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manxli

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Hi

Tried this idea on a few other forums with sadly little feedback, so here goes here...

Are there any musicians out there? I carry my instrument with me in the MH and get it out at every opportunity, normally to good appreciation (if not somewhat alcohol driven!).

Link to my old band (although I play other stuff too!) - http://manxman.ch

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I play Guitar / Bass mainly, but also Vocals and Drum Programming. I home recorded and released my album a couple of years back....see link at https://lescotton.bandcamp.com/
Haven't taken any instruments in the van so far, but I do have a little Washburn Rover travel guitar [smile]
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Cool!

I met a German guy on a site in France last year, who had a guitar made out of an old Cigar Box. A bit like the scrap guitar "Sea Sick Steve" plays, if you know him. (seen often on Jools Holland)

We had a bit of a jam session.

Alan
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I would like to play better but get disharten as it never sound right. But I do like to strum.

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The purpose of music is to enjoy playing it. I used to be a music teacher before I retired and I would would tell my kids, "There are no wrong notes!". "There is only interpretation and improvisation".

A bit like your take on language. I used to teach English here in Switzerland too and would stress that understanding was key and vocab / grammar of less importance. "If you've forgot the word, then say it another way"

e.g. Ice Cream = "Cold White Stuff" and so on ....

BTW I was a professional musician until I was 30. However, I like nothing more than getting a few 'strummers' going in a jam session. That's fun and much better than showing off.

Alan
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I sang once and I cleared the place.

My wife never lets me forget it.

I was drunk[smile] so have a good excuse.

I do love music though.

Paul.
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I always carry a couple of guitars and a mandoline in the van ( much to my wife's dismay with the space they take up).
I was only thinking recently after 4 months on the road in the van that I never saw another musician this year SEems to me that I would be jamming all the time on campsites throughout Europe in the past. Now , it seems to me people go indoors in the eves and watch their tellies instead .Sad.
mind you the weather in UK as so bad throughout July and August wherever we were that we spent more time in the van than we'd like

The cigar box guitar is becoming very trendy in blues circles these days. You can pick 'em up on line or if you ever visit blues festivals in France in the summer, there's a guy ( who's name escapes me) who usually has a stall selling them. They are normally three or four strings, open tuned but I have seen them made with Strat or Telecaster necks .

Check out the 24 pesos....blues band ( 24pesos.com). Guitar player usually has a couple on the stage.

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Maybe we need stickers on our MH to indentify us to other muzos?

Ireland is probably the best place for spontaneous jam sessions.

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I thought Ireland would be good but we we were very disappointed .
The weather was the real cause as it p****d down the whole time were there.
But also the known music bars were just FULL of Japanese tourists to the extent that it was unpleasant to be in them. I have nothing against the Japanese, but coach loads of them , buying nothing in a pub and taking up the space was unpleasant to say the least!
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manxli

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Hi

Know what you mean. Experienced it in Canada with a barrage of flash photography of a poor lumberjack. Shouts of "Oooh chippy chippy!" But they are on holiday too I suppose.

Best way then, is for a few of us to decend upon an unsuspecting pub away from the tourists.

Alan

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