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post May 17 2008, 07:57 PM
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I know we guitarists like to play fast and show off our technical abilities. But trying to limit yourself is really hard. So I gave the sweet blues playing a try and found a Larry Carlton lesson about leaving space in blues improvisation. This upload is influenced by BB King and this Larry C lesson and contains nearly no runs or anything fast. It's just blues motifs and space.
Hope it doesn't bore you so you fall asleep in the middle laugh.gif
Anyway I think as David also stressed in his "balance your shred" lesson it's important to listen to the music and find musical ideas that you try to develop.

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post May 17 2008, 08:02 PM
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Attached File  ItsMe_goes_blues.mp3 ( 4.2MB ) Number of downloads: 423


I know we guitarists like to play fast and show off our technical abilities. But trying to limit yourself is really hard. So I gave the sweet blues playing a try and found a Larry Carlton lesson about leaving space in blues improvisation. This upload is influenced by BB King and this Larry C lesson and contains nearly no runs or anything fast. It's just blues motifs and space.
Hope it doesn't bore you so you fall asleep in the middle laugh.gif
Anyway I think as David also stressed in his "balance your shred" lesson it's important to listen to the music and find musical ideas that you try to develop.

Thanks for listening



nice track mate


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post May 17 2008, 08:06 PM
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Very cool, I liked it alot.
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post May 17 2008, 08:22 PM
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This really cool and good to listen to. smile.gif Well done.
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post May 17 2008, 08:50 PM
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Thanks guys

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post May 17 2008, 10:31 PM
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Very nice man. Another awsome recording. Little Robin Ford sounding here and their.

Love your backing tracks. They sound so open and easy to jam to.


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post May 18 2008, 03:19 PM
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Very nice man. Another awsome recording. Little Robin Ford sounding here and their.

Love your backing tracks. They sound so open and easy to jam to.



If you like I could upload this backing too


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post May 18 2008, 03:38 PM
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Thanks for offering but you don't have to do that. I have several other things a need to work on right now and don't need the temptation wink.gif smile.gif

Cheers and thanks again


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post May 19 2008, 01:54 AM
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Really nice!!


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post May 19 2008, 04:44 PM
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Hi here is the backing track

Have fun.

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post May 19 2008, 10:59 PM
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Wow!..

This is awesome stuff mate.. I really like it.. I'll give it a go in a few minutes, don't think it will be as nice as this though.

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post Jun 1 2008, 07:22 AM
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ItsMe,

Awesome take man, your ideas are great, i was kinda apprehensive about saying anything because i am by no means an expert authority on the blues being the lame kid from Suburbia.

What i would point out is that i think you didnt take it far enough as far as dynamics there were times when i think you should have backed off on your pick attack.

You were so close to having that "Conversation" as BB would say. Try messing around with different picking dynamics and and pick placement i.e. closer to the neck...closer to the bridge. Your instrument is capable of so much dynamics range you need to dig into your Guitars full potential tone wise.

I did an improv over the track, like i said i am by no means a blues expert but i hope i can make you see what am talking about.

Varying vibrato, loudness, softness...pinching the string...letting it ring...barely letting it ring etc all of these things will make your emotions known so much stronger.


Daniel

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