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On 2/3/2021 at 7:15 PM, NeilES335 said:

And Here's the YouTube Video where I play the opening bars of 'If I Had You", with 12 other players from 6 countries!

 

Very cool Neil!! Well played.

Greg

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Hey everyone, I don't have the ability to play difficult pieces (yet), so spend quite a lot of time trying to play simple pieces well. This song is fairly simple, but I wanted to work on maintain

Hi All, I wanted to say how much I appreciate Steve Krenz's teachings and the community he has helped to create with all of us here.  This arrangement is from his Learn and Master Fingerstyle Gui

On my Blues journey, I am working on a cover of Eric Clapton's version of Freddie King's Tore Down.I added the fills, but decided not to work out the solo yet.Unfortunately I can't sing. So I ended up

19 hours ago, Mike Hoodenpyle said:

This is my rendition of "Lewis & Clark," my favorite Tommy Emmanuel song. It's got elements from both the original recording from 2006 and the updated version from last year, plus a few of my own ideas. There are a few instances in the recording that sound like clipping or static of some kind, but I can't get rid of it. I had the levels low enough where clipping shouldn't have been an issue, and it wasn't apparent on the waveform, so I'm not sure what the problem is. I experimented with different settings, and also recorded some tests with mics instead of plugging in, and it was still there to different degrees. Maybe I have a problem with my interface. At any rate, thanks for listening.

 

Awesome Mike. You have fantastic fingerstyle technique, and this is a great rendition of this song. What a treat!.

 

Greg

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2 hours ago, gotto said:

Awesome Mike. You have fantastic fingerstyle technique, and this is a great rendition of this song. What a treat!.

 

Greg

Thanks very much, glad you liked it.

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Seeing as DougH and I have already submitted a song for this months "Recording Challenge" , I thought I'd post my most recent project song here...

I learned and recorded this song for an upcoming Jazz Studio Compilation Video, that is due out in a few weeks.

"Softy As In A Morning Sunrise" This song has been covered by many famous artists such as; Miles Davis, Sonny Rawlins, Chet Baker, George Benson, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra et al. I want to thank Frank Vignola of  Frank Vignola's Jazz Studio for teaching me this song.

I hope you enjoy it! 

 

The technical stuff; Recorded direct to Reaper DAW with my Godin 5th Ave Kingpin archtop with P90 pickup. This guitar records exceptionally well. I used a plugin for some added tone and a bit of reverb.
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8 hours ago, NeilES335 said:

Seeing as DougH and I have already submitted a song for this months "Recording Challenge" , I thought I'd post my most recent project song here...

I learned and recorded this song for an upcoming Jazz Studio Compilation Video, that is due out in a few weeks.

"Softy As In A Morning Sunrise" This song has been covered by many famous artists such as; Miles Davis, Sonny Rawlins, Chet Baker, George Benson, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra et al. I want to thank Frank Vignola of  Frank Vignola's Jazz Studio for teaching me this song.

I hope you enjoy it! 

 

The technical stuff; Recorded direct to Reaper DAW with my Godin 5th Ave Kingpin archtop with P90 pickup. This guitar records exceptionally well. I used a plugin for some added tone and a bit of reverb.

Very nice. Love your tone.

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On 2/15/2021 at 6:37 AM, Mike Hoodenpyle said:

This is my rendition of "Lewis & Clark," my favorite Tommy Emmanuel song. It's got elements from both the original recording from 2006 and the updated version from last year, plus a few of my own ideas. There are a few instances in the recording that sound like clipping or static of some kind, but I can't get rid of it. I had the levels low enough where clipping shouldn't have been an issue, and it wasn't apparent on the waveform, so I'm not sure what the problem is. I experimented with different settings, and also recorded some tests with mics instead of plugging in, and it was still there to different degrees. Maybe I have a problem with my interface. At any rate, thanks for listening.

 

You're a great finger picker, Mike. You played this difficult piece beautifully.

