I have been playing guitar for 40 years and I really love the blues, but I am well versed in Rock And Country. My influences are my Dad who taught me to play as well as Johnny Cash, Elvis, and muddy waters and My wife Nikki
The beat goes on...?: Whatever...
But some things I don't understand...why they (the singers in the band) whine about stage volume but won't take steps to correct our stage mix.
In my opinion, we should be using really small amps...like a little Fender Blues Jr for me...and keeping the stage volume really low and then put a mic on it (or run direct for bass/keys) and controlling our mix out front...
But when that idea comes up, the response is...well, the vocal mics are picking you guys up so you're already "in the mix".....I mean WTF? Isn't that the whole problem? We're "blasting" on stage and bleeding...
Practice 1/4/08: Today's Practice: 45 Minutes
Minor Pentatonic Scale
Chord changes (A,E,D,G,C,Am, Em, Dm)
New Chords A7,E7
Wish you were here
JUst a little wylde retreat of release.....: ONe of the things a bout music is that there is so much of it.....I happen to love it all because its spiritual to me..BLues is a little more risque like a revealing blouse....I just let loose for a while but I assure you all that Ive not left my domain of ambiental enchantment and wonder...I just needed to let go of so much and I did it through blues....PLus I found myself pushing the envelope with my vocals....Its all good..and beleive me blues undoubtedly is the remedy for blues I find....So if Im going out of the bounds of my element it was a vacation from pressing and more urgent emotions...