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Todd Simpson
post Feb 1 2017, 03:53 AM
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I wanted to see if I could get folks to jump in and maybe see if it had to do with day of the week/time/etc. I'm hoping to see a spike in participation smile.gif But barring that, I'll keep doing it as before on Sundays. So this coming Sunday. I may remove the video bit if that's throwing folks off, I do like the video bit, but it's a pain for some folks.

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Where is the next Saturday shred Fest ????

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post Feb 1 2017, 10:32 PM
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Hi Todd

yes maybe audio only can produce more participation !

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post Feb 2 2017, 02:17 AM
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I'll try an audio only one then for our next, or "video optional" smile.gif that way folks can make a vid if they like, or record audio if they like. Whatever works for folks smile.gif

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yes maybe audio only can produce more participation !

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post Feb 3 2017, 05:12 PM
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New strings mean new take:



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post Feb 4 2017, 01:08 AM
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Yet another killer take!! I think there is no limit to the variations you could make on this backing. I like the new string tone as well. New strings can be a bit of a pin to keep in tune until they are stretched in, but yours sound great on this take! I'm going to listen a few more times to isolate my fave bits.

Thanks for another killer take! Next one will be video optional, but I hope you choose vid as it's helpful for other folks I'm sure to see what you are playing.

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post Feb 4 2017, 03:54 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 3 2017, 08:08 PM) *
Yet another killer take!! I think there is no limit to the variations you could make on this backing. I like the new string tone as well. New strings can be a bit of a pin to keep in tune until they are stretched in, but yours sound great on this take! I'm going to listen a few more times to isolate my fave bits.

Thanks for another killer take! Next one will be video optional, but I hope you choose vid as it's helpful for other folks I'm sure to see what you are playing.
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The octave bit around 1:25 is really cool. Not only using an octave lick, but using vibrato on a two finger lick, while using the trem. That is a lot to put together and control and you do with no apparent effort. Which means you've obviously put in the practice to make it look easy smile.gif

Through the entire solo, your use of vibrato really stands out. It's a left hand skill that takes quite a bit to get good at. Only after time do I notice variance in vibrato. E.G. Starting with fast vibrato and transitioning to slow on the same string after only a single strike. It's a way to create a sense of space and ambience and that is why I dig this take. It feels BIG. smile.gif

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post Feb 4 2017, 01:42 PM
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Thought it was about time I jumped own here and had a go at creating some music;



Some ok stuff and some rubbish!

Let me know what you all think!

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post Feb 5 2017, 08:40 PM
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NICE! I notice you using a descending scale inversion which works great and we have not even gottten that far in the missions yet so well done there! Also, I usually have folks invert the minor but you did an inversion on the pentatonic which is more rare and works great here.

I honestly had no idea you could solo quite this well. It's impressive. You have great tone, perfect for the song, great technique, no unwanted noises, good mute, clean strikes. In short, really well played and well composed! Doesn't sound like a string of licks, sounds like a solo, written for this song, as it should be. Well freaking done!

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QUOTE (Grappa @ Feb 4 2017, 08:42 AM) *
Thought it was about time I jumped own here and had a go at creating some music;



Some ok stuff and some rubbish!

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post Feb 5 2017, 09:39 PM
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!!! SUNDAY SHRED FEST X-38!!!!
NEO SOUL COLLAB TRACK

*I"m not playing in this vid. Instead, Instead, feel feel to use it to practice your lead! You can add it to a playlist on youtube if you like to keep track of it.
Direct Link to this Challenge :http://bit.ly/sundayshredfestx38

IMPORTANT: YOU CAN PLAY OVER ANY PART OR ALL OF THE BACKING)


DETAILS: This is from the NEO SOUL collab from Gabe! Here is the link to the collab!
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0#entry743372

DOWNLOAD BACKING:

MP3 Backing Track Attached File  x37.mp3 ( 813.17K ) Number of downloads: 12


KEY: E Minor

SCALES TO USE: E Minor / E Blues

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DUE DATE: Before MIDNIGHT Next Sunday!! (If you run a bit late that's ok) I'm pushing back the due date to as late as possible . To give you more weekend time. So the new challenge may already be posted when you go to put up your take. This is fine, just take a look at the new challenge as you post your take so you can practice a bit during the week if possible

F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.)What do I need to do?: Reply to this post with a audio or video performance of your solo. Best to use soundcloud for audio and youtube for video. EMBED the audio or video in the post (Ask me if you need any help)That's it, no files, no transfers, just you playing I will give you feedback on your submission and you will get your updated SHRED FEST MISSION BADGE for having the stones to put yourself out there and for making the time to make music.
2.)Who can participate?: ANYONE!!
3.)What do I get? Upon putting your video in the thread, you will get a critique of your playing and a badge to commemorate your effort. The more Challenges you complete, the higher the level

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post Feb 5 2017, 11:39 PM
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A slightly late addition to SunShred. No video so it doesn't count for #37, but I figured I share it anyway. I found that I'm in love with the B string..........it like the sweet spot. Anyway, not sure I'll enter #38. I already posted for the collab and Im not sure I can get what I did for it out of my head.