I recognize your new Taylor E14ce. It has a nice clear sound. Do you pick with nails or flesh?

Wim.

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On 2/20/2021 at 5:31 AM, Wim VD1 said:

You're a great finger picker, Mike. You played this difficult piece beautifully.

I recognize your new Taylor E14ce. It has a nice clear sound. Do you pick with nails or flesh?

Wim.

Thanks very much. Only flesh for me. My nails are weak and grow like hooks, so they're not an option.

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On 2/15/2021 at 12:37 AM, Mike Hoodenpyle said:

This is my rendition of "Lewis & Clark," my favorite Tommy Emmanuel song. It's got elements from both the original recording from 2006 and the updated version from last year, plus a few of my own ideas. There are a few instances in the recording that sound like clipping or static of some kind, but I can't get rid of it. I had the levels low enough where clipping shouldn't have been an issue, and it wasn't apparent on the waveform, so I'm not sure what the problem is. I experimented with different settings, and also recorded some tests with mics instead of plugging in, and it was still there to different degrees. Maybe I have a problem with my interface. At any rate, thanks for listening.

 

Hi MIke; That was EXCELLENT!  Your tone and execution were spot on, and error free as well.  I thought the recording was very good too... (I couldn't detect any clipping etc on my computer speakers) .

Quite the achievement I say. Not being a fingerstyle player, I really admire the skill and work that you put into this. Well Done Sir.

Neil

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37 minutes ago, NeilES335 said:

Hi MIke; That was EXCELLENT!  Your tone and execution were spot on, and error free as well.  I thought the recording was very good too... (I couldn't detect any clipping etc on my computer speakers) .

Quite the achievement I say. Not being a fingerstyle player, I really admire the skill and work that you put into this. Well Done Sir.

Neil

Thanks very much! Maybe the problem is mainly my speakers.

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This is a steady bass delta blues tune from the Active Melody lessons.
It's based on blues scales, triads on the high strings and thumb playing the steady bass.

Wim.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Wim VD1 said:

This is a steady bass delta blues tune from the Active Melody lessons.
It's based on blues scales, triads on the high strings and thumb playing the steady bass.

Wim.

Very well done. You kept perfect time with the thumb and it all sounded great!

 

 

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Here's a song I love that I first heard played by one of my guitar hero's Wes Montgomery.  I hope you enjoy listening!

"Here's That Rainy Day" is a popular song with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke that was published in 1953. It was introduced by Dolores Gray in the Broadway musical Carnival in Flanders.[1]

Frank Sinatra recorded the song on March 25, 1959, for the Capitol album No One Cares, arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins. Sinatra performed it on a Timex-sponsored show entitled The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra broadcast on December 13, 1959, and on the Emmy-nominated Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing, broadcast on November 25, 1968. On November 18, 1973, he performed it on his television comeback special, Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra, in a medley with "Last Night When We Were Young" and "Violets for Your Furs".[2][3] Sinatra also performed the song during three concerts in 1974 at Caesar's Palace in Philadelphia and Saratoga, New York.[4]

Late-night talk show host Johnny Carson said "Here's That Rainy Day" by Frank Sinatra was his favorite ballad. Carson and Bette Midler sang the song on the penultimate episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on May 21, 1992. Singer/songwriter Paul Williams sang the song on the show in ape makeup as part of promotion for his film Battle for the Planet of the Apes. After Carson's death in 2005, Doc Severinsen, Tommy Newsom, and Ed Shaughnessy performed the song with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on Late Show with David Letterman.[5]

It has also become a jazz standard with recordings by, among others, Bill Evans, Duke Jordan, Wes Montgomery, and McCoy Tyner.
(Courtesy Wikipedia)

Rhythm and Melody Tracks by NeilES335. Bass/Drum track courtesy of Frank Vignola. Not for profit; fair use.

