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    Some time ago, Reg generously shared 3 top-notch original jazz tracks, (post #260 in the below linked thread), which received a total of 3 likes and 1 reply (mine). I would really recommend checking them out by the way if they, ahem, flew under your radar at the time.
    Our Own Compositions. Post them here!

    Conversely, and just by way of example, a recent post of some (competently played) home recorded country guitar garnered some 20 replies and numerous likes, in no time at all.

    So, down to the nitty-gritty:

    There are tomes here dedicated to gear and how to achieve the perfect jazz guitar sound and reams written on jazz theory, (as well as a ton of renditions of tired, even if golden, old standards), yet quality original jazz, fruit of good gear and command of harmony etc, for the most part falls on deaf ears. Why is that?

    I'm directing this question at knowledgeable folk who have been around here for some time.

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    Competent...I've been called worse

    I think I get a lot of replies because I've been around here forever, and I comment a lot on other people's stuff (should try to do more, note to self)

    I think the original composition thread is probably a little tough to navigate at this point.. I think people tend to always comment more on a single thread versus one that has examples from a lot of people.

    Lastly, I think Reg's playing and composing is at a really high level, and there's probably plenty of people who feel they don't have much to say about it. Original music in general always seems to get less traction in music forums...not really sure why...I have my hunches. People dig familiarity.

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    You get alot of replies because your one of the good guys...

    Yes...the Beatles..early works were fairly simple melodies and stories..their later work required the listener to "work" a bit more to get into the songs..

    same can be said of any genre..and of course there are many exceptions...Kind of Blue comes to mind...its a breakaway from tradition..but very compelling ..its a paradox..its new but you have heard it before

    In essence...most would vote "like" if the post has something that "clicks" right away...considering how much information one wants/needs to digest in a given day..time becomes very valuable..and not many may
    dwell on something very long to see/hear if they like it or not...."country music" is for the most part easy and relaxing stories with a punch line built in..its a quick "like" not alot of thinking about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Some time ago, Reg generously shared 3 top-notch original jazz tracks...
    I tried listen to his tracks, but the files wouldn't open.

    Maybe that was part of the problem?

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    Yes Jeff, I would definitely say that you have skills as a country player. As for the genre itself, it's a handy weapon against invading Martians, facetiousness aside.

    The composition thread you mention shows a total of over 50k views and get this: I chose to post a rough and ready original chord melody one time on a separate thread, which got several mostly favourable replies, but was deleted by admin in a "monthly clean-up". More recently I posted, also on a separate thread, a demo of an original tune which got two quick responses but when I saw another 100+ views with no more feedback, I got creeped out and removed the file.

    I wonder what Reg would have to say about people not reviewing his stuff because the quality is "a given".


    Neato, I don't know if regulars get so much feedback on their tunes.... and how many times have you heard that Jim Hall album, fercrissakes?


    I don't have much to contribute regarding country music. Emmylou Harris was pretty.


    Joelf, just to help you out, you should get a browser dialogue asking if you want to open the file with, eg, Groove Music. Otherwise, just download the files and play them on your native player. It's worth it, believe me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Some time ago, Reg generously shared 3 top-notch original jazz tracks, (post #260 in the below linked thread), which received a total of 3 likes and 1 reply (mine). I would really recommend checking them out by the way if they, ahem, flew under your radar at the time.
    Our Own Compositions. Post them here!

    Conversely, and just by way of example, a recent post of some (competently played) home recorded country guitar garnered some 20 replies and numerous likes, in no time at all.

    So, down to the nitty-gritty:

    There are tomes here dedicated to gear and how to achieve the perfect jazz guitar sound and reams written on jazz theory, (as well as a ton of renditions of tired, even if golden, old standards), yet quality original jazz, fruit of good gear and command of harmony etc, for the most part falls on deaf ears. Why is that?

    I'm directing this question at knowledgeable folk who have been around here for some time.
    A good many of us here are beginning/intermediate players who WANT to learn the classic (you call them "tired") standards. We post where we are at the point of our musical growth as a way to solicit constructive critique and advice from the more capable players here, and we also post to encourage others of modest accomplishments to go ahead and post. Our forebears only got better by putting their mediocre chops out there in front of people and getting advice, and improving. This forum is such a place.

    This is not just a place where cutting edge original performance happens. It's a community of people with different levels of accomplishment all enjoying conversation about every element of this music, as well as playing for each other for various reasons (such as I describe above).

