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Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by klasaine, Oct 29, 2012.
I know it's been done to death but I'm trying to make it my own.
"All the Things You Are"
Tasty. Nice tone from the strat. What sort of amp were you using?
Oh, I love those chords. I like the sequences that pass through different key areas, but briefly. I could listen to those all day long. It is amazing to me how a song like this can keep growing in the hands of each new generation of musicians. Those chord patterns are just fantastic. The other thing about the chords is the voicings. Isn't it funny how some intervals and voicings can be highly quote-unquote dissonant, but the way the guitar allows some note to ring with a fairly quick decay, those dissonances are fleeting. I am really drawn to notes a minor second apart, where one note decays a little faster than the other one. The note that sounds the longest, is the winner, in a way, and in retrospect is the consonant, stable pitch. But with another performance, the higher (or lower) note of the m2 can be the one that lasts longer, so then it becomes the stable note. Lenny Breau was the first person that I heard doing that, and it opened my ears to a lot of different things after that.
Here's my vote for a project for you. Keep working on these chord/melody solos, then make a CD, LP, download collection, or whatever you want to call it and get it out there. Not that it wouldn't be a big money-generating thing, but it would give you a chance to make a definitive statement in the same way that albums used to do with bands and solo performers. The beauty would be in having an entire collection, or set, of songs that inter-relate and show the range of your expressiveness at this point in your life.
I really mourn the demise of the LP, and now, CD, for this reason. It is harder for listeners to hear a musician's large statement. But that's what I would be interested in hearing you do. This is now something like the 4th or 5th of songs in this kind of setting that you have posted recently. You are definitely making a statement that is larger than any one song.
@Mike SS ... 1983 Strat 'Elite'. Electronics/pkups changed out in mid 90s. Neck pkup, tone down 1/2 way.
GT 'Solo-Single' with a KT88 into a Mesa 12" open back cab (though I prefer it with an NOS 6v6).
And some TC 'Nova' delay.
@LarryF ... Yeah, I think a record of this solo stuff is in order.
I actually don't like playing solo guitar all that much (prefer the interaction of a band) but I've had a lot more time to really work on music now that my 3 year old goes to pre-school three full days a week. So I started messing around with some tunes that friends requested I do 'solo'. Besame Mucho was the first several months ago and I just kept going. One or two more and I'll enough for a record.
*Now I need to pick a XMAS song.
Really nice man!! Beautiful textures!
Will we ever see your whole head?
Hey there. Very nice, enjoyed that one.
Here`s a version I did a while back;
It`s such a fun tune to play
Bravo! Yours is way hipper than mine.
Love the versions of Giant Steps you have over ther
Sounds great Ken...this is my favrite "strat jazz" tone I've heard from you.
Maybe the song's been done to death, but I still like it...I still find new stuff in it...I really think you did too here...
Solo playing's fun...you should record more of it...join us on the dark side...we're antisocial and we stare at our shoes...
It is a great tune.
Thanks. That Strat is one of my favorite guitars. I just put a new bridge on it so I've been playing it a lot.
*I think it's been 'done to death' because there's SO much in there to discover. I always find something new in there. And yeah, I think a 'solo' record is in order.
Thanks Klasain. Glad you liked it
Very haunting, cool outro.
Also, done to death isn't the same as done well.
Nice. The opening harmonies were ear grabbing. Had to reach back far to get some of those dissonant voicing. I really dug those.
Thanks (thanks everybody for the kind words ... and encouragement).
That 'outro' (the Db7#9 to C7#9) is kind of a standard intro and outro on that tune now. I think it's a Bill Evans thing. At least that's where I heard it first.