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Been listening to some old blues players like Scrapper Blackwell,Blind Blake, etc. This song is a little different than what they would have played (I snuck in a couple of jazz chords) but in the same spirit.
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composerclark said 3261 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Sweet
Very sweet and nicely played! I could listen to this all day. I'm hearing a bit of Doc Watson in there, I think. Very cool!
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Ibstrat said 3260 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Probably
the 1st song that I ever figured out in this style was"Deep River Blues" by Doc.I think he only picks with 2 fingers on his right hand!
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thoddi said 3261 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Move over Chet
What pleasant mood and great playing you serve us. You play this style with confidence and deliver the music without the complexity of the technique getting in the way. Brilliant!
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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Glad
you enjoyed it.I highly value your opinion!
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damiengh said 3261 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Parlor is packed
The parlor at the after hours is packed. Lots of action going on upstairs and serious card playin going on at tables downstairs.

But ole' Mark, he's got the front hall parlor jammed up with all them pretty ladies in a daze, mesmerized by those fancy hypnotic fingers, moving along his ornately inlayed fretboard, laying down luscious lines between them fancy cityboy chords.

Thanks for transporting us back to them Joplinisque ragtime days.




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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Only one
problem-they didn't make Ibanez Strats back then!Actually that is exactly the atmosphere I was going for,Thanks for the cool comment.
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lengold said 3261 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Thanks for
letting us all hear your amazing talent Mark. Yes, I've decided amazing is the correct word. Another Master piece.
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Thanks for the comment
Lengold- not really a masterpiece(probably doesn't stand up to Mozart's Jupiter symphony)but I'm really glad you liked it!
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said 3261 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Great!
This is an amazing piece, fits what I'm listening to these days (Watson, Breau, Atkins...). The quality is excellent and the playing is superb as usual. Thanks for another piece to my collection!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Yeman
your support means a lot!
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sloparts said 3261 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
This is the Master at work
Love the overall sound quality Mark, and the playing is at it usual outstanding level.

And I have to agree with lengold, your playing is amazing. Kudos my friend.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Ed
not sure about "amazing" take a look at Danny Gatton playing on youtube-that's amazing!
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Skean said 3261 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
You're amazing
This is a master piece I agree with Clark I could listen on this all day.
The man who let it sounds easy that is you... Love it.

Take care
---
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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Thanks
so much.I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Feter said 3261 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Rollin'
Rev.Gary Davis school with all the authnetic and
why not its our guitar wizard master Ibstrat this
is just awesome .. thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!
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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Rev. Gary
was incredible.One of my favorites.Thanks Feter!
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peacepiano said 3261 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Always
Always a treat to hear you play!!

Thanks
Bill
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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Thanks
for checking out my song Bill!
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magnatone said 3261 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Rollin'
Amazing talent is right! It is always so wonderful to hear a new post of yours - thanks!
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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
I really
appreciate your comments.Thanks!
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B. Flat said 3260 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
You're
just genetically incapable of hitting any wrong notes! Dang! Another Stand-out piece and a very happy one at that!
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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Ha Ha
you should hear some of the other takes of this I did !
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said 3260 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Man..
you make me want to stop playing and take up the bass or something every time I hear a tune from you.

I just love your playing Mark.


Stellar to say the least.


C.



BTW, A little "Django" in there?
Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
It's
nice to find open-minded people here.A lot of people that specialize in a one type of music (esp. jazz,classical and metal)look down on other styles.I had a jazz- head teacher once make fun of me when he heard me play a Joplin Rag. I really enjoy what guys like you and Allen Dean are doing on this site.I can't touch that kind of playing!Keep it up.
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Montgomery California said 3254 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
true,
but what most of those people do not realize, is without blues, jazz and dixieland, rock, and metal, never would exist. it is the evolution of music which should be appreciated, not just one form over another. beautiful piece of music, my friend... thank you for the post.
Allen
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Ibstrat said 3254 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
Absolutely
true-There has been great music made for centuries.Unfortunately most kids only hear a tiny fraction of it because of peer pressure,or exposure to only video game songs and top 40 radio.
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Moviz said 3260 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
That
wonderful clarity is always evident in your songs Mark and I love this style of playing..... just rolls along as though the notes are rolling off your fingers without effort. I agree with Damiengh about the Joplin style/sound, excellent, cheers M
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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
Thanks
a lot Moviz.I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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announcer said 3260 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Mr. Strat
Good stuff ... as always. Nice job of recording too.

