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Discussion in 'Tab & Music Forum' started by Thrup'ny Bit, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. montemerrick

    montemerrick Listening to something, that’s for sure Strat-Talk Supporter

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    maybe that's my problem. nothing brings on the self-hatred like failing to play how i wish i could...
     
  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Except for hitting the record button...o_O
     
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  3. montemerrick

    montemerrick Listening to something, that’s for sure Strat-Talk Supporter

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    hitting the record button is the source of most suffering.
     
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  4. simoncroft

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    Good advice! I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter if it takes me two weeks before I file a take, as long as it's two weeks in which I'm learning something as a musician. After all, this thread is a Workshop, not just a Showcase for those of you who can walk through this kind of material at the drop of a hat.

    That's so true. Yet, we're hardly doing this with Bob Clearmountain behind the board, and costs rising by $500 every hour we don't deliver. It's the fear of messing up, which is why I've stopped recording until I feel more on top of what I'm trying to do.
     
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  5. montemerrick

    montemerrick Listening to something, that’s for sure Strat-Talk Supporter

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    i've gone the other way... i record it all. and delete even more.
     
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    Loop the entire backing track in Logic. Give yourself a little time at the end of the loop.
    Hit record and with every restart, Logic will give you a new track / take. ;)
     
  7. Thrup'ny Bit

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    KISS. I just thought of the root notes of the chords rising and falling. Then doing it again and again and again and...
     
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    That's how I usually work on challenges and jams.
     
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  9. montemerrick

    montemerrick Listening to something, that’s for sure Strat-Talk Supporter

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    hmmm... i wonder if GB works the same.... (ive barely cracked the surface of what GB can do...)
     
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    All very good advice. I'm just very rusty in the 'non blues or rock' chord department at the moment, and I think we'd all agree practice is the cure for that. The six months where I couldn't really get motivated to play took their toll, I'm afraid. :oops:
     
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    Good to keep that in mind. Even with the first one with pretty simple chords, I had to spend a couple of days running through the changes only because they were changes my fingers aren't used to making. Once it's there it's there, but it takes time. No sense fretting about it :).
     
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    Drop the tempo in your DAW for a bit to get your fingers doing the right thing first.
     
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    That what I'm talking about! and I assume you mean "learning something NEW as a musician"; of course remembering stuff is important too.
     
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    Indeed it does!
    [​IMG]

    Nice tune..I wonder why I forgot that one, since I played the S@#$ out if it in the late 70's in trad jazz bands. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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    Naw, it's the playback that's the killer. Recording is the easy part - listening to the track after you lay it down and being honest is what I find tough.
     
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    I find it often sounds different the next day. Often worse usually, but occasionally better when I realize that certain things that felt wrong don't actually come through or matter as much as I thought they did while playing. ;)
     
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    The chords in a Vanilla flavor:

     
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    Wow! Thanks Chris. Although I'm happy with the chord voicings I've come up with, they are so different from the natural and relaxed performance you've given us there, I'm starting to suspect I'm trying to run before I can walk. (Hey, maybe I should write an instrumental about that. :cool:)

    EDIT: I'm currently copying this note-for-note. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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