5 Pages V   1 2 3 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Connecting Melodies, Creativity Workout series
Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 10 2017, 02:09 PM
Post #1


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 29.858
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Hello friends! Welcome to a new "connecting melodies" thread for the Creativity Workout series.

This one consists in connecting melodic lines over a backing track that I will share here.
In other words, this means that we'll be creating a song together.

It will be very interesting to listen to melodies we create by connecting guitar lines and by being influenced by each other. I think that this experiment can be a very rich experience for everybody.

Besides the backing track I will also provide a word or phrase that reflects the feeling that we would like to convey while creating the melodies.


How does this work?

1. I share a backing track and a word which reflects a feeling.

2. The first participant (A) downloads the backing, records a '2 or 4' measures melody/arrangement over it and uploads an audio with the whole backing and his take. (please share an only guitar file for future mixing)

2. The next participant (B ) downloads participant's (A) file and records a 2 measures melody next to (B )’s take.

3. Participant ( C ) downloads (B )’s file and does the same.

4. We keep building the tune by extending lines and melodic ideas together


Some rules and suggestions:

- The melodies / arrangement should last 2 or 4 measures and can be created with guitar, vocals or other instruments.

- I will give 10 days to play each backing until we discuss the result and start with a new one.

- Remember to allow downloads If you use Soundcloud.

- Save original files in your computer! We might want to re-mix it later.

- Please upload a file that only contains your guitar to let me do experiments.

- Don’t be shy. This workout is appropriate for all levels: BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED.

- Feel free to contact me if you need help with recording, mix down and uploading the files.


BACKING I

This is the backing that we'll use: Attached File  Ballad_Soloing___D_Major.mp3 ( 5.26MB ) Number of downloads: 141


It's in D major, and I borrowed it from this amazing lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Ballad...s-And-Phrasing/



Backing track progression:

4/4 ||: D | D | G | G | Em | Em | A | A :||


Tempo: 140 bpm.


Keyword: Loneliness


Who is in?


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil66
post Apr 10 2017, 06:58 PM
Post #2


Learning Apprentice Player
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4.550
Joined: 5-July 14
From: The Black Country, England
Member No.: 19.975



I'd love to have a go but how do we decide who goes next? Will it just be first to submit at each stage?

I don't think I'll be able to enter this week though Gab, as discussed in our thread

Cheers


--------------------


SEE MY GMC CERTIFICATE



“Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day's success.”
Israelmore Ayivor
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 10 2017, 07:19 PM
Post #3


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 29.858
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



QUOTE (Phil66 @ Apr 10 2017, 02:58 PM) *
I'd love to have a go but how do we decide who goes next? Will it just be first to submit at each stage?

I don't think I'll be able to enter this week though Gab, as discussed in our thread

Cheers



I think that it's enough if the student says, "I'm working on the next one". What do you think?


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil66
post Apr 10 2017, 07:59 PM
Post #4


Learning Apprentice Player
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4.550
Joined: 5-July 14
From: The Black Country, England
Member No.: 19.975



I really don't know. Sorry. Maybe let them make a take based on when the say "I'm in". Apart from me as my time is too short this week. So the next person to say "I'm in", creates the first part and so on. This means anyone can join a bit later on in the week and know when they should do their part.

What do you think?

smile.gif


--------------------


SEE MY GMC CERTIFICATE



“Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day's success.”
Israelmore Ayivor
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
MonkeyDAthos
post Apr 11 2017, 12:37 AM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.578
Joined: 28-October 10
From: Portugal; Bombarral
Member No.: 11.477



I wouldnt mind, but I am actually with really low time shortage.
Doing some construction work at my grandfolks place and trying to set up my own "studio". unsure.gif

So ye for the next week or two. Will be kinda hard for me to actually do guitar stuff besides the regular practice seasons.


--------------------
QUOTE
It's a proven fact that guitar faces have a bigger impact on tone than wood does.


Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
AK Rich
post Apr 11 2017, 08:30 AM
Post #6


Learning Guitar Hero
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.745
Joined: 10-September 11
From: Big Lake, Alaska
Member No.: 13.839



QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 10 2017, 05:09 AM) *
Hello friends! Welcome to a new "connecting melodies" thread for the Creativity Workout series.

This one consists in connecting melodic lines over a backing track that I will share here.
In other words, this means that we'll be creating a song together.

It will be very interesting to listen to melodies we create by connecting guitar lines and by being influenced by each other. I think that this experiment can be a very rich experience for everybody.

Besides the backing track I will also provide a word or phrase that reflects the feeling that we would like to convey while creating the melodies.


How does this work?

1. I share a backing track and a word which reflects a feeling.

2. The first participant (A) downloads the backing, records a '2 or 4' measures melody/arrangement over it and uploads an audio with the whole backing and his take. (please share an only guitar file for future mixing)

2. The next participant (B ) downloads participant's (A) file and records a 2 measures melody next to (B )’s take.

3. Participant ( C ) downloads (B )’s file and does the same.

4. We keep building the tune by extending lines and melodic ideas together


Some rules and suggestions:

- The melodies / arrangement should last 2 or 4 measures and can be created with guitar, vocals or other instruments.

- I will give 10 days to play each backing until we discuss the result and start with a new one.

- Remember to allow downloads If you use Soundcloud.

- Save original files in your computer! We might want to re-mix it later.

- Please upload a file that only contains your guitar to let me do experiments.

- Don’t be shy. This workout is appropriate for all levels: BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED.

- Feel free to contact me if you need help with recording, mix down and uploading the files.


BACKING I

This is the backing that we'll use: Attached File  Ballad_Soloing___D_Major.mp3 ( 5.26MB ) Number of downloads: 141


It's in D major, and I borrowed it from this amazing lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Ballad...s-And-Phrasing/



Backing track progression:

4/4 ||: D | D | G | G | Em | Em | A | A :||


Tempo: 140 bpm.


Keyword: Loneliness


Who is in?


Deja Vu!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Remember how the track started to degrade as we passed it around and added to it?

https://soundcloud.com/richatthelake66/cm2-2
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 11 2017, 12:58 PM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 29.858
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



So who will be the first braveheart? smile.gif


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sensible Jones
post Apr 11 2017, 03:20 PM
Post #8


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.596
Joined: 2-January 09
From: London-ish. UK.
Member No.: 6.517



QUOTE (AK Rich @ Apr 11 2017, 08:30 AM) *
Deja Vu!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Remember how the track started to degrade as we passed it around and added to it?

Yeah, I remember when we did this before and that happened! biggrin.gif

I'm in Gab!


--------------------
I'd rather have a full Bottle in front of me than a full Frontal Lobotomy!!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
AK Rich
post Apr 11 2017, 03:57 PM
Post #9


Learning Guitar Hero
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.745
Joined: 10-September 11
From: Big Lake, Alaska
Member No.: 13.839



QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Apr 11 2017, 06:20 AM) *
Yeah, I remember when we did this before and that happened! biggrin.gif

I'm in Gab!

Right on Jonesey! Aren't you the one who broke the ice and laid down the first licks on the one I posted above? That one was a lot of fun!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil66
post Apr 11 2017, 08:29 PM
Post #10


Learning Apprentice Player
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4.550
Joined: 5-July 14
From: The Black Country, England
Member No.: 19.975



OK I'll start the ball rolling and set the mood wink.gif

There's a bit of fret buzz on the first note, if you need me to re-record I can but I think it gets lost in the mix.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/ballad-soloing-d-major-with-whole-backing

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/ballad-soloing-d-major-guitar-only

Cheers smile.gif


--------------------


SEE MY GMC CERTIFICATE



“Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day's success.”
Israelmore Ayivor
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sensible Jones
post Apr 12 2017, 04:24 PM
Post #11


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.596
Joined: 2-January 09
From: London-ish. UK.
Member No.: 6.517



QUOTE (AK Rich @ Apr 11 2017, 03:57 PM) *
Right on Jonesey! Aren't you the one who broke the ice and laid down the first licks on the one I posted above? That one was a lot of fun!

