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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.
     
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  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!!
     
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  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
     
  7. OG_Blues

    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
     
  9. jakey leroy

    jakey leroy Lookin' straight up from my hammock...

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    Wow, that was fantastic! I'm diving back into this course, with renewed inspiration. Thanks!
     
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  10. Steve_Whant

    Steve_Whant Blues Newbie

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    Thanks Jakey. It is a great course and with Griff there is always something still to learn even after playing these solos hundreds of times. I still haven't got 4 & 5 down as i started this 3 years ago and abandoned it in the 'too difficult' category and didn't persist. Now i see its all possible, the faster sections too, even though I'm not there yet. The solos are all over the same backing track, so the licks can in theory be interchanged - that is where i am going next. That is going to push me back into the theory as well because some will work together nicely as they build on each other and fit - others will not I suspect, and the solo will not build naturally. Anyhow, still some distance to go with this course. The combination of this and Modern Blues Soloing are great courses and i feel they are getting my playing towards where i have always wanted to be.
     
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  11. Jerry_G

    Jerry_G Blues Newbie

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    I'm impressed! I've been working on this one on and off since the start of the summer and have only made it through bar 30 and not at full speed either. Lately been working on some of the other courses (and still go back to Blues Speed Building Blocks weekly) but this is inspirational to get back at it.
     
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