Blues in A

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  1. david moon

    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    Like Griff said, not much to say, it's just like blues in E but in A
     
  2. Thatman

    Thatman Playin' for the fun of it.

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    Nice one David and I was in suspense towards the end, will there be a flourish or not. :cry:

    Oh well it was a good old Chunka Chunka. (y)
     
  3. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    I always enjoy playing the chunka chunka
     
  4. david moon

    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    I can't gaurantee a flourish every time but I will try
     
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  5. piebaldpython

    piebaldpython Blues Newbie

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    Hey David......just listened to your Full Out Blues, Blues in E and Blues in A. Very good and the flourish was great.

    What are you using to record your playing? What is your set-up and what system are you using in the computer to do all of this.

    How difficult was it to do all of this?

    I think I might like to record in the future (for my BGU friends) and am curious as to how involved a process it is as I am clueless about such things.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  6. david moon

    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    I got started with just a laptop with a built-in mic, and Audacity (free software). Just recording the sound in the room

    Then I got a 2x2 USB interface, Presonus Audiobox, but there are a bunch with similar features. I use a Roland microcube with a bunch of amp models and built-in effects, but don't use much of that capability. I mic the amp into the audio interface. While recording I monitor with headphones. Actually I usually monitor the backing track or click track in one ear while hearing the room in the other. Still using Audacity software.

    Other folks here use amps that have a direct USB output so no mic needed.

    How difficult? Well there is a learning curve. There is a recording topic in the forum way down toward the bottom.

    Probably the most difficult thing is not going all "deer in the headlights" when you hit the Record button :sneaky:

    And I have sent innumerable takes to the bit bucket before posting one I was happy with. That's how you find out what you need to work on. For "lesson" material, with very rare exceptions I make myself record the whole thing in a take, not splice together bits and pieces from various takes.
     
  7. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    Deer in the headlights ? I dont even get the headlights.........hit the record button, my fingers get all wonky and forget where to go
     
  8. piebaldpython

    piebaldpython Blues Newbie

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    David..........thanks so much for the info.
     
  9. david moon

    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    and if you go with Audacity, the help file is pretty good
     
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