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Stop Breaking Down Blues (White Stripes/Robert Johnson Cove)

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A few hours ago I recorded a cover of Robert Johnson's Stop Breaking Down Blues. I modeled the actual intrumentals after the White Stripes version

This was a fairly spontaneous recording, only took a few takes.

One chord is fine.
Two you're pushing it.
Three and you're into jazz.

Posted : 08/06/2007 2:57 am
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Hey dude great job, the guitar and vocals are both good. I like the way you sing. I just learned Little Ghost myself, the white stripes do a lot of great songs to cover.

"And above all, respond to all questions regarding a given song's tonal orientation in the following manner: Hell, it don't matter just kick it off!"
-Chris Thile

Posted : 08/06/2007 9:18 pm
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Nice job! 8) I like your vocal, and you really do a good job holding the rhythm together.


"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge

Posted : 08/06/2007 11:12 pm
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yeah. me too. good stuff.
your guitar work is smooth.
your voice is great, but the space you record in could use some softer surfaces.
can you damp the room with a wall hanging or foam?
the only reason I say this is because I experienced echo in my space; it came from a hallway.
I have since blocked some hard walls with baffles that I can move around
and get out of the way when I dont need them.

it really made a difference on the vocal track end of things.
the echo was distracting. now the harsh bounce is gone
and the voice comes thru clear yet softer.

Posted : 09/06/2007 12:47 am