    It's no skin off your nose if a Texas swing type piece gets 10,000 likes and 1000 comments. Why do you care? Ignore it. Post your own stuff. Post your original, brilliant, cutting edge performances. See who enjoys it, who reacts to it. That's part of the charm of this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Yes Jeff, I would definitely say that you have skills as a country player. As for the genre itself, it's a handy weapon against invading Martians, facetiousness aside.

    The composition thread you mention shows a total of over 50k views and get this: I chose to post a rough and ready original chord melody one time on a separate thread, which got several mostly favourable replies, but was deleted by admin in a "monthly clean-up". More recently I posted, also on a separate thread, a demo of an original tune which got two quick responses but when I saw another 100+ views with no more feedback, I got creeped out and removed the file.

    I wonder what Reg would have to say about people not reviewing his stuff because the quality is "a given".


    Neato, I don't know if regulars get so much feedback on their tunes.... and how many times have you heard that Jim Hall album, fercrissakes?


    I don't have much to contribute regarding country music. Emmylou Harris was pretty.


    Joelf, just to help you out, you should get a browser dialogue asking if you want to open the file with, eg, Groove Music. Otherwise, just download the files and play them on your native player. It's worth it, believe me.
    Sometimes people listen/view but don't comment simply because the music didn't speak to them, didn't elicit a response. I find if I view a clip that really grabs me, I can't help but reply somehow. So no response is sometimes actually a kind of response. The clip didn't inspire anyone to say anything. That's neither bad nor good. It might mean the wrong people watched it. It might mean we are all a bunch of low-life Philistines. It might also mean that the poster didn't have as much to say as he thought. I've posted stuff here that got a pretty... diminished... response. Turns out people didn't particularly want to track my progress on "Donna Lee" measure by measure. Okay, that's fine. Maybe your clips didn't get a response because they didn't stir people up to say anything. Or maybe you need to invest in commenting on others' playing, making a contribution, before expecting the same.

    Lots of ideas to ponder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolflen
    You get a lot of replies because your one of the good guys...
    I would agree with that! I find myself clicking on Mr. Beaumont's posts because they usually contain a combination of skill, humor, and humility. And yes, playing children which reminds me to pay more attention to my family. All good as far as I'm concerned.

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    (edit: this is a reply to a since deleted post)

    I'm listening to you. More dismay than anger on my part, initially and especially in regard to Reg's output. As I said, I was being facetious about country music, though maintain that it is far removed from jazz.

    My playlists contain Björk, Dionne Warwick, Lyle Lovett*, System of a Down, Bill Evans, Ry Cooder, Michael Tippett, Joni Mitchell, Gilad Hekselman, Tuba Skinny, Los Lobos, J.S. Bach, Pat Metheny, Beach Boys, Wes Montgomery, Coltrane, and a long etc. No time for country so far, however. School me, always willing to discover something new and surprising.

    Cheers

    *I suppose Lyle is kinda country, never really thought about it. He's just plain good!
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    Country and jazz? You betcha.


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    Listen, I've posted many pieces in Composition, heard nary a peep from anyone.

    That doesn't bother me. This will sound immodest I know, but I'm a composer recognized by names in the jazz world you would know, and I'm not looking for props by posting. But maybe someone will dig something and use or pass it on. Or get something out of it.

    Here's how I view it:

    1. No one owes anyone anything, and people will do what they do, or don't do. All fine with me.
    2. It's not paying any bills. I take care of business with my music in other ways.
    3. I look at this site and others I post compositions on (including FB) as a 'parking place'. They're publicly viewable, and as long as they're parked someone may just stop by and it might lead to something. Everything's copyrighted, so no worries. Everything posted on the sites is like planting seeds to build a following for my work. You never know who-all is lurking on any site. They could be name people who record, and are looking for material. Beats the hell outta leaving them in the file cabinet---doesn't it?

    I feel the same way about cover lead sheets I've posted; study threads, etc. I hope someone gets something out of them, but no sweat if no one does, or few do. I'm not that needy, my mother hugged me enough. And in the larger scheme of things how important is any of it really?

    Again, people can do as they wish, but I encourage composers posting work here and elsewhere on the Web to be businesslike about it---especially if they're taking it seriously enough to want some remuneration down the line. And copyright, don't just post flys%%t on the wall and devil may care. Try to get represented by a royalty society like ASCAP. To find out how, call (212)621-6000. Be smart.

