Wow, cool to see these guys mentioned here, I've worked with them (producing/mixing)!
I'd also recommend Lazywall - a hard rock band from Morocco that I've also worked with:
CDaughtry: nice take! Relaxed, and a nice clear tone.
Stelligan: I LOVED this take!!!! Loved both tones, and the lines were VERY hip!
Clayville: restrained and TASTY! VERY nice wah tone, also! :AOK
Hottub: Nice take - one thing though. The flat VI doesn't work well over the 1... it works...
Excellent choice - and for a 2 more inputs/mic pres and some other nice option, the Onyx 400F isn't a bad choice either!
I have one - the Pres aren't quite as good as my Neve 1073s, but I actually like them BETTER than my FocusRite ISAs!
Funkstrumentals" by Johnny "Guitar" Watson - an album of instrumental versions of all of his funkiest tracks!!!!!
Bought on iTunes, no less!!!!
So, without futher ado, here's the 1st of many funky backing tracks from this treasure trove:
I Wanna Ta Ta You
And of course:
Last night I came down to Ziegler's Monday night jam at the Baked Potato, got to meet Ziegler, Adam Stark, Chris Tondre and a bunch of other really cool folks! We played "Root Down" and a mutated "Cissy Strut" - I had an absolute BLAST, while feeling like the worst guitar player in the room ;)...
This I've been doing all my life, on a more or less regular basis, but haven't really focused on it of late, as my life has been rather full. Just starting to get back into it now. And yeah, I listen to far more horn players and piano players than guitarists.
For me, "practicing" music generally means opening up the real book and learning/playing tunes. As an alternative, I will sometimes run through the 5 forms of the 3 chord families (min, maj, dominant) in at least one key, starting with 7s then 9,11, 13, altered etc... though I must admit I don't...
Thanks! I agree, except for the fact that I NEVER practice scales :) I practice music.
My vocabulary is sorely lacking though. Most of the time I can make up for it with swing and phrasing, but after a chorus or two, ya gotta come with some ideas ;)
I'm usually helpless at these kinds of tempos, but this time I managed to get through about 2 minutes without choking ;)
I abandoned the head 1/2 way through and I've got to do something about my "rock" vibrato :(