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Title: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 10, 2018, 07:45:32 pm
Here's a Beatles tune from their recording studio years that can be done as a live performance and it's not too bad ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqPIyiIr5iM&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: DanniTSI3 on November 10, 2018, 11:05:15 pm
Fantastic! I had a go at this song the other day too! Still a bit advanced for me. Could get the verse but not the second bit. Might need tips from you later on

Well done mate, keep rocking!

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Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 10, 2018, 11:19:21 pm
Fantastic! I had a go at this song the other day too! Still a bit advanced for me. Could get the verse but not the second bit. Might need tips from you later on

Well done mate, keep rocking!

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Haha thank you for the listen and comments Danni! Sure let me know what you’re struggling with and I’ll try to help with the best of my ability :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: pkboo3 on November 11, 2018, 01:26:15 am
I think you did really well on this. That part where you did the solo strumming was unique. I listened to the original also to see how it compared, especially on that part. Pretty neat. Good job!


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Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 11, 2018, 01:30:57 am
I think you did really well on this. That part where you did the solo strumming was unique. I listened to the original also to see how it compared, especially on that part. Pretty neat. Good job!


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Thank you Pam. That section can be extremely monotonous and boring so I tend to use some dynamics by increasing the volume of my strums there. The original sections are 20 bars and 24 bars long after all 😁
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: DavidP on November 11, 2018, 05:02:15 am
Excellent Bala ... you've got the vibe and feel of that one down good ... you must be the 6th Beatle :)  Especially good job on the vocal.  All the work you've done learning to sing really pays huge dividends.
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: close2u on November 11, 2018, 11:56:22 am
Nice one Bala … :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 11, 2018, 11:57:42 am
Excellent Bala ... you've got the vibe and feel of that one down good ... you must be the 6th Beatle :)  Especially good job on the vocal.  All the work you've done learning to sing really pays huge dividends.

Thank you David! The 6th Beatle comment made my day ;) On another note I have found a few places here for open mics but they’re mostly on weekdays. I need to come up with a plan! :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 11, 2018, 12:03:14 pm
Nice one Bala … :)

Thank you close :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Sweed77 on November 11, 2018, 01:37:27 pm
Nice  :)  You've got the vibe on the guitar and great vocal to go with it. 
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 11, 2018, 01:38:34 pm
Nice  :)  You've got the vibe on the guitar and great vocal to go with it.

Thank you for the kind words Sweed :) glad you liked it!
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: DavidP on November 11, 2018, 01:46:37 pm
Thank you David! The 6th Beatle comment made my day ;) On another note I have found a few places here for open mics but they’re mostly on weekdays. I need to come up with a plan! :)

Good luck with getting to that open mic, Bala !!
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: hilts17 on November 11, 2018, 02:48:21 pm
Very nice Bala! Thoroughly enjoyed this. It inspired me to have a go at it too as it's one of my favourite Beatles songs. This one will take a lot of practise. :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 11, 2018, 02:58:50 pm
Very nice Bala! Thoroughly enjoyed this. It inspired me to have a go at it too as it's one of my favourite Beatles songs. This one will take a lot of practise. :)

Thank you Hilts! You should definitely give it a go! It's my most favorite Beatles song. The tough part is it's a very long song with different sections. So keeping concentration is pretty tough! Looking forward to hear your version :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: b1rdland on November 11, 2018, 03:00:52 pm
Nice one Bala! Sounds like you've been practicing your posh Scouse accent  ;) Another really great performance.  I'm actually having a Beatles flavoured day today as I just took delivery of a the remixed "White Album" - the demos a fascinating.
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: CT on November 11, 2018, 05:45:29 pm
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Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 11, 2018, 05:58:51 pm
Nice one Bala! Sounds like you've been practicing your posh Scouse accent  ;) Another really great performance.  I'm actually having a Beatles flavoured day today as I just took delivery of a the remixed "White Album" - the demos a fascinating.

