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Todd Simpson
post May 7 2016, 09:14 PM
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WELCOME TO THE SATURDAY SHRED CHALLENGE!!!!



To replace my Saturday Video Chats, I'm going to start a SATURDAY SHRED FEST CHALLENGE. The format is going to be rather open at first. For the first challenge, I'd like to to something in memory of PRINCE who we recently lost, along with a number of great musicians this year. For our first challenge, I'd like you to play a "Prince Influenced" solo over "WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS" which is what Prince played during a Rock and Roll hall of fame performance. In case you missed it, here it is.



This is NOT A COLLAB but something new. It's a "Challenge" I challenge you to play anything over this classic backing. It doesn't have to be good, it doesn't have to shred, it just has to have you in it playing like you really mean it!!! That's it smile.gif so here is what I need.

1.)Reply to this post with a youtube video of your performance.

That's it, no files, no transfers, just you playing smile.gif I will give you feedback on your submission and you will get your first SHRED FEST MISSION BADGE for having the stones to put yourself out there and for making the time to make music. smile.gif

DETAILS:
Key: A Minor/Blues (A minor and A blues/Pentatonic will work great!)
Submit: Embed (not paste the link, ask me if you need any help) your youtube vid of you playing over the solo section.
Bask: in the glory of your briliance!!!

DUE DATE: Before Next Sat!!!

BACKING TRACK:

*Four count click in and BAM your on!
Attached File  BackingTrack.mp3 ( 1.61MB ) Number of downloads: 248


SCALES TO USE:

A Minor
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A Blues
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post May 7 2016, 10:05 PM
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I'm game smile.gif


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post May 7 2016, 10:08 PM
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Welcome aboard!!!! Congrats on being the first player!!!! Look forward to hearing your solo smile.gif You can post preliminary takes if you like, to get feedback from me and the community, or just post the final. It's up to you smile.gif

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post May 7 2016, 11:02 PM
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WTF !!!

yes i'm in

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post May 8 2016, 08:22 AM
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oh hells yes smile.gif


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post May 8 2016, 09:56 AM
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Hi here

This my early morning takes, no video because i just jump from the bed and do wear nothing....
as i jump from the "padocks" i'm ain't awake.

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-377054242/test-8

and

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-377054242/test-5

Laurent

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post May 8 2016, 09:13 PM
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Ok, here's my first improv to this. I really need to learn more pentatonic shapes rolleyes.gif This is a single take after listening to the backing a couple of times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFYq-wZGgwc...eature=youtu.be


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post May 8 2016, 09:25 PM
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Welcome to the SHOW!!!! smile.gif Looking forward to seeing you rip it up smile.gif

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WTF !!!

yes i'm in

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post May 8 2016, 10:17 PM
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Let me say SUPER CONGRATS on being the first one across the finish line for our first ever SATURDAY SHRED CHALLENGE. Well done smile.gif One to the critique!!

I like what you are doing here in the solo mixing scales and chors and such. I would like to see you move through two ore more octaves of the Pentatonic/Blues scale though. But we can make that more of a "next time" thing smile.gif I noticed you used some MINOR licks as well which is great smile.gif Bouncing back and forth between those two scales is perfect for this.

In short, well done!! You sir are the first to get the SATURDAY SHRED CHALLENGE MISSION BADGE!!!!

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Well played!! I look forward to seeing your next weeks Challenge!

Todd


QUOTE (Phil66 @ May 8 2016, 04:13 PM) *
Ok, here's my first improv to this. I really need to learn more pentatonic shapes rolleyes.gif This is a single take after listening to the backing a couple of times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFYq-wZGgwc...eature=youtu.be



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post May 8 2016, 10:48 PM
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Thanks Todd,
Will these badges show underneath our names?
Cheers buddy

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post May 8 2016, 10:49 PM
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Very interesting, Phil's take sounded ethnic to me smile.gif


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post May 8 2016, 10:52 PM
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How do you mean Mertay? I am intrigued cool.gif


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post May 9 2016, 01:44 AM
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Here's my improvisation over the backing - I'm trying to break out of a single position and utilize more fretboard tongue.gif



(Apologizes for the hum tongue.gif )


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post May 9 2016, 09:44 AM
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Not bad!! I like where you are going. Some of the bends are a bit iffy but I like it overall smile.gif You are ready to shoot your vid! Web cam or even phone cam will do!! But you gotta share a vid before we can declare you a VICTOR!

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QUOTE (fzalfa @ May 8 2016, 04:56 AM) *
Hi here

This my early morning takes, no video because i just jump from the bed and do wear nothing....
as i jump from the "padocks" i'm ain't awake.

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-377054242/test-8

and

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-377054242/test-5

Laurent


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You can put them under your name in your signature file. Upload the graphic to the web somwhere, anywhere, flickr, photobucket, etc. Then get the link to the picture, or just use the link to the picture from my post in this thread smile.gif here it is. Then got to EDIT SIGNATURE on your inbox for personal message here on the site and click EDIT SIGNATURE on the left hand side.

After you click EDIT SIGNATURE, click on the icon for INSERT IMAGE (next to the pointer icon for insert link) and paste this

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...-1462742204.jpg

Here is the link to get to where you can edit your signature if you are logged in.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...E=01&VID=in

That should do it smile.gif

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Thanks Todd,
Will these badges show underneath our names?
Cheers buddy



Can't wait to hear you rip it up bleez!!!

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oh hells yes smile.gif


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post May 9 2016, 09:46 AM
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Thanks Todd,
Done it but I will resize it when I get home this evening. Needs to be the size of a postage stamp. What does the "81" on it mean? I think it would be good to have the date on it too, or maybe the title of the challenge. WMGGW. wink.gif

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post May 9 2016, 09:52 AM
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NICELY DONE!! I like how you shift up and down the neck in this take and your bends and vibrato work well also! Very inspired stuff here. I do notice you focus on some single string work for a bit, which is something we covered in sat chat so kudos there smile.gif The vibe of play fits the vibe of the song quite well and reminds me of the original solo by Clapton himself. Congrats! BADGED UP!!!

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QUOTE (Chris S. @ May 8 2016, 08:44 PM) *
Here's my improvisation over the backing - I'm trying to break out of a single position and utilize more fretboard tongue.gif



(Apologizes for the hum tongue.gif )



Feel free to resize smile.gif It's actually X1 meaning times one or first time. When you complete more, it will be a larger number, e.g. X10, x20, it's just the font making it seem like an 8 smile.gif I chose the angular font as it matched well with the other grahpics. smile.gif


QUOTE (Phil66 @ May 9 2016, 04:46 AM) *
Thanks Todd,
Done it but I will resize it when I get home this evening. Needs to be the size of a postage stamp. What does the "81" on it mean? I think it would be good to have the date on it too, or maybe the title of the challenge. WMGGW. wink.gif
Here is a postage stamp size smile.gif
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post May 9 2016, 10:35 AM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ May 8 2016, 09:52 PM) *
How do you mean Mertay? I am intrigued cool.gif


The melody and even tempo of the solo is very Turkish smile.gif I don't listen much of my native music but try to remember a proper example to compare to smile.gif


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post May 9 2016, 11:37 PM
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really cool backing to play over. No wonder so many guitarists have covered it smile.gif



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post May 10 2016, 02:16 PM
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My take with a video..... a bit hard, tired and seriousely drugged......



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Here's a quick and dirty take:



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