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    Quote Originally Posted by hohoho
    Wow! Very, very nice John!
    That's Steely Dan (Larry Carlton?) to my ears!
    I can't figure out what Steely Dan tune that reminds me of RecordaMe played like this.
    Anyone?
    Maybe a bit of Kid Charlemagne or Don't Take Me Alive? I didn't consciously copy either, but I've listened to so much LC that imitation is inevitable.

    John

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  3. #102

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall535
    I'm really enjoying all the different stylistic guitar mojo.

    Here's my 2 cents:

    Great stuff. I really like the motivic development and the way you build energy. Great sound and production, comping, the whole package.

    John

  4. #103

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall535
    I'm really enjoying all the different stylistic guitar mojo.

    Here's my 2 cents:

    This is really inspiring. The tone is intriguing-a little Pat Metheny playing clean maybe? Played so cleanly, ideas developing, really nice.

  5. #104

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    Getting some weird thing where it says this thread has a third page but I can't get to it, so posting to check.

  6. #105

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    I make last post on page 2 Peter C #100. So we're on page 3 now. Yours is #104, this one's #105.

    (Try clearing your browser cache, that sometimes does it)

  7. #106

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    I did try that, no go.

    On tapatalk now. Good lord, is this a horrible, clunky, sack of shit app.

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  8. #107

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    Mr. B,

    Now tell us how you really feel

    I still have a flip phone. Don't call me a hipster... call me a flipster

    Technology frustrates me more than I can count. Odd isn't it, that I use an internet forum yet hate how tech has this grip on everyone's lives?

    Pot calling the kettle metal

  9. #108

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    Dear guitar players,
    I really like this place where you can show your possibilities and the current state of the guitar form.
    I practise 7-8 hours a day. Perhaps the difficult time Covid has made me comment on other performers too emotionally at times.
    Consequently, I am misunderstood.
    I deleted all entries and no longer wanted to participate in the virtual jam.
    I had no intention of offending or demeaning anyone.
    If someone took it that way, I'm sorry
    Good luck with your music

  10. #109

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    I did try that, no go.

    On tapatalk now. Good lord, is this a horrible, clunky, sack of shit app.

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    Don't know then. Weird that it's not working on one computer/device but it's okay on others. Which means it's not, presumably, something for Dirk unless, being a techie, he can diagnose the problem remote. Or somebody else can.

  11. #110

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    Kris, I do wish you'd stay. It was nice to have you here, always enjoy your playing and insight.

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  12. #111

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Kris, I do wish you'd stay. It was nice to have you here, always enjoy your playing and insight.

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    Jeff you are very nice person/and great player/.I like you very much.
    You know the situation repeats the second time, maybe in a year or two I will try again. Up to three times art. :-)
    I don't like being seen as a person that I am not.
    Best
    Kris

  13. #112

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    Hey Kris... Don't let the BS be your reason for not posting or whatever you do. We are what we are....

    I haven't read your posts, but who cares if not everyone understands or agrees with you. I would guess most know your a great musician as well as a good person. Check back in, I haven't played or touched an instrument for at least 6 months, I really don't practice anyway, just no gigs etc... I'll post something later... I'll try and make interesting.

  14. #113

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    I don't like being seen as a person that I am not.
    Best
    Kris
    I can understand and respect that.

  15. #114

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    Completely agree about cutting out the BS, except maybe for comments like "interesting contribution, but I'd like to hear that with a little less moogerfooger" etc Looking forward to hearing Reg.

  16. #115

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg
    Hey Kris... Don't let the BS be your reason for not posting or whatever you do. We are what we are....

    I haven't read your posts, but who cares if not everyone understands or agrees with you. I would guess most know your a great musician as well as a good person. Check back in, I haven't played or touched an instrument for at least 6 months, I really don't practice anyway, just no gigs etc... I'll post something later... I'll try and make interesting.
    Hi Reg,
    Thanks and Good Luck
    ps.
    I only know one thing that the guitar is an extremely difficult instrument...:-)

  17. #116

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Completely agree about cutting out the BS, except maybe for comments like "interesting contribution, but I'd like to hear that with a little less moogerfooger" etc Looking forward to hearing Reg.
    Please do not make a scandal with my decision. I suggest you listen to F. Zappa.

