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Train, Train by Blackfoot

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Jun 16, 2009 5:13 PM GMT

Hay guys I need some very good advise here.
So far the only two guys from Harp L that have heard me play are Geoff and Richard.
I sent them a recording of my playing harp on Stormy Monday,, Geoff was kind and give me some very good ideas.
I'm having trouble with Train, Train, by Blackfoot.
I'm trying to learn how to play the opening riff and then the rest of the song taking the lead guitars place.
This will happen tomorrow at open mic.
Stormy Monday is under the bag, and with Geoff help even better.
But I need clear advice on Train, Train.
I will be using the G harp and then for the lead the A.
What I need to know is on the chord do I start off on the draw 23 then blow on the 12.
I can do this. I know I can.
I'm just not sure which holes to hit. We ( my guitarist ) and I were hitting it over and over for hours on Sunday. Since he does not know the harp, he was telling me to hit single notes on the chugging, but on draw notes,,,, I cant hold my breath that long.....
I cant find any harp tabs anywhere,
I'm still asking around... if you want me to send you a 6 min sound clip of my playing Stormy Monday let me know. I'm asking around for help on this one.
But right now I'm off to lunch with my mom and daughter....
abner (Blueyes, I'm just a dame newbie that needs your help.)

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Jun 16, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

ok Maybe I should have titled the Topic Please Help Me.

Jun 16, 2009 10:52 PM GMT
blogward Replied:

Hi Abner

It's hard to tell exactly what your problem is from your post, as the track just uses an elementary traintime rhythm, which most people will play as a 2+3 draw and then a 'double-stopped' (preferably with the diaphragm) blow on the 2+3, maybe 3+4. I don't think the 1 blow is what you want in any case. In the end it's about syncopating your breathing, which is what people like to hear.

Or are you using the (more demanding on the lungs) 'Taka-Taka' tongue method? The trouble with this is that it takes a lot more practice to be able to get a continuous breathing cycle going - and in a live situation you'll be even more stressed=|

I reckon as long as you breathe in and out in time you'll bring the house down.

Was this any help???

Have a good one.


Jun 16, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

Justin thanks for your reply, You do understand were im coming from.

I was almost sure it was the 2+3 or 2+3+4, something like that. Syncopating thats a word im going to have to look up.

While im at it, I will have to look up "Double-stopped" : )

Im using both the "Taka and non Taka" im trying to get the feel of it... and I do get in trouble when I start speeding up.... I know it takes time ( I have all day tomorrow : )

once again blogward thanks for the help

Jun 17, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
blogward Replied:

I don't blame you for not knowing what 'double-stopped' is, sorry. What I mean is a sort of Elvis Presley hiccup...???? One draw in and two 'uh-uh's' out. The Taka Taka method is much harder.

Jun 18, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

thank you Justin, last night went great. I did it with a little help form my friends..

I am posting a thank you for all to Hopefully read....

Jun 18, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
blogward Replied:

Cool! Well done!

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