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​🎼​​🎶​ ​ 🎸 ​ March Recording Challenge 89 - Songs From The Song Hits, Easy Pop Melodies or any other 3 Chord Song​ 🎸🎶​ 🎼​​


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This months recording challenge comes from @Eracer_Team-DougH and @NeilES335, who won the February challenge together.

Doug and Neil have suggested to encourage all you early learners to record yourselves and post here and said: "How about songs from The Song Hits or Easy Pop Melodies? Any other easy "3 chord" song would be ok too."

So it really doesn't matter that the recording isn't perfect or that you are a beginner or the quality isn't first rate either. You don't need special equipment. Just use a cell phone or computer web cam if you don't have an interface /DAW.

Recording yourself will boost your learning, so be invited to join us here!

 

1. @NeilES335 playing "Moon River".

2. @Eracer_Team-DougH playing "All I Have to do Is Dream".

3. @Wim VD1 playing "Hey Hey".

4. @Nairon playing "Tennessee Waltz".

 

5. @MGood1 playing "It's not for you to understand".

 

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I'd like to add, there are a few new members that just started LMG course . (Currently session 1, 2, 3 and 4)

I think any song or lesson from it would be good too.

Just my thoughts on that as well.

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 I wanted to add;  If you don't have a copy of "Easy Pop Melodies" by Hal Leonard Publishing, it's available in THE STORE here; https://gx169.infusionsoft.app/app/storeFront/showProductDetail?productId=45   You may find it at your local music store or on Amazon as well.

"The Song Hits'" was written, professionally filmed and recorded by Steve Krenz,  to accompany (pun intended!) The "Learn and Master Guitar" program.

It's available in THE STORE here also ; https://gx169.infusionsoft.app/app/storeFront/showProductDetail?productId=11

I'm sure Steve will make sure you get a copy shipped as soon as possible! 

Imagine... with just a few lessons from LMG you can be playing some real songs to entertain yourself , family and friends!

So don't be shy!

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Hey, don't be shy folks! Let's hear what you're working on! Remember, it doesnt have to be perfect...  Recording is a great way to learn! 

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To get things started, here's my recording of "Moon River"  from "The Song Hits" . 

I hope you enjoy it! 

"Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1] The song also won the 1962 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[2]

 

 

 

Moon River.mp3

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15 hours ago, NeilES335 said:

To get things started, here's my recording of "Moon River"  from "The Song Hits" . 

I hope you enjoy it! 

"Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1] The song also won the 1962 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[2]

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Moon River.mp3 2.65 MB · 6 downloads

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Hi Neil,

I have difficulties to play your song on both my iPad and iPhone. Could you post a SoundCloud link?

 

Wim.

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7 hours ago, Wim VD1 said:

Hi Neil,

I have difficulties to play your song on both my iPad and iPhone. Could you post a SoundCloud link?

 

Wim.

Done... thanks for advising me.

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Here is a LMG Song Hits song from Session 4

All I Have to do Is Dream, written by Felice & Boudleaux Bryant

I ended up using 3 guitars and 1 bass.

I didn't want just another strumming rhythm so I did a fingerstyle rhythm on the Epiphone Sheraton semi-hollow body guitar in the middle pickup position running through a rented Fender Pricneton FSR65 with Cannabis Rex speaker. had the Reverb and Tremo on to try and give it a bit of a dreamy state.

the lead was on my Gibson Les Paul, in the treble/lead pickup with even more tremo added.

the 'super lead' was done on my Fender Strat on the bridge pickup (I backed down the reverb and tremo for this spotlight)

to fill in the bottom end I used my Dean Bass again.

the rhythm track was done in the open position with open chords (except for the Bm)

the lead melody was played in the 4th position

the super lead at the end was played at the 12th position

 

 

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Good job Doug.  That was quite creative using the different guitar tones for the lead and rhythm tracks.

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On 3/23/2021 at 2:03 AM, NeilES335 said:

To get things started, here's my recording of "Moon River"  from "The Song Hits" . 

I hope you enjoy it! 

"Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1] The song also won the 1962 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[2]

 

 

 

Moon River.mp3 2.65 MB · 10 downloads

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Nice rendition, Neil.

Moon river was also for me one of the first songs recorded.

 

Wim.

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16 hours ago, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

Here is a LMG Song Hits song from Session 4

All I Have to do Is Dream, written by Felice & Boudleaux Bryant

I ended up using 3 guitars and 1 bass.

