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White Christmas - Fingerstyle

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Humscruddle, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Humscruddle

    Humscruddle TDPRI Member

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    It's the time of year where I'd usually post a quick iphone video of me playing a hobbled-together fingerstyle-guitar arrangement of a Christmas tune. However, I recently acquired my first few bits of recording equipment (Focusrite 2i2 & mic bundle) so I figured "what better way to try it out...".

    So without further ado...

    My fingerstyle-guitar version of 'White Christmas' (with some garageband drums chucked in...)

    Merry Christmas! :D



    P.S. The picture is completely un-related but I needed an image for the video...
     

  2. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice playing but maybe a Christmas picture would be a better match.
     
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  3. DaphneBlue

    DaphneBlue Tele-Meister

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    that's great dude! really smooth
     
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  4. tonedr

    tonedr Tele-Afflicted

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    loved it! Would you mind sharing about what guitar you used and did you mic it or pickup?
     
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  5. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Nice interplay of fingering!
     
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  6. Brokenpick

    Brokenpick Tele-Afflicted

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    I Like it!
    (& I'm not even a Christmas Song guy)

    Accompanying picture works fine. It's about the picking!
     
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  7. Humscruddle

    Humscruddle TDPRI Member

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    Thanks very much! :D Glad you liked it!

    Yeah, certainly! I used my Yamaha G-255S-II Nylon-strung guitar. I had it mic'd with the condenser mic which came with the Scarlett 2i2 bundle. I made a bit of an error in assuming that the bundle would come with a mic stand - it didn't - so I just had it laid flat on the surface next to me haha. I tried to angle the guitar so the soundhole was pointing roughly towards the mic - not exactly ideal or 'professional', but what can you do?

    Stuck that into Garageband via the 2i2 interface, added a bit of compression & reverb; tweaked the EQ a wee bit and adjusted the volume. That was about it really.

    Oh - I did cheat a little bit and overdubbed one of the licks in the middle to save me having to re-record the whole thing again. The most time-consuming bit was trying to match the levels between the two tracks (made significantly more annoying by my crap mic positioning).
     

  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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  9. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
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    Very inspiring. One of my favorite Xmas songs. I always thought I should know how to play it fingerstyle.
     
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  10. hfasteve

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  11. Alan L Cole

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  12. Deeve

    Deeve Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Dec 7, 2009
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    thanks - another nice cover of the classic

    Peace - Deeve
     
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  13. mrmousey

    mrmousey Tele-Meister

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    Beautiful job !! Very nicely done !
     
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