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DBrown

 Genre: Funk
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Just a little something I was messing around with.
Drums are midi and the guitars and bass are me
I want to improve on this in the future.
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Comments: 11
Fans: 9
Plays: 79
Downloads: 112
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Mar 20, 2009 - 08:26:34 AM
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2009 - 08:26:34 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 09:01:49 PM
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Day-Dreamer said 3350 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Yeah ! Funk it up.
A great funky sound. I enjoyed:)
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Relic67 said 3350 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
cool
I really like that Funkadelic-style single-note riff that comes in in spots.
you got the MIDI drums sounding really good.
I personally like a cleaner sound for the more rhythm/chord-oriented parts, that's probably a matter of taste though!
your soloing is impressive.
nice post!
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anomalous said 3350 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
nice
funky blues going on. i definitely think this has got the legs for something good. could be a little tighter in places, but the solos are spot on killer! now if you could just tell me how you got the drums sounding good!?!

very cool.
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Feter said 3350 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Funk
WOW ...this is the rockin fun I like ...I dig it man ...great groove
on the guitars and bass ...head bangin all the way ..meany meany tele
love it ...this is a killer track ...Rock on !!!!
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Hydrogen3 said 3349 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Funk
Get down!! with this bad ass tune!! :)
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Ed Hannifin said 3348 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
There's a lot that's good here....
The riff is great, and it matches the drums really well, both in terms of rhythm and in terms of tone and ambience. The drums themselves sound really good. A lot of the lead licks are great, and the guitar tones are really solid...

When the tune strays, either in the bass or in the lead lines, the thing that slips is the time... I'd also vote for a more gradual fade-out of that last note...

Ed
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jiguma said 3347 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Domenic
Some cool playing on this. I'm listening with your comment in mind that you "want to improve on this in the future", and am commenting in that regard.

Things that are good: lead playing, rhythm playing.

Things that could be improved: firstly, I'd be looking at keeping your basslines as low on the neck as you can for extra grunt - mightn't hurt to simplify some of the bass too. For me, bass is all about driving a song like this.

The second thing that needs work - and this is much more critical if you want to make the tune sound better - is the drum track. I can hear maybe 2 different loops in there with very little variety at all. The beauty of using midi loops for drums is that you can go in and "micro manage" the drums - adding accents, shifting the beat, hitting crashes, playing around with the kick drum. It doesn't sound like you've done any of that. Here's a good link to show what I mean http://www.tweakheadz.com/how_to_make_original_drum_tracks.htm
Maybe you are just starting out with using midi drums - it really is worth seriously considering midi loops as a basis for your drum tracks, but you need to do more than just drop them in and hope no-one will notice that its virtually the same 4 bar loop all the way through the song (although as you can see above, no-one has noticed!). I used midi drums on my latest at http://www.macjams.com/song/51466 if you want to hear what I'm talking about.

You can obviously play guitar though - that sounds fine.

It sounds like you have some good skills, but just need to work a little harder on the details. It will be interesting to see what you come up with.

I hope this wasn't too critical, I don't mean to be negative. I noticed on your bio page that you are here to learn, and I don't think that telling you that everything is wonderful is really very helpful. This is a great site for feedback, and you'll get that if you ask for it in your song description as you have here. I've learnt so much here over the nearly 4 years I've been here.

Good luck in learning the ropes!
Neil


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ziti said 3346 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
niiice
you are getting there my man...some nice riffs in here...this would sound great with a real band...

cool tones...nice solo spots

listen to neils advice too, he makes great sounding tracks.

you go son
z
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mowguy3 said 3345 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Hey
You commented on one of mine and thought I would return the favor. so glad I did. Nice chops. got a nice groove throught. Some fine licks and I just love the Cry Baby, bend em till they pop. Great job, gonna go check out some others.
Russ
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Elevator_Funk said 3343 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Pretty Cool
I especially dig the beginning guitar hook. It pulled me right in. One fun thing you might be able to do with that particular piece is record a few tracks of yourself playing along with that same riff to really fatten it up and make it slam us, like all those classic two guitar bands with the heavy riffs.

I have a hard time with midi drums and think i'll take some of the above advice that was given to you.
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scaustrita said 3238 days ago (July 10th, 2009)
It's the mix
Your playing is matured since your first posts. I could go into detail about you funky tune, but I will make it simple. When you mix picture yourself looking and listening to a band. You first hear the Bass and drums, they are the foundation of your mix. The rhythm is next (guitars, piano, ect.) Next is your solo and vocals.
Picture a pyramid, starting with the foundation instruments, working on up.
If the foundation is not there you have problems. If the solo instruments are to loud then the rest of the pyramid is lost. Keep up the good work you are doing with your music!
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