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Post by oldskoolchop » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:31 pm

Hello, I am 35 have played guitar since I was 15, mostly metal. About 3 months ago I started learning a little jazz and have been slowly leaning towards blues instead. I like the guitar focus, feel, and rhythm in blues, but still like the all instrumental forms of jazz. Anyway my influences come from metal, jazz, and blues, why not learn a little of them all? Guitarist in heavy rotation at the moment are BB, Mary Halvorson, and Derek Trucks (mainly Tedeschi Trucks Band). I have an Ibanez artcore semi, a Jackson Randy Rhodes, a nylon string Ibanez, a Dean ML (that I am considering setting up strictly for slide, for I have just now discovered Derek Trucks and have been blown away), and I have a Fender Prophecy III and a Tama set when I need to record some backing tracks to play with. Music moves me, seduces me, and at times consumes me, and has for all my life. When I am not playing guitar I love to mess with and ride motorcycles, I have a self built 60's era chopper at the moment, but that is another forum.

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Re: NewB

Post by HalfBlindLefty » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:40 pm

:welcome: Here :wave:

Should give a interesting endresult, Blues with metal influences :bb:
A long time ago, in the old forum : Registered: Mon, 27 Nov 2006. Wonder were the other old members all went....

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Re: NewB

Post by VikingBlues » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:29 pm

:welcome: to 12bar.

Good to find the blues keeps finding new converts. You'll get a wide range of tones from your collection - which I suppose is just as well with your wide range of interests.

Slide's well worth having a go at - it seems much easier to get an apparently authentic blues sound from a piece of glass than the ends of the fretting fingers - weird.

And always pleased to hear how other people are consumed by their music too - nice to know I'm not alone.

As for motorcycles there's a few guys here share you're as the thread linked below shows.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1036
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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Re: NewB

Post by oldskoolchop » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:11 pm

HalfBlindLefty wrote: :welcome: Here :wave:

Should give a interesting endresult, Blues with metal influences :bb:
I think alot of metal is influenced by blues, on of my favorite guitarist mark morton (lamb of god) says he does not even listen to metal only blues

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Re: NewB

Post by oldskoolchop » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:15 pm

VikingBlues wrote::welcome: to 12bar.


As for motorcycles there's a few guys here share you're as the thread linked below shows.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1036
yeh thanks for that i checked it out and posted a pic of mine, i am glad i would never have to pick just 1 hobby (bikes or guitars), one year i am going to make it back to memphis for the biker, blues and bar-b-que (although there should be another b for beer), how could you go wrong?

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Re: NewB

Post by tytlblues » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:00 pm

Welcome from Texas, Howdy ya'll
Tytlblues

" A blues guitarist plays 3 chords in front of thousands of people.......a Jazz guitarist plays thousands of chords in front of 3 people"

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Re: NewB

Post by Blindboy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:00 am

:welcome: from NM...
This is a great guitar community, you should like it here.
I, too ride... though I dig classic cafe bikes rather than choppers. It's all good. :thumbsup:
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"

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Re: NewB

Post by Blindboy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:50 am

We have been having a few Jazz excursions here lately... Tytlblues is a pretty killer jazzer.
By the way, where ya from? (Just curious... folks on here are from all over.)
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Re: NewB

Post by 12bar » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:10 am

:welcome: youngster! :lol:

With BB (we have a good one here, too :wink: ) and Derek you can't go wrong. And Blues with jazz and heavy metal influence sounds interesting!

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Re: NewB

Post by oldskoolchop » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:45 pm

I am from andrews texas, west texas. And if you like both metal and jazz check out trevor dunn trio convulsant.

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Re: NewB

Post by 12bar » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:01 pm

Texas players seem to take over the board... :think:

:lol:

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Re: NewB

Post by oneeyedslide » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:26 am

:welcome:
To a cool place!

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