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by Ulysses
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Phrasing and timing
Replies: 3
Views: 3262

Re: Phrasing and timing

One thing I observed on a jam session yesterday is that my phrasing is also greatly affected by tone. I tend to phrase better when I think of the "tonal" qualities of notes than look at them as just notes, and listening the tone come out of the amp rather than just focusing on the fretboard helps to...
by Ulysses
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Phrasing and timing
Replies: 3
Views: 3262

Phrasing and timing

One of the things overlooked by new players is the ability to formulate and place licks in a solo. I feel like having great phrasing and timing is better than having great knowledge of the fretboard, yet there's little talk about it coming from the greats. I don't think I've heard EC talk about his ...
by Ulysses
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Hussar checks in
Replies: 5
Views: 2740

Re: Hussar checks in

Welcome! Where are you from, if you don't mind me asking?
by Ulysses
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: When is a tele not a tele
Replies: 6
Views: 4368

Re: When is a tele not a tele

Well I love it even though I have an old-man's taste in that type of thing. That's why I hate to admit it :clap:
by Ulysses
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP Dr John
Replies: 4
Views: 2493

Re: RIP Dr John

Nice footage, haven't seen this before.
by Ulysses
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: When is a tele not a tele
Replies: 6
Views: 4368

Re: When is a tele not a tele

I hate to say it but I love the shape of the body. Not a big fan of piezo pickups, though.
by Ulysses
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: blues advice need
Replies: 1
Views: 1867

Re: blues advice need

Well, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time were ones that imitated the blues, and they learnt exactly by learning the songs. You can't fake that, and while it does seem like a grind, I believe it's the quickest way of nailing it down. Perhaps we can all give you some songs that we consid...
by Ulysses
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?
Replies: 15
Views: 5642

Re: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?

Interesting. Transposing melody lines from other songs into blues playing is something I've done a few times without even noticing it at first. I remember having done this with the melody of "Son of a preacher man" recorded by Dusty Springfield, and the chorus from "Chain gang" by Sam Cooke, impleme...
by Ulysses
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Killing Rag
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

Re: Killing Rag

I really like this one. I can imagine it in a Tarantino western, really cool.
by Ulysses
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Your favourite blues record
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Re: Your favourite blues record

Oh yeah, I think everyone's fond of Bluesbreakers with EC. Completely forgot about it.
by Ulysses
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Your favourite blues record
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Your favourite blues record

I like Freddie King's first record, "Freddie King sings" perhaps best. It's filled with classics such as Tore down, Have you ever loved a woman and I love the woman. My personal favourite is "If you believe (In what you do)", Freddie's voice on that is unequaled for me. I also like Willie Dixon's I ...
by Ulysses
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Guitar Effects without Pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 2806

Re: Guitar Effects without Pedals

Lol that's beyond cool.
by Ulysses
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: White room improv
Replies: 10
Views: 4021

Re: White room improv

Too bad, can't imagine the dissapointment. It looks very beautiful, though, and that must have made it even worse :sad: Quite educational thread though, at least for me since I've been searching for a good SG.
by Ulysses
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: White room improv
Replies: 10
Views: 4021

Re: White room improv

Yeah, the Wilkinson hardware and pups are really something for the price. I'm wondering, what was wrong with the Gibbie SG? Yeah, Peter Green got me really really quick. Clapton I've listened to for years but it wasn't before the Beano album that I started to value his playing. Though I only heard a...
by Ulysses
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The price of playing the blues
Replies: 5
Views: 2851

Re: The price of playing the blues

PG and EC are perfect examples (although they don't play here :lol: ), but don't forget BB King and the old masters. PG and EC came to my mind because they discovered the blues unintentionally and found themselves in it, and it must have been great personal suffering that got them over the wall of ...
by Ulysses
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The price of playing the blues
Replies: 5
Views: 2851

The price of playing the blues

... is feeling the blues. My playing skyrocketed in the latest period - the period in which I'm overwhemingly sad. Blues used to be scales and licks but lately it's just this unique expression that only I'm satisfied with. I always felt the blues is not an artistic form - and there's nothing manufac...
by Ulysses
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Something different
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Re: Something different

Unfortumately can't seem to find the first song. This one is quite interesting melodically. Not my sort of music but good stuff for sure.
by Ulysses
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: White room improv
Replies: 10
Views: 4021

Re: White room improv

Well, I removed the track but I can still send it to anyone interested. I'll watch out in the future.
by Ulysses
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: White room improv
Replies: 10
Views: 4021

Re: White room improv

Thank you guys! Very sorry to hear about your arthritis, but acoustic blues is where's it's at :oldie: I picked up my V6 strat first of all because it looked stunning (see pic) and it felt amazing when I tried it. Not sure about their attentiveness to marketing (still skeptical about their choice of...
by Ulysses
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Ramblin'
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Re: Ramblin'

I saw the second video a couple of months ago, I think it was trending on yt or something, but the first one is brilliant as well. The little bends she makes on her chords sound really sweet.