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(@rparker)
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actually, more like "featuring" dogbite. :D

Dogbite and I teamed up to belt out a Johnny Cash tune. Dogbite did some very fine guitar work had me spoil it all by adding some vocals. :wink:

Hope you all enjoy! It was fun to do. I look forward to more things with folks 'round here in the future.

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Roy

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Posted : 16/11/2009 12:03 am
 KR2
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Roy that was just fine . . . you ol' Grizzly Bear. LOL

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Posted : 16/11/2009 4:27 pm
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it was very eerrie working with Roy's vocals. there were times when mixing that I thought Mr Cash was in the room.
as for featuring dogbite....well, thanks Roy, but You the Star here.

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Posted : 16/11/2009 5:34 pm
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its another improvement on the vocal front. Did you use any effects on the vocal?

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Posted : 16/11/2009 8:26 pm
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it was very eerrie working with Roy's vocals. there were times when mixing that I thought Mr Cash was in the room.
as for featuring dogbite....well, thanks Roy, but You the Star here.
Are those key changes right before the Mmmmmm?
If so how many different key changes? Did they go up and then back down?
I liked the part where you sang the harmony in this verse:
"As sure as night is dark . . ."
That went over very well.

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Posted : 16/11/2009 8:55 pm
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it was very eerrie working with Roy's vocals. there were times when mixing that I thought Mr Cash was in the room.
as for featuring dogbite....well, thanks Roy, but You the Star here.
Yeah, that's 3 of my 15 minutes promised by Warhol. :lol:
its another improvement on the vocal front. Did you use any effects on the vocal?
dogbite did post recording. I just did my end clean. Kind of neat how he made it come out, I thought.
Are those key changes right before the Mmmmmm?
If so how many different key changes? Did they go up and then back down?
I liked the part where you sang the harmony in this verse:
"As sure as night is dark . . ."
That went over very well.
I'm not sure. I just kind of sang to the music. I think there were either 4 or 5 vocal keys. I know that third verse you speak of took me forever to get anywhere close to where it should have been. The "...and happiness...." part took many takes to even get dogbite a bad version at first. I dunno if it's because I quit smoking, but it got easier. dogbite will back me up. My first few recordings I sent him were really awful on that verse. I only sang it to keep my timing and rhythm going. No way we thought I'd ever pull that one off. I do like the 5th verse the best the way it turned out.

Roy
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Posted : 17/11/2009 12:43 am
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Pretty cool! The thing about Johnny cash songs is that you would suck the life out of them if you sang them perfectly 8)
Good job boys :twisted:

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Posted : 17/11/2009 3:52 am
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Great job guys! Roy your vocals are getting better, for sure!

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

 
Posted : 17/11/2009 6:12 am
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Walk the Line has several key changes.
starts F, C, Bb
then goes to Bb, Edm, F
then Ebm, Bb, Ad
then Bd, Ebm, F
then back to the start
F, Bd, C.

Roy has good range for the lower keys (F for example)

all I did with the whole mix was to add reverb (a bit of vocal slap).

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Posted : 17/11/2009 1:14 pm
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Good job guys!

 
Posted : 17/11/2009 1:48 pm
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haha, man, that first "mmmmm" in the beginning really made me smile. Very well done. This music is so great, so American.

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Posted : 14/12/2009 4:52 am
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Roy, your vocals fit the song really well. Great job guys! 8)

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Posted : 20/12/2009 7:58 pm
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Thanks again guys. In some retrospect, dogbite deserves much credit for coaxing this voice out of me. I learned a lot about singing doing this song. The Folsom Prison Blues song was easy. Dead-nuts center into my comfort vocal range.

This one took work, lots of it, and it also coincided with some ear/Temporal Bone surgery recovery where sometimes even talking hurt. dogbite was more than patient. The funniest thing about it all is that I do not hear that voice when I speak. I'll scold the dogs about something and my wife will fake a very deep voice, jokingly imitating me. What I hear where I speak is sharp notes in higher pitches. I'm always stunned when I hear my recorded voice. It's so booming. In my mind, I am a soft speaker.

I'm also working on singing in the style of David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Keith Richards and, get this, Neil Young. The gilmour/Wright stuff is coming along. I've actually got a poor backing track put together of Shine On and a better one for Comfortably Numb. Lots of cleaning up to do on each, but there are both guitar parts and vocal parts that I am quite proud of. My toughest critic even said some of it is beginning to sound good.

Too bad I suck at Mick Jagger, Bowie, Stewert, Plant, etc. It's not copying I'm after, it's capturing the accent and vocal inflections that I'm after.

All in good fun, and I'll be tied to a hog it I ain't learning a thang or two along the road.

Roy
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Posted : 21/12/2009 5:49 am
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Well, if you do anymore Johnny Cash, how about Ring of Fire ?

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Posted : 21/12/2009 7:45 am
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Well, if you do anymore Johnny Cash, how about Ring of Fire ?
I actually do that one. Nice, short and only 3 open chords. What's not to like? :lol:

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin

 
Posted : 21/12/2009 1:34 pm
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