U-shape - new amateur tune WITH BT

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  1. journo

    journo Member

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    Hi,

    This time my musical journey takes me to the heartland of the USA and country music.

    I used to really dislike C&W until I first heard Brent Mason and Vince Gill. I started listening and then Brad Paisley hit my radar and I was sold. Since then I have tried hard to get into chicken picking and, man, that is hard. Most of the time have absolutely not idea how they do all the cool s**t they throw into the tracks.

    Anyway I figured I would put a mid tempo backing track together and see what happens. Well, this is what happened. Track is called U-shape and is recorded with a tele for all guitars through a Boss GS-10 with an added Keeley Compressor for that snappy twang. Bass is a old JV series Jazz Bass.

    Track is here:
    http://lorenlingren.com/mats/U-shape%20070902.mp3

    Backing track is here:
    http://lorenlingren.com/mats/U-shape BT 070902.mp3

    I have two wishes.
    1. I'd really would appreciate a lot of takes on this one as I have a lot to learn.
    2. Be kind with your comments. I'm a rookie at this and I know it's noticeable.

    Please enjoy!

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  2. stephax

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    "Rookie" ? You must be kidding ! ?
    That's brilliant
    Really loved your take

    Hee Haaw
     
  3. Krille-G

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    Interesting, a Swedish Cowboy LOL. I like the way your take isn't just a jam, it actually has a definitely melody to it. I wish I could do that.
     
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    Sounds like you have a knack for this style...
    A real natural feel .... your time was spot on ... !!
     
  6. journo

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the comments!
    I always appreciate the good words.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Hi Jeff,

    I really do appreciate this comment as I like melodic players myself.
    I don't, however, want to give the wrong impression.
    My tunes almost always have a worked out melody, or theme, in the beginning before I start improvising. Like in this tune the theme is present in the first and second verse.

    I find it easier to improvise if I first have a melody as the melody usually give me an idea of where I want to go with my solo efforts.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Great track!! Loved the playing. Backing was right on too.... I may have to put on my straw hat and see what warped countryish fusion I can whip up.
     
  9. journo

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    Hi Scott,

    I'm flattered that you liked it.

    Now I'm sure your personal brad of country would be both interesting and educational as well as entertaining.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Nice job Matt!

    It's a testiment to your talent to be able to switch styles like this. NIce BT too!
     
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    Hi Woody,

    Thanks!
    But you know what they say about jack of all trades. :D

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Sounds great. Reminds me of growing up in Bakersfield in the 60's with the Blackboard pickers.
     
  13. Woodyworld

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    I do........... but I tell you what Matt they get more gigs !!


     
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    Hi Gary,

    Always glad to be a part of a nostalgic trip. :D

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Hi Woddy,

    I don't mean to whine but I don't land many gigs nowdays. This fall I've three big band gigs and a acoustic trio where I play nylon string.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Wow Mats, I would have never guessed that is you. It doesn't sound amateurish at all. That's cool stuff!
    Loren
     
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    Hi Loren,

    Funny you should say that. I was sitting two nights ago listening to a lot of old tunes comparing them in general and I thought that this doesn't have anything of the "old me" in it. The style is so new and so different from the stuff I usually do that I didn't bring any of that to this tune.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Telecaster whit Guitarport
     

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