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Backing Track Challenge 209 - Rock Cover

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

  1. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Nice! I think I remember Chip mentioning that you liked playing Dire Straits material. Real fine!
     
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    Where you went sounded very cool. That's some fine creativeness and good riffage!
     
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  3. Mjark

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    @knh555 - Nice tone, hairy but still in the vein.

    @NWinther - That was pretty cool.
     
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    I've never learned solos note-for-note and I've never played Sultan's of Swing apart from jamming around with it, so I decided to pretend I'd never heard of MK and just make something up on the spot!

    FWIW, I played this on a cheap jumbo acoustic with a Dean Markley pickup.

     
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  5. Mjark

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    It sounds good. A perfect tone for this interpretation.
     
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    @knh555 - Right in your wheelhouse Kevin. Well played and sweet tone.

    @NWinther - Rockin' the Sultans with swagger. Nice take Niels.

    @simoncroft - Whoa, that is very sweet Simon. That cheap acoustic sounds great. Very nice playing.
     
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  7. Mellencaster

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    @knh555 Not far from the original version and very nice thick tone.

    @NWinther You're definitely in the right neighborhood and also you've kept it to your own sound too. Nice!

    @simoncroftQuite enjoyed the acoustic sound to this. Very nicely done.
     
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    Greetings from the sauna. :D Almost 1:30 in the morning and still so humid. If you weren't all such nice guys and great players, I'd have taken off the headphones a while back. As it is...

    @Mjark – You made this your own, following the changes very nicely without copying Knopfler's solo, or sound for that matter.
    @fendrguitplayr – Oh yeah, very close on all fronts (tone, notes and feel). That's as much quack you can get without growing feathers!
    @tooloud – Knopfler turns rocker. Nicely done and as valid an interpretation as any I'd say. Not for covers bands though.
    @udoering – I'd call this 'essence of Knopfler', in that you've captured the way he approaches a solo without copying. Cool.
    @Mellencaster – Thank you for the backer. Your shimmering tone is a good foundation for an original take full of nice phrases.
    @estreet – This sounds as if it could have been one of the takes on the original that almost made the final mix. Sweet.

    BTW – I remember those Casio Strats. Not bad guitars, but the MIDI side was still developing back then.

    @GuitarKid – Rafa, you always play with such flair. You've taken some of the original, then really built on it. It's great.
    @Alan L Cole – Another bravura take. Very different from the original, but you're totally on top of it, so great to hear.
    @knh555 – Nice, twangy tone, with just a hint of drive. Very contained, restrained and structured. Nice take all the way through.
    @NWinther – Wow, you know how to set a limiter to max! Loved the way you made this a bluesy, but really assured interpretation.
     
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    well here in Houston Texas I would die without an air conditioner, or I'd feel like I was Dying...... Or Im just a big wuss
     
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    @NWinther : even if you try - a little bit of Mark stays there, induced by chord progression and rythm, I think. Asides from that, I had many other associations. And, a lot of energy in your playing.
    @simoncroft : as stated above - guitar sounds good, and a nice idea to play thet with an acoustic guitar; well done!
     
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    @Mjark That is one sweet tone, love the easy going feel
    @fendrguitplayr a very nice demo indeed, very close to the org.
    @tooloud rocking take, like the different way of this one
    @udoering that is one nice sounding guitar, like the feel and tone here alot.
    @Mellencaster :D Tremolo nice!! Love the easy flow of chords and lines...nice warm sound too.
    @estreet very nice take, grounded sound and lines...really dig that.
    @GuitarKid love your take on this one, very pretty clean sound and playing.
    @Alan L Cole ah very blue and defently you...and that is one cool take.
    @knh555 Uh sweet sound as well....love that raw feel and sound...
    @simoncroft I like this with acoustic alot, almost like a take from the Love over Gold record.
     
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    I tried to learn this a few years ago, but I never have the patience to finish learning whole tunes once I've studied the good bits!

    I don't think there's any shame in not being as good as Knopfler btw!

     
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    Here's one I made earlier...

     
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    @alainvey - Sweet take and pretty runs here.

    @beagle - Very nice and delicate Mr. Beagle.
     
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    Great to see some more Strat-Talk buddies join this thread...

    @alainvey – You've picked some very 'good bits' there indeed! I'd rate this more 'style file' than 'your go at it'.
    @beagle – I have a mental image of Hank B Marvin saying: “Knopfler would play it something like this...” Works for me.
     
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    Thanks Alan and Simon, I recorded it for a S-T jam a couple of months ago before the shoulder problem recurred. I'm hoping to get back to playing and joining in properly again soon.
     
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    I like everyone's take, good jobs.

    Everyone one had at least one of two Knopler elements going on, some nailed the tone, some nailed the "rights of passage" solos. And some got the whole thing right.

    My ASAT Special is incapable of that Strat tone, I have to say the two pups combined using the middle toggle is simply minimally musical, and for this tune it's a complete fail. My neck pup is way too big and bold or rich, rich with non Strat stuff. Plus the task of learning it was not where I wanted to focus my time. And finally,,, I'm still basking in the afterglow of The Next Day and Funk backing tracks. I felt drained and in need of a recharging or a decharging depending on how I think of it.

    But I still listened to everyone and as a collective you all did great, especially in keeping the fast tempo. And many people used their rt fingers like Knopler, way cool.
     
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  18. Mjark

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    Certainly not!

    - Slightly different groove on this one. Cool.
     
  19. Mellencaster

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    @alainvey - For some reason, I thought of you when I posted this track and now I know why Very good!
    @beagle - Very nice and you've captured some of Mark's essence on your track.
     
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    @alainvey : very near to the original in it´s feeling, and very well played!
    @beagle : one hears where it comes from, but you have made it your own.
     
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