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June 2, 2019 at 7:53 pm #134783Duffy PParticipant
Continuing my concentration on songs. This was a great lesson, though I used it more as a jumping off point for some ideas, and I think I only quote a couple of things from the lesson itself. But quite a bit of the other stuff in this is my rehashing of things picked up from Brian. Hope you like.
June 2, 2019 at 8:16 pm #134786DougEParticipant
Duffy that was beautifully played. Loved the gentle playing approach with loads of feeling and the singing was top notch. Really professional level.
June 2, 2019 at 10:49 pm #134802Jeff FParticipant
Professional level for sure! Nice!
June 3, 2019 at 1:18 am #134843WBluesParticipant
I think so it should be; pulling elements out of the lesson and creating something of your own. This time I was surprised when it was over; So much did you take me on your track. You always deliver a complete package. Great! Fortunately, there are musicians who only play the guitar and do not sing; otherwise I would have to think if I have the right hobby.
Greatest respect Duffy!
June 3, 2019 at 1:20 am #134846DieterParticipant
A classic Blues Song very soulful performed.
June 3, 2019 at 1:55 am #134863snakechislerParticipant
Nicely played and sung
It’s nice to see how AM members progress and apply the stuff they pick up on the way, well done.
June 3, 2019 at 8:06 am #134872brian-belseyParticipant
This was very well done, Duffy. Seriously impressive!
June 3, 2019 at 9:02 am #134875Hide (ひで）Participant
Yes, that’s a classic song. Both your guitar play and singing add a lot of feeling to it. Great job.
June 3, 2019 at 11:25 am #134884Michele SParticipant
Wow, I really enjoyed your playing and singing! Great job as usual.
You are inspiring me to perhaps add vocals to my playing.
June 3, 2019 at 1:05 pm #134894bruce sParticipant
Great performance, you were in the zone…heart and soul.
June 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm #134912BrianKeymaster
Love your vocals Duffy – but your playing was incredible on this one. Very soulful. Thanks for sharing man, I really enjoyed it.
June 3, 2019 at 4:23 pm #134954sunjamrParticipant
What can I say, that was just plain great!
June 3, 2019 at 6:14 pm #134978JoLaParticipant
I got excited just to see my favorite lesson on your title 😊 Of course, I loved the intro and solo and everything in between, and the incredibly soulful vocals. Man, you can play and you can sing, what a gift!
June 3, 2019 at 7:16 pm #134986ranjaParticipant
Just superb, Duffy!
Both singing and plying were outstanding. I’ve studied this song and your version stands on it’s own.
June 4, 2019 at 1:18 am #135018LightsParticipant
Duffy, you are the man from another planet! If I ever could do it like you… Very professional!
June 4, 2019 at 8:10 am #135040James BParticipant
Loved the intro Duffy, and your fills and solo are superb. I think in the key of A though it put the vocals at the lower register of your range. I know transcribing to another key is hard, but for someone who knows his way around the fret board like you do it might not be that hard. Bringing it up a step or two would allow your excellent voice even more expression to tell the ‘sad sad story’ of this classic song.
June 4, 2019 at 6:42 pm #135083Duffy PParticipant
Excellent point about the vocal range. I played this on my Baritone a little, which is tuned down a fourth. That put the accompanyment too low, and my voice just a bit too high (a fifth up). I should just use a capo, but for whatever reason, it never occurs to me to do that.
June 4, 2019 at 4:47 pm #135074Martin GParticipant
Duffy you get points for just memorizing the lyrics…..but that was the essence of the blues. Soulful playing and heart felt singing….Bravo! Dim the house lights, Duffy is here and ready to do some blues…..
June 4, 2019 at 9:01 pm #135093Gary WParticipant
Duffy, that was beautifully executed all the way around. Both your vocals and playing were super soulful. I had to listen more than once!
June 5, 2019 at 1:50 am #135118richie bParticipant
Man that was entertaining. Great post
June 8, 2019 at 7:13 pm #135322sunburstParticipant
Great intro into great crooning,,nice stuff you do here Duffy!
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