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    Everytime I play the guitar...

    ...I enjoy the Blues.

    Two or three times in me life I've tried to play the guitar, never got beyond a beginner although this time is different!

    Each time, I start to really enjoy the Blues - which is not a genre I usually listen to much. Is it because the Blues seems to form the basis of most 20th century genres in rock/pop? Is it because it's relatively simple and straightforward for a beginner to get a hold of and understand? Is it because it's quite easy to start trying to write a Blues tune before just about any other genre?

    I'm thinking of trading in my Ibanez for a Fender Mexican Tele...

    Here's an example, right, just the nice little tune with a tale and a soul, with the 'walking' through style picking/strumming that's quite easy to get a technical grasp of and fun to play; not too hard to try and sing along to (badly...).

    How do I post these pictures???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Is it because it's relatively simple and straightforward for a beginner to get a hold of and understand?
    Yes.

    Hence every time I was asked to 'jam' I said no thanks.

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    ^come on, Marmite, even you have music in your soul...

    Here's one for you - wanna hook up on skype?


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    I can't play.....so doesn't matter.

    Yet, I do bang out some eclectic tunes on the ivories.

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    ^but are they Bluesy, RS?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    come on, Marmite, even you have music in your soul... Here's one for you - wanna hook up on skype?
    Sure, but can we play something a little less dull?

    How about a bit of Whitney Mansfield?




    Beginner stylee




    Full speed



    Let me know when you've learnt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Let me know when you've learnt it.
    Do you do skype?

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    The trumpeter has turned up, this is gonna be sooooooo cool...

    I find Google Hangouts works really well.

    Having briefly reviewed the videos, I'll get back to you around 2017.
    Last edited by Bettyboo; 20-12-2013 at 09:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Let me know when you've learnt it.
    Do you do skype?
    Why yes. I do it all the time.

    Have you learnt that on your arse trumpet?

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    Marmite has put me orf now. Where's the classified section?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I start to really enjoy the Blues - which is not a genre I usually listen to much. Is it because the Blues seems to form the basis of most 20th century genres in rock/pop? Is it because it's relatively simple and straightforward for a beginner to get a hold of and understand? Is it because it's quite easy to start trying to write a Blues tune before just about any other genre?
    No, it's because the blues resonates in our bones by default.

    99% of us have lived the blues

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    ^this is the kinda answer I was after, Albert. Thank you. Can you slap Marmite (not too hard) if you pass him on the stairs...

    The Blues has soul.

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    Freestyle.

    Freestyle is what i learnt on the bumpet.

    Freestyle and green vegetables.

    Sprouts and that.

    All those musical anectodionials is all bollocks.

    Why not just employ somebody that can?

    Peace brother, and do you do long distance tuition of the learning of the skyping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Everytime I play the guitar...
    ...A musician slits his throat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    skyping
    It's Google Hangouts, now - skype is so yesterday (especially as it doesn't work in the desert).

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    ...A musician slits his throat?
    You bastard! I hope you choke on that coffee!

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    I'm thinking of trading in my Ibanez for a Fender Mexican Tele..
    I've had a bunch of those. The only noticeable difference is the electronics. But that's easy to change. I almost never listen to (recorded) Blues either but been playing it since high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    I almost never listen to (recorded) Blues either but been playing it since high school.
    This forum has no place for yoof.

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    ^ Unkind. I suspect many people enjoy playing the blues, and I enjoy giving the neighbours the blues when I'm playing (hides the goat screams somewhat too).

    ^^ I kinda wanted a more bluesy sound. Also, I don't like the floating trem on me Ibanez, plus it needs setting up, so that'll cost money too.

    Actually, the Ibanez was very cheap, probably better just to play it and learn then leave it here when I go back to Thailand and buy something else when I have the ability to know the difference... But, I spend more time thinking about shopping than practicing...

    I like playing the blues walking strum stuff...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I like playing the blues walking strum stuff.
    I shrug my shoulders and walk away.

    Like this.

    Shirt shopping.


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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    I almost never listen to (recorded) Blues either but been playing it since high school.
    This forum has no place for yoof.
    I'm talkin bout rootsy Blues. I like it better with it's fused, like Robben Ford, Gary Moore, Erik Johnson, Sott Henderson, and this guy http://www.youtube.com/user/GregsGuitars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    Kin ell that's decent.
    Cheers.

    But like i said,this forum has no place for yoof.


    Is this blues?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Also, I don't like the floating trem on me Ibanez, plus it needs setting up, so that'll cost money too.
    The tremlo arm I got with my guitar is still in the small bag that also carried a lead and an allen key. Pointless bloody things.

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    Nah, DG isn't Blues but who could play Rock without being influenced by Blues? Difficult thing to define, too many variations. And like what is said about pornography ... I can't define it but I know it when I see it.

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