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Hedges & Jordan Planted a Seed

The radical “double-tapping” guitar style pioneered by Michael Hedges and Stanley Jordan was a phenomenon I got to witness firsthand when Michael Avraham HaLevy, a former musical sparring partner of mine, went away to Boston’s Berklee School of Music and – like Robert Johnson and his famous pact at the

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"Aerial Boundaries"

Hedges & Jordan: Two-Handed Tappers

The most radical thing about Emmett Chapman‘s Stick is that it requires you play the neck of a guitar like a piano, with each hand playing an independent part and the fingers tapping the strings in a keyboard-like fashion.  As Alphonso Johnson stated in that 1979 Rolling Stone piece, “Most

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