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@NeilES335, very nice.  And nice job on the recordings, doing both the melody and rhythm.   Very, very pretty.

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@matonanjin  Thankyou... appreciate the kind comment. I'm acutally remixing the tracks with a different amp model that has a decent jazz tone (and others) . It's has an odd name but it's FREE, simple to operate; VOXENGO BOOGEX  https://www.voxengo.com/product/boogex/

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Hey @NeilES335, it's great to hear a recording from you. You did a good job with this, it's not an easy melody to play.

Ian

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My lastest playing and recording of "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb 

I enjoyed recording it; I hope you enjoy it too...Thanks for listening.

"Sunny" is a soul jazz song written by Bobby Hebb in 1963. It is one of the most performed and recorded popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" #25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".[1] It is also known by its first line: "Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain".[2]

After some searching and experimenting, I found a "Jazz tone" plug in that is more suitable for me and fitting for this song. The recording is my own work both rhythm and lead tracks.  Recorded with my ES-335 direct to Reaper 6.0. with Voxengo Boogex plugin amp model.

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Very nice Neil, you kept the same tempo throughout the song and the notes were clear. Well done, I enjoyed listening.

Henk

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Good job Neil..........I remember that song from my youth. Had not heard it in ages. Keep up the Journey my friend!

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51 minutes ago, Popeye said:

Good job Neil..........I remember that song from my youth. Had not heard it in ages. Keep up the Journey my friend!

@Oldjock

@Popeye. thank you gentlemen for your kind comments 😊  It has been and is quite a journey down this jazz learning path Im on.

I think I'm getting a bit better at reording so I hope to do several more in the near future.

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Good job Neil!

Ian

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Nice tone, Neil. And well played.

Wim.

Thanks Wim; I's really good to find a "plugin" that sounds pretty decent for the tone I was looking for. It's been a learning experience all around.

N

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That was great.  Thank you for Sharing😊

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Well I wasn't going to post this.. but since it's Palm Sunday.. and we're heading to Easter Weekend (I'm working instead of playing.. thanks Covid) .. and the fact that @Steve Krenz live lessons Tues Apr 7 is on learn a Hymn.. it became "fair game" to post

Song background.. I needed to play this in my church choir Mar 14 and was just starting to learn it (church got shutdown, so never continued with it). This I think was my 4th attempt. I missed the 3rd verse as well.. opps. and yes I was a bit stuffy, but it sounds like I'd be better singing country with my vocals.. I think I'm close to 'in tune' but hey I'm a deaf guy so it's as close as I can come.

Come to the Water by John Foley, S.J. from my OPC Journey Songs book we use for church and it's 2/2 'cut time' but Medium tempo, prayerful ( = ca. 50)

Yikes.. 2/2 at 50bpm played 'prayerfully'  ???

 

recording background.

rented Zoom H5 handheld recorder placed on the dashboard of the car with it's XY mic's, used cheap Strat knock-off, into a battery powered Traynor TVM-50 50w busker amp in my trunk, I'm wedged into the passenger seat for 'normal lunch' practice.

(note on the Zoom H5,, I wanted a new "mixer" for recording at home and Neil's choice the Scarlett 2i2 is a great choice, but I also wanted a portable choice too. so I rented the Zoom H5, I think it sounds a whole lot better with it's mic's over a cell phone recording, and I did do a very quick test at home as a desktop mixer and I think it can do double duty as handheld and as a 2 input desk mixer.. and appears to pass the JamKazam latency test for future online jam,,,, so when it goes on sale and the stores open again.. think I'll buy one.)

obviously straight up recording "dry" as we've got certain rules to abide by in church (no Jimi Hendrix playing), no over dubes no multi tracks, etc.

So it's as they would have heard.. except in church there would have been a 2nd guitar, keyboard and about 10 kids.. so instead you hear me alone.. 

Lucky you 

 

 

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Doug,

Thanks for posting.  The H5 gets a good sound.  Your strumming sounds good. 

Yep, it's always easier to keep a song together when there are a bunch of other musicians around.  So, I'll imagine a whole orchestra behind you!

I've just recently got the ZOOM H6 and am getting familiar with using it.

I always enjoy playing at church.

Thanks for all that you do! - Steve

 

 

 

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This is my take on the The Minstrel Boy. I used my new Telecaster to play the melody and strum the chords. I recorded using GarageBand on my iPad so I could add some drums. 

the minstrel boy.m4a

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I haven't been recording  much in the last few years, but the current lifestyles provide time for reflection and opportunity for activities long neglected. I am well enough from my month long struggle with sciatica, to spend some moments with guitar in hand and thought  to record a song that has given me some inspiration of late. Bob Dylan was a a brilliant poet-musician who created songs that allowed his listeners  to ponder their own interpretations and this is one of them. I thought that I had a clear understanding of this song once, but recently have come to find a new personal interpretation. I bailed out on a bass line, and my lead work and mixing skills are pedestrian on my best day, but I decided to share it here for others to perhaps ponder their own understandings of the message.

 

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Great interpretation of this classic Greg!

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@gotto Greg, I have tears on my cheeks now - but this has absolutely made my day complete.... and it’s only 6am! What a wonderful recording, and it’s so nice to hear your beautiful harmonies again. Much love to you and your family.

Ian

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Gotto, thanks very much, that is great and it is indeed good to hear you again.

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@dan0725 Hi Dan, Wow I am so impressed at your progress, that was really good! Keep up the good work😊

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@gotto I'm so glad you decided to share this with us, I really enjoyed it.  Also I'm happy to hear that you are getting better too.  Keep Safe😊

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@gotto That is an inspiring song, Gregg, and you played it well.

Thanks for posting,

Wim.

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I am learning to keep my thumb going for this fingerstyle blues.

Wim.

 

 

 

 

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Great job Wim.

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On 12/20/2018 at 2:57 PM, Wim VD1 said:

From Freddie King to Stevie Ray Vaughan is a logical step ?.

It is still work in progress, but here is my attempt to play Texas shuffle.

Thanks for listening,

Wim.

J

Terrific Wim! This is not an easy tune to get right... you captured the feel which is the toughest part... and the bends to pitch! I wanted to hear more.... I expected to hear SRV singing the 2nd verse. 😉

 

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Great job Wim. You set an inspiring example of where we can go if we are willing to do the work. Year-after-year. I listened to some of your earlier stuff when I went through the site last year. Fine then and now, wow.

Wow! :-)

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