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Backing Track Challenge 165 - Gentle Minor Key Acoustic

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by estreet, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. estreet

    estreet Tele-Meister

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    Yes, it does owe a bit to Zeppelin's 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You' but they nicked that anyway from Joan Baez. A minor but at 1:35ish it shifts into D minor for a few bars.

     
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  2. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2006
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    I decided to do a bit of a challenge with this one and tried slide in standard tuning, something I don't do very often. A few misteaks here and there but I guess I got it to work, more or less.

     
  3. montemerrick

    montemerrick Tele-Meister

    of all the times i decide to set up my recording station and play a tele! well, um i went at this as if was actually something the band i play in would play so brought more of that sort of "medicine baul" vibe to my playing instead of my usual trying to fit in.

     
  4. montemerrick

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    that is some melancholic haunting stuff. bravo!
     
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  5. Mjark

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  6. knh555

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    Cool track. I decided to pull out the viola and attempt to use my rusty skills with a couple of orchestral parts. Paired with the LP.

     
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  7. Mellencaster

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  8. Mellencaster

    Mellencaster Friend of Leo's

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    bgmacaw The slide works well for a haunting voice and give it a nice melencholy feel .

    montemerrick Nice melodic lines and use of delay. Sounds good.

    Mjark Very smooth melodic playing on this take and a lovely arrangement with your guitars.

    knh555 Really a viola?;) Sounds very cool and complicated . Nice go at it!
     
  9. knh555

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    At the risk of exposing how rusty my bowed, fretless instrument skills are, here it is without the guitar:

     
  10. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

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    Near Athens GA USA
    Sorry to inflict another synth-like track on you, but I was playing around with my Digitech RP-350 unit this morning and this track was still queued up for recording, so....

    I used the IPS effect model which is a partial model of the classic 80's and 90's rack unit, the Digitech IPS-33B Super Harmony Machine. I set the IPS to 3rd Up, A Minor with a level of 35. The amp model was '01 Dual Rectifier with a Vintage V30 4x12 cabinet model. I also used the Lexicon Ambiance for some reverb. Mossy was the guitar again but as processed as this signal was, I don't think that really mattered too much.

     
  11. udoering

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  12. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    @bgmacaw : lovely fat sound, slide playing fits to the mood of the track perfectly, some haunting tones! Second track is nice, I would have preferred a little more reverb / delay to blend the guitar track with the bt.
    @montemerrick : delay is a beautiful tool. I think you got what you aimed at.
    @Mjark : yeah, you played the rock version of this! Lovely playing, Mark! I love you bringing in the second guitar. Them playing together is really strong!
    @knh555 : initial thoughts: that viola sounds gorgeous, perfect instrument; leave out the guitar. Well, you did!
    @Mellencaster : ..while my guitar gently weeps! Wonderful.
     
  13. CNG232

    CNG232 TDPRI Member

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    @estreet thank you so much for this track. I lived working with it. I spent way too long trying to get the right sound on my tele, but here goes...

     
  14. JCL50

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    Fuzzy Strat Plus in front and tremolo clean Strat Plus in the background.

     
  15. JCL50

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    @bgmacaw slide playing works well on this track
    @montemerrick interesting delay use
    @Mjark nice classic rock playing and sounds.
    @knh555 I really loved it. it sounds like it could be the soundtrack of a good series
    @Mellencaster like Harrison playing bluesy. Sounds awesome
    @udoering Nice playing. cool spaceship sound fx ;). sounds good
    @CNG232 nice playing. good tone
     
  16. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I know that, but if the sound seems not be right, I am not able to ignore this :). Well, the sound of your guitar was worth the effort; your playing sounds very "folky" to me, and those passages with two guitars are really good.
     
  17. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Sweet full fat tone and playing with skilful use of tremolo!
     
  18. Luthier Vandros

    Luthier Vandros Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    So much talent on this board
     
  19. estreet

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  20. CNG232

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    @udoering I love the weaving together of the multiple tracks and the complimentary tones you have found.
    @bgmacaw The slide is an interesting choice and it works well. Nicely done!
    @montemerrick Nice work. The guitar is so quiet at the beginning it is hard to hear though.
    @Mjark: I love the bold beginning. I wish I had your ability to hit all your notes at precisely the right instant. I find my fingers are often just unable to get it just right.
    @knh555 Viola inferno. Deep and dark a perfect celebration of this nor'easter which killed our Saturday. Very cool indeed
    @Mellencaster While my guitar is a cool creative way to kick off your rockin take. Great tone and attack!
    @bgmacaw Sounds like you are having fun in the studio with some cool toys. Interesting FX. Nice work
    @JCL50 I love what you have done with the tone of your strat. Almost has an LP sound. The multiple tracks work well together and your melody is well constructed. Choette (sp?)
     
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