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  1. #51

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    I didn't know it was a thing on here until afterward. I wasn't planning on continuing -- looking back, I guess I didn't care for the voicing of the last chord on the track, so I made my own resolution.

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  3. #52

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    Cool idea, I uploaded one, guess the song?


  4. #53

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    Never mind the ending, I kinda lost focus so I played a little more than single notes but I think the beginning should qualify.

  5. #54

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    Been trying today...its tough. Maybe I need to pick a shitty tune, all the good ones have guide tones in the melody, and if I'm playing few notes at high tempo and want you to hear the changes I'm nailing those guide tones

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    Quote Originally Posted by greveost
    Cool idea, I uploaded one, guess the song?

    couldn’t you have picked something more challenging? ;-)

  7. #56

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    "Boredom" by the Buzzcocks has one of the best guitar solos of all time. Almost just two notes...a third sneaks in at the end.



    Not BeBop...

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    One of my all time favorite guitar solos ...

    The band is called Viva Brasil. I recommend, in particular, an album called Festa.
    They were very popular locally some years back

    I saw them long after their initial popularity. I was a fan of their albums, and looking forward hearing their guitarist, a great player named Jeff Buenz, take a solo.

    They were switching off instruments and for the early part of the show, Jeff was playing bass (he's great at that too).

    Finally, he switched to guitar, they started playing, and it was time for Jeff to solo.

    Jeff has great chops and is a great soloist.

    This time, though, he took a cuica solo - on the guitar. The cuica is a strange Brazilian instrument that looks like a small cylindrical drum, has a stick inside attached the skin (for pitch change) and is played, somehow, to sound like a harbor seal singing along with a tune you don't know.

    So, Jeff slid up and down a single string, imitating that seal barking thing.

    I was disappointed, but just for a moment.

  9. #58

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    couldn’t you have picked something more challenging? ;-)

    haha, yeah you are right!

  10. #59

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    listen to this for 24 hours and get back to me

    Haven't got 24 hours. Where's the jazz solo?

  11. #60

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Round two



    Some mistakes here... Also I do that ghosting thing which I think is a bit naff. Still too many notes lol.
    i have a guess, are we supposed to say our guesses here ?
    or keep the suspense going etc

  12. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu
    i have a guess, are we supposed to say our guesses here ?
    or keep the suspense going etc
    you can say it if you like

  13. #62

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    i put my guesses in white text





    last one was giant steps

  14. #63

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    Quote Originally Posted by djg
    i put my guesses in white text





    last one was giant steps

    I guess Christian played Dxxxx Lxx

    If you are talking about the one I played it is correct!

    I played Giant Steps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greveost
    I guess Christian played Dxxxx Lxx

    If you are talking about the one I played it is correct!

    I played Giant Steps.
    nah mate, Indiana. Donna Lee doesn’t go that fast for me :-)

    actually Indiana’s normally in F, so

    can anyone play the head at 280 on guitar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    nah mate, Indiana. Donna Lee doesn’t go that fast for me :-)

    actually Indiana’s normally in F, so

    can anyone play the head at 280 on guitar?

    Donna Lee should be played up tempo

  17. #66

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    Quote Originally Posted by greveost
    I guess Christian played Dxxxx Lxx

    If you are talking about the one I played it is correct!

    I played Giant Steps.
    yeah, the other white texts are on page one

  18. #67

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    Quote Originally Posted by djg
    yeah, the other white texts are on page one
    I missed that one, easy to miss a post, and even more so when the text is white on a white background



    I GUESS I JUST HAVE TO PAY MORE ATTENTION, GRRR.

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    Yeah I thought Donna Lee , and Giant steps too
    this is fun ....

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    Tune should be obvious.
    Last edited by rpjazzguitar; 04-04-2020 at 02:47 AM.

  21. #70

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    Like the sound. You've got a machine doing octaves? Or you're playing along with another track?

    Aside - did you know that on Lou Reed's 'Walk On The Wild Side' the famous bass line intro by Herbie Flowers is actually two tracks? It's octaves. Notalottapeopleknowthat.

    Last edited by ragman1; 04-04-2020 at 06:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    Like the sound. You've got a machine doing octaves? Or you're playing along with another track?

