...a little more dobro

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...a little more dobro

Postby Norm » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:10 pm

I had a real time with this one since Dobros really don't have much sustain...certainly not like a steel.

In any case, I'm kinda proud of this because my first stab at recording this was pretty lame. I'm learning to control Audacity a little more...hence the 'voodoo'... found some tricks...

http://soundcloud.com/the_norm/crazy-voodoo
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
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Re: ...a little more dobro

Postby Terry Tolley » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:12 pm

That is a great job! I am impressed that the phrasing appears to be right in time which is difficult since you have no singer to follow. I could picture Patsy Cline singing the song because the timing of your performance reminded me of what I remember her doing on her recording of that song. I am envious of your "audacity" (pun intended) to post something.
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Re: ...a little more dobro

Postby Norm » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:41 pm

When I would play impromptu onstage I would turn to the bass player and say... "You just stay on track. If I get lost, let me find You, don't you try to find me." and I would pray for a good bass player.

Band In A Box bass player kept me honest timewise. Patsy was in my head...

Thanks for the kind words...
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
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Re: ...a little more dobro

Postby GaryL » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:03 pm

Real nice! I wish I could that.
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Re: ...a little more dobro

Postby Ray Bohlken » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:49 pm

I really have enjoyed these dobro posts. You have a nice touch and the song was played with feeling. I'd enjoy hearing more of this sound.
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Re: ...a little more dobro

Postby Vidar Lund » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:11 am

Good work. I agree with Ray, we want more.
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Re: ...a little more dobro

Postby BillB » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:06 pm

Nice playing, Norm!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Re: ...a little more dobro

Postby Norm » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:25 pm

I really appreciate your kind words...

In my twenties and thrities I played a lot of guitar. Had a nice local reptutation as a finger style guitarist who had the good sense to go his own way since Chet had already done the Chet Atkins thing so well (if you know what I mean) My cherished,much modified Gretsch got stolen and it just broke something in me. A friend encouraged me to take up the Dobro which I played some and that worked well for me. I like to play fingerstyle stuff on it.

Bla, bla bla... I still play regular guitar. I got a 1961 single cut Gentleman but I just went more for Dobro. bla bla etc. So now I'm getting the hang of the audacity recording program and am making up for lost time. But I'm definitely a better Dobro player than a guitar player...

Thanks again, guys. I was a littel reluctant to put out Dobro on a guitar site. I just wish Paul could have heard me do some of it.
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
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Re: ...a little more dobro

Postby Vidar Lund » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:47 am

You´ll find a fine example of Norm´s dobro finger picking style on "Travis", scroll down to the right and enjoy.

http://soundcloud.com/the_norm/crazy-voodoo
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