BGU Bonus Material - Recordings from Lessons from the Masters

Discussion in 'BGU Lessons 29-31' started by Steely Glen, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Steely Glen

    Steely Glen I been down so long, down don't bother me.

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    I took a break between BGU lessons 29 and 30 to dabble in the Lessons from the Masters material that Griff provided. I found all four solos to be quite fun and very reminiscent of the men after which they're styled. I have to say that BB King's solo was my favorite.

    Below are the four recordings I attempted. I'd love your feedback on how it sounds and areas to improve:

    Albert King

    BB King

    Freddie King

    Eric Clapton

    Now back to finish BGU.....
     
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  2. kestrou

    kestrou Blooze Noobie

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    Nice touch, buddy! :)

    Kevin
     
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  3. jmin

    jmin San Francisco, CA

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    Wow!!!! That was some "dabbling!" Excellent, excellent, excellent, and excellent! You totally owned all four, and the recordings were great, too! Great playing Steely Glen!
     
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  4. artyman

    artyman Fareham UK

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    Good set of recordings
     
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  5. Steely Glen

    Steely Glen I been down so long, down don't bother me.

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    Thanks gents! I felt like I needed a 335 for several of these recordings. Now to convince the wife...... :ROFLMAO:
     
  6. kestrou

    kestrou Blooze Noobie

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    Tell her we took an online vote and you need a Flying V too! :)

    Kevin
     
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  7. paparaptor

    paparaptor Central Scrutinizer
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    Very well done!

    BTW, I agree with Kestrou. Anyone covering Albert King needs a Flying V, if only just for attitude! :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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  8. steve w

    steve w Nottinghamshire, UK

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    Very well done indeed , great playing.
     
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  9. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Great job, sounds good!
     
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    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    HotLks Blues - it's in me and it's got to come out.

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    Nice work! So are you saying that BB King's style works best with your internal clock?

    See you down the road! :thumbup:
     
  12. Thatman

    Thatman Playin' for the fun of it.

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    That was a really cool variation from the main BGU and they all sound great, well done. I like the way you married up the relevant artwork, shows how tuned in you are. (y)
     
  13. Steely Glen

    Steely Glen I been down so long, down don't bother me.

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    I stitched together all four solos and made a little video medley today. I'm pretty pleased with the result.

     
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  14. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Good job!
     
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  15. Thatman

    Thatman Playin' for the fun of it.

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    Real cool, I like seeing videos it always looks so much easier the bummer is when I try and play with a backing track it all falls to bits. :(

    But it's fun and it passes the time. (y)
     
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  16. Steely Glen

    Steely Glen I been down so long, down don't bother me.

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    Thanks, Thatman! One thing to remember is that I spent 3-4 hours (at least) learning each one of these four solos. Then I recorded them individually over the span of a couple of weeks, each solo probably taking me 25-30 takes to get it right, even with the entire solo memorized (those are the solos in post #1 of this thread). Then, to record a video of them stitched together, that took another 40-50 takes to get a full recording I was satisfied with....and even then I made several mistakes (I misplayed the turnaround of B.B.'s solo [bar #11] but managed to play something musical to hold it together and then I flubbed one part of Clapton's solo). But I just kept playing and tried to keep it fluid and in time because I figured most people would never know exactly what I had intended to play.

    My encouragement is to keep playing and it'll come. I'm so, so far from where I want to be as a player, but when I look back on how much progress I've made in the last 2-3 years, it motivates me to keep trying to get better.
     
  17. Thatman

    Thatman Playin' for the fun of it.

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    You should take up "Inspirational Speeches" Steely you have a natural gift for it. :D
     
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  18. Steely Glen

    Steely Glen I been down so long, down don't bother me.

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    Funny you should mention....that's a big part of what I do for a living. Guitar playing certainly won't pay the bills!
     
  19. wildwood

    wildwood Playin' Blues

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    It's guys like you and others here that keep me motivated to keep buying more guitars...I mean practicing. Thanks!
     
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