    And best of luck to the writers (and players) who post here...
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    The answer is that this website is merely entertainment. I don't come here for my serious practicing time. Years ago I stopped trying to "learn" stuff from this site, because the sources are often unknowns and other sources (i.e. some who post a lot) strike me as not really worth relying on compared to other resources that are available. I'm no great player by any stretch but I've spent quite a bit of time with pro muso's so I think I know what's what and I'm comfortable disregarding most so-called serious stuff here. There is no shortage of jazz stuff I should be learning based on things from outside this forum...so why should I try to cram more onto the list? Take a tune, learn as much of it by ear as you can, and then spend a month on it shedding it in all twelve keys then transcribe 8 bars of a solo and work that vocab. Isn't that basically the process? You could spend your non-pro music life doing nothing else and, if you put the time in and find jamming/gigging opportunities, you'll become a decent player...without any of it coming from this forum.

    So again, it's entertainment. If I cease to find someone entertaining then I just add them to my "ignore" list, problem solved. I'm sure I'm on a few lists.

    Also, to be pedantic, it's called the "jazz guitar forum" so the argument can be made that we're here to talk purely about gear , you know, jazz guitars and the accessories/amps connected to them.

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    Well, no imminent conversion to country music for the moment, but will definitely be checking out Jimmy Wyble's etudes & The Chosen Fugue. Could be quite a discovery, thanks! (edit: this is in response reply to a since deleted post)

    Very much aware of Clint Strong as a player.

    Joelf, I have never commented on your compositions because I haven't heard one that I relate to personally and I don't have time (or enough fluency) to get much out of lead sheets sans instrument in my hands. Nonetheless, I wish you luck in your pursuits. Anything I post is copyrighted, by the way.

    I should point out that in my first post, I was talking about the lack of interest shown in someone else's work, not my own.

    Fair enough, coolvinny, you have every right to your take on this forum. As for me, it would be great to get feedback here because there are no musicos in my immediate surroundings and my wonderful family, who are surpringly not seasoned musicians, just say either "muy bonito" or "that sounds weird" (=dissonant).
    Last edited by Peter C; 08-01-2020 at 07:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    I wonder what Reg would have to say about people not reviewing his stuff because the quality is "a given".
    And his grasp of timing is excellent; I'm sure he will post here at just the right moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Well, no imminent conversion to country music for the moment, but will definitely be checking out Jimmy Wyble's etudes & The Chosen Fugue. Could be quite a discovery, thanks!

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    Peter...

    Many folks that are well known in the "country" genre have many links in the jazz world by way of songs they have written...Willie Nelson is a good example..some of his tunes are standards "Crazy" is one.

    On just the pure music side some top players are well versed in jazz and the many of the session folks are scary hot..all instruments not just the twangy guitar pickers

    a bit of reading on the topic may interest you..it has a long history with some very talented people...and it is not an easy style to immerse yourself in..to really play it..you have to know what your doing


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    OP! maybe try Jack Zuckers - Modern Jazz Guitar page on Facebook - Modern Jazz Guitar Public Group | Facebook for more kindred spirits

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    It's funny, every time I see a thread on pop or rock subject, someone always inclined to say 'hey, it's a jazz forum, what you doing?'. Almost makes me want to write more on that just to annoy the forum police.

    But life goes on, people will talk about what they want, or excited about, and it's all for the better. Nothing upsets me, at least.

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    I didnt even realize there was a "Composition" forum.

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    No one seems to look much at the composition threads.

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    Being relatively new to this forum and also new to jazz guitar I must admit I'm unlikely to be looking in the Composition threads. I'm more interested in hearing, for example, how more experienced players tackle playing a chord-melody version of a particular standard, or a solo version of a tune by any of my jazz heroes, like Monk, Mingus, Shorter, Coltrane, Mary Lou Williams for example. Anyone posting a tune by someone as quirky as Eric Dolphy or Grachan Moncur III would guarantee a view and a listen and a like from me.

    I'm not going to be curious about a forum member's compositions unless I've already heard them playing jazz repertoire in an interesting fashion. If someone described a particular composition in a compelling way, that might pique my curiosity.

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    In general, I don't download unknown files to listen to or look at from internet forums. If the person wants to share and make it convenient for others, they'll find a host like youtube, soundcloud, dropbox w/built in player. Otherwise, I have to download the file, choose a player or viewer, and when done, delete the dang file, cuz I don't use my computer to collect garbage.

