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    Cool Tips to improve? Me playing my start (with lil EVH 78 cs) at an open mic

    Hey this is me playing an original song last night, electric guitar at an open mic, I'm using two lil EVH 78 in the neck & bridge from the custom shop. Any tips to get better?

    http://youtu.be/NRcUSppIuqo

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Tips to improve? Me playing my start (with lil EVH 78 cs) at an open mic

    Are you fishing for compliments or do you really want tips? lol

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    Default Re: Tips to improve? Me playing my start (with lil EVH 78 cs) at an open mic

    Quote Originally Posted by Filipe Marquez View Post
    Are you fishing for compliments or do you really want tips? lol
    That's a awesome compliment. i go to these things alone so I'm always looking for opinions to get better. Thanks for watching I appreciate it

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    Default Re: Tips to improve? Me playing my start (with lil EVH 78 cs) at an open mic

    You can sing, which is much more important than playing guitar. Good Strat tone. Didn't care for the flanging. Shirt is a little f'ed up.


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    Pretty much what you suggested Ink.
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    dont worry about it bro. even if we dont like it...... were just internet ppl. not real ppl. more like a hulicination of a mythical forest creature.

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    Default Re: Tips to improve? Me playing my start (with lil EVH 78 cs) at an open mic

    Good songwriting. Guitar distorted the recorder whenever you played which gave your tone an instant case of bad. Not the way I wanted to hear the CS lil' '78. Open mic nights are difficult experiences. You did a good job all in all, it's the recording quality that is getting in the way of your performance and tone.

    I would like to see you re-do the recording in an environment where you can control the recording levels somewhat. Then we can better judge your playing & tone.

    Any chance of that?

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    Default Re: Tips to improve? Me playing my start (with lil EVH 78 cs) at an open mic

    Quote Originally Posted by zenmindbeginner View Post
    Good songwriting. Guitar distorted the recorder whenever you played which gave your tone an instant case of bad. Not the way I wanted to hear the CS lil' '78. Open mic nights are difficult experiences. You did a good job all in all, it's the recording quality that is getting in the way of your performance and tone.

    I would like to see you re-do the recording in an environment where you can control the recording levels somewhat. Then we can better judge your playing & tone.

    Any chance of that?
    Yea man give me a week from today I'll do it again, the thing is they don't have a working tube amp its a PA system so I had to do it by that using a pedal I have zoom g2 (i know i know its wrong) im going to go to a place with a tube amp so I can do a better job (i think my distortion was a little too loud compared to the clean, i did a better job I think in that on this video below which was a month ago) Thanks for listening I will hit up a other open mic next week and post it. come to think I didn't use the bridge just the lil EVH 78 neck which I should of done in the bridge of the song when doing the power chords so you guys can here that baby's crunch..wow

    http://youtu.be/iz9yKq7H_dk

    THANKS FOR THE TIPS!
    Last edited by unleashthejay; 09-11-2012 at 04:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Tips to improve? Me playing my start (with lil EVH 78 cs) at an open mic

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkstained View Post
    You can sing, which is much more important than playing guitar. Good Strat tone. Didn't care for the flanging. Shirt is a little f'ed up.
    Yea I gotta sing out more your right thanks man!

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    Default Re: Tips to improve? Me playing my start (with lil EVH 78 cs) at an open mic

    its good but you should explore more than just the A minor pentatonic scale for your solos. The song is only Am E and G too. While thats fine (and there have been thousands of popular songs that do this), the song doesnt seem to go anywhere, it just goes over the same pattern as you sing, then there is the Am pentatonic solo over the same 3 chords and round again, so it lack any surprises or harmonic tension. Its worth looking into some books on song construction where you can implemant basic stuff like verse/brodge/chorus etc and possibly some lessons in improvisation/music theory. These will give you avenues where you can continue to expand your creativity.
    Last edited by Chickenwings; 09-11-2012 at 04:31 PM.
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