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    Default Attempting fingerstyle blues...."Super Bowl Stomp"....critique

    Trying to learn some delta style blues....a little improv I put together watching the game...Opinions appreciate!

    https://soundcloud.com/bluesguy1963/super-bowl-stomp

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    LOVED IT! Seriously.
    The only suggestion I'd make, if I may, is that the "solo"/improvisation part sounds as soft as the riff/background behind. I think it'd sound more... engaging if you make the "solo" part sound more pronounced/brighter.
    Also, I'd love to SEE you playing it - just would give me some ideas for my own improv. Any chance you could make a simple video?

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    Thank you for the comments.....I hear what you are saying re the solo part-something to work on. I may try to do a video. I'm not sure I could recreate what I did-maybe get close- I try to listen a lot and watch other people and steal from them....I think that's the way it works?!

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    No need to re-create that exactly, can be a different version - I just would love to see HOW you play it as I'm still new to blues playing, my background is in classical and some RnR guitar. Trying to do here exactly that: "listen a lot and watch other people and steal from them". Thanks!

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    I liked it... agree that there's more engagement with a video on youtube so am glad you are thinking of that.

    Harriet

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    Default From one Delta Blues lover to another

    Relaxed and clean. Thumpin thumb. Lead over that. Hallmark Delta techniques. I can't listen to Delta Blues, especially Robert Johnson, without hearing a foreshadow of heavy rock like Cream and Led Zep.

    You say you're trying to learn Delta style. Wanna build on your very capable start? Experiment with a heavier thumb attack, a bit louder; gradually accelerate the rhythm as the tune progresses, another Delta Blues hallmark; then at the ending try adding a trill with your index finger.

    Keep us updated...it'll be fun to hear your progress.

 

 

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