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  1. Tim Bowen

    John Legend’s “Rocket Man” Not That Good

    Elton's a tough act to follow. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters is top five EJ for me. Quite a few have had a go at it. And listen to Reg in his prime, 1972. Not only superior performance, but superior arrangement. That's Elton. Hard to say for sure without dusting.
  2. Tim Bowen

    Has AC/DC ever used an unusual chord?

    Let Me Put My Love Into You is the first one that comes to mind. Em.
  3. Tim Bowen

    Has AC/DC ever used an unusual chord?

    E7#9. Standard rock grab, but I get you.
  4. Tim Bowen

    Strawberry Letter #23 !!

    I do dig the original Shuggie side a bunch. Might be sacrilege, but I prefer the Brothers Johnson cover if held at gunpoint to choose between the two. Much has to do with the aforementioned stellar Louis Johnson bass track. It happens, preferring a high profile cover to a recording by the...
  5. Tim Bowen

    Which keyboard solos for me to learn on guitar next?

    Weird. The two main examples I came in to mention have already been referenced. Oh well, I'll run my mouth (type w/ my fingers) about 'em anyway. Right on. Sometimes learning a solo is not just learning a solo, it's opening the door to a useful harmonic concept/device that can serve one well...
  6. Tim Bowen

    Strawberry Letter #23 !!

    Lee Ritenour on guitar. Awesome track. The late Louis Johnson was the second notable guy to do the slap 'n' pop bass thing after Larry Graham pretty much invented it. And I still think those guys sound the best/smoothest at it.
  7. Tim Bowen

    Teaching remotely with only an android phone

    Are ZOOM and Skype both related to Instagram? Thoroughly cornfused here, but for anyone keeping a scorecard, I am st00pid.
  8. Tim Bowen

    Teaching remotely with only an android phone

    Several attempts and approaches to install ZOOM have been unsuccessful thusfar. I think this is kinda why I wound up coming back to WhatsApp. Not giving up, but taking a break from it!
  9. Tim Bowen

    Teaching remotely with only an android phone

    Awesome, thanks! So I can get on with it using an android phone? Off to take a look...
  10. Tim Bowen

    Teaching remotely with only an android phone

    Thanks for the reply. Can Zoom be used with an android phone? I hear that the log-in is complicated w/ Zoom, but that it is useful/versatile with things such as switching to other apps, displaying sheet music, etc. Skype is Instagram, correct? I've downloaded Instagram and WhatsApp. Haven't...
  11. Tim Bowen

    Teaching remotely with only an android phone

    "Sheltered in place" here, and I wholeheartedly support social distancing. I am a music teacher. I don't own a desktop or laptop computer and have no disposable income toward purchasing such. I have an android phone. That's it. How about WhatsApp? Could I possibly conduct some lessons with...
  12. Tim Bowen

    Teachers: private music lessons, social distancing, precautions, logistics

    Thanks for the post, and I appreciate what you've said. Not an insistence. I worded it the way I did when I typed the thread because I wanted to get some input and discussion on the physical space aspect of it. If I'd not worded it that way, no discussion of that side of it would / would've...
  13. Tim Bowen

    Teachers: private music lessons, social distancing, precautions, logistics

    My first two actually showed up today but decided against a lesson before even coming into the studio. Can't say I blame them, they are both in their 70s and the banjo guy has COPD. No sense in screwing around with this noize. Our school is getting cancellations right and left. Buckling up for...
  14. Tim Bowen

    Teachers: private music lessons, social distancing, precautions, logistics

    That does seem to be the accepted standard du jour, for the time being. Issue on my part is reading charts & notation with my compromised eyesight, but I'll get past that. Students (if anybody actually shows up) will need to turn pages in their books and notebooks for themselves, I suppose. I am...
  15. Tim Bowen

    "The Evolution of Grant Green's Funk" and assorted other Grant Green stuff

    Just watched this, very insightful. Some tuneage Live w/ Kenny Burrell & Barney Kessell in 1969 Live cover in 1970 of the Don Covay/Steve Cropper tune that was a hit for Steppenwolf from their first record in 1968. The Friday night jazz show on my local NPR station recently played...
  16. Tim Bowen

    Teachers: private music lessons, social distancing, precautions, logistics

    Good stuff. Thanks, Steve, for the sage advice. Best wishes for your health and for your work.
  17. Tim Bowen

    Teachers: private music lessons, social distancing, precautions, logistics

    I'm seeing some threads and posts here and elsewhere about working musicians, cancelled shows, lost wages, financial help and options, precautions, and such due to the nasty virus. My heart goes out to all who are dealing with adverse realities and challenges during this extremely difficult...
  18. Tim Bowen

    Epic rock openings

  19. Tim Bowen

    Underrated bass players

    Willie Weeks Wilton Felder Kenny Passarelli Mark King
  20. Tim Bowen

    Poll - Best Trio as per TGP

    The Police
  21. Tim Bowen

    What was the most satisfying musical instrument acquisition of your life?

    Probably either the '70s Crumar Orchestrator analog synth I snagged for $75.00 at a local pawn shop, or the Hammond 44 melodion I got at dealer cost from a retail bud. Because I scored both for stupid bucks, and because both really enhanced some records I used them on and sat beautifully in...
  22. Tim Bowen

    People Noodling Between Songs....

    The better the presentation, the more fun it is. Yep, big diference between segue, instrumental intro, and noodling. Neither the Hornsby or Max Middleton bits are nooding, in my book; both sections are very much by design. For whatever my opinion on that's worth. I think 'devil's advocate'...
  23. Tim Bowen

    People Noodling Between Songs....

    ^^^ That Hornsby bit is no more "aimless noodling between tunes" (what OP was referencing) than is this:
  24. Tim Bowen

    People Noodling Between Songs....

    Hahaha! I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt before I even entered this thread that the premise of aimless noodling would be staunchly defended by a contingent of some sort. Haha. The Internet. TGP. People. :facepalm o_O :confused: :eek: :)
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