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Here's a backing track of a pretty well known chord progression ...

http://www.thatllteachyou.com/mp3s/Bb.mp3 ... have a go at it, it's a fun one.

Here's my slide take over it:

http://www.thatllteachyou.com/mp3s/spell.mp3 | Download
http://www.thatllteachyou.com/mp3s/spell.m3u | Stream

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Caevan O'Sh!te
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Hey, thanks!

The backing-track is way cool fun to jam over, regardless of the way one plays (slide, fretted, etc.).

Did you put that together, or is it from another source?

If it's your's, please detail how you did it, wouldja?

As for your own take at soloing over it in Dropped-D slide, that's some tasty guitar playing, Kirk! Seriously good tone, too. Just what did you play that on and how did you record it? Any and all details are looked forward to!


   
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Caevan O'Sh!te ...

I'm not sure where that came from, I'm afraid, but it's not one of mine. I'm still at an embryonic stage when it comes to putting together midi files, if indeed it is midi.

I played that on my Strat (strung 16 18 24 34 44 54) into a RP100 modelling thingo, factory setting number 3, into Adobe Audition on my PC.

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WOW, I never would've guessed that, every time I ever plugged my guitar into one of those RP-units I hated it! You sound particularly GREAT there, though!

You ever listen to Derek Trucks? Something in your attack and phrasing reminds me of him, the way your slide hits the strings and the way you pick and inflect.

What sort of slide do you favor? What brand and type of strings?

Now, that's played in Dropped-D, as in "Standard" but with the 6th-string tuned down to D, correct?

Oh, yeah; that's basically similar to B.B. King's "The Thrill (Is Gone)", right? I don't happen to have a copy of that tune on anything right now; is that in the same key as the original (assuming I'm right in the first place), or do you know off the top of your head? (I was wondering if the original was in the horn-friendly key of Bbm, instead of the more guitar-friendly key of Bm.)

Sorry for the boatloads of annoying questions!


   
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I've got it in my head that "The Thrill is Gone" was done by B.B. in A minor, but I could be wrong. Don't have a CD of it here.

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WOW, I never would've guessed that, every time I ever plugged my guitar into one of those RP-units I hated it! You sound particularly GREAT there, though!

You ever listen to Derek Trucks? Something in your attack and phrasing reminds me of him, the way your slide hits the strings and the way you pick and inflect.

What sort of slide do you favor? What brand and type of strings?

Now, that's played in Dropped-D, as in "Standard" but with the 6th-string tuned down to D, correct?

Oh, yeah; that's basically similar to B.B. King's "The Thrill (Is Gone)", right? I don't happen to have a copy of that tune on anything right now; is that in the same key as the original (assuming I'm right in the first place), or do you know off the top of your head? (I was wondering if the original was in the horn-friendly key of Bbm, instead of the more guitar-friendly key of Bm.)

Sorry for the boatloads of annoying questions!
I don't mind the questions ...

I hate just about every other sound in the RP100 too.

Yes, I have heard Derek, he's great young player.

I use heavy brass slides I have made for me. They're a shorter length than usual as I always play in dropped D and I don't need the full 6 string span.

Yes, dropped D is D A D G B E.

I don't know the original key, I'm afraid.

Cheers,

Kirk


   
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I seem to recall that "The Thrill is Gone" is in Bm, but I'm pretty sure when I did play this in a band, we did it in Cm...

I've run my cheap little lap steel through a PodXT and it sounds brilliant. I record almost everything direct these days...

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