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Old 02-09-2017, 07:12 PM
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I've abandoned The Entertainer and Luttrel for the time being and started working on Toby Walker's arrangement of Cincinnati Flow Rag. Here's where I am so far, page one. Its in that twilight zone between not knowing and knowing. You know, your brain is going full tempo and your fingers can only do it right a full speed sometimes...... So I just slow it down and try to get it closer to being right.



I miss those days back when I was 20, playing for 6 hours on a Saturday and Sunday and no one bothered me, lol. I could use a few weekends like that. Maybe when I retire.....

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Ok here goes. I started this one a few weeks ago and gosh when you start recording you realize quickly how much work it needs. I'll try and post my progress. I hope the soundcloud thing works. First time trying it. Let me know if it works.

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You're getting there! Keep at it!
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:18 AM
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Nice Barry!
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:45 PM
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Yep. Nice playing, TB. I started to learn one rag some years back. It had lyrics, too. I just can't remember the name nor lyrics. Maybe if I give it a go someone might recognize it. Never got through it completely, though.
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Yep. Nice playing, TB. I started to learn one rag some years back. It had lyrics, too. I just can't remember the name nor lyrics. Maybe if I give it a go someone might recognize it. Never got through it completely, though.
Thanks guys! Today when I got home from work I warmed up a bit then practiced it some more, working on the next page as well. It's a fun song to learn, challenging, but not unreachable.
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Old 02-11-2017, 04:06 PM
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And a progress report on Cincinnati Flow Rag:

Here's the first page played today on my J-45...



And here's my first version played a couple of days ago on the Seagull Folk...



I'm having a bit of trouble with one part, (more so than others). First I tried it semi barre, but was muting, then I tried it full barre, but not always getting it, so now I'm trying mini barre and it came out better.
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:28 AM
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Nice Barry! I played this tune as well from a Stefan Grossman arrangement.
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:40 AM
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Nice Barry! I played this tune as well from a Stefan Grossman arrangement.
Thanks Doug. One thing I notice about my recordings is that you really can't tell the $1,600 difference in the two guitars played above, yet in person they are miles apart. I should move back from the mics and the corner as I'm probably getting all kinds of reflection noise thrown at the mics.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:37 PM
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Ok this in my progress so far on Tears in Heaven. To me I'm going no were!! Is it just me or do we seem to hit a plateau and progress on some songs just seems to stop? I have worked on the areas of this song that I am struggling with.....and guess what...I'm still struggling with them! Slowed them down, practiced it in small pieces....still can't seem to get them to sound right....ughhh...I think a metronome would help but that throws me off sometimes but it would probably help with the flow...jump in with any suggestions...I'm all ears...

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Old 02-14-2017, 03:46 PM
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Sounds good, baring on a steel string guitar is a bear. I'm a nylon player and I still struggle with some of the bars. Rags are tough! I have worked on one and gave up, I had it down but couldn't memorize it. I got the music from Hiroshi Masuda. You can get the music from his website. Its called Ragpickin. I actually had this down for a while but not nearly at the speed he plays it at. Just couldn't keep it as a performance piece so I had to let it go.
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I retired about 2 years ago and have devoted my days to trying desperately to get better. My goal was to get good enough to pick up a few gigs at some restaurants, nursing homes, wedding, etc.. Well I made that dream come true, now I'm just working on adding new music and making it sound good. No one has thrown any tomatoes at me yet so I guess the ones I know are coming out ok It all fun!! (lots of work...but love the results most of the time.)
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:32 PM
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TBman, How do you get the soundcloud player in the body of your message? Mine shows up as a link? I'm basically copying and pasteing the file from soundcloud. Is there another way to do this?
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:47 PM
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TBman, How do you get the soundcloud player in the body of your message? Mine shows up as a link? I'm basically copying and pasteing the file from soundcloud. Is there another way to do this?
I click on the share thing in soundcloud, then copy the link and then here, in the advanced editor use the soundcloud button. All the soundcloud button does is to put"{soundcloud} {/soundcloud}" in your editor (but with square brackets) and then you just paste your link inbetween them.
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Thanks I'll give that a try next time.
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:54 PM
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Ok, what's going on?

I'm still working on Cincinnati flow rag, fun tune to play. It'll be a while before that's at performance speed, I have to get this one memorized to really get into it. I'm also reviewing my lesson/tab library to see what I can work on at the same time as CFR. I just bought a 3 song TW lesson, but the tunes are a bit on the quick side....
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