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Author Topic: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement  (Read 2647 times)

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Offline waxwing

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OK, I'll take up Cheapfeet's challenge (great idea). It's a lot rougher than what I would normally post on the BP but, what the  heck, for the sake of the discussion, lets get them up here.

I'm still having a lot of trouble playing the response lick consistently and also the rhythm of the strumming under the second line. And the vocals are gonna need a lot of work before I really get relaxed and my voice opens up. It was really tough trying to sing over the response lick. Trying to add a couple of the spoken parts may have been a mistake as they kinda threw me, even just thinking about it a line early in the last verse.(big fluff-G-)

But I'm really excited about this as it is my first Patton song. I've worked on it every chance I could get for the last week.

So let's hear what everyone else has got.

All for now.
John C.
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Re: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 05:18:55 PM »
You've got that song down.  The playing and singing is just great, and you capture the percussive aspects of the song so nicely. Thanks for sharing that one. 

Cliff

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Re: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006, 01:03:55 PM »
You've got it one hundred percent nailed. Even down to the quality of Patton's vocals. A fine version!

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Re: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2006, 05:02:46 AM »
OK

Here's how I see (or rather hear) the guitar part on Patton's record.

This is actually just some  guitar licks, so if you're looking for a song, you might want to skip this one. Only for the die-hard Patton guitar fanatics  :).

I don't know the lyrics (hint!) to this song, which of course is the perfect excuse for me to escape the very difficult task of doing the vocals together with the guitar part ;). I think Waxwing did a wonderful job with it.

The 1st chorus is as I have transcribed it the most accurately as I could. The 2nd chorus is sort of "condensated" variations of the rest of the song. I didn't want to put you through 6 choruses of guitar without vocals :P

Just my 0,02 euros on the matter...

Cheers

Pan

edited to add: as Chepfeet has ponted out, I have the "tag" or "turnaround" lick here all wrong. I will try to make another recording sometime soon.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2006, 08:04:22 AM by Pan »

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Re: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2006, 08:24:04 AM »
Hi Guys,

Great stuff. I still have no time to respond but wanted to poke my head in to say I am still game, will try posting something and responding to various ideas later in the week. Too much work to do first!

Lots of fun though.

Andrew

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Re: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2006, 11:21:03 AM »
Hi Cheapfeet

Just wanted to say that, as with everything you've posted on the Back Porch, you're doing a wonderfull job here. You have every reason to be proud of your singing voice too.

If I understand your question above correctly, the chord form you are asking is an Eb chord; after shifting the C shape chord up to the 6th fret (capo not counted) to get an F (add9) chord, go down 2 frets to get an Eb chord. You can keep the open G string ringing; in F its "add9", and in Eb it's just the chords 3rd doubled. I think Waxwing mentioned this in his post in the "Licks" dept.

Keep up the good work.

Pan

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Re: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2006, 08:02:29 AM »
Hey Cheapfeet.

You're right, I had the "tag" lick wrong.

Will go back to woodshedding.

Bye for now

Pan

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Re: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2006, 10:34:39 AM »
Hi again.

...When the smoke clears I will try again... :)

I think Patton might actually have a little bend in his turnaround lick.
What do you think?

Yours

Pan

Edited to remove an mp3 of a wrong turnaround. To hear new takes, check on "Patton Licks in C" on the 2 "licks" dept.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2006, 11:31:13 AM by Pan »

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Re: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2006, 10:41:59 AM »

I think Patton might actually have a little bend in his turnaround lick.
What do you think?

Pan, I was checking it out last night and thinking the same thing. I heard a slight bend in the first set of notes. Will have to come back to this. If he does have it, it will make this lick rather tricky!

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Re: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2006, 10:52:36 AM »
Hi Uncle Bud

It's really not that hard to play after all. Unless of course, you have it in another way...
I posted a tab (again!) of my take in the licks dept.

Yours

Pan

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Re: Down The Dirt Road Blues - Post Your Version of Patton's Arrangement
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2006, 01:52:10 PM »
..Nice work, John!  Your voice is really Pattonesque!

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