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AAT - E7 Blues backing -- plus Jim's first fast takes!

Well, here's my first attempts at leads over a pretty fast Blues shuffle. It's again one of those backings I have on my PC but I don't know from whence it came...if it's one of yours, I hope you don't mind me using it -- it's really cool and was fun as heck to play to!

This gave me and my Strat a pretty good workout!

Here's the backing track:

E7Blues Backing

And here's my take on it. Both of these are the same recording, just mixed differently. One has a louder solo, one a louder backing - you can probably tell from the first few seconds which will sound better on your system (lots has to do with the WOW Effects setting in Windows Media Player, if you use that to listen with).


E7Blues - jim take

E7Blues - jim take (louder lead)

Thanks,
Jim
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Re: AAT - E7 Blues backing -- plus Jim's first fast takes!

6/13/2006 7:42 PM

Chris Russell (3044) wrote:

way ta go JIM!!

I like the phrasing. did you work that up or just shoot it from the hip?

Chris3



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Re: AAT - E7 Blues backing -- plus Jim's first fast takes!

6/13/2006 8:22 PM

Jim Signorile (1155) wrote:

The only thing I had in mind was the opening riff pattern - the first 12 notes. After that it was from the hip. That's the basic phrasing I worked from, but I know I veered off from that quite a bit as well.

It was really a blast! :)

Thanks Chris!!!

Jim

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Re: AAT - E7 Blues backing -- plus Jim's first fast takes!

6/13/2006 10:49 PM

Travis McNeely (757) wrote:

NICE! respect to you sir! did you stay upon any particular scale or did you jump around a bit and go with your gut feeling?



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Re: AAT - E7 Blues backing -- plus Jim's first fast takes!

6/14/2006 7:43 AM

Jim Signorile (1155) wrote:

Thanks Travis!

Well, I used the E blues scale as a framework, but I also have been playing more and more by ear lately, forming melodic phrases by just knowing from experience what relative positions on the fretboard will produce the notes I want, so I used a lot of ear playing as well to take whatever phrase was developing to where I wanted it to go.

The blues scale is a "safety" framework for me right now - I know I can always find my way home using the 5 positions of that, but I love to also add in natural 3rds and 7ths and 6ths as passing tones, and I also mix the major pentatonic in when I feel like adding that kind of color to my playing. And then I just add other notes based on my ear when they fit the melody I want.

Thanks for asking!

Jim



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6/14/2006 8:23 AM

Travis McNeely (757) wrote:

thanks for telling! lol

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Re: AAT - E7 Blues backing -- plus Jim's first fast takes!

6/14/2006 11:07 PM

Rick Kelly (2659) wrote:

Ya'know I can't resist blues....must.....jamm......now...drool...drool.

I decided to try out my new Boogie amp direct out for recording. I think the tone is ok, but I still need to play with it. Nothing takes the place of mic'ing the speaker of a tube amp for my ears, but this is much more convenient.

Rico's E7 Blues Take with Boogie

Peace,
Rick



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Re: AAT - E7 Blues backing -- plus Jim's first fast takes!

6/15/2006 10:21 AM

Jim Signorile (1155) wrote:

Nice job Rick!!

Great picking and I think the tone is really good - I keep trying to improve my tone, and I think yours is realy good.

Good take! Yeah, I can't resist the blues either...my fingers start twitching if I don't have a guitar in hand. :)

Jim

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A not so serious take of the E7 Blues

6/15/2006 1:48 AM

Geoffrey Barnes (314) wrote:

This was my first take for something like this after being away from playing guitar for about 15 years. Yep- I was laughing hard when I could hear my mistakes through this. Well- here's back to doodling on the Bass.........

Geoff's E7 Blues ( I am Crazy)

Geoff :-)



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Re: A not so serious take of the E7 Blues

6/15/2006 10:25 AM

Jim Signorile (1155) wrote:

Hey Geoff, for 15 years not playing, I think you really did good! I think your git was a little out of tune with the backing (or it could be my ears) but otherwise I predict you'll be back in great shape in no time - as long as you don't put the guitar down again for a few more years!! :)

Jim



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Re: A not so serious take of the E7 Blues

6/16/2006 3:52 PM

Rick Kelly (2659) wrote:

Heh, you should have heard my first take.

Somehow I musta' had a major ear failure and tuned my guitar up almost 1/2 step. It took me a few bars to figure out why things were sounding so strange, lol.

Peace,
Rico



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Re: A not so serious take of the E7 Blues

6/17/2006 11:14 PM

Geoffrey Barnes (314) wrote:

Yep-
New geeter + new strings = quick dutuning. Had tuned up about an hour before I did this take. Ran my guitar through my tuner after reading your post- all the strings were flat by at least a half step. It is amazing (even though I have been playing bass while being absent from playing guitar)how fast what you have learned years ago comes back.


Geoff :-)



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Re: A not so serious take of the E7 Blues

6/18/2006 12:29 AM

Geoffrey Barnes (314) wrote:

ah- that should be " New geeter + new strings = quick detuning.". I cannot type for quids---------------------------------------------------------

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