    I figure if they're too lazy to present it in a simple format, they aren't that serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo
    In general, I don't download unknown files to listen to or look at from internet forums. If the person wants to share and make it convenient for others, they'll find a host like youtube, soundcloud, dropbox w/built in player. Otherwise, I have to download the file, choose a player or viewer, and when done, delete the dang file, cuz I don't use my computer to collect garbage.

    I figure if they're too lazy to present it in a simple format, they aren't that serious.
    True dat. Gimme a video, even if it's just an audio. Put something in there, entertain me. I don't download nothing from strangers.

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    There's nothing worse than music snobbery...

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    wolflen, country music is a staple in US popular culture but I wonder how many non-stateside jazz aficionados dig it?

    Hep, barking up the wrong tree here, man. Ain't no jazz fuzz around here. Read my premise (why more apparent interest in country than jazz in a jazz forum - pretty simple, eh?)

    Ok, no one reads the composition forum, but see my above allusion to 50k thread views.

    With reference to people who are learning (aren't we all?), cool, but this thread isn't for you.

    CG, you're right, posters should use YT, soundcloud, whatever. That said, I didn't need to d/l Reg's mp3s to hear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    CG, you're right, posters should use YT, soundcloud, whatever. That said, I didn't need to d/l Reg's mp3s to hear them.
    My ipad usually rejects any MP3 attachments to a post, and I am not going to download them, so forget it if it’s an MP3 file.

    In fact there does not seem to be any simple way of downloading them with an iPad, you have to hold the file for several seconds then you get share, copy options, further sub menus etc. I can’t be arsed with all that.

    In fact I did listen to Reg’s files at the time, but I had to log on to a desktop PC to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    wolflen, country music is a staple in US popular culture but I wonder how many non-stateside jazz aficionados dig it?

    Hep, barking up the wrong tree here, man. Ain't no jazz fuzz around here. Read my premise (why more apparent interest in country than jazz in a jazz forum - pretty simple, eh?)

    Ok, no one reads the composition forum, but see my above allusion to 50k thread views.

    With reference to people who are learning (aren't we all?), cool, but this thread isn't for you.

    CG, you're right, posters should use YT, soundcloud, whatever. That said, I didn't need to d/l Reg's mp3s to hear them.
    Here are my 2 cents. I joined this forum with a great hunger to figure out how to play Jazz. It seems to me that back then (around 2010) there were a lot more discussions on improvising, chord progressions, theory, approaches, etc... A person could bring up a subject, and there would be no shortage of people commenting with their points of view. There would be several threads going at one time, each hot with debate and interaction.

    These days, there appears to be less interest in discussing the aforementioned topics. It that is true, there are probably many valid reasons, such as people growing tired of the contentious commenters who would get personal during the discussions, or as in my case, have enough practice material left to keep themselves occupied for a long time (and are having fun learning it, too!), so they man no longer want to hear some new idea or discuss new licks and such.

    And let me add that there since there are a few different sub-genre's of Jazz, not every thread is going to appeal to everyone, further dividing participation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop
    My ipad usually rejects any MP3 attachments to a post, and I am not going to download them, so forget it if it’s an MP3 file.

    In fact there does not seem to be any simple way of downloading them with an iPad, you have to hold the file for several seconds then you get share, copy options, further sub menus etc. I can’t be arsed with all that.

    In fact I did listen to Reg’s files at the time, but I had to log on to a desktop PC to do it.
    In the internet environment if you want a lot of people to listen you got to make it as easy as possible for them.

    The world reach and massive content of the internet, the extraordinary has become so accessible that, well, extraordinary has become ordinary.

    Reg, in my book, is extraordinary. But a post buried so deep in a thread, it's hard to find and I missed it. If he would have started a thread just for those tunes I think it would have gotten a lot more listens and comments, especially if it had been via youtube or an embedded soundcloud link.

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    Obviously, we've figured out the answer-' click on Reg's links, you get music. But click on my video, you get music, and you get to look at my beautiful face for a few minutes.

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    Looks like: Reg is a professional player and nowbody interested in.
    Funny forum...:-)

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    Just looked at the Composition forum for the first time. All of the posts have several replies. Some of them have numerous replies. Couldn't see any posts by anyone called Reg. So I re-read this thread. I noted that the thing by Reg we're supposed to be listening to is one post among hundreds buried in a stickie post called 'Our own compositions: post them here'.

