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Title: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ducktrapper on September 08, 2020, 12:36:06 AM
So ... whatcha all workin' on, musically or otherwise now that we've had so much extra time on our hands. Are we putting it to good use? Me? Flatpicking Black Mountain Rag and Tennessee Stud both a la Doc Watson. Baby steps with the former and with the latter, I pretty much have it if I could remember all the words. Otherwise my green card.   


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: mike in lytle on September 08, 2020, 12:56:03 AM
A new chicken run for the coop.
Other than that, nada.
Mike


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ducktrapper on September 08, 2020, 02:05:03 AM
A new chicken run for the coop.
Other than that, nada.
Mike

Nothing like a chicken coop if you got chickens! However, pick up that guitar and learn something new!  :beer


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: broKen on September 08, 2020, 03:29:45 AM
Nothing specific, but finger picking classical and old folk. I'm lousy, but I keep trying. Gee, you don't think I'm going nutty do ya?   :ohmy:


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: eded on September 08, 2020, 03:56:02 AM
Recovering from a sprained wrist.  Every now and then I wonder about this getting old stuff.  Ugh

Getting running water in our rustic cabin

We'll Meet Again is the new song I'm working on.

Ed


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ducktrapper on September 08, 2020, 04:16:26 AM
Here's the video of Black Mountain Rag. Not as showy as Doc's but good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pdryhQoVMc


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: lkjjr on September 08, 2020, 02:01:46 PM
Tryin' to work out a finger-picked arrangement of "Till There Was You" Harrison/Beatles style.  Got the pieces together, but man, the execution is a challenge, jazz chords and unique fills/runs.  George sometimes doesn't get the credit for guitar skills he deserves I think.  He came up with this in 1963? Not too many rockers would have attempted a "show" tune, or made it swing so smoothly.


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ducktrapper on September 08, 2020, 02:13:40 PM
Tryin' to work out a finger-picked arrangement of "Till There Was You" Harrison/Beatles style.  Got the pieces together, but man, the execution is a challenge, jazz chords and unique fills/runs.  George sometimes doesn't get the credit for guitar skills he deserves I think.  He came up with this in 1963? Not too many rockers would have attempted a "show" tune, or made it swing so smoothly.

George gets lots of credit in my world. I've been working on a couple of these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ0vCs-E5Bw


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: lkjjr on September 08, 2020, 02:38:37 PM
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George gets lots of credit in my world. I've been working on a couple of these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ0vCs-E5Bw

Love this video and Mike Pachelli is an incredibly talented and skilled player


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ducktrapper on September 08, 2020, 02:45:22 PM
Love this video and Mike Pachelli is an incredibly talented and skilled player

Yep. There's loads of teaching videos out there but this is one of the clearest and most accurate.   :thumb


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ST on September 09, 2020, 05:57:51 AM
Finally, set up my piano, a Korg T1
(https://encyclotronic.com/uploads/monthly_09_2015/ccs-14-0-05806300-1441810444.jpg) (https://encyclotronic.com/synthesizers/korg/t1-r110/).
The short version of a long story: 30 years ago, I wanted to get back into music after a 17-year hiatus. I bought the Korg T1 and took a piano lesson. When I came back the next week, the teacher saw what I had done with my lesson and said, "Didn't you used to play guitar?" - long pause - "Do that." So I did. I put the piano away but kept it for some day.

I've had my Kemper Profiling Amp
(https://www.kemper-amps.com/images/pagecontent/products-comparison_profiler-head-white_bg-wh_300.jpg?v5) (https://www.kemper-amps.com/shoplink/PROFILER%20Head%20white)
for years. I got great playable tones out of it right away and never needed to explore its deeper capabilities.  A few months ago I got a Kemper Stage
(https://www.kemper-amps.com/images/pagecontent/products-comparison_profiler-stage_bg-wh_300.jpg?v5) (https://shop.kempermusic.com/ca/en/kemper/profiler/56/profiler-stage)
Basically the same as the Amp in a floorboard format. It's easier to pack and carry for outdoor shows (all I'm doing these days).  I'm finally taking the time to dig into and explore all it can do.  It's astounding.

I got a Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0970/9262/products/E500new-min_1_medium.png?v=1597211598)
 (https://www.jackery.com/products/explorer-500w-portable-power-station)
Now I can run my PA and everything I need without AC power.

Just got a new recording interface, the RME Babyface Pro FS
(https://www.rme-usa.com/files/uploads/RME-Products/External/Babyface-Pro-FS.png) (https://www.rme-audio.de/babyface-pro-fs.html)

Learning Cakewalk by Bandlab (https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk). Oh, how recording has changed.

I have no plans to publish anything, but I want to have some decent recordings of my songs so I don't have to chart the music.

Oh, and I walk/jog/run 16-18 kilometers every day (about 10-11 miles) around a beach or through a forest depending on the weather.  I go early in the morning so there are very few people out. I take hundreds of pictures along the way and share those with relatives who are sheltering in place.


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: Strings4Him on September 09, 2020, 04:40:48 PM
ST your pics of your walkabouts I’m sure are great.  You shared a few pics a while back here on the forum.  Walkabouts are the best!


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ducktrapper on September 10, 2020, 12:40:08 AM
Finally, set up my piano, a Korg T1
(https://encyclotronic.com/uploads/monthly_09_2015/ccs-14-0-05806300-1441810444.jpg) (https://encyclotronic.com/synthesizers/korg/t1-r110/).
The short version of a long story: 30 years ago, I wanted to get back into music after a 17-year hiatus. I bought the Korg T1 and took a piano lesson. When I came back the next week, the teacher saw what I had done with my lesson and said, "Didn't you used to play guitar?" - long pause - "Do that." So I did. I put the piano away but kept it for some day.

