I'm still exploring all the sonic patterns I can get out of just three strings. In 1. 5. 8 in the key of G. Mixing chords and single note runs to create rhythms. However none of it is the blues. Not sure how to categorize. Rock, soft rock, jazz, swing. Still just having fun. And still videoing every new combination I come up with. This way I have a recording of not only what it sounds like. But how I did it.
I either just go for full-on improvisation trying to see what comes out, or I try to play something by ear..
I play tuned G2-G3-D
So far 'by ear' has had varying success with -
Super Mario Bros theme
Zoot Suit Riot
Heard it on the GrapeVine
Because the Night
So various genres/artists
Yes he is a Gitty Gangsta all right. His lessons are great, and not just country.
Yup Wal, you've seen and commented on at least one of my vids. Definitely not the blues. I've covered Cyndi Lauper, MJ Hurt, done several originals, some jazz (Autumn Leaves) many American trad tunes, several Irish trad tunes and whatever strikes my fancy. Many have been on 3 string with 151 tuning in various keys but some are done on other CB instruments. It's all only limited by the player's willingness to experiment and find cool stuff to do with CB instruments.
Please Wal, comment away. We all love to hear from others who are doing this stuff! Even gentle criticisms are a good thing to keep us all honest. Face to face with other CBG players is a huge help but thank goodness for all the learning tools now available. Play it as you feel it and know that there is no wrong way to do it! Lots of of cool styles and ways to play these wonderful instruments!