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Song for the great guitarist Charlie Christian who died in 1942 at the age of 25.(Solo guitar)
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Uploaded: Oct 13, 2007 - 10:10:40 PM
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2007 - 08:28:48 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 04:28:08 PM
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Feter said 3692 days ago (October 13th, 2007)
Song For Charlie
Excellent pickin ..so clean and awesome as always !!
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Ibstrat said 3692 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Thanks
for your continuing support!
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Ed Hannifin said 3692 days ago (October 13th, 2007)
Okay.
I admit it. I fav'd it before I listened to it. Alright. I also downloaded it before I listened to it, at least before I'd listened to it all the way through...

But you know, I voted AFTER I heard it, and as for the download, I'M NOT GIVING IT BACK...

I can't believe, sometimes, that you're pulling this off on an Ibanez Strat. This track sounds hollow-bodied as all get out, and not like a Strat pickup, either...

As for the tune itself, it's obviously lovingly and respectfully constructed, with a pretty melody and harmony, although I detect that lingering chords-with-numbers problem still hangin' in there. Work on that, won't you?

With continuing admiration,

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3692 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Well it
actually is not a strat pickup.(See picture on song "Silver Minor".Sorry about the chords with numbers.I have a couple of more folky type things I am working on- one even features a "G" chord.
Maybe I even got you to check out the real Charlie Christian who makes me sound rather pathetic.Thanks for your comments.
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Vic Holman said 3692 days ago (October 13th, 2007)
man oh man
that was some wonderful playing. It must of taken some time to come up with this one. It's rare to hear a electric guitar played with the tone knob turned way back these days. great tribute!
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Ibstrat said 3692 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Thank you
for your comments.The song didn't take that long to come up with-it's based on the "Rhythm changes" chord sequence that jazz players like to improvise on.I did record a bunch of different versions till I got one with a solo that i could live with.I snuck in a few of Charlie's riffs here and there.Glad you liked it!
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guitapick said 3692 days ago (October 13th, 2007)
Just curious...
...do you play with a combo, too? This sounds great as is. You know I love your solo work. It would also sound fantastic with a small drum kit and stand up bass...

...done Charlie proud, Mark...really love this...nice last chord...
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Ibstrat said 3691 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
I actually
have not performed in at least 3 years because of left hand pain.Before that I played in rock,blues,and jazz bands for years.I kind of lost contact with everyone I used to play with.It's hard to get back in once you're out.I wouldn't mind doing an occasional gig for fun-maybe eventually.
Yea this would sound good with at least a stand-up bass,but I don't have access to one and a fake one would sound....fake.
Thanks for continuing to listen!
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sloparts said 3692 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
That's some kinda pickin
you have going on there Mark. You don't really hear this kind of cool Big Band Jazz guitar playing much anymore. I feel we're all the lesser for not hearing more of it. But like everything else, it'll make a comeback one of these days.

Can I ask what kind of rig you're playing. To me it almost sounds like an old Gibson like maybe a L5 or something. I suppose it could also be a Gretsch like maybe a Country Gentleman. Well no matter, whatever it is it really sounds great as does the playing on this tribute.

Very smooth Jazz licks and beautiful sounds Mark. Thanks for posting it.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Actually
it's an Ibanez Strat copy that I bought in 1982 for $100.The pickups have been changed-there's a picture of it on my "Silver Minor" song page.I've used it for rock,country,jazz and blues.Glad I fooled you into thinking it was a hollowbody.
Thanks for the positive feedback!

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said 3692 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Excellent & Lovely !
Wonderful piece sir Mark, lovely playing, lovely notes and full of feelings .. Charlie will be happy if he heard it ! I'm really enjoying your songs as always ! Thanks for sharing !

Take Care
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Ibstrat said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Thanks Birdman
Check out some Charlie Christian if you get a chance- he had some great riffs.
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lengold said 3692 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Blissful
Blissful.
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Many Thanks
Len-glad you liked it!
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peacepiano said 3692 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Smooth
I enjoy your smooth guitar solos. I will have to look up Charlie Christian and find the inspiration for this :)

Thanks
Bill
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Ibstrat said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Most of Charlie's
recordings were with Benny Goodman's sextet.He played mostly short solos,but they are all brilliant.He was one of the 1st electric guitarists-he had almost no one to copy.It always amazes me when some one so young creates a style of playing on their own.He was one of the happiest sounding players ever-I can't help smiling when I listen to him.
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said 3692 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
This sends you...
...relaxes the mind and opens the ears
Beautiful notes Ibstrat,
Ibstrat said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Thanks Tom
I really appreciate your comments.
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Mcboy said 3692 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
love
charlie christian....when he plugged in that was it.....love his clean lines....this is a nice tribute...well done.....!!!
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Ibstrat said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Mcboy
Thanks.Rhythm changes are a lot like blues-you can work on it your whole life but never run out of different variations.Thanks for checking out my music.
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damiengh said 3692 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
versatility
You cover a lot of territory with that axe of yours, and it is always a pleasure to click on your tunes.

