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by VikingBlues
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: GREAT lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 504

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: 4
Views: 528

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: 581

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: 2189

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: 2189

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: 744

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: 1477

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: 1121

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: 1477

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: 494

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: 646

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: 760

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: 816

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: 871

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...
by VikingBlues
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Hello from a newcomer
Replies: 4
Views: 3662

Re: Hello from a newcomer

:welcome: Liam, even if it is a very late one! :D
by VikingBlues
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: You wanna deep dive into Chicago Blues...
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Re: You wanna deep dive into Chicago Blues...

Nice! :dance: But slide on pinky doesn't work for me. :icon_whoknows: It was the same for me. :sad: Until I got a decent quality made to measure glass slide from Diamond Bottlenecks. Huge difference. I like the better mix you can do of fingered single notes and chords plus the slide when the pinkie...
by VikingBlues
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: More Gills in a Pink Fish
Replies: 19
Views: 13549

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

I'm afraid in the UK we have political parties mainly inhabited by people who think that lies are acceptable and use them so regularly that it's become a habit that they can't break. All these lies then spawn a mistrust by the public in those in power and contributes to the disregard for orders give...
by VikingBlues
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Back to the blues...
Replies: 5
Views: 3002

Re: Back to the blues...

"The Blues After a While" just exudes blues-iness! Seems your exploration of far-east music hasn't stopped you channelling Delta. :thumbsup:

"Sunburst64..." singe sweetly too. A treat to hear both these recordings Fenson! :D
by VikingBlues
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: More Gills in a Pink Fish
Replies: 19
Views: 13549

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

That's some choppy waters to battle - good video and the music does fit - well done. :D Was that a roll at the end? :yikes: So far no members of the close family have had issues with Corona. I've just been given details of an appointment for the first dose of a vaccine - involving a 60 mile round tr...
by VikingBlues
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Hanging MIDI notes
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Re: Hanging MIDI notes

Great video. Majestic views and beautiful music - nice arrangements and sounds! :clap: Not so keen on the majestic steep slopes and loose crumbly rocks and stones. :D But I'm a vertigo sufferer. :sad: Going back to the hanging notes I saw that there is a button to click in the Cherry Audio Polymode ...