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Recording Challenge 82 -🤩 "A little special"☘️

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On 7/17/2020 at 5:09 PM, Skip Russell said:

For this months recording challenge, I am submitting my version of All the Things You Are, a well known Jazz Standard.  This song, written by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein, contains an interesting (or special) intro and outro, which contain b7#9 cords.  Steve has performed and analyzed this song a while back on Live Lessons.  It was a great song to learn.

Skip

 

Skip,

good job on a song full of nice color tones. Well done.

Wim.

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I'm a bit hesitant to post this lick as it needs so much work.

It's from a TrueFire course I’m working on by Jeff McErlain. it’s his take on a lick from Dire Straits Sultan’s of Swing

The lick Jeff McErlain calls Guitar George (remember Sultan's of Swing.. "Guitar George knows all the chords")

 

Remember , I’m working on it..

It’s half step bends on the first finger, full step bend on the third finger, hybrid picking , pull offs and hammer on trills, slides and vibrato; it's got a lot going

I’m choking out the notes when I finger pick so hard the string slaps the next frets and kills the note..

I have to fix my over pluck on that.. grrr.. (once I'm done, I'll have to learn the rest of the song)

So its 5:15 of will he ever play this right .

(And yes @NeilES335 I did use the Sharaton for this phone recording)

 

 

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4 hours ago, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

So its 5:15 of will he ever play this right .

That was a complex piece and you played it really well. You are way too critical of yourself Doug, thank you for sharing it with us. 😎👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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@Eracer_Team-DougH HI Doug, you put a lot of good effort into that recording, I thought is sounded great, mistakes and all.  I always learn something new with each recording I do, or song a learn.  It's all about the effort.  Good job.

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On 7/20/2020 at 4:24 AM, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

I'm a bit hesitant to post this lick as it needs so much work.

It's from a TrueFire course I’m working on by Jeff McErlain. it’s his take on a lick from Dire Straits Sultan’s of Swing

The lick Jeff McErlain calls Guitar George (remember Sultan's of Swing.. "Guitar George knows all the chords")

 

Remember , I’m working on it..

It’s half step bends on the first finger, full step bend on the third finger, hybrid picking , pull offs and hammer on trills, slides and vibrato; it's got a lot going

I’m choking out the notes when I finger pick so hard the string slaps the next frets and kills the note..

I have to fix my over pluck on that.. grrr.. (once I'm done, I'll have to learn the rest of the song)

So its 5:15 of will he ever play this right .

(And yes @NeilES335 I did use the Sharaton for this phone recording)

 

 

Good work on a difficult lick.

Wim.

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On 7/13/2020 at 10:46 AM, Nutty 1 said:

Here is my first go at a song using percussive techniques "Edelweiss". 

 

Very cool Mandy! A nice  way to try out something new. I enjoyed it.

Greg

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On 7/14/2020 at 12:53 PM, Wim VD1 said:

For this month I chose another song from the L&M Fingerstyle course. This one is from session 6 and it is one of my favorite tunes from the course. Steve has put several techniques in his arrangement: hammer-ons and pull-offs, harmonics, slides, 6ths,10ths, octaves and pedal notes. To make it even more fun, the tuning is drop D.

This is the first song I recorded using my new Focusrite Scarlett Studio Bundle and Reaper as my DAW.

Wim.

 

Simply stunning Wim! A wonderful rendition and recording of this timeless song. I do hope you have opportunities to share your music with  others. You have a gift to give for music lovers.

Greg

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On 7/17/2020 at 8:09 AM, Skip Russell said:

For this months recording challenge, I am submitting my version of All the Things You Are, a well known Jazz Standard.  This song, written by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein, contains an interesting (or special) intro and outro, which contain b7#9 cords.  Steve has performed and analyzed this song a while back on Live Lessons.  It was a great song to learn.

Skip

 

So glad that you are sharing your great chops in these challenges. Very nicely played, a difficult line and you performed it very well. Thanks for sharing.

Greg

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On 7/19/2020 at 7:24 PM, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

I'm a bit hesitant to post this lick as it needs so much work.

It's from a TrueFire course I’m working on by Jeff McErlain. it’s his take on a lick from Dire Straits Sultan’s of Swing

The lick Jeff McErlain calls Guitar George (remember Sultan's of Swing.. "Guitar George knows all the chords")

 

Remember , I’m working on it..

It’s half step bends on the first finger, full step bend on the third finger, hybrid picking , pull offs and hammer on trills, slides and vibrato; it's got a lot going

I’m choking out the notes when I finger pick so hard the string slaps the next frets and kills the note..

I have to fix my over pluck on that.. grrr.. (once I'm done, I'll have to learn the rest of the song)

So its 5:15 of will he ever play this right .

(And yes @NeilES335 I did use the Sharaton for this phone recording)

 

 

Lots of nice hard work went into this Doug...over 5 minutes to boot! All those techniques are things we all continue to work on so keep up the good efforts. No need to be hesitant about sharing, we all are just students learning to play our best here.

Greg

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3 hours ago, Slaphappy said:

Thx to those that lead me in the right direction. I posted incorrectly my first time around.  

I haven't played for a good while but I've gotten back into it with Learn and Master, Blues Guitar, Jazz chords, and various other resources that I found from Steve.  No particular theme to this impromptu noodling session. Just me messing around.  I play both guitars and bass, and recorded them on a PreSonus Audio box.  A fun afternoon.

