Days of Wine & Roses

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  1. steven.rogers

    steven.rogers Member

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    I just decided to record this to get some criticism. I'm going to be auditioning for a fine arts center, for my senior year of high school, in 2 weeks and this is the tune I'm going to play. It's still a little rough around the edges and there were some obvious mistakes - so I still have some fine tuning to do. But any criticism would help and don't be afraid to be completely honest. This was played with a Stromberg Monterey and a Super Reverb RI fyi. Thanks guys,

    Steven

    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6254779
     
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    That is beautiful Steven. You did a very nice job on it and your tone is so warm and perfectly eq'd. Is there any correlation between that tune and the movie of the same name?
     
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    Really nice, like your feel and touch.
     
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    Thanks for the comments. And IIRC the song was written for the movie.
     
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    Nice melodic playing, steve

    definitely couldn't play jazz when i was in school high

    I thought the tone was rolled back a bit too much

    Get the omnibook, an download (legally) the original cuts and start stealing those licks and plug 'em in to the tunes!

    Good job

    Whoever you instructor is must be proud !
     
  6. steven.rogers

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    Thanks for the feedback - I do agree that the tone was rolled off a little too much. I guess it was harder to tell playing through headphones.

    The Omnibook is actually on its way right now and hopefully I'll have material to work with for quite a while. And I actually did cop some of Wes's solo in my recording.
     
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    I was in jazz band in high school. Between my power chords and major chords with the volume turned pretty much down to zero, I could have only dreamed of being able to put something together like that.

    I thought it was great for a very laid back jazz piece.
     
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    Good job... nice and relaxed time feel, and some very good ideas in the improv section. Agree about the tone, I personally like to have a bit more treble in the basic sound, and try to smoothen it out with touch and technique, rather than rolling off much of the treble and getting this sorta dull sound.

    Damn, I wish I could even approach playing jazz like that at you age...
     
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    Nice Wes quotes, I love that solo and yes, a bit more treble. Good work!
     
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    great job all around. i'm 49 and wish i could play jazz like that.
     
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    Great job Steven. Agree with others about the tone; just a shade dark. Very mature and tasty phrasing though. Need a little work on playing against the chord changes but that will come with time. Overall, you've got the stuff for becoming a first rate player. Keep learning those standards.

    Gary
     
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    Thanks for all the kind words, I appreciate it.
     
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    Hi Steven,
    Great job! Top choice of tunes for your high school project! That is one of my all time fave tunes from my all time fave classic film that I don't get to hear very often with guitar. Warm feel in the tone, but it fits the mood to me. Very nice phrasing. Can you record the audition and post here or in YouTube? Let us know. Your parents and teachers must be proud of you. Thank you for sharing, Steven.
     
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    Nice work Steven! Friend of mine told me once, play with your heart! Your doing beautiful music. Keep at it !
     
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    I doubt I'd be able to record the audition - it's on a Saturday morning and will likely only take 5-10 minutes.

    Thanks for the comments. :)
     

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