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Blues rock idea

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by MDent77, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. MDent77

    MDent77 Tele-Holic

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    Jun 13, 2016
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    I've been listening to a lot of Steely Dan records since Walter Becker passed and just got this idea today for a blues song in B minor. I always loved the way the guitar and bass were parallel during parts of the Dan song Night by Night - so I started vamping on an original simple swing type feel. I'm just not sure if the chromatic walk up on the bass is cool or distracting? Add a rough solo idea.

    It's rough since I just started writing the basic verse part today but wanted to solicit any thoughts before I get attached to it and write the next section. :)

     

  2. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I like it. I'd say try it with a little more "digging the crusty bits from the bottom of the pan" attitude. Walter Becker was great at that.
     
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  3. MDent77

    MDent77 Tele-Holic

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    Thanks. It certainly does lack any soul...I figure once I get the vamp and notes perfected I can go beyond that and dig in a bit. I just hate writing an idea and then come back later and find it's too notey sounding to make musical sense.
     

  4. paratus

    paratus Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010
    Michigan
    Keep pushing....plenty of good ideas in there worth developing IMO.
     
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  5. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    I think you are on to a good one. The solo needs more character, but first shot at it is very nice indeed.
     
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  6. Alan L Cole

    Alan L Cole Tele-Holic

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    I think the bass is cool and definitely not distracting. That solo and the tone is smoking mike!
     
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  7. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    I like the chromatic bass, any more would probably be too much. The solo gets really good at 00:59 to the end. I await the next section.
     
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  8. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Mar 31, 2013
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    The bass is definetely cool, but I think I wouldn´t double it with the guitar; that sounded "too much" to my ears.
     
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