They’re Red Hot

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I like to play ragtime guitar instrumentals: trying to fingerpick on my guitar “They’re Red Hot” by Robert Johnson (covered by Eric Clapton too)!


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Coming home to music, fingerpickin’ good!

Ragtime fingerpicking started playing in my Reader all by itself, and I followed it to SoundCloud and found Fingerstyle_guitar’s  stream. I’d invite you all to take a look.

There’s a bit of blues, such as St James Infirmary Blues, a Russian Folk Song, some blues harp, and even a kazoo, which got me some contented giggles.

5am Blues

Up at 5am, I got the blues
↓ da-dee-di-dum ↓

↑ de-de-de-de-de-de-dum ↑

Look in the mirror, what do I see?
↓ da-dee-di-dum ↓

Puffy eyed face, lookin’ at me
↓ da-dee-di-dum ↓

My throat is sore, won’t gargle away
↓ da-dee-di-dum ↓

Looks like I’m in, for a painful day
↑ de-de-de-de-de-de-dum ↑
 Dwow, dwooowwww, dwooww, dow, dow, dum 

Ate some fruit, it went down cool and sweet
↓ da-dee-di-dum ↓

Log in to my blog, there’s people to meet
↑ deeee-deee-deeee-de-de-

↓ da-dee-di-dum ↓

↓ da-dee-di-dum ↓

Oh, yeah…
↓ da-dee-di-dum ↓

I got dem blues…
↓ da-dee-di-dum ↓

Five in the morning…
↓ da-dee-di-dum ↓

↑ Dow dow dow dow dow dow DUM ↓
Dunh daa….↑…..↓….. ker-blonkg. Tschhhhhhhhhhhh……

Jangle Blues

My musical Morning Wake-me-ups have moved to lunchtime warm-me-ups on the back step in the sunshine! Here’s the latest… my fingers are warmer which helps. And yet I still have glitches in my timing. Need a brain tune-up methinks!


Why do I do it? Hehehehe


Gotta get better.

Here’s my morning warm up, and then a bit of blues. Yeah it  comes out different every time…

Over on the sidebar – there on the right – at the top, you can click on the link and share your sounds with me at SoundCloud.

What are you practising at home? A bit o’ guitar? A dabble on piano? Fantastic live music at your local jam night? Whatever it is, I’d love to hear it.

Let’s get creative!