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Emir Hot
Hi

Last month we did really good with some neoclassical backing and you learned some new scales. In this one I hope you won't find anything unfamiliar. This is about pentatonics and a couple of different common modes. Actually, Monte asked for Satriani type of backing and I promissed I would do it.

The chord progression is very simple:

A5 - A pentatonic of your choice
E5 - E minor pentatonic

these 2 chords are repeated 4 times (16 bars)

then you have
C5 (2 bars) - Lydian
D5 (2 bars) - Mixolydian

And again:
A5 - A pentatonic of your choice
E5 - E minor pentatonic

these 2 chords are repeated 2 times (8 bars)

Tempo is 180.

Your tonal key center is E (minor) and this E5 chord is your resolution in the melody. You can think of it as G major as that's the paralel scale/chord to the E minor. Therefore your C chord will be Lydian and D will be Mixolydian. Please use these 2 chords for these modes, do not stay in pentatonic here. I said that A can be pentatonic of your choice. If you start with A minor pentatonic then go on with that choice on every A5 chord. You can chose to do A dominant pentatonic (1, 2, 3, 5, b7) - something like mixolydian. If you go for this option then please keep it until the end whenever you have that A5. In this case your A5 will sound more (major). You can also use some blues b5 passing notes if you find it interesting. Notice that I resolve on E major riff when I land on the E5 but you can still play E minor pentatonic and it will work. That way you'll sound more in Satriani style smile.gif

I called this collaboration "Satriani style" because the backing reminds of his old known fast grooves like Surfing With The Alien or Crushing Day. But you don't need to play in Satriani style. Play whatever you want just make some nice melody and involve some cool rock licks. There is plenty of space for playing pretty much anything from tapping, picking... you can even play with your boots like Ritchie Blackmore hahaha, but please keep some logical structure so your solo has some compositional quality.

The deadline is April 26th (Sunday) - 2 weeks and 2 days.

I will be away from 12th until 26th so I won't be able to reply everyday. You can still ask anything you want and I'll do my best to find internet at least every 3rd day.

I hope I'll receive some great takes this month smile.gif

See you.

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1. lcsdds
2. Dexxter
3. kaznie_NL
4. Caelumamittendum
5. Tjchep
6. Rated Htr
7. UncleSkillet
8. enforcer
9. JamesT
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Dexxter
sign me up! smile.gif
Emir Hot
QUOTE (Dexxter @ Apr 10 2009, 07:40 PM) *
sign me up! smile.gif


Sure smile.gif
lcsdds
YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!!

THANKS EMIR!!!! I love this backing!!!! smile.gif


Emir Hot
QUOTE (lcsdds @ Apr 10 2009, 07:49 PM) *
YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!!

THANKS EMIR!!!! I love this backing!!!! smile.gif


Cool man smile.gif You can now tap as much as you like hahahah
kaznie_NL
I love Satch tongue.gif Sign me up!!
Caelumamittendum
I'd sure like to be in with some Satch legato as well.
Emir Hot
QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Apr 10 2009, 07:51 PM) *
I love Satch tongue.gif Sign me up!!


In smile.gif

QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Apr 10 2009, 07:52 PM) *
I'd sure like to be in with some Satch legato as well.


In smile.gif
Tjchep
great, i'm down
lcsdds
QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Apr 10 2009, 07:51 PM) *
Cool man smile.gif You can now tap as much as you like hahahah

WOOOO HOOOOOO!!! tongue.gif laugh.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif
Emir Hot
QUOTE (Tjchep @ Apr 10 2009, 07:54 PM) *
great, i'm down


You mean in smile.gif
Rated Htr
I'm in, I'll do this one this time biggrin.gif
UncleSkillet
Ahhhh great backing Emir!

I would like to do this one. smile.gif
Emir Hot
QUOTE (Rated Htr @ Apr 10 2009, 08:02 PM) *
I'm in, I'll do this one this time biggrin.gif


Yeah, give it a go this time smile.gif

QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Apr 10 2009, 08:16 PM) *
Ahhhh great backing Emir!

I would like to do this one. smile.gif


Cheers Uncle, great to have you here.
enforcer
I want to sign up if a slot is free biggrin.gif
Emir Hot
QUOTE (enforcer @ Apr 10 2009, 08:29 PM) *
I want to sign up if a slot is free biggrin.gif


Sure it is man smile.gif I never have a limit of participants. I love mixing many takes haha

p.s. I am waiting for the answer from Lion Music smile.gif
JamesT
I'll give this one a try. Sign me up.
Emir Hot
QUOTE (JamesT @ Apr 10 2009, 08:47 PM) *
I'll give this one a try. Sign me up.


Cheers James smile.gif
berko
How could I miss this one?!

