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Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: January 13, 2021 12:45

I believe Wyman played guitar on Heaven, but did he ever play guitar on any other Stones track.I know he played guitar on some of his solo songs, but I have never heard any of his solo songs.Since he also played other instruments on Stones songs like organ , percussion, autoharp and marimbas Im surprised he didn’t play guitar.Not expecting like Paul McCartbeys guitar output with the Beatles .

Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: January 13, 2021 12:55

Main guitar on Heaven in Jagger.

I don't think Bill has ever played guitar on a stones song.

At the time guitar and keyboards were the main instruments that songriters used to compose pop songs, that is why we have Jagger on guitar on many songs and no Bill.

C

Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: January 13, 2021 13:10

Other than Heaven , do you know from his solo songs what style of guitar playing he has.Does he sound like Brian or Keith?But according to the credits Bill does play guitar on Heaven.On an unrelated issue,he did a really good job as a producer for the Tucky Buzzard albums.I think he had talents which weren’t fully exploited while in the band



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Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Date: January 13, 2021 13:40

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Taylor1
Other than Heaven , do you know from his solo songs what style of guitar playing he has.Does he sound like Brian or Keith?But according to the credits Bill does play guitar on Heaven.On an unrelated issue,he did a really good job as a producer for the Tucky Buzzard albums.I think he had talents which weren’t fully exploited while in the band

There are no credits on TY. However, according to interviews (Kimsey) it is Jagger playing guitar. According to Bill, he too played guitar. I only hear one, though.

Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Date: January 13, 2021 13:42

You can hear some of what likely is his strumming here.





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Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 14, 2021 09:14

I’d imagine he’s a fairly competent guitarist. It’d have been interesting to hear how he sounded on the six-string during his peak as the Stones’ bassist.

Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: audun-eg ()
Date: January 14, 2021 14:43

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DandelionPowderman
You can hear some of what likely is his strumming here.





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You can see here that he plays two strings tuned so that he easily can play the boogie figure without having to stretch his fingers. I seem to remember Wyman himself stating in an interview that he couldn't really play the guitar other than some strumming in some open tunings.

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Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 14, 2021 14:47

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You can see here that he plays two strings tuned so that he easily can play the boogie figure without having to stretch his fingers. I seem to remember Wyman himself stating in an interview that he couldn't really play the guitar other than some strumming in some open tunings.

That surprises me, as I've always been under the impression that most bassists are, at least, adequate on guitar.

Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: audun-eg ()
Date: January 14, 2021 15:03

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You can see here that he plays two strings tuned so that he easily can play the boogie figure without having to stretch his fingers. I seem to remember Wyman himself stating in an interview that he couldn't really play the guitar other than some strumming in some open tunings.

That surprises me, as I've always been under the impression that most bassists are, at least, adequate on guitar.

Depends on how you define adequate I guess.

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Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: January 15, 2021 07:11

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audun-eg


You can see here that he plays two strings tuned so that he easily can play the boogie figure without having to stretch his fingers. I seem to remember Wyman himself stating in an interview that he couldn't really play the guitar other than some strumming in some open tunings.

That surprises me, as I've always been under the impression that most bassists are, at least, adequate on guitar.

He said he played bass because his hands were too small to play guitar.

Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: Send It To me ()
Date: January 19, 2021 23:54

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24FPS
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Big Al
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audun-eg


You can see here that he plays two strings tuned so that he easily can play the boogie figure without having to stretch his fingers. I seem to remember Wyman himself stating in an interview that he couldn't really play the guitar other than some strumming in some open tunings.

That surprises me, as I've always been under the impression that most bassists are, at least, adequate on guitar.

He said he played bass because his hands were too small to play guitar.

Ha, didn't stop Paul Simon or Prince, who were both tiny.

Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Date: January 19, 2021 23:59

Being a member of the most solid pair bassist/drummer in rock history is enough...

Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Date: January 20, 2021 01:22

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24FPS

He said he played bass because his hands were too small to play guitar.

Andres Segovia had smaller hands than Jimmy Hendriks. However lots of Segovia's chords are more difficult to play. The entire story about size of the hands/ length of the fingers and the ability to play chords are a matter of practise and technique unless you are still a kid or handicapped.It also depends on the size of the neck etc.

Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: January 20, 2021 02:44

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TheflyingDutchman

Andres Segovia had smaller hands than Jimmy Hendriks. However lots of Segovia's chords are more difficult to play. The entire story about size of the hands/ length of the fingers and the ability to play chords are a matter of practise and technique unless you are still a kid or handicapped.It also depends on the size of the neck etc.

Assuming you mean Hendrix, whose hands may be average, but damn he had long fingers cool smiley


Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: djgab ()
Date: January 20, 2021 04:08

what about Steve Vai's fingers ?


Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Posted by: MKjan ()
Date: January 20, 2021 05:43

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You can see here that he plays two strings tuned so that he easily can play the boogie figure without having to stretch his fingers. I seem to remember Wyman himself stating in an interview that he couldn't really play the guitar other than some strumming in some open tunings.

That surprises me, as I've always been under the impression that most bassists are, at least, adequate on guitar.

He said he played bass because his hands were too small to play guitar.

Ha, didn't stop Paul Simon or Prince, who were both tiny.

tiny.grinning smiley

Re: Bill Wyman as guitarist
Date: January 21, 2021 01:58

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MisterDDDD
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TheflyingDutchman

Andres Segovia had smaller hands than Jimmy Hendriks. However lots of Segovia's chords are more difficult to play. The entire story about size of the hands/ length of the fingers and the ability to play chords are a matter of practise and technique unless you are still a kid or handicapped.It also depends on the size of the neck etc.

Assuming you mean Hendrix, whose hands may be average, but damn he had long fingers cool smiley


As a dutchman I tend to spell his name Hendriks.grinning smiley Damn could he play with his long fingers.

Segovia had short fingers, but damn could he spread his fingers and play. Play it loud.

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