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Philip18
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Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 289
Location: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
 
A borrowed guitar
Wednesday, July 03 2013 @ 12:57 AM CDT

I was lent a 1971 Fender Stratocaster for a few days and tried it out on a version of Summertime. I didn't want to give it back...

The backing track I did earlier - 2 rhythm guitars, another guitar doing fills, a bass, a drum loop and some synth strings to sweeten it all. Here's how it sounded:


Philip
groovehounds
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 12
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
 
Re:A borrowed guitar
Wednesday, July 03 2013 @ 08:28 AM CDT

Smooth playing Philip ... wonderful tone. It's partly the instrument but also has to do with your technique ... the way you dynamically play each note and your touches of vibration with your fret fingers ... good feel! ... and you look relaxed and engulfed in what you are playing.. Some very nice scale progressions. That guitar is a keeper ...
Nice to see you play
alackbass
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Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 1573
Location: , United States
 
Re:A borrowed guitar
Wednesday, July 03 2013 @ 03:58 PM CDT

Beautiful playing and great tone. Although I'll agree with Stan. It's in your talented hands, head, and heart.

Question: How did you record this (video & audio)?
Philip18
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Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 289
Location: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
 
Re:A borrowed guitar
Wednesday, July 03 2013 @ 04:12 PM CDT

Thanks for that, Andrew. RE the recording:
1. I did the backing track first, using Garageband in the usual way.
2. I then videod me doing the lead track (I have a portable Panasonic recorder), recording the lead also in GB (which is why I keep staring away from the camera at the computer - probably should have recorded it a bit more front on!)
3. Imported the video into iMovie, deleting the sound track (which consisted of thin sounding guitar and squeaks from the chair!) and editing out me standing up to get to and from the camera.
4. Exported the GB file as an MP3 to iTunes, and then imported it into iMovie
5. Used the nudge facility (left and right arrows on the highlighted soundtrack) to get the MP3 soundtrack in line with the video
6. Exported and uploaded to YouTube.

Step 5 was a bit fiddly, but I think it's pretty close to in sync!

After I'd done that, I thought I could do much the same thing using the Mac's in-build camera from within iMovie - I might try that next time!

I hope all that makes sense!


Quote by: alackbass
Beautiful playing and great tone. Although I'll agree with Stan. It's in your talented hands, head, and heart.

Question: How did you record this (video & audio)?


Philip
rabittwhole
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Registered: 02/09/08
Posts: 637
Location: N/A
 
Re:A borrowed guitar
Wednesday, July 03 2013 @ 05:32 PM CDT

...just excellent. a guitar always waits for a master. obviously she liked u.
magnatone
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 4447
Location: N/A
 
Re:A borrowed guitar
Wednesday, July 03 2013 @ 05:49 PM CDT

oh wow - how cool to hear AND see you play! you and that guitar make beautiful music together! thanks for the treat sir!

my most recent song: "First Light (solo piano)"
Daugrin
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Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 1163
Location: , Extraverse
 
Re:A borrowed guitar
Wednesday, July 03 2013 @ 08:46 PM CDT

Philip it's a good thing your not really a Strat guy, and while I'm thinking of it,
don't ever pick up a Tele... you gotta leave us wankers something Smile

Daug
Llarion
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Registered: 05/19/11
Posts: 114
Location: St. Petersburg, FL United States
 
Re:A borrowed guitar
Wednesday, July 03 2013 @ 09:39 PM CDT

Lovely work, and a gorgeous sounding guitar!

Cheers,
Phil

Cheers,
Phil
www.philtraynor.com
 
jfisenne
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 21
Location: , New York USA
 
Re:A borrowed guitar
Thursday, July 04 2013 @ 08:21 PM CDT

Summertime, and the living is easy. . . . Personally, I love to see the faces behind Macjams. I always thought you were a red guitar Smile Nice playing. I enjoyed this. I'd like to see more videos like this on Macjams.