My First Video (pink Floyd Cover)
Animal
Mar 19 2010, 09:36 PM
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Well, I made my first video earlier this week. I'm still pretty much a beginner, so please be gentle. smile.gif

This is my cover of Pink Floyd's Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Part I. I recorded all parts (including synths).

Equipment used:

  • Yamaha AN1x (synth lead)
  • Yamaha Motif-Rack ES (strings and other sounds)
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Line 6 POD X3



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UncleSkillet
Mar 19 2010, 10:17 PM
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Very COOL!

Enjoyed watching this very much. For your first video / recording I would give you a 10 out of 10. Everything sounded good and looked in sync.

Playing tips would be watch the bends. Make sure you get them on pitch, Also the vibrato needs some work. I believe David G likes to use the whammy bar for some of his vibrato. That being said this was a great take man. smile.gif

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Crazy_Diamond
Mar 19 2010, 10:22 PM
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This is a great take my friend (from a Pink Floyd specialist tongue.gif )

I really like the fact that you play the intro on the keyboard.... As for the guitar it was also pretty good but there is 2 things that I would suggest you to improve. The first one is about your bends, you have to reach the proper pitch while bending and when you don't it feels a bit akward specially when you keep your bends ringing (like in this song). Second thing is you vibrato, I kind of feel that it wasn't enough emotional. That's my recommendation but a lot of people have trouble with these elements and I proudly count myself as one of them.

Also I would have put a bit of delay on the guitar to make it sound more like the original song.

Althought I made a bit of critics I think it is a pretty good take of an awesome song....

Good job man cool.gif

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Animal
Mar 19 2010, 10:32 PM
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Thanks for the input guys! I definitely need to work on vibrato and making the bends stay in tune. After I go back and listen to it, that last big bend at 3:11 seems very flat. sad.gif

But, David G. started out as a beginner, too. smile.gif

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Mar 19 2010, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE (Animal @ Mar 19 2010, 05:32 PM) *
But, David G. started out as a beginner, too. smile.gif


You are absolutely right.... David is one of the guitarist whit the most feel so it's pretty hard to reproduce has much feeling has he does.

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Bogdan Radovic
Mar 19 2010, 11:31 PM
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Great work covering this song! I'm amazed how well you have done this since its your first video! 10 from me! Regarding playing, pay attention to bending and vibrato and you will be fine! smile.gif

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Vasilije Vukmiro...
Mar 20 2010, 01:45 PM
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Great, you really played it well! smile.gif

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Mar 21 2010, 05:44 AM
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Nice job man, I enjoyed it too!

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Mar 21 2010, 10:03 AM
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great job man, nothing to add to the other comments about vibrato etc but I think your tone was very close to DG's which is probably the hardest thing of all!

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Mar 21 2010, 03:13 PM
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Nice! Smooth, clean and precise. Good job....

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