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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Viking Power, Dec 6, 2021.
Like Chet said, "Play the melody."
Lovin’ all the replies. Bunch of good folks here.
Ain't that the truth. I fell so far down the blues and country hole I play the banjo now.
Lots of blues came from mandolins, too. Blues and country were raised together back in the day. They had a child and called it rock and roll.
Like growing old, it's OK as you don't become grumpily condescending about it.
Blues mandolins? That's a new one. I've heard bluegrass mandolins a plenty, but never blues. Any recommendations on someone to listen to?
"Who Caught The Katy?", the first song in the Blues Brothers movie, was written by Yank Rachel, from Indy, on mando. I knew a guy from Cyprus who played a mean blues bouzouki. I've played blues on a harpsichord and a calliope. It's not the instrument that counts---it's the musician.
Truer words have never been spoken. I'll give it a listen, thanks!
I’ve seen YouTubes of of Ry Cooder playing blues mando.
Don't be afraid to ask for help. You don't have to live that way!
It's too late. I'm too far gone.
If I was going to play something like that I would work from a sketch, the chord/melody bits at the start and end would be pretty well set out, they would be played mostly the same everytime, the single line stuff in the middle would be mostly improvised, but I would probably have a good idea what keys and where on the fretboard I wanted to be and I would have a few notes or changes targeted.
Not what I play, but I like it.
What's next? Accordions?
This is helpful. Thank you. I'm at the very early stagesof of trying to improvise and I think this video sparks more interest in it for me. I'd love to be able to bust something out like that. I get that some of it would be planned or at least sketched out in his head. Fascinating to me.