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Offline Laura

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Some gal playing Gary Davis
« on: February 22, 2013, 12:48:50 PM »
Ropey as hell :)




Offline GhostRider

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 01:11:03 PM »
Laura:

What the hell is wrong with that. Nothing that I could hear. Your playing is nice and smooth. And I stole two of your licks. Only complaint, sing more loudly. This is a bragging song, not Micheal Row Your Boat...

Seriously, well done.

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 01:14:51 PM »
Haha on the topic title Laura, very nice!

I couldn't help but notice your index flicking in and out of the video frame. And it appeared to me that you are doing some back picking with your index finger?  e.g. using the back side (fingernail side) on a downstroke?  Or is that an illusion?

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 01:28:27 PM »
Haha point taken Alex :P I thought I was singing pretty loud when I was recording but it does sound a bit flouncy..

Slack, I have absolutely no idea what I was doing.  I've been trying to play this with fingerpicks but it's not quite there yet, sounds so much better and more "rev style" but it's just too sloppy right now.

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 01:36:36 PM »
Bravo!!! For the life of me I can't get those Gary Davis licks done properly... Love the laid back singing, too!

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 02:31:23 PM »
nice! and I like the way you simplify the accompaniment a bit behind your singing - it's an important skill, really.

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 04:29:40 PM »
You've got a really nice voice, Laura.  Push that singing to the front a bit.  A really nice overall performance.

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 05:16:19 PM »
Really nice!
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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 08:33:58 PM »
Great job!

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 08:49:31 PM »
Digs it a lot! ;)
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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013, 05:45:59 AM »
Very nice, thanks for posting, Laura. I like your voice too!

We seem to have some kind of a RGD party going on here, that's pretty cool! 8)

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 06:20:37 AM »
That was so sweet, Laura, thanks!

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 07:07:55 AM »
Very nice, thanks for posting, Laura. I like your voice too!

We seem to have some kind of a RGD party going on here, that's pretty cool! 8)

Yes, good to see all the RGD!

Laura, not ropey at all. Sounds real good! If I was to offer constructive criticism, I'd say just dig in a little, and make it swing a little more. The Rev. really accented those down beats, da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM. Would make all those great licks you're playing pop a bit more.

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 08:03:54 AM »
Excellent!

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2013, 10:52:40 AM »
BTW I've never heard Ropey as a description for music, just lead white paint. What does it mean here exactly?

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2013, 11:30:21 AM »
Here you go, Mr Muck.. ;)

ropey or ropy (ˈrəʊpɪ   )

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adjective

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(British, informal)
inferior or inadequate
slightly unwell; below par


Thanks all for your comments and taking the time to listen.  It's been really  helpful to put stuff up on the forum and get such good advice and suggestions from everyone. 


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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2013, 12:57:22 PM »
Its always O'Muck Laura phonetically corrected to reflect my original name "Running Amok"  8)
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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2014, 02:23:10 PM »
A most enjoyable rendition.

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2014, 03:49:36 PM »
I mostly figured this out on uke first then transferred it to guitar.  Missing out the bass on the 4th string is really frustrating since I can't get my forefinger down in that D-shape yet..I will persevere!  Mr T doesn't stay in tune so well since I dropped him, unfortunately...


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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2014, 03:57:46 PM »
Great Laura. You pretty much nailed it. My favourite Gary Davis song.
May I ask why you always record songs in your car?

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2014, 03:58:18 PM »
That's the stuff you got to watch  :D

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2014, 07:45:34 PM »
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May I ask why you always record songs in your car?

She's got a kid.  :P

Wow. Laura, your stuff keeps getting stronger and stronger.  I hope you are performing publicly??? .. I mean besides internet videos...?

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2014, 03:01:24 AM »
*claps*

Out of interest Laura, how much time do you get to devote to playing and singing?  You've clearly put a lot of time and effort in and are really getting the results.

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2014, 04:11:49 AM »
Fab!  8)
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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2014, 04:49:53 AM »
Fantastic!

