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🎸😎Recording Challenge 81 - Power Chords🦾🎯

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This months topic was chosen by @ak0693 He said "I was thinking, a challenge based on the recent power chords live lesson. Making progressions using those chords or rock songs, something like that on based off on the recent lesson"

😎So lets post songs/music using power chords.🎯🎸This is a great opportunity to put Steve's lessons into practice.

Or..........If you are not a power chord player then you can post a non power chord version of a song (like an acoustic version or jazzy version etc of a rock song).

The winner will be chosen by a random picker and will get to choose the next months theme. This is not about being the best it is all about recording and sharing.

1. Wim VD1 playing "You shook me"

2. Nutty1 playing "Summer of 69"

https://youtu.be/6CKF0UB1zfQ

3. gotto playing "Glycerine"

 

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It was hard to find a fingerstyle song with powerchords, so I had to pick up my electric 🎸again after playing only acoustic for the past 6 months 😎.

The challenge of this month gave me a good reason to finalize a little project of last year. Back then, I learned and recorded a solo "in the style of" Angus Young when doing the Classic Rock Guitar Unleashed course. Now was the right time to work out the intro and the rhythm part.

I recorded in stereo, so it sounds better using headphones or monitors.

I got the album Back In Black when I was 12 years old and have always loved the bluesy rock of AC/DC.

Thanks for listening.

Wim.

 

 

 

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As they would say back then...'Awesome Dude!'😉

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1 hour ago, Wim VD1 said:

The challenge of this month gave me a good reason to finalize a little project of last year. Back then, I learned and recorded a solo "in the style of" Angus Young when doing the Classic Rock Guitar Unleashed course. Now was the right time to work out the intro and the rhythm part.

Wow Wim, that is absolutely amazing, it sounds so professional. Great playing and great tone. As @NeilES335 said it is awesome!😎👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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@Wim VD1 That was great Wim, sounds just like the original

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Nice job Wim.....I kept waiting on the vocals! :)

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Rockin' Wim!! I am convinced there is no genre outside of your brilliance. Neil said it best..."Awesome"  . Power chords...the heart of rock and roll. Well played. What electric guitar did you use? Is it a PRS S2? Sounds great.

 

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14 hours ago, gotto said:

Rockin' Wim!! I am convinced there is no genre outside of your brilliance. Neil said it best..."Awesome"  . Power chords...the heart of rock and roll. Well played. What electric guitar did you use? Is it a PRS S2? Sounds great.

 

Greg

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Dont forget the 'Dude" part and the " Mullet" haircut😂 Plaid shorts optional!

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2 hours ago, NeilES335 said:

Dont forget the 'Dude" part and the " Mullet" haircut😂 Plaid shorts optional!

Thanks, my friend.

I will start practicing the duck walk as well.

Wim.

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17 hours ago, gotto said:

Rockin' Wim!! I am convinced there is no genre outside of your brilliance. Neil said it best..."Awesome"  . Power chords...the heart of rock and roll. Well played. What electric guitar did you use? Is it a PRS S2? Sounds great.

 

Greg

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Thanks Greg. There are so many nice guitar genres to learn.

The guitar is a PRS S2 Standard indeed. It's a very versatile instrument.

Wim.

 

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Here is my entry. This was quite a challenge for me as this video has a few things that I have not done in a one take song before. The first is the power chords themselves and the second is playing while standing up. I find I have a tendency to bend my wrist too much when sitting down playing power chords so I did it standing to hopefully protect my arthritic wrist. The other challenge was the palm muting. Any tips to help me improve my technique would be great.

My apologies Mr Addams or Mr Scott for murdering their song "Summer of 69".

I would so love to be able to ROCK!

https://youtu.be/6CKF0UB1zfQ

p.s. my wrist still looks very bent in the video

 

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1 hour ago, Nutty 1 said:

I find I have a tendency to bend my wrist too much ...

Any tips to help me improve my technique would be great.

I will think of something and report back. In the meantime, thanks, Mandy, for reminding me of that great song.

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Mandy, try holding your guitar more vertical - sitting down if it feels safer. Look at my forearm: it is pretty much vertical. One you have found how to hold your guitar so that your wrist is straight, then you can start to relax and lower the neck a bit. Barre chords down the end of the neck, including F and Bb, are by far the hardest.

The way you are holding your guitar in the video looks fine for pretty much all your playing needs apart from those barre chords. If you don't find everything falls easily and comfortably into place, perhaps start a dedicated topic where we (the whole forum) can spend time with you on this. It is worth getting it right.

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On 6/12/2020 at 1:07 PM, Nutty 1 said:

Here is my entry. This was quite a challenge for me as this video has a few things that I have not done in a one take song before. The first is the power chords themselves and the second is playing while standing up. I find I have a tendency to bend my wrist too much when sitting down playing power chords so I did it standing to hopefully protect my arthritic wrist. The other challenge was the palm muting. Any tips to help me improve my technique would be great.

My apologies Mr Addams or Mr Scott for murdering their song "Summer of 69".

I would so love to be able to ROCK!

https://youtu.be/6CKF0UB1zfQ

p.s. my wrist still looks very bent in the video

 

Well done Mandy😊 Rock on🎸

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Thank you @Fretless, I see what you are doing in your photograph and I will endeavour to hold my guitar in that position. It would be great to be able to keep my wrist straight as I know that a bent wrist can lead to injuries. I will work on it. Thank you! 

