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in ENGLISH: The sound and style of a typical bottleneck and slide guitar is proably Blues or Blues-Rock. This is at least what the gros of the listeners are exspecting. While I am not so far away from this exspectations I gave this piece of music some twists and turns in order to sound beatlesque.
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Topics: slide, resonator guitar, blues, Beatles, sixties, bottleneck, alternate tuning, finger picking
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in ENGLISH: The sound and style of a typical bottleneck and slide guitar is proably Blues or Blues-Rock. This is at least what the gros of the listeners are exspecting. While I am not so far away from this exspectations I gave this piece of music some twists and turns in order to sound beatlesque.
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Topics: slide, resonator guitar, blues, Beatles, sixties, bottleneck, alternate tuning, finger picking
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Episode 3 of the series FraMats MUSIKALISCHE RUMPELKAMMER (translated FraMats' musically Glory Hole) . This time Frank Matthias is playing his guitar in open G tuning in (6 of 9 parts of the video) while he pis playing two in open D tuning and one part features his playing on electric bass. He is playing in the keys of E major, E minor, G major and B minor. On the last 3 parts the chord progression is the one of the Beatles composition I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER which gave the german title for...
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Topics: beatles, blues, finger picking, john fahey, leo kottke, merle travis, open tuning, alternate tuning
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Episode 9 of the series FraMats MUSIKALISCHE RUMPELKAMMER (translated FraMats' musically Glory Hole) starting with a guitar instrumental in a modified  Carl-Kress-tuning (a whole step higher) C-G-D-a-b-e. After that a combination upright bass/ lap steel / acoustic rhythm guitar in James Blood Ulmer-tuning (AAAEae) -Recorded between 2nd and 21st of December 2021 in Berlin. Contact me under framat-tv@gmx.de if you like
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Topics: blues, upright bass, Carl Kress, alternate tuning, guitar, lap steel
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Episode 1 of the series FraMats MUSIKALISCHE RUMPELKAMMER (translated FraMats' musically Glory Hole) . Guitarist FRAnk MATthias played 12 different tunes in 12 different guitar tunings but always in the key of E and always in the blues scheme or a variation of it: From standard tuning to well-known open D and E major or G and A major tunings to the celtic tunings DADGAD or ORKNEY, from the seldom played E and D minor tunings played by musicians like Albert Collins or Skip James to the even more...
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Topics: blues, guitar. open tuning, alternate tuning, finger picking, John Fahey, Mississippi John Hurt
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Episode 5 of the series FraMats MUSIKALISCHE RUMPELKAMMER (translated FraMats' musically Glory Hole) . The title of this episode is called "Tired of waiting and how to avoid it". It starts of with three Bass solo recording on my Fender Precision Bass-Guitar. After that four solo guitar instrumentals follow (the first one in standard tuning, the second one in Orkney tuning, the third one in open D, the fourth in DADGAD). I play all four instrumentals over the chord progression the Ray...
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Topics: electric bass, open tuning, finger picking, kinks, blues, fender precision, flat picking, alternate...
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Episode 4 of the series FraMats MUSIKALISCHE RUMPELKAMMER (translated FraMats' musically Glory Hole) . The title of this episode asks "Nylon or Steel?" (strings). The 1st and the 2nd original instrumental I am playing in the Orkney-tuning. The 3rd song is a variation over the Lennon & McCartney song IT WON'T BE LONG but in open G tuning. After this three instrumental played on steel strings I play my version of IT WON'T BE LONG on a Höfner concert guitar in standard tuning. Track...
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Topics: finger picking, Orkney tuning, blues, beatles, folk music
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Episode 2 of the series FraMats MUSIKALISCHE RUMPELKAMMER (translated FraMats' musically Glory Hole) . This time Frank Matthias takes the Chord progression of the Lennon/ McCartney composition NO REPLY (keine Antwort) and is turning it into several other instrumentals - not only on guitar (standard and open G tuning) but on lap steel guitar and fender precision,too. Eventually he sings a song in german language about some of the "woke"-movement in Germany. Contact me under...
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Topics: songwriter, liedermacher, finger picking, open tuning, john fahey, beatles, donovan, blues, flat...