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by mjo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gibson could be facing bankruptcy!
Replies: 10
Views: 7506

Re: Gibson could be facing bankruptcy!

They'll weather it fine, I'd guess. The tough part would be peeps losing jobs. Popular music doesn't seem to be "guitar driven" these days ..??.. I don't really keep up with pop music any more, so I can't say that for certain. If it is a market trend, then the other makers won't be hiring either. :i...
by mjo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Eric Clapton struggling to play guitar because of damage to his nervous system
Replies: 11
Views: 12865

Re: Eric Clapton struggling to play guitar because of damage to his nervous system

! Wow ! Thanks for those links ! Eric is quite a guy. He comes off very lucid, honest and even humble. ..he'd be okay if he had to give up guitar .. he said so -lol I think I have to buy that film. Even I, a young buck in his mid fifties have to admit that I don't have the dexterity I used to. He's ...
by mjo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?
Replies: 15
Views: 10255

Re: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?

Boy, this thread is the gift that keeps on giving ... lol I was working on Hide Away this morning and there's some specific things I want to hear in there. Guess what they are, ..licks ...yup, it's true. One of them comes from Jeff Healy, my nearest recollection anyway, been a long time since I hear...
by mjo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: minor 6
Replies: 10
Views: 6500

Re: minor 6

No need for apologies, was an interesting tangent. but yes, from what I've seen the -6 is used either as a modal vamp, or a substitute for another chord. ..and there's nothing wrong with crossing over into jazz, Robben Ford makes some fine music doing just that :D

-cheers
by mjo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A song and a tune
Replies: 8
Views: 2710

Re: A song and a tune

I quite like both of those, simple, yet compelling.
You have a Mark Knopfler-ish thing going on The Drinking Gourd. Well done !

-best,
Mike
by mjo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: minor 6
Replies: 10
Views: 6500

Re: minor 6

Do you have any concerns about soloing over a Blues Song that has minor 6 chords instead of minor 7 chords? You would have many bars of consecutive minor 6 chords to solo over. I am going to plug them into my Band in a Box program and see how they sound. I know they make the progressions go more Ja...
by mjo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: minor 6
Replies: 10
Views: 6500

Re: minor 6

Thank you all for the replies, I appreciate that ! I should've been a a little more specific and said that I'm looking for solo / melodic options over these chords, mainly an academic / practice perspective, for now. There's no "problem" with those chords, of course, the tune moves fast enough that ...
by mjo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A fun jam I did on Wikiloops
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

Re: A fun jam I did on Wikiloops

Well done on the jam ! ... seems to be the consensus :thumbsup: I love the fact that everyone here is more interested in good music than showing off their chops ...more thumbs up.. Also, thank you for introducing me to wikiloops, I had the radio feature going at work today. ...still working on the r...
by mjo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: minor 6
Replies: 10
Views: 6500

minor 6

Hi all I'm wondering how you folks handle a minor 6 chord, when you see one on a lead sheet. Function being the trick, I'm not talking about something like Miles Davis So What, but more along the lines of Georgia on my Mind. I have several of these listed on my music and have, so far only determined...
by mjo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Demonicon [metal]
Replies: 8
Views: 6576

Re: Demonicon [metal]

Actually, I don't mind a little metal .. and you kinda had me at the start. What got to me though was the drums, I can't listen to that constantly. If you can break that up with a little funk and grove, I'd like that better.

! Rock on !
by mjo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?
Replies: 15
Views: 10255

Re: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?

: Random thought for the day...
Wanna learn a lick, or two ?? .. learn the intro to Loan me a Dime - Boz Scaggs ... there's no "licks" in it -LOL_
These guys are just totally into this tune ... makes me want to join a band....

...this has been a public service announcement ... :away:
by mjo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Recording Secrets - Please Share Yours...
Replies: 8
Views: 5648

Re: Recording Secrets - Please Share Yours...

OK, this is good ! Thanks peeps ! I got Logix with my Mac, but by the time I got around to trying it, I'd upgraded my OS and ..poof.. no more Logix... I have to check out Linux now. I've heard great things, but this the first time someone mentions it for recording. I swear, one day I'll be able to p...
by mjo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Sweet Vibrato - Monster Mike Welch
Replies: 11
Views: 5955

Re: Sweet Vibrato - Monster Mike Welch

Ah-ha ... and lol. "monster" mike was the the "player who shall remain nameless" from an earlier post I made. He knows every lick in the book .. and he's not afraid to use them. He's very accomplished, gotta give him credit, but not much fun to listen to.. just my opinion. As for vibrato I like BB, ...
by mjo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Musicians you might like...
Replies: 2
Views: 4089

Re: Musicians you might like...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Doep4ZkTwQ

Some great players I've never heard of. Thanks for that.
In the same spirit, here's someone you may not have heard of (above). I can't understand a word he's saying, but you get a good look at what he's doing :D
by mjo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?
Replies: 15
Views: 10255

Re: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?

Good question .. and I believe, to some extent everyone uses some "stock phrases". We all started playing because we heard some record and said " I gotta do that" :D The key is, as others have said, to use those licks as a stepping stone to get around to your own music / voice. One of my favorite pl...
by mjo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Tutorials
Replies: 2
Views: 3841

Tutorials

I've just spent over an hour going through some of the tutorials here and I have to say GREAT JOB !! You state several times that the point of these transcriptions is to look at how these things work with the harmony - right on the money ! ...I've just heard a "monster" blues player, who shall remai...
by mjo
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Spammers and stats...
Replies: 5
Views: 4842

Re: Spammers and stats...

Hi 12bar, and all :D 1st: ..you can see I'm not big on participation, sorry, I don't have many posts at either of the forums Im 'registered in -hehe- ..it's actually 3 forums :big_smile: I am very glad this place is here ! There are not many blues forums out there and I really appreciate you keeping...
by mjo
Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Limehouse Blues
Replies: 7
Views: 4094

Re: Limehouse Blues

I loved this tune.....( I'm finding lots of good stuff here tonight ) ....you said: "recorded on his iphone" - I thought it'd be terrible -LOL- ..but it was GREAT !
I looked up the Shot House Boys ( your link ) ..and loved it ! Keep it up !

-best,
Mike
by mjo
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Different Blues in G Collab
Replies: 15
Views: 8472

Re: A Different Blues in G Collab

I just had to pop in and say nice job on this ! ....I hope to get in on one of these,..some day ...when I solve my error over here :D

I can't help but give a shout to coucos09 - you got some nice stuff going here !

Cheers to all of you !
by mjo
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Major Ballad
Replies: 18
Views: 9234

Re: A Major Ballad

!!! This is absolutely BRILLIANT !!!
...some of the best playing I've heard, period !! You played this with confidence and it shows. GREAT work !!
My only complaint is it's too short :D ....got any more ?? You could fill a cd with this stuff and I'd buy 2.

:clap: Encore ....

-best,
Mike