Challenge #286 - Can You be a Rock Star?

knh555

Most Honored Senior Member
Dec 6, 2016
6,353
Massachusetts
I'll decide whether to play to a track if I think there's something to be gained and I have the time. If I don't like it, no big deal. I can always make my own suggests/posts or generate a new custom track, which I've done on occasion. Thanks for stepping up @Offshore Angler and putting this out there. I did try for a quick hit this morning and got nowhere with it, but that's on me. I'll come back to it if I have the time.
 

CigBurn

Total Hack
Jun 22, 2014
16,337
Same Shed Different Day
It could be an exercise in trying to fit into the track rather than just spew all over it. Personally I find it more tasteful to sit in and complement the track rather than just wail over it. Sometimes that the most challenging thing to do.

Pretty much my thoughts as well..

I hear something like this and think, ok how do I add to this and keep that live concert vibe without sounding like I'm playing/singing over the top of it? I dig the track myself... JMHO
 
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knh555

Most Honored Senior Member
Dec 6, 2016
6,353
Massachusetts
Pretty much my thoughts as well..

I hear something like this and think, ok how do I add to this and keep that love concert vibe without sounding like I'm playing/singing over the top of it? I dig the track myself... JMHO

And for those who don’t agree, simply don’t play it. It seems every few months we have this discussion, which drives people away. Let’s welcome new blood who may not know they way it was done before.
 

Offshore Angler

Senior Stratmaster
Jan 3, 2009
2,163
NY Finger Lakes Region
I don't know dudes, I just threw a quicky hit at it and found plenty of room. Didn't touch the mix at all. My trusty old Gold Strat that's the studio beater. Took fezz's intro suggestion LOL! I got a little sloppy on timing but I might just have to go back and record a "real" version, it's fun to play with.

 
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El Gobernador

fezz parka
Apr 21, 2011
35,631
Nunyo, BZ
Let’s welcome new blood who may not know they way it was done before.
Chuck and I ( along with Mark "Buzztone" Bjorke) used to do this almost 20 years ago on another site. It was fun then, it's fun now.

I don't know dudes, I just threw a quicky hit at it and found plenty of room. Didn't touch the mix at all. My trusty old Gold Strat that's the studio beater. Took fezz's intro suggestion LOL! I got a little sloppy on timing but I might just have to go back and record a "real" version, it's fun to play with.


Very cool Chuck. You haven't lost a step. :)
 
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montemerrick

no earthly reason why
Apr 13, 2015
22,788
300 miles from anywhere.
It is a bit thick in it's sound Unless you just want to raw dog solo over it which I am personally fine with for this track, but there are a lot of tracks that are already complete. I personally, would prefer tracks that had bass, drums so I could do my own thing. But if there is a rhythm guitar that is just that good, so be it. Imma take 5 mins to see what I come up with, if it sucks, it sucks. But I am just going to wail over it.

EDIT: And here we go.


zztop collides with black crowes and keef still outlives them all!
 

montemerrick

no earthly reason why
Apr 13, 2015
22,788
300 miles from anywhere.
I don't know dudes, I just threw a quicky hit at it and found plenty of room. Didn't touch the mix at all. My trusty old Gold Strat that's the studio beater. Took fezz's intro suggestion LOL! I got a little sloppy on timing but I might just have to go back and record a "real" version, it's fun to play with.


y'know, from my first listen to this track i was hearing lowell george and wishing for his chops. the little feat vibe was strong with this one i thought... the real essence of rock and roll outdoor stadiums, gospeltinged drunkards banging on organs and mangling doublestops, the smell of burned rope wafting across the field with the beach balls -... your addition was terrific ... reminded me of Stevie Winwood somehow.
 

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Senior Stratmaster
Jul 4, 2013
2,063
melbourne
You did one of the things I thought of was take advantage of the fact that the provided guitar part is panned left...and panned your track to the right! I've done this with my own stuff to great effect.

That was fun to listen to!

I will do that 99% of the time. While obviously aiding in seperation, I like the sense of "standing in front of the stage" while one guitarist is to the left and one guitarist is to the right.
It sounds like it works for you too on your own stuff :thumb:
 


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