I think you're right, I do believe I was!!
biggrin.gif

Phil, can you enable the Download on your take please mate?


--------------------
I'd rather have a full Bottle in front of me than a full Frontal Lobotomy!!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
AK Rich
post Apr 12 2017, 04:38 PM
Post #12


Learning Guitar Hero
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.745
Joined: 10-September 11
From: Big Lake, Alaska
Member No.: 13.839



QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Apr 12 2017, 07:24 AM) *
I think you're right, I do believe I was!!
biggrin.gif

It's hard to believe that was 4 years ago. At least that's what it says on my soundcloud page.

This post has been edited by AK Rich: Apr 12 2017, 04:40 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil66
post Apr 12 2017, 05:42 PM
Post #13


Learning Apprentice Player
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4.550
Joined: 5-July 14
From: The Black Country, England
Member No.: 19.975



QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Apr 12 2017, 04:24 PM) *
Phil, can you enable the Download on your take please mate?


Done buddy wink.gif


--------------------


SEE MY GMC CERTIFICATE



“Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day's success.”
Israelmore Ayivor
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 13 2017, 02:37 AM
Post #14


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 29.858
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



QUOTE (Phil66 @ Apr 11 2017, 04:29 PM) *
OK I'll start the ball rolling and set the mood wink.gif

There's a bit of fret buzz on the first note, if you need me to re-record I can but I think it gets lost in the mix.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/ballad-soloing-d-major-with-whole-backing

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/ballad-soloing-d-major-guitar-only

Cheers smile.gif



Yeah!! Nice to see you breaking the ice Phil!! Well done! smile.gif

Who's next?

QUOTE (AK Rich @ Apr 12 2017, 12:38 PM) *
It's hard to believe that was 4 years ago. At least that's what it says on my soundcloud page.



4 years??? ohmy.gif


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
AK Rich
post Apr 14 2017, 04:53 PM
Post #15


Learning Guitar Hero
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.745
Joined: 10-September 11
From: Big Lake, Alaska
Member No.: 13.839



QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 12 2017, 05:37 PM) *
4 years??? ohmy.gif

I know man! Where did the time go? biggrin.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jstcrsn
post Apr 14 2017, 05:59 PM
Post #16


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.882
Joined: 29-March 08
From: kansas, USA
Member No.: 4.733



here goes nutin
[attachment=46053:connecti...lodies_1.wav]

I did not listen to darius's version to not color mine , so I hope i interpreted it different
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 14 2017, 09:13 PM
Post #17


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 29.858
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Nice!! Thanks jstcrsn for your melody! smile.gif

It's really cool to see that this one is progressing. Who is next?


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil66
post Apr 14 2017, 09:42 PM
Post #18


Learning Apprentice Player
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4.550
Joined: 5-July 14
From: The Black Country, England
Member No.: 19.975



I'll have a go at another 2-4 bars when I get back from my long weekend mate. I really enjoy this kind of thing wink.gif


--------------------


SEE MY GMC CERTIFICATE



“Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day's success.”
Israelmore Ayivor
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 15 2017, 10:30 PM
Post #19


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 29.858
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Nice Phil! Go for it! I'll also submit my part for this workout soon.


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jstcrsn
post Apr 15 2017, 10:50 PM
Post #20


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.882
Joined: 29-March 08
From: kansas, USA
Member No.: 4.733



QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 15 2017, 10:30 PM) *
Nice Phil! Go for it! I'll also submit my part for this workout soon.

it's been so long since I have recorded , I actually had to re learn some stuff , but , I plan to do more , just letting some others ( of course not gonna mention rich, jones , or ken names as to not make them feel pressured wink.gif )get in their bits
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

5 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 
Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd November 2017 - 06:31 AM