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Is This Still Blues?

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A little experiment with a slightly pimped-up 12-bar blues. My apologies for the recording quality, sometimes I wish we'd had those modern digital devices these young kids have nowadays.

Posted : 12/06/2007 10:09 pm
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Yeah, those youngsters have it all don't they, old man! Why, when I was a teenager, calculators had only just been invented and they cost about as much as a starter guitar - now they give 'em away free in cereal packets!

Sounds very country/blues to me - the staccato-ish picking is more country than blues, though the scales are more blues than country. Even a touch jazzy to my ears - but I'm no expert. pretty cool, all the same, though!

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Posted : 12/06/2007 10:41 pm
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I dont know but its good haha.

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Posted : 12/06/2007 11:36 pm
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That is really great Sleutelbos.
Another thing that was different twenty-five years ago was the distinction between music types. Today, music types have crossed over so much it is difficult to classify styles. My only rule is, "If I enjoy it I listen".

Posted : 13/06/2007 1:13 am
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I would say it's either a jazzy blues or bluesy jazz.

Seems very close to the line to me and I even hear that
country thing Vic spoke of.

Leonard Bernstein once said something like,

" There are only two types of music. Good and Bad"

This is Good


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Posted : 13/06/2007 1:25 am
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I like your work. it is so visual.

Posted : 13/06/2007 2:50 am
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Does it matter ?

It sounds awesome so why bother , saying blues .country .jazz .

Its music .

Darn nice music as well


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Posted : 13/06/2007 5:28 am
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Sound Quality bad ?

Well if you call that bad, then where shall we place ourselves...:oops:

Nice short piece. And yea, it is still the blues.

Posted : 13/06/2007 7:49 am
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Sounds good to me, nice swing 8)

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Posted : 14/06/2007 1:37 am
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A bit on the jazzy side of the blues, but definitely still blues. I love it. Lay one down a bit longer and I'll definitely listen to it while reading or just kicking back. Good stuff!


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Posted : 14/06/2007 3:14 am
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That's good.

I'm just listening to alot of your other stuff; very, very good


Posted : 14/06/2007 8:01 pm
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Jazz/ Swing/ Blues its all in there and it shows through that you are having a ball. Hey and you are never too young to learn I'm 62 next month but keep it quiet eh :wink:

Nice one,


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Posted : 15/06/2007 5:24 pm