Recorded direct to Reaper DAW, Godin 5th Ave Kingpin Archtop. 

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Nice Neil, I really enjoy your jazz chops. I've spent too much time in the country and rock genres of late...need to pull out my jazz lessons and reboot some studies. Thanks for sharing.

 

Greg

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1 hour ago, gotto said:

Nice Neil, I really enjoy your jazz chops. I've spent too much time in the country and rock genres of late...need to pull out my jazz lessons and reboot some studies. Thanks for sharing.

 

Greg

Hey Greg; thanks a lot... I'm glad you enjoyed it!  If this spurs you on to your jazz lessons, then all the better!   I have a collaboratiion coming out later this week with about a dozen other players from around the world... It's in production and I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing it!   Happy Tunes; Neil

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Once again, it was my priveledge to participate with an "ensemble" of 17 other jazz guitarists from 7 countries, as a project with Frank Vignola's Jazz Studio. Some great players here, and a very enjoyable listen!

The song  "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" is a song with music by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II  has become a "jazz standard", covered by jazz greats like George Benson, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bing Crosby, Winton Kelly, and dozens more.

I hope you enjoy listening! Please give it a thumbs up for JP Cousineau, Canada (Video) and Ron Ballantyne, USA (Audio) for this very professional production.

(My part is about the 1 minute mark) 

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On 3/22/2021 at 7:56 PM, NeilES335 said:

Once again, it was my priveledge to participate with an "ensemble" of 17 other jazz guitarists from 7 countries, as a project with Frank Vignola's Jazz Studio. Some great players here, and a very enjoyable listen!

The song  "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" is a song with music by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II  has become a "jazz standard", covered by jazz greats like George Benson, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bing Crosby, Winton Kelly, and dozens more.

I hope you enjoy listening! Please give it a thumbs up for JP Cousineau, Canada (Video) and Ron Ballantyne, USA (Audio) for this very professional production.

(My part is about the 1 minute mark) 

That's a fantastic project. Great playing from people all over the world, and a really nice mix and video. Well done to all involved.

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That was amazing , well played by all. It must have been difficult to put this video together, keeping everyone in sync. I am envious, hat’s off to all the players.

Henk

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3 hours ago, Oldjock said:

That was amazing , well played by all. It must have been difficult to put this video together, keeping everyone in sync. I am envious, hat’s off to all the players.

Henk

@Oldjock @Mike Hoodenpyle  Hey thanks guys, it was fun and a treat to play with this really talented group, (albeit virtually)  Yes, the production is amazing and I'm sure quite a job to put together.

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Finally, after many years. my LIne6 TonePort Silver gave up the ghost.  So I now have a Focusrite interface.  I'm also trying to learn Ableton DAW.  Like starting over. 

Here is a quick recording I did trying to learn how to move around the screen make it record and even experimented with some effects. 

I appreciate all opinions, don't be afraid to tell me what you really think. 🙂
Thanks for listening, Tom.

https://soundcloud.com/dusty1300/newgear

 

Edited by Dusty1300
I changed volumes and effects
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On 3/22/2021 at 7:56 PM, NeilES335 said:

Once again, it was my priveledge to participate with an "ensemble" of 17 other jazz guitarists from 7 countries, as a project with Frank Vignola's Jazz Studio. Some great players here, and a very enjoyable listen!

The song  "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" is a song with music by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II  has become a "jazz standard", covered by jazz greats like George Benson, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bing Crosby, Winton Kelly, and dozens more.

I hope you enjoy listening! Please give it a thumbs up for JP Cousineau, Canada (Video) and Ron Ballantyne, USA (Audio) for this very professional production.

(My part is about the 1 minute mark) 

This was really good.  Really in sync, loved it!

Tom

 

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New recording. I'm starting to work on creating a theme, lick, hook, or whatever you call it. and then keep that theme going throughout the track. I know it may sound repetitive, but that was my goal for now.   I'm working to get out of a my rut.
 

 

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