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Woohoo, the Summer of 69!  I graduated from high school in 1969, so this song has always had an extra special meaning for me.  It is a song I also thought of for this months challenge.  Fun stuff Mandy and I loved it. A rocker lives inside of Nutty! I was head banging😎
 

Greg

 

Good advice from Fetless also

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16 hours ago, NeilES335 said:

Well done Mandy😊 Rocker on🎸

Thank you Neil, you are very kind.

2 hours ago, gotto said:

Woohoo, the Summer of 69!  I graduated from high school in 1969, so this song has always had an extra special meaning for me.  It is a song I also thought of for this months challenge.  Fun stuff Mandy and I loved it. A rocker lives inside of Nutty! I was head banging😎

Thank you Greg, I am looking forward to hearing your version of it. It is a great song.

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2 hours ago, Nutty 1 said:

Thank you Neil, you are very kind.

Thank you Greg, I am looking forward to hearing your version of it. It is a great song.

I am actually working on another song  Mandy. Struggling a bit recording what seemingly should be an easy song from a British 90’s grunge band.  We will see if it works out. 
 

Greg

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19 hours ago, Nutty 1 said:

Thank you Neil, you are very kind.

Thank you Greg, I am looking forward to hearing your version of it. It is a great song.

Now you've got me tempted to do this one too Mandy 🎸😉,

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14 minutes ago, NeilES335 said:

Now you've got me tempted to do this one too Mandy 🎸😉,

That would be great. Go for it! 👍

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On 6/12/2020 at 7:07 PM, Nutty 1 said:

Here is my entry. This was quite a challenge for me as this video has a few things that I have not done in a one take song before. The first is the power chords themselves and the second is playing while standing up. I find I have a tendency to bend my wrist too much when sitting down playing power chords so I did it standing to hopefully protect my arthritic wrist. The other challenge was the palm muting. Any tips to help me improve my technique would be great.

My apologies Mr Addams or Mr Scott for murdering their song "Summer of 69".

I would so love to be able to ROCK!

https://youtu.be/6CKF0UB1zfQ

p.s. my wrist still looks very bent in the video

 

Well done, Mandy.

You could play the song in the key of D and play the D5 and A5 power chords in the open position. The other 2 chords are Bm and G then.

This is the link to the song lesson on Justinguitar. The muting is also explained there.

https://youtu.be/owPLZdGkNFs

Let there be rock 😎.

Wim.

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8 hours ago, Wim VD1 said:

Well done, Mandy.

You could play the song in the key of D and play the D5 and A5 power chords in the open position. The other 2 chords are Bm and G then.

This is the link to the song lesson on Justinguitar. The muting is also explained there.

https://youtu.be/owPLZdGkNFs

Let there be rock 😎.

Wim.

Thank you Wim, I will watch the video and work at it.

Playing rock is heaps of fun and I want to join in! 🤩

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Power chords.....the heart of rock and roll. I thought this would be an easy assignment this month, but then found how challenging my "easy song choice" was going to be. First there is no drum to follow in the song, then the bass doesn't begin until the second verse, after the brief chorus, then syncing a second guitar part to a very distorted muted chunky rhythm was very hard to match the parts. I am a rhythm player but this one kicked me a bit to put down. 

I used a karaoke bass line again and copped the intro "noise" and outro dissonant cello piece from a karaoke track but the other keyboard violin and cello pieces I learned and performed in the song. Only 3 guitars (one is a clean solo ) but the distorted tracks are doubled to beef up the heaviness. I don't have the powerful baritone voice of Gavin but I gave it my best try. 

I was exposed to grunge music of the 90's through my teenaged children's musical tastes ( I live in the Pacific Northwest) and this was a British group that was labeled as mimicking the Seattle grunge movement. The song is Glycerine by Bush.

 

Greg

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4 hours ago, gotto said:

I thought this would be an easy assignment this month, but then found how challenging my "easy song choice" was going to be.

Wow Greg, that was superb. I am not sure I have ever heard that one before, I loved it instantly. Brilliantly done!😎👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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17 hours ago, gotto said:

Power chords.....the heart of rock and roll. I thought this would be an easy assignment this month, but then found how challenging my "easy song choice" was going to be. First there is no drum to follow in the song, then the bass doesn't begin until the second verse, after the brief chorus, then syncing a second guitar part to a very distorted muted chunky rhythm was very hard to match the parts. I am a rhythm player but this one kicked me a bit to put down. 

I used a karaoke bass line again and copped the intro "noise" and outro dissonant cello piece from a karaoke track but the other keyboard violin and cello pieces I learned and performed in the song. Only 3 guitars (one is a clean solo ) but the distorted tracks are doubled to beef up the heaviness. I don't have the powerful baritone voice of Gavin but I gave it my best try. 

I was exposed to grunge music of the 90's through my teenaged children's musical tastes ( I live in the Pacific Northwest) and this was a British group that was labeled as mimicking the Seattle grunge movement. The song is Glycerine by Bush.

 

Greg

Fantastic, Greg.

Another very well elaborated recording from your side!

I know the song, but it's been a long time since I heard it on the radio.

It's great that you do all those parts and the singing yourself. That must have been many hours of fun. And the result is beautiful.

Do you let your children listen to your recordings?

Thanks for sharing,

Wim.

 

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