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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2005-05-04T15:59:31+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=11&t=1079 2005-05-04T15:59:31+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1079&p=11462#p11462 <![CDATA[RE: New guy here to learn]]>
Growing up in the south, Mom, Dad and my sister would drag me along to Methodist services on Sunday. When I got into high school I played with great singer and went to his AME Baptist church. What a revelation. I loved it.

The praise type music I am most enjoying now and studying is Sacred Steel. These are Pentecostal type traditionally black churches and most are in Florida. They feature a Lap Steel guitar instead of an organ and the players are very bluesy even on traditional Christian songs.

Bob, I will help you all I can. I already like your style of playing and your song writing abilities.

http://www.DocWilliamson.com

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2005-04-06T17:38:30+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1079&p=11461#p11461 <![CDATA[RE: New guy here to learn]]> =Bob=

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"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

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2005-04-06T15:39:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1079&p=11457#p11457 <![CDATA[RE: New guy here to learn]]> >Welcome to this wonderful site (I'm a rookie myself). Your

Thanks for the welcome!

>knowledge level is way past mine, so it's doubtful I can

There are plenty of holes...

>give you any insight. But I really like Gospel music as
>well. It is so easy to take a Blues reading on many Gospel
>tunes.

Gospel, as I know and love it, borrows heavily from both blues and jazz. I'm not much into jazz, yet... I love both black gospel and southern gospel and blends of the two.

>Of course, the only time I played/sang in church, 10-12 of
>the church members actually got up and walked out during the
>song I performed ("The Old Rugged Cross"). I was told later
>that they said they were offended at my interpretation
>(which included an extended improvisational interlude). Not
>to mention, I completely ignored the melody line in my
>singing.
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>This was back in 1981, when I was stationed in the USAF in
>Germany. Perhaps church folks today would be more receptive
>to my reworking of a gospel standard???
>Naaaahhhh. :)
>Kevin

I think it depends on the church :) Some churches I've attended would have thrown you out, others would have applauded. Still others would have applauded when they threw you out :)
=Bob=

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Welcome to this wonderful site (I'm a rookie myself). Your knowledge level is way past mine, so it's doubtful I can give you any insight. But I really like Gospel music as well. It is so easy to take a Blues reading on many Gospel tunes.

Of course, the only time I played/sang in church, 10-12 of the church members actually got up and walked out during the song I performed ("The Old Rugged Cross"). I was told later that they said they were offended at my interpretation (which included an extended improvisational interlude). Not to mention, I completely ignored the melody line in my singing.

This was back in 1981, when I was stationed in the USAF in Germany. Perhaps church folks today would be more receptive to my reworking of a gospel standard???

Naaaahhhh. :)

Kevin

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>As for church, I'm mainly a bass singer in the choir. I play
>a slide guitar solo now and then.
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>I'm learning some keyboard stuff now. Started off with piano
>lessons as a kid, but it was the usual stuff aimed at
>working you into classical music, which just didn't grab my
>fancy much. My wife sold our piano to a local college last
>year as the kids weren't using it any more, but I've just
>bought a Hammond that's going in the spot it used to occupy.

Yeah, I started at the piano when I was about 7 years old. All the traditional stuff. Lost interest when I was in high school. Stopped the lessons, but I continued to play, practice and learn modern techniques on my own. I wish I would have found the right teacher back then. I work at a university now (computer programmer) and I have buddies in the music department. I really don't take enough advantage of my environment though. I've been thinking about taking all the jazz theory courses here.
=Bob=

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As for church, I'm mainly a bass singer in the choir. I play a slide guitar solo now and then.

I'm learning some keyboard stuff now. Started off with piano lessons as a kid, but it was the usual stuff aimed at working you into classical music, which just didn't grab my fancy much. My wife sold our piano to a local college last year as the kids weren't using it any more, but I've just bought a Hammond that's going in the spot it used to occupy.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

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