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I Don't Know


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J_Gretch

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This is a revision of my last post "Sunday Afrernoon 49 Jamm"

I took the advice to add acoustic guitar and my bud Woody helped me finish up the lyrics and done the vocal track...I also added bongos and a live tamborine.Of course this is still rough with a few playing mistakes and timing issues,but I'd like to get some feedback and or advice on the direction it's headed in.

The lyrics are about a guy that is nearly desperate to turn his marrige around.I thought it fit the mood.

Artwork is a picture my son snapped while we were working on this.
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Uploaded: Jun 28, 2011 - 04:36:20 PM
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2011 - 04:36:20 PM Last Played: May 20, 2016 - 01:32:30 PM
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Philip18 said 2127 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
Plaintive
I like the vocal delivery - there's some pain in the voice! I like the way you develop the backing with instruments being introduced gradually. Not sure about the banjo on this one - the song feels bluesy to me I maybe a guitar would suit it better? Whichever way you go on that one, I enjoyed listening!
J_Gretch said 2127 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
banjo
I know what you mean about the banjo,,,this is the first time I've tried it.This whole comp. actually developed around a little banjo riff so I guess I'll keep mixing till it feels more settled.I really appreciate your input,thanks for taking the time to comment.
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ShadowofNine said 2127 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
I Don't Know
Started very sparse but built nicely from there, has a solid B.Grass foundation, really like this..very cool in every respect...
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J_Gretch said 2127 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
thanks
Thanks for the B.Grass reference...that's one of the reasons that I dialed the rock drum kit way back in the mix.Wanted to enhance that acoustic feel.
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dave_b said 2127 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
I Don't Know
I like the phrasing & intonation on the vocal - it conveys the emotion in the lyric really well. I heard some good lines in there "share a roof, share a bed but we don't share a home." Good song, I hope you keep polishing it.
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J_Gretch said 2127 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
thanks
Appreciate it Dave...
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Lightman- said 2127 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
Good
I can hear that the vocal is from the heart... sounds good.... Good acoustic guitar....
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J_Gretch said 2126 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
thanks
Thanks for the comment man...I did struggle a bit with that acoustic before finding a strum pattern that fit.
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Vic Holman said 2126 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
I Don't Know
this has developed in a great way from the initial post. i like it. it's always hard decisions to make when you're near the finish line. excellent work guys
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J_Gretch said 2126 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
thanks
You are correct sir...it's always harder at the end of a project.
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Jarvoid said 2126 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
Is the banjo
a real one or a midi generated one...I think it fits but it could do with a little bit of variation in it's riffing....there you go advice from the world's...well certainly, MacJams worst musician, nyuk nyuk !

Seriously tho',this has a great sound ...

Cheers

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J_Gretch said 2125 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
thanks chris
That would be a midi generated banjo,,With a few tweaks of course.

And hey that's a good suggestion.I'm hoping to have some sort of turnaround and maybe one more verse....Thanks for the input.
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gadzooks said 2125 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
I Don't Know
Really like the vocals ... lyrics and phrasing are good. Got that southern sound. Banjo is real nice ... maybe bring it back a bit in the mix with a bit more variation. I would bring the acoustic up just a touch in the mix. Strings are working nice as spacial element. Real nice melody. This is progressing real well. I like it!
SG
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J_Gretch said 2125 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
thanks
Hey I really appreciate it Stan...I'm going to work some more on the acoustic guitar and hopefuly come up with a better track for the mix.
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PeterB7858 said 2125 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
Heading in the right direction :-)
Hi J. Like the way this one builds. Woody's vocal work is strong. The banjo takes the song in a particular direction and I think it can work but I agree with others about a little more variation (and precise timing). Definitely moving in the right direction. Keep at it. Regards, Peter.
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J_Gretch said 2125 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
thanks
Good to see you around Peter.I appreciate the comments...You're right about more variation,and timing.Thanks for the feedback.
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neilh79 said 2125 days ago (July 1st, 2011)
I dont know
Love it stripped back, you have some awesome chops, Banjo is ace!! Nice tune well done
J_Gretch said 2124 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
thanks neil
Thanks for the comment,,,Wish I had some of your flat-top skills.Guess I need to practice more.
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mowguy3 said 2123 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
The Band
Lives. Fills in nicely and has a nice rich sound. Like the write and everything about this one. Nice track.....
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J_Gretch said 2115 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
thanks Russ
I left it sparse at the beginning for a little extra impact but the next version my fill in a little sooner....thanks for the comments man.
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sammydix said 2123 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
don't know
awesome voice man! it was like a slap in the face. cool song too even if a little brief. think you could really jam out with a nice instrumental break thrown in.
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J_Gretch said 2122 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
don't know
My fault Sam...Should have known to ease the voc track in,,Hey if this stuff was easy anyone could do it??...You are golden man!! appreciate the feedback..
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bud said 2121 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Everything in it's right place
I hear some of the mistakes that likely bother you a lot more than they do me. What I really like is the live human vulnerability that comes through and reinforces the lyrics. Excellent work.
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J_Gretch said 2115 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
thanks Bud
Yea there are a few nagging problems that will be worked out on the next version.And Woody is am emotional singer isn't he.
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egobandit said 2117 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
I know
The lyrics and singing ( we share a roof but we dont share a home) classic! Looks like you guys had some doing this!
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J_Gretch said 2115 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Thanks
Appreciate it E...I tried to put a spin on the "A house doesn't make a home"thing.Glad you like it.
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TobinMueller said 2115 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Crying vocals
Love the banjo, the crying country vocals. Really well sung. Nice straight ahead simple classic tune. Not sure why the vocals fade before the rest of the band, I think I'd prefer the band to start fading first or a group fade (maybe it just my ears). There is a bit of looseness in the rhythmic precision of the banjo-guitar layering, which gives it a live feel but my ears wanted it a tad tighter. I like all the waiting bottles in the corner in the photo.
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J_Gretch said 2115 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Thanks Tobin
Your comments and suggestions really mean a lot.It helps to have other musicians reinforce hunches and point out things as well...

And we have been known to pull a cork for medicinal purposes from time to time:)
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Char said 2106 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
I like
the down to earth vocal with these lyrics. On the right track. Shaping up to be a great performance. Thanks, guys.
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J_Gretch said 2100 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
thanks char
Appreciate you commin back and taking a listen...means a lot.
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