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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2016-05-26T06:50:52+00:00 2016-05-26T06:50:52+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • What's happened?]]> Statistics: Posted by kiwiblues — Thu May 26, 2016 6:50 am — Replies 1 — Views 2400

2016-04-15T00:04:54+00:00 <![CDATA[Way off Topic • Dis here place.....]]> I remember it as a thriving semi-fun forum.......


Statistics: Posted by tinsmith — Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:04 am — Replies 0 — Views 1307

2016-01-20T09:23:18+00:00 <![CDATA[Way off Topic • Coming To America]]>
Will be visitng LA, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Orlando in Aoril

Our itinerary is pretty full, but anything I should squeeze in?

Statistics: Posted by srvlives — Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:23 am — Replies 1 — Views 935

2015-11-19T20:18:09+00:00 <![CDATA[Way off Topic • Test your musical knowledge]]>
See how many you can score out of 20: ... music_quiz

Statistics: Posted by Spiritinthesky — Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:18 pm — Replies 0 — Views 725

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 — Replies 0 — Views 869

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 — Replies 1 — Views 1648

2015-09-23T17:35:26+00:00 <![CDATA[Way off Topic • Happy birthday Bruce Springsteen]]> See how many you can score out of 20 in this quiz: ... steen_quiz

Statistics: Posted by Spiritinthesky — Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:35 pm — Replies 1 — Views 758

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 — Replies 1 — Views 1118

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 — Replies 0 — Views 1006

2015-08-29T16:28:59+00:00 <![CDATA[A Bit About You • Been a long time...]]>
Since then...

Got divorced.
Became a single custodial parent.
Had a couple of bands.
Saw Buddy Guy last week.

Other stuff, too. Now that I'm back online, I'm glad to have found this place again.

Statistics: Posted by R.B. Huckleberry — Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:28 pm — Replies 1 — Views 2879

2015-08-27T15:37:20+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • Stevie Ray Vaughan]]>
Full story here:

Statistics: Posted by Spiritinthesky — Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:37 pm — Replies 0 — Views 952

2015-05-31T04:56:09+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • Texas Flood - slide version]]>

All the best from way DownUnder.

Statistics: Posted by kirk — Sun May 31, 2015 4:56 am — Replies 0 — Views 1033

2015-05-25T14:01:52+00:00 <![CDATA[Guitar • RIP B.B. King - the story of Lucille]]>
To celebrate the passing of the great B.B. King I thought I'd share this B.B. style backing track, which also tells the story of how his famous Lucille guitar got her name...

Rest in Peace maestro.

Happy jamming folks....

Statistics: Posted by meritonemusic — Mon May 25, 2015 2:01 pm — Replies 4 — Views 1768

2015-05-06T21:36:26+00:00 <![CDATA[Shameless Promotion • Sleep Walk Specifically Written for Guitar]]>
My version of Sleep Walk has a "music box" feel to it This version is simple enough for most to learn if you enjoy it. This was recorded direct into a my first DAW using a Zoom G2 for a pre amp. It may have a smidge of reverb on it but that is about all. It wasn't edited just played straight through, so there is an occasional "bump" but nothing too distracting.

I come here occasionally but seldom see many new posts. Where did all the people go? It was really busy when I first joined. Sad since this was a real friendly place.

Statistics: Posted by Slacker G — Wed May 06, 2015 9:36 pm — Replies 2 — Views 2125

2015-05-01T20:43:23+00:00 <![CDATA[Equipment Blues • Tube amp problem]]>
I have owned a 4x10 fender hotrod DeVille since 2007. It has seen ALOT of use (shows/recordings/tour/etc). In all this time, the only maintenance I have done to it has been replacing the power tubes (because some genius fell into my amp and broke the back board with his knee, breaking both tubes), and I have replaced the reverb pan. Our last show (this past friday) the amp started squealing loud mutant baby alien noises randomly (only way I can describe it). I couldn't tell if it was a connection problem or something sending too much power to the tubes. I am not a tech by any means. The only thing I can say is that When I replaced the power tubes I was told to replace the other (smaller tubes)... which I never did. Any insight is GREATLY appreciated.

Statistics: Posted by savage — Fri May 01, 2015 8:43 pm — Replies 0 — Views 1915