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by VikingBlues
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: R.I.P. Chuck Berry
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: R.I.P. Chuck Berry

RIP Chuck. :sad:

A good idea to highlight his overlooked Blues playing too Gerd! :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Newbie

:welcome: to the forum Alan - look forward to hearing more from you. :D
by VikingBlues
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Nothing...
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Nothing...

A good form of medicine to help send your virus on its way! :thumbsup:

Perhaps you're right and there were "lots of wrong notes" but there were many, many more right ones.

Good to hear your playing anyway!
by VikingBlues
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Drinkin' Blues YouTube Channel
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Drinkin' Blues YouTube Channel

Very enjoyable acoustic blues from your trio Giorgio - well played! :clap:

I look forward to hearing more from you all. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Experimental Mood
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Experimental Mood

Very moody and good to listen to. A good mix of blues and experimental. :clap: :thumbsup:

Yes - the second part does indeed have a pyschedelic edge to it.

Was it just my ears playing up or was the pedalboard providing some faint chirruping early on that sounded like cicadas?
by VikingBlues
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Hi from newest site Newby
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Hi from newest site Newby

:welcome: to the forum Mike ('Zozzie'). :D I'm always happy to see someone sing the praises of slow blues - for years I've been trying to prove to myself that less is more. In my case less certainly more successful as the more notes there are the less feeling my attempts at playing seem to have. I g...
by VikingBlues
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One of mine and a folk Trad PD
Replies: 23
Views: 559

Re: One of mine and a folk Trad PD

That's a fascinating project Fenson - interesting how it sounds so familiar and alien all at the same time! You've got me really intrigued about the possibilities of such fragmental arranging. Thanks for doing that - I enjoyed the experience! :thumbsup: :cool: One of the good things about trying a n...
by VikingBlues
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Empty Bed Blues
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Empty Bed Blues

Thanks Gerd - yes, Rob MacKillops video channel is on my subscription list. His books on old Scots music are probably the main reason I got so interested in starting to explore the Celtic genre. :thumbsup: He has done a lot of work and research on early music and plays such a wide variety of instrum...
by VikingBlues
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One of mine and a folk Trad PD
Replies: 23
Views: 559

Re: One of mine and a folk Trad PD

Yes - a close relation to the Phrygian (my favourite minor mode) to my way of thinking.
It has a major 3rd and major 7th instead of the Phrygians flattened 3rd and 7th.

The Byzantine has that Phrygian b2 which I feel has such a lot to do with the Arabic sound the way I play.
by VikingBlues
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One of mine and a folk Trad PD
Replies: 23
Views: 559

Re: One of mine and a folk Trad PD

Cheers Blindboy. :D I find it is much easier playing the guitar part while imagining the vocal, and then recording the vocal after. It allows for more feeling in the vocal and also allows getting just the right balance volume wise between the two parts. But it does feel like cheating so I have to tr...
by VikingBlues
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Empty Bed Blues
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Empty Bed Blues

I've not played any acoustic blues for about 3 months. I did get a book by Rob MacKillop on DADGAD blues recently and have started to look at that. One of his pieces immediately made some sort of sense and also got me managing some variations on what he suggested / played. So here's a hybrid of his ...
by VikingBlues
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Small Change on E Street
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Small Change on E Street

Good value for small change and very fluent and fluid! :cool:

Listening to this was a good way to start the day. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One of mine and a folk Trad PD
Replies: 23
Views: 559

Re: One of mine and a folk Trad PD

Just to say reference your earlier post I didn't take any of your words as an attack on me or as blind criticism Fenson. No worries! :thumbsup: Learning technique and theory can be fun if it's geared towards playing and is using that in a practical way to demonstrate the possibilities. When it stops...
by VikingBlues
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One of mine and a folk Trad PD
Replies: 23
Views: 559

Re: One of mine and a folk Trad PD

I think we have to agree to disagree on my abilities! :D But that's the good thing about a forum - to be able to put different points of view across. I don't know if I've got a low boredom threshold or don't know enough about music to appreciate its finer points (or both!), but I really find very li...
by VikingBlues
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One of mine and a folk Trad PD
Replies: 23
Views: 559

Re: One of mine and a folk Trad PD

Your musical understanding is way ahead of mine Fenson and yes, it's more than likely I misunderstand Form and Style concepts. Self evident to me in that I don't really understand what you've said about them - but that's my fault, not yours! :D As for the 5 minutes barrier I should have made obvious...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One of mine and a folk Trad PD
Replies: 23
Views: 559

Re: One of mine and a folk Trad PD

Hmm ... a touch of crossover .... that's an intriguing thought! :D You're right about that fixed form in blues too - it has the same way of becoming a major problem if the length of the piece being played goes on too long - that 5 minute barrier gets broken in blues and it needs to be a collaboratio...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One of mine and a folk Trad PD
Replies: 23
Views: 559

Re: One of mine and a folk Trad PD

Thanks Michael and Gerd for bothering with what is far from the Blues! :D I wouldn't favour one of these recordings over the other Michael - the two are very different genre and style. The challenge of one was in creating the music, the challenge of the other was with interpretation and the arrangem...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: An Effigy
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: An Effigy

I hope to have at least something of her desire to keep exploring new avenues the older I get.

If a Martin it's the closest I'll get to one Gerd! :big_smile:
by VikingBlues
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One of mine and a folk Trad PD
Replies: 23
Views: 559

One of mine and a folk Trad PD

I quite liked the way a recent attempt at a composition worked out - I was trying to avoid Celtic / Scots sounds, but still tuned in DADGAD. :music1: http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13531213 'Off the Radar' The Vintage VE2000GG recorded on dual Avantone small diaphragm condensers (omni + cardioid...
by VikingBlues
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: An Effigy
Replies: 5
Views: 215

An Effigy

Bit of a surprise when we visited my Mum yesterday. A new project at the arts and crafts group she goes to each week (why not learn new things in your 80s) produced a clay model of her guitar playing offspring. http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu285/almerasooty/P1000313_zpsjszurnmv.jpg I wish I wa...

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