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Author Topic: Slow Blues in G Standard  (Read 4715 times)

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Offline sustaireblues

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Re: Slow Blues in G Standard
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2010, 06:16:40 PM »
Thanks for the Sweet Petunia post Pan! And you're right, searching youtube gets you a lot to work from. I need the visual to get me in the ballpark of what's going on musically.

And John, thanks for the compliment on my instrument building, means a lot coming from you. I've really done most of my posting on the builder forums where I've learned a bunch but I'm ready to start sharing my builds on some of the players forums now and start getting some feedback.

I will keep on struggling with my playing and no place knows country blues like here at Weenie Campbell!

Thanks guys,

Offline Johnm

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Re: Slow Blues in G Standard
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2011, 03:04:51 PM »
Hi all,
I've had occasion to run across some particularly nice slow blues played out of G position in standard tuning just recently.  I was listening to Sam Chatmon's Flyright album (thanks, Joe) and found the opening track, "Hollandale Blues" to be a beautiful slow blues in G position (though tuned low), as is Sam's "Ashtray Taxi".  Sam's predilection for G position in standard tuning is a little surprising, for it is a position notably under-utilized by Sam's brother, Bo Carter.  I wonder if some of Sam's nifty moves in this position came from Hacksaw or Eugene Powell (or vice versa)?  It's hard to say at this point . . . .
All best,


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