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by mjo
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Getting the most out of your practising...with neuroscience
Replies: 4
Views: 5562

Re: Getting the most out of your practising...with neuroscie

I'm a big fan of this approach. One of my teachers, long ago told me to visualize and it is a great help. When things are going poorly, definitely put the guitar down, stop and think...visualize ...it shouldn't take too long. Then pick it up and do it right :D As far as "practicing", it co...
by mjo
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what is your blues name???
Replies: 12
Views: 8682

Re: what is your blues name???

"Jailhouse Fingers King" ..checkin in ....I'm a popular guy in cell block D, tell you what... :rofl:

I'm busy downloading some backing tracks, if I can ever figure out how record with this software I'll upload a few things. ...wish me luck -lol
by mjo
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 3
Views: 4403

Hello again

:wave: It's been some time since I've posted here, nice to see it going strong ! The Blues Room Radio is a GREAT addition ! ..I've been enjoying it.
Hope to see y'all around ..and maybe even learn a thing or two with you :peace:

-best,
Mike
by mjo
Mon May 24, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Modes
Replies: 12
Views: 10144

Re: Modes

.... Is there an on line resource that could guide me that is simple as to what makes a collection of chords a particular mode. The subject of modes is VERY long and contentious, many people who have yet to understand them have a lot to say on the subject,......I may be one of them :wink: Modal mus...
by mjo
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Complete the following......
Replies: 8
Views: 7044

Re: Complete the following......

It's common for jazz musicians to use the term chorus to refer to the full song, even though the song itself contains verse,chorus,bridge sections. The term was used just as willwelsh explained. This seems to be common practice in "contemporary", (anything except classical) music. All in a...
by mjo
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Spring weather in NM aaarrgh!
Replies: 12
Views: 9973

Re: Spring weather in NM aaarrgh!

Snow or not, that's a beautiful place to wake up every morning !!
by mjo
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Notes on Major/Minor chord progressions
Replies: 21
Views: 18506

Re: Notes on Major/Minor chord progressions

Can someone confirm that the chord sequence in this BT is: Am - Am - Am - Am Dm - Dm - Am - Am Fmaj7 - Eaug - Am - Am Or is it more complicated than that? Thanks Honestly, I'm having a hard time hearing that F Maj 7, but the Eaug stands out, it's the last chord in the sequence. So the last 4 bars w...
by mjo
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Your favorite slowblues
Replies: 32
Views: 23513

Re: Your favorite slowblues

This is cool, lots o' good stuff ! So far my favorites are Jeff Healy and that "unknown" HalfBlindLefty guy :thumbsup: I really wanted to add Loan Me a Dime, (Boz Scaggs w/ Duane - one of my all time favs.) but I can't find a recording. Then I thought I'd go for Wonderful Tonight, but it s...
by mjo
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: 'My Life'
Replies: 21
Views: 18521

Re: "My Life"

...... but how do you get the voice right? Gargling Jack Daniels, smoking 20 a day? My attempts so far just sound far too clean. :icon_whoknows: :rofl: No, I've tried for years and it doesn't work. .......if Robben Ford can sing the blues, I think you should be fine ! That was really cool, fun to h...
by mjo
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Notes on Major/Minor chord progressions
Replies: 21
Views: 18506

Re: Notes on Major/Minor chord progressions

I hope you guys don't think I'm some sort of, arbitrary "theory hugger", I honestly don't feel that way. I'd rather hear one note, played with feeling (and good timing) than all the theoretically possible notes in a given span. It's just that I found the original post / concept to be confu...
by mjo
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Notes on Major/Minor chord progressions
Replies: 21
Views: 18506

Re: Notes on Major/Minor chord progressions

Cruisemates: I'm a little confused by your post. You've highlighted an F# as a note to be changed / modified, yet there is no F# indicated anywhere in the chord progression, nor the scales for this tune. It is, actually all A minor, (note the G# in the dominant V chord is from the Harmonic Minor). T...