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Maybe more jazz than blues.A probably too long jam on a minor blues riff... 1st take- too lazy to record it again.
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Uploaded: Apr 15, 2009 - 02:37:37 PM
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2009 - 02:37:37 PM Last Played: Feb 28, 2014 - 05:47:59 PM
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TAREK said 3084 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
Just Great
Great playing, feeling & tone.
Certainly 10/10.
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Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment- glad you enjoyed it.
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cchaplin said 3084 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
Lovely...
I'm really in the mood for this kind of music these days.

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Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Glad
I could provide something that you like!
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richard13 said 3084 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
Nice noodling
and certainly not too long. Delightful, thanks.
Cheers
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Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Maybe
I'll actually compose something next time instead of noodling. Thanks!
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Feter said 3084 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
am
Progressive blues pickin ...inspirational henrdix jazzy perm
definitely .just so spacy and tasty ..incredible skill ...
dunno how a strat can do it ...but its perfect ..thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Thanks
Feter you are a huge asset to this site!
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Ed Hannifin said 3084 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
So which is it,
jazz-blues or blues-jazz?...

[Inset 'Isle Of Lucy' joke here.]

What I'm liking in your compositions is how you manage to quote 'Livin' Lovin' Maid' in the jam section of every single tune...

And seriously what I like is that you can compose really intelligently and you can also improvise really freely, and with varying degrees of structure.... Great phrasing and gorgeous tone...

I do, however, have to report you to the Jazz Police for not using an L5. Sorry, but what's right is right.

Ed



Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Living Loving
There are 2 possibilities here- either you are developing LLMD (The tendency to believe that all music contains Led Zeppelin quotes)Or I have developed LZQD (The inability to improvise without inserting Led Zeppelin quotes)I'm not sure which it is... I think that we both need to be tested Aleister Crowley clinic in London.
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AllenDean said 3083 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
yeah....
too lazy to do it again.... this is genius in one take to be sure. doing it all over might detract from the beauty of this tune. it is so sublime. i love the warmth you are getting out of your guitar. it is so smokey smooth...
very nice... tooo lazy... whatever.....
AD0409
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Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Maybe
I'm too picky- If you say you like it then I guess it's not so bad!Thanks a lot for the kind words.
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Elevator_Funk said 3083 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
too much...
there is almost too much wonderful, sweet, gooey-guitar-goodness on this track to absorb in one listen. 1st takes are always the best. nice post.
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Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment elevator!
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lengold said 3083 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
This is just
too good. Gorgeous sounds. I would happily listen to it at double (or more) the length.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
thanks
a lot lengold.Maybe next time I'll post a full Grateful Dead length jam.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3083 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
jazz geetar
If you did another take it probably wouldnt have the same feel. Splendid performance.Thats a nice moment when you launch into the walking bass line. i imagined an upright bass and some brush style drums behind this, but of course sometimes the open spaces in a recording are what make it interesting.
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Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Wish
I had a drummer but it's kind of fun to play solo anyway.
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guitapick said 3083 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Yeah...
...you should record it again...

;)

jeez...

"NOT"

Sounds fantastic, Mark. Don't ya just love that neck pickup? I was recently reading a forum about favorite Strat sounds and that's the pickup that most chose.
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Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
I
actually have a humbucker for a neck pickup- a friend of mine totally changed the guitar with diff pickups years ago.Thanks for checking out my song!
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ziti said 3083 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
oh my god
this is unbelievable....it brought me to tears

you are a world class musician, and this is as good as it gets....tone, feel, technique out the wah-hoo, soul and a composition full of meat and substance.....plus it turns into blues....my fav so far mark....stunning

