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Everybody singin' like somebody else's body. And that's pretty spooky if you think about it. I like the shows where the guy... he's like 18 years and white and he's comin' up on stage before a 90 years old bluesman [pantomimes lurching onto stage, plays really old sounding blues, wails incomprehensibly]... And then the 90 years old bluesman comes on and says, 'OK man, whassup?' Everythin's gotten like kinda spaced if you think about it... - Jerry Ricks, Port Townsend 97

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Offline joe paul

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Blue Shadow Falling
« on: June 01, 2017, 04:09:46 AM »
One of Buddy Moss's great numbers in E, from the 1963 recording session with George Mitchell.
Thanks as ever to John Miller for his song breakdowns, where I discovered this. Here we are a year or two later and I've almost learned to play it ...!



Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 04:17:54 AM »
Well done! Lot of difficult moves in there!

Offline Pan

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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 08:15:26 AM »
Excellent! Thanks for posting!



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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 09:48:18 AM »
Really nice, Gordon!  I think it's great the way that you're always working and growing in what you do.
All best,

Offline joe paul

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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 01:21:35 PM »
Thanks, glad people enjoyed it.
I get a lot out of learning songs that are a bit of a stretch - then getting to the point where the singing works out, that's the hard, hard bit, but rewarding too.


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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 04:41:03 PM »
Hi Gordon,

Thought I had posted this before, but must have failed to post.

This is really fine, and I admire how you strive for a style with a loose right hand and a fluid left as well. You also really carry the rhythm and feel of the song in your body. This technique may be difficult to master, but you are reaping the benefits in terms of rhythmic expression and connection between the vocal and the guitar. Your hard work really shows in your growing confidence and relaxation.

"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
George Bernard Shaw

“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Offline Blind Boy Joe

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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017, 07:20:46 AM »
I always like it when players don't use fingerpicks or a thumbpick. The sound is quieter, but to my ears more natural. Nice work.


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