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Todd Simpson
post Aug 1 2016, 01:52 AM
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Now your talkin!! smile.gif That's a great way to do it. Just let it loop, and feel your way through it. Then later pick which take you liked best. Sometimes, you will listen back and get really shocked at how good your playing was on a given take that you maybe forgot you even did!

DEBRIEF!!!!!!


WELL PLAYED! I can tell you are trying to react emotionally to the context of the backing track. This is the super secret special sauce of becoming a really good lead player. It's not about chaining a bunch of impressive licks together. There are TONS of guys that can do that, just watch you tube for a bit and you'll see. What is lacking IMHO are players that try to connect with a backing emotionally and then use their guitar as a vehicle of personal expression rather than a sort of "Hey check this out" kind of thing. It's understandable that new players want to play really cool bits, sure smile.gif It's far better to understand that really cool bits don't happen in a vacuum. They happen in context. The context of a song. You really nailed it here!!

In addition to making the emotional connection to the music (which you can actually "feel" when you connect to it), you have some very good technique here. Your timing is solid, your note choice is spot on, your bends and vibrato are working well and your note choice is good. In short, welcome to the club!!!!!!! (P.S. Let me know if I get your level incorrect. I Have you listed as level 1, )

YOU JUST LEVELED UP!!!!


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QUOTE (yoncopin @ Jul 31 2016, 02:09 PM) *
Thanks for the pep talk, I tried playing it for a while on a loop and just kept recording. This was my favorite take, and I had a lot of fun smile.gif



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Nicely Done!! I like all of them smile.gif It has an almost Egyptian flair to it in many parts which was unexpected but very cool. Your solo had a lot of feeling in it which is great. also it had some memorable melody lines which is the key to a good solo. Building a solo is like writing a song. There are some bits you can come back to like a chorus in a song smile.gif Also, like a song or story, every solo should have a start, a middle and an ending, that's fairly clear to the listener. It should add tension and finally resolve and you did just that and did it with style wink.gif

In short!......

YOU JUST LEVELED UP!!!!


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QUOTE (fzalfa @ Jul 31 2016, 03:38 PM) *
Hi Todd

This is on take, i remember to have played on this BT somewhere , but i can't remember !



Cheers

Laurent


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post Aug 1 2016, 09:26 AM
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QUOTE (fzalfa @ Jul 31 2016, 07:38 PM) *
Hi Todd

This is on take, i remember to have played on this BT somewhere , but i can't remember !



Cheers

Laurent


This is the same as the Sat x8
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post Aug 1 2016, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE (chris4 @ Aug 1 2016, 10:26 AM) *
This is the same as the Sat x8


I think I've gone blind. I can't find X8 in the thread.


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post Aug 1 2016, 11:54 AM
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I don't find it too. But, i remember my take :

QUOTE (chris4 @ Jul 2 2016, 03:35 PM) *
Hi Todd, hi everybody

I've tried to play an improv on your backing track.

I hope it's not too bad.



Thx

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I think I've gone blind. I can't find X8 in the thread.

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post Aug 1 2016, 01:06 PM
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This would be my bad, as I tracked it incorrectly and thought I had not used that tune yet.The good news is, that we got some good responses from folks that missed it last time smile.gif I'll make sure to have a fresh one for you next weekend!

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This is the same as the Sat x8



It's not just you, I must have written over it with another post at some point. Apologies for the confusion sad.gif Great takes on it this time around though!! A new track will be waiting on deck for Next Sat smile.gif

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I don't find it too. But, i remember my take :


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post Aug 1 2016, 01:44 PM
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There are no worries Todd. It can happen to everyone.

