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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by heltershelton, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    That ain't bad!
     

  2. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    man thats KILLER!!!!
     

  3. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    we are our own worst critics. i understand that. this thread is for stuff you hated at first then listened to it later and realized it wasnt all that bad.....(as you thought at the time)....
     
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  4. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    885
    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Cojones? lol

    To me, this one is my best so far.

     
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  5. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    its completely horrible, lol
     
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  6. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    i had to like this before i listened to it.....wanna know why? because you laughed when i said cahones!!!. you did good and you know it! you hit all the right notes.
     
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  7. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    46
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    @Omar, I think you're going to be a great candidate for this thread as you're confidence is still building. Your playing has always had a good foundation and as your skills improve, you'll start to hear what's good about your past playing, not what's weak.
     
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  8. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    885
    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Thank you Kelly, I'm glad you liked it. I'm working on something else, I hope it turns out good.

    Yes you made me laugh :D

    cajones = drawers
    cojones = you know it well (and this is what you meant lol)
     
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  9. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    i dont know of any cajones that means drawers or underwear.....and im glad i made you laugh.....we need more laughter in this crappy world. im sure whatever you do will be very cool.
     
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  10. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    885
    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Kevin, thank you so much. You and the "weekly jam" gang are so helpful. I'm getting better because of your continuous support. I appreciate all the motivation and encouraging comments you have provided me with :)
     

  11. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    Understood. I think the gap is often in what we have in our head vs. what we actually record.

    Here's my first slide recording ever, not long after I decided to attempt to master the little beast - which seems to be forever beyond reach. Anyway, starting with a brass slide on an acoustic is begging for lot of slide buzz and there's certainly some of that here. Because of that, I didn't listen to this much for a long time, but I now think the tune holds it together and the buzz doesn't bother me so much anymore and I actively think it's a good little tune, despite the unimaginative name.

     
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  12. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
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    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    I'd glad we can help and encourage you, but you're getting better because you're self-motivated. We're just encouraging that along. No one can make you a better musician. You have to want it and put in the work, which you're clearly doing.
     
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  13. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    You're right. We need more laughter. I've had a stressful day today.
     
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  14. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    I'm working hard on your current jam track. It's fun. I hope I surprise you all :D
     

  15. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    man i really like that......and its REALLY good for your first thing. i have a first slide thing too....its from maybe about three or four years ago.....it was a tribute to fallen soldiers....here it go....
     
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  16. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    Wow. The music hits the mood just right. Thanks for sharing this.
     
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  17. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
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    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    I can't wait to hear it.
     
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  18. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    thanks. i was probably drinking pretty heavily.
     
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  19. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    Texas
    Man, that was friggin' great! A ton of harmonized notes to remember to pull that off. Love it.

    I am in the same camp as you, I usually pick my own stuff apart to the point of agony. Super hyper critical of my own playing. I'm ridiculous.

    A couple of years ago I was feeling really down. It was a cold December day around Christmas, so I went and threw down a simple little descending rhythm guitar track over a drum machine pattern. Then I added an improved lead track and threw a bass line down. I did it all on first track takes, left the raw tracks marginally mixed. No edits, all raw.

    I thought "Well this will probably suck"!

    Still don't know if it's good or bad but, it turned out to sound at least, exactly how I was feeling at the time. Mistakes and all. And that meant something to me, straight from the heart, a wounded heart.



    I would like to redo it on a better system but never got around to it yet.
     

  20. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Antisocial Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    That never seems to work out for me, it might improve technically but loses the spontaneity and feel of the original. It's nice as it is.
     
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