deepest bows
z
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Ibstrat said 3082 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Really
glad you liked it Fran.Thanks a lot!
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magnatone said 3083 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
am
your mastery on that guitar is breathtaking! this is so NOT too long - i wish it would just go on and on!
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Ibstrat said 3081 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
Thanks
for the kind words- glad you enjoyed it!
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MarkHolbrook said 3083 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
If I lived
another 100 years I might get to about one millionth this good on the axe! Excellent Mark!
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Ibstrat said 3074 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Thanks for
the great comment Mark!
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blindsidedpoets said 3083 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
am
Whatever genre you want to put this under, it's great. Love the tone! Don't worry about re-recording too much, it's pretty awesome as is.
p.s. I really want to learn those type of walking jazz chord switches (ref 2:09-2:15), what a time investment for that... I can't wait to have a few less children :P
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Ibstrat said 3074 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
The
walking chord thing isn't super hard( at least the way I do it) I think there are some guys on youtube that explain it,thanks for the comment!
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composerclark said 3083 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Fantastic, masterful, and smart!
What they all said... Just lovely, a real pleasure to listen to. You keep me guessing constantly as to where you'll go next, and it is always a pleasant surprise when you get there. Very creative, very smart. In my ideal sound universe there'd be a little less reverb, but you know that already, and I understand your reasons.
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Ibstrat said 3074 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Thanks
Clark- I kind of just played without messing with the sound- yea too much delay/reverb.I think I made up for some dropped beats at the beginning by adding some towards the end!
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Moviz said 3082 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
pensive and
dreamy quality then into those wonderful progressions.... starts off like a stroll on the waters edge and then we find ourselves in the city streets watching life go by in it's many moods...... lovely journey, cheers M
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Ibstrat said 3070 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks
Moviz- I like the imagery!
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bud said 3082 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Another gem Mark
you have such a great touch on that strat. Not too long for me - the blues takes the time it needs - that's why it has an s at the end. Does that make any sense?
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Ibstrat said 3070 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks bud
glad you enjoyed my noodling!
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sloparts said 3081 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Oh so Sweet Mark
This is really east to get in to my friend. Great tone from that Strat, and as always your playing is flawless.

You can post one like this any time you get ti=he urge to Mark. Loved listening to this one.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3070 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks
Ed- Not really flawless but glad you liked it!
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mowguy3 said 3081 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
Blown away
again. The sound you create, the feal you deliver, the skill you have . It's remarkable. Thank you .
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Ibstrat said 3070 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks
very much for the comment!
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Relic67 said 3081 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
great
as always, your playing is amazing, cool that you can improvise like that. it appears that you don't make mistakes... did you sell your soul or something? (just kidding)


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Ibstrat said 3070 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Well
I did hang around at the crossroads at midnight a few times but I almost got hit by a car!(There are lots of mistakes in this i think)
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Vic Holman said 3080 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
where.....
did you find all those notes?

seems to me that there are not that many on a fretboard...... i looked. unless you are being somewhat sneaky and repeating a few of them or are using a slide rule type of fretboard. :)

wonderful playing and composition Mark
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Ibstrat said 3070 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
There
are lots of repeated notes- just playing around in a minor, thanks for the comment!
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jiguma said 3078 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
As usual
an excellent performance Mark. You always make me realise how many years I wasted not playing guitar. Lovely post despite the obvious LZQD - you really shouldn't get that fixed.

Sublime!

Neil
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Ibstrat said 3070 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
I think
that "Whipping Post" is also in there somewhere, so I must have ABBQD too!
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dajama said 3075 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Man
If I had half your talent, I'd be lazy too! Love this. Great, involved and involving playing, with sweet tone and sound as always, and really engaging. Nothing overlong about this at all. You are one talented dude. Thanks for sharing. Very cool. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 3070 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks
very much I appreciate it!
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paul f. page said 3073 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
blues...
...or not, I still enjoyed what you did with this. The echo-y recording atmosphere is just perfect, and your skill with the guitar is something I have grown to expect and which do not fail at in the least with this recording...I absolute love the bluezy chords...so mellow on the guitar... I do agree with the notion of noodling, though. You do it so well, but the final result from a structure standpoint is a little disconcerting and unconnected. You have such great ideas with this improv. I hope you will give it another go with maybe a little more specific focus as to where you really want to go with it. That having been said, I will listen to your current number several times because it is just so darned pleasant!!!
Peace.
Paul
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Char said 3072 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
A kind of
free associative style of playing. It doesn't have to abide by rules..it just has to be resonating with the moment and reporting the way you feel. You are a master. Thanks.
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thoddi said 3072 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
cool jazzy sound
The delay adds to a dreamy mood and also makes it more relaxed in a way. It also helps keep the rhythm going 'cause it sort off adds an extra beat to it.

Would be interesting to hear this with a more direct sound w.o. the delay/echo.

I'll line up with what the others say. Beautiful noodling — impressive to keep it interesting all the way with just your guitar.
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John Stebbe said 3070 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Jazz
Yes, at least as much jazz as blues. You know some really great jazz chords -- it's a blast to hear you show them off. Reminds me a lot of Chet Atkins, in an introspective mood. Well-recorded and nicely executed. You can tell there's a lot of stream-of-consciousness playing here, but there's a place for that sort of thing, and your playing here is very enjoyable.
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Daugrin said 3053 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Am, just Is
I'm going to school here, all the good things in one place rolling out in the atmosphere of layed back flow. This is so rare, the cliche's have been left behind for the self expression. Remindes me of Ted Greene, with some Joe Pass, especially "Forward Pass", in the execution. Thank you for sharing.

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BlueAttitude said 2365 days ago (April 4th, 2011)
Lovely!
Not to long for me :) Great playing!
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