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GUEST,jeff absolutely beautiful guitar work (108* d) RE: absolutely beautiful guitar work 10 Mar 10

While they're both really well done I'll give my considered opinion. Not fond of capoed arrangements because it give the player a shorter scale for difficult reaches than if he'd played the song w/o one. Easy out, as they say. The other was so 'affected' as to render the melody, virtually indecipherable. Too much self-indulgent latitude for my taste. It's like what most singers do to the US national anthem. The song DOES have a melody, y'know. As does this Bach piece.

Prefer the 2nd version mentioned as the melody is clear and the moving counterpoint basslines are far more interesting. Just wish it would have been done w/o a capo.

Both are brilliant players, though and I'd gladly pay good money to see either of them in a concert setting.

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