Jazzy Blues Fusion harder than I thought

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  1. journo

    journo Member

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    Hi,

    I'm was very inpired by the jazz fusion giants of the 80's like Larry C, Robben F and Lee R and have continued to listen to them. Lately there has been Scott Lerner and some others. I wanted to play something along those lines and wrote this track called Window Pane. I usually get my titles from a fellow swedish guitar player who doesn't like this kind of music. He says it's as exciting as licking a window pane i sub zero weather.

    I found that although the chords were simple it was very hard to solo over but here it is warts and all. I appreciate any and all comments regarding sound, phrasing, choice of notes, timing and any other thing you feel like commenting.

    Window Pane

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  2. scottl

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    Sweet!!! I hear that LC influence! Super tasty Mats! Perfect tone choice btw! Thanks for the mention :) I think you are right up there with your pro feel and knowing what to not play! Super job. I am really diggin your mix....

    Normster is gonna freak for this one....
     
  3. journo

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    Hi Scott,

    Thank for taking the time from the diapers to listen. I remember what a hectic time it was. I didn't get twins but the boys are only 16 months apart so I almost get it. Now they are 11 and 13 and I get mor etime for my music.

    Thanks also for your encouragement. That help another step foreward.

    Cheers,

    Mats N


     
  4. Red Ant

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    Lovely playing, track and tone. Donald and Walter would be proud :)

    Any chance of posting the backing track?
     
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    Hi Red Ant,

    Thanks for the kind words. How could I possibly deny a BT request after that. ;)
    I hope you enjoy it and that you will reward my work by posting a take.

    Window Pane Backing Track

    Cheers,

    Mats N

     
  6. Tomo

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    Hi journo,

    like ScottL said, very much pro quality and
    Carlton tone, touch, nuances that you captured.

    I love Carlton myself.... he is great blues player first
    and he is great jazz, bebop player.. his chords , harmony
    sense are just amazing. He can comp like piano player
    and he can do any chord melody ....

    So can you play this tune's chords and rhythm?

    Can you play single note playing(solo..) without backing
    tracks.? this way you can really check how much you can
    play over changes(without backing track)

    Great tone, tasty playing.

    Tomo
     
  7. Rid

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    Ah man this was great!!!
    My wife asked me if that was Larry:)
     
  8. journo

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    Hi Tomo,

    Thanks for listening. As a matter of fact, it was your sound clip "Kyoto" that started me thinking about writing a track like this so thanks for that too!

    Your advice is valued and I realize at once many of my shortcomings. The most prominent being that I hate to practice. ;)

    Still, "no pain, no gain". Back to the woodshed.

    Cheers,

    Mats N

     
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    Hi Rid,

    Tell your wife I love her and that she made my day.

    Then ask her to see a doctor because there must be something wrong with her hearing. :D

    Cheers,

    Mats N


     
  10. Marcello

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    Journo, very nice, sweet tone !
     
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    Another great track Mats!

    Brad
     
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    Yes, indeed he is!

    You just became my musical hero, Mats. I love this kinda playing above damn near everything else, and you nailed it! Awesome job. :dude :dude :dude

    Norm
     
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    Hi Norm, Marcello and Brad,

    You guys are too kind. At the time I started visiting the Gear Page I was sort of tired musically and fed up with my playing. I got more sort of interested in the gear aspect of things by stuff said here. Then I found the sound clip area with clips by Scott L and Ed Degenaro. That really started me to doubt my playing abilities. At one time someone posted a backing track of a blues shuffle and I had a go at that and not only found it a lot of fun but I was also happy with the result. That led me into a sort of intense period of writing tunes that seems to last and I think my playing has improved. You guys are an inspiration. Your comments and advice is what keeps me going. Thanks!!

    Mats N

     
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    hey journo!
    most excellent!!!!!!!!! melodic sweet playin' bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    myles
     
  15. RichardB

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    Wonderful taste and tone. A PLEASURE to listen to. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Great job! I'm smilin'!

    Mike
     
  17. Tomo

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    Hi Mats,


    Thank for mentioning my tune "Kyoto"
    Glad to hear that.

    I was listening your tune. Again great taste and your tone.
    Great part is you got your style and great touch. I am really
    proud of what you can do with your guitar. Most people
    can't gain "Melody and space" importance... it's really easy
    to fill out.

    I was playing my guitar ..thinking about your tune.
    You can play very bluesy line for 1 & 4 chords, but
    you can add I & bVII triads, F & G.... if you play these on
    123 strings, you get mixo tone and if you play G aug
    triad right before you go to IV chord... those sound
    lead I to IV nicely, without backing you can show the
    direction.. which is good technique ... say when the band
    get lost... then use this type of resolution so the band
    pick up from your phrase.

    Then A-7 to D7 or D7(b9,b13..) ... if you use more
    C Major 7 arp.. which is b3,5,b7 and 9th for A-7
    (just ideas... you still have to play very musically but
    you have musicality already!!!)
    maybe you could play ii v licks (bebop licks)....etc.

    Overdrive tone solo... if you could relax a bit.. your
    intonation will stay nice... that's really difficult to control
    That's my important point for myself. It's really easy to
    dig in picking and your left fingers... so we should really
    watch out for this. (myself)

    I hope I didn't say too much. Teaching is my profession..
    it's very easy to get into it.

    Keep writing original tune. Great arrangement too.
    Hopefully I can hear more... but this is great composition
    and performance, so please don't give away whole thing.
    You save more tune and make your CD!!!

    Tomo
     
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    Hi Tomo,

    Thanks a million for the lesson. I'm printing it out as I write this.

    I'm afraid I don't really understand all of it as my theory is a bit so-and-so.
    I will definitely fire up the backing track and try your ideas.

    When I win the state lottery I will get myself a ticket to your place and get myself a few lessons.

    Thanks again!

    Mats N

     
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    Hi,

    RichardB - Thanks for taking your time to listen. Time is the most valuable thing.

    Mike at ToneGurus - Thanks for listening. I sure would like to try to record this tune playing through a Two Rock. When I win the state lottery and visit Tomo for a lesson I will pick on up from you on my way home to Sweden.:D

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  20. abergdahl

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    Hey Mats, I gave it a try !! You great, me suck :D

    The amp: Thunderbird
    The Guitar: Roukangas Duke
    The Player: Clamman

    This WAS hard!!



    Mats give me a shout if you come close to Stockholm, The Mystics are AMAZING in the Dumble shool and the Thunderbird is pure joy :dude

    Window PAIN
     

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