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Backing Track Challenge - 277 Epic Power Ballad

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Mellencaster, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Mellencaster

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    EDIT: posted again below after I added an acoustic guitar.

     
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    Debuting my new guitar build, bridge humbucker, in what seems to be becoming my go-to tone:


    Thanks for the track.
     
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    It was fun to work at it; hope you enjoy too!

     
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    Great track, thanks! Pulled out the ol Les Paul for this one...
     
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    @knh555 : sweet strat, sweet melodies! Love your overdriven sound; the two guitars go well together.
    @ghostchord : you went quite well with the chord changes. May I suggest: if you revisit your opening part I would have like more legato playing better, and some notes you could have hold a little longer.
    @warthog : you nicely took the notes from the piano in the opening part. The way you play the melody reminds me a little to Mike Oldfield. Like that! The last section is great.
     
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    @knh555 That was just beautiful... loved the mix and the tone of the guitars. They really sang.
    @ghostchord Great note choices and I really liked the tone and the build up in the middle very dynamic. Your bends are very good, just add some vibrato.
    @udoering Tasty playing...Really enjoyed the pre chorus middle part with the 2 guitars. Really sounded like a slide. Then the chorus hit and wow! great tones.
     
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    Love the piano parts :) Thanks for the track Mike. Got this out of it....
     
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    @Thoughtfree nice choice to edit the track to your liking. The tone and your playing was very enjoyable.
    @NWinther you gave the song space to breath by letting the beautiful piano solo at the beginning. The rest of the song was a great mix of your smooth (almost reversed sounding) line and your gut wrenching leads during the chorus.
     
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    Thanks, great track!

    Tried some stuff like out of phase and some chorus + reverb, then different chorus/flanger + reverb stuff with another guitar track. Also filed and sanded the nut a bit more this morning.. and gave some relief from the truss rod. Maybe better.

     
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    Thanks to Rob Hajacos for the fiddle.
     
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    Thanks Mike.

     
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    Very nice. The playing and name fit the weather nicely here in Massachusetts today.
     
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    I decided it needed some acoustic guitar too to go with that lovely piano.

     
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    Here's mine with my newly modded squier strat.

     
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    Maybe it's just the way I hear things but E is the tone center. I know C# minor has the same notes but why even list a key?
     
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    ^Yeah thought is as E major and went from there!
     
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    All the chord except for the Stairway like section, the key signature is E major, but my ear wants to hear this song end on C#m, the relative minor of E. So for me the tonal center would be C#m.

    But screw modes, yes C#m is the tonal center and in a way, a safety net as you can play C# minor pent over the whole thing pretty much.

    I'm going to play with the three minor scales that are derived from the E major scale, that would be the C# Aeolian minor, F# Dorian minor and G# Phrygian minor, or the vi, ii, and iii modes/scales. Then reducing the three scales to three minor pents, C#, F#, and G# minor pents, very colorful way to play.
     
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