  18. #117

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    Kris, you got me to scat a little--that was fun.

    Bygones be bygones? C19 has got me on edge as well.

    Thread works best when we pay more and talk less--I think, at least.

    So lets all keep on keeping on with the playing

  19. #118

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    It might be worth reviewing the text of the very first post for the first tune, Whisper Not.

    "The goal here is to improvise. Take a chorus or 3. Play with a track, or not. Don't overthink it. Everybody's cool here, and if they're not, we kick their ass out.
    If you want comments and criticism on your playing, say so in your post. If someone doesn't ask for critique, don't critique their playing.

    Keep it fresh. Don't spend all week working out a perfect chord melody. No need to play the melody at all. Let's just say its a given that knowing the melody is important.

    Let's talk shop on the tune as we go. Talk about approaches, whatever. Ask players questions.

    I'll start us off this week, ill try and post a new tune every Thursday night (yeah, I put Friday's date, it is Friday already in Belgium)

    Have fun with this and keep it loose. All levels welcome. Make fun of a beginner and I'll harass you on every post you make here for the rest of your sad, pathetic life.

    Here's one bluesy chorus on whisper not. Comments and criticism always welcome."



  20. #119

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpjazzguitar


    "Here's one bluesy chorus on whisper not. Comments and criticism always welcome."
    Okay, it was RUBBISH!

  21. #120

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    Actually, I've got a sure-fire cure for the lockdown blues. You sit down and play it like THIS. Repeat 3 times daily. If that doesn't work.. take up the banjo.


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    I think a lot of musicians feel this way: "I think I suck. I'd just as soon not hear it from anybody else."

    But, I'm going to attempt a more serious comment.

    Everybody that has posted a recording has clearly spent a lot of time, effort and soul invested in the guitar.

    Artists tend to be sensitive about their art, because it is so close to the artist's heart.

    All of us are musicians at different levels. All of us have the goal of expressing something thru music -- and what that is, is personal.

    Even when feedback is actively solicited, it's not an easy thing to provide in a helpful way. How do I know what the player was really trying to do? How he or she wants to sound? What might possibly further the player's development?

    And, then, there's the issue of providing specific comments. When I think about doing so, the following sorts of comments cross my mind -- things that might have been said in the past ...

    "Hey Wes, how about you learn to use a F**** pick already?"

    "Charlie Downstroke Christian, you're aware that the pick also moves up, right?"

    "Jim Hall -- let's hear some Cherokee at 300 and no more of that sensitive crap".

    "Joe Pass, why don't you spend a buck and travel with a bass player?"

    "(insert outside player name here) are you intending to sound like crap, or are those just ordinary clams?"

    As a result of such thoughts, and the vagaries of taste (there are a few highly regarded albums that I don't like much, suggesting a peculiar palette, perhaps), I tend to comment on what I like about a recording.

    EDIT: It also occurs to me that a lot of the most helpful feedback I ever got was extremely painful at the time. Hopefully, that's not true of everybody.
    Last edited by rpjazzguitar; 02-16-2021 at 03:16 AM.

  23. #122

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    To me, it's simple. All my stuff is crap and anybody who says otherwise is an IDIOT!

    I want Trump back too. God, I love that man.

  24. #123

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    Dear guitar players,
    I really like this place where you can show your possibilities and the current state of the guitar form.
    I practise 7-8 hours a day. Perhaps the difficult time Covid has made me comment on other performers too emotionally at times.
    Consequently, I am misunderstood.
    I deleted all entries and no longer wanted to participate in the virtual jam.
    I had no intention of offending or demeaning anyone.
    If someone took it that way, I'm sorry
    Good luck with your music
    When it comes to criticism i am slowly learning to give it only when paid to do so. Or at least asked.

  25. #124

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    Although when someone solicits feedback, I find it hard to resist trying to help.

    Anyway, nothing more beautiful to my ears than the sound of a player evolving and developing; at any level.

    For those that seek out feedback, I have to say, well done.

  26. #125

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    I rarely ever get honest feedback on anything I post. You'd swear I was a world class player.

    I figure either I really suck and people are just being nice

    I'm somehow intimidating and people don't want to pass me off.

    Or three,im generally nice to people so people are nice back. Maybe I should be more of a dick, for my playing sake.

  27. #126

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Maybe I should be more of a dick, for my playing sake.
    Try posting some country? Just kidding.

    You play fluidly from right within the groove with consistently great tone. I'm gonna put the occasional bum notes down to not knowing if one of your kids is going to knock yer amp over! Plus, you have the ability to bring people together for a common project.

    What's not to like?

  28. #127

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    Jeez, and it's only Monday...!

  29. #128

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    My experience in general and not just in the current context is that most people do not welcome unsolicited criticism or advice from people they don't know. Now throw in this being a public place, and it's not only unwelcome (for whatever mix of good and bad reasons), it's publicly embarrassing. Now throw in that either the giver or receiver or both might be using a language they have not fully mastered in a written medium that eliminates affect and tone, and there's a good chance both the substance and intent of the criticism will be misunderstood. Given all that, I think it's best to tread lightly.

    John

  30. #129

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    Criticism stings a little, but I would get loads of it from teachers in the past.

    Not practicing... you're gonna hear about it.

    Think you are gonna miss the solfege lessons because singing is "lame"... when a respected rhythm guitarist who plays for Marsalis chews you out... you make sure to make good on your practice for the next lesson. That said, he's still a nice guy and a great teacher.

    Getting dirty looks from folks who know what they are doing at a jam session... go back to the shed and shed some more.

    I listened back to my own submissions on this thread. They were too long. Started off fresh and went stale bread.

    So I'll post shorter solos next time.

    Kris, just stay and play some more. Things get mixed up online. I certainly said some crappy things on JGF in the past. Bygones. Apologize and keep on keeping on. If things were in person, we'd all crowd around a small rickety table, drink brews, and share war stories. Jazz is social music, cliched but true.

    Let's all clink our frosty glasses to another tune. Here, here?

  31. #130

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    Na Zdrowie!

    Still figuring out this week's tune. We've done a few medium, an up, a bossa.. need a ballad or a waltz.

  32. #131

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    I rarely ever get honest feedback on anything I post. You'd swear I was a world class player.

    I figure either I really suck and people are just being nice

    I'm somehow intimidating and people don't want to pass me off.

    Or three,im generally nice to people so people are nice back. Maybe I should be more of a dick, for my playing sake.
    Since I'm still a beginner regarding jazz who am I to critizise or give any tips? So I keep my comments on the positive side. It's probably the same with others around here...

  33. #132

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    This time I will take the advice of my beloved wife:
    "Drop it all, get the dog and go for a walk."

  34. #133

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    I rarely ever get honest feedback on anything I post. You'd swear I was a world class player.

    I figure either I really suck and people are just being nice

    I'm somehow intimidating and people don't want to pass me off.

    Or three,im generally nice to people so people are nice back. Maybe I should be more of a dick, for my playing sake.
    To be honest Jeff I do sometimes listen to your playing and think ‘why should I even bother posting anything?’

    Consistently excellent and getting better.

    i daresay that’s what everyone on the forum thinks.

    I honestly don’t have anything to say other than keep doing what you are doing.

    To get to the next level of your playing, whatever that is, is I think going to come from YOU, not anyone else. Stylistic and creative choices rather than ‘this thing isn’t quite right.’

    I understand myself as time goes on praise and compliments are nice but... kind of don’t really mean anything? I think most experienced players feel this way. Unless you get something very specific, which is always lovely.

    But; to return more to the spirit of your post, no I would not trust the internet for feedback. It is what it is. Also, it’s a very fake atmosphere for playing. Instagram for example... I appreciate your stuff feels like real playing.
    Last edited by christianm77; 02-16-2021 at 04:42 AM.

  35. #134

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    Of course you play with the round end and that’s a dick move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Of course you play with the round end and that’s a dick move.



