Backing Track Challenge 235 - Blues Funk

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  1. tooloud

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    Funking Blues
     
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  2. bgmacaw

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    @Carl_Tone -Jazzy with a bit of grit
    @udoering - It came out good. Interesting bits of reverb/delay at points
    @Mjark - A nice relaxing take
    @Mikejazz - Defintely a step in the fusion direction
    @fendrguitplayr - Twangy jazz that delves into fusion. Interesting 'snap' at points
    @JCL50 - A funky, uptown, take. It made me think of an old cop show soundtrack for some reason, mainly Street Life from Sharky's Machine.
    @guitarsophist - It does sound like you're going for a Steely Dan influence on this one.
    @Alan L Cole - A good relaxing take, time to unwind after watching the kids
    @Mellencaster - Nice whammy and harmonics. Cool reverb.
    @ASATKat - Nice thick, yet a tiny bit twangy, tone
    @NWinther - Swell is one of my favorite effects. Nice growl in a few places.
    @knh555 - It's always good to give these tracks a try even if they don't click. I've had more than a few myself
    @G-52 - Nice glassy tone. Good jazzy lines
    @tooloud - Good fusion take
     
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  3. Mellencaster

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    knh555- Nice melodic lines and a relaxed mood playing.
    G-52- I almost fooled myself by I had to take another look if I had selected your track when I listened to the first couple of verses. You've changed your approach and transformed into a different playing style. Lovely version you've done, Andrew.
    bgmacaw-Cool looking guitar. Sweet phrasing and tone with your new ax.
    tooloud- Singing lead tone and a sweet two guitar sections.Mighty nice take.
     
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    @NWinther - The opening is really cool! Nice fusion tone, and it sounds kind of edgy and relaxed at the same time. You forgot to stop playing at the end though.
    @knh555 - The Gretsch sounds good! You might not have been feeling it, but it did have feeling!
    @G-5 - Sweet tone. Nice scalar runs. Kind of an introspective feel.
    @bgmacaw - It sounds like the headless guitar kit came out just fine. It must be nice to use a guitar you built on a project. You have some processing on it, but it seems to have nice tone.
    @tooloud - Yes, nice fusion-style take. Nicely harmonized guitars.
     
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    @Carl_Tone - smooth jazz and sweet phrasing; nicely done
    @udoering - I liked the singing melody and the fat tone, nice
    @Mjark - tasteful lines; nice relaxed vibe and use of space; enjoyable
    @Mikejazz - contemporary jazz feel; crazy runs and a professional sounding result
    @fendrguitplayr - mysterious, dark mood; well played, engaging track
    @JCL50 - beautiful sound and phrasing; I liked the grit, awesome result
    @Alan L Cole - I really like how you managed your phrasing; great playing with tasteful breaks
    @Mellencaster- well played Mike; you dialed in a powerful sound with the echo/slapback, as if you were playing on the big stage:)
     
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    @ASATKat - the intro was nice; pretty jazzy phrasing, and the recording was crystal clear
    @NWinther - beautifully done; gritty at times and a clever ending
    @knh555 - a nice sound throughout; I enjoyed the grit of the Gretsch
    @bgmacaw - great sound, like a trumpet; some nice double stops; sweet soulful playing; nice
    @tooloud - classic rock sound and beautifully played; I heard creative, interesting melody lines
     
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  7. udoering

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    @knh555 : your guitar sound and your playing let me think of a Neil Young song; it is well played with it´s mixture of single notes and chords / arpeggios.
    @G-52 : you surprised me with this! Nice melodic playing with a jazzy vibe. Lovely clean sound, well integrated in the mix.
    @bgmacaw : melodic playing, you keep it slow and easy with space between the notes, resulting in more expression.
    @tooloud : good blues rock take; I like the harmonized parts, though they sound different from the other playing.
     
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  8. GoldDeluxe5E3

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    Yasss. Yaaassssss...
     
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    @ASATKat your track evoked me having a drink by the beach.
    @NWinther nice phrasing and cool tone.
    @knh555 nice lines
    @G-52 interesting choice.
    @bgmacaw interesting guitar, I remember the begining of headless guitars, in the 80s, people were complaining about the steinberger double ball strings that were hard to find and very expensive. Things must have changed now.
    @tooloud nice lead tone. solid playing. Harmonized parts sound great.
     
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    Yeah... late to the game again. Busy weekend!
    Did something a little different this time. Used the Tweed Blues Jr.
    Signal path is: Tele into Amp, SM57.
    Post: Minor EQ, put a limiter, a little stereo delay and some stereo reverb so it blends well with the track.

     
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  11. Mellencaster

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    f69tele - Very nice take and lots of lovely lines.
     
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    @knh555 - It happens Kevin but you got through it. Nice chords and playing none-the-less.
    @G-52 - Nice laid back phrasing and tone Andrew. Smooth.
    @bgmacaw - Melancholic emotive playing. Nice riffin'.
    @tooloud - Nice. Dig the harmonized guitar tracks and the gritty guitar tone Chuck. Cool wailin'.
    @f69tele - Sweet clean tone f69. You brought some Country vibe to your jazzy and blue phrasing. Some cool runs in there. Nice chords and octave work.
     
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    @f69tele : sweet sound, nice playing, like Alan said.
     
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    @alainvey - Nice range of technique here and your phrasing and dynamics are nice. Cool beans!
     
  16. Mellencaster

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    alainvey A very sweet take and like Alan said , cool beans!
     
  17. udoering

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    @alainvey : there are those creative runs again which are typical for your playing; nice take!
     
  18. ASATKat

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    Thank you, but just by the beach? Why not on the beach, toes in sand? lol,
     
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