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David Wallimann
post Jul 17 2009, 01:31 PM
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Master the minor scale - 15 participants


A little while back I had asked some of you to record their leads over a minor backing track.
The results are all unique and very pleasing. Here are the video comments I made for each of you.
Thanks for all the participants, great job!
































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post Jul 17 2009, 01:39 PM
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Too bad I missed this one smile.gif When will the Dorian Mode Comments be ready David?


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post Jul 17 2009, 01:42 PM
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Awesome!!! Thank you so much David for the feedback. Now I know what I need to concentrate on. smile.gif

BTW, I used Guitar Rig 3 Lead 800 Preset. Thats been my favorite lately. wink.gif

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post Jul 17 2009, 01:49 PM
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Wow David, thanks for the kind words and the video feedback. My Vibrato is weak at times and a bit inconsistent most of the time so I think that I'm going to devote about 15 to 20 minutes or so a day into nothing but it til my ear picks up on how it should be used properly. smile.gif

I really enjoyed your collab and the backing was quite cool to play around with. I also enjoyed listening to what everyone had to say with there lead in this one. Look forward to future collab's of yours man! cool.gif

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post Jul 17 2009, 01:51 PM
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Thanks a lot for the comments David! smile.gif

Thanks for your advices! I will try to play more in places that are uncommon to me to get more ideas and expand my vocabulary smile.gif About the end, I think my idea was to just cool down and end slowly and nicely. But maybe that could have worked better if I did it in another way. Thanks again David! smile.gif


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post Jul 17 2009, 02:06 PM
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Thank you David, your kind words are a big help to me and always have been, the statement that you made about being one with the instrument and playing what is inside your head is funny because those words are my mantra and my ultimate goal, I care very little for awesome technique but always try to express myself musically, the right note in the right place!

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post Jul 17 2009, 02:28 PM
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Oh wow, David, thanks so much for the feedback and encouragement. I have, since these collabs, already formed an "out of the box" habit to cover more of the fretboard but I'm so glad to hear affirmation that I needed to do so. smile.gif

I really enjoy your backings, which is why I kept my tone clean. I wanted something a little ghostly for this because the backing was just ... well, haunting. I believe I left the guitar a little too "thin" sounding in the mix, it could be pushed a little bit more, but that was the reason for the cleaner sound and the delay-with-mod.

edit: also, I likely would have attempted at least SOME flashy technique but for the scope of the collab which said "don't worry about flashy, make something musical" or similar. Glad that worked out well. smile.gif

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post Jul 17 2009, 03:37 PM
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Great job David with all these comments. Where is the mix? I wanted to hear it.


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post Jul 17 2009, 03:43 PM
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Awesome job with the comments David!


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post Jul 17 2009, 04:20 PM
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Thanks David! Haha, when you started "repeating" I thought the video was broken tongue.gif "I ate a sandwich today, and I liked it " wink.gif thanks for a cool collab! If you want to hear me, chekc out the competitions thread in a few days, I'm proud of what's going to be uploaded tongue.gif Thanks man!


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post Jul 17 2009, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for the comments David smile.gif

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post Jul 17 2009, 05:46 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jul 17 2009, 10:37 AM) *
Great job David with all these comments. Where is the mix? I wanted to hear it.


I just went by all the takes from the upload collab.
Easier that way. :-)


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post Jul 17 2009, 09:45 PM
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Well what can I say? "THANKS" is all I can think of now I guess! biggrin.gif
I really enjoyed taking part at my first collab ever and to my embarrassment I have to confess that it was the first time I REALLY learned the A Minor pentatonic scale - something that will never leave me! happy.gif

Your advice is great but also not so easy to be realized because I have to defocus from technique and learn to "build a solo by my mind" - WOW! I´ll work on that for sure and if I may I´d upload a second take where your feedback would be highly appreciated!

Cheers muchly David!!!
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post Jul 17 2009, 11:13 PM
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This is awesome David, very good comments, it's a very interesting to listen what you say! Great job! smile.gif


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post Jul 18 2009, 07:25 AM
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Thanks again for the comments David on this one.

You had asked about sound on this take. I think the main impact was the guitar itself. I used my custom Strat with chambered body and Lindy Fralin Vintage Hot's. For an amp, I used an X3 Live. It has a pretty good Roland Jazz Chorus model. You might be familiar, that amp is a very, very clean, solid state amp. I cranked the gain (on the model) to 10 and barely got it to overdrive. I used to play a real version of this amp that my friend owned for the clean guitar parts in my band's songs. I've got to say that the X3 does a pretty good job at modeling this amp. So overall, I think the sound of my take is "pure strat with very clean amp pushed hard". Oh, and to add, I used the neck and middle pickup combined on this. I don't know if it's wired out of phase but I did the wiring on this guitar myself and I don't really know what I'm doing when it comes to wiring so it may be. biggrin.gif ) Anyway, this sound, when I first got it going, sort of sounded to me like Robert Plants guitarist from his solo albums. Robbie Blunt is his name I think. I got the idea for the tone and the opening lick of this take from a song called "Big Log" by those guys. I don't remember now which album it was.

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post Jul 18 2009, 10:33 AM
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Thanks for the great comments David, awsome. smile.gif


JamesT: Your Strat tone was beautiful, the best i´ve heard with amp modeling software, and you nailed that Big Log sound, I´ve always loved the tone in that song. smile.gif



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post Jul 19 2009, 12:56 AM
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I did not participate in this activity, but I must say that one thing in particular that you said, David, came to me as a kind of epiphany ! I'm talking of the part where you said that when making a solo, it should come from the mind, and not the fingers... This is an extremely smart approach to composing good melodies and solos, and I will most definitely try doing this ! biggrin.gif

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post Jul 20 2009, 11:08 PM
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Wow! Thank you very much for your kinds words David smile.gif
It was my first collaboration, i really enjoyed this one!

About my gear....i used a Pod XT (and this collaboration was my first record using the POD) and my guitar is a Fernandes Ravelle X with a Seymour Duncan Distortion in the brigde.
You are right about arpeggios, i know nothing about them... i need to practice some arpeggios lessons!! wink.gif

I really aprecciate your comments and it was funny when you said that my guitar and i was a good match cause this guitar is the first guitar i bought trying it out some time, i had a Washburn N2 but i didnt feel comfortable with the neck, thinners necks are not made for me. So i went to the shop and tried all the guitars with necks ala Les Paul...i sat in front of the amp and the shop´s guy gave to me all the guitars with those kinds of necks... when i pluged the ravelle i didnt like the shape but was really comfortable.

Thanks again for your comments and im waiting your next collab! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 21 2009, 09:06 PM
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Man... All I can say is "THANK YOU"! I'm really looking forward to future collabs with you.
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post Jul 22 2009, 03:28 AM
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Great collab David, thanks for all your work and in-depth comments. I do the rhythm stuff on purpose. I sometimes start out by building the timing and note placement before the feel. But then I tend to go off and get into a rhythm rut if you will. Then I end up leaving to much fill out. dry.gif

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