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Six More Miles for Jim Reed

Posted by jim109b


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Size: 1,504kb, uploaded 7/24/2011 2:31:17 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Jim Reed arrangement. Initial attempt at recording one of my favourite Jim Reed tunes. This is my first tune 'by ear', and its not an easy thing to do...well I don't find it easy. Took me ages!! Jim - still kinda slow and steady, and finding it hard to get the 'bounce' right, and the correct note emphasis. Still messing around with different ways to play the last couple of measures leading up to that low C - this is the bit that's giving me most trouble right now. Was going to do a vid, but camera is U/S :(

13 comments on “Six More Miles for Jim Reed”

jimh269b Says:
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @2:36:12 PM

well jim i think it sounds great buddy,you cant get no better,i really enjoyed that bud

jimh269b Says:
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @2:38:42 PM

well tell u what i listened to it 4 times,it is better than mine jim,just so clear buddy

jimh269b Says:
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @2:41:42 PM

now you are on your way jim,that was one of the best pickin man could ever ask for,im really proud of you buddy

jim109b Says:
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @2:45:24 PM

Well thanks for your kind words Jim :) If I can get the last few measures sorted out better, I'll get the speed up a bit with some more practice - that's the worst bit where it falls apart. The way I'm fingering it is just plain awkward right now....

jimh269b Says:
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @2:46:49 PM

you have to do no more jim,it was great buddy,i really enjoyed that

jbjo Says:
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @4:24:48 PM

sounds like you're getting the Reed feeling in there if i do say so myself! nice!

dgill Says:
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @5:39:31 PM

Jim, that was just wonderful to listen to. I like the slowed down versions of alot of tunes. Guess I am a bit slow in nature, but I do like them that way. Great job mate.

Bilbo1 Says:
Monday, July 25, 2011 @4:24:51 AM

Good to hear you playing again Jim! I love the way Jim Reed plays that and you got it down note for note, nice feel too. Keep them coming : )

joemac Says:
Monday, July 25, 2011 @11:55:40 AM

Yep, your best yet!!!

RatLer Says:
Monday, July 25, 2011 @4:07:25 PM

Jim, you're getting that smooth quality that makes it sound so........easy.........Keep 'em comin', you're doing just fine!!

PSSST...Did Jim Reed let you in on his secret to smooth pickin'??

dannnjo Says:
Monday, July 25, 2011 @4:14:34 PM

the quality of sound is fantastic, what kind of banjo and strings?
sweel, mellow, light, sound
expensive, respnsive banjo?

jim109b Says:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @11:48:25 AM

Thanks to all for listening, and to Jim for the inspiration!

@dannnjo - its an Ozark 2141GN, Elixir medium strings, SS bridge, and recorded on a Tascam DP004, flar EQ, only normalised.

JanetB Says:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @4:14:54 PM

That was great, Jim, smooth and pretty. Let's hear it for mentors like Mr. Jim Reed! And I see you're half-way around the world, which means you're not where all the BO hellians are at this moment (Clifftop is all I read about these days on the Forum). We'll keep picking at home, right?!

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