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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Great idea!!!!!!
    I burst with them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmagoria View Post
    Dude....DOOOOOOOOOOMMM!!!! Your're in the wrong thread..post it up there in the contest thread.. that second version especially is pure WIN

    Not kidding. It's both a different/interesting approach & very listenable. You did a great job with that
    Yes, they have elements. But I know that I can do better. Not fantastically, but some of the phrasing can be cleaner.

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    W/e floats your boat..until then feel free to keep posting in here ..I was beginning to feel just echoes
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    Default Re: SD friendly forum solo contest 2 ~ Alternate. reject & fail takes!

    I'm just getting warmed up.

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    More rejection (with a touch of failure in the middle there) ... 2 more takes

    Used a preset from my old Boss GT-6 straight out to the looper for these..



    Keep screwing up in the middle there...haha. Is it just me or is it the riff?? Some things are a bit tough to improv over ..this one fits the bill. I keep going blank & kinda stumble/struggle through it

    ..that last riff (before the clean) is the exact opposite..it's pure butter to tap/shred/whatever over
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    Default Re: SD friendly forum solo contest 2 ~ Alternate. reject & fail takes!

    It's not the riff. You are doing what I keep doing: over thinking it.

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    Could be yeah...it's possible... though I don't do much thinking as a rule (it gets in the way of my playing )

    That's why I love playing drunk
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    Which gives me an idea
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    Default Re: SD friendly forum solo contest 2 ~ Alternate. reject & fail takes!

    I have a few more forthcoming.

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    ..bring them on..
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    Nice!

    03/fail3 is the winner for me.
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    Default Re: SD friendly forum solo contest 2 ~ Alternate. reject & fail takes!

    I just keep trying. Perfection is a dynamic state.
    That being said, I love my Line 6 Spidervalve head through my 2X12 Texas Heat/Swamp Thang cab. I'd be willing to bet that it would do a large room without being mic'd.

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    Not a big deal to most here I would expect but my first arpeggio and double string bends:



    This "just happened" while I was practicing this morning "as if by magic".

    Far from perfect. But as soon as the brain has had time to absorb: should sound good.

    Idea being to incorporate some of this stuff into my final version of my contest submission.

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    Yeah, the more you improvise the more things tend to "just happen"..
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    Default Re: SD friendly forum solo contest 2 ~ Alternate. reject & fail takes!

    Quote Originally Posted by dpaterson View Post
    Not a big deal to most here I would expect but my first arpeggio and double string bends:



    This "just happened" while I was practicing this morning "as if by magic".

    Far from perfect. But as soon as the brain has had time to absorb: should sound good.

    Idea being to incorporate some of this stuff into my final version of my contest submission.
    Hey you got potential, keep it up bro! That sounded nice and natural.

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    Thought I'd try hooking up my Laboga head to my looper and jam another bluesy/shred solo..someting went wrong though. Apart from the amp feeding back in places, the solo got recorded on the left channel and the Rhythm (with the solo mixed in really low) on the right (?!?!)

    Thankfully it was still usable after I added another rhythm track and panned that to the left keeping the other rhythm channel where it was on the right. The solo then went in the middle and everything got bounced together. Decent patch up job... though it still sounds a bit iffy..



    Not a bad solo ..too bad about the technical difficulties..


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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    If I'm trying to record a part and after 10 takes it still doesn't sound right, I'm probably trying to force something that isn't me as a guitar player. Play to your strengths, and avoid your weaknesses when recording . . . and this will be a bit different for everyone. Most people would rather listen to a confident sounding simple pentatonic riff played well than a strict alternate picked string skipping Locrian/Phyrigian dominant one that the guitarist can barely squeeze out. It's only music nerds who care about the latter - and they're going to be unhappy with whatever you play anyway. :P

    Perfect is the enemy of good. Knock it out and move on. If you can't quite nail the vibe of what you were working on, woodshed it so next time is better.

    One of the things I find helps when I just keep going over something/overthinking is to put the guitar down and just sing or hum the part. It usually cleans up the clutter and focuses whatever musical thought I am trying to get across.

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    I think I'm "made" (as in "constructed") a little different.

    Whenever I muck about with something original: I always find that my very first few takes sound pretty darn good even although the entire arrangement or idea is not quite in place. From that point on: things for some reason appear to go downhill for a while. But if I keep at it then things come back to the way they started and then start improving in leaps and bounds until the end "product" as it were (which is, of course, complete and has been finessed by that point). I never walk away from something or shelve it because with me I find that becomes permanent.

    I made light of the fact that my (current) solo submission was over two hundred takes but if the truth be told it was probably double that (at some point about half way through I started using a different project file and my DAW was keeping count). Very soon after I'd put the "beginnings" together: even although the whole thing wasn't nicely strung together as yet it sounded alright. As I then went through the process of tidying it up and hooking everything up nice it sort of went downhill (to the point where I was pretty much tearing my hair out). But then things started to recover, sort of surpassed its humble beginnings and, well, what I uploaded was the end result (which, tone and a very few other one or two things aside, I'm pretty happy with).

    I find the exact same thing with amp. presets or mixes and the like i.e. normally my first edits are the best. The moment I try getting the "better" then thing go awry. But eventually I'll get back to the starting point and better. Pretty strange (I think). But: it's obviously my "personal workflow" and what (eventually) gets me to where I want to be.

    But an overriding factor is to all of this is to take breaks for sure. Could be a few hours. In my case usually a few days is what seems to make the difference. I know that during the breaks I'm consciously (and probably subconsciously too) picturing the notes and "hearing" what I want to eventually be able to get out there. Most times after such breaks: stuff then just happens "as if by magic". Never ceases to amaze or thrill me to be honest.

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    Default Re: SD friendly forum solo contest 2 ~ Alternate. reject & fail takes!

    I find if I keep going over and over and over a piece it starts to feel like overchewed food

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