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    a little ditty

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    theres been soo much awsome music on here lately!

    everybody deserves a big/huge pat on the back.

    good luck to everybody out there!!! all the best!!







    heres just a little acoustic number I wrote.
    everythings in there ..even the squeaks and breathes! http://www.nowhereradio.com/artists/?aid=1564/singles

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    Cool

    dude......sweet piece....nice sound.....the riffs at 2ish seemed strange.....cool..but strange.......I'm typing as it's playing.....are you adding stuff to this??? solos, and or vocals? keys?? I think you should.....but if you dont, it's still cool..

    nice acoustic tune..........and sound.

    later
    sam
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    you are the guitar player's player....aren't you?
    kinda a chorusy 12 string sound...but nice, never the less...

    I'd like to know how you go about writing your stuff...

    there are a lot of ideas in there..

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    thanks samicide and mixmkr

    sami: ya know I started to put strings and stuff in there to cover up the imprefections but I erased them and said its sounds fine the way it is. I might eventually go back and add a couple highlights and fix a few sqeaks, but for right now I think im gonna leave it although there are a million things that could be done with that piece.


    mixmkr: your giving me my first interview... how cool is that!!

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    mixmkr: how you go about writing your stuff...

    JMarcomb: everybody has there own way when it comes to writing. I try to come up with ways all the time to write new pieces. This song was an idea I came up with a few months back thats revolves around 5ths on the guitar. 6th and 2nd string. I stumbled apon this chord pattern while messing around with a wes montgomery tune. Now the whole trick is to make the chords moving around your root note agree with one another/harmonically. The more you play around with a chord(which there a a million way to play one) the more ideas you get to express what your trying to say, musically. Within these chords you can express yourself even further by how hard or soft you play. Next, when modulating away from a chord to say a bridge or chorus .. sometimes I'll actually write done the key Im playing in (eg. A# B# C# D# E# F# G#) then pick the note that sounds best to move to... so if im playing a A#M and Im feeling meloncoly i'll move to the D#m because the IVth note in the key of A# resolves nicley. I usually get around "writiers block" using this method because you can see where you want to go. Samicide asked why the key I picked at around 2:00 sounds so disconsonate... That key I picked resolves nicely with the root key, but sounds odd against the bridge notes i was playing with... does it sound bad? thats relative, but its just part of the story I was trying to tell.

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    Hey JMarcomb,

    I absolutely agree that things here in the clinic have been really good lately, talent abounds and it makes me happy/proud in a wierd but cool way.

    This is a nice little track, it's got a really nice, sweet sound to it. I'm also wondering if this is the beginnings of a complete track or if you're gonna keep it as is, which I think would be cool. It would sound really nice with some epic pads and/or strings harmonizing for the second half of the track to really evoke emotion. I like it though man!!!!


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    You have a great sound going but I keep waiting for it to do something else (a vocal, another guitar doing lead/fills, etc) ya know what I mean?

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    Originally posted by JMarcomb
    Samicide asked why the key I picked at around 2:00 sounds so disconsonate... That key I picked resolves nicely with the root key, but sounds odd against the bridge notes i was playing with... does it sound bad? thats relative, but its just part of the story I was trying to tell.



    Sorry for the confusion J. That is not what I meant..'disconsolate' is O.K. in my book.

    I was being very very picky because I like your stuff so much, and as someone said to me, you wont improve at this point by just having your ass kissed.. I was refering to the 'clams.' Not the notes themselves, they melody is dead on for me.. It sounds like you had some minor problems playing that part though.


    It's O.k. because I have been able to cover it up with my additions

    Just kidding .......although this is a sweet piece that I wouldnt mind messing with because it sounds far less complete than 'Blue Moon."

    Look forward to hearing what's next from you.. you are a great guitar player..

    later
    sam

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    Jeff,

    I'm with Track Rat. It's a good start, but it wants more. I'm thinking maybe a counter melody during the theme. But it's your song, so it's best to please yourself first !

    Twist

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    Well played and well recorded. A very nice sound - great tone on the guitar. Reminds me of a Led Zep song that I can't put my finger on right now.

    The only thing I can add is that as a 4 minute instrumental, there weren't enough changes in it for my tastes. With the exception of a bridge in the middle, it was the same thing throughout. Or so it seemed to this listener.

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    ok.. it looks like im going to add some couterharmanies.



    4 minute instrumental, there weren't enough changes in it for my tastes. With the exception of a bridge in the middle
    There are three themes and a repeating bridge and chorus. for a 4 minute instrumental I would say thats not bad. I mustve fooled you with the term "Ditty" I guess im not a conventional writer which is what i strive to be

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