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Backing Track Challenge 209 - Rock Cover

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Mellencaster, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Mellencaster

    Mellencaster Friend of Leo's

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    So many tracks have come through here, I think it was bound to happen to post a track like this. Enjoy!

     
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    I Guess you mean 209
     
  3. Mellencaster

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    You're correct , thanks.
     
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    holy moly. I can't play that note for note. Not even close. My slowhand wouldn't suffice lol.
     
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    That's the problem with a tune like this. It's so recognizable as Knopfler that anything less is,,,,, less. And now I'm so ashamed because I am less than Knopfler.

    Get me a rope.
     
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    I've never studied it. This is my whack at it.

     
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    Well, I have to admit that this is a tune I do with the band. Here it is from part of a 5 yr old demo.

     
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    Very nice, I'm happy to kick back and listen to takes like this.
     
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    Great job for not knowing it, your tone was pretty darn nice.
     
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    That´s definitely not a track I would have chosen by myself - but hey, here we go. A mix of two recordings, and still full of warts!

     
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    @Mjark : from the first note I loved your tone! And I like that you didn´t try to play the original, but made it your own in your down to earth manner!
    @fendrguitplayr : sounds quite like it!
    @tooloud : Mark goes rock - nice! Professionally played as always.
     
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    Must admit that learning solos note for note is my pet hate. Given the amount of cover gigs I've played (must be 5000+ by now) I've managed to get away with doing remarkably little of it. There are times when there is no other option: first solo in Comfortably Numb (you can definitely get away with doing your own for the second) and Crazy Little Thing Called Love spring to mind, but most times if you play the opening lick off the record no-one notices you made up the rest. A band I was in for a long time played 'Still Got The Blues' for years and people were always coming up and saying it was just like the record when I never learnt a single lick Gary Moore played on it apart from the signature melody. I did learn a few bits of Sultans Of Swing when I was laid up ill about 30 years ago and someone bought me a guitarist magazine with a transcription in it - but if note-for-note solos are my pet hate then reading Tab is next on the list. Maybe it's because both require a good memory and that's something I didn't have much of to begin with and is only getting worse in my 60's. However, trying to play 'in the style of' is good fun so I'll have a bash later. I have something like 24 guitars but no Strats. I never got on with them except for my old Casio MIDI guitar and that's got the whammy bar blocked back.

    @udoering I thought you caught the Knoplfler style pretty well especially on the bits where it sounded like you were just playing instead of thinking and playing. I always try and avoid thinking lol.

    @Mjark Nice tone and playing.

    @fendrguitplayr - Good job - does sound quite authentic.

    @tooloud I thought this was a good mix of stuff from the original but with your own personality and tone stamped on it. That works well.
     
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    Here we go :)

     
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    I must admit I didn't think you all jump on it quickly but I'm quite glad you all did

    @Mjark - Sweet tone and a lovely interpretation
    @fendrguitplayr Very nice cover track sounds like the original
    @tooloud I agree with Carl a little of you and the original blended together, it sounds very good
    @udoering Just like Mark's track, it has that sweet tone with more quack .Lovely interpretation, Ullrich.
     
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    Every song that we do here has some variation from an original song that you've heard before I don't think anyone expects to hear note to note from the original. Do your best interpretation and have some fun :)
     
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    I'm with Carl on the note-for-note stuff, not for me. If it's blues based, I have my spring board. Anything else, I try to recall the vibe and play within that; make it my own, as much as possible. I haven't started my take yet and will listen to the submissions when I finish mine.
     
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    Sweet!

    - Sounds good with some hair on it.

    - You're a free former too. Good vibe. Nice tone as well.

    - I can tell you have a better memory than me or listened to the real version first.

    I used a humbucker guitar my Ibanez AS-50 in the middle position and just played through one time. You're all way too kind.
     
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    A very nicely played take with nice lines and tone.

    Some fine playing, tone and bends.

    Again, more fine playing, tone. Nice!

    Sounds great and I like the phrasing a lot.
     
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