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(5 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Sounds great!

Cheers

Richard     

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(4 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

TIGLJK wrote:

I have an ipad - I never knew that - what's it called so I can download it ?

Jim, I use OnSong on the iPad, https://onsongapp.com/ - it's feature full, and about the best app I've seen in this class. Have a look through some of the tutorials on their site.

Cheers

Richard     

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(12 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Congrats on the Taylor, and happy birthday!!!

Cheers

Richard     

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(1 replies, posted in About Chordie)

I use OnSong - it has set lists built in ....

Cheers

Richard     

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(1 replies, posted in Song requests)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hole_Sun

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/so … ds-1904928     

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(5 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I use Elixirs on my Maton acoustic, just switched over to Nanoweb 10's after buying a pack of fake Polywebs .... I think I prefer these ... YMMV

Cheers

Richard     

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(3 replies, posted in Recording)

Could you add a link to the FB challenge page?

Thanks

Richard     

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(12 replies, posted in My local band and me)

TIGLJK wrote:

I need one of those outfits !

That was their Christmas suits ... smile

Cheers

Richard     

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(12 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Phill Williams wrote:

Thanks for that Neo, I don't know how I'd have got through the day without it....

smile     

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(7 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

RIP Charlie ...     

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(12 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Phill Williams wrote:

Enjoyed that but I kept waiting for the trumpet to come in...lol

Thanks - lol, trumpets ... smile

Here's a video I took a couple of years ago of some buskers to satisfy your trumpet craving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tROBac57qC0

Cheers

Richard     

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(12 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Grah1 wrote:

Great version   Richard ,but  whenever  I  hear this  song   It always  takes  me  back  to  the   extremley  rude  version I   used  to  bang  out  in the  early  70s ,which    cant  be  posted  here   or  probably  any  where  , but   to  give  you  a  feel    for  it  ,It  started  "Out  in the  west  Texas  town  of  El Paso there  is  a Sh** house with  out  any  door " I'll  leave  the   rest  to your  imagination.LOL..I didnt  play  it  half  as  good  as you  do either .

Thanks - I put the start of that into a search engine, the first hit was the Marty Robbins video, the second was "Things to do in West Texas" ... make that what you will smile

Peatle Jville wrote:

Great cover Richard.

Thanks for that!

Cheers

Richard     

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(12 replies, posted in My local band and me)

TIGLJK wrote:

Richard
Sorry I missed this one - just happen to see it today !
That was excellent.  It is a very difficult song to sing !
It is one of the true country classics.
Marty Robbins had the horses in the back before it was cool.

Thank you so much for doing this cover.

That's no problems - I used to hear this played on the radio when I was a kid, I changed the key to suit me smile

unclejoesband wrote:
TIGLJK wrote:

That was excellent.  It is a very difficult song to sing !


Jim

Indeed it is!!
With the capo I don't know what key you're in but I do it in D and it presents a challenge. But that's the way I learned it and I'm too old and lazy to relearn it in another key. smile

Capo's on 3rd, and playing in 'C', so it's probably D# ....

Thanks to both of you for the feedback smile

Cheers

Richard     

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(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

welcome aboard!!     

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(1 replies, posted in Music theory)

Try RiffStation: https://www.filehorse.com/download-riffstation/

Cheers

Richard     

There's also a wiki page on this series:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Champ

If it's using the 12AX7 or 6V6 tubes, they are quite easy to find and replace - but when you say doesn't quite work - perhaps you could elaborate on that? eg Works with a crackle, distorts, faded signal, etc?

Cheers

Richard     

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(13 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Sounds great!

Cheers

Richard     

Thanks - it's a Rode lavalier mic like this one:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/images150x150/1463160026000_1059342.jpg
I got the 'headset' part from a cheap $8 mic on eBay, and pulled that off and hot glued the Rode in it's place ... this goes directly into my iPhone and I use one a bluetooth camera switch to turn it on and off ... that, coupled with a stand for the phone, is about all I use.
http://neophytte.mine.nu/forum/simpleforum_files/attachments/cheap_mic.png
The guitar and vocal all come through the one microphone, and it's sometimes hard to get the distance right to pick up the voice and guitar equally, but I've found a little bit of post-processing in Logic helps before mixing it all down in iMovie ...

With this song I did a bit of experimenting with the EQ and applied an 'auto wah' sound to the one sounds most associated with the guitar, and reverb to the ones most associated with my voice. So don't use a PA or amp throughout, and the computer is just used at the end of the process.

Thanks for listening!!

Cheers

Richard     

https://youtu.be/zfiywWm6pxE

Enjoy!

Richard 

Nice work, the flute makes that song!!!

Cheers

Richard     

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(4 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Sounds good ... haha drummers are a special type of person ...

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Richard     

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(12 replies, posted in My local band and me)

https://youtu.be/Inf4YxhqjU4

Enjoy!

Richard 

TIGLJK wrote:

Richard - fantastic performance !  Love the  " Queen of Corona VIRUS! " line !  I hope you Julio are practicing social distancing down at the school yard ! smile

Jim

Hi Jim,

We're in week 7 of lockdown ... so we certainly are - hope everyone on your end is in the safe zone too ...

Cheers

Richard     

https://youtu.be/bbKFjAIKcVg

Enjoy!

Richard 

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(2 replies, posted in Music theory)

Generally speaking, blues was built on "out slightly", if mine is out, I try using it with a slide and picking how I wouldn't normally pick - also try stomping your foot along as this helps the 'feel'. I hope that's the kind of blues you are aiming for ...

And welcome aboard!!

Cheers

Richard