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​ 🎼🎶 ​​Summer Recording Challenge - Blues / Open Mic ​ 🎙️🎸 July - September 2021


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Dear guitar friends,

I'd like to try out a new format for our recording challenge. So far it has been monthly, but lately we have usually had only a few submissions per month.

Therefore, I would like to change the interval to quarterly. So from now on there will be a summer (July-September), fall (October-December), winter (January-March) and spring (April-June) recording challenge.

The number of entries allowed per participant is no longer limited to 1. You may submit as many songs as you like.

We will still draw 1 winner per challenge, who gets to pick the theme for the next challenge. Everyone is free to follow this suggested theme, but you may also submit any song of your own choice.

For this summer, we will start with the theme "Blues...or any other song you like".

 

Looking forward to hearing you play,

Wim.

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well I tried to get this done for the June Challenge. but didn't work out.

You have two choices.. you can listen to the no vocal version or add lots of ear protection and listen to the vocal version.

This is out of Steve's Song Hits.. Session 5 if you will.. there wasn't much in the way of rhythm track to the song, so I ran the melody mostly on the neck pickup of a Epiphone Sheraton semi-hollow, the solo (I must come up with a more inventive solo idea) was switch to the bridge pickup and yes.. is "just" the melody  played in the 12th position.

it was a mix of mic'ing the speaker and since I run a very loud 30w tube amp, I have an attenuator on it that has line out .. so the lead is a mix of the two types of inputs.. speaker and speaker emulation.

the rhythm track was done on my acoustic straight in to the mixer.

last was my Dean Edge 4 bass to give a little more bottom end.. 

(if your ears are bleeding.. don't sue me.. you were warned about ear protection)

 

 

 

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@Eracer_Team-DougH Good job Doug😊  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.😉 N.

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@NeilES335

Thought about tempo, and actually would make the song a bit longer. Which probably I'd prefer 

Lyrics  are tricky with the "they've been down that lonely street " all crammed into that triplet.

I listened to 4 version of Elvis and they all run 2'08" roughly as well, so either they dropped the triplets or they smoked through them like I did 

At least I can now sing and play live (which I match playing to my singing instead of the other way around)

On to the next song..

 

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Rosedale Blues is a slow steady thumb blues in E from David Hamburger's Fingerstyle Blues Factory course on TrueFire.

Wim.

 

 

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@Wim VD1 sounds good slow acoustic blues. 

Sounds like blues, I bought Chris Buono's Guitar Lab Blues solo ($5 on sale) doesn't sound bluesy to me, I'll work and learn best I can from it, but certainly not making me a good blues player,  

This blues Fingerstyle course sounds like it's doing that for you

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On 7/18/2021 at 10:11 AM, Wim VD1 said:

Rosedale Blues is a slow steady thumb blues in E from David Hamburger's Fingerstyle Blues Factory course on TrueFire.

Wim.

 

Wim, really nice recording.  I enjoyed it a lot.  David has some very good blues courses on TrueFire.  And I don't know if you are on his mail list or not.  If you are, you know his writing is right up there with his blues teaching, always fun and entertaining.

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23 hours ago, matonanjin said:

Wim, really nice recording.  I enjoyed it a lot.  David has some very good blues courses on TrueFire.  And I don't know if you are on his mail list or not.  If you are, you know his writing is right up there with his blues teaching, always fun and entertaining.

Yes, Ron, I am on his mailing list. He teaches the style of rootsy blues I want to be able to play. I am working my way through his TrueFire courses, which will keep me busy for many months.

 

 

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