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Doug Beaumier


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Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 1:35 pm     Reply with quote

Here's an original tune I recently composed for B11 tuning. I was looking for something a bit exotic that features the tuning's rich 9th chords. Hope you like it.

---click it---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6KQC3A2t60



Update: Tablature is on my blog---> http://playsteelguitar.com/moontide-video-tablature/
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Guy Cundell


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Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 2:17 pm     Reply with quote

Fabulous! It sounds like a classic tune that somehow I had missed.
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C. E. Jackson


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Mississippi, USA
Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 2:46 pm     Reply with quote

Nice Doug. What make and year steel are you playing?

C. E.
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Doug Beaumier


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Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 3:09 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Guy and C.E. I think the steel is an Airline with no logo. It looks exactly like an Airline. The serial number indicates 1958.
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Ron Ellison


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D.C.
Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 3:32 pm     Reply with quote

Beautiful....!
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 4:20 pm     Reply with quote

That was great, Doug. It does indeed sound like a lost classic.
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Doug Beaumier


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Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 4:47 pm     Reply with quote

The song has one of my favorite chord changes: 1 to b7 9th chord. That would be D to C9 in this song. It's a mysterious sound (to my ears). That's what I started with, and I built the melody around those chord changes. The B section has a 4 to a 4m. There's also a Gm6 in there somewhere. I think in this case, the tuning (B11) actually wrote the song... the interesting sounds built into the tuning give the player new ideas, melodies and chords that don't reveal themselves on C6, A6, E, or most of the other tunings. That's my take on it anyway.
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Will Houston


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Tempe, Az
Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 5:54 pm     Reply with quote

Really nice one Doug, sounds exotic to me.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 5:59 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks, Will and others.
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Larry Lenhart


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Ponca City, Oklahoma
Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 7:40 pm     Reply with quote

Guy Cundell wrote:
Fabulous! It sounds like a classic tune that somehow I had missed.


My thoughts exactly !! As always, your playing and tone are outstanding ! Loved it ! I am going to have to look into that tuning...I have your 16 songs book, but havent explored that tuning yet...I must do so now !
Thanks for posting that.
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Frank James Pracher


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 13 Apr 2017 8:16 pm     Reply with quote

Great tune! Do you think you'll tab it out? I know you've done that with some of your originals in the past like "Valco Swing"
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Bosse Engzell


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Post Posted 14 Apr 2017 3:38 am     Reply with quote

Have the book 16 Songs, and this is so nice, like the chord progresson, sound "old" but also new, YES I like this song.

Bosse in Sweden
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Bo Parker


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Alabama, USA
Post Posted 14 Apr 2017 4:45 am     Reply with quote

Nice!
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 14 Apr 2017 6:35 am     Reply with quote

Thanks all! Yes, I'll be posting the tab for this on my blog in a few days when I get some time. I appreciate all the kind comments.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 14 Apr 2017 7:00 am     Reply with quote

Long live B11th! Very Happy
I really need to get your book.
Erv
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 14 Apr 2017 7:07 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Erv. I have some basic B11 info on my blog that may interest you. It's at the bottom of this page ---> http://playsteelguitar.com/tag/b11-tuning/
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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 14 Apr 2017 10:50 am     Reply with quote

A beautiful tune and a nice melding of the moon and tide.
I have a hunch there's a female in there somewhere. :0)
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Keith Glendinning


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Post Posted 14 Apr 2017 11:14 am     Reply with quote

Fantastic tune Doug, you really make use of the chords in the B11 Tuning. As usual we all love to listen to your tunes and hope to emulate them.
Keith.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 14 Apr 2017 2:21 pm     Reply with quote

Chris, you're right. Women are usually the inspiration for songs like this!

Keith, thanks for checking it out!
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Chris Templeton


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Post Posted 14 Apr 2017 2:42 pm     Reply with quote

mmm mm.
I have fond memories of driving home after the gig, on Kauai. with the moonlight shimmering on the ocean and the smell of decaying leaves in the jungle parts of the drive.
Particularly, on the way from Hanalei to Princeville, on Kauai.
Again, a beautiful song, Doug. I would love hear John Ely, Alan Akaka, Jeff Au Hoy, or Greg Sardinha play this.
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Doug Beaumier


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2017 12:05 pm     Reply with quote

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I would love hear John Ely, Alan Akaka, Jeff Au Hoy, or Greg Sardinha play this.


I'd like that too! Cool
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Jeff Spencer


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Queensland, Australia
Post Posted 21 Apr 2017 4:02 am     Reply with quote

Never disappoints. Wonderful 'classic' style melody. Not even sure what I mean by that!! Easy listening and smooth. Well done mate!!
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 21 Apr 2017 9:18 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks, Jeff! Much apppreciated.
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Daniel McKee


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Corinth Mississippi
Post Posted 21 Apr 2017 9:56 pm     Reply with quote

As always your playing is awesome. After watching a lot of your videos, I've started gaining more interest in non pedal playing.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 21 Apr 2017 11:14 pm     Reply with quote

Daniel, it's great to hear that you're interested in non-pedal steel. I was drawn to it because I like the challenge of working out songs on a basic lap steel. I played pedal steel for 20 years before I discovered how much fun "straight steel" can be! Now I enjoy playing both.
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