@Grappa : Great stuff. Like your take. Must listen to the others.

https://soundcloud.com/shallowlines/sunshred37

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post Feb 7 2017, 09:02 PM
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VERY cool solo indeed! I liked the tone and the playing and the composition. I dig how you built up from a very emotive solo to a srheddy solo as the backing grew more intense. Being able to respond to a backing track is what separates the men from boys in soloing and I've been lucky to have great submissions so far. I also liked the use of whammy bar in addition to vibrato. Using multiple techniques like that helps create a vibe and distinguish your solo. Well done smile.gif Welcome to SHREDFEST!! Looking forward to your #38

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A slightly late addition to SunShred. No video so it doesn't count for #37, but I figured I share it anyway. I found that I'm in love with the B string..........it like the sweet spot. Anyway, not sure I'll enter #38. I already posted for the collab and Im not sure I can get what I did for it out of my head.

@Grappa : Great stuff. Like your take. Must listen to the others.

https://soundcloud.com/shallowlines/sunshred37


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post Feb 7 2017, 09:33 PM
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Well I'm going to bite the bullet and take a long shot or a cheat however you may want to look at it, and enter my Collab take for the Shred Challenge laugh.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif No harm in trying eh? cool.gif Worth posting for the critique anyway wink.gif

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



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post Feb 9 2017, 05:52 AM
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Very cool take! I like the use of harmonics in this solo particularly as it's somewhat rare to be honestly to use them in this fashion as a main melodic element. Kudos for originality there! The whole thing works quite well and I'm very impressed with the playing and the technique.

In short, you just....

LEVELED UP!!!

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Well I'm going to bite the bullet and take a long shot or a cheat however you may want to look at it, and enter my Collab take for the Shred Challenge laugh.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif No harm in trying eh? cool.gif Worth posting for the critique anyway wink.gif

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



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post Feb 9 2017, 10:15 AM
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So it's not really guitar, but here was my take for the collab, just in case:



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NOW THAT WAS UNEXPECTED! A full on keyboard backing. I gotta say it works like a dream. Perfect. It compliments the backing and doesn't distract from it. It could go right along with it and include some solos on top. Top notch work!!!!

I had no idea you were that good on keys. It's impressive. Keep it up! The more instruments you can learn, the better! In other works you just LEVELED UP!!

DON"T FORGET" I need you guys to submit your work to the collab thread as I can't really do it for you. Once you have your bits ready just use the link in the description to the collab thread so you can get credit in the final video for your work!

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So it's not really guitar, but here was my take for the collab, just in case:



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UPDATE: Thanks to AKRICH, for pointing this out. I gave you guys the wrong key!! Actually the wrong track. But no matter, this track is in A BLUES. So A BLUES or A PENTATONIC will work fine Really any scale you want to use is ok with me. Just trying to keep it simple by saying A Blues.
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!!! SUNDAY SHRED FEST X-39!!!!
BLUES TO BASICS ( A BLUES)



*Going back to basics! Let's dig in to the BLUES!!!!

Direct Link to this Challenge :http://bit.ly/sundayshredfestx39

IMPORTANT: YOU CAN PLAY OVER ANY PART OR ALL OF THE BACKING)


DETAILS: VIDEO OPTIONAL : audio or video is fine.

DOWNLOAD BACKING:
MP3 Backing Track (Short Version) Attached File  x39_short.mp3 ( 985.77K ) Number of downloads: 10


MP3 Backing Track ( Long Version). Attached File  x39_long.mp3 ( 5.15MB ) Number of downloads: 9


KEY: A Blues

SCALES TO USE: A Blues

A Blues

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DUE DATE: Before MIDNIGHT Next Sunday!! (If you run a bit late that's ok) I'm pushing back the due date to as late as possible . To give you more weekend time. So the new challenge may already be posted when you go to put up your take. This is fine, just take a look at the new challenge as you post your take so you can practice a bit during the week if possible

F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.)What do I need to do?: Reply to this post with a audio or video performance of your solo. Best to use soundcloud for audio and youtube for video. EMBED the audio or video in the post (Ask me if you need any help)That's it, no files, no transfers, just you playing I will give you feedback on your submission and you will get your updated SHRED FEST MISSION BADGE for having the stones to put yourself out there and for making the time to make music.
2.)Who can participate?: ANYONE!!
3.)What do I get? Upon putting your video in the thread, you will get a critique of your playing and a badge to commemorate your effort. The more Challenges you complete, the higher the level

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UPDATE: Thanks to AKRICH, for pointing this out. I gave you guys the wrong key!! Actually the wrong track. But no matter, this track is in A BLUES. So A BLUES or A PENTATONIC will work fine smile.gif Really any scale you want to use is ok with me. Just trying to keep it simple by saying A Blues.
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!!! SUNDAY SHRED FEST X-39!!!!
BLUES TO BASICS ( A BLUES)


*Going back to basics! Let's dig in to the BLUES!!!!

