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by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Black Cat Blues
Replies: 16
Views: 11041

Black Cat Blues

Well here we go - I hope you won't all regret encouraging me to excercise the vocal chords. :roll: Black Cat Blues is based on a backing track blues in C - Cussed Out Blues by Lawrence Fritts (yes - him again!!). It's maybe a bit of a work in progress:- The lyrics - all mine and I'm no wordsmith - c...
by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Mannish Boy Blues collab anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 14942

Re: Mannish Boy Blues collab anyone?

I'd love to join in on this one 12bar - that's a BT I could listen to a lot just on its own. :dance:

Isn't mixolydian what rabbits suffer from? :big_smile:
by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: 'My Life'
Replies: 21
Views: 12984

Re: "My Life"

This my take on a basic phrygian exercise: Listening to your excercise I see what you mean about the "pseudo flamenco with the Phrygian thing" you mentioned in the earlier post. Hadn't thought of that while I was recording my piece - and I used to try to play Flamenco way back too - shows how littl...
by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: 'My Life'
Replies: 21
Views: 12984

Re: "My Life"

Interesting...! I have tried some pseudo flamenco with the Phrygian thing. You emphasize the 1 - b2 and 5 - b6 thing, playing those notes a fret apart quickly after each other. That fret apart business sounded right and seemed from what I could interpret to be one of the things Piotr Grudziński of ...
by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: 'My Life'
Replies: 21
Views: 12984

Re: "My Life"

It may not be John Lee Hooker (best Blues voice IMHO) +infinity. John Lee Hooker could sing the phone book and make it sound cool. :clap: Thank you for the kind words and the tolerance 12bar. :D I promise I'll not intrude into this site very often with this kind of stuff. :naughty: Hoping to get a ...
by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open letter to members of 12bar Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

Re: Open letter to members of 12bar Forum

I'm very glad you were encouraged to play more and let us guys on the forum hear your playing BB. :thumbsup: You have in turn encouraged my playing and I'm sure other members of the forum would agree. They also have encouraged my attempts at playing and have helped to kep my enthusiasm going, partic...
by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: 'My Life'
Replies: 21
Views: 12984

Re: "My Life"

I could still detect a little of that VB blues sound in there. Hidden deep!!! :shy: Don't worry that your voice isn't all deep, gravely, and gruff... you can sing and sing well, much more than most of us can do. Thank you for the encouragement Golfxzq. I think it's partly that the voice is more exp...
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: 'My Life'
Replies: 21
Views: 12984

'My Life'

I have been hesitating in posting this one for you guys as I'm feeling it's stretching too far away from blues. But, I value so many of you as friends as well as knowledgable players and would rather hear your views and ideas than others. :thumbsup: If any of you are prepared to listen to something ...
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sitting in on a friends gig
Replies: 6
Views: 3698

Re: Sitting in on a friends gig

That's one great social music life you lead BB. :big_smile:

Nice to give all your guitars a good night out. Good looking guitar as far as the light lets us see - we just need to imagine the sounds to match.
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Your favorite slowblues
Replies: 32
Views: 15656

Re: Your favorite slowblues

Jumping at Shadows is Peter Green with Fleetwood Mac. Absolutely. Peter Green with Fleetwood Mac doing a cover of a Duster Bennett song - and good choice of songs btw Blackhorse. [youtube]ynSs81dBxwE[/youtube] Interesting though, when Peter Green sings about the Devil getting at you it sounds like ...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Notes on Major/Minor chord progressions
Replies: 21
Views: 12528

Re: Notes on Major/Minor chord progressions

I can't help but admire the depth of the technical knowledge and the ability of some members of the forum to interpret and understand the reasoning and logic of the music we try and play. I am also envious of those peoples ability to apply those techniques to their playing with such success. I keep ...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: I would like to introduce you to Co-Co
Replies: 12
Views: 6370

Re: I would like to introduce you to Co-Co

That's one gorgeous looking guitar - enjoy! :thumbsup:

Nice to know that two loving relationships can work at the same time.

All my best to the three of you and hopes for a speedy recovery by your wife. :D
by VikingBlues
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Why does my guitar go sharp?
Replies: 20
Views: 13970

Re: Why does my guitar go sharp?

Cruisemates, VB, BBP... The temperature thing seemed the most logical to me too but, being an engineer, I did a little analysis. The strings and truss rod are steel and the neck and body are wood. There is a thing called coefficient of expansion which has been determined for various materials. It i...
by VikingBlues
Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Why does my guitar go sharp?
Replies: 20
Views: 13970

Re: Why does my guitar go sharp?

There is a theory that if the last time you played the guitar you retuned or tweaked the tuning during the session as the guitar and strings warmed up, then the guitar will have cooled down by the next time you use it, therefore the tuning will be sharp as the strings contracted with the cold. Howev...
by VikingBlues
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Nitrocellulose lacquer and guitar stands
Replies: 9
Views: 15981

Re: Nitrocellulose lacquer and guitar stands

Let's take a chemical look :yikes: on it... Found this on a forum - "Page 13 of my RIC Guitar/Base Care & Maintenance Manual. "Chlorine is responsible anytime a guitar's fininsh appears to melt, dissolve, or appear tacky. Unfortunately, many imported guitar stand bumpers, foam rubber padding or pac...
by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Nitrocellulose lacquer and guitar stands
Replies: 9
Views: 15981

Re: Nitrocellulose lacquer and guitar stands

There's a lot of worry about on forums with this one, sometimes verging on paranoia but thats not surprising given that it's usually the higher quality expensive guitars that have nitrocellulose. :wall: As well as rubber I have seen that vinyl can do serious damage and that means some straps are a r...
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: 5W Tube / Valve Practice Amps
Replies: 6
Views: 6554

Re: To attenuate or not to attenuate - that is a ?????

The whole attenuator thing is interesting .I think the Champ 600 and the Epi and the Marshall Class 5 all really need one adding .........as you do have to push the sound to begin to get any kind of blues 'edge'.........and that takes you back onto the 'too loud ' category ...5 w amps can make a fa...
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: After years of a loving relationship...
Replies: 22
Views: 11037

Re: After years of a loving relationship...

I used to have names for some of my guitars but they're not printable! :lol: I think the two I use most now have not been with me long enough to get to know what their names should be. My Tokai is very young and the character is probably still developing - maybe a name will become more obvious in th...
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: 5W Tube / Valve Practice Amps
Replies: 6
Views: 6554

Re: 5W Tube / Valve Practice Amps

Thanks Strummer - that's a lot of good info and leads you've given me there. I will need to find the time to check these out properly. Currently very busy at work and doing extra dog walking at home while the wife's ankle heals, so might take a while. :sad: I have noticed the recommendation for mods...
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open Mic Blues...
Replies: 16
Views: 7478

Re: Open Mic Blues...

That IS what's called "tough love" BB. Good for you - you know your guitar and don't listen to the doom and gloom merchants who'd have you taking your guitar to a tech for pretty well everything including string changes. Really like the sound of the music scene in your part of the world - there's no...