Blues/jazz Amazing Grace

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Well if you read the Introductions thread you will know that I quit playing completely well over a decade ago. Due to events in my life I rediscovered music. This was the first attempt after about 4 months of being back. It is a song I thought fitting. My timing is a hint off here and there and some of the lead phrasing needed work. But give me honest feedback and critique me honestly. I need to get back to where I was and so I ask for help.

Thanks,
Chris

Gear; 77' strat old texas special pick ups and all new wiring and pots.
Amp 68' Fender Deluxe Reverb.


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=801755&content=music
 

yZe

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Good stuff

The feel, tone, melodic sense, and technique is good

On a nitpicky note:

Too many frequent trems on the chords - it loses effect

On the solo, I would again save the vibratos for spots where it really counts, not on every resolve tone

I was going to say that your fills on the last 2 beats before the first count were not diverse enough rhythmically, but you worked that out as the tune went on

YOur playing is very inspired
 
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Thank you for your honest critique. And I agree with what you said and will make adjustmens. I appreciate your honesty. You said ''two beats before the first count were not diverse enough rhythmiccaly but you worked that out as the tune went one''. I am not sure I follow? If you could help understand would be most helpful.

Thanks yZe
Chris

quote=yZe;3608849]Good stuff

The feel, tone, melodic sense, and technique is good

On a nitpicky note:

Too many frequent trems on the chords - it loses effect

On the solo, I would again save the vibratos for spots where it really counts, not on every resolve tone

I was going to say that your fills on the last 2 beats before the first count were not diverse enough rhythmically, but you worked that out as the tune went on

YOur playing is very inspired[/quote]
 

yZe

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Thank you for your honest critique. And I agree with what you said and will make adjustmens. I appreciate your honesty. You said ''two beats before the first count were not diverse enough rhythmiccaly but you worked that out as the tune went one''. I am not sure I follow? If you could help understand would be most helpful.
Well the tune is in 3/4, and alot of your fills at the onset would just go EXACTLY "Two-trip-let" "Three-Trip-let".

It seems that you could've varied the phrasing like you did up the road

OR

done some more chordal rhtyhmic "Little Wingy" type things
 
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Thanks yZe. I appreciate the help. I already knew about the trem but had never thought of the vibrato until you mentioned it. Thank you for your input it was very insightful and helpful.
 

Woodyworld

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I've not heard the Original, thanks for that cause now I want to now I want to hear it

Four months of being back after a ten year break, Yikes! You played great mate.

Really enjoyed your lead breaks. Real nice phrasing and feel.
 

Lucidology

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Quite nice indeed ...
Especially after a 10 year break ...
Yikes~!!, like Woody said ... I can't imagine what that would must feel like ...
 

B Vance

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I love your arrangement and chord-choices...

Looks like I know what we're playing in church in a few weeks when I play. It's going to sound great accompanied by the Leslie screaming wide open on the organ.
 
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Thank you for listening and posting. I appreciate the compliment.

I've not heard the Original, thanks for that cause now I want to now I want to hear it

Four months of being back after a ten year break, Yikes! You played great mate.

Really enjoyed your lead breaks. Real nice phrasing and feel.
 
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Thanks, and yes a decade is too long to not play. Thank you for the compliment. I appreciate your listening and posting.
Quite nice indeed ...
Especially after a 10 year break ...
Yikes~!!, like Woody said ... I can't imagine what that would must feel like ...
 
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I am really happy to hear that you like it. Thanks for listening and leaving feedback. I appreciate it.


I love your arrangement and chord-choices...

Looks like I know what we're playing in church in a few weeks when I play. It's going to sound great accompanied by the Leslie screaming wide open on the organ.
 




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