Search found 186 matches

by Blackhorse
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Another one - Devil Walk You Down
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Another one - Devil Walk You Down

Here's another original song by my band (band is called Woodlark).

Acoustic, not sure if this is blues, but it's bluesy - or maybe more like an old spiritual. Just a very simple melody. Maybe kinda Alison Krauss/Union Station?

This is in G, Gerd. No capo this time!



DWalk.mp3 - (7.93 MiB)

by Blackhorse
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Plasterboard Saints (Santa Maria Novella Blues)
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: Plasterboard Saints (Santa Maria Novella Blues)

Thanks Michael, Blindboy - I appreciate your kind words!
by Blackhorse
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: My Town
Replies: 9
Views: 2481

Re: My Town

Sounds great, catchy chorus, and some excellent melodies - I agree with 12bar, this style seems to suit you
by Blackhorse
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Plasterboard Saints (Santa Maria Novella Blues)
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: Plasterboard Saints (Santa Maria Novella Blues)

Hi 12bar, Thanks - yes, I've found that working with a "real" singer (as opposed to people who can sing,or just singing myself), I often have to change key to best suit the vocal range. Luckily for us guitarists, that's a simple enough process, and a capo is essential! Funny story about this one, I ...
by Blackhorse
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Plasterboard Saints (Santa Maria Novella Blues)
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Plasterboard Saints (Santa Maria Novella Blues)

Hi all, :wave: I've been working with a new band, mostly playing acoustic folk, but managing to squeeze some blues in sometimes :high5: This is a recording I made and mixed myself of one of our songs, pretty much a standard 12-bar blues, with the band. This is a rough demo, recorded in our rehearsal...
by Blackhorse
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Dusty Road
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

Re: Dusty Road

Hi VB, You've certainly come on a lot! Recording sounds great, very clear and well-mixed, no problems I can hear - maybe that sounds like faint praise, but I know how difficult it can be to make it sound effortlessly good, and this does! Lyrics are fine, nothing awkward, sounds like you've been writ...
by Blackhorse
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: New guy saying hi
Replies: 8
Views: 5387

Re: New guy saying hi

Looks like he slid n went! :away:
by Blackhorse
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Tedeschi Trucks Band
Replies: 0
Views: 15825

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Love this band, enjoying the new album, but just posting because I have tickets to see them in Hamburg this June. Can't wait! :bb:
by Blackhorse
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Dual Microphones
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

Re: Dual Microphones

Hi VB, that sounds great! Very warm and clear sound, fantastic! I recently got to record some stuff with a pro sound engineer, and he used a matched pair of small condensers on my guitar - don't know what brand/model, but both cardioid, X-Y configuration. Think I'll have to get a pair for myself, ra...
by Blackhorse
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS attack continues - changing tuners on my strat
Replies: 11
Views: 9037

Re: GAS attack continues

The answer to the age-old question "how many guitars do you really need?" is "just one...more!"
by Blackhorse
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Fender Ron Emory Parlour guitar...
Replies: 6
Views: 4004

Re: Fender Ron Emory Parlour guitar...

Hi VB - you remembered some of my songs, I'm touched :-) Good point about factory made guitars, I guess that's always the case. But then I won't be buying anything that's NOT factory made - too expensive! I haven't owned many acoustic guitars - a Yamaha 12-string that was pretty good back in the 90s...
by Blackhorse
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Fender Ron Emory Parlour guitar...
Replies: 6
Views: 4004

Fender Ron Emory Parlour guitar...

First of all, hello again to anyone who remembers me, it's quite a while since I've been on here! Been very busy, mostly with work, but also with my band - coming along nicely thank you! I like small-bodied acoustic guitars, and I recently spotted this in my local music store in Dublin; http://www.m...
by Blackhorse
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Blues Collab, Feat. Vikingblues & Tytlblues
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Re: Blues Collab, Feat. Vikingblues & Tytlblues

Hi VB - nice piece! Your playing has really come on, I see that Tytlblues is pushing you on to great things!! I love the last section with both of you playing together, when it's done well (as it is here) 2 lead guitars sound great together. Cool BT too, the horns really add to the sound.
by Blackhorse
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 3
Views: 1730

Hello again!

:wave: I haven't posted on this site for quite a while :wink: but I've stuck my head in a few times to see what's going on! Good to see a lot of the same names that I remember, and that the site is still going strong- it really is a great resource and a fantastic community :clap: A quick update on m...
by Blackhorse
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Best value Les Paul copy?
Replies: 23
Views: 24211

Re: Best value Les Paul copy?

I started this thread, way back when, so here's an update. I got a Vintage TSB Les Paul, an old 2nd-hand one, but it was certainly good value - I got it for free! A guy I know at work was leaving the country, probably for good, and left one of his guitars with me. It's not one of the newer Wilkinson...
by Blackhorse
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Harley Benton American - Cheap Amp Substitute
Replies: 5
Views: 3765

Re: Harley Benton American - Cheap Amp Substitute

Hi VB, I've noticed these "Joyo" pedals cropping up on the net a lot lately, with some great reviews for cheap clones. I've got an order lined up with Thomann for the Ultimate Drive (OCD clone), and Digital Delay (could be a copy of the Mad Professor's Deep Blue Delay?), and looking for the Sweet Ba...
by Blackhorse
Tue May 22, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: New album from John Mayer
Replies: 3
Views: 2469

Re: New album from John Mayer

This has been available streaming on itunes for a week, and was officially released today. I'm a Mayer fan, so I've listened to it quite a lot, and I like it. There is only one song that is in any way bluesy, "Something Like Olivia", which has a great blues/pop style like some of his best previous s...
by Blackhorse
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Now That Summer Has Gone
Replies: 11
Views: 4139

Re: Now That Summer Has Gone

I did look at the "logic" to scales etc of this - it was way beyond me. I had to laugh at this - it's way beyond me too! This is why I was never big on theory :lol: The sections with chords C F G F G C, and C Em C Em - OK - can cope wth that. When it came to the Am D F Em AM D F part - I lost it bi...
by Blackhorse
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Now That Summer Has Gone
Replies: 11
Views: 4139

Re: Now That Summer Has Gone

Thanks again guys, especially Tytl for the explanation. That makes a lot of sense, it resolves naturally to a C major chord, so I guess the song is in G mixolydian? Cool.
by Blackhorse
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: how do i do......
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Re: how do i do......

Hi 2Wheels, If I'm reading you right, you want to add some music to a post? When you're typing your post, at the bottom of the page beside Options there is a tab that says Upload an Attachment. Click on that and you can upload your music, and when you've uploaded it choose the option to place inline...