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Challenge #215 - The Night

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Thrup'ny Bit, May 18, 2017.

  1. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    And for those that prefer less clutter



    For those that want more info:

    There are three sections

    (A)

    Am///|Am/G/|Am///|Am/G/|
    Am///|Am/G/|Am///|Am///|

    (B) Verse

    Dm///|Em///|Am///|Am///|
    F ///|G ///|Am///|Am///|
    Dm///|Em///|F ///|G ///|

    (C) Bridge

    C ///|Bb///|F ///|G ///|
    C ///|Bb///|F ///|G ///|


    Structure

    A B A B
    A C A B
    A C A
     
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  2. simoncroft

    simoncroft Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Plenty of scope for making your own mark on this, I'd say. I'll have at it later. :thumb:
     
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  3. knh555

    knh555 Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks for that second track. I often prefer to add my own clutter.
     
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  4. simoncroft

    simoncroft Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If you line the two versions up in a DAW, you can effectively control how loud the keyboard part is in the mix. That's my sneaky trick for the week. :sneaky:

    EDIT: They line up perfectly as supplied, thank you @Thrup'ny Bit, with no manual lining up required. :thumb:


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  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    S'funny you should say that :p I'll post my version (as it's a song I wrote back in 1986) later, when everybody has had a go.
     

  6. Brian H

    Brian H Strat-O-Master

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    I always want to go back and write parts from what I hear as I play. But this was the 2nd take

     

  7. knh555

    knh555 Strat-O-Master

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    Here's my take. Thanks @Thrup'ny Bit for a cool groove. I decided to make my own clutter.

     
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  8. simoncroft

    simoncroft Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    This one sounds suspiciously like me jammin' but here we go:



    Thanks for posting this, Thrup. I'll take a little listen in a mo...
     
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  9. simoncroft

    simoncroft Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    @Brian H – For a second take that was considerably more thematic than anything I came up with! In fact, parts of it reminded me of ‘Sunny’, written by Bobby Hebb. “Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain. Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain. The dark days are gone, and the bright days are here...”

    @knh555 – A rootsier interpretation that is still melodic and inventive. Good interplay between the two guitar parts, and there are some very catchy motifs going on there! Nicely done. You also have a good ear for a tune.
     
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  10. knh555

    knh555 Strat-O-Master

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    @Brian H I always love your takes. Great articulation and wonderful phrasing. I really liked how this crescendoed smoothly throughout. I'm also a sucker for fingerpicking.

    @simoncroft Yup. Very much a jam session. And a nicely done one too. The pinched tone is pretty cool and works for this. Nice name too. That's exactly what I was thinking listening to this. o_O I really want to hear the lyrics that go with this tune.


    This is a great track from @Thrup'ny Bit. There are so many different ways to take it. Thanks!
     
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  11. simoncroft

    simoncroft Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You mean as in: "I've forgotten old Paris and maybe Roma too; geographically speaking, I'm lacking metal glue. I'd been to Copenhagen, back in 1982, but when I went there lately, it all seemed shiny new..."
     
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  12. mjark

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  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Are you afraid of the dark?



    So late but I won't sleep tonight
    Awareness will not fade
    How slowly the hours go by
    Tucked up in my warm bed
    Covers over my head
    I know there's something out there
    Are you afraid of the dark?

    :D
     
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  14. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    @Brian H Phew! What a second take. You certainly grabbed this one and ran. If I'd heard this take first, I wouldn't have bothered doing mine. :D

    @knh555 Great rhythm guitar, do I detect a 10cc influence there? Nice tune too. I may steal bits later. ;)

    @simoncroft Great take, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule. Paris (or maybe Hull) isn't going to know what's hit it when you arrive... :D

    @mjark Another laid back, jazzier take on things. Some nice licks and loved the intro tremolo.:thumb:
     
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  15. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

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    This was very good. I took a couple of hours this morning to put this together. I haven't listened to the original backing, went straight for the drums and bass. I enjoyed the flexibility it afforded me.

    Unpolished as hell, but I had a great deal of fun:

     

  16. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    @alainvey :eek: I'm going to have to lie down. I may be some time... :D

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  17. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks for the sentiments, Mr. Bit!

    I listened to the full backing and had to have a quick go. Nothing special, but you do get to see the hideous spectacle of a man in his pyjamas. The lighting is awful, but I couldn't be bothered to even adjust my position...

     

  18. knh555

    knh555 Strat-O-Master

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    I can't believe we started with the same thing. Very cool. Your style really comes through, as always. I imagine an album with every song using the same bass and drum tracks but totally different tunes all the way through.

    Oh wait, that's the Strat-Talk Challenge weekly playlist. Never mind.
     
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  19. knh555

    knh555 Strat-O-Master

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    Sweet tone on this. P90-loaded Strat?
     
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  20. knh555

    knh555 Strat-O-Master

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    I wanna see a pipe hanging out of your mouth while you're playing, like in your avatar.
     
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