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post Jan 11 2008, 12:16 AM
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Hey guys, im going to perform soon at school maybe this or next month and i decided that I'm Alright By Neil Zaza would be a nice song to perform. So i decided to record it and see what you guys think about it. Its Jerry C's version. I messed up slightly in various areas of the song but i think i can cover those easily when playing live.

So, id like some feedback please smile.gif
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post Jan 11 2008, 01:07 AM
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Damn nice cover there man. How long did it took you to learn this song?

As for criticism, put up a little more gain and don't be afraid of dirtying up your sound a little. It sounds way too clean which is good for perfection but even Zaza never played it clean. But you know, its up to you man. I'm sure the crowd wouldn't notice your mistakes since I barely notice it myself and I've listened to the song very religiously.

Oh yea, if you have some delay pedal or maybe reverb then put on a dash of it.


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post Jan 11 2008, 01:23 AM
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QUOTE (VinceG @ Jan 10 2008, 06:07 PM) *
Damn nice cover there man. How long did it took you to learn this song?

As for criticism, put up a little more gain and don't be afraid of dirtying up your sound a little. It sounds way too clean which is good for perfection but even Zaza never played it clean. But you know, its up to you man. I'm sure the crowd wouldn't notice your mistakes since I barely notice it myself and I've listened to the song very religiously.

Oh yea, if you have some delay pedal or maybe reverb then put on a dash of it.


Thanks man. It took very few days to learn the song, aprox. 4 or 5. But to polish it, it took alot of time and i always do everytime i can. Im not sure if i understand what you mean about way too clean, you mean not enough distortion? or too good tongue.gif I have my gain at 8, i guess itll turn it to 10, i just thought that too much gain would make it sound crap but ill give it a try.

Also yes im using slight delay to make it sound better (imo). But i dont get what you mean by this:

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then put on a dash of it.


thanks for listening mate! smile.gif


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post Jan 11 2008, 01:30 AM
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I mean just put on a little bit of it just so spicen up the sound. A dash is like a little bit. Its used a lot in cooking.

I thought that it was clean to a point where I figured your holding back on your gain. You played it very good so I couldn't argue on that. Maybe its just the recording I don't know but if it sounds good to you then I have no problem with it. It would probably sound better live anyway.

Good Luck when you perform it. Make Zaza proud.

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post Jan 11 2008, 01:34 AM
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Sounds very good! I agree with what Vince says. I haven't heard the song myself but may I suggest adding a bit more vibrato on some of the longer sustained notes? They're fairly few in number but they sound just slightly flat (I don't mean that as pitch) but its still great anyway smile.gif Good job.


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post Jan 11 2008, 01:57 AM
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Good cover man! smile.gif

If you do do more distortion, don't do much more, but add some vibrato to the sustained notes.


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post Jan 11 2008, 02:15 AM
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thanks guys, and yes, i normally add ALOT more vibrato to long duration notes, but i hadnt warmed up that much and my hands were still very cold, i hate when they're like that.

Im taking all the suggestions so i can make my performance superb!! thanks again! smile.gif


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post Jan 11 2008, 10:05 AM
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Well done, you'r playing has really improved over the months!

My only note on this is that the G string sounds a bit offtune, other than that very well done smile.gif

Oh and I thought you were going to play my song in that show, but this is a better choice I think biggrin.gif


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post Jan 11 2008, 10:56 PM
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QUOTE (Iluha @ Jan 11 2008, 03:05 AM) *
Well done, you'r playing has really improved over the months!

My only note on this is that the G string sounds a bit offtune, other than that very well done smile.gif

Oh and I thought you were going to play my song in that show, but this is a better choice I think biggrin.gif


Thanks, you're probably right, as i didnt tuned my guitar before recording biggrin.gif.

About your song. Its finished, we finished it a long time ago, but there have been problems, with school, personal problems etc. The song is finished but she hasnt recorded vocals and thats the only thing thats missing.

Im planning on playing your song for valentines, it would be the perfect ocassion. Ill talk to her about it biggrin.gif. Also, ill show you the song when the vocals are recorded! wink.gif


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post Jan 12 2008, 01:32 AM
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Very nice man, this will totally be a crowd pleaser!

