improv challenge #830 lounge, roxie, lounge

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  1. of this world

    of this world Senior Stratmaster

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    no, you dont recognize this tune... just wail in D minor pent :cool:





    (also sorry about lack of comments from me on last week's challenge (not that youre all waiting with bated breath for them) - it was not the greatest week for me, and i just couldnt get to it...)
     
  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Mrs Bit said "hey that's a R**** ***** tune".


    Heaven help us all...:rolleyes:
     
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  4. simoncroft

    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    The profanity checker on here is set to block the band's name? :eek:

    I'll certainly give it a whirl. Thank you, Monte.
     
  5. of this world

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    well, a couple of things... the original is more indelible than i thought. roxy music was kind of awesome. i managed to not play the original (no large feat there) but i also have been feeling clumsy lately as a side effect of some treatments and it definitley showed up on this track... you'll hear the fumbling to make fingers go places and they're like 'what? speak english!'

    hope that bit of ick ends with treatment...

    [edit: i just remembered that i was recently accused of being Avant Garde and with that in mind, i'd like to retract the above excuse for my poor performance and remind everyone that the performance is not poor at all, but rather so advanced that it simply can't be appreciated.]

    also, this was my jazzmaster and i never touched the wiggle stick. doesn't that incur a penalty?



     
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    I made the classic mistake of not listening to the whole track before doing my take, so the ending is a bit of a mess. :oops:

     
  8. Ferpie

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    I dig the dry tone.
     
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    Ferpie Senior Stratmaster

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    Is that an octave pedal of some sort!? Cool track
     
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    Ferpie Senior Stratmaster

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    You without your delay feels like somebody else! I liked the jam
     
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    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    It's kind of you to start these threads, and I'm sorry to hear your treatment is affecting you at the moment. Your take has less nonsense notes in it than mine, so let's hope that means the treatment is really working. :) My wife and I ran Avant Garde (Croydon) Limited for about 20 years, so we don't think you can be 'too avant garde'. :)

    Well, thank you! I actually used the JamOrigin MIDI Guitar 2 plug-in, which was simultaneously converting my Strat to MIDI. I used the MIDI to power two different software synths. Given that MIDI Guitar 2 costs about $150 and works with any guitar (including my cheap Yamaha 12-string electro-acoustic), I reckon it's a real bargain. I have a massive synth and sample library, and it's great to be able to play them from my guitar when I want to. https://www.jamorigin.com
     
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    Hey! I'm hearing you get more confident. Sounds like you've been practising your scales.
     
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    ‘Reminds me of Neil Young
     
  15. of this world

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    Hey, that's the tune!


    sounds great, Si! I thinkyou handled the surprise ending with grace and panache...
     
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    In case you're interested, this gives you a better idea of what the MIDI/synth side of things is doing. It's the same take, but remixed to make the synths a lot louder. The thing I'm finding challenging is getting the depth of the MIDI bend information to match the actual pitch of my finger bends on the guitar. Whatever setting I use, it seems to be a bit out. Pretty accurate tracking though. :)

     
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    That's definitely an avenue i never explored. I feel like there's a whole spectrum of sound there, by playing with subtilities! Good stuff
     
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    LOL, i think not... he was trying to be all stealthy and not disclose it.
     
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    I've been trying out my new Catalinbread Dreamcoat pedal recently and went wandering off in random directions for a couple of minutes to the track.

     
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    Really like this backing track.