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More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:00 pm
by VikingBlues
Sort of based on a fairly typical chord sequence of someone. :think:

One track of acoustic guitar playing those chords and one track of it doing a lead line. Pretty much mostly pentatonic and a bit bluesy. Sort of..

Tanglewood TW133 Parlour on both tracks.
If anyone wants a listen I've been trying to play some covers of the more folk type of songs the last few months. I like to try different things.
I've put the files in box.com
and you'll need to add the https:// at the front of each of the url addresses below

app.box.com/s/2of9ys9nqjvce5gmibu46c4dp8qtqp31
app.box.com/s/m51htvfqv3lvyehciki7opuc4o1qauwc
app.box.com/s/q99odpqp3hvcqjpsnquc3hkmgwnfty8r
app.box.com/s/7nizcgpbsmhpb4t9yg5e8p7pogqd6haf
app.box.com/s/ai5uza99d6ukjqvjccmxl25071b86f82

It's taking some time to get the voice to get in anything like the right ballpark for this sort of thing! :wall:

Any comments or advice gratefully received .... like "give it up"! :D

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:56 am
by 12bar
I did listen to all of them, and I hope you don't give up. Your voice fits exactly to those very melancholic songs, fragile and desperate.
They also fit perfectly to my current mood fighting a still unknown disease/infection (MRT gave no results).

Of cause I like the bluesy first one in E best... :clap:

:easter2: Happy easter, btw. !

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:43 pm
by fenson
+1!
As usual I've eventually smth to say, indeed!
Maybe a good idea to play different parts on different guitars... Different soundings often means different feelings and might help the lead guitar to come up like a second voice (contre-chant)... Just an idea though ;-)
Don't blame yourself that much, no reason! And please DON'T GIVE UP ;-)

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:58 pm
by VikingBlues
Thanks guys ... I'll continue working at it then. :thumbsup:

Sorry to hear you're no further forward Gerd. :sad:

I fear that the use of the same guitar on the two tracks was down to sheer laziness. It's the only acoustic I have tuned to standard tuning and I couldn't be bothered retuning one of the others. At least you can't accuse me of being precious about my "art". :big_smile:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:12 am
by Blindboy
I like these quite a bit, VB. The Gilly one would be a fun collab if I were equipped to do a collab.
Don't fret about your voice. It's the one you have and it is never as bad as it seems when you listen back to it (believe me, I know about that!), and it will improve, the more you use it.
I'm enjoying the direction your muse has been taking you. :thumbsup:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:26 pm
by VikingBlues
Thanks Bb - glad you like the music! :thumbsup:

I'm interested that I turn to my Tanglewood TW133 Parlour (all mahogany) when it comes to songs, but nearly always the Vintage VE2000 GG for non vocal recordings. I guess all that mahogany suits my voice in some way. :icon_whoknows:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:27 am
by 12bar
Blindboy wrote:I like these quite a bit, VB. The Gilly one would be a fun collab if I were equipped to do a collab.
Maybe - what if you do the last step and record "live" (phone, camera etc.)?
If VB still has the separate tracks - why not? :dance:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:06 pm
by VikingBlues
As if by magic!! :cool:

Here's the Rhythm track only if anyone wants a play around with it. See if it leads anywhere.

:music1:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:18 pm
by 12bar
Got it! :thumbsup:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:16 pm
by Blindboy
12bar wrote:Maybe - what if you do the last step and record "live" (phone, camera etc.)?
If VB still has the separate tracks - why not?
That might work. :cool: Can give it a try. :music2:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 4:06 pm
by 12bar
OK, 1st try:
VB, me and just the BT at the end - maybe it works :dance:
Not so easy to keep the original out of mind... :big_smile:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:51 am
by VikingBlues
I really like your addition! :clap:

The chord sequence seems to take the melodic line strongly in particular directions, so I think it makes sense that there will be similarities between our two versions.

A good thing anyway to have the two parts linked by some elements. :thumbsup:

Apologies for the delay in seeing the post and responding - yet another very busy week gets in the way of pleasure. :tears:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 3:16 pm
by 12bar
VikingBlues wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 7:51 am
The chord sequence seems to take the melodic line strongly in particular directions, so I think it makes sense that there will be similarities between our two versions.
Indeed, it leads to certain notes that fit perfect into the chord sequence. Maybe BB can add another flavor...? :wink:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 3:55 pm
by Blindboy
Nice, guys. I like it.
12bar wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 3:16 pm
Maybe BB can add another flavor...?
I'll give it a try. Gotta find a time when my wife isn't needing the computer room. It's the only place I can hook to the laptop and play the music through the stereo.

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 4:42 pm
by 12bar
:thumbsup: no hurry! :oldie:

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:54 am
by VikingBlues
Some things are worth waiting for! :thumbsup: