Search found 4406 matches

by VikingBlues
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Minor Groove Blues + a n other
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Minor Groove Blues + a n other

TW45 Full.JPG The guitar that's new to my collection. In 2007 I bought my first good quality acoustic. A Tanglewood TW45 NS. OM sort of size with a cutaway. Sounded so much better than the others in the shop. 7 years on and i hadn't been using it much - I found it an awkward shape and size with pla...
by VikingBlues
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Minor Groove Blues + a n other
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Minor Groove Blues + a n other

About time I tried something at least slightly blues on a recording. Acoustic guitar - tuned to DADGAD - minor blues. Based on an arrangement by Rob MacKillop. but butchered / arranged by me. :music1: Minor Groove Blues.mp3 If I can just throw in a non-blues recording too. First vocals for a year or...
by VikingBlues
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: My new japanese Girl friend!
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: My new japanese Girl friend!

I can play fingerstyle acoustic with no bends, and altered and open tunings make for less strain on left hand finger joints. The more open string notes the less work for the fingers. I'm very happy with all that - given what happened to my Dad having to give up playing piano due to arthritis I wasn'...
by VikingBlues
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: My new japanese Girl friend!
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: My new japanese Girl friend!

I think it's only when I hear / see someone with a Japanese Tokai Les Paul that I'm reminded.

The way my finger joints are these days :sad: i couldn't do all those bends needed for electric blues - therefore i couldn't play one fully if i had it - so that eases the pang of regret pretty well.
by VikingBlues
Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: RIP Charlie Watts
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: RIP Charlie Watts

Again. Too many .... too often .... too sad. :tears: RIP Charlie.
by VikingBlues
Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: R.I.P. Dusty Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: R.I.P. Dusty Hill

Too many .... too often .... too sad. :tears: RIP Dusty.
by VikingBlues
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: GREAT lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: GREAT lesson

Yes indeed - easy to know the basics, and so very, very tricky to play well.
Thanks for posting the link. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: My new japanese Girl friend!
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: My new japanese Girl friend!

WOW!!! Looks great ...... Sounds great ...... Played great !!!!!!!! :clap: A Japanese built Tokai is an excellent buy. Hope you have a long lasting relationship for years and years. That's an impressive signal chain .... I'd need a notebook to keep a track of all the settings. But I bet I'd make it...
by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Basic 12 Bar Song List
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Basic 12 Bar Song List

Hi Matt, and :welcome: Don't know if this link is any good. It says it's a mixture of traditional type songs commonly performed in the blues idiom, and some are public domain. A fairly long list. Need to download the PDF file to get the full song. https://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/blues-guitar-chor...
by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: World wide colab!
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Re: World wide colab!

12bar wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:19 pm :clap: Blues with a little Celtic touch... :thumbsup:
At least we have one for the vocals... :big_smile:
Might be more croak-als than vocals! :D

Mark
by VikingBlues
Mon May 31, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: World wide colab!
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Re: World wide colab!

Funny that - I have an acoustic version of this from six and a bit years ago, and I've no idea how I played it / arranged it! :sad: I suspect it was based on a Michael "Hawkeye" Herman lesson. That said, six years + have made the voice even worse. :big_smile: :music1: St James Infirmary Bl...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 31, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Back in the crowd, acoustic lead, remix
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Back in the crowd, acoustic lead, remix

That's what I call a classy ringtone! I hope the calls you get are worth listening to as much as the ringtone! :D
by VikingBlues
Mon May 31, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: the Gretsch plays again
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

Re: the Gretsch plays again

More good playing, and I like it that you are exploring different styles! :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Good Moaning!
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Re: Good Moaning!

:welcome: to the forum Miguel. :D I hope you have fun in your journey of learning the blues. A wonderful genre of music where the basic rules are pretty simple but the art in turning the playing into something good is a lifetime work - much of it subtleties in playing that can't be shown in books or...
by VikingBlues
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: the Gretsch plays again
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

Re: the Gretsch plays again

Aye - can be slow, and i share in the blame for that. My once regular visits here have really tailed off in retirement. I thought I'd have more spare time for things like visiting this forum. Retired people warned me that you end up with less time when you've retired and they were right! I'm finding...
by VikingBlues
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Learning the blues continuation
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: Learning the blues continuation

Well played - nice phrasing, feel and great guitar tone!
The Southern Rock piece worked particularly well I thought. :clap:
by VikingBlues
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: 12bar shuffles - learning process
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: 12bar shuffles - learning process

Sounds to me like you're getting on real fine! :thumbsup:

You're better off exploring the music of experienced bluesman and decent on-line teachers than hear anything I might say!
I think you'd be able to run rings round me given what i hear you playing.
by VikingBlues
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: A duet, none the worst!
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: A duet, none the worst!

The older I get the more I seem to appreciate stripped down versions of songs as well as the full blown originals. This is no exception! Thanks for posting this link Fenson - enjoyed it a lot. :clap: I also like the way they show they are enjoying the song and getting into the music. There should be...
by VikingBlues
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Sunny Afternoon Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Sunny Afternoon Blues

We could do with many of these sunny April afternoons - nicely delicate, calm and musical. :clap:
by VikingBlues
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Great interview
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Great interview

Thanks for the links Fenson - not watched fully yet, but what I've seen is interesting for sure. :thumbsup: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - one great genre-weaver! Sense of humour too. :D Gerd - all the best to you in your recovery from surgery! :fingerscrossed: Take it easy - nice and easy d...