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post Feb 3 2011, 10:02 PM
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Funky Collab

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Attached File  Funky_Collab___Final_Mix.mp3 ( 5.38MB ) Number of downloads: 226

Here are some comments on your takes! and mine

- TylerT: 0:00 - 0:42

wow man, I love it! catched my attention from moment one!

You are a really good player. Quite versatile, fluent and expressive. Original ideas nicely put together which keep the listener there!

Nice bends too, spot on. I like when you rest on the second part and leave that little gap.

Your phrases are clearly defined.

I was thinking on doing arrangements only but now that I hear your take I might be inspired to do a solo as well.

Just one minuscule thing: Make sure you edit the noise at the beginning before starting.

Thank you for the take!

- K1R: 0:42 - 1:27

Hi K1R! I think the tone you used is not bad at all, nice choice of distortion and EQ.

For the first part I can tell that you thought too much about what chords/scale to play. Remember that you always check every little piece of theory knowledge with your ears. I think arpeggios are a little out of the style in this particular backing track. Make sure you listen to some examples from the style of music you aim for so you get ideas from the origin of it.

Review every part of the solo with time after you record it and be prepared to make changes! it can be tiring but I can't think of any other way of doing it,

Thank you for participating!

- Lester: 1:27 - 2:09

Hi Lester! nice take! I think some of those pentatonic runs fit in pretty well, but you are using one of those notes that are "too outside" so make sure you identify these and use them only as quick passing notes.

Maybe you are using too much distortion or maybe it's too open. Think Frusciante, he uses a LOT of drive but somehow it sound tight and not 80's open. It's good to be aware of these things.

Also make sure you end your phrases really confident and secure. Round them up nicely, that'll make you sound more professional.

Please render your files as mp3. It's just more practical.

Thank you!!

- Daniel Realpe: 2:09 - Ending

My take was spontaneous at the beginning but then on the next parts I had a hard time finding a continuation to that initial idea. Every idea that came I just tried out against the first and listened.

Eventually each new idea started to feel right and then ended up with the whole thing, little by little. After that I re-did the second phrase as I thought it could be a little more expressive. And that was it!

Thanks for participating and everyone for listening!

This post has been edited by Daniel Realpe: Feb 3 2011, 10:14 PM

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post Feb 3 2011, 10:57 PM
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Thank you for the comments, Daniel! I don't really like the arpeggio part and those two bends after that.. I should have replaced it with something else. But the final mix is anyway great smile.gif


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post Feb 3 2011, 11:07 PM
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Oops, sorry about the mp3 mellow.gif
Thank you for the feedback though! I'll try and do something with that so I can improve my playing, end result sounds great btw! thanks!
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