Resonator swing

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Resonator swing

Postby planetalk » Sat Sep 27, 2003 4:11 am

I fellow twangers. I just joined this forum. Great to find it.

I've been playing for decades now, and many years ago I discovered the joys of slide guitar. I started, as most, using open tunings, but gravitated back to standard and then dropped the bass string to D, where it's remained ever since.

A member of another forum I frequent recently posted a backing track of Coltrane's 'Giant Steps', a slowed down version. A few of us had a go at downloading it and overdubbing and improvisation to the impossibly twisted chord progression. After digesting the changes, I tried a couple takes on nylon, then this on my new resonator:

http://www.thatllteachyou.com/movs/giant.m3u

My technique for improvising is to simply follow the chords. Anyway, I figured you might be interested in "resonator swing".

All the best,
Kirk
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Postby angorawol » Sat Sep 27, 2003 6:00 pm

Surfing a few months agoo, I heard Willie Nelson with Swing 42, in his band there was also a slide-guitarist. Sounded great.
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Postby Campus Five » Sat Sep 27, 2003 7:06 pm

Oscar Aleman played resonator guitars, along with several other of the early jazz guitar players, such as Dickie Wells, who can be heard with the Count Basie Kansas City Six.
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Postby Zoot » Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:09 pm

Hi Planet
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Postby benbows protege » Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:45 pm

For resonator guitar stuff check out Felix Mendelsssohn's Hawaiian serenaders. The guityar player (NOt the slide) can swing like the best of the best. I heard it one afternoon on B.B.C radio two and was really impressed.
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