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Well I had started that about the age of twelve... see my mother had a guitar, my father made her a present of a guitar, and he taught her a few chords, but I first started on a little outfit I made with a cigar box... I made a guitar with a cigar box, had peg keys, bored holes in the head, and I had uh... the strings graduated from fishing twine down on to thread - Johnny St. Cyr, guitarist for the Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers in an interview with Alan Lomax on how he learned to play guitar

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Offline Richard

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Has my gal been here
« on: March 24, 2011, 04:18:46 PM »
She might have been, but I'm not too sure. However, I am sure that this latest offering of mine has been a musical adventure in itself!

The song is a Casey Bill tune in Eb that dj and I have been unravelling for some time, we have the solo transcribed but as yet we can't play it at tempo.. haha!

I have a pianist friend who put down a paino track for me as he simply listened to the original (what a showoff!) and I have subsequently added rhythm (lap!) guitar, drums, vocal and an al freco solo in the style of the original.

For those who are coming to the UK weenie event I think we might attempt the chord sequence of this in my lap class, it taught me a lot!

Here you go, enjoy or otherwise, it's still a work in progress and note the low-fi mp3 to get here.
 
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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 02:58:05 AM »
That's great.

And your vocals keep taking leaps forward too. :D

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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 06:37:20 AM »
I agree, I like your vocal character and tone. Somehow you guys sound like some old scratchy record, I love those low res MP3 settings. Very entertaining as I sit here at work with headphones working on visio drawings (boring). The Back Porch is starting to be my favorite section. Seriously if you keep on this, your gonna have something nice. I wish I could be there playing with yall!

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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 11:28:21 AM »
That put a smile on my face, thanks for posting!

Cheers

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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 12:59:13 PM »
There's a lovely lope to this which sings to my inner jug-band!
It's easy to critiscise works in progress but the more i listen to it the less i care about that. it's not perfected but it's right!
the drum comes out well, and the brushes feel remarkably similar to the washboard on Gus Cannon's Boll Weevil (which was next up on my iTunes).
i'll keep this one!

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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011, 01:10:27 PM »
Well thanks good weenies I'll keep at it, pity the base recording is not a little better as doing that was as experimental as the tune itself ;)

Gumbo, as the for drums in truth I'll really a jazz drummer and my guitar playing came about relatively recently.
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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011, 01:17:40 PM »
*Peers closer at Richard's avatar*
Oh yes!

That explains it. I've tried putting a 'drum' on stuff and i don't anymore :)

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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 01:32:51 PM »
Yes, I find adding a drum track is generally a one take job quite unlike playing guitar and singing  :D
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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011, 01:59:29 PM »
Creditable shot!
Look forward to vamping those chords at Euroweenie, Eb's not so bad after all.

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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 10:28:15 PM »
Nice job, Richard, and I agree with Slim, the vocals are getting stronger.  Cool that you picked a song with "Rhythm" changes in the bridge!  Well done.
All best,
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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2011, 03:19:04 AM »
Thanks, as you know to be able to sing is not as easy as it appears and does need working on - more in this case!
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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011, 05:36:49 PM »
I love your vocals on this! And the music is swinging, man! Great job.  :D

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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2011, 02:29:06 PM »
DF thanks, it's very odd how some vocals just work and some that you think should work, just don't!
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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2015, 07:03:12 PM »
There isn't much on the interwebs in relation to this song. I've only found a few videos of people performing it and they're all playing it in different positions and root notes. I've been tuning down a half step and rooting in E. I guess that would make the pitch Eb. Any suggestions or links to tab or live video performances?

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Re: Has my gal been here
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2015, 02:14:46 AM »
Brave man to try this one ! 

It's in Eb (I played it out of high bass GBDGBD) if you send me a message with an email I can send you the chords - do I assume you playing in standard, not lap?
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