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post Oct 24 2006, 08:00 PM
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Hey

According to Kris latest post I decided to upload some music too.

Today I wrote a solo (or something like that I think) over the kris's heavy metal riff and recorded it.
I haven't jammed much over backing tracks in my life so I hope it sounds good.
(btw I don't have a recording studio or something xD so quality is low)
Rock on!!

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post Oct 24 2006, 09:34 PM
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Good job!
As for the "constructive criticsm;"

What i think you should defenitively work on is the variation of your licks, listening to that kind of gave me the feeling it was just, you know, one big goo of some cool heavy metal licks.
And that's not bad, but it's not very entertaining either.
Perhaps you don't want to entertain, but i'm pretty much sure that's, atleast, one of the many reasons you play.
And for the cause of entertainment you need to varie it all the time, so people do not run out of interest.

Another thing i noticed was your tiny pauses at some occasions, and that really breaks the fluid playing, and really breaks the nice pattern you've got there with your extremely cool fluidly running hammerons/pullofs.
So, my advice. Just keep it going and do not stop like that, just mark the new ehm, "beat" with a strong note, instead of complete silence.
And then try not to start the solo with one of those a little faster licks, because it doesn't really fit the backing track, you know. Maybe consider starting off the solo with a high bend or something and build up the tempo slowly, and it'll be much more comfortable listening too.

Maybe you'll misunderstand me somehow, and after all, i'm not very good on explaining stuff like this, and well. It's just my opinion. wink.gif
Otherwise, great job!
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post Oct 24 2006, 09:37 PM
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QUOTE (Red Tie @ Oct 24 2006, 10:34 PM) *
Good job!
As for the "constructive criticsm;"

What i think you should defenitively work on is the variation of your licks, listening to that kind of gave me the feeling it was just, you know, one big goo of some cool heavy metal licks.
And that's not bad, but it's not very entertaining either.
Perhaps you don't want to entertain, but i'm pretty much sure that's, atleast, one of the many reasons you play.
And for the cause of entertainment you need to varie it all the time, so people do not run out of interest.

Another thing i noticed was your tiny pauses at some occasions, and that really breaks the fluid playing, and really breaks the nice pattern you've got there with your extremely cool fluidly running hammerons/pullofs.
So, my advice. Just keep it going and do not stop like that, just mark the new ehm, "beat" with a strong note, instead of complete silence.
And then try not to start the solo with one of those a little faster licks, because it doesn't really fit the backing track, you know. Maybe consider starting off the solo with a high bend or something and build up the tempo slowly, and it'll be much more comfortable listening too.

Maybe you'll misunderstand me somehow, and after all, i'm not very good on explaining stuff like this, and well. It's just my opinion. wink.gif
Otherwise, great job!


thank you very much i will work on this smile.gif wink.gif

oh and yeah it was a bit to show my skills you know. wink.gif

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post Oct 24 2006, 10:55 PM
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Great to hear someone else having a go.

Its clear you have spent a lot of time practicing your techniques - your speed is pretty good and you were blazing a trail over the strings and setting a fair pace. Ok so musically, it needed some work to make it more interesting but if thats one of the first times you have put an improv over a BT then I think it was a great effort and you should be justifiably proud of it.

Just wait till another 2 months have passed - by Christmas when you post another and listen to the 2 side by side, you will really appreciate how much better you are. I think thats one of the best things about recording yourself - it really shows you how far you have come.

Because your technique is good, you will soon be able to "phrase" your licks better. Good Luck and well done.

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post Oct 25 2006, 12:12 AM
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YES! biggrin.gif Some nice floating runs in there! I think what Red tie was saying is what I call "Dynamics" --if you start out with all you got----you have nowhere else to go...sorta... Typically you want to build, intro, set the scene, and then hit the climax of your story, and resolve...with a short clip though its hard to do. Like you said--just testing the waters and putting your best foot forward..I dont blame you!
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Indeed, recording and listening back is a great tool! Me and the boys record our monthly jams and burn to CD. I listen in the car on my way to work. I always hear stuff that sound great "Thats a keeper" and stuff thats a klunker "note...I'll have to work on that" blink.gif biggrin.gif
Keep posting! you have some good chops! cool.gif
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post Oct 25 2006, 08:19 AM
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"Dynamics" --if you start out with all you got----you have nowhere else to go...sorta... Typically you want to build, intro, set the scene, and then hit the climax of your story, and resolve...with a short clip though its hard to do.


This is very true - I use it as a guideline for everything in life.

And if I recorded something which I am not happy with - it's usually because I haven't thought about the dynamics.

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post Oct 25 2006, 11:19 AM
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hi
so this was a nice jam
like the sound you dialed in,nice technique,nice use off vibrato gave a bit more feeling too it
i'd say you're on the good way
like the guys said little work on the phrasing and landing or use off strong notes to connect it all together,but non the less very well done
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post Oct 25 2006, 11:52 AM
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Thank you so much guys for your replies (that rhymes xD)
I've read it all and I'm going to record& listen to myself more. And especially I'm going to think more about the phrasing and rhythm of the music (dynamics!) and if its fun for the listener.

And thanks for the positive part of your replies smile.gif
greetz E.

rock on! cool.gif laugh.gif

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post Apr 9 2007, 06:52 AM
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Yo, where can I get that backing just to jam to that short little one? Ill record something and see if I can helo you think more about dynamics and some licks that will go well with that riff?
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post Apr 9 2007, 12:42 PM
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QUOTE (Cody @ Apr 9 2007, 07:52 AM) *
Yo, where can I get that backing just to jam to that short little one? Ill record something and see if I can helo you think more about dynamics and some licks that will go well with that riff?


Kirk hammett solo lesson, its already a while ago but what the heck smile.gif


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