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by VikingBlues
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: minor 6
Replies: 4
Views: 15

Re: minor 6

For me 6 chords are a reminder that barre chords aren't that bad after all! I'll be honest and say I've not really explored them very much. Don't know if this video demo of 6ths (which is not too jazz influenced) will be helpful - the second half is minor 6ths, the first half is major. https://www.y...
by VikingBlues
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A fun jam I did on Wikiloops
Replies: 12
Views: 66

Re: A fun jam I did on Wikiloops

I'd certainly join in :thumbsup: , but the mind is a blank at the moment about what it could be.
My mind is also a blank about everything else .... it's been a long week! :sad:
by VikingBlues
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A fun jam I did on Wikiloops
Replies: 12
Views: 66

Re: A fun jam I did on Wikiloops

Hey Mark thanks, been on and off Wikiloops for some time.....that site is all about collaborations, and can be fun....as for failures......I've yet to hear a "Failure" from you!!! Cheers I did use to go on Wikiloops, but the trouble about collabs there is, unlike this forum, I didn't feel I knew th...
by VikingBlues
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Demonicon [metal]
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: Demonicon [metal]

I can admire the technique and precision, and the energy flows at high voltage. :thumbsup: I'm afraid the closest I get to metal in my listening these days is where it's another genre with a touch of metal, like the prog band Riverside. Even in my youth it would only extend as far as Sabbath who sta...
by VikingBlues
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A fun jam I did on Wikiloops
Replies: 12
Views: 66

Re: A fun jam I did on Wikiloops

Tasty jam. :thumbsup:

It's more difficult to trade licks with a singer than to just jam over a backing track.
As I know from some failures in my past!

Your guitar part fits in perfectly and sounds like it was played at the same time as all the other instruments / vocal. :clap:
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Recording Secrets - Please Share Yours...
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: Recording Secrets - Please Share Yours...

Thank you, VikingBlues. I have taken note of all the great tips given. It really is a struggle with no one around to give assistance. Last year I bought Reaper and a focusrite interface unit. After many agonizing hours, I gave up and went back to Boss Digital Recorder. I plan to mic a Fender Super ...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Sweet Vibrato - Monster Mike Welch
Replies: 11
Views: 69

Re: Sweet Vibrato - Monster Mike Welch

A good vibrato can make for some fine listening - Peter Green, BB King, Paul Kossoff, three of my favourites, and many others besides. A big part of the players attributes of those that play the slower soulful stuff ...... my favourite. :D Makes sense to borrow certain qualities from great players, ...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Recording Secrets - Please Share Yours...
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: Recording Secrets - Please Share Yours...

I sort of have have two different recording setups / routines for acoustic and for electric. The DAW is the same for both - I've settled on Magix Samplitude Music Studio software, because it was the only one of several DAWs I tried that would work properly under Windows Vista on a laptop that combin...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: ES means Electric-Spanish...
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Thanks Tytl. :D It's a shame that classical guitars are so tough on the left hand - flat wide fretboard and some horrendous stretches for notes. Off limits now. Good memories are worth holding onto BB - I have memories of my father and classical music, but piano rather then guitar. I think it did cr...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Mining the Sea
Replies: 7
Views: 49

Re: Mining the Sea

tytlblues wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:11 am
Yep...this is just lovely VB!!!...wonderful sounds from that scale!! Beautiful acoustic tone as well!
Thank you kind Sir. :thumbsup:

I would also thank Vintage, the luthier Rob Armstrong, and Gordon Giltrap, for combining to make such a great sounding affordable acoustic. :clap:
by VikingBlues
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: ES means Electric-Spanish...
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

As this thread has the "Spanish" theme ....

Play in even a tuning like Csus2 and if it's minor scale then eventually there's a stopover in Spanish territory. :big_smile:
This little routine fell under the fingers today for some reason.

:music1:


Spanish Sea Sus 2.mp3 - (2.07 MiB)

by VikingBlues
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Did I mention I'm now on Soundcloud?
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Did I mention I'm now on Soundcloud?

I'm really impressed with the way you manage to play those solo electric guitar pieces and make them sound so soulful and full of feeling Fenson. :clap:

I had to wait before I shifted to acoustic steel string before I got anywhere at all with doing that.
by VikingBlues
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?
Replies: 11
Views: 101

Re: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?

Michael "Hawkeye" Herman, a blues guitar instructor I found incredibly helpful, would approve of the Blindboy technique there. :thumbsup: He encourages pupils to experiment and while learning from what he plays you're not to copy, but to use the general ideas and concepts to play what you feel in a ...
by VikingBlues
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Mining the Sea
Replies: 7
Views: 49

Re: Mining the Sea

I'm grateful for your positive responses there guys! It's not a great time of year work-wise, or weather wise and the guitar is a welcome oasis where I can lose myself and forget reality for a while. To get complements as well is a welcome bonus! :D Fenson - that Celtic influence seems to have seepe...
by VikingBlues
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Mining the Sea
Replies: 7
Views: 49

Mining the Sea

I don't know what genre this is, but I thought it was about time I threw another of my strange acoustic efforts into the forum here. Been a while! Not really even a hint of blues I'm afraid, but like the blues can be, it is happily for me entirely improvised. I love improvisations on an acoustic in ...
by VikingBlues
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Eric Clapton struggling to play guitar because of damage to his nervous system
Replies: 8
Views: 5702

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

I hadn't heard that about John McLaughlin. As with all players where poor health strips away abilities I feel very sad for him. I recall vividly the first time I saw him with the Mahavishnu Orchestra - one of those very memorable musical experiences I've had. I know first hand about how arthritis cu...
by VikingBlues
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?
Replies: 11
Views: 101

Re: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?

I'm afraid that even when I was trying to play a lot of electric blues (I've been sidetracked into acoustic guitar and the more celtic / folk sorts of genre) I never managed to get on at all well with blues licks. First they often ended up sounding nothing like the licks demonstrated and second the ...
by VikingBlues
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 69

Re: Hello from Texas

:welcome: to the forum Hellhoundsonme! Hope you enjoy it here. :D That "raw slightly distorted guitar" territory you mention is a good place to be. :thumbsup: Maybe it's an age thing. It was when I was around 50 that I discovered the blues properly, about 5 years after I took up guitar again after a...
by VikingBlues
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: SSL (https) installed
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: SSL (https) installed

Working OK for me so far thanks Gerd. :thumbsup: All I had to do was set up a new bookmark for the page to log in - the old bookmark took me to a text only page with the various page links on it. That's a plus on the security improvement. I appreciate your efforts on keeping this forum on the go and...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: pxm - "Whats It All About"
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: pxm - "Whats It All About"

Oooh - nice sounds and some cool note combinations. A bit different to the usual - good one! :thumbsup: