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  1. Congratulations Gotto on getting out and playing in public with your band. I bet that is fun to do๐Ÿ˜†
  2. Thank you all for your kind comments. It certainly helps to play with excellent players. I've participated in several now, but this was my first as a Trio, and having the melody lead as well. They are fun to do, once you get the hang of it. I am looking forward to the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰ . For the past year or so I've concentrated on learning jazz standards, both rhythm and melodies, and also learning the fretboard even better. I'm also working on a course for solo guitar on Chord Melody style arrangements (playing chords and melody simultaneously) . Lots of new chord shapes and harmonizations! Never stop learning๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers; Neil
  3. Doug; Thanks Doug๐Ÿ˜Š JP Cousineau plays a vintage Washburn, similar to a Gibson ES175.. He told me it's a hand made instrument made in Japan. N
  4. Thanks Wim; It was I think, our best one yet ๐Ÿ™‚ . I'm glad you enjoyed it! All three parts, audio and video were recorded in separate locations, and later mixed to produce the video.
  5. Here's my latest Jazz Studio collaboration; "That's All". This time featuring two fine Canadian jazz guitarists, JP Cousineau (Montreal Quebec), Dan Kozar (Windsor, Ontario) and myself. What a treat to play with these gentlemen. We hope you enjoy listening!
  6. @Plantsman13 You can adjust your screen colour/ colour scheme on the site by using the little paintbrush on the main page to the right of your User Name.
  7. Im looking forward to the day I have a dedicated studio space too... Plenty of good suggestions here, so you should do well. For recording gear (as Doug said) I bought the Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 combination kit, with the interface (2 channels in 2 channels out), a good set of over the ear headphones, and a microphone. All great stuff, and the worlds top selling unit. I comes with a raft of "plug in's" (recording software) and all you really need. You'll need to select a DAW, (Digital Audio Workstation) to record this, and after "demo-ing" a few, I settled on REAPER. It's a free to try program with a "sugested" license agreement (not expensive). There are lots of videos on YouTube to show you how to record with it. It''ll take a while to learn, but you dont need to know everything to produce a decent recording. Recording yourself is a HUGE leap forward, and I strongly recommend it to ANYONE, regardless of skill level. You can hear what you acutally sound like and work on your skills, and playing songs. You dont HAVE TO share it if you dont want to... Good Luck and Happy Tunes; Neil
  8. @Eracer_Team-DougH Good job Doug๐Ÿ˜Š I know you worked hard on this one. Playing 3 parts, ( plus vocal track ) and getting most notes clean and in time is not the easiest task on this tune. Just a suggestion... I wonder if the tempo was a bit quick.(?) If it was slowed down a touch it could play and sound a bit smoother. Otherwise very good.๐Ÿ˜‰ N.
  9. If you're speaking about the Learn & Master course, I don't think you'll find any reference to modes in this course. I'm sorry I can't really point you to it off hand. Modes are a more advanced concept. Very basically, the concept is starting a scale on other than the root. For example in key of Cmaj, start on D (2nd ) but stay in key of C (no #s or b's) or E (3rd) but stay in Cmaj. There are 7 modes all with their own names (Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aolian & Locrian. ) and each has a distinct sound. There is plenty on line and YouTube about this for you to explore if you wish.
  10. Imho this too much to take on at once. I'd pick maybe 3 things to work on, become very proficient at those things, then move on to 3 more. And don't forget to learn some songs! You'll learn more and have more fun that way; and others may actually want to listen ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy Tunes; Neil
  11. Very well done Wim๐Ÿ‘ You captured the tune in fingerstyle, not an easy skill to acquire. Your new guitar sounds great too. (HOTRS was one of the first tunes I learned directly from lifting the needle on the 'newly released' Animals vinyl LP ๐Ÿ˜‰)
  12. That is some place alright... I would have liked to see more of Gibsons iconic jazz guitars from the past as well as those still made now... and more on the many versions of ES guitars.
  13. Sounds pretty good @Strings. Now you have that 1-6-2-5 progression down, there are hundreds of songs you could play. Find one you like,and record it ๐Ÿ˜‰ N
  14. Doug and I had tickets to see Tommy in concert last fall neat Toronto, but it was canceled due to the pandemic.. bummer ๐Ÿ™„

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