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New tune , new direction - inc. Backing Track

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by journo, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. journo

    journo Member

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    Hi,

    Playing through chord changes can be really difficult. This I have found out by experience. ;) Also very difficult is playing through no chord changes. This is due to the fact that you have to keep it interesting in other ways.

    This tune "Switch It On" was very much influenced by Ed Degenaro and Scott Lerner. I found that I could use phrasing and notes I don't usually use. This take was very fun to make in very many ways. This is the first BT I've ever written or recorded where the tone centers around just one chord and its extensions.

    Hope you enjoy it! Comments always welcome!
    Switch It On

    Here's a backing track for those with modal minds:
    Switch It On Backing Track

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  2. fig

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    Hi Mats -

    Love this backing!! I hear Scott's influence in your playing on this one. As the song progressed, you got into it more. I think you did a great job!!! :)
     
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    Hi Fig,

    Thanks for listening and the good words!

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Great backing and great take!!! I'll be ALL over this one! :)
     
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    Hi Anton,

    Be my guest! I'll look forward to hearing your version and stealing a lick or two.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    That was great Mats! You had some cool intervalic stuff going on that was great over the progression.

    I'll have to jump in on this one too. I haven't yet busted out any outside work here so this would be a great one to explore.

    Thanks!

    Jim
     
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    Here is my take . .

    Switch It On

    And here is another great journo backing I had lying around . .


    Shadow
     
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    Journo, you've outdone yourself this time. Just superb!!! I was blown away by your solo as well as the backing.

    Greg, awesome solo and that amp tone is killing me.

    Hmmm...maybe I should throw down some inside playing just for contrast. ;)
     
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    Yeah, this is a great backing. Thanks again, Mats!!

    Thank you, Norm! Yeah, the tone is more than I expected. I can't say enough about the great job Scott did. :D

    You have a nice melodic style . . I'd love to hear you do this backing . . .
    :)
     
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    Love this stuff Mats. Great playing too. I liked everyones take on this one. Got to give it a try tomorrow.
     
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    Great takes guys....really enjoyed listening to them!! maybe someday i will learn to play the off notes (for lack of a better word" but for some reason i cant...dont know if its because i play by ear or what but i just cant pick up on it like you guys do :(
     
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    Hi Jim,

    Words from a master to cherish indeed. Thanks!
    Looking forward to your take.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Hi Fig,

    I liked both takes. Very crisp tone. Musically Shadow spoke to me the most personally because I have a soft spot for slow lyrical playing and you provided that in spades. That little phrase from "Somewhere over the rainbow" was a nice finishing touch.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Hi Norm,

    Good to "hear your voice" again. Thanks for the kind words!

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Hi Dave,

    Seems like I can always count on you for a take. I like that!
    Your take is as usual very different and gives me a good idea of how many ways a backing can be interpreted. Both stylewise and soundwise. Thanks!

    Regarding playing "outside" or "off notes". It takes awareness and a bit of courage. In my case awareness of what I usually play and then play something else and then the courage to do something you know someone else can do so much better but you still do it and you do it your way.

    This is a very good backing for just start hitting those notes in the scale you don't otherwise play. Try that and see what you think. Your ears may have to get used to it though.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Hi Jeff,

    You seem to be a very kind man. Your musical taste must be very "broad" since you express a liking to whatever I post. ;) Thanks for the constant encouragement!!

    Will listen to your take when it pops up.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Journo: excellent backing. A radical change of style? Very "Lernerish"! Very, very good! ;)

    Fig: you've been getting some killer tones lately. This is not an exception either. Nice touch as well. :dude:

    Dave35: tasty and smooth.

    My take will follow shortly. :)

    Marin
     
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    Hi Marin,

    Glad you enjoyed both the BT asa well as my playing. I sure as h*ll enjoyed yours.

    An OT question for your. My sons (13 and 11 years old) want to go to Italy on summer vacation next year. Swimming and good food is on the agenda. Any suggestions on where to go?

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     

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