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NotTheGuy
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I'd like to start a lttle challenge for all beginners and my fellow intermediate players......I'd like everyone who doesn't typically post recordings of themselves playing to post something the 'hear here' section....lets say by September 8.

It's the best way to get positive reinforcement and constructive critiques.

I am as intermediate as they come - and I've found recording to be a great technique for my own improvement.

SO - what do you guys/girls think? It can be origianal, cover, just a part of a song, or a solo - ANYTHING as long as you playing guitar is involved.....

Its a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.

 
Posted : 12/08/2006 8:14 pm
slejhamer
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+1

Great idea.

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."

 
Posted : 12/08/2006 9:44 pm
paisleypink
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I think this is good and I will give it a go but does it matter if the quality of the recording is pretty bad as I don't have and don't know enough to get hold of good recording equipment? I also don't know how to post a recording - so this might take me a while to figure out....

 
Posted : 12/08/2006 11:13 pm
slejhamer
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I think this is good and I will give it a go but does it matter if the quality of the recording is pretty bad as I don't have and don't know enough to get hold of good recording equipment? I also don't know how to post a recording - so this might take me a while to figure out....

The cheapest setup is: pc microphone (yes, the junky little one that came with your computer), audacity (free software for recording), and a free account at dmusic to host your song files. :)

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."

 
Posted : 12/08/2006 11:26 pm
Dagwood
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The cheapest setup is: pc microphone (yes, the junky little one that came with your computer), audacity (free software for recording), and a free account at dmusic to host your song files. :)

Exactly. If you have one of those Wand PC Mic.. Point it Straight at and right in front of your amp... just a bit off Center. You don't need your amp to be very loud at all, then adjust your volumes on your PC.. You don't want to CLIP/ BLOW OUT your signal coming in..

They actually work pretty well.

Here's another site to Host your songs (upload too) then just copy/paste the link into your post here in the HEAR/HERE Section :)

MediaMAX, they give you 25GB Free.. WOW!
http://mediamax.streamload.com/index.aspx

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. - Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)

 
Posted : 12/08/2006 11:49 pm
paisleypink
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Thanks - It's great to get help. I shall start experimenting right away and then pluck up the courage to post something!

 
Posted : 13/08/2006 5:17 pm
duffmaster
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I think this is good and I will give it a go but does it matter if the quality of the recording is pretty bad as I don't have and don't know enough to get hold of good recording equipment? I also don't know how to post a recording - so this might take me a while to figure out....

The cheapest setup is: pc microphone (yes, the junky little one that came with your computer), audacity (free software for recording), and a free account at dmusic to host your song files. :)

I use a usb mic from SOCOM for the PS2... Sound quality is even worse than your regular mic.

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It's almost always lyrics...
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Lets just save YOU from the pain, ok?

 
Posted : 13/08/2006 11:48 pm
Steve-0
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I'll try and post some improv and maybe singing, it all depends whether or not i have the time.

Steve-0

 
Posted : 14/08/2006 12:03 am
Lummoxx
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I love the GuitarPort. Best $100 I spent for gear, just for the practice value alone.

For recording, Audacity (mentioned above, awesome software) will record using GuitarPort as the input.

You'll get perfect reproductions of your playing.

Everytime I listen back to what I've recorded, I'm amazed at how good it sounds when I play, and how bad it sounds when I just sit and listen. :D

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Posted : 14/08/2006 1:17 am
Se7en
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I'm in !!! :D I love Challenges and Criticism :)

 
Posted : 14/08/2006 2:05 pm
Ignar Hillström
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Great idea, I'm all for it! They did a similar thing on a piano forum I visit, where at the end of it one topic was made with links to all the recordings and you could comment on each of them.

How about making two sections: one for beginners (those who've been playing less then 18 months or so) and one for intermediates (18 months to five years or so). And while we're at it we might just as well have an advanced section for the real GN Guitar Heroes. :D

 
Posted : 14/08/2006 2:10 pm
azertyuiop201
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so I read this thread and I tried recording a solo earlier with that program mentioned above.

ugh, made me realize I need to find a better tone :?

 
Posted : 14/08/2006 5:35 pm
JSnood
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The cheapest setup is: pc microphone (yes, the junky little one that came with your computer), audacity (free software for recording), and a free account at dmusic to host your song files. :)
I have done these things. Purchased a microphone, downloaded audacity, and registered with dmusic (although they haven't sent me a confirmation email, something that usually happens quickly, and this is preventing me from logging on.)

I say this not because anyone is dying to hear me play, but having announced it publicly does give me some motive to record something and post it.

Thanks, slejhamer, for the tips, by the way.

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. - A.J. Muste

 
Posted : 14/08/2006 9:21 pm
ricola
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Ok, I'm in. I've been "playing" for just over 4 months so it won't be pretty, but I could use some sound advice.
Pun intended.
;)

Psa. 42:8
By day the LORD commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

 
Posted : 14/08/2006 11:15 pm
vanzant38
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http://www.geocities.com/vanzant_38/sounds/

This page on my 38 Special Fan site has some of my recordings. I made them about 7 years ago. My skill level today may be just a bit better, its so hard to judge.

I had a really powerful PC then, NOT. But it seemed to record pretty good. The songs are compressed pretty good, so anyone on dialup will have NO problem with them.

My favorite out of the bunch is the GCAD mix. I used a Mexi-Strat, Crate GX-30M, Radio Shack Mic, PC speakers, and a Packard Bell PC(JUNK). I am pretty sure that the only program I used on this recording was Windows Sound Recorder. The high treble sounds in the background may sound like symbols but they ain't. I guess its feed back from mixing one version of the song on top of another over and over from speaker to mic.

I remember recording the gcad clip. I practiced ALOT for about a month because my timing was SO SO SO bad. I never noticed it w/o recording.

Recording is so much fun. I think I try to record some more soon.

My dad would always talk about retirement, and allude to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And I say all you've got at the end of the rainbow is death. You're riding the rainbow right now. - Mark Borchardt

 
Posted : 15/08/2006 5:04 am
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