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When You Wish Upon A Star

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by EricT, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. EricT

    EricT Member

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    I feel like it's half way there. The arrangement is very nice with some cool harmony, bass lines and voicings. But the feel is still a bit too stiff and studied. It needs to flow a bot more naturally. It's a very nice start though and with jsut a little more time could be a really wonderful version. BTW, I haven't played this piece in years, but it may well have been the first solo standard piece that I played.
     
  3. EricT

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    Yeah, I agree with you. I haven't picked up my guitar in about three months, so I'm a bit rough...also, it's a pretty difficult arrangment to play, and I actually had to record it in several stages to even get a decent version down. That might be where some of the stiffness comes from.
    I just transcribed your Silent Night version, it both sounds wonderful, and is wonderfully easy to play as well. I should learn something from that...;)
     
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    One of my daughters went...where is the little singing grasshopper:)
    A sweet piece for sure.
     
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    Great arrangement and playing Erik! A little more flowing as Jim suggests, but other than that it was still superb!!!

    Scott
     
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    I've really been pushed into simplifying my playing by doing demo clips for the guitars we build. Most of our guitars are 6-strings, so after all these years of being a 7-string player, I'm really out of my comfort zone when I'm recording these clips. My response to that has been to put more focus on tone and emotion and less on technique and knowledge. I think that's been a good thing and has positively influenced all of my playing rather than just hose moments when I'm trying to show off the guitars.
     
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    Thank you Rid and Scott. It means a lot coming from two great players as yourselves!

    That's most definitely a good thing:)
     

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