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(@kaspen)
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I'll start with a stupid little fusion jam that I recorded for no reason at all, other than to have something semi-decent online that I can approve of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi2Xdr6VFJY

I feel like I repeat myself a bit too much but this is the level I'm at I guess.

Now let's see you guys!


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(@timmsy)
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Hey Kaspen. That was some pretty cool improv. Nice ideas :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMFf9TCRxdo

This was part of a recent gig I did at Shredfest 2010. A song called "The Touch of God"


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(@kaspen)
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Wow, you've got great chops. It's not at all the music I'm into but you do it good. Thumbs up.

If anyone cares I'd happily explain whatever chimp-level idea I played.


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(@timmsy)
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Hey thanks Kaspen! :)


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(@smokindog)
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Some nice riffs 8) I'll try to get my video cam going soon. I'm going to record something for the reggae jam . I will try to capture some of this on my PC cam. and post it here

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http://www.youtube.com/user/smokindog
http://www.soundclick.com/smokindogandthebluezers

http://www.soundclick.com/guitarforumjams


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(@moonrider)
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I'm on the far right . . .

Kansas City

Playing guitar and never playing for others is like studying medicine and never working in a clinic.

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(@trguitar)
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Thats awsome Moonrider. I suppose I should have posted my videos here ... they didn't really get much response. I didn't think they were "that" bad but apparently so. What am I doing wrong? Help!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo4Jbf1-KGM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Almqh-9DejE

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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(@kaspen)
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Thats awsome Moonrider. I suppose I should have posted my videos here ... they didn't really get much response. I didn't think they were "that" bad but apparently so. What am I doing wrong? Help!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo4Jbf1-KGM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Almqh-9DejE

They're not "that" bad but IMHO could use some improvement.

The one thing that sticks out to me is your vibrato. It feels like you're doing it just for the sake of it. It feels rushed and not very musical. Really listen to HOW Hendrix plays those notes. How fast is the vibrato? What kind of attitude is in the way he hits the strings? Try to really think about that and then do it yourself as closely as possible. Also listen to several different guys whose approach you think is cool. Yeah, you can play the same notes as them, but WHY does their version sound so awesome? Analyze it and try to steal it.

That's the one thing that really sticks out for me.


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(@moonrider)
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Thats awsome Moonrider. I suppose I should have posted my videos here ... they didn't really get much response. I didn't think they were "that" bad but apparently so. What am I doing wrong? Help!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo4Jbf1-KGM

No, they're not that bad. Two things you should really work on though:

#1) This one's gonna take the most work. Your bends and vibrato often end up slightly out of tune right before you go to the next note. Watching the vids, I think this may be due to too much force on the strings. Try a going up a step in gauge to see if this helps any, or concentrate on developing a lighter touch with the vibrato.

#2) Turn the gain down. Even using the Fuzz Face and the Octavia, Hendrix never had that much pre amp and pedal gain going. The distortion you hear on the studio albums is from overdriven power tubes and speaker excursion.

Here's a live clip of Purple have that gives you the idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hSW67ySCio

Playing guitar and never playing for others is like studying medicine and never working in a clinic.

Moondawgs on Reverbnation


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(@kaspen)
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Thats awsome Moonrider. I suppose I should have posted my videos here ... they didn't really get much response. I didn't think they were "that" bad but apparently so. What am I doing wrong? Help!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo4Jbf1-KGM

No, they're not that bad. Two things you should really work on though:

#1) This one's gonna take the most work. Your bends and vibrato often end up slightly out of tune right before you go to the next note. Watching the vids, I think this may be due to too much force on the strings. Try a going up a step in gauge to see if this helps any, or concentrate on developing a lighter touch with the vibrato.

#2) Turn the gain down. Even using the Fuzz Face and the Octavia, Hendrix never had that much pre amp and pedal gain going. The distortion you hear on the studio albums is from overdriven power tubes and speaker excursion.

Here's a live clip of Purple have that gives you the idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hSW67ySCio

I think we have a very similar idea


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(@trguitar)
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Thanks for the constructive critisism guys! I just meant it to be fun though. It was one take, not a song I play alot and I think the over done fuzz and bends were to "exaturate" the Hendrix sound. Kind of meant to be over the top. I certainly wasn't trying to copy the song or tone note for note. Going up a string guage isn't an option. Been playiong 9's for 33 years and have 22 guitars strung up with them. I've always hated the feel of heavier string guages. Thanks again though. I do appreciate it and will pay more attention to my bends and vibrato. I'd say sloppy is descriptive of it.

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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yo TR, the reason you're not getting much response on youtube is because you aren't giving any tags. You should have put things like "hendrix, guitar, cover, purple, haze, rock," etc in the tag line. That's how people find your videos when they search.

http://taso.dmusic.com/music/


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(@trguitar)
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Thanks Taso but I just meant responce here on GN at the time. The guys were acurate in their critique though. I didn't realize it but i'm just too "have to be doing something" and can't simply hold a note so I bend and vibrato ther heck out of it for no good reason at all. I left the tags out on purpose so it would be for GN eyes alone. I do appreciate that you took the time to mention that to me though. Thanks.

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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(@rparker)
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I always listen to your songs or covers. I enjoy them. They are good. I know how sometimes you gotta go over the top when imitating. Goes with anything, not just guitar.

When people might say something like the out of pitch bends or the vibrato issues with your playing, it's done so with a ton more scrutiny than if I was to try to play the same song. If I got half the song in pitch, I'd be congratulated. You're that much better than I am, so the detail of comments will be done so as one would judge a musician, like yourself, and not by some skill-tard like me.

As far as traffic or comments atre concerned, the Hear here section is kind of light these days. Not a whole lot going on by people I 'know' from other parts of the GN forums. It is also kind of like the online jams and colabs. It's got so little activity that I think nobody ever goes in much.

I'm not sure I'd want the Youtube world to comment on anything I'd ever play. There's some really lame folks out there.

anyhow, keep posting stuff. It's fun to watch and it's good. 8)

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


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(@trguitar)
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Well thank you Roy. You are a true friend, even if you do have a misguided opinion of my skill level. Yeah, I like to keep my stuff for the folks on here and for friends and family. That might change if I get going and do something origional again, but for now .....

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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