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Strat Talk Improv Challenges Revisited: #116 The Colonel

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by fezz parka, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. fezz parka

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    A quick not-so-pretty vid of the parts:

     
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    Thank you so much! :thumb: It’s so friggin pretty indeed :)
     
  3. Alan L Cole

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    Thank you Chris; very cool of you. I've got the backer downloaded but haven't done anything with it yet, other than to follow the thread to date, letting stuff soak.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'm doing what I can, let me tell you, having arthritis in your fingers really sucks. Especially with very repetitive small movements like this tune requires.
     
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    Alan L Cole Senior Stratmaster

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    That sucks Mr. Bits. Hang in there.
     
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    I feel for you. Although I have only very minor arthritis, the fact I can't really grip a flat pick makes this number really hard on the fingers and nails!
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've been using a pick made out of a Waitrose token :p

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    It required a little bit of filing here and there... :whistling:
     
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    davidKOS over 48 years playing gigs Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Guys, this is a valuable lesson in playing in a "traditional" rhythm section. Booker Tand the MG's were sort of the "Wrecking crew" of the south. They played on recordings by folks like Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, the Staple Singers, Delaney & Bonnie (check the Clapton influene on singing and Strats) among many others. Serious SOUL music.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booker_T._&_the_M.G.'s

    https://www.discogs.com/artist/129348-Booker-T-The-MGs

    "Best remembered as the in-house backing band of the Stax record label. "

    https://www.staxrecords.com/pages/booker-t-the-m-g-s

    "As the house band at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. & the MG’s may have been the single greatest factor in the lasting value of that label’s soul music, not to mention Southern soul as a whole. Their tight, impeccable grooves could be heard on classic hits by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Albert King, and Sam & Dave, and for that reason alone, they would deserve their subsequent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But in addition to their formidable skills as a house band, on their own they were one of the top instrumental outfits of the rock era, cutting classics like “Green Onions,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Hang ’em High.” "

    Notice in fezz parka 's video not just the notes but also the style....it's important :):thumb:



     
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    Every time I watch that video, David, I understand the difference between knowing the recipe and cooking a great dish. I'm also very grateful for your scholarly input.
     
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  10. fezz parka

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    That vid I made is just an old man remembering a CCR TV special he watched in 1970 as an 11 year old "guitar player". That live vid I posted was part of that special. And Time Is Tight was soon echoing out of my bedroom. :)
     
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    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    This is the first of eight posted videos from a programme originally broadcast by the BBC. It's probably as close as you'll get to 'the full story'.

     
  12. fezz parka

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    I didn't use a pick in the vid. I know what you mean. :)
     
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    davidKOS over 48 years playing gigs Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Some stuff is sort of meant for a pick - like scratch funk rhythm...all those muted 16ths, not in this piece per se, but in the style. It can be done w/ fingers, but it's not as easy.
     
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    @davidKOS i'd ask about coming down for a lesson, but the level of fear that i have over being told that i suck and should judt hang it up keeps me from even bringing it up... i'd rather die stupid and alone and playing poorly than face the truth that i should give it up...
     
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    You don't suck. Not even a little.
     
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    davidKOS over 48 years playing gigs Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well, I'd never tell you that! I'd love to share what I know with you.:):thumb:
     
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    "i'd rather die stupid and alone and playing poorly than face the truth that i should give it up..."

    @montemerrick, i think we've had this discussion before, and we've forbidden you to even think of giving it up.
    Why do we play? In the end, it's not for the money (LOL, definitely not), the accolades of the multitude (LOL again),
    the admiration of our peers even...
    no, we play because it makes us feel good, and it makes us feel right, and it makes us feel whole.
    The journey can be quite frustrating at times, it's true, but every once in a while we catch a glimmer of light,
    a flickering glow from up the road that tells us to keep going, that the trip is worthwhile because we are
    making progress along that road, that we are just a little bit better, more knowledgeable,
    more articulate in expressing ourselves today than we were yesterday.
    The simple fact is this: you aren't stupid, you aren't alone, and you aren't a poor player.
    Just yesterday i was musing on a statement i heard somewhere about the great Lester Young:
    "Lester played better clarinet than a lot of people who played better clarinet than he did."
    /_\
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    On the other hand (I said don't mention hands, or sinuses), some people should take the hint and take up the triangle. I do apologise for this debacle, I screwed it up, but I couldn't face doing another take.

     
  19. dogletnoir

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    Well, it sounded pretty good to me! :)
     
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    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    We all have issues that we struggle with @montemerrick, you have yours and I shure as heck have mine. I bet if we asked Fezz or David or Doglet, they would say that they have their own issues (probably miniscule indistinguishable details to us mere mortals) that they struggle with. I have often listened to you for inspiration.
     
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