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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 6:26 am    
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A recent C6 practice session. Thought you might like to see this. I'm playing through a tiny pair of powered speakers. Fun stuff.

--click--> https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxd3jcqhqma/


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Joe Burke


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Post  Posted 15 May 2019 6:52 am    
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Love it! Thanks.
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Keith Glendinning


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Post  Posted 15 May 2019 6:59 am    
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Great stuff Doug.
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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 15 May 2019 8:29 am    
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Thanks for checking it out!
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Bill Groner


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Post  Posted 15 May 2019 9:12 am    
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I think you're in love with that Fender! Sounds great! Very Happy
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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 15 May 2019 9:17 am    
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Yes, it's the Fender for now! Thanks
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Joe Elk


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Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 11:12 am    
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Doug Nice Stuff!!!
Joe Elk Central Ohio
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Jim Fogarty


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Phila, Pa, USA
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 11:31 am    
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Well, THAT was all kinds of awesome.

Gee, I just got a Deluxe 8 myself, and it doesn't seem to sound quite like that when I play it. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

Thanks!
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 12:51 pm    
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So good, Doug!
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Brad Richard


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Chisago City, Minnesota
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 2:49 pm    
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Incredible, Doug. You haven't tabbed that out by any chance? Jus' thought I'd ask.
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Barbara Berg


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Washington, USA
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 4:25 pm    
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Thanks for sharing Doug......if only I could play near that level!
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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 15 May 2019 5:08 pm    
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Thanks all! The track is in the key of C#, which makes the main riff easier to play. Just raise the back of the bar and keep the nose of the bar on two other strings (on C6 tuning). In any other key that would require a split slant.

I don’t have tab for this. I just made a quick BIAB track and played through it a couple of times and recorded it.
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Michael Sheehan


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Everett, Washington, USA - Heading back to Florida 2021
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 5:14 pm    
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I love this, sounds great!

I sure like that "syncopated" open string business (not sure if my terminology is correct). I play a thing on my regular six string guitar in Db where I do something similar, but not NEARLY as cool.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 5:24 pm    
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Thanks Michael, yes, I think syncopated would be the right term for that picking. It’s similar to the picking style we hear on dobro a lot. Funny though, when I play that kind of pattern on dobro no one pays much attention, but on lap steel it really stands out and catches people’s attention.
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Mike A Holland


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Post  Posted 16 May 2019 10:35 am    
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Very nice Doug. Great bar control and a lovely even picking style!
Excellent!
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Ed Baker


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Connecticut, USA
Post  Posted 16 May 2019 11:46 am    
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Yikes. I'll always like the way you mix the open strings pull offs and hammer ons in your arrangements.

I've struggled for years trying to play your arrangement of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" in your "25 More Songs for C6th" book. But, this exercise you created puts that one to shame.
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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 16 May 2019 12:06 pm    
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Thanks Mike and Ed. That syncopated finger roll is one that I've been playing for many years. It's similar to a banjo or dobro roll. I think each player has certain licks and finger patterns that come easy to him/her. Believe me, there are a lot of licks I've heard others doing, and I've tried to play, and I couldn't! So I dropped them and made up some licks that came more natural to me.
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