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Mike A Holland


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 1 Jan 2018 7:31 am     Reply with quote


Further to Andy Volks recent post and tab regarding Buddy Emmons Blue Jade. I felt like I would like to have a go at recording a video of this for Lap Steel Guitar. First thing, I did not find this easy ( I seldom do)! I listened to the Buddy Emmons track a lot to try and get his feel and phrasing. The backing is a couple of Ukulele tracks....one tacking the rhythm and the other the oriental piano fills, plus a bass guitar holding the track together. I have learned a massive amount from recording this. I hope you enjoy it! C6 tuning CEGACE low to high.
to play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdGe-EJn4to
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James Kerr


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Scotland, UK
Post Posted 1 Jan 2018 3:09 pm     Reply with quote

A lot of work to get what you want there Mike, you are a braver man than I, but very well done nevertheless.

James.
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 1 Jan 2018 6:24 pm     Reply with quote

Nice job, Mike of a deceptively tough tune. Buddy's version is definitive so you're going to the right well.
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Mike A Holland


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United Kingdom
Post Posted 2 Jan 2018 11:46 am     Reply with quote

Thank you James and Andy. I think the biggest thing I learnt with this tune was the phrasing. I was trying to play further behind the beat than I would normally play.......and still think I could have stretched it even more!!!!
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David Matzenik


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Cairns, on the Coral Sea
Post Posted 2 Jan 2018 2:17 pm     Reply with quote

Nice tune. Well done. Having not heard it before, I went to the Buddy Emmons rendition and not four bars into it I remembered why I don't care for the pedal guitar sound.
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Mike A Holland


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 3 Jan 2018 6:58 am     Reply with quote

Haha david, I know very little about pedal steel guitar but this guy Buddy Emmons is a great musician. He transcends the instrument and the music is gorgeous!
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Daniel McKee


From:
Corinth Mississippi
Post Posted 4 Jan 2018 6:37 pm     Reply with quote

very nicely done! Cant say I had heard this classic done on non pedal before but I very much enjoyed it. Great tone you have as well.
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Mike A Holland


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United Kingdom
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 3:00 am     Reply with quote

Thank you Daniel. I think the tone has a lot to do with the CC type pickup supplied by JAG in the UK.
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