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#1 Favorite Song: "Sultans of Swing" - Dire Straits
#2 Favorite Song: "Theme from Boat Wierdos" - Joe Walsh
I first started playing guitar in 1993. I took lessons for three months, then quit shortly thereafter and began teaching myself. I haven't stopped since then. I gave up on sheet music and began playing solely by ear in the mid '90s. As a result, I have little musical knowledge; just my talent and sharp ear. It doesn't take long for me to figure out the progression of a song and get into the rhythm of it.
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- Member since:
- Apr 20 2007
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
The Grateful Dead, Roy Buchanan, The Meters, Chet Atkins, MM&W, John Scofield, Soulive, BS&T, Glass Harp (Phil Keaggy), Dire Straits, Dixie Dregs, ELO, Steely Dan, Joe Walsh, Poco, SRV, The Ventures, ZZ Top.
2000 MIM Fender Stratocaster;
1998 MIM Fender Telecaster;
2005 Peavey Raptor Intl. Series;
1995 Peavey Raptor Intl. Series;
1992 Yamaha RBX-550 4-string bass;
1999 Aria acoustic;
1989 Alvarez acoustic;
1983 Hondo H-76 Strat copy;
Vantage p-bass (fretless project)
1978 Yamaha CP-20 analog keyboard
2008 Tama Hyper-Drive 5-pc.;
Fender Champion 300 amp;
Five DOD pedals with board;
Crate GT-65 amp
1966 Teisco Checkmate 25 tube head
Cissy Strut Jam
Cissy Strut Jam Year: 2009 Album: Thatchworks Genre: Cover/Tribute
A slightly bizarre jam based loosely on 'Cissy Strut' by The Meters (1969). This was the first time any of us had played it, so it turned into a jam. I'm playing the clean rhythm; note the manually timed delay about 1/3 into the song.
Basic Orange Track number: 3 Year: 2010 Album: roffle copter Genre: Other
Instrumental tune I wrote in 2003; re-recorded in 2010. Featured in this song is my Tele, Raptor, Tama set and a Roland keyboard to supply the thin-sounding B3 and Wurly.
Lost at Sea
Lost at Sea Track number: 6 Year: 2007 Album: N/A Genre: Other
This is a clip from one of the more recent songs I've put together. This process usually starts with me stumbling onto a cool rhythm. As soon as I can, I get into Cool Edit Pro and lay down the first track. Then I will go into lead mode and lay another, followed by keyboards, bass and percussion if possible. This is a simple composition, but I love its sound. Every note you hear is me playing. Often the rhythm and lead guitar are played on the same guitar within an hour of each other. I simply change the pickups and effects to provide some separation. Note the Venture's style tremolo at the end. They have been one of my influences.