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by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: More Gills in a Pink Fish
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Thanks Bb - glad you like the music! :thumbsup:

I'm interested that I turn to my Tanglewood TW133 Parlour (all mahogany) when it comes to songs, but nearly always the Vintage VE2000 GG for non vocal recordings. I guess all that mahogany suits my voice in some way. :icon_whoknows:
by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: More Gills in a Pink Fish
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Thanks guys ... I'll continue working at it then. :thumbsup: Sorry to hear you're no further forward Gerd. :sad: I fear that the use of the same guitar on the two tracks was down to sheer laziness. It's the only acoustic I have tuned to standard tuning and I couldn't be bothered retuning one of the ...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: More Gills in a Pink Fish
Replies: 6
Views: 107

More Gills in a Pink Fish

Sort of based on a fairly typical chord sequence of someone. :think: One track of acoustic guitar playing those chords and one track of it doing a lead line. Pretty much mostly pentatonic and a bit bluesy. Sort of.. Tanglewood TW133 Parlour on both tracks. More Gills in a Pink Fish.mp3 If anyone wan...
by VikingBlues
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Saturday night rig
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Saturday night rig

Nice gear indeed! Very sweet and very cool! :cool:
by VikingBlues
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: 'Nother Newbie Saying "Hi!"
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: 'Nother Newbie Saying "Hi!"

:welcome: to the forum Ray.

Good to see you here. :D

Look forward to hearing more about you and your music and your gear.
by VikingBlues
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Who's there?
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Who's there?

I'm still around, but every year that goes by I seem to have less and less free time. It's taken me three days to catch up with this thread I see. :sad: I'm hoping to make it through to retirement in a few years and hopefully get some more time for things I enjoy. It doesn't help at the moment that ...
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: RIP Lonnie Brooks
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: RIP Lonnie Brooks

Another one in what seems like a terrible long procession. More sadness brought to these days - RIP. :tears:
by VikingBlues
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: R.I.P. Chuck Berry
Replies: 2
Views: 279

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: 232

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: 179

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: 346

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: 367

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: 301

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: 909

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: 376

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: 909

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: 909

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: 376

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: 428

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: 909

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...

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