Have a nice day. wink.gif

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Bleez you seriously knocked this one out of the park. From the use of dynamics/volume-gain control at the head and tail of the tune, to the variety of licks in center that switch between various modal forms, the solo is just flat out killer. I can hear more and more of you in the solos the more you play. That in itself is wonderful thing smile.gif Moving from just linking licks together, to reacting with emotional context to the mood of a given backing is a huge leap. It's a leap some folks never quite make so I'm glad to see you taking the jump smile.gif

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Very cool backing track, Todd. smile.gif


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM5hSBtznjQ


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post Aug 1 2016, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 1 2016, 02:05 PM) *
Bleez you seriously knocked this one out of the park. From the use of dynamics/volume-gain control at the head and tail of the tune, to the variety of licks in center that switch between various modal forms, the solo is just flat out killer. I can hear more and more of you in the solos the more you play. That in itself is wonderful thing smile.gif Moving from just linking licks together, to reacting with emotional context to the mood of a given backing is a huge leap. It's a leap some folks never quite make so I'm glad to see you taking the jump smile.gif




Thank you Sir. I appreciate the kind words.

Ive been devoid of inspiration this last month and struggled to pick up my guitar for any serious practice. Im gonna refer back to these comments next time my mojo disappears biggrin.gif



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post Aug 1 2016, 06:13 PM
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You guys really killed it this time around!!! Let's consider the first time around (Challenge 8) as a warmup up. I knew you guys could dig in to this backing and you have. Well freaking done!!

The next Challenge, #14, will be nice and meaty to sink your teeth in to!!


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post Aug 1 2016, 07:02 PM
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This declaration means one thing !!!



LET'S DO ANOTHER TAKE !!!!


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post Aug 2 2016, 10:09 AM
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this morning i get up, i feed the child and i done that. (with a new pick, that help)

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-377054242/tapedeck-2-aug-02-11-06-15

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post Aug 3 2016, 11:06 PM
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Nice!!! Your sense of harmony and melody is getting better with each take. I can really hear you responding to the backing track. It really is like a dance, following the backing and trying to add layers that make it more intense. smile.gif Well done!!


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this morning i get up, i feed the child and i done that. (with a new pick, that help)

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-377054242/tapedeck-2-aug-02-11-06-15

Cheers

Laurent



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post Aug 3 2016, 11:24 PM
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QUOTE (fzalfa @ Aug 2 2016, 10:09 AM) *
this morning i get up, i feed the child and i done that. (with a new pick, that help)

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-377054242/tapedeck-2-aug-02-11-06-15

Cheers

Laurent

Nice playing, dude. I really like the tone you've got here.


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post Aug 3 2016, 11:50 PM
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Nice playing, dude. I really like the tone you've got here.


Thanks Bleez

i can share the GR preset if you want it

Cheers

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post Aug 4 2016, 02:19 AM
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Came up with something different this time around. smile.gif Love playing to epic tracks like these.





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QUOTE (fzalfa @ Aug 3 2016, 11:50 PM) *
Thanks Bleez

i can share the GR preset if you want it

Cheers

Laurent


Thanks but unfortunately, I dont have Guitar Rig.


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post Aug 4 2016, 05:47 PM
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YES PLEASE! I'll share it in the guitar rig thread! Take a screen grab if you can and share a zip file of the preset and I'll add it to the thread and credit you of course smile.gif

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Thanks Bleez

i can share the GR preset if you want it

Cheers

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Hi Todd

This is the file:

Attached File  Laurent_s_madness.rar ( 6.33K ) Number of downloads: 9


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Folks this is a CLINIC being put on by Mr Groot. Notice the sheer variety of licks, the submlime control of his vibrato, the effortless touch on the pick, nice smile.gif One of my fave bits is that two stage bend around 8-10 seconds. It's hard enough to hit one note in a bend, much less nail both perfectly. Miss it by a fraction of a centimeter and it sounds flat or sharp. But nope, nailed it. Then I noticed some first finger planted, other finger pulloff stuff that looked quite spiff and reminded me of bits I might play myself as I love that kinda thing smile.gif And anybody that said 27 fret guitars were not needed, never tried to solo in Odd keys where you run out of frets smile.gif Nice use of the upper decks. I"m very gratified to see that guitar working out so well. You really do it justice. In short...

WELCOME TO X11!!!!
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Came up with something different this time around. smile.gif Love playing to epic tracks like these.



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Shot directly, audio and video at the same time, no synching up, using DSLR camera + webcam. How nifty is this not? Program is called SparkoCam smile.gif


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