Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by charlie chitlin, Oct 5, 2017.
What's your favorite?
Don't ask me.. I don't know.
Blues forums? I'm guessing the questions go something like this...
"So, which scale did you use for that solo?"
"Oh, what a bold choice! Whatever made you think of doing that?"
I signed up on BluesTalk, but I haven't been there very often. Some nice folks, and some good sources of little-known blues artists.
Maybe you could try paying more attention to what good blues players do?
You mean, like substitute a 7b9 where a 7 chord would do?
Or, maybe those really adventurous guys who do that quick change to the four before going back to the one and then heading to the four again?
Perhaps you mean guys like John Lee Hooker, who just stays on E (on a barely tuned guitar) and then plays random rhythms while chanting "huh huh huh huh"?
(I hope you know I'm just kidding -- I love the blues. Otherwise, how would I know what I'd have to know to be able to make those jokes?)
Hmm, I just went over to BluesTalk, and it seems that I never did properly register. Anyway, I am now registered, but it will never replace the Bad Dog as my go-to forum.
But, what if you get the blues?
I'm always trying to find different ways to end a 12-bar progression, instead of just the usual 5-4-1-5 sequence. Any suggestions?
Then I just start a whiny complaint thread in the Bad Dog.
There was one called Big Road Blues and there another called Weenie Campbell that used to have a super-great streaming radio station that went along with it.
I was a member of the IGS forum which was a bunch of guys that were mainly into resonators (old/new, Duolians, Triolians, Style O's, etc) and a lot who had attended these music weeks/weekends w/ a bunch of luminaries of the acoustic blues world including the main guy whom I won't mention.
He took his own life and left a lot of collateral damage.
Anyways - good luck with your search.
5 - 4 - 1 - 5 - b2 - 1 or 5 - 4 - 1 - b6 - 5 always work. Give it a try!
Didn't Larry F. write a book with something like 600 blues turnarounds in it? Maybe support a fellow Bad Dogger and buy his book!
Curious to see what turns up in this thread, although I'll check out "don't ask me...". I've wandered the Internet a fair amount looking for a decent blues guitarist blog or website. Most of what I find are blues news or fan sites. I've yet to find a great site for actual blues players. It may be out there but must not rank very high in search results.
TDPRI seems to be as good a landing pad as anywhere.
That's a great idea. I'll ask him how to buy his book.
Um, this is embarrassing, but could you spell out the b2 and b6 in actual chords? If I'm in E, what would they be?
b2 would be F, b6 would be C
Or, another way to think about it: b2 is one fret above the root (1), and b6 is one fret above the fifth (5).
A lot of guys just say #1 and #5, but that's actually not right. If it makes it easier to think about it, though, who cares?
Not a forum but a 'radio station' of mostly really old out of copyright blues. Lots of growling barely tuned Sears Roebuck guitars. Several (blues variety) channels. The predictability of chord progressions is so reassuring.
I like it for background while Im preparing lunch etc. Or while browsing the incredibly exciting latest "recommend me a new amp/guitar/pedal that will be perfect for me" questions.
Far more relaxing than a news station.
I get the numbering, but the b confused me. Is that Flat?