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Backing Track Challenge - 260 Slow Pop

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Mellencaster, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Mellencaster

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    Sounds fun, thank you, however it's not a bossa nova, it more like doo wop.
     
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    Really nice choice, thanks,

    Lovers Dancing On Top Of Half Dome
     
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    Well, ASATKat is right. This ain't no Bossa Nova. It is more sentimental pop. I used my Casino on the bridge P-90. Like I mostly do these days it seems, I turned it into a song instead of a solo. It is as sweet as a . . .

     
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    I expected to be questioned on the genre title, I do agree with what both of you have said, and if anything else it might have a slight rumba feel but I used their genre category what the track was listed as.
     
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    The snare is throwing us off. It's weird. As near as I can tell, it hits on the one, the two, and the three and, then skips the one and hits on the two and the three and. So its ONE-and-TWO-and-three-AND-four-and-one-and-TWO-and-three-AND-four, with ALL CAPS being the snare. I can play drums a little and I have trouble with it. That might be a bossa nova of a sort I suppose.
     
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    Respectfully, it is not bossa nova. The defining beat or underlining pulse of bossa is
    ||: 1 2 &3 &4 | &1 &2 3 4 :||. It's that syncopation in straight time (no swing) at the core of bossa on guitar.
     
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    Another nice backer! Thanks Mike:

     
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    Thanks for the track. Here is mine:



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    @ASATKat - Nice volume swells. Sounds almost Hawaiian!
    @Alan L Cole - This one sounds kind of Latin. Nice lines, very musical. A very pleasant listen throughout.
    @DrB - Ah, this is the spaghetti western version! For a few Clint Eastwoods more. Nice! Cool horse video too.
    @Mjark - Great tone and nice sliding double stops. Cool relaxed feel throughout.
     
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    Just a nice slow tune, very major.

     
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    @ASATKat : very jazzy opening even with the swells, nice theme. Like your half-tone playing with the two strings.
    @guitarsophist : sweet as a jelly doughnut (or Berliner, how it is called here), but not as sticky! Fine dynamic yet relaxed playing.
    @Alan L Cole : guitar sound and playing like a warm summer breeze.
    @DrB : maybe it´s because I never watched spaghetti western movies, but for me it doesn´t sound like that. Country rock maybe? I don´t know. Anyhow, you played it well, making a song out of it.
    @Mjark : guitarsophist´s right, sweet tone and lovely lines.
     
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    @ASATKat - Vol swells are cool, and the general vibe is like early 60's pop with a nice swing to it.
    @guitarsophist - We think alike. I have used a tremolo as well. Your tone and vibe and the melody is nice. Liked it.
    @Alan L Cole - Vow the guitar tone is nice, I wasn't expecting that. Your melodies are elegant and fitting. Nicely done.
    @Mjark - Well picked melodies, and good execution. I liked it! With hopes that you'd find it helpful: There was some clipping (that I noticed around the beginning) and your tone could have been a bit wetter. You have sorta a deep delay, what I am talking about is sorta more room kinda reverb you know... Anyways, well done.
    @udoering - Very nicely done. The tone is quite a good fit, loved what you did with them double strings riffs. Nice!

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    I love listening to these tracks. They're very well done.

    I wonder what would happen if you made them in such a way that the expectation was to add a great rhythm guitar track. That would be quite rare and of course separate the men from the boys. Myself included. I don't have the gear to jump in here, but it would be fun.

    It would be so cool to hear sweet, melodic rhythm parts over the backing track.
     
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    Thanks! The guitar level never even hit orange but the backing is pretty loud. I can't hear any clipping but I see a little red. I could have tuned it down a few db's I guess. That most definitely is reverb it's Cakewalk Breverb.
     
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    I almost always have to turn the backer down 3-4 dbs to get the sum of the backer and the guitar track not to clip. On this one, the bass is pretty loud. Sometimes it helps to use an eq to roll off some of the sub 100 hrz stuff on the backer, which is basically just rumble anyway.
     
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    One take, I wasn't feeling too ambitious today to do another.

     
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    @udoering - Sounds like a hit! The clean tone is sweet on the edge and the double stops and octaves are very cool.
    @Mellencaster - The arpeggios are just the thing! Is there light tremolo on that or is it just delay? Nice bell-like tone.
     
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    Very drifty,

    I stand corrected, this is a Rhumba rhythm, it is a Latin rhythm, used a lot in blues, and rock like this.

    Sweet playing,
     
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