First attempts

Discussion in 'For Your Review' started by tinkerdemon, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. tinkerdemon

    tinkerdemon Don't lick it.

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    So, I've not really shared this stuff with anyone, but I'm gonna go ahead and dive right in. These are a couple of superduper short tracks that I've been messing around with. Just having fun, trying to reacquaint myself with playing and learn to use GarageBand.

    The first one is a basic shuffle in E.. sounds a bit muddy and too slow to my ears, but I like it enough that I think I can turn it into something. I used canned drums in the app, then laid down two separate guitar tracks with my G5622T. No bass guitar on this one.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7dfu23zqfmaj6gp/Shuffle in E.m4a?dl=0

    The second has more of a blues/jazz feel to it.. I didn't like the canned bass guitar sounds in the app, so I picked up a super cheap Ibanez Gio to play.. this was literally the first day I'd played a bass in over 30 years. Seems like a cheap bass is much easier to play than a cheap guitar is. Anyway, canned drums, guitar played on my G5220, bass on the Gio.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/cq5fz85juavaqs2/Blues in A.m4a?dl=0

    My timing needs a LOT of work, I think.. and hopefully, with Griff's help, I can start learning enough to maybe lay down a little lead here and there as well.
     
  2. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Hey hey!
    You stuck your neck out..........yippy!

    Track one:
    Yes, a little muddy but, I think you're right.....it's got good bones.

    Track two:
    Toss some lead lick on that and you got something good!

    Welcome, jump into the Virtual Jam Room sometime, it's a great place to hone your skills.
     
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  3. jmin

    jmin San Francisco, CA

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    Wow! Way to go Dave! I also have been using garageband for Griff's lessons, but I've never tried to do a "whole band" mix. Great effort.
    I think your timing and playing (bass and guitar) is really good. Once you get the mixing volumes where you want them it'll be great!
     
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  4. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Cool!!!:cool: Those are excellent. I sincerely hope we'll be hearing you in the 'Other Member Recordings' before too long.:)
     
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  5. artyman

    artyman Fareham UK

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    Nice to hear some home brewed stuff, look forward to your future contributions, in the VJR
     
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  6. tinkerdemon

    tinkerdemon Don't lick it.

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    Wow, thanks for the kind words, y'all!
     
  7. Hangnman

    Hangnman Blues Newbie

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    Nice!!
     
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  8. Mike A

    Mike A BLUES NOODLER

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    looks like you just hooked up with us good job
     
  9. Elwood

    Elwood mushin

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    Good, simple, solid stuff. I agree w/ jmin, I don't hear any big timing issues, but maybe you are going for something you expect to hear and don't, sounds good on the outside. :thumbup: Bring more!
     
  10. JffKnt

    JffKnt Blues Newbie

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    I really like the groove in the 1st one. Cool.