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« on: April 14, 2009, 12:51:15 PM »

I played in a mainstream jazz band in the late '70s, and "All Of Me" was - and still is - a favourite of mine. For a change, I thought I'd pick up the plectrum and do an acoustic guitar duet. I love the style of that great jazz master, Eddie Lang and, though I can't play like him in a million years, I like to think a little bit of the tone and attack has rubbed off somewhere...  Anyway, I hope you find it of interest. Translating the instant, changing ideas in your head into the notes on the strings is always a challenge!

All Of Me (duet)

Sorry I'm playing a Martin, by the way - apologies to the forum...  wacko

Cheers!

Will
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 01:09:28 PM »

Thanks. One of my favorites as well.  I remember talking to this jazz bass player 25 years ago. He had played with a lot of good players back in the day. He said quite seriously that all the good chord changes and songs had been written by early 40's. Bebop was just a failed attempt to get more out of the well, but that the well had already given all it had to give.
 Anyway, I don't have much trouble single string wise with that stuff. after I figure it out, but I sure wish the chords with the walks in them and such came easier. I'm sure youve got some chords to songs like that on your site that I'll have to check out. Thanks again.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 11:36:46 AM »

That was sweet.....well done.....thx for posting it... I enjoyed listening....Dan
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 12:11:48 PM »

another pearl from Will.
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By the way, what Martin is that, anyway? Smart wood, maybe?
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 02:27:25 PM »

another pearl from Will.
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By the way, what Martin is that, anyway? Smart wood, maybe?

It's an XC1T limited edition - Sitka spruce face and HPL back and sides; Stratabond (birch veneers) neck, rosewood fingerboard and ebony bridge, with koa and other woods for the soundhole bling. It's a great sounding guitar. It came fitted with a Fishman Ellipse system (internal stalk mic + piezo), but I replaced that with a Baggs iBeam. The acoustic sound is superb, and I've had nothing but amazement for the sound when I've played it acoustically in public. I think Martin have brought the art of composite guitars to a high level. Just MHO...!

Will
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 09:16:02 PM »

Another nice one Will, also loved Lullaby of Birdland...another one I`d forgotten about...now where`s my duster? Cheers, Pete
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009, 09:26:04 PM »

Another nice one Will, also loved Lullaby of Birdland...another one I`d forgotten about...now where`s my duster? Cheers, Pete

Hi Pete - nice to hear from you. Sorry I missed your last gig at GJs at Storrington - I heard you were fairly superhuman that night! Donuts are in order, I think... 

Cheers!
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 09:19:54 AM »

Hi Will< I`m down there again for the Xmas "special", why not come along and play a couple of tunes with me? Think of a couple you`d like to do and we`ll see if we can make it happen, Cheers, Pete.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009, 12:15:23 PM »

Nicely done Will, Though you had me fooled with the title! I thought you had a plectrum scale guitar to go along with your new tenor! On this side of the pond it just a simple old PICK for most of us!
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 04:54:15 PM »

Hi Will< I`m down there again for the Xmas "special", why not come along and play a couple of tunes with me? Think of a couple you`d like to do and we`ll see if we can make it happen, Cheers, Pete.

Cheers Pete - I'll get me thinking cap on.

GA-ME - old habits die hard! When I started learning, a "pick" was always a "plectrum", and a "whammy bar" was always a "tremolo arm". "Tuners" were always "machine heads". Interesting how vocabulary changes with time and geography...
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