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My crappity first attempt at recording something with my newish soprano. Lots and lots of intonation issues and flubs, but way better than a few days ago. Soprano is tough! :)
https://soundcloud.com/bill-holder-942023694/gm60bpm
(backing track is online drum machine plus my crappity guitar playing)
 

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My crappity first attempt at recording something with my newish soprano. Lots and lots of intonation issues and flubs, but way better than a few days ago. Soprano is tough! :)
https://soundcloud.com/bill-holder-942023694/gm60bpm
(backing track is online drum machine plus my crappity guitar playing)
Wow, I knew it was kinda stinky, but I didn't think I'd kill the thread, lol....
 

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Hey all, haven't been around much. My band did our first gig since lockdown on Saturday night, got a bit of the desk recording of me and our bari player. Was reasonably happy with our solos on this track :)

Hope all the regulars are well!

https://soundcloud.com/nigel-bourn-508710045/shes-into-solo
 

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My crappity first attempt at recording something with my newish soprano. Lots and lots of intonation issues and flubs, but way better than a few days ago. Soprano is tough! :)
https://soundcloud.com/bill-holder-942023694/gm60bpm
(backing track is online drum machine plus my crappity guitar playing)
Bholder, I liked the playing, but the intonation still needs a lot of work. You also did put a lot of effects (reverb, compression) on the soprano, which doesn't improve the sound quality. I sound a bit like that when I pick up (once per 5 years!) an alto, because my tenor embouchure is really loose. I guess for soprano that would become even worse, so playing with a more tight embouchure and keeping on practizing is the way to go!

Hey all, haven't been around much. My band did our first gig since lockdown on Saturday night, got a bit of the desk recording of me and our bari player. Was reasonably happy with our solos on this track :)

Hope all the regulars are well!

https://soundcloud.com/nigel-bourn-508710045/shes-into-solo
Hey Nigel, welcome back!

Nice energetic solo work from both, sounding good. For your own solo I would advice to avoid playing very straight eights and the trap of playing only fragments of 2 or 4 bars long in a blues scheme. Starting phrases at different spots and adding some double time can make a solo way more interesting (like in the first part of the baritone solo).
 

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Hey Nigel, welcome back!

Nice energetic solo work from both, sounding good. For your own solo I would advice to avoid playing very straight eights and the trap of playing only fragments of 2 or 4 bars long in a blues scheme. Starting phrases at different spots and adding some double time can make a solo way more interesting (like in the first part of the baritone solo).
Many thanks, useful feedback as always :)
 

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@Francisco - Very nice slow performance Francisco, you kept close to the original feeling of the tune. :)

@bholder - Very nice and creative take, it has a kind of 70's feeling over it. :)
 

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@bholder - Very nice and creative take, it has a kind of 70's feeling over it. :)
Thanks! I satisfied my "need" for effects tinkering with the synth stuff, so I left the sax part clean and unmolested. ;)
 
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