I didn't want just another strumming rhythm so I did a fingerstyle rhythm on the Epiphone Sheraton semi-hollow body guitar in the middle pickup position running through a rented Fender Pricneton FSR65 with Cannabis Rex speaker. had the Reverb and Tremo on to try and give it a bit of a dreamy state.

the lead was on my Gibson Les Paul, in the treble/lead pickup with even more tremo added.

the 'super lead' was done on my Fender Strat on the bridge pickup (I backed down the reverb and tremo for this spotlight)

to fill in the bottom end I used my Dean Bass again.

the rhythm track was done in the open position with open chords (except for the Bm)

the lead melody was played in the 4th position

the super lead at the end was played at the 12th position

 

 

That's a nice piece of work, Doug! Thanks for sharing.

 

Wim.

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@Wim VD1 thanks..

I've been thinking of posting my recorded car practice as that "would fit the March category" better, with just a $60 used Chinese Strat, Battery amp and recorded on my phone with the car windows and roof open.

I'm well documented on this forum that I try and practice anywhere any time (usually in the car/van when wife is shopping) remnants from my 24/7 job I squeezed practice in somewhere.

our category was to spur on those that we know just started the LMG series and we've see their posts of being in Session 3 and 4. we'll see

 

 

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Hey Hey,

3 Chord song challenge? Well, that calls for a blues in E if you ask me 😀

This is my laid back version of the Big Bill Broonzy song that was made famous by Eric Clapton.

 

Wim.

 

 

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11 hours ago, Wim VD1 said:

Hey Hey,

3 Chord song challenge? Well, that calls for a blues in E if you ask me 😀

This is my laid back version of the Big Bill Broonzy song that was made famous by Eric Clapton.

 

Wim.

 

 

Great rendition of this classic blues Wim ! I can hear Eric Clayton's recording in there... (Unplugged Album) Well done.

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Hey everyone,

I was learning Tennesse Waltz recently from the L&M Song Hits Book and made the recording using my phone. Let me know what you think and where I can improve.

Nairon

 

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5 hours ago, Nairon said:

Hey everyone,

I was learning Tennesse Waltz recently from the L&M Song Hits Book and made the recording using my phone. Let me know what you think and where I can improve.

Nairon

 

@Nairon Very well done! Your notes are nice and clear, and accurate. You got the tricky 3/4 timing down spot on, and let the notes ring out. Good job! 

ps maybe you should look into recording the rhythm track too, (chords). You could learn to use a D.A.W. (digital audio workstation) like Reaper (its free to download ) and record your melody over it. It's a great learning tool and satisfying to hear yourself play a full song too.

(you'll need a computer interface like a Focusrite Scarlet Solo or 2i2. they cost about $200 USD)

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1 hour ago, NeilES335 said:

@Nairon Very well done! Your notes are nice and clear, and accurate. You got the tricky 3/4 timing down spot on, and let the notes ring out. Good job! 

ps maybe you should look into recording the rhythm track too, (chords). You could learn to use a D.A.W. (digital audio workstation) like Reaper (its free to download ) and record your melody over it. It's a great learning tool and satisfying to hear yourself play a full song too.

(you'll need a computer interface like a Focusrite Scarlet Solo or 2i2. they cost about $200 USD)

Thanks Neil, I appreciate the feedback.

I'll check out reaper and Focusrite website. Would be kool to do the melody over the chords. My chords are a little shaky at the moment though. Lots of buzzing on the string with the chords.

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2 hours ago, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

@Nairon That was great.. even recorded on your phone.. timing seemed to be pretty good.

Thanks Dough. I appreciate it man.

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@Nairon

I'm with Neil and Doug. I think you did very well on this Waltz and your timing is indeed really good.

Hope to hear more from you in the future.

 

Wim.

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On 3/29/2021 at 4:04 PM, Wim VD1 said:

@Nairon

I'm with Neil and Doug. I think you did very well on this Waltz and your timing is indeed really good.

Hope to hear more from you in the future.

 

Wim.

Thanks Wim, I'll be posting as I progress through the L&M course. Still in the early sessions at the moment. but its a lot of fun so far.

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This is a first posting for me. It's for the 89 challenge . It's a song I heard by Willie Nelson called It's not for you to understand.

 

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4 hours ago, MGood1 said:

This is a first posting for me. It's for the 89 challenge . It's a song I heard by Willie Nelson called It's not for you to understand.

httpsyoutu.be_uCLmVWV2p0.URL 210 B · 4 downloads

Hello @MGood1,

Unfortunately, I cannot open your file to listen to your song. The link you posted is not working.

Could you post a Youtube, Soundcloud or DropBox link please.

 

Wim.

 

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