Bend Steel With Your Bare Hands

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9 Responses to Bend Steel With Your Bare Hands

  1. polishpaul says:

    This lesson is just what I need at the moment, so thanks a lot.


    “Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound”…..

    ……an old cliche now, but I’ve always thought….how else could you do it ? If you did three bounds in a run-up to the feat, you’d still leap the building with a single one……..the last :) !

  2. polishpaul says:

    Superfinn….able to leap intervals in a single bend!

    I found this on webby:

    “…….when Superman was first created he did not fly! He was able to leap great distances. The power of flight was added to him at a later date. That’s why early mentions of Superman have him able to leap tall buildings.”

    Now we can sleep!

  3. polishpaul says:

    The notation in the last example is mixed up, Jon.

  4. polishpaul says:

    Well, from the beginning, I hear two bars of guitar, then a full bar of just the backing……….the notation shows four bars of guitar before the bar of backing.

    The first two lines are both marked “1″, but the second line is skipped. I can’t figure out why it’s there. Then, further down, there are two lines marked “5″, and the second of these lines isn’t played……then two lines marked 7, two of 10 and two of 12…’s all hit-and-miss at my end :) .

    I can’t figure out why you didn’t see anything wrong when you checked.

    Odd business!

    Maybe the double-marked lines are alternatives for us to figure out for ourselves? But there are no lines marked 2, 4 or 6.


  5. Jon says:

    Hi Paul! I think I see where the confusion is. The first two staves are the lead guitar part (notation, then tab). The NEXT two staves are the rhythm guitar parts. If you look closely, you’ll see that there’s a line on the left side that connects all four staves. That’s why you see “1″ in the first two lines. They’re the same line, but two different parts.

    Also, the numbers “1″, “3″, “5″ (etc.) are actually measure numbers. It’s a common practice in standard notation. Not all measures are given simply to avoid crowding the page.

    Does that help?

  6. polishpaul says:

    Yep, sure does :) .

    I was warming to the conclusion that the problem lay somewhere in my brain…..because I was focussing on the lead part in the audio, the rhythm part registered not a jot at all. I was looking at the notation in terms of the lead part only.

    Regarding the line on the left connecting all four staves….I’ll send you a screen shot by email, because it doesn’t do that, visually, at my end. It’s just next to the tab at every fourth stave……quite short, and definitely not spanning four staves.


    …’s all proves that I’m really paying attention :) !

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