Bottleneck Slide Guitar

me playing bottleneck and open tuning slide style on my resonator (Dobro) guitar; I’m an alien in Germany with this approach – they usually expect to hear Bach, Beethoven, Wagner (I suppose)
bottleneck guitar
photo via flickr.com by Frizztext

one of my current idols, (oh I have a lot to learn on my old days – I’m 66):
the German (Ostfriesland) guitarist Oliver Jüchems = Jesseblues’s Channel – playing like the masters of Blues guitar 1920-1930:

feed back by maistora on my flickr photo stream:
“Cool slide work – no, I don’t think this is so strange in Germany. There was always a solid blues and roots-music following there, and many musicians grew up with these styles, became masters in such techniques and even established their own ‘flavours’… I think even you are part of that movement 🙂
In my student days I’ve jammed with lots of (then East) German bluesmen, and they were really good. More recently, I found this cool slidework and interesting story. If you don’t already know it, you’ll enjoy it!”

P.S.:
I have to admit indeed: this style of music has crossed the borders:
a young lady Coco bird / Chihana in Urawa-city, Japan, plays it very well:

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writer, photographer, guitarist

32 responses to “Bottleneck Slide Guitar

  1. Nice change in the lyrics and great photo of you. Can’t see the others on my iphone.

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  2. GREAT music … GREAT guitar playing …
    nice way to start my day. Thanks, Frizz….!!!
    Isadora ~~~ : – )

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  3. This, and it’s Friday too: who could ask for anything more. Thanks Frizzguitar!

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    • Very nice photo!, I like the reflection of the hand from the guitar, it’s like a lake waiting for the breeze (which in this case happens to be th evibration of the cords. Very nice indeed!

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  4. Finally got there, finally Friday, finally weekend: And what do I hear? great music, and verse. Thanks Frizztext.
    I just thought about one song I always found complementary:

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  5. You are very talented with the guitar!

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  6. Wolfgang Hermann

    hi frizz
    am beginn stand die cigar box die mit einem bottle neck gespielt wurde
    die cigar box ( mit drei saiten) war für arme in den südstaaten die einzige möglichkeit zu einem musik instrument zu kommen
    die musik mit so einer cigar box geht direkt in die seele
    hier der link zu zwei beispielen in youtube:

    ich habe mir einige cigar box gitarren gebaut
    sie sind aber ( besonders für einen anfänger wie mich) sehr schwer zu spielen da sie in der urform keine bünde hatte oder wenn man bünde einbaut es sehr leicht zu einem unschönen rattern des bottle neck über die bünde kommt

    lg wolfgang

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    • lieber Wolfgang,
      ich finde das ganz großartig und rührend, dass du so viel Liebe auf die Herstellung solcher Tin Cake Guitar Boxes legst: Bestellung in den USA etc. – eine Übung in der heilsamen Vorstellung, man wäre ganz arm und hätte weiter keinerlei großartigen Besitz? Vielleicht schaff ich mal irgendwann den sehr weiten Weg nach Graz mit meiner schusseligen Fahrweise – und kann einmal auf einem deiner Selbstbausaätze spielen! Ohne Bünde allerdings wirklich schwierig!
      Du hast mich inspiriert noch einmal bei YouTube herumzusurfen:
      related:

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    • hi Wolfgang,
      4 cigar boxes, self built:

      number two is a six string guitar,
      number four a bass …
      number 1 + 3 typical three stringed cigar box guitars,
      usually played in open tuning
      for example open G:
      G-D-G

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  7. What a beautiful quitar. What a refreshing cut on a familiar song. I smiled all the way through it Frizz.

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  8. Did you have the pleasure of sitting on a sidewalk in front of Son Thomas playing Mississippi Delta Blues on his dobro? You have totally won the heart of this ol’ gal born in Vicksburg, MS!!
    Grew up soutwest of Jackson, stayed a month in summers with my maternal grandparents in the MS Delta at Parchman, where my grandfather was a licensed corrections and rehabilitation officer for many years. NOBODY, buty NOBODY can sing the blues like those guys in stripes walking to the cotton fields in the 50s with hoes over their shoulders! I learned at a very young age why I needed Jesus so very much! So interesting to see you playing in German, such a Saxon stronghold! Totally mesmerizing blend for me to contemplate! Thank you for this unselfish sharing!

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    • thank you so much, “granbee”
      with your (an insider’s) kind comment –
      it’s not easy for me – so far away in Germany, to understand the blues feeling:
      do try to sing this song for example in Chinese or Russian language:
      because my native speech is German, not English –
      so I’m proud, that you understood at least a little bit of my Germanglish singing …
      I hope it didn’t sound too strange
      (we in Germany sometimes make jokes about
      English pronunciation versions heard in India, China or Russia)

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    • hi “granbee”,
      dedicated to your small town Parchman in the Mississippi Delta
      I played this Sunday morning freshly for you on my Dobro guitar
      “Mississippi Feelings”
      trying to catch some retro (1920-1930) “Mississippi Delta Blues” emotions …

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  9. I love the lyrics on “this land”. I used to listen to a punk version of the song when I was a teenager.

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  10. Wolfgang Hermann

    thank you for the honor my friend

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  11. new: my GYPSY MOOD – played on the same instrument, another tuning:

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  12. of course there are many bloggers introducing music,
    for example I like:
    http://pancakeashes.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/abc-music-2011-g/
    +

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  14. Follow your heart and let the chips fall where they may. 🙂

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  16. love it and all,
    special this joung lady,
    this music goes direct in my heart

    yeah
    wolfgang

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