Kurt's Thumb use.

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  1. JPMike
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  2. fakejake
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    i've never seen that. can you provide a like to video in which he does it?

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  3. patfarlow
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    try this chords he does : 35342x
    Thumb on the root G7#11
    its from the "east coast love affair" transcription on the Kurt website

  4. fakejake
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    oh shit I'm so stupid today... SURE!! I thought you meant his right thumb.....
    yeah he uses it a lot. especially with the red 335 which has a really tiny neck, I'm sure he'd be able to fret both E and A strings

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  5. JPMike
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    so what would be those chords?

  6. fakejake
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    [+] Embed the video | Video DownloadGet the Flash Video

    thats one of the clips I had in mind. on some chords he is probably just dampening, but i'm pretty sure he also frets a lot with his thumb. ballad in a trio setting kind of calls for somewhat bigger chords than usually...
    using a chord chart of darn that dream you should be able to figure out most of the chords he plays.

  7. Basile865
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    Another cool example - I dont know if Kurt's used this - I'm sure he has - but try this

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