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by VikingBlues
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Bad news from a lengendary drummer
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Bad news from a lengendary drummer

R.I.P Ginger. Most definitely a one-off with a style all of his own. So very talented. :tears:
by VikingBlues
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Win 10 Cracked ... at last!
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Win 10 Cracked ... at last!

Thanks for the suggestion. :D Google tried to translate but the result wasn't very clear! From what I've seen it's quite a complex task to understand one of the win32 win64 bridges. I struggle a lot anyway when it comes to understanding anything to do with MIDI. Not that it's a major issue while my ...
by VikingBlues
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: VERY slow Blues jam track (G)
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: VERY slow Blues jam track (G)

Excellent backing track - thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
I could hear lines of music going on in my head listening to it - always a good sign. :clap:
by VikingBlues
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Win 10 Cracked ... at last!
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Win 10 Cracked ... at last!

Thank you kind sir! :D I've managed to install one of the Garritan Orchestral programs - "Instant Orchestra" and that seems to be working OK. :phew: I'll probably wait till next weekend to try out the "Personal Orchestra 5" - I don;t like to rush these things or be under a tight deadline. But unfort...
by VikingBlues
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Noodling for a short video
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Noodling for a short video

:clap: I have really liked your music for these sort of videos and this is no exception.

You have captured a sense of calm serenity and happiness in the music - which I assume is what you get from being on the water. :cool:
by VikingBlues
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Win 10 Cracked ... at last!
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Win 10 Cracked ... at last!

After 5 months I have finally got a DAW and my USB interface to work on the new Windows10 PC. :banana: So at least if my ailing old Win7 PC gives up I can still record on to computer. A 2020 version of Magix Samplitude Music Studio is recently out, and I tried the free test evaluation option. Much t...
by VikingBlues
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: pxm - "Moonshine on My Shoes"
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: pxm - "Moonshine on My Shoes"

That is quite different ...... and interesting. :thumbsup:
The first half is very free-form!
A fresh take on a blues is no bad thing!
by VikingBlues
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: I Need My Bed Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: I Need My Bed Blues

You're right - we need to be thankful for that.
Looking at things in a positive way .... a good idea. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: I Need My Bed Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: I Need My Bed Blues

Cheers! Glad you liked it. :thumbsup: Very happy to see any sort of reference to John Lee Hooker made about a piece I played - my favourite of the blues guys of that era. :pray: I guess his minimalism appeals to me as I'm fond of that too. Funny - part of the reason for having 4 acoustic guitars was...
by VikingBlues
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: I Need My Bed Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 403

I Need My Bed Blues

Absent for some time, and finally got around to noodling some acoustic blues. Very free form, but hopefully blues feel. In DADGAD (influenced by Rob MacKillop DADGAD Blues book), which feels like standard tuning for me now! :music1: I Need My Bed Blues.mp3 Hope it's OK. Plus a semi improvised piece ...
by VikingBlues
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Blues and a not so Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 3009

Re: A Blues and a not so Blues

Ah ha - Mariae Nascenti - Milan if I'm nor mistaken! :think:

Though I confess to not recognising anything else. Looks great though, and very mush as i remember it looking in general.
All that's missing from looking at the pictures is hearing the bells ringing. Atmosphere! :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Blues and a not so Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 3009

Re: A Blues and a not so Blues

Very kind of you to be so positive about my Torpor Blues! Much appreciated. :D I was surprised how much fun the root note drone playing turned out to be. It does give more freedom over timing than a backing track I guess, though it's obviously less musically rich. I hope you enjoyed Italy - the smil...
by VikingBlues
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Blues and a not so Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 3009

A Blues and a not so Blues

I thought I'd posted this yesterday. Maybe so long away I've forgotten how to start a thread! Or is it just :oldie: ? I seem to have no time for anything recently but I did manage a bit of acoustic blues of a sort, and with my absence here I thought I'd post it just to say Hello, I'm still around, a...
by VikingBlues
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: NGD Epiphone Sorrento "1962" Ltd Ed 50th Anniversary Reissue
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Re: NGD Epiphone Sorrento "1962" Ltd Ed 50th Anniversary Reissue

Bargain indeed!! :thumbsup:

If it plays as well as it looks that's a great addition to the stable - congratulations. :cool:
by VikingBlues
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab
Replies: 35
Views: 9798

Re: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab

Thanks for the positive comment! :D

It's a sod the way work gets in the way of our personal life and things we do want to do.
Bad enough getting home at a normal time with the brain battered to a pulp and no energy reserves left for guitar. :sad:
by VikingBlues
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Phrasing and timing
Replies: 3
Views: 2023

Re: Phrasing and timing

I'm with you there on the importance of phrasing and timing. I remember the struggle in early days when trying to play blues of playing everything precisely on the beat .... WRONG!!!! :wall: The approach of trying to imitate a (good blues) singer is useful, particularly if you can get to the point o...
by VikingBlues
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Hussar checks in
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Re: Hussar checks in

:welcome: to the forum. :D

Hope you enjoy the journey of playing blues. The basics may be simple but to turn those basics into your own "voice" and style is a lifetimes trip.
A lot of fun along the way! :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fathers Day
Replies: 3
Views: 2331

Re: Fathers Day

Most kids think that their Dad is the coolest. We were lucky that it was the truth. Dad taught me to shoot, ride horses and motorcycles, drive, back a trailer, clean fish and small game, wrench on cars and bikes, repair guitars (brother Jesse took that one a lot farther than I did), and many other ...
by VikingBlues
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab
Replies: 35
Views: 9798

Re: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab

OK - I've carried out my attempt on the full BT just to see if I can still manage more than a creaky 40 seconds. So here's a very creaky 4 minutes+! :wink: :music2: See You in New Orleans a la VB.mp3 It's ridiculous - I'd almost forgotten how to connect the Weber Micro Mass attenuator to the SCXD am...
by VikingBlues
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Slow Blues Shuffle backing jam track in A
Replies: 2
Views: 2747

Re: Slow Blues Shuffle backing jam track in A

:thumbsup: Nice backing track!