Deep Sea Blues

Discussion in 'Deep Sea Blues - Little Mary's Lamb' started by MandyC, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. MandyC

    MandyC Guest

    Hi

    I've found this one the most difficult so far, the C7 throws me.
    I thought I'd post it anyway because i can't resist movin on to Fast walking, Blues in E and A and Mary's lamb.
    That sheep is sure fun!

    I'll keep plugging away at this one though and get it nailed one day!
    http://www.4shared.com/file/259305575/afc1e11e/DeepSea_Blues.html
     
  2. gpower

    gpower Blues Junior

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    Nicely done Mandy!
     
  3. wgabree

    wgabree Blues Newbie

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    Sounds like....it's time to move on!  Great job!  Liked your phrasing.  :cool:
     
  4. SunnyOne

    SunnyOne Blues Newbie

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    sounded excellent Mandy!
     
  5. johnc

    johnc systematic

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    Yeah, very nice Mandy.  You are doin' it well me thinks, nice blues feel.
     
  6. MandyC

    MandyC Guest

    Thanks guys
    I'm OK at the feel, its the notes that sometimes get me ;D
     
  7. Micheal

    Micheal Guest

    MandyC good sound, hope to get to that point soon ;)
     
  8. Ray_UK

    Ray_UK Blues Newbie

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    Good job Mandy, sounded real nice  :cool:

    I'm just starting on this one :)
     
  9. jhagan421

    jhagan421 Guest

    Mandy I thought it was great
    I LOVE THAT TONE OF YOURS.  You definately can pay the riffs and the chords, I can tell from what yu wrote that you are not happy with transitions, but it works!

    I play this one probably at least ten times a day, all different ways.

    Maybe, and keep in mind I am no expert (hardly an amature :D) but maybe if you tried playing the whole thing through a few times at a slower pace you could work through some of the tricky changes, oce you get that C7 to feel comfortable the whole thing just falls into lockstep.
     
  10. MandyC

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    Hi Josh

    Think you are probably right, I do tend to attack things a bit.
    I think its because I can hear how I want it to sound but my fingers can't keep up!
    Chord transitions are the main thing I struggle with, I get the riffs fairly fast. But trying to get more than two fingers down at the same time........
    It's getting there though, you should have heard it a week ago!!!
     
  11. Steve_M

    Steve_M Blues Newbie

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    Hi Mandy...good job on the lesson. I also find the C7 a pain sometimes, mainly with my pinky hitting the wrong string but it is getting better (I hope  :-/)

    Its certainly time to 'go get that sheep' .

    Cheers

    Steve
     
  12. Kimball

    Kimball Blues Newbie

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    If the C7 throws you, Mandy, it doesn't throw you very far. Nice job.
     
  13. Steve G

    Steve G St. Simons Island, GA

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    Nice recording Mandy.  You're really making great progress!  As your pinky gets stronger & gains more dexterity the C7 will become easier & easier.  John C had some great advice awhile back on getting your fingers used to difficult chords.  Position your fingers to where you can play the chord cleanly.  Keeping your fingers in place, let up the pressure on the strings, reapply it & play the chord again.  Repeating this process helps build muscle memory & makes the chord easier to play & transition to.  It's really helped me with some tough chords.  Maybe you're already doing that but, if not, give it a try.  Thanks for sharing your recording.
     
  14. Spencer

    Spencer Blues Newbie

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    Nice work Mandy! Another great one. I think this one is fun to play with and great to add as an intro to some good ol' country songs (Wagon Wheel).
     
  15. MandyC

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    Thanks, I've been trying this and it's definitely making a difference. Chords still a weak point but it is good to see some progress :)
     
  16. kgarkie

    kgarkie Been living the blues.

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    Good job.  As has been mentioned before, go slow when you're learning.  It's not a race.  In BGU, I have to slow Griff's "slow" speed down until my fingers figure out what my brain is telling them.  You can build the speed up once you learn the chords and the changes at a slow speed.  Think Yugo slow, not Porche.  You're doing great!   :cool: