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by spoonful
Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: iPad apps
Replies: 0
Views: 2167

iPad apps

Anyone tried any blues or guitar apps you would recommend?
by spoonful
Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Lazy Eric
Replies: 1
Views: 2861

Lazy Eric

Remembered that Keith Richards once said that Eric Clapton happened to be even lazier than himself, but with all this teaming up with cream, jj cale, winwood, beck and now Marsalis plus making his own albums, he doesn't feel that lazy ... do you think?
by spoonful
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Learnin the thrill is gone
Replies: 10
Views: 8977

Re: Learnin the thrill is gone

I agree, it can be fun to watch a perfect "imitation" of like say "Crossroads", because you understand the hard work of nailing it note by note. But at the same time it seems a bit odd. For practise yes, but in performance? Do they have a personal problem? "I am EC" or ...
by spoonful
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Thumb on neck?
Replies: 3
Views: 3402

Thumb on neck?

Still on my "fluidity trip" I notice that I sometimes lift my thumb from the neck when practising scales, and just play "uncorrect?" without the support from the thumb. How about you guys ? On or off the neck?
by spoonful
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: dexterity
Replies: 3
Views: 3445

dexterity

:sad: During autumn I've been traning dexterity for about 30 minutes almost every night to get the right fluidity and clean hits on the strings.Then I took an unwanted break because of work overload and now I suddenly feel way behind in my movements. Forearm hurts some and fingers feel stiff. Is tha...
by spoonful
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Spam attacks
Replies: 3
Views: 3851

Re: Spam attacks

Great - it was so irritating...
by spoonful
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: What style of guitar is you favorite for electric blues?
Replies: 24
Views: 16009

Re: What style of guitar is you favorite for electric blues?

I was surprised that the SG didn't get any votes in the voting presented. For me, as being an hardcore Cream fan, the Gibson SG is one of the top blues guitars, and also used by Carlos Santana, Mick Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks and other prominent players.
by spoonful
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Floydian Slip
Replies: 30
Views: 17945

Re: Floydian Slip

Great, I especially like how well you and your dog match in regarding of hairstyling!
by spoonful
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AAAAAARRRGGGHHH!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 17357

Re: AAAAAARRRGGGHHH!!!!

I have an 1968 Gibson Special that I bought on ebay - my best buy ever. It's has become an extension of myself. I noticed it hadn't any serial number so I asked the seller. It had slipped and cracked so the whole head was partly remade. (the back side, logo is intact) It's impossible to understand -...
by spoonful
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Autumn Leaves
Replies: 6
Views: 8056

Autumn Leaves

Can't stop listening to Autumn Leaves from the new EC album, goes on repeat for periods of time. Has any of you great ears out there tabbed it– or is just the original chords?
by spoonful
Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Claptonesque
Replies: 1
Views: 2308

Claptonesque

Hi folks,
Here is a couple of Cream oriented licks I found on youtube, there are at least eight different licks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haMjbadG ... re=related

Enjoy!
by spoonful
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: BBs long long note during solo, 10+secs
Replies: 19
Views: 11551

Re: BBs long long note during solo, 10+secs

Cream live at The Grande Ballroom 15 oktober 1967 ;) Review: These recordings contain the some of the very finest ensemble improvisation, jazz or rock, I have ever heard on record. Often performed at incredible tempo’s ("NSU", "I’m So Glad") and almost free form meter ("Spoo...
by spoonful
Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Clapton's 1 1/2 bends
Replies: 16
Views: 13759

Re: Clapton's 1 1/2 bends

I use 0.10 - is it necessary to go to 0.09 to make 1 !/2 bends more comfortable, like mike bloomfield, wasn't he also considered a high - bender who preferred super slinkys almost down to 0.08? But having super slinkys do'nt you loose "power" in your overall sound?
by spoonful
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Clapton's 1 1/2 bends
Replies: 16
Views: 13759

Clapton's 1 1/2 bends

I get a feeling that Clapton used high bends, like 1 1/2 step bends more frequently in Cream then later on. Is that correct?
by spoonful
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Jam with Itunes?
Replies: 4
Views: 4469

Re: Jam with Itunes?

ok, my feeling is that apple don't let any advices get direct access to itunes so its impossible to play live exempt like you say in the room witg external speaker, I like to play in headphones and to have my Tascam Guitar trainer lined in to itunes and choose whatever song and not having to have a ...
by spoonful
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Jam with Itunes?
Replies: 4
Views: 4469

Re: Jam with Itunes?

Yeah thansl but I've seen that, and what I'm looking for is to avoid loading down, and just being able to play together with iTunes in my headphones and jump from genre to genre - to song to song...
by spoonful
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Jam with Itunes?
Replies: 4
Views: 4469

Jam with Itunes?

Has anyone found ways to "jam with itunes", What I mean is - to line into Itunes from Jamvox or Tascam Guitar Trainers or equals, and not having to put together a library of tunes and be able to jump from tune to tune. I'm a mac user.
by spoonful
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: up or down strokes?
Replies: 5
Views: 4886

Re: up or down strokes?

Yeah why, but I thought maybe "the fluidity" works better with an downstroke a the first hit...
by spoonful
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: up or down strokes?
Replies: 5
Views: 4886

up or down strokes?

Noticed that I almost always starts solos with an upstroke and was a bit puzzled, must I re-adjust this or just keep on playing I my own way that has suited me fo a long time. Any other "first tone" up strokers out there? I play chords with a downstroke as "the first hit".
by spoonful
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Call and response
Replies: 9
Views: 11722

Re: Call and response

Singing was a real mind opener. Thanks. Now I just have to come over that "fear of singing part". But a blues song without singing is like half o song anyway...