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Friday, December 25th, 2015

‪#‎τζουράς‬

NJ Transit (Mountain Station)

#初心 #tzouras #tsouras #τζουράς #beginnersmind #ballad #mtnsta #mountainstation Another original!

Posted by Jeremy Osner on viernes, 25 de diciembre de 2015

posted evening of December 25th, 2015: 1 response
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Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Variations on a theme

"To be honest, I can't think of any other nursery rhymes or children's stories as starkly Sisyphian as Itsy Bitsy Spider."
-- Tim S.
We must imagine the Itsy-bitsy Spider happy.
"The Little Engine that Thought It Could": an eternally optimistic Sysiphus variation.

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Electric Ragtime

  1. Drinkin Wine
    (Stick McGhee)
  2. Lonesome Nickel
    (Jeremy Osner)
  3. The Hoochie Koochie Man
    (Willie Dixon)
  4. Desolation Row
    (Bob Dylan)
  5. One Toke Over the Line
    (Brewer & Shipley)
  6. They're Red Hot!
    (Robert Johnson)
(here's the link to Hobo Nickel ! :))

posted morning of August 19th, 2015: 1 response

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Electric ragtime playlist

Check it out. Here are a couple of recordings I've done in the past few weeks, 3 songs and a couple of Hobo Nickel plugs -- Electric Ragtime!

Syncopations are no indication of light or trashy music, and to shy bricks at "hateful ragtime" no longer passes for musical culture. To assist amateurs in in giving the "Joplin Rags" that weird and intoxicating effect intended by the composer is the object of this work.

Scott Joplin
School of Ragtime, 1908

posted morning of August 9th, 2015: 1 response
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Friday, August 7th, 2015

It's a record!

So I've been mentioning it for a while now... At last Hobo Nickel is a physical object! Check it out:

Hobo Nickel by The Modesto Kid can be got from CDBaby! Getting good feedback so far locally. I'm sending out a couple of review copies, ever hopeful... :)

posted evening of August 7th, 2015: 1 response

Sunday, August second, 2015

Electric Ragtime Playlist

posted morning of August second, 2015: 3 responses
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Play slowly til you catch the swing

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

outside

outside
the repetitive nonverbal dialogue of crickets and birds. Pradeep pradeep!
--sh!--sh!--sh!--sh!--sh!--sh!!

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Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Finger picking with your wrist

It is a mistake when finger picking to hold your right wrist in place relative to the strings. When you do that -- I have even gone as far as to hold my forearm against the face of the guitar to anchor my wrist -- all of the force for your fingers and thumb striking the strings will come from the muscles of your palm and fingers. If instead you incorporate motion of your wrist and forearm, you will bring the muscles of your arm into play -- and simultaneously bring into play the mass of your hand and wrist, increasing the momentum of the picking digit. All this translates into speed and power. The trade-off at first is your playing can get sloppy, you will need time to adjust and relearn the muscle memory of the strings' positions. But that does come with time.

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Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Dancing Barefoot (solo)

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