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2014, 06:37:06 AM »
Wow !

Great performance of a great song.


 

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2014, 08:28:31 AM »
Thanks everyone!  Simon, I do play most evenings and get about 2-3 hours a day I suppose.  I sing ALL the time, but I don't consider that practice - I just love doing it!  When I'm not doing either of those things i'm listening and I think that's the thing that has helped the most in improving.  It's funny looking back at the "hesitation blues" I recorded because I barely knew the song and was just following the TAB.
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May I ask why you always record songs in your car?

She's got a kid.  :P
Yes..it is a good place to hide from the kid! The house I rent is also a laminate floor horror and I prefer the way the recordings come out in the car.
Slack, I still haven't played out - it scares me too much!

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2014, 08:35:46 AM »
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Slack, I still haven't played out - it scares me too much!

Well exactly - that's why you need to start playing out  :) - it is a separate skill set.  And your playing and singing is so advanced, IMO, you need to start.  Find an open mic, play a few tunes, --- I'm predicting great audience feedback!

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2014, 08:58:29 AM »
I agree with Slack on that.  You're way beyond much of what one sees at open mics already.  If you were still over this way, I could point you to a couple of perfect places to get started, but I don't know any in Ireland I'm afraid  :)

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2014, 09:26:35 AM »
Wow, simply fantastic! You nailed it!

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2014, 09:52:37 AM »
Heck, find a street corner, plop your case down and play.  Great thing about playing the street is that the crowd changes quickly enough (usually) that you don't have to worry to much about repeating a song if you're working on a new one.  It gets you used to performing in public...
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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2014, 01:12:52 PM »
Just like to add my congratulations, great stuff, and yes, you do need to get out and play.
Anthony

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2014, 01:17:27 PM »
Well done, Laura. Simply great! You really should play out, if only to provide a point of reference for which to compare a lot of the high profile crap that masquerades as music. You certainly are some gal! ;) Keep it up.

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2014, 02:51:53 PM »
one of my regrets in life is that by the time I started busking my children were too cool to panhandle ....

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2014, 06:07:00 PM »
one of my regrets in life is that by the time I started busking my children were too cool to panhandle ....

I'm an empty nester now, and thinking of taking it back up....what the heck, it's fun and I could make beer money...
SSG, USA, Ret

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2014, 12:32:10 PM »
one of my regrets in life is that by the time I started busking my children were too cool to panhandle ....

I'm an empty nester now, and thinking of taking it back up....what the heck, it's fun and I could make beer money...
Does sound fun! The streets of Ireland are kinda rainy though. Constantly rainy.
:)  Thanks again all for the good words!

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2014, 08:38:05 PM »

Does sound fun! The streets of Ireland are kinda rainy though. Constantly rainy.
:)  Thanks again all for the good words!

I cut my teeth playing the streets in Sachsenhausen, in Frankfurt aM.   Pretty rainy there, but we found a way to do it.  You'll have fun, the crowd is (generally) pretty forgiving and generous....and it gets you over that stage fright kind of thing...

Or, as an alternative, you could follow Jethro Burns advice.  He said he always got nervous playing the first song of a night, so he started with the second one, and then went back to the first one later on....
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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2014, 03:16:09 PM »
great sound from your guitar - and agree with everyone else on your voice -it really fits the with the genre well!

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2015, 05:43:52 AM »
Absolutely great playing Laura - superb and good singing too.  Wonderful to see someone from Cheshire playing Gary's songs and especially so well.

Steve

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2015, 10:01:30 AM »
I can only echo what the others have said. It gets better and better.

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2015, 01:08:23 PM »
Laura, you could always handle your Irish weather the way the Rev. would have done--get a J200! After all, the streets of NYC aren't exactly a sunny paradise.

Offline Mark Miller

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Re: Some gal playing Gary Davis
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2015, 01:32:08 PM »
I loved both of those videos.  Thanks Laura!

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