Track of the Week: “Dueling Ninjas,” by Trace Bundy
March 2, 2011 4 Comments
This song is a testament to the power of the guitar. A guitar player can weave harmonies and melodies together in seemingly impossible ways if s/he is creative and inventive. Check out this video to see how Trace Bundy, former engineering professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, gets it done.
In this case, Bundy is combining right-hand tapping to create the harmony and left-hand legato techniques to create the melody. Bundy even finds a way to create natural harmonics with one hand. He does so by placing his right-hand index finger on the natural harmonic and plucking the string with the right-hand thumb, all in one motion. Together, those techniques forge “Dueling Ninjas,” a Celtic-inspired masterpiece.
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