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    Jangleything: Eyes Wired Open (new textures)

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    http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6700079&q=hi
    Hello folks,
    The above link takes you to jangleything (Possibly to be called Eyes Wired open) Now with added...banjo!
    Sorry, I redid the tambourine as suggested and, having fiddled about with the banjo my wife gave me this month I was loaned a 6 string banjo by a friend. This was soo much easier to play as it's strung & tuned as a guitar - doesn't sound as flash as the bano the missus gave me but - easier at this stage. the string are heavy, heavy bronze jobbies. I plucked a few chords in various places to add a new texture to this piece - I hope to learn the G tuned 5 string banjo chords before too long - but this'll do as a guide.
    Is the tambourine better?
    Is the added occasional texture of banjo too much for such a simple piece?
    Does the middle 8 work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayc View Post
    http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6700079&q=hi
    Hello folks,
    The above link takes you to jangleything (Possibly to be called Eyes Wired open) Now with added...banjo!
    Sorry, I redid the tambourine as suggested and, having fiddled about with the banjo my wife gave me this month I was loaned a 6 string banjo by a friend. This was soo much easier to play as it's strung & tuned as a guitar - doesn't sound as flash as the bano the missus gave me but - easier at this stage. the string are heavy, heavy bronze jobbies. I plucked a few chords in various places to add a new texture to this piece - I hope to learn the G tuned 5 string banjo chords before too long - but this'll do as a guide.
    Is the tambourine better?
    Is the added occasional texture of banjo too much for such a simple piece?
    Does the middle 8 work?
    The banjo adds another good track to the mix. It's another interesting sound/melody. It sounds like a banjo but at the same time doesn't sound like a bluegrass tune. That's because you're plucking it not strumming it I suppose. Subtle but nicely effective, complimentary and at a good level.

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    Now that is an interesting sound with the banjo! Nice song style too, kind of alternative. Banjo fits absolutely. Are you gonna have vocals on this one?

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    The banjo sounds good. It definitely adds some variety.

    You've posted an earlier version of this song, right? Do you have a link to that for comparison?

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    Hello Folks,
    I receieved a new mic I'd ordered and had to test it out so I hooked it up & recorded a gourd shaker track to offset the tambourine.
    http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6700079&q=hi
    The mic is a MSH 4 micro tube jobbie. It has a really good strong signal and as I'd mainly used tube blend pres on this project the mic offered a different take on that direction. I like it.
    This 2nd link is to the download page incase you want to listen to it a bit more closely:
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/defa...&content=music
    Any ideas folks?

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    This is the first time I've been able to listen to this one.

    Very different from a lot of your other stuff to my ear (happier, brighter sounding). I really like the banjo. While it might be a simple tune in terms of chord structure, there is certainly a lot going on. Shaker sounds nice but maybe bring it down a bit more in parts and back up at others for contrast?

    I always enjoy your stuff.

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    Dude, I love how you can layer everything and keep building on witout it ever getting boring.

    On to the questions you asked:

    I think the banjo does add to the melody without overtaking it. It will be nice to see what you can do with a 5 string.

    The tamborine is sitting nicely in the mix, almost gives you the sense of someone sitting there listening to a group jam, and decides to pick it up and join in.

    Nice all around. I like your stuff.
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