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The Masque



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Warning: Guitar Based, No Vocals. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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Uploaded: Sep 21, 2004 - 11:32:15 AM
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2004 - 05:07:57 PM Last Played: Apr 09, 2019 - 06:30:18 PM
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Various Fender Strats, Fender Precision Bass and Blue Tube Preamp.
Garage Band, DOD for Drums
SlimGirlFat said 5354 days ago (September 21st, 2004)
Been waiting for some tracks from you for a while!
This has to be the best track so far.. and I like all your
Similar to Pink Floyd in sound and atmosphere this is a
beautiful piece of guitar playing. Produced really well and
it sounds amazing through headphones..

Fav/D/L & 10's

Z293 said 5354 days ago (September 21st, 2004)
Thanks Slimmie
But you are too generous.
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giovanni said 5354 days ago (September 21st, 2004)
Great to hear something new from you!
Hey Z -

You have such a great sound and feel. I especially like the 'B' section of this tune. very nice (as usual). There are a couple places where the intontation sounds a hair off. It's not like you're playing sharp or flat but more like all your instruments aren't completely in tune. I'm talking cents difference. Great to hear new stuff from you... look forward to hearing more!
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Z293 said 5354 days ago (September 21st, 2004)
I find the software instruments to be quite a bit different than my
electronic tuner. So it's possible I'm a little off, being tone deaf and all.
I'll have to investigate that further to see if the tuner can be calibrated,
because they are definitely different. This is the first time I used a
software instrument and the pencil tool. I don't think Alimar has to worry
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Jim Bouchard said 5354 days ago (September 21st, 2004)
Blue Tube do that?
I can't believe you're not playing through an amp! It sounds really fat. What sort of amp model are you using in GB, if any?

This is a really nice guitar instrumental, and the layers of guitars work really well especially in the B section. You're one of those guys that actually practices, aren't you?
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Z293 said 5354 days ago (September 21st, 2004)
Blue Tube do that?
Jim, I usually use a Johnson J-Station (Amp Modeler) but I tried using the
GB Amp Simulator this time. I used the stock manual setting that comes
up, but switched to American Gain and lowered the Pre-Gain a little,
then threw in some delay and reverb. It's an 80's cheap strat with a
single, double coil pickup, if that makes sense.
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Mr. EI Oval said 5354 days ago (September 22nd, 2004)
Oh yeah!
Tremendous guitar playing!

You're playing the bass too?

Great tune. How do you write a song like this? Do you lay
down a bass track and drums first? Or do you start with a
guitar lick or melodic idea?
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Z293 said 5353 days ago (September 22nd, 2004)
Oh yeah!
I usually come up with a chord progression and record that with the
basic drum beat to match. Then I'll lay in the bass and finally the lead on
top of that. Then I go back to complete the drums. I'm new to all this so
called song writing, but I enjoy it and this site pushes me to try harder.
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said 5353 days ago (September 22nd, 2004)
What a shame...
that such a great song isn't accompanied by some
haunting vocals of some kind. That guitar litterally is
crying some sweet tears of melodic loneliness. Very nice.
Z293 said 5353 days ago (September 22nd, 2004)
What a shame...
Thanks Skipper, the disclaimer in the description was based on your plea
in the forum for vocals to be added to all these instrumentals. Believe
me if I could sing I would add them. But I believe I succeeded a little by
getting you to listen. Thanks again for the listen, I'll watch for your next
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Cameron said 5353 days ago (September 22nd, 2004)
X-cellent guitar
playing on this track! You play very expressively with good
technical skill, a nice combination.

I don't miss vocals on this tune. There's definitely a place
for instrumentals as well as vocal-based songs.

Very nice production here. Good use of drums. DOD really
works well!

My only suggestion for this tune is to have some sort of
contrasting "bridge" section, with different chords. The
same progression throughout the song got just a bit
repetitive (to my ears, anyway).

But you certainly play well and have a lot of good melodic
ideas, executed nicely on the guitars! Good job.
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Z293 said 5353 days ago (September 22nd, 2004)
I can't say enough about Drums On Demand, maybe as time goes by I'll
need something else, but for now they work for me. Thanks Cameron.
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mcsweb said 5352 days ago (September 23rd, 2004)
Warn Me?
Ya gotta be kidding me? I love to hear you play. The
guitar is a little too up front in the mix though, I'd like to
see it pushed back just a tad so that the backup can
provide more support. Also, this chord progression has
been done many times, so I'd like to see you take it in a
different direction, where your fantastic lead work can
really shine over something new.

BTW, thanks for the comments on "Forgotten"!
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dchapman said 5351 days ago (September 24th, 2004)
Great Playing
...can't criticize your abilities one iota! Nice legato
phrasing similar to Satch! (i'm hearing a lot of his
influence in guitar players here).

The song (backing music) needs a little life. While others
hear great use of the drum loops, i hear a part that needs
a little bit of human touch. The canned drums don't
match the energy of your guitar playing. An i agree that
the song needs to go somewhere else (if only for a small
break) to keep it interesting.

Keep the songs coming. I love listening to competent
guitar players. The age of the shredder is gone and I like
to feel a little younger listening to great guitar playing.
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Z293 said 5350 days ago (September 25th, 2004)
Great Playing
Thanks dc. Well at this point there's nothing I can do about the live feel
of the drums. My programming abilities wouldn't produce something
better than DOD and I don't have someone that plays drums, but I can
work on the composition aspect. As I said before I'm new to writing
songs, but I'll keep trying. Thanks for the push.
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Z293 said 5350 days ago (September 25th, 2004)
Thanks mcsweb
I always struggle on what the volume of the guitar
should be, but you now what happens when you let
the guitar player do the mixing, it's always too loud.
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