I've had my Kemper Profiling Amp
(https://www.kemper-amps.com/images/pagecontent/products-comparison_profiler-head-white_bg-wh_300.jpg?v5) (https://www.kemper-amps.com/shoplink/PROFILER%20Head%20white)
for years. I got great playable tones out of it right away and never needed to explore its deeper capabilities.  A few months ago I got a Kemper Stage
(https://www.kemper-amps.com/images/pagecontent/products-comparison_profiler-stage_bg-wh_300.jpg?v5) (https://shop.kempermusic.com/ca/en/kemper/profiler/56/profiler-stage)
Basically the same as the Amp in a floorboard format. It's easier to pack and carry for outdoor shows (all I'm doing these days).  I'm finally taking the time to dig into and explore all it can do.  It's astounding.

I got a Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0970/9262/products/E500new-min_1_medium.png?v=1597211598)
 (https://www.jackery.com/products/explorer-500w-portable-power-station)
Now I can run my PA and everything I need without AC power.

Just got a new recording interface, the RME Babyface Pro FS
(https://www.rme-usa.com/files/uploads/RME-Products/External/Babyface-Pro-FS.png) (https://www.rme-audio.de/babyface-pro-fs.html)

Learning Cakewalk by Bandlab (https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk). Oh, how recording has changed.

I have no plans to publish anything, but I want to have some decent recordings of my songs so I don't have to chart the music.

Oh, and I walk/jog/run 16-18 kilometers every day (about 10-11 miles) around a beach or through a forest depending on the weather.  I go early in the morning so there are very few people out. I take hundreds of pictures along the way and share those with relatives who are sheltering in place.


Wow. I looked them up. That's a pricey piano for 30 years ago. I keep mulling over getting one. I've been looking at Yamaha. How do you rate the Korg? I see them on eBay for between 500 and 1000.   


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ST on September 12, 2020, 05:22:23 AM
Hi, Ducktrapper.

Wow. I looked them up. That's a pricey piano for 30 years ago. I keep mulling over getting one. I've been looking at Yamaha. How do you rate the Korg? I see them on eBay for between 500 and 1000.   

I haven't done any research on keyboards or electric pianos since I got the Korg.  I talked to a fellow at the local music store about trading in the Korg against something more modern.  He wasn't interested in taking it in because, despite the excellent full-weighted keyboard, the electronics are 30 years old. Compared to more recent products, it is big and heavy. But that doesn't matter if you aren't moving it around.

Despite all that, it still sounds and feels great to me.


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: rockstar_not on September 12, 2020, 09:15:40 PM
A Squier Bronco short scale bass guitar.

Replaced the pickup

Fashioned my own pickguard as a result of the pickup swap.

Learning a bunch of Paul Denman’s bass lines (bassist for Sade)


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ducktrapper on September 12, 2020, 10:29:14 PM
Hi, Ducktrapper.

I haven't done any research on keyboards or electric pianos since I got the Korg.  I talked to a fellow at the local music store about trading in the Korg against something more modern.  He wasn't interested in taking it in because, despite the excellent full-weighted keyboard, the electronics are 30 years old. Compared to more recent products, it is big and heavy. But that doesn't matter if you aren't moving it around.

Despite all that, it still sounds and feels great to me.

Thanks. I'm thinking more along the line of this. Looks pretty decent and affordable.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZ8xFhrDuE


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on September 13, 2020, 12:22:52 PM
Thanks. I'm thinking more along the line of this. Looks pretty decent and affordable.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZ8xFhrDuE
If you are buying new you might consider Casio (https://www.costco.ca/casio-px-760-digital-piano-with-bench.product.100149127.html). Up until very recently they were frequently on sale at Costco.ca for cheaper still, not sure if they will be restocking or not - lots of bang-for-$


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ducktrapper on September 13, 2020, 02:40:51 PM
If you are buying new you might consider Casio (https://www.costco.ca/casio-px-760-digital-piano-with-bench.product.100149127.html). Up until very recently they were frequently on sale at Costco.ca for cheaper still, not sure if they will be restocking or not - lots of bang-for-$

Thanks Andrew. I'll have a look at those. Not in a hurry and play keyboards like that Beagle.  :laughin:


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ST on September 13, 2020, 05:32:32 PM
Oh and I forgot, I got a Yamaha THR30II Wireless amp
(https://toonz.ca/guitars/YamahaTHR/Yamaha%20THR30II%20Wireless.jpg)
 (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=54185.msg471275)


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: flatlander on September 15, 2020, 12:31:38 AM
Nothing like a chicken coop if you got chickens! However, pick up that guitar and learn something new!  :beer
Chickens teach some people how to dance as well.


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ducktrapper on September 15, 2020, 12:53:48 PM
Chickens teach some people how to dance as well.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BXUdxNi1j8


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: Capefear on September 15, 2020, 11:14:29 PM
Learned a few songs, including '52 Vincent, a bluegrass version of Wagon Wheel, Marie, I Remember Everything, and a couple others. Had to send the D18 to Nazareth (don't get me started), so Ive been playing my L09 exclusively. The L09 is just fun to play, great little flatpicker, and just the right size / depth for a very nice balanced sound.


Title: Re: Whatcha All Workin' On, Musically or Otherwise
Post by: ducktrapper on September 16, 2020, 12:58:04 AM
Learned a few songs, including '52 Vincent, a bluegrass version of Wagon Wheel, Marie, I Remember Everything, and a couple others. Had to send the D18 to Nazareth (don't get me started), so Ive been playing my L09 exclusively. The L09 is just fun to play, great little flatpicker, and just the right size / depth for a very nice balanced sound.

A Larrivée L-09 is a very nice thing indeed. Heck, any L. My L-01 is awesome.  :cheers