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Strat Talk Improv Challenges Revisited: #116 The Colonel

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by fezz parka, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Thrup'ny Bit

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    Thanks. :)

    It was just supposed to be a quick run through to get things in the right places, never for human consumption. The best laid plans...
     
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    I'd reached that conclusion. And so it is, a mere 20 years since I gave up on the things, I find myself with a piece of plastic in my right hand. I can do it, but the chance of cramp is high.

    That was a fine take. Time is indeed tight!
     
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    OMG, you have no idea how bad it really is... even my issues have their own issues. :(
    The trick is to not let them stop you, but use them to motivate you to try harder.
     
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    That made me laugh :)
     
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    my second take, should I remove the first guitar?

     
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    i didn't take part in the original Improv Challenge version of this for some reason.
    The 'Try To Become Steve Cropper' concept is rather appealing, though.
    This version is not perfect by any means, but still... here we go:
    Time Is Tight

    Tele with neck humbucker...
    and thanks for the downloadable, @Omar!
     
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  8. fezz parka

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    Well you guys are getting it.

    I'm going to post the original. There are three distinct parts that the guitar carries:
    1. The dyad rhythm that also mirrors the bassline.
    2. The chords in the B section ( the G & D)
    3. The arpeggio "lead" part.

    All in the video I made.

    These are essential to playing the tune.

    Here's the original. It's the blueprint. Follow the design.

     
  9. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    sorry to be so delinquent, i just got to actually playing with the backing track to day (going to need to plugin... the acoustic doesn't sound right, especially on G/D section and the arpeggios)

    this isn't a good track for thinking about something else while playing - it works best when i just feel the groove...

    so getting closer to fine (unless i fight it in court and win!)
     
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    Hey everyone thanks for the encouraging words, - very nice... i'm sorry i didn't mean to illicit such reassuring responses... i'm certainly in no danger of quitting (in for a penny in for a pound has always been my MO.

    i do feel a ton of anxiety but that's life... sometimes i express it - i mean i would quite literally be terrified to play guitar in front of any of you. when i play live, i find the biggest structure in the performance space and sit behind it, amp forward - let them guess where the sound is coming from... the stuff i record and post here is vastly more complex than anything i ever play live - just the thought of playing live with my "ST knowledge and technique" (such as it is) makes my stomach queasy.

    please don't worry about me on that front. these hands will dissolve into dust and salt sooner than later and the point will be moot. :D
     
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    This one I missed because I didnt listen to the original :(
     
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    FWIW...it's in mine too. ;)
     
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    Mr. Bit brings it. :)
     
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    That is well on the money! Hats off to you Mr Bit. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Thanks chaps, I just followed the cooking instructions on the packet. :D
     
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    Bingo. All the ingredients in the right portions and in the right places. That's what composition is.

    Edit: In this case, we're following both the existing composition and its arrangement. I said in the first post that its not a compositional exercise. Meaning writing your own parts. :)
     
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    i might just have to redo mine, then... :oops:
     
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    in some ways this has has been the most difficult challenge for me - trying to "get it right" nearly drove me mad the first 20 years i tried off and on to play... i'm in it now. each part is easy enough. but fitting them in right, and playing each note with the sensitive touch it deserves, and sounding like its easy well its killing me... thought i was ready to record - but no... i'm ready throw at chair at myself.
     
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    Take your Tele.
    Put it in the bridge neck position.
    Play just the dyad rhythm.
    Palm mute ever so slightly...just enough to faintly mute the ring on the tail. This will give the right chunk for the attack as well.

    Listen to the original for what Cropper does on the B section.

    Just play this until you're comfortable. Then record it.

    Overdub the 1-3-5-6 " lead part ".

    :)
     
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