Beginner blues in B9

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  1. davetcan

    davetcan Supporting Member

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    Here's a rookie attempt at some blues. TedM mentioned on the last thing I posted that he thought I was holding back too much and sounding "scaly". Still scaly but this is about as much as I can "go for it" given my present ability, at least if I want to try and stay somewhat in key and time.
    Just a Strat into a J-Station.

    Blues in B9

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=401351
     
  2. davetcan

    davetcan Supporting Member

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    Sheesh tough crowd. Either it really sucked or it didn't suck enough. Maybe if I played in the wrong key and screwed up the timing I'd have got more of a response.
    Or maybe I did just that :D

    Thanks to the 49 who listened anyway :)
     
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    I liked it.
    TedM may not be the best person to take tips from though.;)

    Keep up the good work.

    Gregory
     
  4. davetcan

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    You think ?? :)

    Thanks for the comment, long way to go I know but it's a fun road.
     
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    Hi Dave,

    I usually listen to everything with the word blues in the title on the pages. For som e reason I have missed this one.

    One cool thing about blues playing is that it can never be really "wrong" provided your timing and choice of notes aren't totally out of whack. Stylistically you can like it or dislike it but it's never really wrong.

    I like your take. You build the intensity all through the song. What I would have liked even more is if you would have started even less intense and then built the way you did. It would have made it even more interesting. I know this is hard because I fail doing that myself every single time I play a solo.

    Another this that is beneficial to soloing. Especially in the blues. Start out with a sound that is a bit cleaner and then build the gain in your tone at the same time as you build intensity in your playing. That is usually a very good way to keep the listener's interest.

    Regarding receiving comments on posted songs that can be very rewarding or very disappointing. I know when I've posted a tune with a backing track and I see that a 100 people have read the post, many of them having downloaded the BT and don't even bother to post a comment. I don't know the netiquette for this but where I come from that's considred sort of rude. Maybe I'm just sort of old fashioned. :D

    Keep playing Dave!

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Thanks for listening and the info/tips Mats. This particular track was just a complete one take wank. I just listened to the bt once, figured out the key and went for it. The mood I was in sort of determined the result :) I would normally start off slow and clean, as you suggested, and build up thru the song, for some unknown reason the mood just wasn't on me :jo
     
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    Hi Dave,

    Moods can be funny things.
    Except when your wife decides to enter one. ;)

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Amazing!!

    I can't believe how fast you've gotten good. Nothing scaly sounding here at all. The soloing around 1:40-2:00 sounds best to me. I don't have the best ears, but it sounds like SRV to me!!

    How'd you get good so fast??!!


     
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    Thanks Ted. While this is good by my standards it sure as hell isn't compared to most of the guys around here. 5 minutes is a long time for me to play so it's still pretty repetitious but I'm happy with it. Glad you liked it, thanks again.:)
     
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    I thought it was great! I am a beginner and have not yet reached the point where you are. Great tone and feel.
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement Brian. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or bad thing that you were listening to the wrong song:D

    Vibrato is up near the top of my list of things to work on.


    edit: Brian I just listened to the clips on your website :eek: :eek:

    That is superb stuff, really like your guitar playing. I just realized it was you who did the Hendrix tribute, wow :dude
     

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