Thank you Birdland! :D After a million hours of Beatle documentaries, interviews, songs and everything else Beatles, the one thing I don’t think I’ve picked up right is the posh Scouse accent! :D but I’ll work on it ;)
I need to check it out. I’ve always loved the Beatle demos! :)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/5xtDarqu49UD8a85mJG/giphy.gif)

Haha good one CT! Thank you :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: willsie01 on November 11, 2018, 07:27:48 pm
Thank you Birdland! :D After a million hours of Beatle documentaries, interviews, songs and everything else Beatles, the one thing I don’t think I’ve picked up right is the posh Scouse accent! :D but I’ll work on it ;)
I need to check it out. I’ve always loved the Beatle demos! :)

Haha good one CT! Thank you :)
Good work mate. I’ve been having a go at this on and off in my acoustic. If I get it in as good a shape as you have I’ll be pleased. You’ve really picked up on the Beatles vibe.


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Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 11, 2018, 09:59:14 pm
Good work mate. I’ve been having a go at this on and off in my acoustic. If I get it in as good a shape as you have I’ll be pleased. You’ve really picked up on the Beatles vibe.


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I usually play this on an acoustic too but somehow a clean electric sound was what I opted and it was fun to play it that way :) Thank you for the listen and comments Willsie! :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: LBro on November 12, 2018, 06:28:41 am
Nice job Balla...

Liked this one and the vocals as I am a big Beatles fan.

Hey a tip for you. At the end your strumming hand was hitting the mic cord. A possible better way to set up your mic would be to invert it 180d and have it pointing down. You can have it at the same exact spot as that seems to work, but this way the mic cable would a long ways from your strumming hand.

Rock on,
LB
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: max_mue on November 12, 2018, 10:46:45 am
Hey Bala, I have to echo what all of the others have said. Great job, well done :)
Hope you figure it out to play at an open mic :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 12, 2018, 12:49:09 pm
Nice job Balla...

Liked this one and the vocals as I am a big Beatles fan.

Hey a tip for you. At the end your strumming hand was hitting the mic cord. A possible better way to set up your mic would be to invert it 180d and have it pointing down. You can have it at the same exact spot as that seems to work, but this way the mic cable would a long ways from your strumming hand.

Rock on,
LB

Thank you LBro! :) Didn’t know you are a Beatles fan :O
I see what you’re saying. It happens during my exaggerated strumming towards the end. I was trying to experiment with my mic setup and had it a little too close. I’ll definit work on it :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 12, 2018, 12:50:57 pm
Hey Bala, I have to echo what all of the others have said. Great job, well done :)
Hope you figure it out to play at an open mic :)

Thank you Max! Appreciate your comments and the open mic is definitely on! Just need to make sure I get off work on time :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: DarrellW on November 12, 2018, 12:57:50 pm
You made a really great job of that, good vibes for a great performance!
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 12, 2018, 01:00:50 pm
You made a really great job of that, good vibes for a great performance!

Thank you Darrell! Been getting a lot of good vibes from you lately. I must be doing something right ;)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: DarrellW on November 12, 2018, 01:06:42 pm
Thank you Darrell! Been getting a lot of good vibes from you lately. I must be doing something right ;)
Your performance has deserved it, so why not!
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 12, 2018, 01:09:25 pm
Your performance has deserved it, so why not!

Haha thank you Darrell :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: embishop on November 13, 2018, 12:34:38 am
Great song and great playing and great vocals! I really enjoyed this one.
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 13, 2018, 01:08:26 am
Great song and great playing and great vocals! I really enjoyed this one.

Thank you Mari! :) I simply love this song wish I could’ve have done better with Paul’s section
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: brianlarsen on November 13, 2018, 11:33:05 am
Top notch, Bala!

This is a really complicated piece, which you have captured the essence of with just your guitar and voice  8)

Forget the vibes- you win a prize for this!

The prize is free bed & breakfast in our Merseyside Airbnb, with a personal tour of Liverpool, including Strawberry fields, Penny Lane and the houses the fab four grew up in.

Hell, I'll even throw in a pint in the Cavern!

Let me know when you're coming  ;)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 13, 2018, 12:15:57 pm
Top notch, Bala!

This is a really complicated piece, which you have captured the essence of with just your guitar and voice  8)

Forget the vibes- you win a prize for this!

