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by VikingBlues
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Blues and a not so Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 35

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: 4
Views: 35

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: 4
Views: 35

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: 366

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: 4318

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: 463

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: 294

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: 532

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: 4318

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: 1971

Re: Slow Blues Shuffle backing jam track in A

:thumbsup: Nice backing track!
by VikingBlues
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab
Replies: 35
Views: 4318

Re: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab

I know what you mean! :thumbsup: The combination of an unfamiliar Windows O/S and an unfamiliar DAW package is intensely baffling and irritating! :angry: In the end it turned out I couldn't get the demo Samplitude to work properly - I was too quick to think I'd cracked it. Even Audacity was a no go ...
by VikingBlues
Sat May 25, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: EC plays Prince
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: EC plays Prince

Still going at 74!
Some of his more recent comments about his ability to play have been quite pessimistic.
Good to see him still managing well. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sat May 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Warming up with...MARK KNOPFLER (Legato Blues Licks)
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Re: Warming up with...MARK KNOPFLER (Legato Blues Licks)

Ooooh - the hand / finger stretching! :yikes:
Would have been a good exercise for me once but I now have 64 year old fingers which have seen better days! :tears:
by VikingBlues
Sat May 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Black Sun Rising
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Black Sun Rising

Thank you Mischa! :D
by VikingBlues
Sat May 18, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab
Replies: 35
Views: 4318

Re: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab

With using a pick for mandolin I guess I've got more used to a pick since I started playing acoustic instruments. I opened up Cakewalk again today and I now can't get it to respond to my midi controller keyboard, or to issue sound. Messages about no audio devices for the current driver model! Means ...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab
Replies: 35
Views: 4318

Re: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab

Sort of got the Audio Working on Cakewalk, and took the opportunity to jam a bit on the "New Orleans" BT while doing so. NOTE - didn't realise my guitar track was set to stereo till playback time - so it's panned hard left as a result! :icon_whoknows: Also quite possibly not quite what I might do if...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 12, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab
Replies: 35
Views: 4318

Re: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab

Spell Checker working now - I had to add on a British English Dictionary. The Firefox Options had the language set right and had the Spell Checker turned on. But maybe it just didn't have a Dictionary installed when i downloaded it. BIZARRE! I've downloaded the Cakewalk DAW, and after some struggles...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab
Replies: 35
Views: 4318

Re: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab

Thanks for the suggestions Gerd. :D I wondered about that being a DVD error too. But I tried it on another non Windows PC (my son still has Win7) and it worked fine. I also tried going onto the Magix Site to do a download - it recognised my licence number, but told me no download was available for t...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab
Replies: 35
Views: 4318

Re: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab

Good luck for your PC - nearly all Win7 programs will run with Win 10, too. :fingerscrossed: Off to a mixed start PC wise. I'd forgotten how much time it takes to get a new PC set up and have old programs and data moved onto it, let alone all the user names and passwords to remember and get set up....