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Offline embishop

002 2018 Hallelujah
« on: April 04, 2018, 02:22:31 pm »

I was inspired to learn this by bickb, his playing of this version was simply amazing. I don't quite make it to amazing lol, and I didn't even manage the 'vision' I had for the song, which was V2 adding a harmony line and V3 adding a second harmony line, but time has run out since I'll soon be offline and without my guitar for a few weeks. There's lots I could say about the imperfections, but I'll just leave it at what it is for now. I hope to be back practicing soon to keep working towards the 'vision'.

https://soundcloud.com/user-515453056/hallelujah/s-pDrVi

Keep playing!

Mari
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Offline DarrellW

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 02:58:01 pm »
Sounds good to me! Don’t knock yourself, ok more layers would make it better but you’ve definitely got the essence of it, well done!
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Offline DavidP

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Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 05:06:05 pm »
Mary,

Congrats on what you have accomplished here so far.  Guitar sounds pretty good and you have the feel of the song.  Sounding pretty amazing to me, even if not as clean and polished as you desire.

I enjoyed the percussion that came in, particularly in the final verse and chorus. 

Keep plugging away and I know you will reach the performance level you are desiring in due course.


Offline Bytron08

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 05:17:27 pm »
Very Nice i couldnt do that. Did you fingerpick that? If so very good!

Offline embishop

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 02:05:43 am »
Sounds good to me! Don’t knock yourself, ok more layers would make it better but you’ve definitely got the essence of it, well done!

Thanks Darrell, and you're right, I do tend to be pretty hard on myself! Gotta let go of that a little bit ...


Mary,

Congrats on what you have accomplished here so far.  Guitar sounds pretty good and you have the feel of the song.  Sounding pretty amazing to me, even if not as clean and polished as you desire.

I enjoyed the percussion that came in, particularly in the final verse and chorus. 

Keep plugging away and I know you will reach the performance level you are desiring in due course.

Thanks David. The percussion was an afterthought when I couldn't get any harmony lines to work for me but I still wanted to build on the verses a bit. I'm used to playing to a metronome or drum track but this was much different, even though a simpler beat, because I added it after the guitar. Maybe if I do all of the verses in the song and keep adding one drum per verse I'll have a full blown percussion sound going - and then some!!


Very Nice i couldnt do that. Did you fingerpick that? If so very good!

Thanks Byron, yes I am fingerpicking the song. It's the first one I've tried with the melody and not just the chords, so now of course it's opened up a whole new array of songs I'd like to learn!
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Offline batwoman

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 04:53:55 am »
Good work Mari, perhaps better than you give yourself credit for. We are always a work in progress, both as musicians and people, you demonstrate all of that.

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Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 07:41:37 am »
Very good mari. I agree that everything is work in progress but this is very good don't beat yourself up. I'd love to hear version 2 of this.  It's a really lovely arrangement. I missed bickb's I'll have to go and find that.

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Online redrhodie

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 12:24:30 pm »
Sounds good, Mari. Nice finger picking! I can't pick out some melody like that. Jealous.

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Offline MrBumble

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 05:46:04 pm »
I missed this when you posted it.

I like it, a good simple treatment, and I especially like the percussive effect.

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Offline oldhead49

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 07:02:21 pm »
Awesome, Mari. Sounding really good and you are stretching your wings - so fun to hear and see. 


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Offline pkboo3

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 03:05:50 am »
Pulling out the melody within the chords. That is very nice. Hope to get to that point some day. Lovely.


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Offline kontenda

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 12:11:58 pm »
Really well played embishop - sounded very intricate.  I'm a big fan of pairing a song down to just the acoustic guitar - so for me I didn't think the drums were necessary - the guitar playing was lovely and that was what I wanted to hear.
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Offline phx1973

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2018, 09:48:49 pm »
excellent job. I like the drum track, even if you would have preferred more layers.
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Offline john256

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 11:24:11 am »
It's a nice piece of fingerstyle; where did you get the arrangement?

I like the idea of adding a simple drum-track but the timing's a bit loose so on balance I'd rather listen without it and focus on the pretty guitar did you do this in one take or add the drums after/before?

One other minor nit-pick, there's quite a lot of noise as I can mentally see you trying to change the shapes fast enough - even though you're playing is pretty much bang on they make it feel a bit panicked. I've no idea how you minimise this though, if it's technique or the guitar or the recording.

Good job :)

Offline Barend

Re: 002 2018 Hallelujah
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2018, 09:41:32 pm »
This is lovely Mari. I really want to be able to create these lovely sounds myself one day. Good going!

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