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Believe it or not, the "Random Picker" picked me as the winner of the last monthly challenge, so here is this month's topic:

"Play us any song that was written in the previous century."

Now this is a very open topic, with a gazillion songs to choose from.

Please remember, it's not about being the best. It's all about recording, sharing and giving us something to listen to.

 

1. @Wim VD1 playing "Fortunate Son".

2. @NeilES335 and @Eracer_Team-DougH playing "Can You Feel The Love Tonight".

 

Wim.

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On 2/1/2021 at 2:04 AM, NeilES335 said:

Welcome @Wim VD1   Well that takes in just about everything I know... !   ; -- )) 

Yep, but Canon in D is not an option this month 😁

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This CCR song was originally released in 1969.

I heard this slowed down acoustic arrangement (by Lyle Workman & The Forest Rangers) in an episode of the TV series Sons Of Anarchy.
It took me quite a bit of work to transcribe it. The fingerstyle accompaniment is just 3 chords G, F and C, but they are played in many different ways. I recorded it in 2 tracks, because in the end I liked this more than arranging it into a solo fingerstyle piece.

Thanks for giving it a listen.

Wim.

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Wim VD1 said:

This CCR song was originally released in 1969.

I heard this slowed down acoustic arrangement (by Lyle Workman & The Forest Rangers) in an episode of the TV series Sons Of Anarchy.
It took me quite a bit of work to transcribe it. The fingerstyle accompaniment is just 3 chords G, F and C, but they are played in many different ways. I recorded it in 2 tracks, because in the end I liked this more than arranging it into a solo fingerstyle piece.

Thanks for giving it a listen.

Wim.

 

 

 

Very nicely done. Sounds great!

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For this month DougH and I decided to do a compilation song together 🙂 

Doug chose the song from Hal Leonard's Easy Pop Melodies. He played the Rhythm and Bass section, and I played the Lead Melody.

We hope you enjoy listening!

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is a song from Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King[1] composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice.[2] It was described by Don Hahn (the film's producer), Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff (the film's directors) as having "the most diverse history" in the film.[3] It was a chart hit in the UK, peaking at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and achieved even more success in the US, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a number-one hit in Canada and France. At the 67th Academy Awards in March 1995 it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The same year the song also won Elton John the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. (Wikipaedia)
Produced for personal use and not for profit.

 
 

For those interested in the technical details; Lead guitar; Godin 5th Ave Archtop p90. Rhythm guitar; Simon & Patrick Acoustic. Bass Guitar; Dean electric. Recorded direct to computer interface and mixed into Reaper DAW. 

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Thanks Wim

There are certain challenges above just the playing aspect (esp with no in person contact at this time as Ontario Canada is still in stay at home orders)

With idiocies of exporting and importing tracks. 

(I had 4 tracks to export, so Neil could import it as 1 stereo track but would have imported as mono into his daw)

It was a learning exercise. 

I can see us trying this again in the future 

(Maybe next time I'll use a metronome 🤔 )

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@Wim VD1  Yes thanks for the thumbs up's and kind comments. As Doug says it was a "challenge" not only recording cleanly, but learning to mix 6 tracks (in all) to get a good sounding song at the right volume levels for most listening devices.  It should be easier the next time!  I hope you enjoyed it.  Happy Tunes; Neil

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On 2/11/2021 at 10:14 AM, NeilES335 said:

For this month DougH and I decided to do a compilation song together 🙂 

Doug chose the song from Hal Leonard's Easy Pop Melodies. He played the Rhythm and Bass section, and I played the Lead Melody.

We hope you enjoy listening!

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is a song from Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King[1] composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice.[2] It was described by Don Hahn (the film's producer), Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff (the film's directors) as having "the most diverse history" in the film.[3] It was a chart hit in the UK, peaking at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and achieved even more success in the US, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a number-one hit in Canada and France. At the 67th Academy Awards in March 1995 it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The same year the song also won Elton John the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. (Wikipaedia)
Produced for personal use and not for profit.

 
 

For those interested in the technical details; Lead guitar; Godin 5th Ave Archtop p90. Rhythm guitar; Simon & Patrick Acoustic. Bass Guitar; Dean electric. Recorded direct to computer interface and mixed into Reaper DAW. 

How cool is that, collaborating for the first time. Well done friends!. What a great learning experience and hopefully the first of many.

Greg

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