EarthLvr71's Blog (16)

Heading On A...

Heading out of 5 days. Going to jam with music friends doing a concert in Orlando. Will catch up with everyone as I can. Be safe and play your hearts out. :) ~earth

Added by EarthLvr71 on May 24, 2014 at 9:58pm — 4 Comments

What I Do When I'm Overwhelmed

Well I got a bit overwhelmed this weekend so I switched my attention to something else :) As soon as I'm done it's back to the cbg to get the Etta James song down. But T Shirt quilts work good for getting your head in the right pace.

Added by EarthLvr71 on May 19, 2014 at 1:01am — 9 Comments

Thoughts?

O.k. I am looking for some brains to pick. I'm working on this song..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9PYPvMz-Wc

And what I'm thinking is picking the riffs and sliding the chords. What do you guys think?

:)

Added by EarthLvr71 on May 16, 2014 at 3:41am — 1 Comment

Week 2 or 3 maybe???

Well, here we are in week two or three. I'm not really sure which. And I'm realizing just how many different factors are included in Blues. See, with some music you simply pick it up and play. As long as you hit every note and your timing is good you got it. There really isn't any feeling or thought involved. But with Blues it's something you feel to your toes. Everyone who has been a great in Blues history has had a horrible past. Has lived through depressions, loss, heartache. I mean I…

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Added by EarthLvr71 on May 16, 2014 at 1:06am — 11 Comments

A Great Watch

I found this on PBS for free and thought someone else might enjoy it :)

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/sister-rosetta-tharpe/film-the-godmother-of-rock-roll/2516/

Added by EarthLvr71 on May 15, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Gourd Planting Season Is Almost Here

O.k. gang for those of you who don't know I'm somewhat of a gardener. Well, gourd planting season is almost here. I thought maybe if anyone is interested in getting a few or even one I could plant a few more this year. So If you think you maybe or are interested in getting a gourd to build some sort of noise maker let me know. Just send me a message and I'll make sure you get one. Have a great morning world. :)

Added by EarthLvr71 on May 13, 2014 at 12:48am — 9 Comments

Day... Oh Heck Who's Even Still Counting

Having made myself somewhat familiar with my cbg, I've moved on to exacting my ability to play. Taking on Etta James as my first blues artist to work with I have studied her past. I always find it easier to recreate the feelings behind a song when you understand the person. It is amazing how so many musicians have been through hard lives. I have always heard people tell writers to write about what they know. And all the great musicians I love have done just that. As I learn and transpose…

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Added by EarthLvr71 on May 12, 2014 at 2:17am — 3 Comments

How Cool Is This

I am always amazed at how much people can have in common. I've decided to learn about and play some songs done by Etta James. Well after some checking I found her real name was Jamesetta Hawkins and was changed during her career. Which is totally cool. But mostly because my mother was a Hawkins. AND her mother had a sister named Dorthy which was Jamestta's mothers name. Isn't is cool how much people can have in common and not know it :) Maybe it's a sign. :) A sign that I'm on a good path…

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Added by EarthLvr71 on May 10, 2014 at 3:31am — 5 Comments

Anyone Have....

I have totally fallen for Etta James. So I'm converting some of her old stuff to more modern acoustic blues. Any chance anyone has sheet music for any of her stuff? I'm working on I'd Rather Go Blind first. :)

Added by EarthLvr71 on May 10, 2014 at 1:42am — 1 Comment

Who Inspires You?

Since, I have been learning the CBG I have surrounded myself in things I believe will keep me on track with my learning process. One of the things I have done is expanding my music collection to include Blues artists and groups. With that I wanted to ask those here. Who inspires you? What music inspires you to create and play? I would love to add your favorites to my private music collection. Thanks Earth

Added by EarthLvr71 on May 9, 2014 at 2:33am — 14 Comments

Day Five

Today I have my first road trip since I started learning cbg and of course I'm taking it with me. Within a few hours I will be jamming someplace else. But I had a cool idea while I was deciding to take my cbg with me. Why don't I have pictures taken of me with my cbg everywhere I go. So that's what I'm gonna do. I kinda wish I had an ole Blues hat to wear when I did so I could look the part but I think the closest I have is a dread cap :( But on Day Five it's my first outting with the cbg…

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Added by EarthLvr71 on May 4, 2014 at 8:18pm — 3 Comments

My 10 Ten Reasons To Play A CBG

My Top 10 Reasons For Playing The Cigar Box Guitar

10. Playing a CBG saves you money on strings.

09. No huge guitar case to lug around. Which means more room in my back seat. Which means more people can go on the musical adventure.

08. Doesn't need a capo so you can use the capo for a…

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Added by EarthLvr71 on May 4, 2014 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Day Three

Day Three and all si going well. On Day One I learned a rift or sorts. On Day Two I learned 12 bar blues. Oh yeah, and half of "Bad To The Bone". Course I had to change the lyrics to make it come from a girl but that's fine by me. Today I'm going over everything I have already learned so I retain it. And well leave whatever else I leave up to you guys. I wanna hear your ideas. Throw some fun links at me or post your idea. :) ~Earth

Added by EarthLvr71 on May 3, 2014 at 12:24am — 2 Comments

My Top 10 Reasons To Play Cigar Box Guitar

My top reason is...

The box is so small that it don't smash your boobs. :) It fits comfy right under them :)

Added by EarthLvr71 on May 2, 2014 at 12:31pm — 17 Comments

My Day Two

Officially going into day two I find myself reminded of a few things  while, having my morning coffee. Having been in or around the music industry for what I personally consider, way to long. I always found myself worried about playing everything just right and not missing a note. Well, I am here to officially say... "Screw every little note. Forget rests, maybe I always personally thought there should be a bridge there. As a matter of fact... FORGET MUSIC. FORGET KEYS, AND TEMPOS. I want to…

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Added by EarthLvr71 on May 2, 2014 at 12:54am — 4 Comments

Wow Day One

In my first official day of learning the cbg I have learned one thing. And well I think that thing is very important thing. I have learned that cbg may be the ONLY musical based thing I have discovered that encourages people to make noise no matter how horrible AND last  but not least to play things how your like them not how everyone else likes them. I love it. I feel liberated. The world as I know it may just be in for many weird, exciting, rude awakenings.  I am going to be as nutty as…

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Added by EarthLvr71 on May 1, 2014 at 4:03am — 5 Comments

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