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Some crispy fried southern rock for a cold winters day.

One if these days I'll start with the rhythm track I swear! Recording the guitar first always gets me in tempo trouble.

Anyone know a trick to get the right BPM? Guessing what the BPM for a riff is a tedious affair, which I usually give up.
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Uploaded: Mar 03, 2008 - 11:02:00 PM
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2008 - 06:32:00 AM Last Played: Jan 02, 2019 - 08:18:10 PM
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said 4099 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Cool
Rocker...
Pete_NB said 4099 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Cool
Glad you stopped by!
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said 4099 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Great
The guitar has a great sound... You play good on that.... Great song... Thanks for sharing....
Pete_NB said 4099 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Guitar Sounds
I've started mic'ing my amp and while I'm not quite there yet, I'm happy with some of the sounds I'm getting this way.

Thanks for listening.
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Feter said 4099 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Southern Hustle
YEAH ! .. I m in the mood for sourthen rockin !
all in to allman bros man you ROCK !!
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Pete_NB said 4099 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Let's keep it sizzlin'...
...until we've left a scorched trail straight to Alabama!
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Ed Hannifin said 4099 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Well, one easy way...
...that takes a little practice, but it'll get you into the ballpark, is the bpm Widget:

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/music/bpmwidget.html

You tap along to the beat for a minute or so and it'll give you the beats per minute...

And then you might have to slice and dice the audio to get everything to match up, if there's been drifting...

You've got a great feel for rock guitar, Pete... Got a bit of Gov't Mule flavor on this...

Ed
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Pete_NB said 4099 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
I was hoping there was a widget!
Thanks for the heads up Ed, I'll be installing that tonight! It's so frustrating trying to change the BPM by guessing, over and over, still not getting it right. Probably an acquired skill, but in the meantime, I'll use that handy little widgit.

As for the guitar rock feel, I guess, like so many others who fell in love with the electric guitar I cut my teeth on good guitar driven rock. Nothing floats my boat quite like it.

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Pete_NB said 4096 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
BPM
Heaven's to Mergutroid! 80 BPM, I was no where in the ballpark.

I've tried out all the widgits you suggested. The Oblique cards are cool, and I think the audio calculator could make for an interesting echo experiment.

Thanks for the heads up!
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said 4099 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
myself,
i dont like recording to a click track. i take a single 8 measure loop, stretch it out for about 6 minutes, mess around a bit till i get the tempo, or speed of the song i want, then record a scratch guitar track, rhythm. i fix my composition, then i go back and write my drums. then i go and re record my guitar tracks, add bass racks and vocals solo, etc. the problem you might be having is the click track. try one with just the same 8 measure loop running throughout the length of the song and see if your guitars sound more in sync. then, once you have that all down, you can go in and write your drums, loop them, whatever, but you'll have something to use as a template. i always keep the original drum loop as a reference so when i am writing drums, i can make sure i dont overlap the sections or have gaps between the sections. i use drums on demand loops, btw...
good solid rock rhythm, liked the solo....
Allen
Pete_NB said 4099 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
I agree...
...regarding the click track. I find it hard to feel the natural rhyhm of it and it gets me thinking mechanically instead of trying to fall into the groove.

I'll take your suggestions under advisement and see where it takes me.

Thanks for listening and for the advice!
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lavalamp said 4099 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Dig it!
Found you ya. You're true rock. Dig the sounds. Go with it.
LL
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Pete_NB said 4098 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
:-)
Thanks for listening. "True Rock" sounds like a song in the making. Maybe I'll compose it while driving the old minivan!

Unless the wife lets me trade it in for a chopper!

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peacepiano said 4098 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Cool
Like the track. And although I don't play guitar, I have similar difficulties. For new ideas I do something similar to what Alan suggested. I use a "dummy" rhythm track to play along with so I don't drift off beat. A couple times I even used echoing effects to keep the beat, but that might be a bit out of place on this kind of straight up guitar jamming. Sounds great every time I listen by the way!!

