Somebody That I Used To Know – Mike Dawes – Live At Cedars Hall


I’m going to start this next song with… …a little bit of a guitar lesson… …for the guitarists and non-guitarists alike. The style of music that i play is a little bit unusual to a lot of people but is actually very very simple although it seem rather complex it’s all to do with building lots and lots of very simple layers so when I’m writing a piece of music in this style I’ll start with something simple like a bassline just like this, ok? very simple, it’s just a bassline no offense to any bassists, but it doesn’t have to be that complicated. two notes is fine some of the best bassline in the world are two notes that’s one… I… that’s the only one I can think of right now the bassline is played by the right hand just sort of picking the strings like this, ok? let me get out the guitar and the guitar is played by sort of adding hammer-ons to the frets down here you see, I’m not picking the strings. I’m just sort of pressing down bass and guitar… and now drums… now, the drums are played by the right hand sort of hitting the wood of the guitar, just like this. Just like a drum it’s worth mentioning at this point, by the way, if anyone here books concerts I’m considerable cheaper to hire than… bass, guitar and… I like to think: more space in the van so we have our bass, our guitar and our drums but we are still missing one layer, the most important layer of all the melody this song is dedicated to all of your ex-boyfriends and girlfriends Somebody that I used to know here we go!

100 Replies to “Somebody That I Used To Know – Mike Dawes – Live At Cedars Hall”

  1. So much love for this live cut. Thanks Wells people and internet. See you again on the UK tour in Feb/Mar 2018. Dates in the description of my channel vids and tix on sale <3

  2. Am I the only one that can't stand this guy? Like I really appreciate his talent and am super jealous that I can't do it but his little intro to the song is just ridiculous

  3. That was a great story about playing several different instruments…but not nearly as good as it was when Tommy Emmanuel told it first! Youโ€™re a flippin hack, Donโ€™t take title to other professionals work! You should be ashamed of yourself!

  4. โค๏ธ the comments almost as much as the performance – Talented guy, Mike. Let's see a Spotify link in your description to get you to where you need to be ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Heโ€™s doing 4 things at the same time.
    1. Playing chords 2. Playing melody 3. Percussion 4. Flying hair from his left shoulder to his right constantly

  6. It is fabulous keep going and please try to send easy tutorial of your turned out videos because it is so difficult and i have tried so many times but won't able to play with all my four fingers bleeded

  7. I've been learning guitar for one month now and I can play a few basic chords pretty well rn . The reason I want to learn guitar is because of fingerstyle guitar . But here you guys are saying like it's an mission impossible or sth . So the question is it really that difficult to play that style?

  8. Just watched this guy & after it finished I turned around & watched as โ€œmy guitar gently weepsโ€.
    Both me & my guitar now feel utterly inadequate. My fingers should not be allowed to soil itโ€™s fretboard anymore.๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ญ

  9. This is what I call "getting the most out of your guitar" ! Your use of harmonics, tapping, hammer-ons and pull offs, percussion mixture of chord/melody were absolutely masterful !

  10. Love your playing Mike, one bit of constructive criticism if I may. In order to appeal to a wider audience, loose the hair. When you flip it over your shoulder to get it out of your way it's very unappealing. Just one mans observation.

  11. Love your playing Mike, one bit of constructive criticism if I may. In order to appeal to a wider audience, loose the hair. When you flip it over your shoulder to get it out of your way it's very unappealing. Just one mans observation.

  12. How dude you do that so great pinch harmonica! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  13. The way this guy's hands move, the amazingness of the sound and precision, yep, this guy has a sharingan.

  14. How far have I gone to the weirdest side of YouTube?? I even saw spider fingers in this video…

    I love guitars, but I don't think I could sleep well tonight, I guess.

    (hahaha I'm not judging, I'm just amazed by how coordinated his fingers were.)

  15. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Skills ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿค˜ โœŒ๏ธ โ™ฅ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

  16. A beautiful thing it is the "acoustic" guitar. Touch and feel are intimately connected with wood and wire while being held next to the body. Nothing can replicate it. A beautiful thing it is…….

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