I like what Thoddi said here about the style and confidence. So many people grab the instrument (guitar especially) with the idea of impressing people with the technique instead of using impeccable technique to impress us with the song.
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Ibstrat said 3257 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
Thanks
Announcer- I'm glad you liked the song.I kind of lost my appetite for show-off type playing a long time ago,but being a guitar player it's pretty hard to shake.Guitarists can be pretty competitive sometimes!
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Ed Hannifin said 3260 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Reminds me...
...of Pete Kairo and Guy Van Duser...that whole 'stride guitar' thing...

I've gotta say, Mark, you're one of the guys in this world who dived into technique, and got all the technical stuff down, and came out the other side with whole vast acreage of your wryly joking soul intact...

What matter if some of us continue to yearn for your definitive metal statement?

Always a pleasure....

Ed
Ibstrat said 3257 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
Guy van Duser
is quite an amazing player.I copied some of his stuff years ago- it's pretty complicated,don't think I could ever compete with that!By the way I think you should win an honorary award for most insightful comments!
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jiguma said 3260 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
:)
Good to hear some real playing Mark - you have such a way with those 6 strings.

Impressed in Oz - and your recordings are getting better and better each time.

Cheers,
Neil
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Ibstrat said 3257 days ago (May 25th, 2008)
Thanks
Neil- I actually feel a little weird getting recognition considering the dirt basic way I am recording compared to what a lot of other people are doing here.At least I think I (mostly) got rid of the buzz!
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MarkHolbrook said 3260 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Awesome guitar sound
No doubt you are one of the masters!

Man I would kill to play g'tar even half as nice.

Thanks so much for this!
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Ibstrat said 3257 days ago (May 25th, 2008)
Don't
think I'm a master by any stretch of the imagination,but thanks for the compliment!
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guitapick said 3260 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Yep...
...Blind Blake would be looking for some lessons, I do believe...

Another great submission...such a pleasure listening to your stuff, Mark. You playing out, lately?
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Ibstrat said 3257 days ago (May 25th, 2008)
Well
I did play an open mike with one of my students(9 yrs. old) about 6 months ago(We played "Head's Up" by Freddie King)but that's about it!
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Elevator_Funk said 3260 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
yep
darn good as always....
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Ibstrat said 3257 days ago (May 25th, 2008)
Thanks for the comment
I appreciate it.
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davisamerica said 3260 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
man....
this is laid back wonderful my friend ... i always look forward to new post from you ... really nicely done man
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Ibstrat said 3256 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Thanks
very much.I appreciate the input!
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stratcat said 3260 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Superb
nice and mellow. Great little melody. Recording quality is excellent.
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Ibstrat said 3256 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Thanks
really enjoying your music.
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thetiler said 3260 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Enjoyed
Chet Atkins thumbpick sound, plus the electric sound you get. Not sure if you used the thumbpick but it doesn't have that thump chet sound.

I think it would be great if you list how you obtained this sound. It would be interesting to know!

It sounds like you have a chorus added, not sure what type of guitar
Enjoyed though.

Way to Go!
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Ibstrat said 3260 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
No Thumpick
I actually never use one.I'm playing an old Ibanez Strat copy.I've had problems with my left hand for years(They think it's something called RSD)-this is the only guitar I can play that doesn't trigger a bizarre pain cycle.Even an almost identical guitar with the same strings doesn't work!Really strange.I'm dying to play acoustic but it's too painful.I'm recording thru a Line6 Gearbox with a little reverb.The pickup switch is in the in-between position which might make it sound a little chorusy.Glad you liked the song!
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Macaudion said 3260 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Rolling, indeed...
But still a bit of rocking, I keep focusing and listening to the bass line in this for some reason. Kind of a jolly little feller/gal, this tune is! In in event, there's a bit of light hearted playfulness going on here; I like that!

