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by jewtemplar
August 7th, 2007, 12:31 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Free butchering of your own original songs offered [OPEN]
Replies: 62
Views: 8022

Well that was about judging in general not your particular judging style. About that though, I don't really understand the "fun factor" part. Seems like a personal tilt which is totally fine, but why is it valued 3x more then creativity? Because it's more important in determining how good the song ...
by jewtemplar
August 7th, 2007, 11:54 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Free butchering of your own original songs offered [OPEN]
Replies: 62
Views: 8022

Thanks for the review. Glad to hear that you think the biggest flaws are in execution rather than concept/intent (my thought as well). Hopefully I'll play this at some open mikes and get it together a bit more. As it is I still get some anxiety even in front of a microphone in my basement.
by jewtemplar
August 6th, 2007, 12:22 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Blues licks in open G
Replies: 3
Views: 13304

Blues licks in open G

Anyone have links to tabs for slide licks for electric blues in open G? I'm thinking George Thorogood (I have already mastered arpeggiating on the top 3 strings, which he does a lot), Elmore James, high energy stuff.
Thanks,
Sam
by jewtemplar
August 6th, 2007, 11:27 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Pachelbel's Canon in D - Funtwo edition
Replies: 16
Views: 2952

Jeez, now even 'Let it be' sounds like Canon. I am starting a serious study of this 'Canon' right now. May lead me to write my own tunes finally... Let It Be shares only the chords I V vi with Pachelbel. To me, this barely warrants comparison. I V vi IV (as in Let It Be, With or Without You, among ...
by jewtemplar
August 6th, 2007, 11:11 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Pachelbel's Canon in D - Funtwo edition
Replies: 16
Views: 2952

You should search "pachelbel rant" on youtube. The guy shows a bunch of songs that are the same progression. Let it be (beatles), crying (aerosmith), couple of greenday songs, blues traveler, etc. There are lots ;) That's a great video, but somewhat disingenuous. Basket Case is one of the exception...
by jewtemplar
August 6th, 2007, 7:36 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Pachelbel's Canon in D - Funtwo edition
Replies: 16
Views: 2952

You know what's funny about all the electric guitar versions of Pachelbel's Canon? None of them are canons, or even polyphonic. The reason that the original is so distinctive is that it is actually a strict 3 part canon, not just a set of variations over a pretty standard chord progression.
by jewtemplar
August 5th, 2007, 9:01 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Acoustic and electric amp?
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Acoustic and electric amp?

Are there any amps out there that have a clean channel with suitable frequency response for playing acoustic, but also work well as electric guitar amps, with distortion? Alternatively, if one were to buy a pretty nice acoustic or keyboard amp, could one run an electric guitar through overdrive or o...
by jewtemplar
August 5th, 2007, 8:55 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Sound trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Sing blues. If you can sound anywhere near as bad as Howlin' Wolf you are bound for greatness.
by jewtemplar
August 5th, 2007, 8:44 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Bringing It All Back Home
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Bringing It All Back Home

A tribute to one of my favorite Dylan albums. Feedback on all aspects of the song/performance/recording is appreciated.
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInf ... ID=5635273
by jewtemplar
August 5th, 2007, 8:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: B7
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

I recorded the song I wrote that uses this for the intro:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInf ... ID=5635273
by jewtemplar
August 4th, 2007, 10:47 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: advice on scales
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Scale practice is definitely good stuff, but if you have four hours to devote to it, you should take at least an hour of that time improvising over scales. If you have recording capabilities, try recording a rhythm track and soloing over it using one of your scales. 12 bar blues is a very good place...
by jewtemplar
August 3rd, 2007, 6:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: First open mike and pickup installation
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Sam it is. I'm not a naturally outgoing person, and I've played guitar for almost 2.5 years. I don't know if I'm beginner or intermediate, but performing is the best way to get better fast. The people I've played for more informally have all been pleased with it, so I figured an open mike was the ne...
by jewtemplar
August 3rd, 2007, 4:52 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Capo Help
Replies: 14
Views: 2589

I have the Shubb and I'm very happy with it. I think pretty much anything is fine, although the very cheapest elastic ones seem like a pain.
by jewtemplar
August 2nd, 2007, 9:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: First open mike and pickup installation
Replies: 3
Views: 992

First open mike and pickup installation

So this afternoon I went down to luthier Jim Warwick in Vienna to have the K&K Pure Western Mini pickup installed in my acoustic. It's a set of three ~1cm circular contact pickups that mount on the bridge plate. The sound coming out of his ~$2000 acoustic amp was tremendous. Unlike piezo pickups whi...