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Forum: Blues & Jazz 04-29-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,517
Posted By SimonJames
To ignore, that's probably something to do with...

To ignore, that's probably something to do with copious amounts of cocaine that he was putting away backstage!
Forum: Musician Talk 04-29-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By SimonJames
Thanks for all the suggestions guys, Guitar...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, Guitar Soloing and Advanced Guitar Soloing by Gilbert and Marlis is a great read, thanks for the heads up.
If you ever see the Guitar Compendium by Garry Hagberg...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-11-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By SimonJames
Can Anyone Recommend Any Good Books on Guitar Improvisation?

Have been trying to get hold of the Guitar Compendium, but it seems to be out of print. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for alternatives
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-31-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By SimonJames
It's a good question and I have yet to come...

It's a good question and I have yet to come across a definitive reason why. I am tempted to agree with robertwilliam9, however, there are other stringed instruments that aren't tunes in 4ths, violins...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-31-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By SimonJames
come on! they can't be that hard to find! you...

come on! they can't be that hard to find! you must try harder, and if that fails buy a chord book!
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-31-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,229
Posted By SimonJames
you can start transcribing right now, the sooner...

you can start transcribing right now, the sooner the better. When I teach youngsters i encourage them to write out simple two or four bar phrases and it really helps them visualise what they are...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 03-31-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,517
Posted By SimonJames
thanks for the shares 'ignore,' loving the t-bone...

thanks for the shares 'ignore,' loving the t-bone walker clip
Forum: Blues & Jazz 03-14-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,517
Posted By SimonJames
well said Adam 808!

well said Adam 808!
Forum: Blues & Jazz 03-13-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,517
Posted By SimonJames
it's those chops, the dynamics, the clean licks,...

it's those chops, the dynamics, the clean licks, the soul, the pick technique and the sounds he get's with such a basic set up. Also, few people cover hendrix as well as srv
Forum: Blues & Jazz 03-13-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,517
Posted By SimonJames
Stevie Ray Vaughan- The Finest Blues Player of them All?

I can't get enough of SRV lately, every time i see a new piece of live footage of him doing his thing I get blown away every time- hair standing on end, the lot!

I can't work out whether it's...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-11-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By SimonJames
Try the spider/crawl, it'll certainly keep your...

Try the spider/crawl, it'll certainly keep your fingers close to the fretboard
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-11-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 50,070
Posted By SimonJames
Breathe- Pearl Jam Oliver James- Fleet Foxes Beg...

Breathe- Pearl Jam
Oliver James- Fleet Foxes
Beg Steal Borrow- Ray Lamontagne
Forum: Blues & Jazz 03-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By SimonJames
This is a quote from another Guitar Teacher,...

This is a quote from another Guitar Teacher, Sophie Docx who came through my site, it's a very insightful tip and i thought you might like to hear it in this thread:

"I like to 'majorize' notes from...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-08-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By SimonJames
A good strong wood glue will sort it, but get a...

A good strong wood glue will sort it, but get a good guitar tech to do it for you. If it's a sweet sounding Martin don't leave anything to chance!
Forum: Bands & Artists 03-08-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By SimonJames
I work a lot with the blues as most of my...

I work a lot with the blues as most of my students are Blues players: You can learn all the scales and music theory that you like, but the best way is to go with how you are starting.

Listen to...
Forum: Punk & Ska 03-08-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By SimonJames
check out Jazzbo, i think they re German, they re...

check out Jazzbo, i think they re German, they re an awesome live ska band, with honky tonk piano and raucous horns. There's a real good vibe on their album recordings too
Forum: Classic Rock 03-08-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,629
Posted By SimonJames
Early Led Zep does it for me, tunes like Dazed...

Early Led Zep does it for me, tunes like Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,302
Posted By SimonJames
it's his stuff he did on Mother's Milk and...

it's his stuff he did on Mother's Milk and BloodSugarSexMagik that's his best work. Pretty good for an 18-20 year old
Forum: Blues & Jazz 02-19-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,224
Posted By SimonJames
Some great footage of Wes...

Some great footage of Wes Montgomery...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ3yITi0Lh0
Forum: Recordings 02-18-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By SimonJames
Awesome, thanks for the heads up guys!

Awesome, thanks for the heads up guys!
Forum: Recordings 02-18-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By SimonJames
Any Suggestions for a Good Portable Interface?

Any Suggestions for a good portable interface for a laptop?

Am looking to get an interface that will plugin to my laptop for recording audio to video lessons. Something portable and cost effective?...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 02-15-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By SimonJames
Forgive me Carmour1, dear sir, but he did mention...

Forgive me Carmour1, dear sir, but he did mention artists like Robben Ford and Ronnie Earl; and Kenny Wayne Shepherd most definitely does fit into their mould- hence Blues "a bit on the jazzy side"
Forum: Blues & Jazz 02-14-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 24,393
Posted By SimonJames
Great list guys! Epic effort! I would suggest...

Great list guys! Epic effort!

I would suggest adding Ronnie Earl, Robben Ford or Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Apologies if you have and I've missed them!
Forum: Blues & Jazz 02-14-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By SimonJames
Check out Kenny Wayne Shepherd- Shame, Shame,...

Check out Kenny Wayne Shepherd- Shame, Shame, Shame Live at koko
or
Bugs Henderson
or
Greg Martin
Forum: Blues & Jazz 02-14-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By SimonJames
I agree with most of these posts, start with Kind...

I agree with most of these posts, start with Kind OF Blues and learn So What, then you can pracitce modal Jazz improvisation. Which means you practice soloing using a mode over one chord, in this...
Forum: The Pit 02-14-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,656
Posted By SimonJames
if a super model walked into my room in the...

if a super model walked into my room in the middle of the night I wouldn't reach for my gun
Forum: Bands & Artists 02-14-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By SimonJames
Prince is a god, any guy who can come to London...

Prince is a god, any guy who can come to London and do 30 stadium shows in a month complete with after parties whilst living in a Blacked Out Penthouse at the top of the Dorchester, sucking pure...
Forum: The Pit 02-14-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,656
Posted By SimonJames
Apparently she was trying to suprise him for...

Apparently she was trying to suprise him for Valentine's day and he shot her 4 times in the head and arm...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-14-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By SimonJames
Check out this vid by Al Di Meola, it's a good...

Check out this vid by Al Di Meola, it's a good insight into picking techniques

http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q5QQXplG7sw
Forum: Bands & Artists 02-13-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By SimonJames
Stevie Ray Vaughan Appreciation Society

For all SRV fans, have been listening to tons of Stevie Ray Vaughan lately, he's a bitching guitarist, with killer soulful licks and covers hendrix better than anyone else in my opinion.

Live at...
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