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RE. Too Many Strings

acegardener 20 Oct 10 - 03:48 AM
Mavis Enderby 20 Oct 10 - 04:11 AM
Mavis Enderby 20 Oct 10 - 04:12 AM
JohnInKansas 20 Oct 10 - 12:34 PM
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Subject: RE. TOO MANY STRINGS
From: acegardener
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 03:48 AM

I was reading a thread the other day concerning bazouki and guitars. I have tried to find it, honest. Now I have decided to get to grips with my cheapie zook and get a tune out of it. I am useless with the standard tuning but with open D tuning I find it all comes naturally.

I know if I perform in public I will be slated by the purists, but it does ring out beautifully and playing it bottleneck it sounds really bluesy.

Seasick Steve can get away with two strings on a guitar so I shall be hitting the clubs soon. I use a pick and I am a melody player, don't do chords a lot if I can help it. What are the disavantages? Nearly all the sessions I join in with with the melodeon are D/G and my singing voice is happy with the key of D. Tried G but I needed tighter pants.


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Subject: RE: RE. TOO MANY STRINGS
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 04:11 AM

Good for you acegardener. Being slated by purists is always a good thing IMHO but I've tended to find they are more common online than in real life!

I'm very keen on open tunings myself, although I play banjo and guitar, not bazouki. "Standard" banjo tuning is open G, and it's fairly easy to play a melody within the chords (if that makes any sense?) I suppose what is that if you are playing in open G in the key of G it's hard to hit a wrong note on an open string. Same goes for open D and key of D of course.

Seasick Steve's playing is deceptively simple! He might use a three string guitar but the groove he gets going is hard to imitate!

Have funb,

Pete.


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Subject: RE: RE. TOO MANY STRINGS
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 04:12 AM

Oops - funb = fun!


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Subject: RE: RE. TOO MANY STRINGS
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 12:34 PM

The recent thread you were looking for possibly was Too Many Strings on a Guitar? (?)

I put "Too Many" in the Filter box and time 7 days, Refresh, and it popped right up, but then I remembered about how long ago I saw the thread up front.

John


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