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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2018, 12:34:48 pm »
Rain??? We had 7 inches last night in 4 1/2 hours. Not good for sitting in the garden. The leading edge of that hurricane that hit Florida went dead overtop of us. It was a loud night. And I’m in Maryland.

Thanks for the comments on my attempt. I really don’t know where it came from, but it was fun.

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Oh we had thunderstorms here and winds about 60mph. I’m in Alabama.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2018, 12:48:57 pm »
Thanks Bala, appreciate the listen, positive feedback and encouragement to push on. 

Hammer-on, pull-off, slides, bends, vibrato ... all in my dreams of being able to play electric blues lead, Neil Young extended rambling solos and while exposing the extent of my ambition  ;D, the slide is sitting in my drawer to play acoustic country-blues on my resonator in open tunings.  Just all in time as I continue to learn :)

Now, a question ... what do you mean by "melodic transitions"?

I can say on this I ventured forth a little more bravely and wandered up play with the notes in a little box between frets 10-12 on strings 1-3, using a walk balk back down from there to the comfort of minor pentatonic position 1 in the turnaround.  Is that what you mean ... playing notes from other places on the fretboard?

And the hammer-on was probably just the pick being slow to the party, especially if followed by the note being repeated ... I'll say my subconscious took over and meant it to be a hammer-on :)


Ah I’ll start with melodic transitions. What I meant by that is when you move from note to note, if you picked a note and then moved to the next note and picked that, it’s going to sound like two individual notes. But say you hammered on to the next note or slid to it. It’s going to have that quick extra note that creates a musical effect. Doing it every now and then will make it sound less like playing scales. I tend to do that myself.
Your box movement is called a melodic pattern I think by Justin. That’s again a good thing to try as it lets you know relationships between notes at different places in the scale.
Since you subconsciously did the hammer on and slide, why not practice them to make it conscious? :) it’s all fun in the end

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2018, 01:20:01 pm »
I am sorry I haven't got the time to listen to everyone's take. I'll do so the soonest possible.

Here's a take on the fly, I hope you enjoy it.

https://soundcloud.com/omarmt/wj3-bm

I did indeed, Omar. 

Two things struck me in particular.  Firstly, you played your first notes before the first backing track chord, creative idea.  Secondly, that little passage where you played some really, really short notes, which sounded pretty good.  Overall good feel and tone.

From a production perspective, it sounded to me like you were playing under the backing track rather than over it, so maybe might benefit by raising the level on your solo a little.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2018, 03:11:33 pm »
@Omar, dude! That sounded great. Might be one of your best efforts. The first thing that jumped out at me was that you gave it some space to breathe. And then I felt you stretching musically with nice and timely vibrato, bends, and 16th note playing. I can't speak to mixes and such, I use headphones and if I can hear everything, it's all good. It was all good to me. Rock on Brotha!

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2018, 03:27:05 pm »
My wife thought the low growl was me trying to sing.
Personally, I'd take that as a compliment :D

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2018, 09:01:30 pm »
I am sorry I haven't got the time to listen to everyone's take. I'll do so the soonest possible.

Here's a take on the fly, I hope you enjoy it.

https://soundcloud.com/omarmt/wj3-bm

Enjoyable improv there Omar! Thank you. How did you do that bit at 1:45?

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2018, 10:13:33 pm »
@oldhead49 unique and unexpected take. I’m not an expert when it comes to effects; was that phraser? Very inspiring improv, thank you for sharing it :)

@CT I listened to it while I was having my coffee in my little garden. You were able to reflect the atmosphere into music. Great job Clint :)

@Balamuthiah As I said before, it felt like BB’s the Thrill is Gone, you’ve nailed it in the intro. Using the wah was an nice addition. Well done :)

@DavidP great job my friend! Keeping up with the beat, rhythm and changes is 90% of the improv. Next time, try adding some hammers-on, bends, vibrato and slides, best way to nail them is practicing them while improving. I don’t remember I assigned time to practice techniques only. Keep it up David :)

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #57 on: October 13, 2018, 10:21:10 pm »
@DavdP @CT @Balamuthiah thank you so much for listening and your kind words. It looks like I Excel when I’m under pressure lol. My licks library is poor, in fact, it’s empty. I even have forgotten the ones I learned from J’s pentatonic.

David, mixing is a new area I have to explore. My knowledge is limited to adjusting volume and panning ;D I Rally can’t dedicate time to watching videos and start a new adventure. Eventually, I’ll have to learn it.

@Balamuthiah I just kept on strumming the same note/string up and down rapidly.

Thank you so much my friend :)

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #58 on: September 06, 2021, 07:51:26 pm »
Another Improv. The backing track was a bit busy for me TBH, I had a stab though and there's a couple of bits I like. Timing is a touch off here and there. https://soundcloud.com/steve-cardus/improv-2
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #59 on: September 07, 2021, 01:55:49 am »
Another Improv. The backing track was a bit busy for me TBH, I had a stab though and there's a couple of bits I like. Timing is a touch off here and there. https://soundcloud.com/steve-cardus/improv-2

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #60 on: September 07, 2021, 06:02:00 am »
Love your tone, the way you phrase, and those bendy-sounding, double-stops (I think) that you throw in every now and then, Steve. So good to be listening to you play again.
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #61 on: September 07, 2021, 10:32:01 am »
Very nice Steve, keep them coming 👍👍👍

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2021, 11:34:46 am »
Mrs Bat,  DP, Darrell, thanks you’re all very kind  ;D
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0008 - Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm
« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2021, 12:49:02 am »
Mrs Bat,  DP, Darrell, thanks you’re all very kind  ;D

.... and you're very talented  :)
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