I never heard of Neil Zaza till now, I'm gonna check him out a bit more...seems pretty bad ass.

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post Jan 15 2008, 02:56 AM
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QUOTE (fatb0t @ Jan 11 2008, 06:32 PM) *
Very nice man, this will totally be a crowd pleaser!

I never heard of Neil Zaza till now, I'm gonna check him out a bit more...seems pretty bad ass.


Thanks man! yes this is a crowd pleaser song and thats why i chose it biggrin.gif.

Neil Zaza is really good, i hope you like his other songs as well! smile.gif


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post Jan 15 2008, 03:06 AM
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Hey man, just listened to your cover. I played that song and recorded it a couple of years ago... Or a year tongue.gif ... The thing is that the most important aspect in playing this song is to have lots of fun with it... Add vibrato (tons of it, I'd suggest), bends when you feel like it, and definitely more gain to your tone biggrin.gif

You missed some parts of the song, but I guess that was just nervousness of recording or minor details you can easily fix smile.gif

Btw, another suggestion I can make you is to try to improvise a bit ohmy.gif I'm sure that will help you feel more confident and your presentations is going to be better cool.gif

Wish you the best, great song decision wink.gif


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post Jan 15 2008, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE (TortillaShred @ Jan 14 2008, 08:06 PM) *
Hey man, just listened to your cover. I played that song and recorded it a couple of years ago... Or a year tongue.gif ... The thing is that the most important aspect in playing this song is to have lots of fun with it... Add vibrato (tons of it, I'd suggest), bends when you feel like it, and definitely more gain to your tone biggrin.gif

You missed some parts of the song, but I guess that was just nervousness of recording or minor details you can easily fix smile.gif

Btw, another suggestion I can make you is to try to improvise a bit ohmy.gif I'm sure that will help you feel more confident and your presentations is going to be better cool.gif

Wish you the best, great song decision wink.gif


Yeah i get nervous when recording sad.gif , there was a part which i decided to make full improvisation, but just when i practiced, so i wasnt sure if actually improvising when playing live so i decided to recover with the exacto song hehe, the part im talking about is where you play some chords and you arpeggiate in one of them letting the strings ring, im not sure if you get what i mean tongue.gif .

Anyways, thanks for listening and thanks for the suggestions, ill keep them in mind. smile.gif


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post Jan 19 2008, 08:27 PM
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Wow, nice cover!

You've inspired me to learn it, thanks! biggrin.gif
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post Jan 26 2008, 06:12 AM
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I came across this. You sound nice. Doing well, keep it up.
I won't try to give advice. You seem bright to me, and I am sure you have all the advice you need, you will keep figuring things out I am confident.

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post Jan 27 2008, 04:45 AM
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not only is this a great song, but you did an awesome cover of it!
there are still parts i cant play so i applaud you :]

only thing i see wrong is one string seems a little out of tune, but someone already mentioned that.

good job!
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post Jan 27 2008, 05:02 AM
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QUOTE (Sam Hook @ Jan 19 2008, 01:27 PM) *
Wow, nice cover!

You've inspired me to learn it, thanks! biggrin.gif


Thanks! You should record and upload it when you're done so we can have a listen! wink.gif


QUOTE (fkalich @ Jan 25 2008, 11:12 PM) *
I came across this. You sound nice. Doing well, keep it up.
I won't try to give advice. You seem bright to me, and I am sure you have all the advice you need, you will keep figuring things out I am confident.


Thanks for listening! smile.gif And thanks for your comments. smile.gif

QUOTE (nikolai @ Jan 26 2008, 09:45 PM) *
not only is this a great song, but you did an awesome cover of it!
there are still parts i cant play so i applaud you :]

only thing i see wrong is one string seems a little out of tune, but someone already mentioned that.

good job!


Thanks! biggrin.gif Im sure with practice you'll nail it in no time! wink.gif Yeah i think someone mentioned a string being out of tune hehe, sorry about that biggrin.gif thanks for listening man! I really appreciate it smile.gif


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