Post by wannaplayblues on Dec 28, 2019 16:41:28 GMT -6
Well, it's been a busy 6 months or so. I did another of my courses and completed another gig night. Following that several of us have formed a band and we had our first rehearsal yesterday. Looking to do a gig in March and then something in June - so lots of rehearsals and song learning to do! But I'm excited and worried. It'll be the first time I'm playing to entertain people who aren't family/friends, so I feel the pressure more.
I'm still doing blues and still trying to "improvise" - with some Truefire stuff constantly "there" I think I'm finally starting to make baby-steps with it, so here's a 3-guitar part video I filmed today. Both rhythm parts are panned individually (one to the left speaker and one to the right - try headphones, it *really* makes a difference when listening to it, a neat trick I learnt).
The lead guitar was improvised from licks I've learnt and can string together freely as needed. This guitar part starts on chorus 2 - so you get a chance to hear the rhythm bit first.
All 3 parts were recorded in 1-take each And then edited together. Lead was last bit recorded so I had a good "backing track" to play to
So, I saw this beautiful Wine Red Les Paul style guitar on Facebook shopping page and HAD to get it!
I've modified it by changing the tuning pegs and had a luthier change the humbuckers to better ones. She's in GREAT condition. I also customised the truss rod cover with her name "Scarlet" - found Philadelphia Luthier Tools which do it all (including images if you wish). So, say hello to Scarlet:
"I hear you talkin' son, but you 'aint sayin' nothin'" - Will McFarlane quoting Muddy Waters hearing a really fast guitar player
Hey WPB, that was really nice! Great to hear you're in a band, there's no "wanna play" about you any more lol, you're doing it! Rehearsing for a gig is certainly the best incentive to practice there is.
That is one gorgeous Les Paul too, beautiful wood and those fretboard markers are sweet too.
I'm worse at what I do best And for this gift I feel blessed Our little group has always been And always will until the end
Post by grampalerxst on Dec 29, 2019 7:10:31 GMT -6
Sounds really nice wpb, and I agree with the superlatives wrt the guitar. Good to have you check in and hear you're doing well. My progress is brutally slow compared to everyone else, but no one's booted me out for being a laggard yet, and I continue to enjoy seeing others making headway.
The note being played at this moment *is* the song
Very nice playing, WPB. You need to change your forum name to ImmaPlayBlues.
I really like that solo. When most of us amateurs solo we usually don't take advantage of the simple yet very effective concept of repeating a lick. We think we have to play something different in every bar. You're repeating licks throughout the solo and I think it sounds very cool.
This is a concept that Frank Vignola (the Jazz teacher I subscribe to) is constantly pointing out - take a melodic phrase and repeat it. It's very pleasing to the ear.