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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-03-28T18:50:25+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=11&t=1033 2009-03-28T18:50:25+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1033&p=92892#p92892 <![CDATA[Re: Left hand wants to slow it down]]>
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Statistics: Posted by Jbyrd 88 — Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:50 pm


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2006-03-29T04:25:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1033&p=11133#p11133 <![CDATA[RE: Left hand wants to slow it down]]> It's like situps even if no one ever sees your stomach it is there strong and supporting your back and your whole body.

Statistics: Posted by lorilu — Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:25 am


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2006-03-28T18:08:33+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1033&p=11132#p11132 <![CDATA[RE: Left hand wants to slow it down]]>
From the bottom of my soul, my advice is "don't pay it no mind". Whatever speed you feel comfortable playing, that is the right speed. The only thing that matters is if the song makes folks sit up and pay attention. That's my only goal.

When I'm playing and singing, my tempo keeps pretty consistnt. But when I improvise, I sometimes unintentionally speed up. The other guys I play with have had to learn they need to prepare for this possibility. Hell, even when I'm playing alone, I still don't care about keeping a consitent tempo. The more structural stuff I try to keep in my head, the poorer job I'm going to do on the really important stuff.

Oh, and I was given a fancy metronome for Christmas back in 1977. I used it for a week, and gave it away.

Good luck!!!
Kevin

Statistics: Posted by meilankev — Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:08 pm


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2006-03-28T08:15:14+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1033&p=11131#p11131 <![CDATA[RE: Left hand wants to slow it down]]>
There are two bits of info I picked up and place high in the list of essentials, one of which goes something like, "Never be frightened of slow - most people are, and they are mistooked". (Houndog Fraser).

Statistics: Posted by badfinger — Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:15 am


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2006-03-27T23:42:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1033&p=11130#p11130 <![CDATA[RE: Left hand wants to slow it down]]>
Here's something I've started doing to help LH: allot an amount of time to play nothing w/LH but the 1,3,5,6 of each RH note (key chord). I've picked out several oldie country, blues, & rock songs that I think sound pretty good w/just this LH rhythm pattern.

A few songs I've gotten down pat: Talk Back Trembling Lips, I Ain't Never, Together Again, Cryin Time, Love's Gonna Live Here Again, She Thinks I Still Care, Same Old Me, The Girls All Get Prettier, Honky Tonk Blues, Mona Lisa, You win Again, Would You Catch A Falling Star, Here We Go Again, Lovesick Blues, etc.

Don't Let Go, Splish Splash, Sea Cruise, You Never Can Tell, Chantilly Lace, Sea of Love, I Can Help, Some Kind of Wonderful, Be-Bop-A-Lula, I'm Walkin, Blue Monday, Whole Lot of Shakin, Matchbox, & a bunch of blues classics!

Point is: I just couldn't get kicked off playin solo until I started practicing this LH pattern. I can now keep up w/some of CBerry & JLlewis stuff--it's real fun time! LOL!--I'm lookin for a basser, drummer--even a sax to get the show on the road! Regards

Statistics: Posted by fred — Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:42 pm


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2006-03-25T19:32:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1033&p=11129#p11129 <![CDATA[RE: Left hand wants to slow it down]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:32 pm


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2006-03-25T19:24:07+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1033&p=11128#p11128 <![CDATA[RE: Left hand wants to slow it down]]>
I have received the advice from musicians I admire to use a metronome in practice and this coming from guitar players that were really good. Not the whole practice time but enough so you can work on timing. As a drummer we can get blamed for all timing issues but let me tell you - I have heard bad timing out of all types of musicians. Not necessarily always bad but the drummer cannot make up for all of the off timing.

Timing is weird. We recorded a demo a while back and when it was my turn to lay my track the engineer asked me if I wanted a click. I said I didn't know so we did the first without. I said Hey, I think they're off, and he said, no, they're on a click, you're off. Hilarious! Sometimes your ears tell you something different.

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2006-03-25T16:12:51+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1033&p=11127#p11127 <![CDATA[Left hand wants to slow it down]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:12 pm


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