You keep posting and I'm gonna keep listening. Thanks for another nice one.
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Ibstrat said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
I appreciate
your comments very much.Perhaps at some point I will send you a track to overdub some Sax?
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Tadashi Togawa said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
sweet
and mild.
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Ibstrat said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Thanks for listening
to my song.I really enjoy your music.
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ziti said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
i cant say anything
you have learned all the neatest variations on blues. Some I can only imagine as they float by.

you really are a remarkable guitarist. i look forward to meeting you very soon.

greatness

deep bows
z
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Ibstrat said 3691 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Fran
It's nice when a great guitarist likes what I am doing.I'm grateful for your comments-yea hope we can jam a bit sometime soon!
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J.A.Stewart said 3690 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
Terrific Musical Tribute
It's scary to imagine what CP might have accomplished if he had lived longer.

Great job, Mark. Nice, authentic approach and a terrific tribute to a legendary guitarist.

I hope your hand is improving for you. I'm back to about 90 percent now... and thank God for every bit of recovery. But I know how frustrating it can be. ;)

--- Joe
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Ibstrat said 3689 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
Hand
My hand is doing ok-it's a very weird pain syndrome.Glad to hear yours is doing better.
Thanks for checking out my music.I don't know anything about recording-I'm glad that some people like my small solo guitar pieces.Take it easy!
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DOS said 3689 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
:D
I love it. very nice.
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Ibstrat said 3686 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
I appreciate
your comment thanks for checking out my song.
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Scott Carmichael said 3688 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
not just the notes
but real feel... and a grove a mile wide... WITH JUST A GUITAR!... that's class... and reflects years of work.. but it didn't feel like work did it...

very impressive stuff here Mark...


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Ibstrat said 3687 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Thanks so much
Scott.I have a huge respect for your amazing talent.I do try to work on subtle things when I'm playing or improvising-like attacking notes in different ways or mixing chords with single lines.I'm glad someone noticed!

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futzpucker said 3688 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
Pure sweetness
Your skill level is quite high, and there is heart in your playing as well. That combination is very powerful, and brings so much enjoyment to the listener.

Thank you for all the developing of your ability over the course of your lifetime, and bringing the fruits of your work to us here... a wonderful gift.
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Ibstrat said 3686 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
I really appreciate
your input.Thanks very much!
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Moviz said 3687 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Sorry
I'm late with this message, but as always you knock my socks off with your playing and of course your versatility; Just fantastic this sound. I'm pretty sure that wherever Charlie is, he'll be pleased with this tribute,Beautiful! regards M
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Ibstrat said 3686 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
I always
appreciate your comments.Glad you like it.
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Doadars Uncle said 3687 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Really...
very nice! Thanks for sharing!

Doug
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Ibstrat said 3686 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Glad you liked
the song.Thanks.
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rjamadeus said 3686 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
just beautiful !!
thats all i got to say, just beautiful !!!
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Ibstrat said 3686 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Thanks for listening
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musichead said 3686 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
very cool
just very very cool..Its the only way i can out it...well smooth, oh ya and the tone is very smooth . great work..very simple yet the notes weave real nice!!!
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Ibstrat said 3681 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
Musichead
Glad you like it- thanks for checking it out.
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TobinMueller said 3682 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
All smiles
A delight.
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Ibstrat said 3681 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
Thanks Tobin
Thanks for commenting on my little tribute!
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Komrade K said 3681 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
Very fine
Great fun listening to this - finely paced witty playing.

KK


PS - very very sorry to read about your left hand problems.
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Ibstrat said 3678 days ago (October 28th, 2007)
Thanks very much
I'm glad you liked it.
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Doug Somers said 3680 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
Those notes
roll out with a happy bounce. Great swing to the rhythm, and lovely playing. Thanks for sharing,
Keep well,
Doug
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Ibstrat said 3678 days ago (October 28th, 2007)
That old
swing music is pretty happy stuff-I think people needed to hear something happy during the horror of WWII.Thanks for your comments!
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MarkHolbrook said 3086 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
I don't
Know of Charlie but then again I'm pretty musically illiterate it seems!

You have a certain style it seems as I listen through these and all are clean and crisp! Really neat stuff!
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Philip18 said 2433 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Charlie
Love your technique. Have you considered putting a rhythm track on it - get a touch of Freddie Green into the session? With your knowledge of chord voicings it would be sensational!
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