    There's your answer, no mystery or controversy to it: any individual post will inevitably get ignored in one of those type of 'compendium' threads, it'll always end up overlooked compared to a standalone post in 'Showcase' or wherever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    Looks like: Reg is a professional player and nowbody interested in.
    Funny forum...:-)
    Have to admit I am more interested in players who play interesting solos, it just seems to me that almost all of Reg’s videos are about comping/chords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    Looks like: Reg is a professional player and nowbody interested in.
    Funny forum...:-)
    That's just not true. Reg has several long-running threads and his videos tend to get a lot of likes. He is well respected here. The only issue some have with him is that they find his elliptical posts hard to follow. (I was here for awhile before Reg's posts started making sense to me.)

    I don't know why the Compositions thread gets little attention.
    It's worth noting that one of the most popular threads on this Forum is "what are you listening to now?" It is added to daily and many of the additions are from new (or newly released) recordings. Lots of old stuff too. But there's a lot of variety there.

    I think one reason there's some interest in country playing is that those guys (-the best ones) play clean and accurate. They have solid technique as well as feel and flash. Good country players are the least "noodle-y" players around.

    Hank Garland was a legendary country player before he did this:

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    grahambop, there is, somewhere at home, an old iPad mini with a dodgy start button belonging to my daughter. I was thinking about getting it repaired but after reading your comments, it'll probably stay that way.

    AlsoRan, I joined the forum with similar intentions and have learnt a great deal. I have also contributed where I could, in spite of averaging just over 1 post per week (just worked it out), paying a lot of attention to original material, my main area of interest. I think you have a point about the forum being more dynamic in the past.

    Fep is right, there is so much readily accessible great stuff out there....

    I said in that "composition thread" some time ago that the day I posted one of my little tunes, it would be in a separate thread for the reasons outlined by new member Matt Milton. I did, then it got deleted. Admin needs to review its policy in this regard, IMO.

    I think Reg's "educational" posts are great, but you gotta run to keep up.

    There's only one Hank Garland - great comping in that clip, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Obviously, we've figured out the answer-' click on Reg's links, you get music. But click on my video, you get music, and you get to look at my beautiful face for a few minutes.
    And often we hear those delightful children of yours who seem to be quite happy to have their daddy at home so much.

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    Reg Dwight changed his name to Elton John and never looked back; worth bearing in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick
    Reg Dwight changed his name to Elton John and never looked back; worth bearing in mind.
    Not all smooth sailing with t he name change)


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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone
    And often we hear those delightful children of yours who seem to be quite happy to have their daddy at home so much.
    And don't forget about his new dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    ... More recently I posted, also on a separate thread, a demo of an original tune which got two quick responses but when I saw another 100+ views with no more feedback, I got creeped out and removed the file.

    I wonder what Reg would have to say about people not reviewing his stuff because the quality is "a given"...
    So, nobody cares about you and your playing. Just get over it.

    Regarding Reg's tunes, he already posted those couple of times before, over years. They received a number of likes and comments. Probably, people do not feel like comenting and clicking like button again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    CG, you're right, posters should use YT, soundcloud, whatever. That said, I didn't need to d/l Reg's mp3s to hear them.
    All of Reg's tunes needed to be downloaded for me to hear them on my windows pc. Pain in the ass, and explains why some folks don't bother.

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    Ragman1 put his Bolsover Road on YouTube with an attractively bleak photograph of said road.



    And it is in Locrian. I was immediately entranced.

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    Hi,P,
    This may not be the case in point, but many people do not respond to performances because:
    1. They don't like the music and see no reason to respond
    2. They do like the music but don't feel a need to respond
    If I comment on a performance, it is because I enjoyed it and want to point out why I enjoyed it musically. If I don't like a performance, I don't respond since people's feelings can easily be hurt. It is rare that someone says: please give me a constructive criticism of my playing--warts and all. Most people post music performances because they think it is good and, if anything, they want praise. That's my take. Play Live! . . . Marinero

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    Vladan, I have no idea what motivates you to post that kind of comment. It's a bit sad and not exactly true, either.

    I've been around since 2008 and, while hardly a prolific poster, I do keep an eye out for original material. I never saw those compositions before and would surely have commented on them if I had.


    Litterick, I have been appreciative of Ragman's deceptively simple compositions for some time and have given enthusiastic feedback. Alas, human relationships can be complex.


