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Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by ekim68, Dec 28, 2010.

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  1. RT

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    That was sorta awesome!
    1939???
    Did you notice how the guitar had the neck extended only for the treble strings?

    Mike I had to get a drink and smoke a cigarette ;)
     
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    Nice one! Always liked the Santana sound, never could duplicate it myself, and Benson is a smoothie :cool:
     
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    I always liked George's way of playing octaves through the use of chords. I just use two notes at a time for that and I have a lead in my Blame Greed song that showcases my puny two strings...:) Have you ever listened to much of Wes Montgomery? He also used chords for individual notes and melody lines. For someone who really didn't live very long he put out a lot of good music....:cool:
     
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    Yeah, I used the two note octave technique sometimes...and it's interesting you mentioned that, as I'd been thinking (long before you posted) that I never used it in the most successful band I was in, I've thought many times since I should have used that in certain tunes.
    But that's re-thinking stuff that was done in the '80s! Too late now! :whistle:

    One other thought concerning that technique, in a previous band we had an arrangement of Gloria that we first played straight up, then jazzed it up in the middle, double tempo...used that octave style to seemingly good effect...we weren't doing a gig at this bar, but were invited up to play a few tunes...using their unfamiliar instruments ...that song resulted in a dance floor so crowded, I nearly had to lean on the back wall and could barely see any of the other band members. We got a better reaction from the crowd than the band that was hired that night!
    Sorry, that's just a good memory for me and more than you want to hear. But I wish you were there! :rolleyes:


    Wasn't familiar with Wes Montgomery, so I had a look and a listen...pretty sweet! Thank you! :cool:
     
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    That brings back memories of some bands that I used to play in back in the day. At first, being a teenager, I started playing for the Groupies....Then in later bands we attempted to make some money and at one time I calculated that during all those years my Gross income was $26.00.....After that it was for the Music...:cool: I've written over fifty songs and about another twenty little melodies that I'm slowly putting up on YouTube...I play whenever I can which is almost every evening... I'm getting too old to take any time off because I need to use it, or lose it...
     
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    Yup! Ya got me, brother! ;)
    I was listening and thought how cool it would be to remove about 99.9% of the audience folks and just be camping, sitting around a campfire with that being played by that guy! woo :cool:
    John surely knows his instrument, he doesn't even look sometimes.

    Now playing guitar, one sometimes aspires to be fast and furious - I'm guilty. But in doing that you sometimes neglect the song, the tune, and just want to show off. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so well.

    Well some people can be rather arrogant, self-righteous about their playing, I've known a few, and in the "shredding" style, here's one of them (IMHO), but no denying he can pick!

    Yngwie Malmsteen


    So you mentioned playing for Groupies, I get it! With The Untouchables band at our peak we got $1400 per gig for some frat parties. Made enough $ to buy a van to haul our EQ in (complete with a logo paint job). Otherwise around town it was the door charge. Our worst income was $4.00 per person for that one gig. Oh well , ya got your ups and your downs :)
     
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    Whoa, thanks for the introduction of Yngwie Malmsteen.... Oh to have Young Fingers again....:)
     
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    For RT's post.:)
     
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