Backing Track Challenge 220 - Pop

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  1. fendrguitplayr

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    Tender clean start then the growling tone from bridge 'bucker. Nice!
     
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    @Alan L Cole
    I recorded mine without hearing anyone and i had a big smile when i heard your intro...we had a very similar idea :)
    I enjoyed the listen, specially the fast licks and runs and all the emotion you poured into the play, with the soulful bends and overall feel.
     
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    Cool slide riffs and melancholy vibe.

    Great tone with cool plank spankin' and screamin' demon phrasing throughout.


    @Mellencaster - I noticed this was called "Wake Me Up" - is this an actual cover song backing?
     
  4. Mellencaster

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    It's the name of the track at wikiloops. What is cool about getting a track from wikiloops is their multiple variations of track remix and for example, this base track instrument is the piano and all other instruments are built of that composition.
     
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    @udoering - Gorgeous mellow tone and heartfelt restrained melodic lines. + on the doublestops.
    @Mellencaster - Nice harmonics intro and throaty dark tone to begin, boosting at 1:41 for a bolder sound on those singing melodies. Liked the space between phrases, a skill not easy to achieve.
    @Mjark - Loved the twangy chords and sweet cleaner tone for the pleasing bluesy lines.
    @fenderguitplyr - Like that fenderish clean tone and the sparkling lines, ponctuated with tasty doublestops.
    @JCL50 - Lovely tone and fingerpicked notes ? Delicate feel on the melodies, full of dynamics and embelishments.
    @bgmacaw - Oh i love slide guitar and admire those who can master it. A winner choice for this unexpected, yet quite pleasing take.
     
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    Mikejazz Very nicely played Mike. Love the light growl of the p90, sounds sweet.
     
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    @Mikejazz - Great minds think alike Miguel. :) Like your range of dynamics, tone and cool rifferaging. I used P90s on mine as well. Nice track!
     
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    guitarsophist Very light and sweet, indeed. The phrasing and tone add to the feel to your track. Very good take.
     
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    @guitarsophist - Very nice track. Sweet tone and playing. For what it's worth, I'd move to SoundCloud if you have no objections to SoundCloud. I think your tracks postings might be overlooked using a WordPress URL
     
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    Yeah, I should check out Soundcloud. I see that is what everyone else is using. I have had my guitarsophist.com blog for many years and I have put lots of jams, tracks, songs, experiments, and reviews up there, so that is what I am used to doing and my friends look for stuff there. But I'll check it out. Thanks for the kind words!
     
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    @Mellencaster : lovely tone, nice melodic playing with beautiful expressive, dynamic passages. You are transporting emotions here.
    @Mjark : a quite different approach. I like the vibrato rythm and the clean solo guitar, making use of the dynamic range.
    @fendrguitplayr : and another way of playing this. The bt and your country-orientated playing style go well together. But I also hear fine melody lines that sounf like a vocel line from different styles.
    @JCL50 : nice opening riff, varied in the following; creative note choice, expressive playing - a nice track!
    @bgmacaw : emotive slide playing, very nice!
    @Mikejazz : what to say - well played, nice sound. When reading "Cornford preset" I exspected a more rock orientated track; but it just sounded fine. The short fast note sequences give your track a vibe of jumping out of joy. I like how you clean up the guitar and your use of octaves.
    @guitarsophist : lovely delicate playing, sounds sometimes like a vocal line.
     
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    @Mjark nice relax atmosphere. arpeggios at the begining sound good.
    @fendrguitplayr nice clean tone.
    @bgmacaw nice slide playing. To my taste, there is a little too much compressor.
    @Mikejazz great playing. nice dynamics. nice array of techniques used to a very enjoyable take.
    @guitarsophist nice track with soft playing and clean sound.
     
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    I love the pickups that came stock with the baja 60s: Fender american vintage 52 in the neck and american vintage 58 in the bridge.
     
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    - Objective met. As is your mellow take.

    - Slide contrasts with the piano very pleasantly.

    - Nice dynamic range. I liked the octaves.
     
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    @guitarsophist - Gorgeous clean tone out of the strat. Liked the delicate way you played this one.
     
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    As usual, I got behind on listening:

    @udoering - Creates a very easy comfortable mood. Very nice tone.
    @Mellencaster - The overdriven tone sounds very appropriate and the whole track has a pleasant natural and relaxed feel.
    @Mjark - Cool arpeggios! I like the clean tones at the beginning and then the slightly overdriven tone after. It all comes together.
    @fendrguitplayr - It is interesting that players have chosen a wide range of tones for this, from overdriven to clean. I also chose clean, but they all work. Great clean tele tone on this!
    @JCL50 - Nice opening melody! Then it develops and grows from there. Nice pulloffs.
    @bgmacaw - The slide fits well with the track too. Sometimes sounds like a pedal steel.
    @Mikejazz - Great melody and great tone! Fusion/Pop!
     
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    I was trying for a David Lindley like sound so I had the Tone Corset smushing things a bit. His tone is one I try for but I'm still working on it (I just need one more piece of gear...)
     
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    This one had kind of an 80's vibe to it to me, so had to invoke position 2 on the Tele -
    Bridge & Middle for that "quack" tone. Fralin Blues Special on the bridge, Texas Special in the middle.

     
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    @Alan L Cole - very lovely tone here. Really liking what you did. Very tasty playing. Soft & subtle in places to attitude and every thing in between. Great take.

    @udoering - another great track with very nice tone and playing. Like the double stops around the 1:50 mark

    @Mellencaster - very nice harmonics in the intro. I sure like the sound of your guitar here. Very big and bold tone. Can really feel the emotion around the 2:18 mark. Great attitude all the way thru.

    @Mjark - great strat sound. Like the different approach with the tremolo, then the other guitar coming in with the fat mellow tone. Very nice chords at the 1:42 mark.

    @fendrguitplayr - great raw tone on the Tele - has Fender all over it! Like the licks you did at around 1:23. Good playing all the way thru.

    @JCL50 - starting on the neck pickup with a fantastic tone and subtle playing. Then switching to the bridge pickup and turning the attitude up! Killer!

    @bgmacaw - keel sliding. Made me think of Jackson Browne David Lindley.

    @Mikejazz - nice articulate playing, great tone and attitude. The Paul Jr really sings! Great take.

    @guitarsophist - cool Strat playing. Came across just as you intended - light and sweet. Another great take.

    ps. - I don't listen to the postings before I take a shot at these. I wait until after I upload mine. But it's always cool when I hear similar ideas (almost identical at times) in the other postings. I definitely heard a lot of the same ideas I had here on these takes.
     
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