I was born with the blues ... can i get out of the closet now

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by mkster, Jun 28, 2019.

Should i take my self more seriously or keep practicing ?

  1. Keep Practicing .

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  2. keep practicing and take my self more seriously

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  3. take my self more seriously

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  1. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

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    I think blues signers are a different bread , its not signing its more like speaking loudly on the note.


    And thanks , i use to hide it because i hated it so much .
     
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  2. Bones

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    You "Play Authentic" :lol::lol:o_O:twisted::lol::D:cool:
     
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  3. mkster

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    :) No Gibson here , I play what i make . very funny .

    100% of my guitars are hand made by me . And was crucial in being able to sound good playing both lead and rhythm at once.

    You would tell me i won a guitar of my choice , i would pass or sell it.
     
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  4. harlycarly

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    Very nice!! Honestly, I wish I could find this kind of music whenever I'm north of the border visiting Montreal. Let me know where you're playing.
     
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  5. mkster

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    I mentioned how Srv and Hendrix i was , i should not be posting this but i found a video of my practicing signing castle made of sand . Its not a easy song to sing and play i look bad but the guitar is good . Actually i looked for anyone else doing it . And i could not find a Hendrix live version , anyone has that i would love listed to it.



    Its probably the last time i played standard tuning. I never finished it i am mostly off on the chorus , my brain could not do both yet.
     
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    mkster, you are doing great. I wish I had your talent. Keep making progress, I would come to see you perform.
     
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    Forget about the hat, and keep the glasses. You are showing a lot of talent - stay authentic.
     
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    Study the vocals (just the vocals) of these 4 songs for about a year and then get back to me .







    This last one for each singer’s (they trade off) vocal phrasing. Guitar solos pretty sweet too.

     
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  9. Paul in Colorado

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    I voted keep practicing and to take yourself less seriously before I watched the video. We can all benefit from more practice and taking yourself too serious is never a good thing. ;)

    As far as the music goes, I like what you're doing! Keep it up. As someone else said, if I walked into a place and you were playing, I'd stick around. And I'm not that big of a blues fan overall.
     
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  10. mkster

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    Thanks , i guess i did not properly explain myself , to me taking myself more seriously means building a few sets of material clean and thinking of promoting myself instead a 2 or 3 h of practice like i just did and call it quit.

    Its raw there are some hiccups but its one camera , one guy , one amp no autotune no dubs it seems we are else were now days .

    I don't mean getting a big head , what i do is like painter money is made once they die , those that will enjoy it most are those interested in open tuning , to adapt some songs it sound easy but you need to figure out how .. I got a road map on video of myself going the journey , that is my youtube ch , building guitars is part of it . I would even say that as soon as you try to impress someone it never works , you guy know what i mean . Just be equal to your self .

    Best regards

    Marc
     
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  11. mkster

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    For those who want more here i have reconsider baby . Brand new recording .

    Those with thumbs down are not really helping , i need practice i need input what bugs you . Is it because i am in open tuning or too many mistakes ...

     
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  12. burtf51

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    born and living with the blues...man that a good thing...

     
  13. Mjark

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    Everyone needs to keep practicing. You have a real understanding of Blues. Keep doing what you’re doing and find others interested in the more traditional styles you play. Your age doesn’t matter.
     
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    Wow , that is a cool song i used to sing that as well . I first heard it on a CBC Blues special presented by Colin James .

    I loved the non standard chord progression.

    Thanks for sharing ! I might do a version soon.

    Marc
     
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    Both are worthy letting it out in the world, but I really wish there were more people playing Johnson style blues so I enjoyed the second half of the first video the most. It's probably not a style a lot of people would want to hear an entire night of, but an important style that shouldn't be forgotten.
     
  16. mkster

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    I started building a set !

    i hope you will enjoy this one my voice is coming back slowly .

     
  17. IrishTeleDan

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    Form a band and concentrate on guitar, your singing is good but I think your real strength is your guitar playing. I'm sure you will have no trouble finding musicians who want to play with you.
     
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    I think you got it going on with your playing, the singing is good, but the guitar is pretty cool. The only thing I would say about all of your music save for one of the videos, is that it ain't a horse race man, don't be in a hurry to get to the finish. Slowing down a little wouldn't hurt but I think you're really, really good at what you're doing.
     
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    I love it. Toto's Dad is right though, slow it down a little. Oh, and get a cap, one of those leather driving caps, not a fedora type hat.
     
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