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post #1 of 6 Old 08-09-2017, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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I was just wondering if there are other "musicians" on the forum?

I got my first acoustic guitar when I was 9 years old and soon picked up how to play the pop songs of that time. At School we formed an instrumental group playing just Ventures and Shadows numbers, this progressed to a semi pro band where we supported famous bands at local venues. I could do a lot of name dropping of some of the people that I met and got to know.

These days I still keep my hand in but just playing mostly old instrumental numbers to backing tracks.
I still have all of my kit as follows. 1962 Fender Stratocaster with retro fitted 1957 pick-ups. A 1962 Fender precision base with flat round strings, A 1964 Hofner violin bass and a a modified Les Paul Gibson fitted with a Bigsby tremolo arm.

I use an old tube/valve VOX AC30 with treble boost and one of my many restored and modified Meazzi Tube/valve echo boxes.

If you're not too bored here is an old instrumental that I made as a cross between the Shadows and the Ventures, Walk don't Run. I did the the rhythm guitar, Bass and lead but the percussion is a backing track. I didn't use a Meazzi echo box on this one but an Alesis Q20 Q20 Walk Don't Run 2010

I've got loads more

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-14-2017, 07:23 PM
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Very nice!
Some of my best memories were when my late wife's brothers played at family gatherings. Mostly country stuff. They played guitars, and banjos. We would gather in basement playroom of one brother.
Good times.

I love to surf the You Tube channels for music from artists of lesser notoriety. I record, and listen for my own enjoyment. I'll add some of the music to my videos as background audio. I like mostly old country instrumentals, but there's a lot of other genres that appeal to me as well.

maybe you could post a link to some of your other music?

Oh' By the way... I play... Radio, mp3 players, etc. ( I have no natural talent, except for enjoying listening. )

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I'm a brass player or used to be anyway. Chicago was my go to music. But I like all kinds of music. Well rap not so much! We have a bluegrass festival that is a nice size for our town that is always a good time.
Obviously you have some skills. Good stuff. Play on!
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Good music. I liked the rhythm. Regards.

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I'm a brass player or used to be anyway. Chicago was my go to music. But I like all kinds of music. Well rap not so much! We have a bluegrass festival that is a nice size for our town that is always a good time.
Obviously you have some skills. Good stuff. Play on!
I have huge respect for horn players. That is an underappreciated art form IMO. Good horns can really make a song.



I grew up watching my Dad bang on drums. I just thought it was normal music, but now it's called classic or southern rock. I have zero musical abilities ( played with a harmonica for a while, but lost interest), but I love a good band with a tight drummer and horns. One of my favorites above.
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I was with my band as teenagers in a recording studio in London when a rather exasperated man came in and asked if he could borrow the bass player (Me), because his band's bass player had not turned up.
I agreed and was paid the princely sum of £25 that was the going rate for a session musician in those days.

We ran through the number a couple of times before recording the number. Any discerning bass players or any musicians with an ear can hear my obvious mistakes

Some of you may recognise this old 60's UK song with
moi somehow struggling through the bass line http://a.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqc9aaw5uk1qbe9t8o1.mp3
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