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The Twanger Central Weekly Backing Track - Week #148

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Mellencaster, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Mellencaster

    Mellencaster Friend of Leo's

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    Here's this week track, a slow blues jazz.Enjoy!







    Download to your DAW or portable digital recorder and go for it.
     

  2. Bullfweet

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    Thank you for the track, Mellencaster !!!

    Whoa !!! I'm first ??? Just some straight forward Jazz Blues picking. Had to use my Epi LP again. I need strings on all my Fenders, and I've been lazy lately. Please forgive...

    Hope you like it,
    Mike C.

     
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  3. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    It´s Telly time again! One shot recording, so small warts included.

     

  4. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Yes I do! Fine lines and you did the changes between major and minor spot on.
     
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  5. Raimonds

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  6. Mellencaster

    Mellencaster Friend of Leo's

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    @Bullfweet Indeed you're the first and a tough act to follow :) Lovely track Mike.

    @udoering Lovely descending lines and a sweet bite on your tone.Lovely and jazzy too!

    @Raimonds Lovely tone and majestic lines.Another lovely jazz track!
     
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  7. estreet

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    Totally bluffing here. This is the second time I've tried to play Jazz since the last time the weekly backing was Jazz. I broke a string half way through and I left that bit in 'cos I thought it was quite funny - you will notice it! I did change it before I continued though. I Played this on my battered old Aria semi that I bought in 1982 and did well over 1000 gigs with in the '80s

     

  8. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    @Raimonds : jazz seems to fit you a lot more than country; I remember you moaning about limited scale knowledge. Either you improved in theory very much, or you used your knowledge extremely skilled. Very nice title!
    @Mellencaster : great tone, sensual playing! One of your best titles, I think.
     
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  9. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    How can one "bluff" playing a jazzy blues? I don´t know, I think if it sounds like jazz, it must be jazz. Anyhow, you played a nice jazzy blues here, and yes, it was a good idea to let the string breaking in. Was that laughter a spontnious reaction, incidentally recorded?
     

  10. estreet

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    @Bullfweet - Lovely Mike - You know what you're doing - not bluffing. Nice tone, Nice playing too.
    @udoering - Nice Tele tone and good use of light & shade.
    @Raimonds - some great licks and you even managed to put a bit of country in.
    @Mellencaster - Like the mellow tone. Tone control backed off? Tasteful approach and some good melodies.
     
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  11. estreet

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    Well, it's bluffing because playing diatonically in the pentatonic doesn't completely work and some sort of adherence to the chord sequence is required. However, I didn't know what the chord sequence was and was too lazy to work it out so I was just going by ear and hope - rather than making any informed choice based on scales or arpeggios that work with the changes like Jazzers normally do. I've watched them following the chord chart as they solo.

    I did burst out laughing when it broke but the amp mic didn't pick it up so I had to re-enact it. The break is completely as it happened though.
     
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  12. Bullfweet

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    @udoering I thought your take was beautifully executed...I love the clean Tele tone. Warts ??? It’s very nice and soothing to me :cool:

    @Raimonds Ahhh...very soulfully done. You fit perfectly in the mix, and it seems to suit you...nice riffin :)

    @Mellencaster Perfect tone and playing...very, very sweet, all the way around !!! Makes me think of a smokey bar, dark, band set up in a corner, cigars and drinks all around...girls with 30’s hairdo’s.. all stuff Jazz and Blooze :cool:

    @estreet Faking it ??? I don’t think so... It’s beautifully expressed and played...I loved the octaves and fine phrasing throughout !!! Got a kick out of the “laugh”...it adds “human” to the mix. Something you would surly hear in a setting with Jazz & Blues..background noise. Glad you went back and put it in !!! Loved your old Aria tone too, perfect for this.. :D

    @Mjark That was beautiful !!! I loved the smooth tone and great runs...really nice !!!

    @fendrguitplayr Very sweet !!! Some really nice riffage and phrasing too. It tells a nice little story...some cool obscure runs too... I dig it :cool:

    Mike C :)
     
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  13. Bullfweet

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    Thank you kindly for the nice words, Mike !!! I was warmed up after doing #147..which I made a mess of. So this one was much more relaxed for me, and I could play more of what was in my head..if that makes sense ?

    Mike C. :)
     
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  14. Bullfweet

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    Thank you Ullrich, makes me feel good !!! Major, Minor ???...ahhh..one guy wears a uniform, the other guy wears coveralls and works in a tunnel. Naw...i’m not changing suits at all..same shorts and tee shirt all the way through the track, beginning to end... (just kidding here)
    Thank you kindly, Sir !! :)
     

  15. Bullfweet

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    Thank you, Carl !!! Naw...I don’t really know what I’m doing. The track seemed familiar to me from way back...I got lucky when I was 17yrs old back in the late 60's. I played Bass with a 6pc Jazz group (drums,bass,sax,guitar...+2 girl front singers. We played at the Officers Club at Patrick AFB. :)
    Thank you, Sir !!! You do *know* what you’re doing.. :)

    Mike C.
     
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  16. Mjark

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  17. fendrguitplayr

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    @Bullfweet Nice, smooth riffage and tone.
    @udoering Good Tele tone and playing throughout.
    @Raimonds Soulful and cool.
    @Mellencaster Nice tone and riffs...heartfelt playing.
    @estreet Good dynamics and chuckle (cool).
    @Mjark Warm tone works well here and nice lines throughout.

    In listening I tried to guess who went direct vs mic'd amp - just estreet's laugh made me think everyone else went direct?
     
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  18. Mellencaster

    Mellencaster Friend of Leo's

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    Gentlemen ,I know we're not professional jazz guitarist but you've all could've fool me.

    estreet No faking could be heard on this track ,only just a seasoned musician playing a lovely jazz tune .The string breakage did add some humour but only because of your laugh was contagious after it broke.:D For my tone, yes I did roll my tone all the way down.
    Mjark Melodic blues , soulful playing and sweet jazz tone.Nice!
    fendrguitplayr Lovely melody and the right amount modulation for a jazz tone.Sweet take!
     
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