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Challenge #235 - No Sympathy

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by dogletnoir, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern usa
    Stones? Not really.
    Santana? Maaaaaybe.
    dogletnoir? Mos' def.
    But still pretty straightforward... well, by my standards anyhow.
    i hope you'll have fun with this one, folks!

     
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  2. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern usa
    And just to get the ball rolling, here's my first take:
    No Sympathy (take 1)
     

  3. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    i loved this doglet, thanks for offering it up to the likes of me.

    i tried it on the acoustic, thought i liked it... sat on it for the afternoon - turns out i hated it - did this instead just now on my tele. i really had in mind a skill level for myself that i clearly have not attained lol.

     

  4. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    haha! that was awesome! you really sent that one out of the park! moved like martha graham! like baryshnikof!
     

  5. Noahclem

    Noahclem Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    48
    Oct 26, 2015
    MD
    Unfortunately, I am traveling the next two weekends (after traveling two of the last 3), so I don't think I can participate. I just wanted to say though, that this is a killer challenge track, one that would surely kill me. :whistling:
     

  6. s5tuart

    s5tuart ...... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    73
    Aug 8, 2011
    Bedford, UK
    Got to pass on this. My fingers could never keep up with my brain! :)
     

  7. TheDuck

    TheDuck Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    Interesting backing track @dogletnoir. Definitely took me out of my comfort zone.
    Your take was really good, almost Metheny like, and definitely in the Fusion realm.

    @montemerrick - You caught the vibe of this track really well. Nice playing!

    Im not satisfied with this mix, but in my own defense, Im short on time these days.
     

  8. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Senior Stratmaster

    In order to expand my playing, I would like to begin participating in the challenges. What are the standard protocols for this? Specifically, how do these differ from the Jams?

    thanks
     
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  9. TheDuck

    TheDuck Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    They dont differ.
    At least I don't see much difference.

    There really are no rules. Just record yourself playing over the backing track. Either audio or video is fine.
    Upload your track to Soundcloud or Youtube, link it here and you're set.
     
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  10. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    Play and produce what floats your boat. We take all sorts here.
     

  11. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    Speaking of which, I haven't a clue how to approach jazz, at least systematically - definitely outside my wheelhouse. So here's my go at an improv.

     

  12. TheDuck

    TheDuck Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
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  13. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    61
    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    @carolinaeasy – The Weekly Jams and Challenges are basically the same thing but, in theory, the Jams are aimed at players of all abilities who want to join in with their on-line buddies, while the Challenges are aimed at members who want to attempt something that stretches them as musicians. You are absolutely welcome to join in both, just as I was made to feel welcome when I first posted a few years ago. :thumb:

    Anyway, here's my attempt at a tribute to the lady who created this track:



    I'm not musically adept enough to copy her approach but I hope you get the drift.
     

  14. Twelve8

    Twelve8 Strat-O-Master

    730
    Dec 5, 2015
    Sheffield, UK
    Anyone care to drop some knowledge bombs? Key, progression, suggesting starting points etc? This is so far out my comfort zone its paradigm shifting...
     
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  15. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    702
    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    I wish I could help you my brother-in-sonic-blue-guitar. A wild guess, it’s in F key.
     

  16. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    61
    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    For the purposes of single note improv, it's pretty solidly in D major to my ear. I'll come back and have a listen to your takes a bit later. :thumb:
     
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  17. Twelve8

    Twelve8 Strat-O-Master

    730
    Dec 5, 2015
    Sheffield, UK
    I'd mused on D major but found some gnarly bits. i'll have a play again tomorrow with fresh ears :)
     

  18. ultrahedgehog

    ultrahedgehog Strat-Talker

    330
    Jan 14, 2015
    Annapolis
    edit....posted the wrong darn thing. Lol. Will be back when the iPad has a charge again.
     
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  19. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    61
    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    @dogletnoir – Thank you so much for posting this track, the subtleties of which I alas glossed over most of the time in my take. Hearing how you work the changes is an ear-opener. Great chilled theme at the head, but later there is an almost bebop intensity at times.

    @montemerrick – You are a unique voice, as is @dogletnoir. Most of us who post here know how to produce accomplished takes over rock, blues, country… Then you step up, and play things that show considerable attention to the rest of the musicians, but totally eschew any of the ‘slick licks’ that might pass for 'guitar hero playing’. I’m glad to hear it.

    Sorry guys, I really need to sleep now. Be great to hear what you've posted tomorrow.
     
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  20. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern usa
    You can actually use A minor pentatonic to solo over the whole thing.

    i did use a few chromatic passing tones here and there, and a couple of brief excursions
    up to 8th and 10th position, but that take is mostly A minor pent in 5th position.
     
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