Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com

Internet Blues Forums/Bulletin Boards

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by charlie chitlin, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa

  2. Armo

    Armo Tele-Meister

    477
    Nov 13, 2008
    Wales

  3. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    52
    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    Blues forums? I'm guessing the questions go something like this...

    "So, which scale did you use for that solo?"

    "Minor pentatonic."

    "Oh, what a bold choice! Whatever made you think of doing that?"
     
    Joe Sailor likes this.

  4. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    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.
     
    hrstrat57 likes this.

  5. papa32203

    papa32203 Tele-Holic

    650
    Nov 4, 2011
    Surprise, AZ


    Clever.
    Maybe you could try paying more attention to what good blues players do?
     
    drlucky and tominwa like this.

  6. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    52
    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    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?)
     
    tele_pathic and kelnet like this.

  7. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    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.
     

  8. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    52
    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    But, what if you get the blues?
     

  9. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    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?
     

  10. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Then I just start a whiny complaint thread in the Bad Dog. :)
     
    xafinity and soulgeezer like this.

  11. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    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.
     

  12. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    52
    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    5 - 4 - 1 - 5 - b2 - 1 or 5 - 4 - 1 - b6 - 5 always work. Give it a try!
     

  13. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    52
    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    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! :D
     
    drlucky and xafinity like this.

  14. thegeezer

    thegeezer Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

    Age:
    65
    658
    Jul 5, 2010
    West Michigan
    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.
     

  15. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    That's a great idea. I'll ask him how to buy his book.
     

  16. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    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?
     

  17. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    37
    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    b2 would be F, b6 would be C
     

  18. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    52
    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    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?
     

  19. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    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.
    https://www.accuradio.com/blues/
    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.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2017

  20. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    I get the numbering, but the b confused me. Is that Flat?
     

IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.