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Anyway, here it is. I don't have it smooth anymore (even with lots of practice ) but there you have it...
It is called "Caterpiggle Crawl" (anyone here old enough to catch the Pogo comics reference?)
It is in kind of a reall loose time too. That is deliberate.
It is kind of a Piedmont style Ragtime kind of thing, so it could fall under the Blues umbrella.
catterpiggle crawl.mp3 - (2.12 MiB)
VERY nicely done. After your comments about how about it not being smooth, etc, I was really expecting something not nearly as nice as this. You don't give yourself enough credit. I enjoyed it very much.
The blues got a hold of me. I think I'm getting dizzy.
---- ZZ Top
That kind of music seems to have a bit of everything. I hear blues sounds, jazzy chords, rhythm that sounds a bit like ragtime (no, more like stride), a lot of that Piedmont style, some humor, etc. Mostly it's music that makes you nod your head and smile, smile, smile.
Keeping the alternating bass going on 5 and 6, the melody going on 1, 2 and 3 and some middle fill going on 3 and 4 is mind boggling. And I can't do a five fret spread on one string - never mind across six strings. I read once that a player, after years of practice, had a spread across the fingers of his fretting hand that was an inch wider than his strumming hand. Maybe there's hope.
It's possible to listen closely and hear some imperfections in playing but that was just an excellent piece to listen to. Bravo!
Played with a great sense of timing and rhythm too, and I really liked the tune too - it's a bring a smile to the face piece. I've got it repeating in the background as a write and each time it starts I have a silly grin on my face.
Given the technical difficulties ( a five fret stretch across six strings - get the nurse! ) - it has to be a victory when the mood and swing of the piece comes across well - never mind any minor imperfections in individual notes.
Very nice! Well played.weelie wrote:Sounds a bit like Saturday night shuffle, which is a lovely little piece... I have played it based on Eric Lugosch tabs...
Have you ever heard Roy Bookbinder's version of that? (I think he calls it "Saturday Night Rag" or something)
I used to do a bunch of fingerstyle acoustic and bottleneck stuff about ten years ago, and let the electric stuff slide. Now that I am playing more electric, I tend to let the acoustic stuff slide. Kind of hard (for me, anyway) to stay on top of both styles. There is some crossover, though, I play the electric without a pick at least half the time now. That has changed the way I sound.
"And there is no excuse for boredom. I can read and listen to music. How could I ever be bored?"
Thank you... I am flattered by your interest.leftyslim wrote:That was the most fun I've had listening to anything in a long time- thanks Blindboy! Any tips for trying to learn it (other than "have big hands")?
It's an alternating bass thing, C to F, then E to Am, then Am, D, G#, G. Then it repeats and goes to the lick described above. I will see about tabbing it out, but it will be a while. I haven't done much tab and this will be a VERY busy weekend for me.
Very well played, sweet song btw :)
Reminds me, Breda's Old style Jazz event is coming up in a week or 2
Thanks, glad you like it.HalfBlindLefty wrote:BB, you're the man. Just gotta love this one.
Very well played, sweet song btw :)
Thank you...Bluez2move wrote:Good pickin' BB
That's another skill
I need 2 work on
It's not really that hard (nothing I do is very hard ), just takes some time.