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    I'd be interested in hearing the guide track at least. I may not have the chops to make a decent job of it but no harm in trying in the comfort of the Captain's Cabin.


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    Yep... I got that. My first rule is from Clint Eastwood, though... "A man's gotta know his limitations." Twice in my life my left hand has be totally disabled.... The last time; just a year and a half ago. So I just play with what remains. But to me, nothing sounds worse than someone who attempts to play something that's obviously beyond their ability... Thereby, my policy of "Either smooth it up or remove it from the repertoire..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Bb View Post
    I'd be interested in hearing the guide track at least. I may not have the chops to make a decent job of it but no harm in trying in the comfort of the Captain's Cabin.


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    Graeme, it would be my honor to send you a guide track. I'll try to get started with at least parts of the bass track tonight. I'm going to use the old exam trick - answer the questions you know first, then do the others. I have a bass part for the chorus/hook, so I'll put that down first and hopefully it will spur some thoughts on the others sections.

    I tried doing it last night as an audio track. The technique worked like a charm. You put down an audio track using a regular guitar, then transpose the track down an octave and run it through a bass amp plug-in. The tone is pretty convincing. Unfortunately, your timing has to be dead on with the kick, otherwise it sounds really bad. After an hour of tracking the same part over and over again, I had to admit to myself that I don't have kind of split second timing chops I need. So I'm going to cheat (as usual) by doing it as a MIDI track and then quantizing the notes as needed. Hey, I need to face reality here!

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    Sorry to hear that, bad, I had no idea! That said, let me say that - in my humble opinion - it is much harder to play in a melodic and restrained manner than to display a bunch of irrelevant chops. I see way too much of that on YouTube, and while it's impressive the first time or two, it gets old really fast.

    I'm impressed with your perseverance. I'll use you as a role model the next time I look for an excuse not to practice.

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    Don't do that... I don't practice; I save what I have left for PLAYIN!
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