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Jethro Tull Live at the Capital Centre 1977, Martin Barre w/ 1959 Les Paul Standard

123sg

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Yeah that was a great post I had to go back and watch it again sometime do they teach you classical guitar in kindergarten in England I noticed most Britt guitarist seem to be well-versed on classical phrasings mixed in with African American blues riffs
Yeah still obsessing about that post watch some interviews Ian Anderson , Martin bar BARR, Really inspiring learning classical riffs With 12 bar blues just expanded my playingAfter 40+ years of playing playing I just might have a go at it, as you BRITs would say have a great day
 

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Yeah still obsessing about that post watch some interviews Ian Anderson , Martin bar BARR, Really inspiring learning classical riffs With 12 bar blues just expanded my playingAfter 40+ years of playing playing I just might have a go at it, as you BRITs would say have a great day
 

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Also Martin Barr So as he doesn’t use a lot of peddles Basically none, always inspiring when I hear guitars that don’t use a lot of pedals.Straight amp amp little reverb straight Outta Chicago west side blues
 

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Also Martin Barr So as he doesn’t use a lot of peddles Basically none, always inspiring when I hear guitars that don’t use a lot of pedals.Straight amp amp little reverb straight Outta Chicago west side blues
 

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Returning to the subject line regarding Martin Barre's '59 Les Paul. Does anyone know the fate of this particular '59 Les Paul? Did he keep it, and only use in the studio? Or did he part with it.

I recall shortly after 1977, Martin started playing, in concert, a greenish, flame-top Hamer double-cutaway solid body. Then eventually in the '80s. he moved on to Fender Stratocasters w/ humbucking pickups. And about that time, he started using Soldano amps in concert. All great stuff. Can't argue with success. But man, what a player he was! Here's to Martin Barre! (y):cool:
 

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Returning to the subject line regarding Martin Barre's '59 Les Paul. Does anyone know the fate of this particular '59 Les Paul? Did he keep it, and only use in the studio? Or did he part with it.

I recall shortly after 1977, Martin started playing, in concert, a greenish, flame-top Hamer double-cutaway solid body. Then eventually in the '80s. he moved on to Fender Stratocasters w/ humbucking pickups. And about that time, he started using Soldano amps in concert. All great stuff. Can't argue with success. But man, what a player he was! Here's to Martin Barre! (y):cool:
Yeah thanks for the info got to study another guitarist this weekend last interview I saw online he was playing a Paul Reed Smith, seems to be A collector my guess would be he would still have it $$$Thanks again
 

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Yeah thanks for the info got to study another guitarist this weekend last interview I saw online he was playing a Paul Reed Smith, seems to be A collector my guess would be he would still have it $$$Thanks again
 

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My second concert was at the Cap Centre around 1976, The Allman Brothers. Do you know if they recorded what appeared on the big video screen? Would these videos be available somewhere? Chicago released a live album of their Cap Centre show with The Beach Boys a few years ago from around this same time frame.
 

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I am looking at 123sg's post as a throw-down. I am going to work on some Tull/Barre chops. I listened to BO last night during a long car drive and the whole thing is so tight it is almost unimaginable. Conundrum is like a rock and roll orchestra. It took incredible imagination and craftsmanship to put that together keeping in mind the technology of the day- including the recording gear. I do hear a chorus/phaser at some point- definitely a wah, reverb and prolly an overdrive. Barre gets some real crunch at some points.
Easy to be dismissive about them as they never got the respect of a LZ, Rush or Yes- but the discipline, interplay and subtlety is way ahead of its time.
 

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I am looking at 123sg's post as a throw-down. I am going to work on some Tull/Barre chops. I listened to BO last night during a long car drive and the whole thing is so tight it is almost unimaginable. Conundrum is like a rock and roll orchestra. It took incredible imagination and craftsmanship to put that together keeping in mind the technology of the day- including the recording gear. I do hear a chorus/phaser at some point- definitely a wah, reverb and prolly an overdrive. Barre gets some real crunch at some points.
Easy to be dismissive about them as they never got the respect of a LZ, Rush or Yes- but the discipline, interplay and subtlety is way ahead of its time.
What’s a throwdown?
 

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Don’t believe I said anything offensive towards the post or Martin Otherwise it was quite the opposite I concur there is some tight music Check out Jethro Tull at Royal Albert Hall 1969 Straight guitar out of the amp like the guitarist from MC5 peace bro
 

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Don’t believe I said anything offensive towards the post or Martin Otherwise it was quite the opposite I concur there is some tight music Check out Jethro Tull at Royal Albert Hall 1969 Straight guitar out of the amp like the guitarist from MC5 peace bro
 

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I think it was the bass player but could be the comedy man mentioned above, anyway, whoever it was seemed to be having the best night they have ever had in their lives. If you watch it you will understand what I mean straightaway.
 

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Don’t believe I said anything offensive towards the post or Martin Otherwise it was quite the opposite I concur there is some tight music Check out Jethro Tull at Royal Albert Hall 1969 Straight guitar out of the amp like the guitarist from MC5 peace bro
Sorry- I was saying a challenge to me to improve my playing and research his style. Nothing offensive taken.
 

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When I listen to Tull, I am aware that many of Jethro Tull songs and recordings incorporate unusual time-signatures and key changes within a particular number. They don't seem to heavily rely on the the standard 4/4 or half-time, like many rock bands of the period. So to play like Martin Barre, you have to move away from the standard 4/4 and reach out to the unusual time signatures. In a way it's somewhat related to Jazz music with intricate and difficult passages being the norm.
 

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Thanks corpse, that was my first impression anywaysJust got my 72 Les Paul back custom, after a re-fretMaybe studying some Mick Ronson This weekend
 
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