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fenson
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Just a little song

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The Eastman was sleeping in its case for quite a long time...
Few days ago i did put my hands on that black fingerboard and the thrill back...
Another Jazz standard...
recording set up is:
Eastman Archtop - Ceriatone FM50 - Timeline delay + TCE "Hall Of Fame" verb.
DAW: Ardour mic: Sure and Blue Ribbon "Blue Bluebird" Focusrite USB audio interface.

Best wishes to you all, Happy new year! :beer:
"Don't be afraid by wrong notes, it doesn't exist" Miles Davis.
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Just a little gem! :clap:

The sound is very "live"-ish due to delay and verb, great! :dance:
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Thank you boss! :big_smile:
:think: Any spare time for a colab?
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Maybe, I'm a few days at home, BUT - these days I get my photovoltaic system on my house. :dance:
(After waiting for almost a year).

Something easy and short :big_smile: and I'll try!
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Simple and short loop. Yet I've place a short chorus at the very ending loop...
Hope you'll enjoy :icon_whoknows:

here it is:


SwampThing#01.mp3 - (4.33 MiB)

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Not the easiest rhythm, but I'll give it a try :big_smile:
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I love that Eastman number fenson!!! :clap:
Great phrasing and the quality of tone is perfect.

Interesting sounding Swampy Thang too - intriguing!
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Thanks for your Eastman appreciation BV ;-)
Swampy thing... Hit the wrong key by typing maybe a bit late to correct my own mistake but now done!

Played on a home made of "black locust" SG suited with a P90 (neck) and a piezzo system to replace the standard bridge pickup...
12/52 strings set, tuned in D, capo 2nd fret...
Still intrigued?
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I tried some slide on open D, but I can't get the right feeling for this - I'm still a slow Blues guy, sorry :icon_whoknows:
Maybe VB can take over? :wink:
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:think: No need to play fast even more if you do some open D slide...

Anyway, hope you'll have more fun with this one ;-)


South Side Chicago.mp3 - (4.93 MiB)

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That fits! :banana:
I'll try next weekend, holidays are over... :cry:
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Having not recorded anything for more than a year (or two?) I decided to update my software. Turned out that audacity was sold and turned into spyware, although some things were later removed.
Anyway, I had an old Repaer version and thought an update would be a good idea, but it killed the license. Anyway, I did a roll back and started recording. As always, as soon as I hit the red button, I can't play anymore :lol: but here it is. Maybe I'll do a better version later...


Chic_01.mp3 - (1.99 MiB)

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About Audacity...
For the very beginning I'm posting here I claim Linux is the very best system... No license problems... no spyware... Even if you still need window for some reason I prefer to ignore, install AVLinux on an USB key, just to give it a try.... :icon_whoknows:

About Chic_01...
You did it, of course not your best guitar playing ever, but you did it, that's the point! :thumbsup: :clap:

My very best suggestion: record yourself any time you play, even with your smartphone, the very best tool to get better...
My second very best suggestion: work every day, learn songs and play songs, don't noodle or shred your scales, just learn song and play song or learn a solo note for note, phrases by phrases... At the end you will certainly "CAN" play even when you wiil "HIT" the record button...

:cool: Waiting to listen to your next version!

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Nearly a month since I last wrote on this thread :icon_whoknows: .... been very distracted with non guitar stuff I'm afraid.
But probably more of that later and elsewhere on the forum threads.

Sorry you had so much troubles with getting recording up and running again Gerd. :sad:
I hadn't heard that issue with Audacity - seems from various sources / tech articles I just read that it's maybe version 3.0.3 where the potential issue came in. I still run 2.3.2 but only use it occasionally for splitting big mp3 files or converting formats.

I did like that slower blues number you did Fenson :thumbsup: and had been thinking for a while about having a go.
If I could remember how to play an electric!!!!

Afraid my attempt did get a bit ragged in the middle, and I've forgotten a fair chunk of the blues technique and method.
But this attempt is just from where my fingers went and where my head suggested they go.
Thanks for posting the BT - I enjoyed having a go.

:music2: Used the PRS SE single coil P90 (neck pickup) - fingers and no pick. Just a software amp simulation. A GB British amp which is based very much in Vox territory, plus a treble booster and a bit of compression. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface - which is very good for sounds but my PC needs a good few things disabled to avoid sound glitches - the 2i2 seems to need more processing power than the old basic Alesis.
The debut of my recording an electric guitar blues genre piece on Garageband :eye_rub: on the iPad.
The Apple m4a file turned into an mp3 file with Audacity.

Hope it's not too awful.
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