Sunday Night Backing Track - Weekend Funk

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  1. MrClint

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    110 BPM, key of G, lots of stops and starts, a couple of beat layers and a slice of funk.
    Hint: it is pretty much just G to C as it sits.

    Enjoy!
     
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    I went in a Latin direction with it:

    Three layers of guitar.
     
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    I think by "Latin" you mean something like Santana. Anyway, sounds nice!
     
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    I had no idea that Santana was a genre. Any resemblance that my playing has to persons living or dead is purely coincidental and probably a good chuckle for that person. I appreciate the kind words either way. :)

    EDIT: A little inside baseball, the bongo loop was called "Latin Day Bongo 05". That's what sort of started me down that path.
     
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    Here is a quick go at it. Telecaster all the way. Rhythm bridge pickup, lead, neck.

     
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    Yes, I hear a hint of a Santana vibe. Just a couple notes away from an important phrase in one of his early hits. I think Evil Ways.

    And played well by Clint.
     
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    Santana created a Latin AAB jam thing that was one of the founding jam band players, in fact, AAB followed Santana's jam band syle for long jams imo.

    As for originality, I think influences are part of one's personal style. I like to feel the influential juices flowing through me when playing and it's one of my favorite payoffs when it works. But I also hear my own guitar voice come out of the speaker. People have commented on me sounding like me, like my playing is typical for me, those are the best complements ever.

    I know I'm just barely scratching the paint on this playing thing and I stand in awe at how huge the potential is,,, even Julian Lage is just barely scratching the paint compared to the potential of the space/time/universe sh*t of guitar playing.

    I think you sounded great Clint, like you always do.
     
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    Thanks for the kind comment. Who knew that a tele bridge -> Hustle Drive -> Analog Delay signal chain would get me close to Santana-esque-ness? There's also some P90 fuzz laden rhythm bits and chimey chorus -> Delay sections as well.

    I've been trying to break out of doing fretboard calisthenics and becoming more melodic and phrase driven, and applying a "less is more" approach of sorts. Feels more organic with that approach.
     
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    Thanks for the track
    MrClint -Sounds very nice Clint, the soft-touch playing adds a lovely dynamic range on your track
    guitarsophist -Nice fat tone with the neck pu and the added rhythm track sound sweet. Enjoyable track to listen to.
    Mjark- Sounds good with the harmonies. Nicely played, Mark.
     
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    Some sloppy lead play

     
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    It's not the tone. It's the dorian scale and that one repeated riff, like ASATKat said.
     
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    @ASATKat & @guitarsophist , that one note in the Dorian scale really is a dead giveaway. I suppose the tone doesn't have to come from a top of the line custom PRS after all (at least to get in the ball park). :)

    I admire these Youtubers who have to crank out content while avoiding copyright strikes. I hear them all the time start out with a well known riff and then dart away, to give you the vibe without actually playing the exact lines. This is another skill that I would like to explore a bit more.
     
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    Wow, smacking the chord on
    2 & 4 changes the whole vibe to a funky reggae thing. Too short for a good free dance, put out the 15 minute version,
    cool
     
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    I love it, the keys,, sound so 60s and the multi note riff keeps changing, it's like playing with a funky liquid Jack in the box.
    Very nice. I didn't miss the "no solo" part, but simple kids wouldn't understand a solo so good call.
     
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    Lol, I also used an octave effect. Really nice rock jamming.
     
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    I did enjoy it, this is the sort of funk thing I understand (I think). Good choice.
     
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    Different rhythm figure with noodles.

     
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    Turned it into a kind of quick mashup without editing for added comedy. ;)

     
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    Mel, no need to talk about sloppy playing, the good outshines any slop, that I didn't hear.
    It's possible that in the slop, as you call it, is a deeper meaning of your musical voice, don't look at it like it's bad,, I suggest finding the expression that wants to come out.
    Seriously I didn't hear any slop.
    But the thought has made me hungry, dinner time.
     
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