I would like to join... smile.gif
superize
I am in
DeepRoots
I'm in smile.gif (computers all ready for recording now, so expect a take today or tommorrow smile.gif )

Thanks- and cool backing

edit: wow seems short..might be challenging after all tongue.gif

edit..again...: ^^ i told a lie...its not short i'm just not properly awake yet laugh.gif
Chris Evans
ooh yea, count me in, I`ll give this a go smile.gif
Jesse
Im in:D
Artemus
Any room for lil Artemus? He likey the Satriani
browq
I'd like to take part in this as well ^^
ztevie
Sign me up!

I'm out again...
Outlaw2112
Ill give it a try... cool.gif
Gilmore
I would like to join. smile.gif

Tolek
I join as well. smile.gif
coffeeman
Im in!
Matt23
I'm in. Great backing. smile.gif
SonofDestiny
Wow, I love this backing!

Emir, should I go for this solo? I end it really badly by the way, but what do you think so far?
kaznie_NL
Emir.... You are the Best xD This backing track is of the hinches biggrin.gif
lcsdds
QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Apr 15 2009, 06:25 PM) *
Emir.... You are the Best xD This backing track is of the hinches biggrin.gif

Alright Kaz....what does "xD" and "hinches" mean?......My Dutch is a little rusty. tongue.gif

And Yeah Emir....This backing RULES!!!....\m/\m/
SonofDestiny
Hahaha! Ever seen South Park Monte? Cartman does a xD face like this:

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/South_Park...e-cartman-3.jpg

And hinches... err no idea tongue.gif
lcsdds
QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Apr 16 2009, 06:25 AM) *
Hahaha! Ever seen South Park Monte? Cartman does a xD face like this:

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/South_Park...e-cartman-3.jpg

And hinches... err no idea tongue.gif

gotcha....told you my Dutch was rusty.. tongue.gif Thanks for educating me. laugh.gif
enforcer
is there an upload track for this one ?!? biggrin.gif or do we just post here?
superize
Here is my take

kjutte
It's soooooooo hard to be creative in this backing...
why didn't you make an example take Emir?! tongue.gif
kaznie_NL
QUOTE (superize @ Apr 19 2009, 11:00 AM) *
Here is my take

Surfing the Alien tongue.gif Nice one Superize!!
superize
QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Apr 19 2009, 07:36 PM) *
Surfing the Alien tongue.gif Nice one Superize!!


Yeah you got it right.....It is a Satriani collab.....
lcsdds
I was gonna wait and post next weekend after I had it cleaned up but I can just re-record it. Maybe this will help anybody who might be stuck on this one. smile.gif I took a lilttle bit different approach than Emir suggested. On the A5-E5 section I went with "A Ionian and E mixolydian" rather than "A dorian and E minor".....just sounded better to my ear. On the C5-D5 section I went with C lydian and D major pentatonic. Then I went back to "A Ionian and E mixolydian". Let me know what you guys think. smile.gif




superize
QUOTE (lcsdds @ Apr 19 2009, 09:31 PM) *
I was gonna wait and post next weekend after I had it cleaned up but I can just re-record it. Maybe this will help anybody who might be stuck on this one. smile.gif I took a lilttle bit different approach than Emir suggested. On the A5-E5 section I went with "A Ionian and E mixolydian" rather than "A dorian and E minor".....just sounded better to my ear. On the C5-D5 section I went with C lydian and D major pentatonic. Then I went back to "A Ionian and E mixolydian". Let me know what you guys think. smile.gif



Very nice take
Chris Evans
took a while for me to get in the groove for this one, anyways I gave it a shot smile.gif


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Caelumamittendum
I have some bad news, Emir!

I was going to record something today, but I absolutely cannot find my Pandora PX4D. I think I might have left it at my parents house. Unfortunately they've been at work, when I've been home, I've been at work, when they've been home/asleep, so I haven't had the oportunity to ask them yet. Even if I have left it there, I'm not surely I'll be getting it untill after the 26th.
SonofDestiny
QUOTE (Chris Evans @ Apr 20 2009, 11:13 PM) *
took a while for me to get in the groove for this one, anyways I gave it a shot smile.gif


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Wow that was so Satch! biggrin.gif
Gilmore
Hi

Here is my take. I had a really good time with this one. smile.gif

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berko

Here's my take!

The first one in the list contains some reverb and a pretty strong delay - I finally managed to send the a dry signal separately to my DAW while I monitored the "wet" one, but in this file I exported the tone with the delay and reverb. The other two files contain the dry tone with and without backing.

I guess this was one of my most difficult collabs that I participated in... rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif but thanks for the opportunity and special thanks to Monte who requested the backing


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Sergio Dorado
QUOTE (Chris Evans @ Apr 20 2009, 11:13 PM) *
took a while for me to get in the groove for this one, anyways I gave it a shot smile.gif


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Great work, Chris! Really cool wink.gif
Jesse
Ive got some serious problems with the scale switching:X Can't do it that fast:DAaah wait.

So It's G major (for the E minor) And G Lydian & Mixolydian for the C And D? If so, I think I can do it:DAh yes , sounds pretty cool now:D

How do I figure out a "relative major"? Say, You've got E mixolydian, which has the relative major of A . How do I know that? ( I read this example on a youtube backing track's video)
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