Backing Track Challenge - 276 Rock Ballad

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  1. ASATKat

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    Nice playing, Is that your little girl?
     
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    @SbS - Nice playing but it sounds like the signal was too hot at points, causing some clipping. Audacity normalize can help or hurt with this, more often hurt in my experience. I've found it more effective to make sure the input isn't too hot and then adjust volume on the individual tracks for a good balance.
    @Alan L Cole - Smooth playing
    @simoncroft - Good overdriven tone, made me think 80's soundtrack
    @JCL50 - Nice clean playing and tone
    @Mellencaster - Interesting use of the split dual amp signal
    @DrB - Good playing. I often play these long backing trackings to practice but recording all of it would catch a lot of mistakes and I run out of ideas.
    @ghostchord - Good playing. Did you also go with a flanger?
    @chris m. - (1) Good Marr-ish playing (2) the pad is a good addition
    @JeffBro - You captured kind of a classic California jam sound in your extra long take
    @ASATKat - Nice and smooth take.
     
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  3. chris m.

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    Actually my son, who is sporting long hair these days.
     
  4. bgmacaw

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    I did another quick take to give my $20 Black Friday Amazon buy, a Stax Dist II pedal, a test drive. Guitar is modded Squier Standard Strat with an Artec Rails bridge pickup. The rest of the chain after the Dist II is the same as my first take.

     
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  5. SbS

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    Yeah thanks! My Audacity was weirdly updated to Audiotonic package.. try out..something. So some settings didn't stay like 'mic' input level. Noticed it too late. And while interface was nearly clipping (probably did too), levels in Audacity/tonic..thingy were modest to say. Normally I use little compression and just adjust channel levels, now tried this normalizing. But set max value something like -3 or -4dB

    Another odd feature is that I can not reopen projects I just saved.. it says wrong version or something. Tried again today, same issue.

    Need to investigate it when time. Do I have multiple version installations or what (PC)? Or start learning / using some other daw.

    But whatever, must listen more people's takes tonight!
     
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  6. ASATKat

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    I actually wondered about that, kids, long hair, sorry,
     
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    Tried another version today. Like how it works with E-related blues scale.

     
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    The tone is Strat middle pickup -> GarageBand "Stadium Spread":
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    Seems to give my more staccato single-note playing a bigger feeling. It sounds a little underwhelming as a simple clean guitar.
     
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    In my defense... it's kinda short for a Cream/Clapton song
     
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    Late again, but with the holiday and company it's been quite hectic here.
    My meager take, lots of repetition I'm afraid. @Mellencaster thanks again for the track.
     
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    Cream?Clapton?

    Cream/Jack Bruce/Ginger Baker/Clapton in no order
     
  12. Mellencaster

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    bullfrogblues- Very enjoyable tone and playing.Far repetitive in my opinion
     
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    I feel like a carnivore, coming back for my 4th feeding on this "old" 4 pg carcass.
    But it's so tasty,,

    A little more bite in the tone,

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    I did another too but posted it to Facebook.
     
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    @bullfrogblues : nice tone, very enjoyable melodic playing. Repetitions - I believe they are necessary to a certain extent.
    @ASATKat : nice bite!
     
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    Repetition or
    Theme Development ??
     
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    I'm playing the head to Scott Henderson's tune Dog Walk. Normally it would be played over a bit faster rhumba groove, but I'm playing it over grindy blues with my bar buddies,

    Scott has some really cool odd harmonies in 6ths.
    After the head well, it's not Scott's fault lol, I'm trying a loose T-Bone style, a lot of finger style playing too.

    Dog Walk - off Scott Henderson's Dog Party album,
     
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