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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-04-02T12:14:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=1166 2006-04-02T12:14:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1166&p=12439#p12439 <![CDATA[RE: slobberchops]]>
This is a serious problem when it is solo time or we go into a bridge or break. The way I deal with it is to back off the mic and throw a big yo!! or Hey !! to get there attention. Luckily the blues allows this with out it being to obvious to the audience (I hope).

A light tap just behing the ear with a Baseball bat helps as well.

Statistics: Posted by harp54 — Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:14 pm


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2006-03-29T12:33:03+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1166&p=12438#p12438 <![CDATA[RE: slobberchops]]> If you remain concious of your head position and try and keep it level... Incidently, this is also a handy thing on stage as you are able to see whats going on around you.

Buah-Ha-Ha-ha !!!! LOL :D

You'd be surprised how many guys haven't figured that out! Our bass player likes to play with his eyes closed when he gets into a solid groove. This may help him "hear" the music better, but unfortunately he stands between the lead guitar player and myself and forgets to step back. We get tired of doing the bob and weave to communicate on solos and I often have to poke him in the ribs. Old pros that sit in usually have their chins up and their heads on a swivel, looking for a cue from anyone.

Bosco

Statistics: Posted by bosco — Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:33 pm


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2006-03-25T15:44:01+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1166&p=12437#p12437 <![CDATA[RE: slobberchops]]> Statistics: Posted by harp54 — Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:44 pm


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2006-03-24T14:04:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1166&p=12436#p12436 <![CDATA[RE: slobberchops]]> Statistics: Posted by rookie — Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:04 pm


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2006-03-23T19:13:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1166&p=12435#p12435 <![CDATA[RE: slobberchops]]>
"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

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2006-03-23T19:02:30+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1166&p=12434#p12434 <![CDATA[RE: slobberchops]]> Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:02 pm


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2006-03-23T13:59:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1166&p=12433#p12433 <![CDATA[RE: slobberchops]]> That's a surprising answer actually, because lately I've started to wonder if I'm not putting enough breath effort in (even though I am frequently out of breath at the end of every 12 bars and have to miss out the first bar of the next round to catch up).
I haven't been consciously blowin' harder though, so I reckon it's probably about time I went back to concentrating on nailing the diaphragm-breathing technique. How many basics do you have to learn, for Pete's sake?
Thanks for the advice ...

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2006-03-22T19:36:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1166&p=12432#p12432 <![CDATA[RE: slobberchops]]> Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:36 pm


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2006-03-22T13:17:49+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1166&p=12431#p12431 <![CDATA[slobberchops]]>
So, as I said the other day, I'm back to playing 12-bar tunes rather than the scales/exercises in the Portnoy course, and an old foe has reared its ugly head. In a nutshell, once I've whizzed through a couple of renditions, some of the holes seem to fill up with slaver and don't play properly until I tap them out on my hand. Anyone successfully conquered this problem?

I did suddenly wonder if it had anything to with the way I habitually practice sitting down, so last night I played standing up for 90 mins. Really enjoyed being able to groove along, so I'll make it my default position from now on - but sadly it didn't help at all on that front.

I'll post the other question separately so it doesn't get too long and confusing on here...

Statistics: Posted by rookie — Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:17 pm


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