Thanks
Bill
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Pete_NB said 4098 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Thanks
The dummy rhythm track is something I've used in the past but it is still something that requires I set the beats per minute correctly if I want to use the metronome to guide the creation of the dummy track, or to find a suitable drum loop. I'll be giving Ed's suggested download a shot though and hopefully Bob's my Uncle!

Glad you went for a repeat listen!
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Ed Hannifin said 4098 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
And while we're talkin' widgets...
...some other ones that might be fun or useful:

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/music/bpmcounterwidget.html

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/music/guitarchords.html

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/music/tuneupcatalyst.html

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/reference/oblique.html

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/calculate_convert/audiocalculator.html

Ed
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Pete_NB said 4098 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
You've been busy...
...hunting around for these tools! I didn't get a chance to try out the BPM widgit yet, my wife was forgetting what I looked like so it was wise of me to stay out of the studio last night.

I'll be sure to check these all out though.
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Kenta_and_Linda_Rocks_together said 4098 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Hi! Pete
I can't play BUT I bought a guitar when I was to USA, And my tip is that I put some drum loops in GB to get a nice feeling rhythm when I have some fun TOO me is that the only way to have some sounds from the guitar... And the loops you put there have all different BPM you just check-it out in the loops box there u pick them... I hope you understand what I mean..... Hey! you ROCK man.

Take care
---
Kenta
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Pete_NB said 4098 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Hey Kenta!
Looking good my man! I get what you are saying regarding the loops. I've even done it in the past. It is a fun away to approach it, to create the drum track first then jam create the guitar part afterwards.

In this case I already had the guitar riff and was too anxious to get started to explore through the loops. Guess I just need to get some discipline and fight the urge to just play.

Thanks!
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said 4096 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Excellent.


Hi Pete
this really does rock, love your guitar playing I have a guitar and my string broke trying to tune it.
I am only learning at the moment where to put my fingers on the frets.
I am not an expert but this sounds fantastic.

Thanks for sharing and also for you very nice comments on my
-blues song for Barretok seriousely hope u had a laugh in a nice way too. I was in hysterics but Mr B is worth it. lol
I will be back to listen to more very soon.

Peace
Dee





Pete_NB said 4096 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
String Busting fun...
...I still bust strings to, so keep at it! Some smokey blues accompaniment on the guitar would go great with your voice.

Thanks for dropping by and showing some love!
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Mcboy said 4096 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
nothing
like fun with one's guitar......nice riffing!
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Pete_NB said 4091 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Nothing like it at all!
Best way to get the groove back in your step I know how!
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thetiler said 4091 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Nice and funky
lots of nice squeezing those cool country funky licks!

Thanks for sharing!
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Pete_NB said 4091 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Thanks
I had a lot of fun squeezing everything I could out of this!
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announcer said 4090 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Some cool stuff here
Good suggestions from all the guitar pickers here. Just takes some practice to get it right. I would probably consider cutting the basic tracks just as you would build a song. Depends on what you want to do but a 4 bar intro 12 bar "verse" an 8 bar "chorus" another verse. A middle 8 and then a verse and chorus out. Count out the bars set up the drum loops you want to use and then change the tempo to what feels good for the improv.

Good playing BTW
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Pete_NB said 4072 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Thanks!
Sorry for the delay in responding, I just realized that you had commented now so thanks for the patience. And thanks for the tips. I've never really taken the time to break a song down structurally, but I can see where the advantages may lie in that. I'll chew on that for a while and see what happens!

Thanks again.
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davisamerica said 3688 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
pete...
crispy cool man ...
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smokey bacon jnr said 3676 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Great riffing!
Like this one! I missed out on it first time round. When I looked on your profile, I got confused - to start with I thought you weren't listing by date order, but then I realised it lights up songs by comment order too. Too confusing for an older gentleman like myself. Great riff and sizzling tone.
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Moonwolf_Project said 3570 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Great guitar
Either let someone else play the drums and bass whilst you play guitar - expensive, I know - or set up a loop in the computer and mess with the tempo control.
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