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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jan 19 2017, 12:03 AM
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Hello friends! Welcome to our new collaboration!!

Our collaborations keep on getting better and better, and we still continue exploring new styles and sounds. This time I've decided to create a Neo Soul Style backing track in order to create a guitar oriented track that sounds warm, groovy and modern. The cool thing about this one is that both beginner and advanced guitarists will find this one funny to jam.

Backing track: Attached File  GMC_Neo_Soul_Collab_86_bpm.mp3 ( 2.16MB ) Number of downloads: 136


Chords: (Em7 Em9) x4 - (Am7) - (Em7 Em9) - (Am7) - Em7 D Cmaj7 Bm7

The tune is in E minor so the first scale choice that I recommend is E Pentatonic minor.




You can add blue note and some other passing notes to this one, and more advanced players can try other minor modes like Aeolian and Dorian and see what they get.


IF YOU NEED HELP LET ME KNOW! I'M HERE TO GUIDE YOU.


IMPORTANT INFO About files required:

In order to make the things easier for compiling takes and mixing I need that each participant shares 3 files:

- Audio file with the mix of the backing and your guitar.
- Audio file only with your guitar (If possible this audio should have the same length than the mix version)
- Video of you playing the solo, and if it's not possible a picture. (Mp4 format if it's possible)

The best way to share this is compressing in a zip file to be downloaded from here or using sharing service as dropbox, wetransfer, and copying the link here.

If you decide to share your files using soundcloud please remember to "allow downloads".

Thanks!


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PS: Are you a new member? A GMC collaboration is based on a backing track over which you can add your playing (solos, arrangements, vocals, other instruments) and share it here. Then I'll mix everything to build a full song.

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post Jan 19 2017, 08:17 AM
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that is a seriously cool ass backing track smile.gif


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post Jan 19 2017, 01:17 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Jan 19 2017, 04:17 AM) *
that is a seriously cool ass backing track smile.gif



I've been jamming over it since I've recorded it yesterday. It's addictive. smile.gif

You're welcome friend!


Who else would like to join? smile.gif


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post Jan 19 2017, 09:01 PM
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I'm in! It's only audio collab, or is it video too?


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post Jan 20 2017, 12:17 AM
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Video Collab, but as always, I'm sure gab would take a still photo if you don't want to shoot a vid smile.gif
BTW count me in too!

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QUOTE (coffeeman @ Jan 19 2017, 04:01 PM) *
I'm in! It's only audio collab, or is it video too?


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post Jan 20 2017, 12:42 AM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ Jan 19 2017, 05:01 PM) *
I'm in! It's only audio collab, or is it video too?


QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 19 2017, 08:17 PM) *
Video Collab, but as always, I'm sure gab would take a still photo if you don't want to shoot a vid smile.gif
BTW count me in too!

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Cool friends! Welcome! smile.gif

Yeah, it's a video collab! But I can accept a photo if you can't provide a vid.


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post Jan 20 2017, 09:08 PM
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Just putting some preliminary ideas out there. Plenty of errors but just winging it. Love the backing but ideas are sparse unsure.gif It does go right to the very end though.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/neo-soul-first-ideas


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post Jan 20 2017, 10:49 PM
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That's a groovy take Phil!

Nice backing, I will give it a shot as well!


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post Jan 20 2017, 11:19 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 20 2017, 05:08 PM) *
Just putting some preliminary ideas out there. Plenty of errors but just winging it. Love the backing but ideas are sparse unsure.gif It does go right to the very end though.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/neo-soul-first-ideas



That's cool Phil! It's nice to hear you grooving like that over this one! You can polish your take but I think that this is the right direction.

Well done!


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post Jan 21 2017, 07:10 PM
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Who else is working on this one? Let's create a killer song! smile.gif

Remember that every guitar level is welcome here!

E minor pentatonic is the best choice. Here is a tutorial if you are new to scales:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Learn-...ntatonic-Scale/



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post Jan 22 2017, 09:36 PM
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Another take, I'm going to stick with the harmonics for the intro if that's ok, I think they go quite well.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/neo-soul-second-ideas


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post Jan 22 2017, 10:37 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 22 2017, 08:36 PM) *
I'm going to stick with the harmonics for the intro I think they go quite well.

I do too biggrin.gif
Both of your takes so far have some very cool licks. Good work duder.

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post Jan 22 2017, 10:40 PM
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Thanks Scott, appreciated smile.gif

The hard bit is stringing the cool licks together laugh.gif


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post Jan 23 2017, 05:40 AM
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Nice playing Phil! This new take incorporates some new great stuff! The harmonics at the beginning work great, and the phrasing is very tasty and groovy! I also like the funky rhythm added just after the harmonics, I think that this idea can also work, but it has some timing issues. This could be a good opportunity to tight your funky rhythm playing, so my suggestion is to practice and polish it.

Thanks for your input mate! smile.gif


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post Jan 23 2017, 07:58 PM
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felt like a wah kinda thing cool.gif

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post Jan 23 2017, 08:46 PM
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That's brilliant Scott, puts mine to shame laugh.gif I tried some wah but couldn't get it right, auto wah and T wah just don't seem to cut it, maybe it's the way I had them set up.

This is my favourite of mine so far. The funky rhythm still needs polishing, if I don't get it right maybe someone else could do some there instead. I quite like the lead work though and there is a bit of vibrato in there that just hits me for some reason @ 00:30, it's very subtle but there's something about it I like and I don't know what it is unsure.gif

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/neo-soul-more-jammin

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 23 2017, 07:46 PM) *
That's brilliant Scott, puts mine to shame laugh.gif

Not at all sir smile.gif I like how your takes have been developing, you'll have a cracking solo when you're finished.


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post Jan 24 2017, 03:03 AM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Jan 23 2017, 03:58 PM) *



Feels like you've rocked this one! I love it man. The groove, the note choices, the tone, the wah, everything is perfect! Thanks for taking the time to record a solo for this one. smile.gif

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 23 2017, 04:46 PM) *
That's brilliant Scott, puts mine to shame laugh.gif I tried some wah but couldn't get it right, auto wah and T wah just don't seem to cut it, maybe it's the way I had them set up.

This is my favourite of mine so far. The funky rhythm still needs polishing, if I don't get it right maybe someone else could do some there instead. I quite like the lead work though and there is a bit of vibrato in there that just hits me for some reason @ 00:30, it's very subtle but there's something about it I like and I don't know what it is unsure.gif

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/neo-soul-more-jammin




Great job Phil! This one is much tighter! I think that your solo is great and that you should be proud of it! By the way, these collabs are a excuse to train your playing and creativity so it's great to see that your takes get better and better.

This last one is ok, but if you want to continue polishing it, it's also ok! Thanks for joining friend.



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Thanks Gab, I will keep on polishing every day as my warm up smile.gif


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I'm in!!!
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