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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2020, 03:19:54 pm »
I have often lamented (to myself mostly, in private usually ha ha) that these Challenge threads are not frequented more than they are.
Jump on in Close! I don't think I've ever heard you do any improvisation before. Would be interesting to hear your offering and approach to playing lead.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2020, 03:31:54 pm »
Well your comment on wearing out my first three frets has done it CT. So here is my 5 note solo (well there are a little more than 5 but I wore out only 2 strings at 3 frets for this one). Solos would sound bland without the cowboy chords by the way :D

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Sounding good, Bala. Well done on getting the ball rolling ...

I have often lamented (to myself mostly, in private usually ha ha) that these Challenge threads are not frequented more than they are.

I enjoyed that flurry towards the end of 2018/early 2019 when we posted up a succession of backing tracks and there was a fair amount of activity with folk having a crack.  And then it came to a natural end.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2020, 03:38:45 pm »
I have to share this offering from a very talented player. Done with four guitar tracks in A minor. Again this is meant to encourage, it certainly inspires me. Great tone, phrasing, layering of sound and then there are the spaces, so much life in the spaces:
Smooth Underground Chill
 

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2020, 03:50:55 pm »
I have to share this offering from a very talented player. Done with four guitar tracks in A minor. Again this is meant to encourage, it certainly inspires me. Great tone, phrasing, layering of sound and then there are the spaces, so much life in the spaces:
Smooth Underground Chill

Being right here at the PC as it arrived I gave it a listen ... the man sure can play.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2020, 04:18:06 pm »
Nice one CT, I’ll have a bash at this tomorrow  ;D
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2020, 06:17:00 pm »
 I had a stab CT, really enjoyed it, I should try this more often, it was groovy.  I just played what came out, which I guess is jamming  :o

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2020, 06:54:05 pm »
CT, I enjoyed myself so much I had a second go  ;D ;D ;D - sorry about the guitar buzz  :(

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2020, 08:01:18 pm »
@ bIrdland - I enjoyed it so much I listened twice :)

@ Bala
Nicely done on a limited budget!
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Jump on in Close! I don't think I've ever heard you do any improvisation before. Would be interesting to hear your offering and approach to playing lead.

Wow - I would have to scrape off a few years worth of rust first I think.
I have got quite a lot of improv vids posted here and on my youtube but they all date back some years now. I've just looked actually - my last improv posted here was over 8 years back. Oh my holy wow.
Having said that, I think they would be much better than anything I could produce this week or any time soon - without some serious practice hours and going back to the drawing board.
My, how time slips and how our skill set dwindles without usage.
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2020, 03:24:19 am »
Good stuff, b1rdland! Two really nice takes. Listened to them at work today. I picked up a hint of spank and twang.

@close, no harm in jamming with an acoustic. Might even be a nice and unexpected twist.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2020, 03:58:44 pm »
Great stuff Steve ... cool vibe and feel plus a great tone ... on both.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2020, 04:33:46 pm »
Minimalism is an interesting approach. Highly touted and promoted by many on this forum, like no where else that I've seen to be honest. With some players it does seem like they are paid $5 per note! There is a lot to be said for economy of well placed notes. If the riff is right it really doesn't matter, it is neither good nor bad based on number. A random set of notes is a random set regardless of the count. Be that as it may, you broke ground and got this challenge off to a great start! 

I still struggle to make seamless solos. A lot times that I did try to be extravagant, I was told by many that I sound better with the minimalistic approach with a lot of spaces. So in a way that’s my comfort zone. But someday I will be extravagant and sound good! 😊

Sounding good, Bala. Well done on getting the ball rolling ...

I enjoyed that flurry towards the end of 2018/early 2019 when we posted up a succession of backing tracks and there was a fair amount of activity with folk having a crack.  And then it came to a natural end.

Thank you David. And good recollection of the flurry at the end of 2018. I kind of miss that. I found improvement in everybody’s sound with each challenge back then.

CT, I enjoyed myself so much I had a second go  ;D ;D ;D - sorry about the guitar buzz  :(

https://soundcloud.com/steve-cardus/underground-vibe2/s-FznUH

Nice one Birdland! I definitely loved the second take (first take was great in itself). Like I’d always say you have a certain Birdland sound that I’d recognize instantly if I listened to your tracks.
@ bIrdland - I enjoyed it so much I listened twice :)

@ Bala
Nicely done on a limited budget!
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Wow - I would have to scrape off a few years worth of rust first I think.
I have got quite a lot of improv vids posted here and on my youtube but they all date back some years now. I've just looked actually - my last improv posted here was over 8 years back. Oh my holy wow.
Having said that, I think they would be much better than anything I could produce this week or any time soon - without some serious practice hours and going back to the drawing board.
My, how time slips and how our skill set dwindles without usage.

Thank you close! Would really love to check out your improvs sometime! But as for now just do it and join the party for the fun of it 😊

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2020, 02:16:13 am »
@Bala, not a thing in the world wrong with what you're doing. I cannot advise on who to listen to and who to ignore. Play what ever you want to play. Have fun and let 'er rip. :)

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2020, 07:11:51 am »
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Thank you close! Would really love to check out your improvs sometime!

well ... you asked https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=25543.0
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2020, 03:54:18 pm »
well ... you asked https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=25543.0

Sounded great, Richard.  I do love watching people improvise.  Thanks for sharing.

Nudge nudge ... hope you record yours Clint, as you've done in the past.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0026 Jam Over Key of A Backing Track
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2020, 12:01:56 am »
Nudge nudge ... hope you record yours Clint, as you've done in the past.
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