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Name: Bill Hay
Location: Canuck
Occupation: Retired Old Dude Blues/Jazz Guitar Player
Date registered 01.21.2017
Date of birth: 9. April 1944
Last online: 07.06.2018
Sex: male


Self taught, Primarily "Blues" experience, moving to more Jazz work. Working with Pebber to improve upon technique and music knowledge in general. Available for transcriptions, arrangements, gigs and studio work local to Toronto. Equipment includes Keyboard, all the usual Guitar gear and then some. Production work created on Cubase Pro 8.5. Guitars - Life long Frankenstrat - Fender Lace Tobacco Burst and Gretsch 6118T Caddy Anniversary Edition for more acoustic/electric work.

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Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:01 pmAdam Not Well.

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Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:55 pm | jump to post

One must always remember PB is out there ahead of us all. He's wired a little different than the rest. Most interesting to see where his mind takes him. Think that's maybe what I like about him. Thinks the Concept

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Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:29 pm | jump to post

Thx Heyman. If you look about youTube under Joe Pass, you will find a LOT of material. Even a full course on jazz related production. His style is not so popular today, neither is classic Jazz for that matter, but it's a musical time I really enjoyed in my early life. I hope you can latch on to him just a little. At your young years his speed, accuracy and depth of chord knowledge, jazz chords applications especially, could prove worth the time spent as you mature into whatever "Style" you will ...

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:14 pmClassic Jazz Sampler "Summertime" Am, Gershwin

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Tue May 30, 2017 6:00 am | jump to post

Very Cool on the SG but I cannot as yet bring myself to such hardline decisions on such a beauty. I too have a skill level that allows me to set up almost anything, but glue & fit & electrics repairs are for others, at least for the time being. I got the Wilkinson roller all sorted out on the 89 SE Plus. Just really breaking it in. Monster output but it sounds totally not like my my Frankie. I'm working on Gershwin's "Summertime" as a purely blues piece. Should be made for the Strat. Can't make ...

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Sat May 27, 2017 2:03 pm | jump to post

Many Thanks Adam. Will pursue with vigor.
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Sat May 27, 2017 3:00 am | jump to post

Thanks so much Adam. I tried it with a 60-65 bpm drum track. I liked the bounce from the Tuplet cadence. Sounded more authentic JP but this freehand version allowed some pace variation I liked over the entire length of the piece. Bit short on content but I didn't want to go longer than 3 min. or so. Maybe I'll go back & double down and bring the drum track along as a second segment just to accent the front half. Maybe fade it in for a chorus or two, then let it fade back out in a finish segment....

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Fri May 26, 2017 2:28 pm | jump to post

So Adam, I was looking to follow along with Footprints & Blue Bossa Vid's but I'm sure there are many others out of the book. Mine simply does not match up for song content or songs on certain pages. I have a "C Instruments" in addition to Real Book VI on the cover. Not thinking this is the same book PB is using. Also need to know if one can download pdf files for any of these??Thanks Adam. BTW just posted new Vid on the form if you have time to catch up!!
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Fri May 26, 2017 2:20 pmClassic Jazz influences - Joe Pass

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Fri May 19, 2017 12:50 pmReal Book?? 6th Ed no Match for Lesson Vids


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