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by VikingBlues
Tue May 25, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 18606

Re: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?

Well i just recorded my part on the 247th take. A couple of points i'd like to make first: 1. I've only been playing for 2 years now so please excuse my playing if it seems awfully immature and sloppy, i know i have a lot of work to do but just loving the journey. 2. My mastering skills are rather ...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 24, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Modes
Replies: 12
Views: 8020

Re: Modes

Thanks mjo for taking the time for a detailed reply. :D I have found some useful teaching advice from David Wallimann's YouTube and website videos which has increased my interest and understanding quite a lot in the last few days - coincidentally he has also posted some teaching videos on modes for ...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 24, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Evil Collab w/Bluesinbflat
Replies: 6
Views: 3913

Re: Evil Collab w/Bluesinbflat

:pray: :pray: :pray: :banana: :banana: :banana: WOAH - GREAT - I enjoyed this a lot. We are in the presence of guys who know their blues - a fine job by the both of you. Great phrasing, tone, light and shade and just a real blues feel to it. It has the feel of a live number and I really dig that. Yo...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 23, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: My Epi finally got from her stand - Jamming
Replies: 7
Views: 4102

Re: My Epi finally got from her stand - Jamming

For the first time in months I fetched my Epi from her stand... our relationship was quite distant after the nut crack I caused back in Nobember 2009.. I don't know why :think: Sounds like you've been forgiven. Sweet tones - Epi with a twist of HBL. Great stuff. :clap: :thumbsup: Today after painti...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 23, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 18606

Re: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?

Sweet! :clap: Nice job VB! Both of you guys sound great. I would like to get in on this one if I may. VikingBlues, your music space looks pretty good. Lots of nice axes. :drool: When I want to play something, I have to dig out the TonePort, hook it to the computer, then dig out whichever guitar I w...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 23, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 18606

Re: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?

Lynyrd77Skynyrd wrote:Awesome Viking, if anything i'd say you were too quiet! Great tone and playing though, I'll probably go with more of a growl from my Les Paul's bridge pickup so there will be quite a contrast from your sweet sound.
Contrast is good - I look forward to hearing part three. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sun May 23, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Minor Blues
Replies: 7
Views: 4212

Re: Minor Blues

Found this site via Half Blind Lefty's soundclick entry so thought I may as well try posting here. The link is to a solo I recorded to demo the Bare Knuckle Slowhand pickups I have installed. The backing track is from Bluesblast.com. http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9168239 :welcome: to the site ...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 23, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 18606

Re: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?

Well - I've had a go, but the harp intro IS a hard act to follow. :pray: I've tried to pick up a phrase or two and carry them on, but ... you're next on Lynyrd - if it doesn't sound right, or my guitars too high in the mix, or whatever, I can redo. :icon_whoknows: Hagstrom Viking Deluxe this time -I...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 23, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 18606

Re: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?

That's a great start to the piece bluesinbflat. :banana: I'll try and give this a go in the next 4 hours if no-one else is about to move on it. If I've not posted by then assume failure! Although with the quality of the harp playing it's a bit like being asked to solo following Eric. Gulp. Good choi...
by VikingBlues
Sat May 22, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow C blues Collaboration anyone?
Replies: 51
Views: 38809

Re: Slow C blues Collaboration anyone?

Lynyrd77Skynyrd wrote:Anyways hello to all and i look forward to your replies.
Welcome to the Forum. Hope you enjoy it here.

:welcome:
by VikingBlues
Fri May 21, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Blowing off a little steam.
Replies: 18
Views: 9888

Re: Blowing off a little steam.

You got a handle on your blues licks and phrasings, it tells me you listen and learn from those you admire. Too often many players are playing way too fast making stuff up that don't even come close to blues but more rock and don't follow the groove, but you got that blues soul in your heart and fi...
by VikingBlues
Fri May 21, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 6
Views: 4979

Re: And now for something completely different...

BTW, the tequila comment was meant tongue in cheek, not as an actual motivational technique. :tongue: Know what you mean, as was my wine comment :wink: BTW - there's no need for tequilas or wine to play a guitar - don't make the same mistake other's made... :oldie: Blindboys said his problem is nic...
by VikingBlues
Fri May 21, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 6
Views: 4979

Re: And now for something completely different...

After seeing VikingBlues talk about the difficulties of miking an amp, I thought I would see if my GuitarPort would support a microphone. Rather than lug an amp up our STEEP stairs to the computer room, I decided to try a totally acoustic fingerstyle thing for my first foray into miking my playing....
by VikingBlues
Thu May 20, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Modes
Replies: 12
Views: 8020

Re: Modes

The voice sounded familiar, but it was the guitar tone that made me say: "Hey this is the intervalic CD" guy. I think those youtube links above are great for hearing the difference in the modes! But I still would always like to think in terms of relation to major scale, not the relation of a fretbo...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 20, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Blowing off a little steam.
Replies: 18
Views: 9888

Re: Blowing off a little steam.

Yeah, VB, a good tube amp responds to the way you play unlike any solid state or hybrid amp I have ever played. (HBL touts the CyberTwin, so it may well be the exception that proves the rule :D ) The models on the Line6 are pretty good, but nothing like an amp at volume. :big_smile: I agree about t...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 20, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Modes
Replies: 12
Views: 8020

Re: Modes

this is what you need now: http://web.me.com/fusedstudios/Harmonized_MODEs_-_7th_chords/IONIAN.html Thanks for the link Weelie - I've had an initial look, and it looks helpful. I'll need to put some time aside for this properly. I'll be on holiday for a week soon and won't have my guitar with me, s...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 20, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Modes
Replies: 12
Views: 8020

Re: Modes

If you want to know if a chord fits to a scale, you can also use the scale generator on this site ( http://12bar.de/scale_generator.php ) Thanks 12-bar - I will have a look at that. Anything to help lift the fog! You can also compare mixo to dorian etc. You can spend hours playing with it... Hours ...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 20, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Blowing off a little steam.
Replies: 18
Views: 9888

Re: Blowing off a little steam.

That's all pickup selector and picking dynamics. I set the amp (or amp model, in this case) for just a little over the top, then play soft or hard, depending on how I want to sound. The neck pickup (or neck/middle on a Strat) has a rounder more melodic sound, and the bridge pickup is brighter and s...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 20, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Modes
Replies: 12
Views: 8020

Re: Modes

Thanks Weelie. :D I find playing a more straightforward task than understanding. The older I get the more I need to understand something to be able to remember it, or it just doesn't stick. I guess there's the two sides of the brain at work, and my left side has been used too much over the years and...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 20, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Modes
Replies: 12
Views: 8020

Modes

So, I'm sort of getting more of a handle on how to play modes and how they relate to and all include the pentatonic notes. Some of the fog seems to be lifting thanks to an on line guitar teacher called David Wallimann. I think I understand some of what he says about theory, which is a miracle. :bana...