    Hi Marinero, there are two separate matters here. I was initially contrasting and questioning respective responses to a country post and a jazz post, not my jazz post. I don't, by the way, even consider myself to be a jazz musician, more a jazz thief

    Speaking for myself, I do indeed seek constructive feedback of any kind, so would be that "rare case".


    Lawson, by the way, when I saw your words "Post your original, brilliant, cutting edge performances" and "low-life Philistines" I thought it best not to reply. That's not me, I can tell you.


    Lastly, I dig Johnny Hiland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Vladan, I have no idea what motivates you to post that kind of comment. It's a bit sad and not exactly true, either.

    I've been around since 2008 and, while hardly a prolific poster, I do keep an eye out for original material. I never saw those compositions before and would surely have commented on them if I had.


    Litterick, I have been appreciative of Ragman's deceptively simple compositions for some time and have given enthusiastic feedback. Alas, human relationships can be complex.


    Hi Marinero, there are two separate matters here. I was initially contrasting and questioning respective responses to a country post and a jazz post, not my jazz post. I don't, by the way, even consider myself to be a jazz musician, more a jazz thief

    Speaking for myself, I do indeed seek constructive feedback of any kind, so would be that "rare case".


    Lawson, by the way, when I saw your words "Post your original, brilliant, cutting edge performances" and "low-life Philistines" I thought it best not to reply. That's not me, I can tell you.


    Lastly, I dig Johnny Hiland
    I was too sarcastic in that remark and I regret making it. Out of line on my part and I’m sorry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Some time ago, Reg generously shared 3 top-notch original jazz tracks, (post #260 in the below linked thread), which received a total of 3 likes and 1 reply (mine). I would really recommend checking them out by the way if they, ahem, flew under your radar at the time.
    Our Own Compositions. Post them here!

    Conversely, and just by way of example, a recent post of some (competently played) home recorded country guitar garnered some 20 replies and numerous likes, in no time at all.

    So, down to the nitty-gritty:

    There are tomes here dedicated to gear and how to achieve the perfect jazz guitar sound and reams written on jazz theory, (as well as a ton of renditions of tired, even if golden, old standards), yet quality original jazz, fruit of good gear and command of harmony etc, for the most part falls on deaf ears. Why is that?

    I'm directing this question at knowledgeable folk who have been around here for some time.
    Over time, I become familiar with some posters, generally because they're responding to the same threads I do.

    I become aware of some of their views and I get curious about their playing.

    When they post something I can hear, I may click, or I may be listening to something else in the room and I won't click.

    Or, if somebody wants an opinion about a clip, I may try to help -- thinking that's something I wish I had more of over the years.

    But, if a poster I don't know posts something without a specific request for help, I probably won't click on it. No disrespect, just doesn't fit into how I tend to participate in the forum.

    I've listened to a number of Reg's youtube videos and I've had the pleasure of hearing him live and, once, sitting in. I tend to click on his stuff. He's the real thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    I've been around since 2008 and, while hardly a prolific poster, I do keep an eye out for original material. I never saw those compositions before and would surely have commented on them if I had.
    That was not the first time that Reg had posted those audio files, FYI.

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    Litterick -

    attractively bleak
    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Vladan, I have no idea what motivates you to post that kind of comment. It's a bit sad and not exactly true, either.
    Maybe I understood your post wrongly. Anyway, I quoted what I was responding to.

    My motivation? I remember when I hoped to receive any kind of comment on my clips, good, or bad. I think I even wrote a post, or two about those expectations. Anyway, in the meantime I learned that comments will not come. So will not likes. I also got to understand that it is not a big deal, anyway and at all. So, my comment on your post coud be understood as a message to anybody having second thoughts about own value and importance, in the great scheme of posting precious bedroom guitar playing clips, to Jazz guitar forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop
    Have to admit I am more interested in players who play interesting solos, it just seems to me that almost all of Reg’s videos are about comping/chords.
    His linear playing on changes is actually very weak. I do like his compositions though.

    DB

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB's Jazz Guitar Blog
    His linear playing on changes is actually very weak. I do like his compositions though.

    DB

    I agree. But, I don't know how I would categorize his music, however, . . . I don't think it's Jazz according to my notion of the art form.
    Play live! . . . Marinero
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    Quote Originally Posted by DB's Jazz Guitar Blog
    His linear playing on changes is actually very weak. I do like his compositions though.

    DB
    Who Reg? His technique is superb, he got jazz chops like very few on this forum. So his tone is superb too. Timing and everything... I prefer 'weak linear playing on changes' if thats what its called.