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Discussion in 'Slow Blues Supplement' started by Steve_Whant, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. Steve_Whant

    Steve_Whant Blues Newbie

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    When I first saw Griff play this I laughed - no way am I ever going to get anywhere near this. It was too daunting to even attempt it. Well, 3 years on I've decided it has to be done. I know there are mistakes, missed bits, poor timing etc. but i feel this is now possible. Pressing the record button introduces added pressure that messes things up but that is improving slowly too.

    I haven't posted anything for a while and I am missing the Monthly Challenge so i did my own and this is where i got to...

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/b10puidjume0tbh/20200908_201034.mp4?dl=0
     
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  2. artyman

    artyman Fareham UK

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    That sounded pretty decent to my ears, time you got yourself down to the Virtual Jam Room.
     
  3. Steve_Whant

    Steve_Whant Blues Newbie

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    Thanks and that's a really good prompt - never been there, will take a look
     
  4. MikeS

    MikeS Allen, TX
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    Wow! That was great! You've inspired me to go back and look at some solos that I thought were out of reach.
     
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  5. OG_Blues

    OG_Blues Guitar Geezer

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    Very nice job on a difficult solo!!
     
  6. Steve_Whant

    Steve_Whant Blues Newbie

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    Thanks OG - still plenty of room for improvement I think even if it takes a few years
     
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    OG_Blues Guitar Geezer

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    Difficult pieces like this present the opportunity to continue improving one's technique, phrasing, etc etc for a long, long time.
    Over time, things become more fluid, require less thought and concentration, and will also start to morph into one's own twists and turns
    of interpretation or feel. That's the beauty of everyone's musical journey. You are well on your way!
    I learned this piece several years ago, but have been focusing on other things lately. I might have to dust this off and give it another go
    just to compare it to an older recording I did and see how much I have slipped!! :) Despite all my efforts, I am not getting any younger.
     
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  8. Steve_Whant

    Steve_Whant Blues Newbie

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    My last post for this solo - it isn't going to be getting better any time soon. I found this is a great solo to work on - here is my last blast..
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/sr4x81b0oet541p/20200914_201259.mp4?dl=0

    1. Still to work on : sugar on the two bends - i have no problem getting to the right pitch on a bend but once i get there and try adding sugar it no longer sounds so sweet!
    2. Speed & control - bars 32 to 34 clearly still need work. This is probably the hardest section for me and most others who attempt it. I always have to bale out before the end of 34 to set it up for the ending. I sure i am not alone here. I am confident that i will be able to get there in time though even if it takes a couple of years