/r/americanprimitivism a while back

      for anyone interested in this genre, i started https://www.reddit.com/r/americanprimitivism a while back

      5 votes
      1. [2]
        cfabbro
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        Since you both (@goodbetterbestbested too) seem to know what you're talking about when it comes to that genre, should I add american primitive (or american primitive guitar?) to the genre tags for...

        Since you both (@goodbetterbestbested too) seem to know what you're talking about when it comes to that genre, should I add american primitive (or american primitive guitar?) to the genre tags for this video? I was not aware of the genre before, and still don't really know what qualifies as it, even after listening to a bunch more from your links, so would appreciate the advice. I just assumed, given the rag in the title, that it was ragtime.

        2 votes
        1. Flashynuff
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          Sure, why not. I'll even tag it for you. American primitive guitar is a pretty fluid genre that encompasses a lot of different styles, generally typified by the work of John Fahey and the releases...

          Sure, why not. I'll even tag it for you. American primitive guitar is a pretty fluid genre that encompasses a lot of different styles, generally typified by the work of John Fahey and the releases he put out on his label Takoma. The genre draws heavily from ragtime songs and people working in the genre often do their own versions of classic rags. This song is more in the style that Fahey drew from rather than played, but it's close enough that it probably doesn't matter too much.

          2 votes
    2. bloup
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      As a bluegrass banjo player, this seems like an awfully familiar way to play a guitar :) Can't wait to give it a try.

      As a bluegrass banjo player, this seems like an awfully familiar way to play a guitar :)

      Can't wait to give it a try.

      3 votes
  2. Flashynuff
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    this guy sounds like a young leo kottke. he better be careful with that speed or he'll get carpal tunnel too

    this guy sounds like a young leo kottke. he better be careful with that speed or he'll get carpal tunnel too

    1 vote
  3. prog_re
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    Is this an open chord tuning?

    Is this an open chord tuning?

    1 vote