 

Yowser, what a sweet jam! Lots of fleet moving pieces here, jazz chords, harmonics,rakes- you got it all. Hope you are jamming with others, you have a lot to offer. Thanks for sharing

Greg

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@Nutty 1 @Skip Russell @Wim VD1 thanks for the kind words, 

True a couple of months ago I probably would not have played it, let alone at this current level.

Jeff's course has been stacking techniques in each lesson, the ACDC lesson took me a couple of months to get the fast Double-Stop Full Step bend pull off going on that lesson.

 

@gotto yup the jam track from the lesson is 5:15.. you know what Steve says.. don't just play it once and say yes I have it..

I'd have to count to hear how many times I did that lick in this track

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Wow @Slaphappy that sounds great, you are a very accomplished player. Thank you for sharing it with us. 😎👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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@gotto Thanks Greg for the kind words and encouragement.  I agree that  we are all students, and sharing like this helps us learn.

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On 7/23/2020 at 10:16 PM, Slaphappy said:

Thx to those that lead me in the right direction. I posted incorrectly my first time around.  

I haven't played for a good while but I've gotten back into it with Learn and Master, Blues Guitar, Jazz chords, and various other resources that I found from Steve.  No particular theme to this impromptu noodling session. Just me messing around.  I play both guitars and bass, and recorded them on a PreSonus Audio box.  A fun afternoon.

 

That sounds great, @Slaphappy,

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"Something special" can have many interpretations, so I will take a stretch here and submit this recording to the challenge instead of the other recording section because it is special to me if not necessarily to the specifics of guitar technique. I did double play the lead and rhythm sections in separate registers (somewhat successfully if not perfect) which was a bit new to me but technically this is just another "rock and roll " song. What makes it special to me is recording it with my 15 year old granddaughter who had to be coaxed out of singing retirement ( she has been out of choir for a couple years- I truly loved  hearing her sing, since age 4) to take on the challenge. Let me say I missed her musical expressions and if was fun bonding this way with her. She is a lover of all forms of music herself, as am I. I began this a month ago as a secondary project inspired out of the power chord challenge , but just as a fun thing between the two of us. I have been busy with the restartup of my two bands-we socially distance of course- so it took me a while to finish it.  I had to challenge her to be a sassy girl, which she warmed up to as the song progressed. Drums and bass are tracks, guitar and backup vocals from me. I hope it brings joy to others as it has to me.

 

 

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"I Love Rock and Roll"...... Great job Greg. Playing, recording, and granddaughter's singing. What a great way to share music and spend  some quality time together! 👏

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Way to go Greg, that was excellent. Nothing is more special in life than bringing the Grandkids into a shared project.

Henk

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@gotto that is indeed something special. Superb playing and singing you have produced an excellent track there, well done to you and your granddaughter!😎👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Greg, having your granddaughter singing along makes this special indeed 👍.

I truly enjoyed the result of your family collaboration.

Wim.

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Here's my attempt at Laurence Juber's "The White Pass Trail." This piece is special for several reasons:

1. It's one of my favorite originals by one of my favorite players.

2. It's in DADGAD tuning.

3. There's a lot going on: hammers, pulls, bends (both subtle and full step), slides, frailing, slap harmonics, percussion, just a little muted rhythm, and a pinch harmonic where the 24th fret would be if I had a 24th fret. Some of those things are going on simultaneously.

I did some things differently than LJ does (some of them actually on purpose 😀). I changed the transition to the percussive section with a brief lick and the aforementioned 24th fret harmonic. I also changed the transition to the outro. If you've heard the original, you know he plays a little blues lick there. I've never really felt like that belonged, so I changed that bar. 

This piece is a little above my ability level, but I gave it a shot. No one was injured in the making of this video, so here it is.

 

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10 minutes ago, Mike Hoodenpyle said:

This piece is a little above my ability level, but I gave it a shot. No one was injured in the making of this video, so here it is.

Mike that was superb, smooth and flowing and beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us. 😎👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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18 hours ago, Nutty 1 said:

Mike that was superb, smooth and flowing and beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us. 😎👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Thanks, Mandy, glad you liked it.

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On 7/31/2020 at 8:38 AM, Mike Hoodenpyle said:

Here's my attempt at Laurence Juber's "The White Pass Trail." This piece is special for several reasons:

1. It's one of my favorite originals by one of my favorite players.

2. It's in DADGAD tuning.

3. There's a lot going on: hammers, pulls, bends (both subtle and full step), slides, frailing, slap harmonics, percussion, just a little muted rhythm, and a pinch harmonic where the 24th fret would be if I had a 24th fret. Some of those things are going on simultaneously.

I did some things differently than LJ does (some of them actually on purpose 😀). I changed the transition to the percussive section with a brief lick and the aforementioned 24th fret harmonic. I also changed the transition to the outro. If you've heard the original, you know he plays a little blues lick there. I've never really felt like that belonged, so I changed that bar. 

This piece is a little above my ability level, but I gave it a shot. No one was injured in the making of this video, so here it is.

 

That is great fingerpicking, Mike.

Your sound is very clean. Could you tell me what strings you are using?

Wim.

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18 hours ago, Wim VD1 said:

That is great fingerpicking, Mike.

Your sound is very clean. Could you tell me what strings you are using?

Wim.

Thanks very much! 

I use medium gauge, .013 and .017, for the 1st and 2nd strings, and D'Addario EJ-16s (light gauge) for the 3rd thru 6th strings.

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