I was playing my guitar while looking around on youtube and found this. I’m not a great guitar player whatsoever but I know enough to know how hard this is.
Roy Clark makes this look easy and believe me when I tell you…it’s not! He meshes many different techniques and styles in this. I don’t know if you remember in the 80s “finger plucking” was big (around 2:16)…here is Roy doing a little bit of that in the 70s. I’m not a huge country fan but I am a Roy Clark fan…he had a skill set that was unbelievable. He could play country, polka, heavy metal, blues, bluegrass, rock, jazz, or soul.
You can see Tony Randall and Jack Klugman just stop acting and start admiring. Roy Clark was known as a country artist but he could play anything with strings. He starts playing around 27 seconds in…watch his right hand at first and listen to the different rhythms… it is mind-boggling. To play this…your wrist would have to be tension free and very flexible…the plucking part that comes later in the video is great.
I would love to hear from guitar players about this from any genre.
Hope you enjoyed it.