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More solo guitar noodling.
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Uploaded: Mar 09, 2009 - 01:23:32 PM
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2009 - 01:47:42 PM Last Played: Jun 17, 2019 - 09:42:10 AM
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Elevator_Funk said 3759 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
Nice Noodling
I always look forward to your posts. That was some nice jazzy background music while I picked up around the house. Thanks for posting.
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Ibstrat said 3757 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Thanks
Always glad to provide background music!
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Ed Hannifin said 3759 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
It really is hard to believe sometimes...
...that you're not playing some huge jazz guitar on these things...

Anyway, let me clue you in to something, Mark--a person does one thing on a guitar... If he plays a melody, he plays a melody. If he plays a chord, he plays a chord. If he plays a harmony, someone ELSE plays the melody... That kind of thing. There are rules. Unions. Stuff like that.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3757 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
I wasn't
aware of these rules Ed, but thanks for letting me know.I will continue to break these rules but I am changing my name to Ibtele to disguise my identity in case the folk police get wind of my operation.
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Ed Hannifin said 3757 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
Dude...
...the folk police have been on to you since that bluegrass version of 'Sweet Child O' Mine'... They're just waiting for the perfect moment to swoop in.... They ALMOST jumped the gun at 'Rudolph'....
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composerclark said 3759 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
Contrarian Counterpoint
This is incredible! I'm chuckling away at the clever way you combine contrary motion scales in head section, then you just go off into unchartered waters with your solos... great stuff!
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Ibstrat said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment.I highly respect your opinion.I'm glad that some people enjoy my sometimes aimless meandering.
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composerclark said 3704 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Hah!
I liked it so much, I evidently fav'd it twice! Didn't even know that was possible!
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Moviz said 3759 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
I think Ed
Hit the nail on the head with his comments and ... what else can I say except ' how many fingers do you have and how wide do thy span?' Sounds like there are a few things going on here, all at the same time.... brilliant as always, cheers M
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Ibstrat said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Thanks
Moviz.I actually don't do many wide stretched out chords- it bothers my hand.Glad you enjoyed it!
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bud said 3759 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
Couldn't agree more
great playing - thinking - playing - thinking. Well I guess you do both at the same time. Would that be ptlhaiyniknigng?
Can't wait to hear what you do with Detroit. See that? Already pimping.
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Ibstrat said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Send me
the track and I'll try to do something.Thanks for the comment!
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Char said 3759 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
It sure sounds as
if a trio was playing. You have got to be quite an expert to make all of this sound so easy. Thanks.
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Ibstrat said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Thanks
so much for the comment,I really appreciate your listening.
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Feter said 3759 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
Quite Contrary
This tooks too long to come on here but happy I catch up with a very
well framed theme ..it wont feel like its the same guitar other peoples
use ..its your skill not the wood instrument ..thank you so very much
for sharin such gem !!!!
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Ibstrat said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Thanks
Feter.Your support is greatly appreciated!
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Scorpjammer said 3758 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
Dat Some Gorgeous Blues
Shades of Joe Pass. Bravo, Mark!
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Ibstrat said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Maybe
in about 50 years I'll be 1/2 as good as Joe Pass.Thanks for checking out my song.
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Relic67 said 3758 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
amazing
mindblowingly good guitar playing.
dang I wish I could play like that. nice tone too.
Applause!
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Ibstrat said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Thanks
glad you enjoyed it.
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lengold said 3758 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Another wonderful
and masterful lesson on class.
Cheers
Len

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Ibstrat said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
I
don't know about class- just a few minutes of messing around!
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futzpucker said 3758 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Masterful
My Mark Stunkel iPod playlist continues to expand by virtue of your virtuosity and your generous nature. Your excellent command of your instrument is compelling and inspiring. Never showy, always serving the song, your playing is a lesson to all of us. Thanks, Mark. Keep playing and recording. You have a huge following here, and I'm for sure one of 'em.
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Ibstrat said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
I'm
always glad to see your comments. Thanks very much for your input!
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guitapick said 3757 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
Now THAT...
...is a serious tune with some great playing. It's almost like Monk on the guitar. Really impressive, Mark. Nice to roll along with...bravo!
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Ibstrat said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Only
difference is Monk played "weird" notes on purpose- most of mine are mistakes!
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jiguma said 3756 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Are you trying
to put bass players out of work? Ed is (as usual) correct .... there are RULES!

As always, I'm dumbfounded by the way you play - I shake my head in wonder at stuff I would be pleased to play as a solo ... and then you fill in the rest of the band too.

Bet you can't play drums at the same time as well :)

Excellent stuff Mark (and what Patrick said too!).
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Ibstrat said 3754 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
I've
thought about going out on the street with a bass drum on my back but I'm pretty sure everyone would ignore me unless I learn some Taylor Swift songs.
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damiengh said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
MotionMaster Mark
Like monkeys climbing all over the jungle trees, you fingers climb all over your fretboard, many places, all at the same time giving us the happy, harmonious results.
Now the question, is this the therapy prescribed for the wrist pain, or pain be damned?
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Ibstrat said 3754 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
My
hand has gotten no better or worse- can't play acoustic, if I stick to just the one guitar I'm reasonably ok.
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sloparts said 3754 days ago (March 13th, 2009)
Hey there Mark,
I love it when you go noodling around on your Strat man. This is a great treat for the ears and nice and mellow.

Love it Mark.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3754 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
Thanks Ed
Glad to hear from you.
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Rebsie said 3754 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
Fabulous twiddly bits
Some serious skills going on here. You get sounds and note combinations out of a solo guitar which I didn't know were possible. Great stuff.
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Ibstrat said 3754 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
Thanks
I'm a big fan of your music.
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3754 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
Noodling

Keep on noodling like this ! Very nice piece .
Ibstrat said 3749 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
Thanks
Henri you are a true inspiration!
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Bob6stringer said 3737 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Tasty noodles!
Noodles? Your noodles are tasty indeed. Must be whole grain. Very natural, not too processed. LOL at the "background music" comments between you and Elevator_Funk at the top of the list. If it makes you feel better, I'm giving this tune my full attention as I remain hard at work on my procrastination project.
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Ibstrat said 3735 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment.Don't put off your procrastination it sounds important.
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Calchas said 3731 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
tickle my ears....
Nice one Mark.

Smooth and mellow noodling. You definitely have your groove on!

Be well friend!
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Daugrin said 3691 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Contrary Effect Works Great
Chiming in here... There are people that do stuff like this for a living, and maybe Tuck Andress has more thumb than you do on this kinda thing, but man- you are a monster. Thanks for posting your material, I'm just gonna gawk some more...

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MarkHolbrook said 3665 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Again
I think I need more than 100 years to get even a fraction this good... Pretty darned cool!
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