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#3485663 Out of curiosity

Posted by badasstommyboy on 19 April 2015 - 11:57 PM

I've been doing all the usual grown up things, buying a house, doing DIY, changing the mrs, earning my keep. Musically speaking I've done a couple of bits....



My band Chronicles - the solo is fun to play but the tone is absolutely shocking. We recorded using amp modelling, and you can tell. P.S. This is shouty metal, so take it as you will.



I also started doing a bit of acoustic singing stuff doing mostly motown and some other tunes, but I've fallen out of love with the acoustic singing thing lately.


I'm now starting a new thing with my two brothers (one on bass, and one on bongos), and me on electric, which is going to be doing things like Cream, Hendrix etc. Sort of 60s era electric blues. I'll be singing and playing on that one. No videos yet, but there will be :)

#3485577 GUITAR SHRED!!

Posted by badasstommyboy on 17 April 2015 - 01:13 AM


What was the link? I like a bit of the old shred. I think the original fella has removed it.

Link is still up for me, Tommy. Are you reading from work, maybe youtube is blocked or something?


Here it is again:




Hmmm wierd, I can see the link in the quote, and youtube definitely isn't banned. Might be a Chrome thing. 




Technically: it's pretty good, that's just a fact. You can't play that quickly and cleanly (not that it's the cleanest I've ever heard) without having half decent technique. It's an OK bit of shredding.


Musically it doesn't interest me at all for a couple of reasons. 

1. It's an original as far as I can tell, but he's essentially playing Malmsteen shred on a Malmsteen strat with a Malmsteen tone. If you're going to go for it, have a little personality and get something unique going. Malmsteen shreds the nuts off his strats, but he's unique (or at least was when he started before copycat shredders came out).

2. Not much phrasing. Tricky to say without hearing the context of the rest of the song, but it's a little full throttle for me. I love my shred, but I like shred with decent phrasing.

#3485544 Had my first heart attack

Posted by badasstommyboy on 16 April 2015 - 04:50 AM

The midlands. It's a tough scary place, but we made it through...together.

#3485539 Had my first heart attack

Posted by badasstommyboy on 16 April 2015 - 03:37 AM

Eeeeek! Hope all is ok! best wishes.

#2572130 GTU jam 3

Posted by badasstommyboy on 09 September 2006 - 02:14 AM

red harmony i LOVE that repeating bit at about 1:20 that's really nice biggrin.gif

#2187219 Funk Scales

Posted by badasstommyboy on 28 December 2005 - 04:25 AM

Becoming a bit of a mother funker, and am just wondering if there are some more knowledgable funk people out there.

At the moment, i'm been basin my funk on the blues scale which seems to suit it really nicely, and adding my own passing notes to suit it, like a small trill on a major third here and there.

Been mixing in all sorts of 7th chords where appropriate and basically using my ears with loads of different chordal shapes based around the scale patterns (i tend to follow my ears muchmore and use the scales as a basis if i get lost or need to bring it back to another section of a song somewhere.

So any mother funkers out there wanna share some funky tips????

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