My First Backing Track: Smooth Underground Chill

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  1. Mjark

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    Brilliant. I love this.
     
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    I played a G scale against it which with an A tonal center makes it Dorian, I think. The chords I played were Am7-Bm7-Em-Am7-Bm7-G, which felt right to me at the time. It gave it a somewhat mysterious flavor, kind of like early Jefferson Airplane.
     
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    I hear Am Bm C Am F G
     
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    Funny, the backing track was made in Garageband with a canned drummer and built in loops, in the key of A major. The baseline snuck in that "C", which if I were a beta tester, would have written up a bug report. It was unexpected that a loop would change the intended key from major to minor. Still drop dead easy to build out backing tracks in Garageband.

    Thanks all for playing over it. Great playing as usual!
     
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    Here is a more serious take, slightly into Dumble or Robben Ford like tone, needs a tad more chirp.

    No Experiment Here,
     
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  6. MrClint

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    Thanks all for playing over my track, I appreciate it.

    @knh555 : Like I said on the other site: I liked the multi-layered guitars, and rich lead tone. Great vibe around the 1:39 mark. Outstanding phrasing as always.
    @Mjark : Nice and clean, chimey and melodic. Nice smooth listening.
    @guitarsophist : The rythmn guitar really adds a lot of depth to your outstanding lead playing. Very pleasant!
    @ASATKat : Double trouble! I liked both offerings.
    @G-52 : Nice funk, very interesting and unique offering. You took to places I had no idea it could go. Well played.
    @udoering : What can I say, except WOW. Blew my socks off with this one. Really tasty layers that interacted with each other. This may have been the best thing I’ve heard in a good long while.

    Hey, can @estreet come out and play? Just sayin’.
     
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  7. MrClint

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    Here's my take:

    Record levels are a bit low. It was recorded live through a mic'd amp.
     
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    Good take, @MrClint ! Those long sustained notes match percectly with the bt; and, if I heard that right, your track shows that major scale applies to this bt as well.
     
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    Thanks for listening and commenting, @udoering. Yeah, gain stacking the El Mocambo into the Hustle Drive really boosts the mids and adds a lot of sustain. I used a mix of notes from the minor pentatonic and major scale.
     
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