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Strat Talk Improv Challenges Revisited: #111 - Be A Gypsy

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by fezz parka, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Alan L Cole

    Alan L Cole Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    65
    Jan 29, 2018
    NY
    Stand tall sir, you've set your dreams aside so others may achieve theirs - that is noble! I can tell that was what motivated Simon to help with your track when you took time in the off hours to record it while not dusturbing your family - still keeping that dream alive. You are among regular people here, as far as I can tell, and definetly regarding me. I'm sure Chris would be the first to say all are welcome here, regardless of their equipment or knowledge. It's the desire to achieve that counts. You played your track beautifully by the way. I don't comment much in this thread as I feel that's for Chris and others more knowledgable than I but I do know when I hear a good player and you are a good player but more importantly, one who has expressed a desire to be better by participating. So welcome! I'm waiting to hear more from you - a fellow dreamer...Alan
     
  2. fezz parka

    fezz parka Do you Reach? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
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    Apr 21, 2011
    Going to Eden...Hey Brother...
    These challenges are improv challenges. One take, warts and all. Like sitting in with a band. Your take was right in line with what these are all about.

    Then everyone here is a spider or dirty socks...because we're all listening and learning together.

    Listen....it's never too late to follow your muse. Just keep playing. You never know where you'll be tomorrow, but you know where you are today. Play. Today. :)
     
  3. fezz parka

    fezz parka Do you Reach? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
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    Apr 21, 2011
    Going to Eden...Hey Brother...
    Absolutely. If you show genuine interest in doing something other than splooging all over the top of a track in hope of garnering effusive "atta-boys", then your level of knowledge or type of recording equipment or experience is irrelevant. The only thing that's relevant is the desire to make music and learn something along the way.

    If a person can't tell the difference between Eb minor and C minor, and they arrogantly argue in favor of their ignorance after being corrected, then they're not welcome here. Arrogant Champions of Ignorance (ACI's) are shown the door. :cool:
     
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  4. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Texas
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  5. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir WBLV Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern us
    Acoustic take...
    Chicken Wing (v2)

    ... Recording King 'Dirty Thirties' model. JD Jazz I plectrum... attack, attack, attack.
     
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  6. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jun 14, 2013
    Cincinnati
    I’ve picked up an assortment of JD jazz picks. Gonna take some getting used to. I use the orange tortex .60’s.

    Felt like I was using a frisbee :D
     
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  7. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir WBLV Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern us
    i like 'em thicc myself... the tone just seems to work better for what i do. :D
    Keep with it, and it will pay dividends.
     
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  8. davidKOS

    davidKOS Musical Hermit Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    On an acoustic guitar, a big part of getting the right sound and feel for Gypsy jazz is learning to use a big thick pick! That alone gives more of the sound than using the Selmer-type guitars with a thin pick and typical alternating picking.

    Usually I use a .73 ultex or ultem sharp, but for Gypsy stuff I use 2-3mm pick.

    The other part is called "Gypsy picking" "arpeggio picking" or "economy picking", which is basically using down (or up) strokes when changing strings, keeping the pick direction the same.
     
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  9. davidKOS

    davidKOS Musical Hermit Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
  10. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
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    Jun 14, 2013
    Cincinnati
    That looks like it’d be a fun time. The menu sounds pretty appetizing as well.

    I was in New Orleans for the first time recently. Stopped in for a Jazz brunch at The Court of Two Sisters. It was a memorable experience.

    Good luck. Wow the crowd and enjoy your evening there!
     
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  11. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir WBLV Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern us
    i just can't resist...

    (actually, i mistakenly didn't save my first acoustic take of Chicken Wing, so that
    gave me the perfect excuse to have another go at it with the 'Dirty Thirties' Single O)
     
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  12. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    I tried several times, I couldn't come with something better. I'm losing my mojo :(

     
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  13. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir WBLV Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern us
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  14. Alan L Cole

    Alan L Cole Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    65
    Jan 29, 2018
    NY
    At least you've got mojo to lose Omar. I'm still looking for some! Nice track by the way. Keep on plugging at it.
     
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  15. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Thank you Alan :) come on, you know you’ve got the mojo ;)
     
  16. davidKOS

    davidKOS Musical Hermit Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
  17. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 21, 2010
    Yorkshire
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  18. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

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  19. Alan L Cole

    Alan L Cole Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    65
    Jan 29, 2018
    NY
    That is very impressive David, kudos to you both! I hope you are able to keep the video up for a while - I've watched the first 24 mins or so and would like to be able to watch it in its entirity. Thank you for sharing it David and thank you for participating at ST and helping us.
     
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  20. Alan L Cole

    Alan L Cole Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    65
    Jan 29, 2018
    NY
    If I had any mojo Omar, I wouldn't have stayed at HoJos or shopped for BOGOS! :(
     
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