Direct Link to this Challenge :http://bit.ly/sundayshredfestx39

IMPORTANT: YOU CAN PLAY OVER ANY PART OR ALL OF THE BACKING)


DETAILS: VIDEO OPTIONAL : audio or video is fine.

DOWNLOAD BACKING:
MP3 Backing Track (Short Version) Attached File  x39_short.mp3 ( 985.77K ) Number of downloads: 10


MP3 Backing Track ( Long Version). Attached File  x39_long.mp3 ( 5.15MB ) Number of downloads: 9


KEY: A Blues

SCALES TO USE: A Blues

A Blues

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DUE DATE: Before MIDNIGHT Next Sunday!! (If you run a bit late that's ok) I'm pushing back the due date to as late as possible . To give you more weekend time. So the new challenge may already be posted when you go to put up your take. This is fine, just take a look at the new challenge as you post your take so you can practice a bit during the week if possible

F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.)What do I need to do?: Reply to this post with a audio or video performance of your solo. Best to use soundcloud for audio and youtube for video. EMBED the audio or video in the post (Ask me if you need any help)That's it, no files, no transfers, just you playing I will give you feedback on your submission and you will get your updated SHRED FEST MISSION BADGE for having the stones to put yourself out there and for making the time to make music.
2.)Who can participate?: ANYONE!!
3.)What do I get? Upon putting your video in the thread, you will get a critique of your playing and a badge to commemorate your effort. The more Challenges you complete, the higher the level

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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 16 2017, 09:34 AM) *
In case you missed it on Sunday! smile.gif
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!!! SUNDAY SHRED FEST X-39!!!!
BLUES TO BASICS



*Going back to basics! Let's dig in to the BLUES!!!!

Direct Link to this Challenge :http://bit.ly/sundayshredfestx39

IMPORTANT: YOU CAN PLAY OVER ANY PART OR ALL OF THE BACKING)


DETAILS: VIDEO OPTIONAL : audio or video is fine.

DOWNLOAD BACKING:
MP3 Backing Track (Short Version) Attached File  x39_short.mp3 ( 985.77K ) Number of downloads: 10


MP3 Backing Track ( Long Version). Attached File  x39_long.mp3 ( 5.15MB ) Number of downloads: 9


KEY: E Blues

SCALES TO USE: E Blues

E Blues


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DUE DATE: Before MIDNIGHT Next Sunday!! (If you run a bit late that's ok) I'm pushing back the due date to as late as possible . To give you more weekend time. So the new challenge may already be posted when you go to put up your take. This is fine, just take a look at the new challenge as you post your take so you can practice a bit during the week if possible

F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.)What do I need to do?: Reply to this post with a audio or video performance of your solo. Best to use soundcloud for audio and youtube for video. EMBED the audio or video in the post (Ask me if you need any help)That's it, no files, no transfers, just you playing I will give you feedback on your submission and you will get your updated SHRED FEST MISSION BADGE for having the stones to put yourself out there and for making the time to make music.
2.)Who can participate?: ANYONE!!
3.)What do I get? Upon putting your video in the thread, you will get a critique of your playing and a badge to commemorate your effort. The more Challenges you complete, the higher the level


This backing is actually in A Maj rather than E. So the most basic scales that can be used are A Maj and minor penta/blues. you could also use a mix of A Mixolydian and Dorian to solo over the whole thing.
You could also play an F# Min penta/blues over the A7 chord , or the 1 chord (Relative minor), B min penta/blues over the D7 chord or the 4 chord, and C# minor penta/blues over the E7 chord or 5 chord. Experiment with using both the Maj and min 3rd alternatively over the different chords.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=50470

Funny thing is, The E min penta actually will work against this backing since it contains notes from A Mixolydian.

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By all means give us a demo then smile.gif I'd love to see someone playing A Major over this. But yeah Egad. I just realized I used next weeks track. This track is in A Blues. not E Blues. That would be My Bad.

Remember guys, AUDIO TAKES ARE FINE smile.gif Doesn't need vid.

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This backing is actually in A Maj rather than E. So the most basic scales that can be used are A Maj and minor penta/blues. you could also use a mix of A Mixolydian and Dorian to solo over the whole thing.
You could also play an F# Min penta/blues over the A7 chord , or the 1 chord (Relative minor), B min penta/blues over the D7 chord or the 4 chord, and C# minor penta/blues over the E7 chord or 5 chord. Experiment with using both the Maj and min 3rd alternatively over the different chords.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=50470

Funny thing is, The E min penta actually will work against this backing since it contains notes from A Mixolydian.


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