Bonus Backing Track Challenge - Very Challenging

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  1. estreet

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    Well it's a world music dance groove thang I built on a Garageband loop and layered echoey guitars. It centres around 'C' but you'll have to find your scale. If anyone who has Garageband wants to get inside it a bit the main loop is called something like 'Afghanistan Sand Raab' and the tempo is 120bpm. There's no bass on it so that's another avenue for exploring. Good luck with this one!
     
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    Fun! Thanks Carl.

     
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    Thanks Carl - I did have fun with it.

     
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    That's cool Mike.
     
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    I had to fix some things...lol...Tele into Korg Pandora into Apogee into GB. Used some of those GB loops panned around.

     
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    Better mix this time.
     
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    Very cool ideas. I could envision this in a movie sequence or while the credits were rolling.
     
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    I scratched my head in the beginning "how did he change the bt", wacky guitar sound, reminds me of my MagicStomp a little. I dig psychedelisonic adventures, very creative.

    Psychedelisonic, lol
     
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    Thanks Carl, cool, different bt, I kept it simple, C Phrygian, the iii of Ab major.

    TTF Phrygian jam
     
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    Thank you Carl. Here's my take:

     
  11. estreet

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    Electric 12 string, e-bow guitars, backwards guitars ...
     
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    It was fun getting the bass out again. It's been too long. Thanks @estreet!

     
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    @Mjark - Nice intro, tone and playing throughout.

    @fendrguitplayr - Cool soundtrack for an Middle East war film.

    @ASATKat - Playing nicely within the theme.

    @estreet - eBowing a sweet Arabian Nights journey. Cool panning and reverse(?) effect.

    @knh555 - Nice thematic work, tone and building of musical tension.
     
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    I gave it a shot, got a little off-the-wall with the flanger and octave fuzz to have something to hide behind. I would have liked to have added some panning but I didn't have time to do that. Gear used is Vox Trike Octave Fuzz, Hotone Mojo Diamond, Rowin Flanger, Mosky Spring Reverb. I had to fall back to my Monoprice DI box since my Mooer Rader got bricked by lightning damage.

     
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    Hey estreet,
    I transcribed the scale you used, it has a very nice tension (vibe) to it, so I'm going to record a #2 solo.

    We used almost the same notes except I used the Eb (5th) and you played the E, (the b6th or +5). Very cool. To break it up so I don't sound like you too much I'm adding chromatic tones Bb and B. That will give me 4 chromatics in a row Bb B C Db, a synthetic scale.

    I think your scale choice had more emotive qualities so I will play strictly your scale too, Is it C phrygian major by chance? I normally associate that scale with latin music.

    Thanks for the inspiration,,,

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    Well, three hrs later, nothing lol, too fricking hot and I melted.
     
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    Cheers @ASATKat. Well, apparently it's the Byzantine scale - although I must admit I didn't know it was called that at the time, I looked it up just now. I just played along with it a couple of times and noted what modifications to the major scale gave the sound I was looking for and used those. They were indeed b2, and b6. (I tend to think like that rather than in terms of scales and modes, ie, when I use the Dorian mode I usually just think in terms of the minor scale but with a natural 6th.) So the scale I used on this was spelled R,b2,3,4,5,b6,7.
    Screenshot 2019-08-16 at 09.58.50.png
     
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    Interesting

    Phrygian Dominant (major)
    1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7

    Byzantine
    1 b2 3 4 5 b6 7

    the major 7th gives it more tension than the Phrygian Dominant's b7 but they both work excellent.
     
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