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#731504 09/13/22 10:44 AM
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Hard Luck Blues

My charge card got hacked and I was not a happy camper. So I changed all of my passwords that were attached to it, spend a good long time at the bank, then came home, put a 12 bar blues progression into Band-in-a-Box and jammed along with it.

As always all comments are welcomed.

BiaB style - Blues 12/8 - Slow 12.8 Blues
Tempo - 60BPM

I deleted the guitar and string tracks
Bass - Ample bass - P-Bass
Piano - EZ Keys - upright piano - preset saloon
Drums - Steven slate SSD-5 - Deluxe - Funk 01

Me guitar through Amplitube.


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Guitar sounds great, as does the backing! laugh


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Hi Mario,

My Kinda Blues!

Very nice - only suggestion - your excellent guitar playing is being played in a back room a couple of studios away from the rest of the band. A lot shorter reverb and much louder please.

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Nigel


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MarioD #731577 09/14/22 03:25 AM
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Zowie! There is such emotion in that guitar!! nice.

(I agree with Nigel that sits back in the mix and deserves to be brought forward).

fj

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Great intro Mario and it settles into a cool groove. Really liked the listen, but you're getting consensus here, in the words of Lynard Skynard ... Turn it up! Brad

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Pretty cool blues, I like it. And great guitar work on your part smile

I would highlight your guitar more and use less and a shorter reverb, it seems to play in a different space than the rest of your band.


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Sorry about the card but if that situation yielded this song something very good came from it.

We are blues folks big time and feel your playing is outstanding ... as are all the backing tracks and your mix.

Mix opinions are like elbows. Everybody has them! smile So FWIW ours is: We like the guitar gain as is or, if deemed necessary, no more than a 1-1.5 db up.

All meaning the set back guitar works fine for us in the mix as it contributes to the dark mood.

Janice commented on how much she liked the piano and the bass and how they accented your playing.

Enjoyed it!

J&B


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David, Nigel, Floyd, Brad, and B.D thanx so much for listening and those suggestions.

This was a quick and dirty song I did in a couple of hours. I wasn't planing on posting it as I was just letting off steam! The guitar was a one take pass and after mixing it I said why not just post. Thus I wasn't very fussy about the guitar reverb. Thanx for bringing that up.


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Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Sorry about the card but if that situation yielded this song something very good came from it.

We are blues folks big time and feel your playing is outstanding ... as are all the backing tracks and your mix.

Mix opinions are like elbows. Everybody has them! smile So FWIW ours is: We like the guitar gain as is or, if deemed necessary, no more than a 1-1.5 db up.

All meaning the set back guitar works fine for us in the mix as it contributes to the dark mood.

Janice commented on how much she liked the piano and the bass and how they accented your playing.

Enjoyed it!

J&B



Thanx so much for this kind review.

I liked the guitar sound also.

One of my biggest assets is to play along with either a live or BiaB band. I try to play with what the band gives me. So in essence the piano and bass did accent my playing but my playing accented those tracks.


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB/RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software/hardware
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Mario,

Some really great blues here! Love the mix and your guitar sounds tremendous!

Bob

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Hey Mario,

Great to hear you cut loose on the guitar! Excellent blues playing.

Sorry to hear about you getting hacked, it's happened to me too, not fun!

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Tiz rumored that Marshalls have an 11 setting on volume. This deserves it. Your guitar work is awesome, my friend!

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I absolutely loved your blues soloing and feel like you've got your own fresh style going on there. Old Les Paul is famous for saying "there's a million ways to play guitar" and you've definitely proven that. Nice work, brother-in-the-blues!


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