  37. #136

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Na Zdrowie!

    Still figuring out this week's tune. We've done a few medium, an up, a bossa.. need a ballad or a waltz.
    A blues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Na Zdrowie!

    Still figuring out this week's tune. We've done a few medium, an up, a bossa.. need a ballad or a waltz.
    Footprints?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Na Zdrowie!

    Still figuring out this week's tune. We've done a few medium, an up, a bossa.. need a ballad or a waltz.
    Kill two birds with one stone - A Child is Born

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickingMyEars
    Criticism stings a little, but I would get loads of it from teachers in the past.

    Not practicing... you're gonna hear about it.

    Think you are gonna miss the solfege lessons because singing is "lame"... when a respected rhythm guitarist who plays for Marsalis chews you out... you make sure to make good on your practice for the next lesson. That said, he's still a nice guy and a great teacher.

    Getting dirty looks from folks who know what they are doing at a jam session... go back to the shed and shed some more.

    I listened back to my own submissions on this thread. They were too long. Started off fresh and went stale bread.

    So I'll post shorter solos next time.

    Kris, just stay and play some more. Things get mixed up online. I certainly said some crappy things on JGF in the past. Bygones. Apologize and keep on keeping on. If things were in person, we'd all crowd around a small rickety table, drink brews, and share war stories. Jazz is social music, cliched but true.

    Let's all clink our frosty glasses to another tune. Here, here?
    Good word here.

  41. #140

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    I rarely ever get honest feedback on anything I post. You'd swear I was a world class player.

    I figure either I really suck and people are just being nice

    I'm somehow intimidating and people don't want to pass me off.

    Or three,im generally nice to people so people are nice back. Maybe I should be more of a dick, for my playing sake.
    Jeff what you play so closely resembles what I want to do, Not the actual style, but just the ability to connect with a tune, have fun, play some decent stuff that brings a smile, a question, even a chuckle. When the central thing is appealing, any mistakes tend to be overshadowed.

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    Well now I'm blushing a bit!

    Thanks y'all. This has been super fun.

    I think I got this weeks tune picked out. Its a challenge. Gotta see if I can play it!

  43. #142

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Well now I'm blushing a bit!

    Thanks y'all. This has been super fun.

    I think I got this weeks tune picked out. Its a challenge. Gotta see if I can play it!
    Ruh-roh Rorge ...

    John

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    Like I said (I think I said it) earlier,

    Mr. B's thread is the reason why I came back to JGF.



    That's three rocking emojis, any more and we'd have a movie on our hands...

    Let's not do that

  45. #144

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    This week, a bossa, from Joe Henderson's "Page One."

    Attachment 79136

    8 bars of modal flavor followed by some descending ii V I's with a little twist. Fun stuff.

    I did mine with Jim Hall in mind.



    Enjoy!
    That’s all I need to hear to be happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronstuff
    Ok, I went looking for a backing track and found something fun! Inspired me to get out my little Ibanez guitar that's been modified to become a Cuban Très. Always gets me in a good mood to try to play latin music...Much needed in these special times we are going through.

    Lovely. Same tone and rhythmic feel as Compay Segundo. Time to smoke a cigar and sing second voice an octave under.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John A.
    I found a backing track by live musicians that I was really enjoying playing to (though it somewhat kicked my butt), so I played it all the way through. Too long, and with moments of Recorda-merde, but WTF, YOLO, fortune rewards the bold, yada yada.



    John
    Sublime playing, very virtuoso. I cannot always follow the rhythm in your playing and I personally would like a few more rests in between but that’s all very personal taste. Your double stops were one of many highlights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    Loved it. Now I’m thinking of that theme of Betty Blue 37 degree Le matin, so cruisey


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    Thank you, Mr. Eck

    I have to say I don't think it's got much to do with Henderson's jazz/bebop tune but it sounds nice :-)

    Liked your Betty Blue thing too. I haven't seen the film so I'm wondering what the (moving) images were for it.


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    Ah, I like this Betty Blue music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    I missed this one when you posted it Rags. I like it a lot. Great feel, and lots of interesting melodic ideas.

    John