You’ve Got Mail!

I’ve been rather busy outside of this website as of late, and wouldn’t you know it: that’s when people start sending in all sorts of interesting stuff hoping I’ll relay that stuff here. Without further ado…

  • Regyptian Strut guitar solo tablature as notated by Mark Hawling who says: “I just get sick of seeing them doing nothing on my HDD when there must be some nutter out there interested in something like this.”
  • “Waltz For FZ”, as featured on Utopianisti. Says Markus Pajakkala: “I’m a composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer from Finland.”
  • From Ab Stammehaus: “Warren Cucurullo’s new band Chicanery with new album coming up: listen to edited preview songs on the website.” (They’re also on MySpace)
  • Lee Mezcallo raves about the Genkin Philharmonic and hastens to add: “they’re quite good“…

9 Responses to “You’ve Got Mail!”

  1. Balint says:

    Regyptian Strut – great, thanks! I’ll definitely try it – fortunately it’s no a “guitar solo” but for “solo guitar”! ;-)

    I was looking for Filthy Habits the other day but didn’t fing a tab, so I just tryed if by ear.. not perfect, yet…

  2. jonnybutter2 says:

    A quote from jonnybutter2:

    Lee Mezcallo raves about the Genkin Philharmonic and hastens to add: “they’re quite good“…

    They *are* quite good!

  3. urbangraffito says:

    In a couple of words, Barry: WOWIE ZOWIE!

  4. Sterbus says:

    A quote from Balint:

    Regyptian Strut – great, thanks! I’ll definitely try it – fortunately it’s no a “guitar solo” but for “solo guitar”! ;-)

    I was looking for Filthy Habits the other day but didn’t fing a tab, so I just tryed if by ear.. not perfect, yet…

    I have to compare it with mine! I use to have a version found by me all by ear but it waas rather cheap, I use to do all the melodies with a kazoo :) on the behalf of Filthy Habits, Balint, the chords (the bass, actually) is E F C B E with the last E being an octave up, but you’re probably talking about the written complicated stuff before the actual solo?

  5. Nowski says:

    I followed the link to Utopianisti’s website, where you can hear not only the Waltz For FZ but every track on the album, and boy was that a pleasant surprise. Maybe the music could be described as a kind of a jazzy prog-rock with a few weird overtones. Very fine and often complex compositions played by skilled musicians who’s putting a lot of eyebrows to it.
    I bought the album yesterday and have heard nothing since. Many people who like Zappas music should also appreciate this, I guess.
    Highly recommended.

  6. Nowski says:

    Btw: I wonder if Utonianisti has got the necessary clearance for using the letters FZ in the title of a composition? He could be on thin ice here.

  7. Bálint says:

    Anybody who meets him: say thanks to Mark Hawling: this Regyptian Strut is just beautiful (again) – it will fill my next few month (concerning my [non-]knowledge of playing the guitar :-) ), but it sure will be a beautiful trip!

  8. Chuck says:

    Balint I am glad your enjoying the Regyptian Strut!

    I got this down to an Alan Zavod level… close but just not 100%. I would love to hear some one nail this.

    This was sort of arranged around my technique which is very much “beefheart guitar” style where you use a pick and fingers and strum chords and play the bass riffs rhymically more SRV in style, rather than a distinct pure fingerstyle approach which personally I can’t really do.

    I have a few other arrangements I will email in. My personal favourite was the Black Page II which eventually made me say “enough is enough”, time to move on in life.

  9. Balint says:

    Chuck: well, not being an expert guitar player (I meat AT ALL), it will take me a year to play it! :-)

    Two questions:
    - you say you play it with a pick and strum chords – nooooo… the score shows me a totally different playing method: clearly visible different parts, on strings far away from each other, it seems to be impossible to play it with a pick…

    - Some of the fingering seems to me a bit difficult: too much movement, notes too far away from each other (on the fretboard) when the same thoing could be played much more easily – like in bar 7, for example. Or am I wrong? It would be nice to see it on a video. :-)

    another thing:
    - It would be really nice to have an arrangement like this for the Black Napkins (with the 2 accompaniing bass notes), or Filthy Habits – etc etc.

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