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#229889 - 12/21/13 04:30 AM [User Showcase] M-J Mode
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This is my first post here.

This is a guitar and sax instrumental I wrote last year. The genre is a bit elusive...somewhere between Pop Rock and Pop Jazz. What would you call it? It needs a new name but nothing jumps out at me yet.

I was listening to some old Michael Jackson stuff and this kinda stuck in my head afterwards. I'm thinking it's the type of song he might have done had I written a lyric for it (which I haven't). I hear it as elements of the Michael Jackson style with some Sade influence.

Just a note to everyone. I have Focal Dystonia and It makes typing very difficult. It hasn't affected my guitar playing substantially but that's just around the corner, they tell me. Anyway, if you see a bunch of typos in my posts, that's why.

Thanks for any listens and comments. I'll be listening to some of you.

Al David

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=276329&songID=12070799

(Nope, not related to Craig David, Larry David or Hal David!)


Edited by Al-David (12/21/13 04:52 AM)

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#229905 - 12/21/13 06:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Al,

Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your first song post!

I thoroughly enjoyed what you put together. Through my headphones, the mix was just right, very well assembled. You're a talented musician! This is mighty fine music.

All the best,
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#229913 - 12/21/13 07:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Nice tune. Excellent guitar work.. Neat rhythm...
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#229922 - 12/21/13 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Al...

GREAT to see you here! You are going to LOVE this forum - guaranteed!
And you will be a terrific addition to it!

Love the track. Solid mix. Great choice of tracks. Tasty, tasty guitar.
Great tone. You will get asked a lot - so I may as well be the first - How do you get your tone - how do you record that beautiful guitar work?

Welcome to the family!

floyd

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#229925 - 12/21/13 08:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Al, Nice guitar work. The mix sounds good. I would say this is easy listening smooth jazz. I hear a lot of different influences in your playing and look forward to your next post. Great start. Welcome, Tom

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#229955 - 12/21/13 11:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Al,

welcome to the forum.
Great first post.
I absolutely like your style (I'd call it smooth jazz, too) and your terrific guitar work.
I'd like to know what RTs you used.
Merry Christmas.

Guenter
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#229959 - 12/21/13 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Hey Al... had an idea for a title... using your cited "influences"...
How about "A Moment Of Jade"? - a gem of a title - ha!


Edited by floyd jane (12/21/13 10:05 PM)
Edit Reason: 'cause sometimes I spell funny...

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#229961 - 12/21/13 11:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Al,

Welcome to the Users Showcase!

What a feel good instrumental. Love the arrangement and guitar tone. Sweet.

Sounds great here.

Josie

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#229985 - 12/21/13 01:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Hey Everyone...

Thanks for the warm welcome and the kind words. I will reply to everyone individually before I go to bed tonight...well, actually I usually go to bed around 4:00 AM. Will try to get it taken care of long before then. I'll start now and see how far I get. Thanks again!

Al

PS: FWIW, my close friends and family call me Alan, professionally I'm known as Al. Either is fine.
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#229987 - 12/21/13 01:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Scott C...

Thanks a bunch. Glad you like it. I have to give BIAB credit for the rhythm. I had the tune, more or less, floating around in my head and when I ran across that rhythm track, it all clicked for me. Glad you liked it!

Al
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#229988 - 12/21/13 02:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Hey Floyd...

Good to hear from ya! It's nice to run across a familiar name and your great music! Good to be here. I'll be posting another song in a little while...don't want to hog the board. I'll be over to take a listen atcha in just a little while.

Al

PS: I'll address my equipment used and the settings at the end of my hellos...


Edited by Al-David (12/21/13 02:07 PM)
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#229989 - 12/21/13 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Hey Tommy...

Thanks for the warm welcome...much appreciated. My influences are as varied as the genres I play in...just about all the major genres except metal and Gangsta Rap. My biggest influences are Brent Mason, Fred Newell, Herb Ellis, Lee Ritenour, a Nashville session guy named Mike Baker and a hometown guy from St. Louis named Charlie Tucker. You might throw Stevie Ray and Carlos Santana in there, too. I grew up playing old Traditional Country because that's where the money was and I liked it. But at home, I would practice Jazz and Pop music after learning what I needed to in the Country field. My father kept telling me "You don't need to learn all that fancy sh*t...just stick to your 4 or 5 chord Country. That's all you need." Little did he know what I practiced when he wasn't around!

Thanks again for the welcome!

Al


Edited by Al-David (12/21/13 02:20 PM)
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#229990 - 12/21/13 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Guten Tag, Guenter...

Ich wohnte fast 12 Jahren im Deustschland. Ich wohnte 4 Jahren im Einsielderhod, in der naehe von Kaiserslautern, 4 Jahren im Pirmasens und endlich fast 4 Jahren im Wuerzburg. Ich habe gern Deutschland!

I'm afraid my German has suffered a lot since I moved back from Germany...it's been over 20 years. I left there in 1988. Your hometown of Karlsruhe is one of my favorite cities in Germany, Garmisch-Partinkirchen being my number one favorite. I used to visit Germersheim a lot.

Thank you for your warm welcome. After I have finished replying to everyone, I will talk about the tracks and personal instruments I used. Thanks again!

Al
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#229991 - 12/21/13 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Floyd...

Love that suggested title! Can I steal it??????
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#229992 - 12/21/13 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Josie!

Love your screen name! And thanks for the welcome...sure do appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed the tune...I appreciate the kind words!

Al
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#229993 - 12/21/13 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Looks like I got everyone covered for now. I'll gather the info for the tracks and get back to all of you real soon. Again, thanks to everyone for the kind words!!!

Al

PS: the lady in my avatar is my wife...she's the best singer you've yet to hear!!! I admit to a little bias but she really is a great singer. In fact, I'll go grab a BIAB cut with her singing and post it real soon.
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#229995 - 12/21/13 02:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Al, the lady is very easy on the eyes too.

I like being able to put faces to names. We have several beautiful ladies on these forums who will help her to settle in and join our little family.

Welcome, m'lady. I'm anxious to hear you sing.
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#229998 - 12/21/13 03:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Floyd...

Love that suggested title! Can I steal it??????


Be my guest! Go for it...

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#230005 - 12/21/13 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Thanks...consider it stolen!
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#230006 - 12/21/13 03:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Don,

Good to "meet" you! Thanks for the warm welcome and the kind comments about my wife. yes, she is much prettier than me! That seems to be the general consensus!

Okay, gonna go get a track with her singing and will post the link in a couple of minutes. thanks again from both of us!

Al & Di
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