    Aside - did you know that on Lou Reed's 'Walk On The Wild Side' the famous bass line intro by Herbie Flowers is actually two tracks? It's octaves. Notalottapeopleknowthat.

    I read somewhere that it was an acoustic bass doing that slide. Was it two?

    The short answer to the machine question is yes. I'm using an ME80 to generate an octave down.

    But, I'm going to give a longer answer, in case it's helpful or just to bring up the issue.

    One of the most helpful practice sessions I ever spent was an afternoon where I decided to work on sound. I had the ME50 at the time and started fiddling around with it to find a sound that might work with the lines I think of. I kept thinking that the sound had to be thicker. I tried various preamp, EQ, distortion and delay combinations. I tried two amps with stereo chorus. Just kept fiddling and eventually arrived at the sound you heard. And, btw, the guitar was the Yamaha Pacifica 012, their cheapest model, although with a Lil 59 in the neck position.

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    Rag you probably met Herbie,
    no? Being a Brighton dweller at some point?

  24. #73

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    rpj -

    Thanks. It was an overdub, he played both parts. But not octaves, apparently. It stops when the voice comes in. This tells it all and is interesting anyway.


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    Xtian -

    Yes, I met him. He ran the Fez club, I think, and put jazz shows on. But he was always doing something.

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    My enduring memory is of Herbie reading out the shipping forecast while the band played sailing by....

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    Speaking of 70s session musicians, I tell you who is an absolute mf jazz guitarist, Hugh Burns who played the solo on ‘Baker Street’.

    he dropped in at a friend’s music shop in Kilburn played unbelievable beast solo jazz guitar, randomly bought a telecaster on a whim and then left us about out business. He’s a local legend but that was my first contact with him haha...

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    Also isn’t sometime Herbie colleague (on at least War of the Worlds iirc) Chris Spedding meant to be a pretty badass jazz player?

    Look, you Americans might have the Wrecking Crew but we got Wombles.

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    Today, 300bpm. Name that choon.

    Some hiccups. BTW when I do this I do quite a few takes, trying to remove notes. I think it's a really good process.

    Love to see some others giving it a go! Thanks to those who posted so far.



    When I do this I kind of think I end sounding more traditional. As Evan Christopher points out Louis's Dinah was cut at 290bpm.... Sounds slower than say, Giant Steps.

  30. #79

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    It sounds to me like the OP is describing Misirlou by Dick Dale

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    After You've Gone

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    Okay here's my attempt at this. Frankly I always shy away from fast tempos as I get really tense and in my head generally, therefore its something I keep putting off in the shed and on gigs. Hopefully I'll take sometime during our current predicament to devote some time to this daily.

    anyways- heres my attempt- too many notes, bad time, dropped a beat I think, and just flat out uncomfortable with it lol. Sorry for the mumbling thing, Its a habit I've been trying to break. Hopefully the tune is obvious?
    (im not playing a super fast tempo here, though it's fast for me)

  33. #82

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpjazzguitar
    After You've Gone
    yes agreed ....

  34. #83

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpjazzguitar

    Tune should be obvious.
    how high ?

  35. #84

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    Hi Irwin,

    i reall like you're playing , nice phrasing....
    i can't get the tune tho
    damn

  36. #85

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu
    how high ?
    Yes!

  37. #86

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irwin1993
    Okay here's my attempt at this. Frankly I always shy away from fast tempos as I get really tense and in my head generally, therefore its something I keep putting off in the shed and on gigs. Hopefully I'll take sometime during our current predicament to devote some time to this daily.

    anyways- heres my attempt- too many notes, bad time, dropped a beat I think, and just flat out uncomfortable with it lol. Sorry for the mumbling thing, Its a habit I've been trying to break. Hopefully the tune is obvious?
    (im not playing a super fast tempo here, though it's fast for me)
    Thanks for posting!

    So the purpose of this thread is to try and get away from the chops/tempo association and try to drill down into what makes the tempo feel like the tempo, and yes getting more relaxed.

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    Definite fail on that one lol

  40. #89

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Definite fail on that one lol
    That was a lot of notes....

  41. #90

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    Indeed :-) didn’t realise till I posted it haha

  42. #91

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Indeed :-) didn’t realise till I posted it haha
    Just couldn't help yourself - could you?

  43. #92

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    Right, this is a masterclass