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Post by Karmoon » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:17 pm

Hello everyone!

I am new to the forum and so am posting here to say hello and introduce myself.

I'm a professional translator who works in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, although I am English myself.

I'm in a band that plays hard rock/heavy metal, and I wrote a lot of techno/break beat on computer as an adolescent. But, actually the first meaningful thing I learnt to play was Blues on the piano, and this has been a consistent theme throughout pretty much all of my work.

While I love my Iron Maiden and headbanging stuff, my first love is still blues, and nothing quite makes me happy like sticking on a blues backing track, closing my eyes and just letting my guitar do the talking.

The only problem is, I suck. My guitaring is shoddy at best, and fine blues is well beyond me.

When I upload some of my playing, you'll see exactly what I mean. My style is odd, I feel trapped by scales, my expression is immature etc etc.

I've signed up to this forum mainly because I really need help and tips from experienced blues players, and hopefully, eventually will be able to help others too - as is the way of such forums.

Well, i think that's all that's relevant for the moment.

Peace and have a good day :)

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Post by HalfBlindLefty » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:41 pm

Hey welcome here. :welcome:
Sounds like you found the place to be on the net for some. Lues and help. Lots of nice people here. Rest asured, you'll get allthe hints and tips you want
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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Post by Golfxzq » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:20 am

:welcome: Karmoon... Great to have you in the forum. Sounds like you've got some chops. This is a great forum to get into Blues.
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Post by Blindboy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:00 am

:welcome: to the best blues guitar forum on the net.
I am sure you can find some good advice and support from our diverse crew. :thumbsup:
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Post by alaskabluesguy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:35 am

Welcome man!!! :welcome: I have one tip for you: if the note your on sucks, bend it until its right! (That is my approach!!!) :whistle: :whistle:

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Post by VikingBlues » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:10 am

:welcome: to 12bar Karmoon. :D

If you're looking for somewhere to help you get focus and direction and to improve your blues guitar playing you've found a great place here. These guys at 12bar have helped me a huge amount over the last couple of years. I can identify with your comment about trapped by scales - I remember just a few years back knowing where the notes were but it all sounding aimless and un-bluesy and not musical enough when playing. I've a long way to go yet but my journey has been accelerated and helped here.

Plenty of good advice on the threads here already and you'll find friendly and helpful responses to questions you might bring up. Look forward to hearing more from you. :thumbsup:
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Post by MichaelRobinson » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:38 pm


You have come to the right place regarding advice and visdom regarding blues. I'm not one of them. I need advice my self.
Pleas uppload your stuff and you will resive constructive critisism and plenty of tips. :music2:

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Post by 12bar » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:36 pm

Another :welcome: at 12bar!

Beginners, intermediates, pros - all kinds are here. Some have a classical background, some came from other instruments, some from Hard rock or even Metal. It's not about levels or being better than someone else, it's all about the Blues, and Blues means feeling. Even if someone just started he may create a killer tone or a fantastic lick. So post it and we'll listen! :dance:

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Post by Karmoon » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:58 pm


You guys have already given me at least 3 or 4 really big things to think about, just with a "Hello" thread!

You weren't kidding when you said this is *the* place to be :)

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Post by tytlblues » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:59 pm

Big howdy from Texas!!!!!!!

" 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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Post by 2WheelsOfBlues » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:12 pm

:wave: Karmoon, :welcome: here.
play guitar like the wind, mysterious but definitely present....

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Post by kiwiclapton » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:18 pm

And a g'day from New Zealand, enjoy these cool cats eh!
In the name of God, Eric Clapton and the Slowhand, Amen.

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Post by tele8156 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:10 am

:welcome: Karmoon. I'm also here to improve my blues playing. From the songs I've listened to that members have uploaded, I believe we're in the right place. :D
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