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zimmie
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Hi from Birmingham England

Post by zimmie » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:34 pm

Hi everyone, its great to be here and explore this great site with so many things bluesy to offer. i hope i can make some new acquaintances and further my blues education.

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Re: Hi from Birmingham England

Post by 12bar » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:40 pm

:welcome:
Feel free to contribute or upload or ask or.... :dance:

It's a bit quiet at the moment, but that's always short before the holidays. :xmas_1:

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Re: Hi from Birmingham England

Post by MichaelRobinson » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:15 pm

Velcome, from Sweden. Hope you stay around.

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Re: Hi from Birmingham England

Post by zimmie » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:47 pm

Thanks for the welcomes.
And yes i intend to stay around.
Just a little more about myself, cant play standard anymore due to auto immune issue fingers just dont want to move.
So i tuned to open D and started messing around and found really enjoy the sound coming out.
Just using my thumb and index to pluck / strum strings

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Re: Hi from Birmingham England

Post by 12bar » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:00 am

Do you use a slide?

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Re: Hi from Birmingham England

Post by zimmie » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:26 am

No,dont use slide as of yet. just barre with finger.

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Re: Hi from Birmingham England

Post by 12bar » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:30 am

OK, I thought it could be an option...

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Re: Hi from Birmingham England

Post by zimmie » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am

It is something im going to explore eventually.

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Re: Hi from Birmingham England

Post by VikingBlues » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:11 am

Hi and :welcome: to the forum Zimmie. :D

I hope you find the help here you're looking for with moving on with the blues. You can do a lot of good blues work with a thumb and index technique.

If you are messing around with open tunings and looking at blues then a slide is a great option - it's a bit of a shortcut to instant "Delta" without needing to play anything too complicated. Once you get the basic slide technique in place that is, and assuming you have one that fits properly!
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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