Beginner Blues Jam

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Beginner Blues Jam

Post by Shibby » March 27th, 2005, 12:16 pm

Since I'm pretty much a beginner and don't have a lot of confidence with these online jams Id like to start a beginner online jam for others like me.

So if you would like to participate in one of these jams but are afraid you aren't good enough or haven't been playing that long feel free to jump in with me. I think it will be a lot of fun and give people who haven't been playing that long(like me) an opportunity to jam with others.

I have already picked a track that I think would be a good start for beginners. It is a nice and easy blues track in A. It can be found at http://www.guitarbt.com/index.php?showtopic=2421 . You have to sign up to see it but its free an it only takes a few seconds.

I don't know how it should be broken up so if someone with a little more experience would listen to the track and break it up into sections for us that would be greatly appreciated.

Also I am going out of town Monday3/28/05-Friday4/1/05 so I wont be able to reply to a post until I get back. I just wanted to go ahead and post this to spark some interest.

So if your interested please post back. And remember there is no minimal skill level required to participate, open to everyone including extreme beginners.

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Post by nroberts » March 29th, 2005, 10:21 pm

It is a 12 bar pattern...standard blues I IV V sounds like. What I do is listen through, mark down the nearest second to a cycle completion and go from there. I decide if I want everyone to have 1, 2, 3, or whatever cycles and write out the times that the switch is made between the people. Not that tough, you just have to listen to the track a few times.

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Post by Taso » March 31st, 2005, 12:13 pm

I'd like to sign up for this. Put me down.

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Post by Shibby » April 2nd, 2005, 12:00 pm

Thanks for the help nroberts!!
Okay I have broken the track into 4 sections they are as follows:

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Slot #      Starting Point
1             Beg
2             1:20
3             2:39
4             3:20
The format for the recording will be 128bit 44.1kHz mp3. Your track will be inserted where your slot begins. So if you have slot 3 I will paste in the beginning of the track at 2:39; even if your track has 20 seconds of silence the 20 seconds of silence will start at 2:39. Once you have finished you can email me your file at djmckinney@una.edu .

I will take slot 2. Taso what slot would you like?

Also any other beginners or non beginners who would like to participate are welcome.

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Post by nroberts » April 2nd, 2005, 1:23 pm

Shibby wrote:So if you have slot 3 I will paste in the beginning of the track at 2:39; even if your track has 20 seconds of silence the 20 seconds of silence will start at 2:39.
I would probably participate but this knocks me out. For one I don't think this will work out in the mix because timing invariably gets bungled up. Second, I don't even see how I could create such a file that starts at exactly X:XX:00.

Oh well.

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Post by Shibby » April 2nd, 2005, 1:44 pm

Do you have any suggestions?

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Post by bstguitarist » April 2nd, 2005, 8:19 pm

Ill take a spot!


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Post by Shibby » April 2nd, 2005, 9:26 pm

What spot would you like bstguitarist?

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Post by bstguitarist » April 3rd, 2005, 6:39 am

im find with slot 3 if you can fit me if not ill take any open one


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Post by Taso » April 3rd, 2005, 10:03 am

You know what Shibby, I'm gonna have to pass on this one. To busy for it this time around. Sorry man, my spots still open.

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Post by nroberts » April 3rd, 2005, 10:22 am

Shibby wrote:Do you have any suggestions?
It is easiest, in my experience, to have the participants submit tracks that start at the beginning and include the first 2 seconds or so of the backing track (the part that has the stick clapping). That way you can line that up with the bt, get everything sounding good, and then cut the first bit of everyone's track up to where they start playing. It is an almost foolproof method.

It is pretty important to make sure everyone submits w/o the backing track behind their playing. Otherwise you can't adjust levels and the timing is bound to be off by a micro second or two, and this just sounds wierd.

I am going to write up an 'article' on doing these things, when I get the time....

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Post by Shibby » April 3rd, 2005, 1:47 pm

Okay that sounds good. But what do you do if there is no clicking at the beginning? Just use the start of the track? And is it okay if I link to your tutorial about this?

Update on spots:

Slot 1 --Open
Slot 2 --Shibby
Slot 3 --bstgutarist
Slo t4 --Open

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Post by nroberts » April 3rd, 2005, 7:35 pm

Shibby wrote:Okay that sounds good. But what do you do if there is no clicking at the beginning? Just use the start of the track? And is it okay if I link to your tutorial about this?
Yeah. I think they have to join guitars101 to look at it. No big deal, that is a great site anyway.

Yes, use what is at the beginning. There should always be something you can go off of. You only run into trouble when the first slot starts at the same time or before the BT.

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Post by bstguitarist » April 4th, 2005, 4:33 am

Could I move to the first slot? Thanks. and i fyu need help editing the audio I have some experience with some editing programs incase you need help.




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Post by Shibby » April 4th, 2005, 2:01 pm

Okay so the slots are now as like this:

Slot 1 - bstgutarist
Slot 2 - Shibby
Slot 3 - Open
Slot 4 - Open

And lets use the same format nroberts has used for his jam. Here is a link to his turtorial using audacity:
http://www.guitars101.com/vb/showthread.php?t=30219 (Thanks nroberts!!)

2 slots are open and all are welcome!!!

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