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Jam 64 - AC/DC Theme in honor of Malcolm Young

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by knh555, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. knh555

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    I think there's plenty of support to put this up in honor of Malcom Young's contributions to many people's youthful indiscretions. So here goes.



     
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    And here's my take. I decided to try this out on the new AV65. Open tuning in A minor for this one. (E A C A C E)

     
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    Thanks Kevin. I'll do some thinking, post, then have a listen to your take too. :thumb:
     
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    It's not in A minor by the way.
     
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    Just commenting on how I tuned my guitar. I'll let you guys decide if it worked. But yeah. A major might've been easier. ;)
     
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    Since smashing out big fat chords is the most fun you can have with an electric guitar and we're honoring Malcolm, no noodles. Almost.

     
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    I was referring to the information on the You Tube video. A Pent licks are fine but it's not in the key of Am. Sorry to be a nerd.
     
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    I thought it would be better to jump in earlier before the bigger acts show up.:)

     
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    No worries. I'm sure it'll be helpful for many.

    [EDIT] ...and for me if I try this again.
     
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    I hear that @Mellencaster !
    I’m hoping to record something before I listen to what others post .
     
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    @knh555 - A bit of the Reverend Gibbons in there, and it works really well. Good stuff!

    @mjark - You definitely grabbed the 70s Arena Rock vibe on this one. Very cool!

    @Mellencaster - You've got that Texas thing going on here as well. Nice tone and licks. Sweet!

    I took a page from the book of Making Home Videos 101 by @Mouse .....

     
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    Ha! Awesome. I like the duck logo as well.

    That was fun to listen to. I like that you added a rhythm guitar too. Nice speedy pent licks and cool use of the bar.

    I definitely want to get in on this one.
     
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    Thanks @Mouse.
    Making that vid was a b*tch! I'm sure I took the long road creating it, and I'm sure there's easier ways, LOL.
     
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    Trust me, I learned what I needed to in order to create my vids and pretty much stopped learning once I could churn out a video pretty quickly. I'm sure there are dozens of cool tricks I'm missing out on that would make my life easier.
     
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    I caved already but it's still in the AC/DC spirit I think. It's just one go round...more than enough.

     
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    Out of respect, I'm staying well out of this one.
     
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    Just a quick tip from me at this stage, for anyone who wants a fast-track way of marking where the arrangement modulates to another key. I did this in Logic Pro, but you should be able to do something similar in most DAWs.

    1. Every time you find a point you want to mark, put a cut in the track. (Right-click on audio track/ select Split By Playhead.)
    2. Colour each section differently. (Right-click on audio track/ select Name & Color/Show Hide Colors, then click on the shade you fancy.)​

    Voila! No chance of getting lost.

    You could use markers instead but in Logic Pro, my method is a lot easier to 'read'.

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    I just write the measure number down if I'm having trouble feeling it. On tracks like this where one chord goes on for some time it is helpful.
     
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    So you're saying I missed all the changes? Dammit! I hate when I do that :confused: :( :whistling:
     
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    Sometimes I even use a dummy track using the track notes function of Reaper in a similar way, mapping out the chord progressions, especially on my own stuff which may go months between recording sessions.
     
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