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Roots and Blues Fingerstyle Guitar [With CD] (Acoustic Guitar Private Lessons)
Roots and Blues Fingerstyle Guitar [With CD] (Acoustic Guitar Private Lessons)
by Steve James
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 24 Dec. 2015
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The way this book is compiled is awful.
It jumps from one tuning to another and before every piece we have to suffer interminable tuning notes.
With a couple of notable exceptions most of the tunes are very average and do not inspire one to learn them.
If you want to play acoustic blues there are much better books than this. Mike Dowling for instance has some wonderful publications.


Find a Way to Care
Find a Way to Care
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Proper Blues, 28 Sept. 2015
This review is from: Find a Way to Care (MP3 Download)
John Mayall hasn't got much of a singing voice but he has always hired good musicians.Tales of his employment methods and hiring/firing policy are legendary,but playing in the Bluesbreakers was always seen as the perfect apprenticeship for aspiring blues players.
Guitar players who have passed through his band reads like a Who's Who of the very finest. Clapton,Green,Taylor,Trout,Montoya to name but five! And the current encumbent,Rocky Athos would seem to be carrying on that tradition.
So many current blues albums are not blues at all.At most they are blues rock,but this album definitely is blues--and all the better for it in my opinion.
What you get is a varied collection of different types of blues all impeccably played.
Recommended if you like blues.


Watch Your Step!
Watch Your Step!
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Irony, 14 July 2015
This review is from: Watch Your Step! (MP3 Download)
I knew this character before he assumed the ridiculous persona of Ricky Cool.He'll probably tell you it's ironic.It isn't.It's beyond irony.
The thing is he couldn't sing then,and he still can't. Bit of a problem when you insist on being the frontman.
He's tried all sorts of musical genres from rock'n'roll to country to swing to jazz(well,sort of)to this latest offering which appears to be ska or blue beat influenced.This is as bad as everything that's gone before.
I don't know how he's got away with it for so long.


Aico EI141RC Mains Ionisation Smoke Alarm with 9V Battery Back-up
Aico EI141RC Mains Ionisation Smoke Alarm with 9V Battery Back-up
Offered by Ryness Lighting & Electrical
Price: £17.94

1.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly Poor Design, 7 July 2015
The design of this alarm appears not to have changed for at least fifteen years----and boy does it need to!
To remove the cover in order to change the battery is the biggest pain imaginable.When it starts beeping at 3am it's no joke.Took me nearly an hour on top of a step ladder trying to figure it out.No fun at any age but when you are approaching seventy as I am it could have been the last thing I ever did.
So please Aico make the cover easier to remove.


Floor Standing High Vision Reading Light Near Daylight Lamp - Grey
Floor Standing High Vision Reading Light Near Daylight Lamp - Grey

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Very Different Kind Of Light, 26 Jun. 2015
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This is quite a difficult review to write because there is nothing intrinsically wrong with the lamp.
It appears to be well made and is robust enough.
My problem is with the quality of the light emitted.
If, like me you have not used a "daylight lamp" before,the light is very different to anything else you will have experienced.
I was expecting it to be similar to a halogen light but it isn't. It is far far "whiter".
I have only had this lamp for a couple of days and maybe I will get used to it but at the moment I do not like it at all.
Caveat emptor.


Ukulology: Clip-on Ukulele Tuner (includes Battery & Instructions) (Red)
Ukulology: Clip-on Ukulele Tuner (includes Battery & Instructions) (Red)
Offered by Ukulology

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Super Tuner Not Just For Ukulele, 23 April 2015
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A excellent little tuner.
Small overall size but a nice large clear display.You have the option to choose different modes,i.e. not only ukulele tuning but also chromatic,violin,guitar and bass too.I keep mine permanently set to chromatic tuning.Dead easy to operate and no unnecessary functions that nobody ever uses.
Probably not quite as fast or responsive as the Snark Super Tight tuner which I consider to be the Rolls Royce of headstock tuners but it is half the price!
Recommended.


Ukulology: Ukulele Capo (includes Instructions & Capo Chord Chart) (Coffee)
Ukulology: Ukulele Capo (includes Instructions & Capo Chord Chart) (Coffee)
Offered by Ukulology
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Be Prepared For Re-tuning, 23 April 2015
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I have been using the same Shubb capo on my various guitars for about 20 years and it still works perfectly.However it is too big to use on my latest obsession,the ukulele!
I looked at a few makes and eventually decided on this Ukulology model based on the attractive price and the many five star reviews.
It is not a bad capo by any means.It appears to be well made and is nice and light.
The main problem with it is that extensive re-tuning is required every time you use it. This is not necessary with the Shubb on guitar and I would imagine the same would be true if the relevant Shubb uke capo was used. However it has to be born in mind that the Shubb is twice the price of the Ukulology.
You pays your money and you takes your choice but remember the old adage: "buy cheap buy twice".
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Collins CSB1500 Bradford's Crossword Solver - Black
Collins CSB1500 Bradford's Crossword Solver - Black
Price: £26.87

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awful. Thescreen is very difficult to read and ..., 4 Nov. 2014
Absolutely awful.
Thescreen is very difficult to read and does not resemble that shown in the illustration at all.Blue characters on a blue background---ugh!
And there is no way to adjust the brightness.Even my 20+ year old Casio has a clearer screen.
Operation is very confusing and convoluted.I just couldn't work it out.Maybe it's me.....


The Dirty Truth
The Dirty Truth
Price: £5.99

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album Of The Year, 23 Sept. 2014
This review is from: The Dirty Truth (Audio CD)
There is an old adage which says you've got to suffer to sing the blues.
I've got no idea what JST has been through lately but this record just bristles with anger.
The opener Mud,Honey sets the tone with its story of a gangster character who has abused too many and it is followed by various tales of love,loss,betrayal and longing.
Superb playing,great songs and production by Jim Gaines which doesn't over complicate things.
There are many highlights but my own particular favourite is Shiver and Sigh which she wrote about ten years ago but has only now found the record for it to reside.
I've been a little critical in the past about her enunciation and whilst I still have a slight issue with it,it doesn't seem to matter here.The overall sound is what is important and it is fantastic.
Blues rock album of the year? Without doubt.
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VINTAGE GUITARS V100PGM LEMON DROP Electric guitars Single cut
VINTAGE GUITARS V100PGM LEMON DROP Electric guitars Single cut
Offered by DLGuitarsRotherham
Price: £379.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Tone!, 9 Jun. 2014
If you are in the market for a Les Paul type guitar but don't want to pay Gibson prices,there are lots of alternatives in the sub £500 category.
And to be honest there is not much to choose between them.They are all much of a muchness.
Except that is,for this Vintage brand guitar and its distressed finish cousin,the Lemon Drop.
These are the only guitars which have the out of phase wiring which give you that honky nasal tone in the middle position so beloved by Peter Green in his early years.Listen to 'Need Your Love So Bad','Stop Messin' Round' and 'If You Be My Baby' to see what I'm talking about.Somebody likened it to a Les Paul with a head cold.I think that's a pretty good description.
And this Vintage totally nails that sound! Here's a tip though,you need to adjust the guitar's two volume controls to find the sweet spot.But once you've found it----wow Musical nirvana(no,not the band!)
The guitar is very well built and nicely finished and is a good weight.Mine is about 8.2 pounds.
Highly highly recommended,but shop around,you should be able to find one much cheaper than the Amazon price.


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