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I went to the back of the book and I saw the chords and started learning them. Then I would get little song books and try to play Rolling Stones songs with the chords I was learning. With each chord I learned, I would also write my own songs. I liked the way this chord fit with that chord, plus I had a sense of rhythm and I enjoyed listening to the chords I was learning, so I just wrote my own songs.
They were just experimental. I was just learning the instrument at the time. Teen Rockers A few friends and I formed a band. We had 10 or 12 songs. Some kid would hold a party in the backyard and invite us over to play. I had a homemade amplifier made from an old stereo with some old speakers and a cheap electric guitar.
At 15 years old, it was pretty hot stuff to be able to play in a band. It lasted around months. I had a friend who lived across the street who was in the band as well and his older brother had turned him on to BB King.
That got me interested in listening to more blues. I tried playing some of his stuff and I had a couple of his licks down and I learned how to move them around in different keys. That was starting to open the door to playing lead guitar. Toby borrowed heavily from Robbie's collection to study from and occasionally scraped together enough cash to buy something by Buddy Guy or the like. Then, Toby stated, "I put up an advertisement that I wanted to play the blues.
I got a response from a guy who was in his mid's His name was Mike Zuklich. He answered the ad and he called me. He had no idea that I was 16 years old. I had no idea he was in his 20's. He invited me over to his house, but I had no way of getting there. He came by and picked me up in his car. I went over there.
He started playing the guitar in a completely different way. Using his bare fingers and thumb, he played acoustic guitar in a country blues style. Like a Big Bill Broonzy style. He also played some David Bromberg. At that point, I was strictly flatpicking with a little fingerpicking.
It was a little pattern that I played, thumb-finger, thumb-finger. That was about it. He was combining a little bit of lead guitar and a little bit of bass — two guitars coming out of one instrument.
I never heard anything like that. At that point I stumbled onto a book that I still own today. It really opened up everything for me. I started learning those songs. I had no idea what a lot of the songs sounded like but I looked at the music and started teaching myself how to play them. Boy, that was it.
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I went out and picked up some Mississippi John Hurt records. That started getting me into acoustic blues even more.
I was still playing a lot of electric. I also played in two different bands. They were out playing in some clubs.
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I got a fake ID so I could get into the clubs. I was playing fairly regularly and was still doing a little bit of finger picking, but still playing a lot of electric. One was a funk band. I was the only white guy in the band. We were doing a lot of Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.Sympathy for the Devil Lesson (Ya Ya's Version, Keith's Part) - Rolling Stones
I was adding a lot of Albert Hammond and B. King licks to the stuff and it worked. I was also in a country-type band. We were doing a lot of Commander Cody. Two or three nights a week. In school, I was asleep a lot of the time, but I did graduate. I said I wanted to hitchhike around the country and play music. He didn't like that answer. He said, 'That's OK for the summer, but then what are you going to do?
He didn't like that answer either, but that's what I wound up doing. I had a couple of hundred dollars saved at that point. The first trip was up to Canada and back.
When I came back, I got picked up by a band about two days later and I went out on the road with them for about three months or so. When I came back, I got a little part-time job in a factory for about a month-and-a-half and made some more money and went hitch-hiking across the country again.
I busked a lot. And I played a lot in bars in the afternoon, for tips. I didn't have a sound system, or anything, but I did know enough to know that, when you go into bars at one o'clock in the afternoon, that's when all the hard-core drinkers are in there.
They have nothing else to do. I went in there and I played guitar for tips. I made enough for about an hour or so, then I went down the block to another bar. Usually in the smaller cities. And then I'd have enough money to last me for four or five days.
I had a sleeping bag and slept a lot of times off the side of the highway, in small wooded areas. People that I would take rides from usually had friends who would put me up.
You meet a lot of people that way.
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When I was in Albuquerque, I almost got arrested for vagrancy, but the police gave me a ride out of town. I would stay a lot of times at missions.
Missions would put you up.
Any good, small city or even a lot of large towns have missions. They were basically for people who were homeless. You had to stay there and eat supper, but first you'd have to listen to a sermon. Then you'd get to sleep there that night You'd get to sleep that night, and the next morning, you'd get to shower and you'd get another sermon while you were eating breakfast.
They'd usually close the place up at 9am, then open it again at about 5pm. There was this underground network around all these missions.
The people who stayed there knew about other missions and people that travelled a lot would tell you about missions in other cities. Other places you could stay were youth hostels. I remember in Albuquerque, one time, selling blood. A lot of the people that stayed at these missions knew about the local blood banks! You could do a little bit of that going around the country.
I met a whole lot of people by camping with people who enjoyed that. That's kind of how I made my way across the country. I remember one trip, I needed to get back in a hurry. You could go to any college, and they had ride-aways -- cars that needed to be driven across the country. They would post these on bulletin boards. You can always go to any college or university and find ride-aways and you can transport a car, and they would pay you for the gas.
Over a period of about two years, I had criss-crossed the country three times. Two big influences back then were Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.
