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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: 15
Views: 154

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: 15
Views: 154

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: 15
Views: 154

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: 15
Views: 154

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: 15
Views: 154

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: 4
Views: 77

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: 15
Views: 154

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: 4
Views: 77

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...
by VikingBlues
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: This is how it's supposed to sound.
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: This is how it's supposed to sound.

Nice playing! :cool:

Strat, Casino, SG - 3 very different and very different sounding guitars. More than enough reason for having one of each. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Trying to tame the SG
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Trying to tame the SG

You've done a good job in taming the SG beast there! :cool: Bluesy and Jazzy both, and sounds good to me on both counts. :clap: Yes - there's some "All Your Love" in it, but thankfully without that irritating slide up before every phrase. When you channel the blues like you do it makes sen...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Update - offline - online
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Update - offline - online

Looking good! :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: No Blues, but...
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: No Blues, but...

fenson wrote:A beautiful "phrygian mode" noodling actually :D
:clap:

Phrygian Mode has a beauty and character that lends itself very well to guitar noodling. A strongly guitaristic mode! :cool:

It's possible to find tranquility and peace in Phrygian - rather like those waterways. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: No Blues, but...
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: No Blues, but...

I enjoyed watching and listening to that. I liked your take on and variations on Asturias. :thumbsup: The relaxed mood of the music matched the video footage well. It all looks very peaceful and free of the hubbub of people - are there so few people around in these trips or is it just in the video e...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: pxm - "Sorry Blues"
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: pxm - "Sorry Blues"

Well played and :welcome:

Cubase! Big league stuff there - I've never had the nerve to spend that much on software in case it wasn't compatible ...... or in case I couldn't work out how to use it! :big_smile:
by VikingBlues
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: More Blues Bar songs/recordings
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: More Blues Bar songs/recordings

Good stuff - the music works fine in this format - you're a group of good musicians for sure! :clap:
by VikingBlues
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Still playing DADGAD
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Still playing DADGAD

Flamenco .... not easy to learn - absolutely true! I've tried and failed! :wall: **************** DORIAN Dorian Mode in DADGAD - Fretboard Diagram - Minor Pentatonic + E and B. D Minor Dorian DADGAD.jpg Filled in black circles = Pentatonic Scales. Circles with white centres = additional Phrygian not...
by VikingBlues
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Still playing DADGAD
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Still playing DADGAD

I must have another look at your scale generator Gerd - I didn't realise you could overlay. I really like the way the Phrygian is laid out within the Minor Pentatonic in Standard Tuning. Once an on-line teacher had pointed out in a video lesson how to see that it worked that way. Before then it was ...
by VikingBlues
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Still playing DADGAD
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Still playing DADGAD

Thanks guys! :D Wow! :pray: That is some lovely music! Drowsy Maggie was beautiful It was such a simple piece too - just one note at a time except a few added lower D notes by me for resonance and emphasising the drone/Scots theme. The fullness of sound that the open strings can give in teh right ar...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Still playing DADGAD
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Still playing DADGAD

Evening All I'm still playing and mainly in DADGAD. I did recently get a DADGAD blues book but it's not clicked yet. Partly due to lack of attention being distracted with other playing. Still playing Celtic style DADGAD :music1: https://app.box.com/s/2ctloa60cifcdh72p6z8zc4vv0ofxrzn "Drowsy Mag...
by VikingBlues
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing in a three piece band
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Playing in a three piece band

Lovely blues - the set of challenges raised by the three piece format have been well and truly met, and soundly beaten! :thumbsup: A huge load is put on the guitarist in this scenario, but it works when the playing is at this high level -great piece of blues channelling. Great tone! Enjoyed the list...

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