BT Challenge 215: Minor Blues (minimal backing)

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  1. estreet

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    I'm always looking for ways to make the tracks I do to more like playing in the 'real world'. On this one there is only bass & drums with extremely quiet guitar chords in the background that should be pretty much inaudible if you choose to add your own rhythm guitar, keyboards or whatever. A 12 bar sequence in D minor that has light and shade Hope it's fun.
     
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    @knh555 That's great Kevin - you made it into very much your own thing. Nice sounds and atmospherics.
     
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    Here is my attempt. Thank you Carl:

     
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    That's really nice @Alan L Cole. Appropriately laid back and I like the minimalist approach you took. You're making me want to get a jaguar now, but I suppose I it wouldn't sound like that in my hands!
     
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    @Alan L Cole Lovely sound that's clean enough to breathe and be dynamic, nice touch and great playing.
     
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    @knh555 - Your melodic playing tells a sweet tale and your counterpoint works well IMO, in tone and phrasing. Nice!
     
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    Thank you Carl. That's my Pre CBS Jag. The old girl can sing if I get out of her way.

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    Thank you Carl and Kevin.
     
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    Kind of a cold blustery bluesy day.

     
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    I liked the haunting vibe that you got using clean and gritty tones. Nice creative flow from the start!
     
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    Nice phrasing and tone and very cool use of dynamics with some great runs, Alan!
     
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    Raw, gutsy blues guitar that hit the "live" mark Carl set. Great tone and playing Mike. Loved the outro.
     
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    Thanks Alan - I've been listening to some of your other songs at the new version of SoundClick. The new
    version doesn't seem to be too user friendly!
     
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    It looks pretty and appears to be designed for the consumer of the SC artist's music, I think, and not so much for the artists' use, if you know what I mean.
     
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    I went with a psychedelic approach, probably due to being stuck in yearly planning meetings today and for the next four workdays. Gear is Mosrite JR kit (neck HB), Deadbeat Pedals Modulation Station (chorus), Vox Trike Octave Fuzz, Ammoon PockEcho Delay (Galaxy mode), Hotone Mojo Diamond Head, Hotone Binary IR Cab (DumBell 4x12 IR).

     
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    Super fun! Thanks Carl.
     
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    Cool soundscape.

    Liked your build up as you went along and creativeness. You wailed!
     
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    All parts PRS Vela/DV Mark GH250. The other day I found this free-to-download guitar-to-MIDI converter for Garageband that works very well - just works with a normal guitar. It times out every 5 minutes if you haven't paid for it but it was long enough to do Fender Rhodes and organ solos on this too. Fun.
     
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    @bgmacaw - Interesting tone. Your playin' sat in the groove nicely as the track progressed
    @NWinther - Nice tone and sweet riffin'.
    @estreet - Beautiful emotive playing and tone. The fx showcase was cool too.
     
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    This track sounds amazing! Aside from your great guitar tone and riffs the B3 and Rhodes tones are very realistic. I've seen that
    program but wondered how good it was. Now I know. Excellent track!
     
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