What’s the style and how do I learn it?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Viking Power, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Like Chet said, "Play the melody."
     
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  2. Viking Power

    Viking Power Synchromatic

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    Lovin’ all the replies. Bunch of good folks here.
     
  3. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

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    Ain't that the truth. I fell so far down the blues and country hole I play the banjo now.
     
  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    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.
     
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  5. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

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    Like growing old, it's OK as you don't become grumpily condescending about it.:rolleyes:
     
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  6. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

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    Blues mandolins? That's a new one. I've heard bluegrass mandolins a plenty, but never blues. Any recommendations on someone to listen to?
     
  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    "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.
     
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  8. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

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    Truer words have never been spoken. I'll give it a listen, thanks!
     
  9. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    I’ve seen YouTubes of of Ry Cooder playing blues mando.
     
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  10. gretschbigsby

    gretschbigsby Gretschie

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    Don't be afraid to ask for help. You don't have to live that way!
     
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  11. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

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    It's too late. I'm too far gone.
     
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  12. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    Winnipeg
    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.
     
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  13. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Not what I play, but I like it.
     
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  14. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    :D
     
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  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    What's next? Accordions?
     
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  16. Viking Power

    Viking Power Synchromatic

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    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.
     
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