The prize is free bed & breakfast in our Merseyside Airbnb, with a personal tour of Liverpool, including Strawberry fields, Penny Lane and the houses the fab four grew up in.

Hell, I'll even throw in a pint in the Cavern!

Let me know when you're coming  ;)

Wow Brian that prize got me out of sleep! :O I’d die in peace just for the idea of that prize thrown out to me! As a matter of fact I was only there last year. Unfortunately, my stay was short in Liverpool since it was a long drive from Soton where my sister graduated. I did a half day tour which started with the new Beatles’ statue on the pier, followed by the museum nearby and then we walked around some of the important buildings in Liverpool and finishing up in the cavern and since I was very interested in the Beatles the guide took me to a bar where the Beatles used to hang out all the time.
But the extended tour that you proposed! Wow I’d definitely die a happy man! However I really don’t know when I’d go back there. Probably going to be years before that happens :) but I’ll definitely let you know. Forget the prize I’d stick for a few jams, a few pints at the cavern and we could just go around Liverpool together as mates. How’s that? ;)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: brianlarsen on November 13, 2018, 12:44:39 pm
I really don’t know when I’d go back there. Probably going to be years before that happens :) but I’ll definitely let you know. Forget the prize I’d stick for a few jams, a few pints at the cavern and we could just go around Liverpool together as mates. How’s that? ;)

Sounds like a plan ;D

I'm glad you got the whole Beatles experience.
Don't worry, it's an open-ended prize  ;) I reckon I'm here for the long haul.
Anyway, a couple of years will give me time to learn a bit of guitar and some fab four tunes.

Do you believe in Karma?
Look what a friend lent (me &) my son on Sunday:

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipM2EKYEqlDDY79a-mkCl7rpZp9crNd43FvZBo_c
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 13, 2018, 12:53:02 pm
Sounds like a plan ;D

I'm glad you got the whole Beatles experience.
Don't worry, it's an open-ended prize  ;) I reckon I'm here for the long haul.
Anyway, a couple of years will give me time to learn a bit of guitar and some fab four tunes.

Do you believe in Karma?
Look what a friend lent (me &) my son on Sunday:

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipM2EKYEqlDDY79a-mkCl7rpZp9crNd43FvZBo_c

Well I still have a lot of things I wanna see like Strawberry fields, Penny lane, the homes of the Beatles, Eleanor Rigby’s tombstone etc.! And I’m sure you’d learn tons of the fab four’s work! Also I do believe in Karma however I’m unable to see the picture you shared due to an error 404 :( I’m curious though!
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: brianlarsen on November 13, 2018, 01:43:50 pm
I’m curious though!

A good friend lent my son this, half an hour before I watched your video  ;)

(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46218649_10217722833406706_1490746203132919808_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-1.fna&oh=1ebe02fb7f5882fd0a4796dc1128273c&oe=5C811F50)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 13, 2018, 02:14:28 pm
A good friend lent my son this, half an hour before I watched your video  ;)

(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46218649_10217722833406706_1490746203132919808_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-1.fna&oh=1ebe02fb7f5882fd0a4796dc1128273c&oe=5C811F50)


Wow Brian! That's unbelievable! :O It's an amazing guitar for being so inexpensive. Take good care of it! :)
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: digger72 on November 20, 2018, 03:15:05 pm
Hi Bala,

One of my top 5 Beatles songs.
Thought you did a grand job.
I remember having a crack at it many moons ago myself; not sure I carried it off quite so well.

Why not go for a full on production with some overdubs for the orchestral parts?

Nice one.

Digger
Title: Re: A day in the life (Cover)
Post by: Balamuthiah on November 20, 2018, 03:54:01 pm
Hi Bala,

One of my top 5 Beatles songs.
Thought you did a grand job.
I remember having a crack at it many moons ago myself; not sure I carried it off quite so well.

Why not go for a full on production with some overdubs for the orchestral parts?

Nice one.

Digger

Thank you Digger. It’s my favorite Beatles song. I am thinking about doing a full on production but I’m not sure if I can pull it off really. One of these days I’ll give it a shot :) thank you for the listen and comments.