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Michael Hedges a Radical Modernism of the Acoustic Guitar’s Sequence

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Michael Hedges was born on December 31, 1953.  He was an American acoustic guitarist.  He was an art school writer who mainly applied his typically skilled melodic environment in arrangement with radical modernism to “reinvent” the fortified sequence acoustic guitar. He united many strange methods on the acoustic guitar with an extensive variety of musical methods, and was also a careful and enormously dynamic player in recital, a “Paganini” of the guitar.

He is recognized for utilizing in some songs two manual tapping manners, almost a contrapuntal method of numerous voices. He utilized the fingers of his right hand to perform harmonic "chords" at the 5th, 7th or 12th fret. He utilized the left hand for melodic or rhythmic hammer-ons and pull-offs, and frequently utilized the right hand hammer-ons, predominantly on deep notes, in addition to atypical strumming, that performed, as mentioned, independent tones to the right hand.

His first records, “Breakfast in the Field and Aerial Boundaries”, were high points for the acoustic guitar, even though other musicians were also included, for the most part the bassist Michael Manring. He then changed to performing and composing, while he would occasionally make a come back to more guitar-centred melodies.

Hedges died in a car accident in 1997. His incomplete last songs were concluded in the record Torched, with the assistance of his friends Graham Nash and David Crosby.

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