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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

RIP Fats Domino

Legendary piano rock and roller Fats Domino has died aged 89!
I have fond memories of hearing my mom play his songs when I was younger.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A little something

On my Fender DG5 after a re-string with D'addario Extra Lights

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New strings for Tilly

I've had a pack of strings in my guitar bag for a while now, and today I decided it was time my Fender acoustic got a re-string.
They are D'addario Phosphor Bronze Extra Lights (.010 to .047) and what a difference they made!
Warmer sound and lighter on the fingers. Being a big, long scale Dreadnought the guitar has a high tension, so putting lights on seemed to be an ideal solution. Now it plays as easily as my Tanglewood!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

My two acoustics

Fender and Tanglewood go head to head. Its quite hard to choose between them-the blonde Fender DG5 (2004) has a bigger, deeper sound due to it being a Dreadnought style guitar but it's a bit too big to handle comfortably, and always hurts my fingers. The blue Tanglewood Discovery (2011) however is smaller, easier to handle but has a narrower neck less suited to fingerstyle I suppose. Both sound fabulous though and the Tanglewood played straight out of the box, whereas the Fender needed a set up, having a very high action from the outset.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Greensleeves, 2 ways

I thought I'd have a go at the alternative version of Greensleeves on my tin whistle. But after playing clarinet I find I'm now blowing too hard!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Amazing Grace

Now I'm not religious at all but I like this music and here's my version of it on clarinet.

Friday, August 11, 2017

A Bit of Beiderbecke

Bix Beiderbecke was an early jazz player. His weapon of choice was the cornet and he paved his own way in the 1920s. Sadly he died in 1931 aged just 28, killed by drinking bad liquor.
I was practising clarinet today and one of his songs - used in an 80s TV show, popped into my head, and I went for it.