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Backing Track/Chop Job inspired by Normster: Hydra!!

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by Red Ant, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Red Ant

    Red Ant Member

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    Yes, the Grover Washington Jr classic funk track. After seeing Norm pull a track together using the Allman Bros Stormy Monday intro, i thought to myself "Self, you've been looping tracks for rappers for 15 years, why not for a backing track??" :)

    Hydra

    Have fun, Y'all :)

    Here's my 1st take. Not wild about the playing, not wild about the tone, but its getting late & i'm tired - may try another tomorrow morning ;)
     
  2. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

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    Dude, the playing and tone are happening. I gotta hit this one!
     
  3. Red Ant

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    By the way, you'll be playing with:

    Steve Gadd
    Louis Johnson
    Eric Gale
    Bob James

    :D
     
  4. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

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    Well, they're okay... :)
     
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    Ant, is this backing in tune? I went to hit it last night and my axe was really out with it. I even used my Peterson...
     
  6. Red Ant

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    Its somewhere AROUND C# ;) I have a feeling those cats didn't bother with a tuner and just tuned to Bob James' Fender Rhodes. I actually tuned to standard and just bent enough notes to come close ;)

    If i didn't make it clear, i didnt PLAY the backing, i just edited and looped parts of the original :D
     
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    I can put the backing "in tune" when I get home today, unless the normster beats me to it. :D
     
  8. Red Ant

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    I can also, i just didnt bother ;)
     
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    Badass backing and cool playing, Ant. As far as it being out of tune...I play sharp anyway so it won't matter. ;)
     
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    :D Ah yeah this is cool....man I gotta get my turntable back in action, I miss my old records.
    Loved it Ant.
     
  11. Leonc

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    Well, I've intentionally not listened to anyone else's take. Hope I don't sound like a clown.

    Orange Hydra

    Hey anyone seen my floppy shoes? :p
     
  12. rwe333

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    My goodness... just tune to it by ear!
    Like most all workin' jazz cats. ;)

    OT:
    Ever read Goodrick's "Advancing Guitarist"?
    He doesn't dig tuners - thinks it messes w/ ear training... (to paraphrase)
     
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    Actually if I had more than 2 minutes.... I had to grab my B1. It was out of tune. I tuned it. It was worse. I had to go to work...... I can tune by ear to the backing, as soon as I get a chance to record again.

    :D
     
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    Whew - had me worried there...
     
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    Awesome job, Richard.
    Nice pocket, strong phrasing, good intonation.
    Dig it all, but particularly enjoy from about the half-way point on as you transcend your GB influence somewhat...
     
  17. Ed DeGenaro

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    Ant, Ed, Richard, Leon,

    Great playing!


    Here's my go.

    My tone totally sucks. Les Paul into a Bad Monkey directly into the computer.

    I think I stuck on my theme to long.

    http://www.joedavies.net/Hydra.mp3
     
  19. Ed DeGenaro

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    Dude you had me laughling out loud! Very cool.
     

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