Great Job, Mark! As always!!! Thanks! Macca

ps - thanks for the freebie!
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Ibstrat said 3256 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Thanks
for checking it out-just a small tune for fun.
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egobandit said 3259 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
greatness
always a good listen thanks
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Ibstrat said 3255 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Thanks
a lot-I highly value your opinion!
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Vic Holman said 3259 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
it's a bit...
hard to believe that the tone is a solidbody electric. It must be in the hands. Record quality is improve as well Mark. Superb!
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Ibstrat said 3255 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Well
I only play 1 guitar-so I kind of mess around to try and get different sounds.Glad you liked it!
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3259 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Nice
Very nice!
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Ibstrat said 3255 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Thanks
Hopefully one of these days I'll post something acoustic.
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Outtaorbit said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
ragtime blues
this is east texas.... mississippi is over there.
very nice
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Ibstrat said 3255 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Never
been to Mississippi or Texas but I like the music!
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said 3258 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Rollin'
This sounds really nice and your guitar sounds fantastic. with a really
catchy melody. Thank you so much for sharing.
Ibstrat said 3254 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
Thanks
glad you enjoyed it.
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chipan said 3258 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
Mark
I enjoyed your playing as I always do. You are very talented and play so tastefully. Sorry to hear about the problems with your hand. I hope that heals someday soon.

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Ibstrat said 3254 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
Thanks
for checking out my song.The thing with my hand is real weird-it seems to be permanent.Maybe I can find a doctor somewhere that can help but so far no luck!
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Scott Carmichael said 3257 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
Sheesh Mark
what do you charge an hour for lessons??? I love the vocabulary that you bring to each piece you play... you're something else pal...
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Ibstrat said 3254 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
You
know I read in your blog the thing about Steve Howe- the same thing happened to me- I was obsessed for awhile.I started reading in interviews how he was influenced by Julian Bream,Chet Atkins,Wes Montgomery, etc.Then I checked out those guy's influences.I'm kind of a Jack -of-all-trades master of none.I never settled on one thing!
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perceptualvortex said 3256 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Perfect for
s lazy day. I've had a lot of lazy days recently, so I know of what I speak. Super playing.
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Ibstrat said 3254 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
Thanks
very much.I appreciate your comments.
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said 3255 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Very nice!
I really enjoyed this! Great guitar work!
Ibstrat said 3253 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Thanks
Just checked out your latest post- great stuff!
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DWL said 3255 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
Spot on!
Nice playin :-)

Cheers

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Ibstrat said 3253 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Thanks
for checking it out Dick.
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BossHook said 3254 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
Wow
the hardest thing to do is to pull of something so "easy back porch listenin'" when anyone who has strapped on a 6 string knows how hard it is to do. It's what made Chet Atkins so popular - not his skill, but his ability to make it translate to common listenin' folk.
Ibstrat said 3253 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Chet
probably would not be popular today however- you need to fly over the crowd on a wire and smash your guitar like Garth Brooks!
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VicDiesel said 3254 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
Impeccable as always
Your playing is above all tasteful. Not a note out of place, and everything played with seemingly the utmost ease.

A pleasure as always.


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Ibstrat said 3253 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Thanks
Vic.There are some things on there I'd like to fix but I still haven't figured out how to punch out mistakes!
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kassia said 3254 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
sweet indeed
defintely that "back porch" lazy day feel to this one. perfectly played and great sound. There's nothing I can say that hasn't been said already - another great tune from you. Thanks!
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Ibstrat said 3253 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Thanks
for the nice comment I appreciate it!
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dajama said 3251 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
Great stuff
Very cool, laid back vibe. There's a jauntiness to this that makes me smile. Great playing, and a lovely, lovely sound from your guitar. Very nicely done, my friend. Thanks as always for sharing your great musicianship. Kudos. Peace.
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SJB said 3247 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Rollin
Don't know how I missed this but I'm glad I caught up eventually. I find it realy hard to pick on electric guitars and I realy admire your skill in being able to get this sounding so clean. Nothing more to add - just excellent all round!
Thanks
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jpfeiff said 3242 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Very nicely done
Very nicely done--would love it acoustic as well. I dig the blues!
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RyanHolbrook said 2910 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
wow love this song!
this song reminds me of wliss and gramit like walking down the sting store to clean the windows and I just like that song this is a really well put together song!! thanks for putting it up for us to hear.:-)
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Ibstrat said 2909 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
I' m
a huge Wallace and Grommit fan- maybe the influence rubbed off.Thanks!
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