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*** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« on: September 08, 2017, 04:26:18 pm »
Hi everybody!

In October and in November / December we have further one-off specials for our monthly competition.


See below ...
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Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 05:15:41 pm »
In October ...


Entries must be a lead guitar solo / improvisation over a JustinGuitar Backing Track

Entries must be no more than two minutes in duration.
Make them shorter if you want. Whatever it takes for you to make your statement. Focus on quality over quantity, expression over duration.

Entries must be played over one of two free-to-download backing tracks from Really Useful Play Along Tracks

Track One

12 Bar Blues in A


Get stuck in to that A minor pentatonic / A Blues Scale bag of licks & tricks.


Track Two

Acoustic Pop in G Major


Here are some handy hints and analysis for the G Major track if you want / need them.

Song structure:

Section A:   G  / / /   Gmaj7 / / /   C / / /     D / / /

Section B:   Em / / /   Bm / / /      D / / /     Am / / /

Section C:   C / / /    C/B / / /     C6/A / / /  C/G  / / /

Time               Section
00:00              two-beat drum intro
00:02              A x2 intro (single strums)
00:25              A x4
01:06              B x4
01:51              A x4
02:33              B x4
03:17              C x4
03:58              B x4
04:43              B x1 outro

For soloing:

G Major throughout - be careful of any 'sour' notes though ...

Or ... for the adventurous ...

Section A - G Major (or G Maj Pentatonic)
Section B - E Aeolian (or E Min Pentatonic)
Section C - C Lydian (or C Maj Pentatonic) - emphasise notes C, D, E, G



REMEMBER :

No more than 2 minutes.




This special edition of the competition starts on the 1st of October and your last day to enter is the 31st.

Good luck!

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Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 05:16:51 pm »
In November / December ...


Entries must be a festive / seasonal / Christmas song

The general competition rules still stand. The recording must be a solo performance although multi-track entries are fine.

NOTE:

The duration and dates are different.
Entries can be submitted from Saturday 18th November and the deadline is Sunday 10th December.

This is to contain it to a time period not so early that we moan and groan at the premature festive melodies (ha ha) and yet not too late that there is no time for listening, commenting, judging and awarding prizes etc before 25th December itself.

NOTE:

The prizes will be different too.

There will be no SKYPE lesson as prize. Instead, Justin will be sending some JustinGuitar Goodies and Vouchers ... hopefully in time to put in your Santa Sack!


Enjoy and good luck!

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Re: Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 06:06:02 pm »
Are we allowed to change the tempo of the backing tracks?
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Re: Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 07:43:42 pm »
Are we allowed to change the tempo of the backing tracks?

There's always one isn't there!!!


You think you've got all bases covered.
All firmed up.
All the ts crossed and the is dotted.
Then along comes Mr Awkward with his 'yeah, but can I do this' desire to bend the rules!


 ;) ;)


Ha ha


Just kidding.


I haven't confirmed but I'm sure that will be fine.

 :)

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Re: Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 08:10:54 pm »
There's always one isn't there!!!
Guilty as charged  ;D
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Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 03:52:54 pm »
get practicing  - it's gonna be good

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Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 10:24:06 am »
Track One

12 Bar Blues in A


Get stuck in to that A minor pentatonic / A Blues Scale bag of licks & tricks.

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Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 11:49:26 am »
G Major track: it seems like it's going to be tough to include Section C, which kicks in at 3:17?
Einstein's theory of relativity might help here


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Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 12:29:09 pm »
Only if you include that section within your 2 mins.

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Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 12:32:53 pm »
@ Omar ???

@ Willsie

Tough = diffficult
or
Tough = duration?

If the latter then you do not have to start at the beginning of the backing track. You can edit the track to include only the section (sections) you want.

Section C is about 21 seconds ... if that is all you want to use then that's fine.

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*** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 12:35:49 pm »
@close2u I meant I'm aiming at October's competition, the 12 bar blues. Sorry for the vague message

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Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 01:28:54 pm »


Tough = diffficult
or
Tough = duration?



Both, for me  :)
I assumed we'd start at the beginning.
Don't know why, but I did, although there is that nice drum intro...which will be lost if Section C is included. Unless pruning is also acceptable?
Although I don't know how to do that, but I guess I could look into it.
I'll work on it.

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Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 02:16:20 pm »
Both, for me  :)
I assumed we'd start at the beginning.
Don't know why, but I did, although there is that nice drum intro...which will be lost if Section C is included. Unless pruning is also acceptable?
Although I don't know how to do that, but I guess I could look into it.
I'll work on it.

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I guess you could view it as a regular song structure where you would normally have lyrics around the solo part. Just pretend the singer does his/her job until you are up.
In this case you are lucky that you can decide without fighting with the rest of the band where and how long the solo you play.
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Re: *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER plus NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ***
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 03:19:23 pm »
@ Omar ... aha, got it  :)




re:

Editing the G Major track to be sub-2 minutes ...
If you select small sections of the track as it stands, in its current running order, you could have, for example ...

Time               Section
00:00              two-beat drum intro
00:02              A x2 intro (single strums)
00:25              A x4
01:06              B x4
01:51              A x4
Total = 1m51s


Time               Section
02:33              B x4
03:17              C x4
Total = 44s


Time               Section
03:17              C x4
03:58              B x4
04:43              B x1 outro
Total = 1m26s


etc etc etc

If you want to cut, dice & splice then you are going to need to use technology / software / editing tools that create clean transitions to suit you and your purposes ... many variations could be used that keep it below 2 minutes.




Hope that helps.




I guess you could view it as a regular song structure where you would normally have lyrics around the solo part. Just pretend the singer does his/her job until you are up.

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