Practical Music Workshop #19 -Take three chords

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  1. Thrup'ny Bit

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    Following on from last month's key of E free for all, we now have the PMW drums and bass backing track. This month it's up to you to provide both rhythm and lead parts once again.


    Here's the chart (150 BPM)
    chords.png
    Here's the backer



    Have fun.
     
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    Nice choice! This one just begs for chord voicings that wander off the straight path, and take a walk around the herb garden. (That's not a ganja reference BTW.) :D
     
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    Of course it isn't!
    This is my kind of Herb:

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    My kind of (Her)Bert...

     
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    Okie dokie... anyone up for a sock hop?
    Blue Moon Rising

    Played in a day, by the way...
     
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    I'm having fun with this, but I've also done something to one of the tendons in my left hand. Best guess is I've tried too hard playing bass lines on #18. Feels like it's a "thumb thing". :confused: Although I've got some rhythm ideas down, this may take me a while.
     
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    OK, lots of 'it's a take/forget the mistakes' going on here, because I'm trying to rest my left hand. Unusually for me, I used a flat-pick throughout.

     
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    I'm in agony, especially with my hands. It's decorating season and it's the hallway's turn. Mrs Bit says "I can do it myself, you won't have to do anything", so of course...
     
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    Ok, I got a chance to get a take done.

     
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    I genuinely had to check whether the Shadows ever covered this, because it works really well. If Hank B hears this he may well steal the idea.

    As for decorating... there's a Velux at the top of the stairwell. When the Sun hits it, the top floor turns into a greenhouse. It might be good for tomatoes but it's 'king killing me, as is my back. :mad:
     
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    I think it's just a case of KISS. Replace the vocal with guitar. play the melody for verses 1,2 and 4, solo on 3. Don't try to solo over the whole thing.
     
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    Nice work on the rhythm Kevin, that's what holds everything else together.
     
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    I tried my level best to play the simplest idea I could come up with, and still managed to get in a slight mess with where the tune sat over the changes after the solo! :D

     
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    I like that. :)
     
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    Thank you mr. Bit!!!!
     
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    Nice work everyone, I enjoyed them all.
     
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    You're very welcome to join in. :) It doesn't matter what your ability level is as a musician, or how basic your recording set-up might be. It's a workshop, where we support and aim to learn from each other.
     
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    I've been a bit quiet because I'be been teaching myself to use DaVince Resolve, a top pro video editor that has a completely free version. It's brilliant! https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/pr...MI2NKw6IL76QIVwrHtCh2bOwg5EAAYASAAEgI7OfD_BwE

    A few hours ago, I turned my attentions back to this month's PMW. I was intending to start a completely new approach to the bass/drum backing, when it occurred to me I could make quite a nice call-and-answer from the parts I'd already recorded:



    But I will continue to work on new ideas, because the backing leaves a lot of scope for different interpretations. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    This is a mass of mistakes and meanderings, but it's two straight takes on guitar. The first one is a slightly overdriven guitar that uses the JamOrigin MIDI plugin to add a Korg M1 brass patch. The second guitar attempts a tune...