Fink
This Is The Thing
Distance And Time
(2007)
37 comments:lyrics:add your comment
maggierob
14:38:48+00 , - :

I am on the "no squeak" side of things here. Annoying, whether intentional or not.
 
Proclivities  (Paris of the Piedmont)
21:03:59.2803+00 , - :

 easmann wrote:

(Expanding on Proclivities' point, and I'm pretty sure he knows this): You get that squeak on an unamplified acoustic guitar to which a microphone has been closely placed, a common practice. It happens when the fingers of the fret hand move quickly from one position to the next and drag across the ribs of the roundwound strings. It's true flatwound strings would reduce the squeaks (as another poster suggested) but they're rarely used on acoustic guitars (they're less bright tonally).

Some guitars have higher "action", a larger distance between the strings and frets, which requires increased finger pressure and leads to more and louder squeaking as do heavier gauge (thicker) strings. ...
 
Also, the squeak is much more pronounced when one slides movable chords (or triads) up and down the neck as opposed to changing open chord shapes from one hand position on the neck.  "Blackbird" by The Beatles has audible string squeaking because McCartney was sliding chord shapes up and down the neck of the guitar.  Most well-known acoustic guitar songs of the rock and folk genres are played with open chords within 0 to 4 frets of the headstock, and there is little movement up and down the neck, so the squeaking is not as pronounced - if at all present.
 
ShamanManu  (somewhere in between)
21:13:33.41784+00 , - :

 Sloggydog wrote:
Another new one on me and again I like it.  Tuned in the right time today.

 
same here {#High-five}
 
Sloggydog  (UK)
09:07:38.81174+00 , - :

Another new one on me and again I like it.  Tuned in the right time today.
 
lily34  (GTFO)
19:43:55.67753+00 , - :

 Proclivities wrote:

He's a pretty skilled guitar player, and some players do leave that sound on there deliberately.  Sometimes that squeak bothers me, but not so much on this tune.  I'm pretty sure it is deliberate on this song, but you never know.

 
that squeak has always appealed to me in songs. funny.
 
lily34  (GTFO)
19:43:04.09909+00 , - :

i really like this.
 
kcar
06:18:16.289+00 , - :

 ick wrote:
Sir, might I suggest a flat-wound string?  

 
What does such a string do? Decrease or stop the squeak and brush of playing fingers? 
 
ShaunJ  (Tsawwassen, BC)
23:07:52.56888+00 , - :

 oldfart48 wrote:

hear hear...or hopefully not to hear......{#Guitarist}

 
Great to hear the "Finkster" again
 
oldfart48  (B.C.)
03:51:01.86328+00 , - :

 ick wrote:
Sir, might I suggest a flat-wound string?  

 
hear hear...or hopefully not to hear......{#Guitarist}
 
estprophet22  (neit hertHereNor here)
03:57:05.15658+00 , - :

 scrubbrush wrote:
I like the sound of this song, but it kind of never went anywhere...

 
Agreed. I was waiting as well. I'm circling back now for another listen. The first really chorus draws you in and then...  yup, still waiting.
 
scrubbrush  (Dark Side of the Cube)
21:26:51.01643+00 , - :

I like the sound of this song, but it kind of never went anywhere...
 
ick  (...out of the primordial ooze)
21:25:20.95297+00 , - :

Sir, might I suggest a flat-wound string?  
 
uilekiek
21:14:43.22937+00 , - :

nice vocals
 
sajitjacob  (Christchurch NZ)
22:51:55.82917+00 , - :

Beep
 
Proclivities  (Paris of the Piedmont)
21:13:57.75647+00 , - :

 xenarocks wrote:
Perhaps he would be good if he could play the guitar.  I hate that finger scraping sound on the strings. 
 

 jt1 wrote:

perhaps a little harsh...I'd describe it as a at least a half-decent song pretty much ruined by the scraping sound.
I'm assuming that beause most guitarists don't do this (most of the time), it is deliberate?
 
He's a pretty skilled guitar player, and some players do leave that sound on there deliberately.  Sometimes that squeak bothers me, but not so much on this tune.  I'm pretty sure it is deliberate on this song, but you never know.
 
scraig  (Santa Barbara, CA)
21:13:28.74304+00 , - :

Thanks for trying incidental...I'll give those songs a listen.

incidental wrote: