Backing Track Challenge 221 - 5/4

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  1. knh555

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    You have a way of being able to slot into any groove. Your additions to this one are spot on and certainly do the trick. I really like this.
     
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    it's hard to play to a track you don't feel the rythm. Here's mine just for the exercise. Advice and honest critics welcome.



    edit: listening back to what I recorded yesterday, I removed it.
     
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    I have trouble finding the 1 in this track. I am used to counting 5/4 1-2-3 1-2 like in Take Five, and this track could be counted 1-2-3-kick-kick, but my brain kept turning the first kick into the 1 and messing me up. I tried, but gave up. Kudos to those brave souls who tried this!
     
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    There are bass drum hits on the 1 and 5 of every measure to give you a reference point.

    Note that this nutty thing is my creation and I've struggled with it since I first created it, but the baseline really appeals to me nonetheless.
     
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    Actually, this ain't half bad. I enjoyed the listen. You found some nice phrases in there and, to your credit, didn't overplay it. If you do try again, key off the bass drum starting and ending each measure. I also found it helpful to mark each section with the chord changes in the DAW before playing.
     
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    I considered that as a possibility, but for me, the kick-kick tended to feel like a rhythmic unit, so I couldn’t stay with hearing it that way.
     
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    Perhaps create your own rhythm track first then.
     
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    I’m sure it is just my inability to play in 5/4 that is causing the problem here!
     
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    Thank you Kevin:) I’m sorry for the loss in your family.
     
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    ...there were chord changes??!; dang, maybe GarageBand can add the changes for me ... :)
     
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    Ha!
     
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    @Alan L Cole - I liked the jazz feel with the soft tone leaving the bass as the lead; beautifully played
    @knh555 - I felt the emotion for sure; nicely done with the classic rock tone
    @fendrguitplayr - you seemed right at home; quite the journey, very creative
    @pj1440 - I enjoyed your track, nice melody with the wah
    @JCL50 - nice lead with energy, not overplayed; your timing seemed right to me
    @Mjark - very suspenseful with the slow build; nice, a real who dunnit
     
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    I am sorry to hear of your loss, Kevin.

    I found the track difficult to deal with. I got further when I made myself an additional basic drum track (just as a kind of metronome while recording) and marked the chord changes. If I had more time (birthday in the family yesterday, visit of my daughter), I could imagine to add a keyboard track and additional percussion.

     
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    I'm only posting this in the spirit of participating and also cause I tap out midway :D

     
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    @Alan L Cole - Nicely done, Alan, it fits well and a lovely tone.
    @knh555 - Emotive, very nicely mixed and played.
    @fendrguitplayr - I liked that you've got creative with the effects. Nicely composed.
    @pj1440 - Nice melody with the wah, it plays in well with the bass track. Nice.
    @JCL50 - Will get back to your updated track when it is available
    @G-52 -Nice melodic doubled guitar mix and a sweet contrast with the bass lines.
    @Mjark - Dark and ominous, nice! It could easily be a soundtrack to a film.
    @udoering -Nice composition, the rhythm, and lead fit in quite well .Nice one.
     
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    It's not planned. ;)
     
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    Such a shame Kevin, my feelings are with you.
     
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    @Alan L Cole : nice version! You sound completely effortless, the guitar lines just keep coming.
    @knh555 : your guitar is mourning; an impressive take.
    @fendrguitplayr : some kind of cosmic music, carried out well. Like it!
    @pj1440 : I hear no struggle. The title was chosen well, your guitar sounds lile a cat indeed - nice effect!
     
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    @G-52 : reminds of good old Wishbone Ash days; good track!
    @Mjark : that´s really stuff wich in the way it was played I never would have exspected from you, a real surprise. Skilled use of effects to create a menacing soundscape.
    @Mellencaster : sorry you tapped out; sounds good so far! I like the contrast between the synth and your warm guitar sound.
     
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