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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2016-05-26T14:28:44+00:00 2016-05-26T14:28:44+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • Re: What's happened?]]>

Edited to add: I got a whole lot of PHP error messages when I posted. I got some the last time I searched, too. I guess that none of the mods or admins are even checking in. :sad:

Statistics: Posted by michaelm — Thu May 26, 2016 2:28 pm

2016-05-26T06:50:52+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • What's happened?]]> Statistics: Posted by kiwiblues — Thu May 26, 2016 6:50 am

2015-10-10T17:52:05+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • Re: tune for learning mixolydian scale?]]> In a blues context, or just in general? Slide, open tuning, or standard/ fretted? There are lots of Celtic and trad Irish tunes that use Mixolydian. Try Roving Galway Boy or Sheebag and Sheemore. For something more mainstream, work on Norwegian Wood (Beatles), sliding the melody (it's Mixolydian) while droning the root, say in Open D. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitgerald is another one that works this way.

If that doesn't float your boat, here are some (mostly) rock songs that use Mixolydian. Some of these are more chord based (vs scales) but maybe something strikes you.

Again, if Celtic / trad Irish is appealing, you will find lots there with some searching. To me this genre is the essence and mood of Mixolydian. Key of D / open D tuning in particular.


Statistics: Posted by 5_iron — Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:52 pm

2015-10-09T17:23:40+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • horn section ideas]]> I'm looking for new ideas for my rhythm guitar playing: can you suggest examples of good horn sections in blues songs?

Statistics: Posted by alf — Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:23 pm

2015-10-08T00:57:02+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • tune for learning mixolydian scale?]]>
anyone have a tune for learning mixolydian scale? Something that uses most or all the notes, but not so abstract as just running the scales?

Thanks if possible,


Statistics: Posted by rcwilk — Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:57 am

2015-10-07T17:32:53+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • Re: Mandolins]]> Bad Luck and Trouble:

RIP Johnny. 8)

Statistics: Posted by michaelm — Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:32 pm

2015-10-03T19:03:14+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • Re: Mandolins]]>
I am probably the odd guy out as I fingerpick the things.

But a guy who I enjoy the heck out of is Jim Richter. How can you not love somebody who plays Chuck Berry on the mando.

Statistics: Posted by Lo-Fi — Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:03 pm

2015-09-21T04:56:19+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • Re: mnemonic for open G]]> Statistics: Posted by LesFromChicago — Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:56 am

2015-09-18T19:58:38+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • mnemonic for open G]]>
Say _ anyone have a clever, easy to remember phrase for Open G?

Spanish Tuning Open G (DGDGBD)

Do Great Deposits Give Back Doe? uck. Darling Girl, Darling Girl, Be Darling ?? Maybe just lazy today. Open to ideas.

Thanks, RC

Statistics: Posted by rcwilk — Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:58 pm

2015-08-31T18:04:32+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • Into The Blues - free album of killer jam tracks]]>
Thought I'd share this with ya'll... it's just been uploaded to youtube - it's a free FULL ALBUM (nearly 2 hours long!!) of blues backing tracks called Into The Blues 8)

From the happy feel of the major key B.B. King inspired jam, to seriously head-bopping shuffle feel jams, the fast to the slow, the pretty to the rockouts, all the way to the epic David Gilmore inspired blues ballad vibes - you will have hours and hours of inspired playing time improvising on your chosen instrument with this blues play-along album...

Happy jamming!

Statistics: Posted by meritonemusic — Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:04 pm