Thanks Raphyel, Varying dynamics is something I need to work on, definitely good advice. The only part I like about this take is the outro, when I relax more and repeat some short phrases. The rest is a jumble, too much playing and not enough space.
Thanks Kavala, helpful stuff, I can just about get away with it on a faster blues number, but these pieces are beyond me at this stage.kavala said:Crazy, as always, for a guy who hasn't been playing long, you get a nice
The problem with these faster tempos and especially modal tunes like this
is that you really do need good chops to play anything useful.
Doodling won't cut it. Get stuck into those scales and patterns.
Then you will still be able to play your own ideas, but you will
have the technique to pull them off.
A few times you just seem to be randomly twiddling your fingers in an
attempt to play double time.
I think if you are not up to double time playing, then you are better
to stay clear of it for now and concentrate on what you can do well.
Some of those little flutters can create a nice emotive soundscape, but I
think you need to be more in control of them.
Wilbur, I have done the TOTM (Tune of the Month in "post your soundclips here") a few times, and enjoyed it. I have a problem though in that I hate playing over midi/biab files, and unless I have the relevant Aebersold, then I just don't enjoy it. The other problem is that we are ever so polite to each other in that thread, so sometimes coming out here gets more of an "honest" response. I also need to feel inspired to record something, so unless the tune hits the spot...... Oh, and if you post anything offtopic, it tends to be ignored. I sort of lost interest when an 18yr old posted a lovely take of "confirmation" about 8 months ago there and it got wholly disregarded.Wilbur Weltklang said:I'm not gonna start giving lessons out to characters that are already out of my league.
However one thing I would recommend would be to join in the TOTM quest.
Only just joined it myself but having various approaches to the one tune is certainly a great way (I think) to pick up some valuable tips.