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Desert Storm Collab
Ben Higgins
Jun 15 2012, 09:41 AM
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Axe abusers and string twiddlers ! Welcome to my latest audio collab cool.gif

I've borrowed the backing from my Hand Synch II lesson and I've called it 'Desert Storm' because the long, ringing chords make me think of a desert at night.. and the 'Storm' part just sounds cool. Yeah, I know it was the name of an operation during the Gulf War but that's not what I'm referring to tongue.gif

Attached File  Desert__Storm_Collab.mp3 ( 1.18MB ) Number of downloads: 259


The chords are:

B5, G5 & E5

Now, you could use the B Minor scale all the way through this or you could be a bit more experimental. The first chord of B5 has no minor or major 3rd in it so really you could use any mode that has B as its root. Some will sound better than others so have a go and see what feels best.

For the G5 chord it's not so easy. First of all, the note of G is the 6th note of Bm so it asks for a minor tonality. Also, because the G5 has just come directly from the B5 it suggests a minor scale because of the chord change. So I would stick with B minor for that one.

Same for the E5 - B minor.

P.S. Please remember that whenever I mention a minor scale, the corresponding minor pentatonic is automatically included because it uses the same notes but less of them !

Tempo: 100bpm

The approach is up to you... take it fast or take it slow.. or mix it up ! Bear in mind the title of the piece so try to imagine the darkened desert sands and let your guitar be congruent with the mental imagery. So, we can say that this collab is an exercise in making the notes match up with the image we're trying to create - Enjoy !

Deadline for entries is Thursday 28th June

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Gitarrero
Jun 15 2012, 08:04 PM
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Are germans allowed in this collab? It doesn't say... laugh.gif

Just kidding, I'm in!

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Jun 15 2012, 08:22 PM
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No chance to make video's of ourselves chilling and playing guitar with zombie sadam? sad.gif
If I get my micro to record I'm so in biggrin.gif

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Opetholic
Jun 15 2012, 08:32 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jun 15 2012, 07:04 PM) *
Are germans allowed in this collab? It doesn't say... laugh.gif

Just kidding, I'm in!

Christian

Teams that beat Holland are not allowed biggrin.gif

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Ben Higgins
Jun 15 2012, 08:41 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jun 15 2012, 08:04 PM) *
Are germans allowed in this collab? It doesn't say... laugh.gif

Just kidding, I'm in!

Christian


No Germans this time.. sorry Hef !



As if !!

All collabs need at least one German. It's in the rules ! laugh.gif

QUOTE (SCProphet @ Jun 15 2012, 08:22 PM) *
No chance to make video's of ourselves chilling and playing guitar with zombie sadam? sad.gif
If I get my micro to record I'm so in biggrin.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif

No, there's a limit to how much video footage I can stomach of you GMCers so I have to limit the amount ! laugh.gif

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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Jun 15 2012, 08:32 PM) *
Teams that beat Holland are not allowed biggrin.gif


So that means nobody's allowed in this collab ! biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 15 2012, 09:41 PM) *
So that means nobody's allowed in this collab ! biggrin.gif


laugh.gif I was just about to write that laugh.gif

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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jun 15 2012, 07:49 PM) *
laugh.gif I was just about to write that laugh.gif

LOL
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I'll try solo over this too. Are Indians allowed ?????? smile.gif

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Ben Higgins
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QUOTE (Yash @ Jun 15 2012, 09:49 PM) *
I'll try solo over this too. Are Indians allowed ?????? smile.gif


Not if they're called Yash and are from New Delhi !

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Joking, of course... you're welcome smile.gif

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It's about time to start this collab! laugh.gif

Actually, I jammed along to it today and felt like recording this already biggrin.gif

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Attached File  desert_storm_collab_wbt.mp3 ( 1.47MB ) Number of downloads: 118
 


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Ben Higgins
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jun 16 2012, 02:37 PM) *
It's about time to start this collab! laugh.gif

Actually, I jammed along to it today and felt like recording this already biggrin.gif

Christian



Excellent take, Christian ! Great note choice biggrin.gif

Nice T shirt by the way wink.gif

This video would be a dream come true for somebody who has a German knee fetish ! laugh.gif

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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 16 2012, 07:15 PM) *
Excellent take, Christian ! Great note choice biggrin.gif

Nice T shirt by the way wink.gif

This video would be a dream come true for somebody who has a German knee fetish ! laugh.gif


Thank you very much Ben biggrin.gif

And yes, I was thinking about all the knee fetishists out there...and there are many, believe me laugh.gif

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gregc1
Jun 17 2012, 03:24 PM
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Hey Ben! Here's my take for the Desert Storm. This is my first collab effort and I had a good time coming up with something on my own. It's pretty straight forward Bm pentatonic with a just couple extra notes thrown in here and there and then a little single string tapping run at the end. Have a good one!

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Ben Higgins
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QUOTE (gregc1 @ Jun 17 2012, 03:24 PM) *
Hey Ben! Here's my take for the Desert Storm. This is my first collab effort and I had a good time coming up with something on my own. It's pretty straight forward Bm pentatonic with a just couple extra notes thrown in here and there and then a little single string tapping run at the end. Have a good one!


Oh Man, surely there should be an award for best Collab solo by a GMCer ever ?? biggrin.gif

Excellent note choice.. and that tapping part at the end really has shades of George Lynch in it. With the major 3rd being used over the B5 chord before switching to strictly minor - this is awesome ! cool.gif

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Wow Ben. Thank you so much. smile.gif

It's an honor coming from you.

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Opetholic
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Here is my stormy desert image smile.gif
Attached File  desert_storm_opetholic.mp3 ( 1.63MB ) Number of downloads: 232

Attached File  desert_storm_bare.mp3 ( 1.5MB ) Number of downloads: 135

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Ben Higgins
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Jun 17 2012, 06:52 PM) *
Here is my stormy desert image smile.gif
Attached File  desert_storm_opetholic.mp3 ( 1.63MB ) Number of downloads: 232

Attached File  desert_storm_bare.mp3 ( 1.5MB ) Number of downloads: 135


Man, this another killer !! Love the exotic phrasing and the shred madness in the middle cool.gif

This collab is already been taking to a very high level by you 3 guys biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 17 2012, 06:01 PM) *
Man, this another killer !! Love the exotic phrasing and the shred madness in the middle cool.gif

This collab is already been taking to a very high level by you 3 guys biggrin.gif

Thanks Ben, glad you liked it smile.gif

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WOW! You guys have put down some great solos here. cool.gif

Greg: Believe it or not... I started my solo with a b string whole bend on 10th fret and had a tapping open b string bit. smile.gif
Not trying to take anything away from your solo as mine didn't sound half as good. Just thought it was a funny coincidence.

Love this backing, gives me a Judas Priest feeling. smile.gif Going to tweak mine around some more. Should have a solo pretty soon!

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http://soundcloud.com/degroot-2/desert-storm

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