Did everyone play a 12 bar blues today?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bard2dbone, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I can't believe I didn't see any posts about the date being 1-4-5 today. Well now it was yesterday, but you know what I mean. :confused:
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Sure did, I was in the studio recording some blues.
  3. I always play a jazz blues - with the A -, D7, G-, C7 - turnaround - as it always amazes me that the most basic structure can remain so challenging - to play well! But I only played along to some Tribal Tech earlier, so no, I didn't do that today - ooops...
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Not here - that'll be April Fool's Day in Britain!! ;)
  5. Several times, keys of Bb, C, Ab, G, etc...rock beats, latin samba, lots of shuffles and even a swing tune (Honey Bee, originally by Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers)! :)

    That's what happens at rehearsals of Under Arrest (my R&B / Blues band.) ;)

    Happy 1-4-5, everyone...
  6. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    i recorded some I-IV-V stuff on the bass last night.
  7. Yup, did some 12 bar blues yesterday with the band before getting down to some serious rehearsing. :)
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    HAHAHAHAHHA, this thread cracks me up.

    Unfortunatly my cover band is gone... but now that you mention it... I did tool around in the blues form.

    Happy Belated birthday I-IV-V.... :D
  9. Dennis Kong

    Dennis Kong Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    San Mateo CA
    Did 2 tunes last nite at the gig on upright:
    Blues in the Closet - G (Oscar Pettiford)
    Green St- Bb ( Grant Green)

    with solos too.
  10. LoL... clever; yes, i play 12 bar blues everyday :)
  11. DubDubs


    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Oh no I played 12 bar blues the day before yestarday and a little today. The one day it counts :D
  12. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I dance the blues forever.
  13. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Well happy 12-Bar Blues Day to my European TB brethren, and to anyone else who puts the day before the month in your date system. Today's date is 1-4-05 for those of you who count it that way. Celebrate it by playing a 12-bar blues!
  14. I played 1-4-05 all day, but in the jazzy, modal way, so really it was

    1 (sus4), 5+9, 7dim11 with a uniquely strange hendrix/satriani chordal mode playing in 12/8 over the drummer playing in 5/4.

    Sounded a bit like Yes......

  15. Oh yes, then I played Brown Eyed Girl
  16. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    This thread, months later, still cracks me up.
  17. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Didn't play a 12 bar, but instead played
    Good Lovin, Louie Louie, Twist and Shout, La Bamba, Summertime Blues, Amazing Grace, Great Balls of Fire, Get Off of My Cloud, Baby's in Black, All Shook Up, Hearbreak Hotel, and Stir It Up
  18. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Sure are a lot of I-IV-V tunes out there. Think I'll play the Clash's rendition of the old blues tune Brand New Cadillac.
  19. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I hacked away at the guitar today, and I played some blues based licks. I probably walked/hacked/played through a 1-4-5 in an unintentional way.
  20. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Jeez Jive, the only one you missed was Hang On Sloopy!

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