I had taken it to heart what they were doing. Woody did it, I think, pretty much out of necessity, like a lot of the people in the 30's. Pete had a book out called The Unlimited Folksinger. In one of the chapters, he wrote, 'What are you doing this summer?
Why don't you travel around the country? I thought, 'OK, That sounds good to me' Also, during that period, I was with two bands, and I travelled on the road with those two bands. So, for two years, I didn't have a mailing address. After the two years, I came back to Long Island and got a job working at a friend's store. I lived in the back of the store. I was also doing some volunteer work for the community, teaching the guitar. Then I got a job teaching guitar at a music store. I played guitar at a lot of these 'wine and cheese' cafes.
This was in the mid-to-late 70's. A lot of people would come with their dates, drink wine, eat cheese and fruit, and there'd always be somebody in the background playing guitar.
That was me, for a while. Having said all this I think all Devil music and rap is basically spiritual evil without quibbling about exact musical style - we have enough evidence of evil in our society and need a Christian musical influence as in our "Manchester Passion" event on Good Friday. It's particularly briliant in this piece of music, because the long slow start to Sabbath is followed by an extremely fast second part and what a contrast! If you've never listened to it, try it, but give it a chance In modern terms this a major 3rd against an 4th.
They certainly discouraged this! The "Sound of Music" gets it almost right, but the mediaeval scale "ut" re, mi, fa, so, la no seventh and this sacle explains our word "Gammut", from the Gamma lowest note you could sing to the "ut", the highest ie - the whole lot.
False Music "musica ficta" is nothing to do with the augmented 4th - it is a mediaeval way of describing what we would call "accidentals" that were so obvious to contemporaries, it was a waste of time marking them Result - much mediaeval English music is not performed as it was intended when put into musical notation that people understand today!
Mark, London Music has a powerful subconscious effect, and certain notes can invoke certain internal reactions within the listener they may not be aware of. I wonder how many other 'Devil's Internals' there are, and what effects they have. Elaine O'Neill, Surrey, England I'm glad Mr Pryer took care to point out that the interval has nothing to do with Satan, I was beginning to worry that watching the Simpsons may lead to visitor calling from the Underworld.
Andy, Southampton, England Never mind the tritone, some music scholars even thought the major scale was the devils work!
Belive it or not, but the notes behind such diabolic tunes as 'doh a deer' and 'row row row your boat' was once considered satanic. Aparrently it made you want to do naughty things, and so was dubbed 'the lustful scale'.
It kind of reminds me of how ragtime and jazz were viewed not so long ago Shane, London How apt that you asked for "Professor Deathridge" to comment.
John Turner, Oxford, UK It can also sound very sweet and distinctly non-evil when used in a lydian scale. Worth a listen, purposely used as music for the Black Mass sections. Anyone who says Heavy Metal is devil worship really doesn't know what they are talking about. At worst, it's hard, heavy and fast. In it's purest form it demands the highest skill from guitarists and is therefore a natural progression for a lot of budding musicisns.
They will know them all. Doug, Ayr The tritone is a great musical motif and can work brilliantly, but when I was taking my music O level 30 years ago we were banned from using it because it was 'wrong'.
I never did understand why something in music could be wrong, but obviously we were just being passed the same instructions as everyone else had. Long live rock and roll for freeing us from such daft rules lee, london It seems much more likely that the use of the tritone in Heavy Rock comes from it's origins in blues music.
The ubiquitous blues scale derives much of its tonal character from the tritone at its center. Noel, Nottingham Tritones don't have to sound evil or demonic. When used in jazz they can sound very beautiful. For example the standard and sometimes boring II-V-I cadence G7 - C7 - F gets transformed into something wonderful if the C7 chord is replaced with a chord based on its Tritone - such as F Ask any jazz pianist for an aural demonstration and you'll see what I mean.
It's incredible how much history can be behind any song, even heavy metal ones. I'm sure musicians like me will enjoy this film. Maria Valencia, Liverpool, UK I don't think most people believe that the best tunes are the Devil's, the best music has always belonged to God.
It'll be forever playing second fiddle to Worship music. The whole basis of modern popular music has been built up from church hymns, Music was made for worshipping God and I feel the only proper way to experience music to the full is to be singing God's praises.
Peter Dobson, Earls Barton The "death metal scale" is something I've been analysing in heavy metal music, similar to this concept of the "devil's interval". It involves particular movements of powerchords built around what is now known as the Spanish scale.
There's an audio example on http: It has an important place in the musical Lydian and Lydian Dominant modes scales and contributes to the modes ethereal qualities.
Similarly, the tritone's place in Blues helps convey emotion as a melody note or in a Guitar solo. The flattened-second interval, however, is evil incarnate! Jonathan S, Edinburgh, Scotland Interesting! I had no idea one of my favourite sounds in music is 'devilish'.
It makes it seem all the more sinister listening to heavy metal music. But if the best music is in hell, that's where I want to go.