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2WheelsOfBlues
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A Major Ballad

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Hey Guys,

I practice a few weeks on this song.
I've got some lessonbooks from a good guitarplayer (here in the Netherlands and he make some lessonbooks) and try to learn the technieks and stuff to play the guitar, the blues guitar :wink:
Everytime when i record things it goes wrong at different places and everytime on a nother place in the song, or the telefoon is ringing or someone talks to me. :wall:
but now i think it's work out fine.

Yesterday it was the first time the 2e fast part workt out well and i was :chicken: :banana:

So i send HBL a demo and he says i must put it on 12 bar, but i was surprised he react that way....
but to make a long story short... here it is;
Played on the London City Dakota white the railhumbucker and the Cyber Twin.
Record; by a spdif cabble to the pc and with Adobe Audition recording sofware.

download/file.php?id=1848

I have a new amp and i was long looking for this sound, turning and trying to get this sound.
Yesterday if got it, when i was done i put out the amp but forgot to save the setting :wall: :angry: :wall:

Now i must start over again.
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play guitar like the wind, mysterious but definitely present....
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OK, I am listening to this as I type, and I like what I hear!!!!!HBL was right!! what a nice melodic, and very tasteful playing............Excellent phrasing, every line is well executed and timing if great, your triplet runs are impeccable. Why would you hesitate to post this????

this is top notch playing that is on par with ANYTHING on this forum...
Well done sir :)

Oh, and beautiful tone.


I think I'll have another listen!!!
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Hot damn...... I'm still awe struck by this beautiful piece of music.
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:HoF: :HoF:
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Very good playing, and smooth singing overdriven tone :clap: :thumbsup:
Good job, congrats! :clap: :clap:

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:HoF:
Jan 15th 2007
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Thanks TB it meens a lot to me :handshake:
tytlblues wrote: Why would you hesitate to post this????
Well it is not yet ready, there is a empty space of 2 minit or so, and in the 2e part i go wrong.
HalfBlindLefty wrote:Hot damn...... I'm still awe struck by this beautiful piece of music.
Thanks HBL, thanks a lot.
Well you know the most(tips and technieks) i learnd from you, i used youre setting (alone in the crowd)for the basis and go from there.

Thanks VC i appreciate it but guys HOF :eye_rub: .....


Don't forget i practice this for weeks, specialy the fast parts
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2WheelsOfBlues wrote:Don't forget i practice this for weeks, specialy the fast parts
But now you'll probably have those techniques under your fingers forever...now you split them up and make them your own licks....presto, you have begun to build your own blues vocabulary!!!! Hot Dog !!
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Woweeeeeeeeee!!!!! :yikes:
2WheelsOfBlues wrote:So i send HBL a demo and he says i must put it on 12 bar
I can see exactly why HBL said to post it onto 12bar - it's massively good playing! :pray:

Your phrasing is excellent, the tone fits the backing perfectly, and the note choice has a great melodic style to it. :drool: If I'd been told that a real long established pro, say Jan Akkerman was playing this, I would have believed it. :clap: :clap:
2WheelsOfBlues wrote:Thanks VC i appreciate it but guys HOF :eye_rub: .....
This really has to go on the :HoF: . This is the sort of quality of playing that lots of us (well certainly me) aspire to, and can't reach!

My only disappointment is if I download the recording my media player can't find the right codec to play it - I'd liked to have had it on hard disc as there's a lot to learn from it.
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:HoF: Added - fantastic! :pray:
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Holy Smoke.... Guys...

I didn't expect this :eye_rub:

Thanks a lot !!!!
You make me grow and shiny :big_smile:
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2WheelsOfBlues wrote: So i send HBL a demo and he says i must put it on 12 bar, but i was surprised he react that way....
but to make a long story short... here it is;
Well, now I can use a normal keyboard in stead of that one my phone offers.... Here we go :

Our friend 2WOB is a bit on the careful side :haha: when it comes to my response yesterday evening :wink: Here is a copy of my answer to his email sending me this little gem of a song: I'll translate after the quote :alright:
Godgodgodgodgloeiende....... kijk ik even de andere kant uit en dan wordt ik ingehaald.......

Manmanman, wat ongeloofelijk gaaf, mooi en goed, met veel gevoel gespeeld. lekker joh. O ja, en een fantastisch gitaargeluid.
Jij hebt echt rap bijgeleerd, goede controle over je spel, mooi afgemaakte noten. heerlijke melodie.

Dit nummer gaat Alone in the crowd voorbij. het is veel diverser wisselender en melodieuzer. TOP

ik ben STOMVERBAASD en trots op je !

/Hans


Volgendekeer wel je telefoon opnemen he (mopper)
Please do remember 2WOB and I know each other for some years now ( in person to)

translation :

Hothothothotdamn...... I look the other way for just a while and I'll get overtaken.....
Manmanman how unbelieveble cool, beautiful and good, played with lots of feeling. tastefull man !. O, yes and a awesome guitarsound.
You've learned fast, controlling your playing good, nice executed notes and de delightful melody.

This song is passing my Alone in the crowd, it's much more diverse, more changes and has a better melody. TOP

I'm astonished and proud of you.

/Hans

Next time do pickup the phone ! (grumble)

:clap: :pray: :thumbsup: :dance:


Hey VB, try this version :)

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11566621
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Wooooooooow :clap: :clap:
I agree with the other guys. It's sooooooooo nice
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:clap: :clap:
Beautifully played! Killer tone and dynamic and diverse phrasing. I agree... HOF material for sure. :thumbsup:
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Beautiful just beautiful, it drew me in straight away, love ballads :roll:
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Superb professional playing, you could earn good money as a session player. You must be delighted with your new amp too, wonderful tone. Five star stuff.
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Thanks for all the nice words. :handshake:

I have only 1 problem now, the next song hase to be, or as good as, or beter then this one :wink:
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Got here late on this one (computer being moved and sorted) but totally agree with all the above comments ... BRILLIANT!!!
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!!! This is absolutely BRILLIANT !!!
...some of the best playing I've heard, period !! You played this with confidence and it shows. GREAT work !!
My only complaint is it's too short :D ....got any more ?? You could fill a cd with this stuff and I'd buy 2.

:clap: Encore ....

-best,
Mike
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Re: A Major Ballad

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Thanks guys.

Please now, i practice this for long weeks every day.
I was often thinking that i never could play this.

Sow for me it's also a good lesson, practice and a lot of patience, then it will work sometime someday.
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