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Dec 8, 2022 - 8:29:35 AM
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2386 posts since 8/3/2008

Resonator guitar on tracks 2, 6 & 8. NOT typical bluegrass/roots music context and some dense layering involved.

Might not be your thing.

Might be.

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Dec 8, 2022 - 9:26:31 AM
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psikes

USA

181 posts since 4/14/2010

Great playing Howard, what instrument were you playing on "Wait A Minute"? One of my favorite Seldom songs of all time.

Dec 8, 2022 - 9:47:06 AM
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2386 posts since 8/3/2008

Ahhh.. Mine aslo. As I explained elsewhere:

"I have definite feelings about recording this tune. There was a technical challenge as the original, with that classic Auldridge intro/solo, was in the key of B (later moved to Bb in performance).

As we moved the key significantly to the key of D, we still wanted to give a sense of the Scene's harmonies and in my case, I needed/wanted to have as much "essence of Mike" as I could muster in that bit of "surprise".

My fear was that if I wasn't close, Mike would make an appearance and kick my ass.

An homage to "My" band and friend."

The dobro on the track was a Beard Spruce/Walnut Odyssey playing into a BumbleBee RM-6 ribbon microphone.

Thanks again!

h

Dec 8, 2022 - 9:57:28 AM
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psikes

USA

181 posts since 4/14/2010

Thanks for the info Howard. This was the first tune that I had heard an Odyssey on, What a unique sound and look both. That made me want to try learning that tune but I am afraid Mike might come and take my dobro away from me for butchering his break!! Gotta keep trying though. Did you use D tuning?

Dec 8, 2022 - 10:02:55 AM

2386 posts since 8/3/2008

No sir,

The dobro was tuned to standard dobro "hi-G" (G-B-D-G-B-D) and played open, without a capo.

h

Dec 8, 2022 - 11:07:33 AM

4240 posts since 7/27/2008

I'm enjoying the album Howard. I have yet to listen to the whole thing, but it sounds great. Real country music and some fine playing! 
 

Regarding "Wait a Minute," link below about the song from early this year. I had located tab from ResoSummit 2010 - the final trip for Mike Auldridge - he and Jimmy Heffernan tag teamed in one class to teach us the intro to the song. This is in the original Key of B. The tab Jimmy provided was pretty bare bones, and fellow hangout member Rick Van Patten did a great service and "dressed it up real nice." Scroll down toward the end of the thread and check out the PDF. 
 

https://www.resohangout.com/topic/56349

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 12/08/2022 11:08:38

Dec 8, 2022 - 4:27:29 PM

LukeL

USA

340 posts since 5/11/2018

Nice playing- sounds great!

Dec 8, 2022 - 5:40:50 PM

2386 posts since 8/3/2008

quote:
Originally posted by LukeL

Nice playing- sounds great!


Thanks, Luke,

The tune has had an unexpected (by me) responses. It's elicited some nice comments from the Scene's original bass player, Tom Gray and dobro player Fred Travers.

Feeling a tad humble and confused.  smiley

 

h

Dec 9, 2022 - 1:51:51 AM

doug662

USA

1543 posts since 11/9/2010

Just plain great!! Thank you for sharing!!

Dec 9, 2022 - 6:12:40 AM

2386 posts since 8/3/2008

quote:
Originally posted by psikes

Thanks for the info Howard. This was the first tune that I had heard an Odyssey on, What a unique sound and look both.


Actually,

The Odyssey, my primary reso axe for quite a while, was used on the 2 other tunes that had resonator guitar. The most prominent appearance was on the 2nd track, "Wastelands", with active backup and the "split break" with the fiddle. There's also some "call response" going on between the reso and it's electric big brother, the pedal steel guitar. A much more aggressive treatment.

A fun, "dense" track.

h

Edited by - hlpdobro on 12/09/2022 06:20:26

Dec 10, 2022 - 9:25:21 AM

maxmax

Sweden

48 posts since 12/22/2010

Sounds great Howard! Thanks for sharing.

Dec 10, 2022 - 9:51:25 AM

2386 posts since 8/3/2008

Thanks all.

For anyone interested:

I'm told that there is likely to be an open Zoom discussion about this project. Probably early 23' where the focus will be be on the "how it was done" and to encourage further interest in independent recording, even at the home studio level.

While live performance is taking a hit these days the number of indi recordings is exploding. We'll encourage folks to take advantage of that and shed some light on the process.

If there's an interest I can drop the announcement here or you can just reach out at your leisure.

h

Dec 10, 2022 - 1:33:58 PM

501 posts since 11/28/2012

Outstanding all-around project! Superb playing and production. I’m blown away by the layering on these tracks, and the clean mixing, particularly for an independent effort.

Count me in for any Zoom discussion on the “how it was done”.

Really impressive stuff! You have mad skills.

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