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My friend Ziti once told me "All you need is three chords and the truth". Pretty cool words from one of MJ's top gunslingers. In a way this is a tribute to Ziti and all the other fantastic guitar players that hang out here.

I've been trying to improve my guitar playing- this is the result. It's two tracks of guitar only- one a rough rhythm track and the other a solo. Both were improvised and put down in about 10 minutes. Be warned- there are flubs and no real structure! Don't say I didn't warn you! Please enjoy and leave a comment if so inclined. Thanks~ Adam
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Uploaded: Nov 19, 2005 - 11:01:06 AM
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2005 - 07:32:51 PM Last Played: Apr 06, 2017 - 10:22:15 PM
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ziti said 4269 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
my friend aclarke
you have a heart as big as the world.

You are not as far away from being a fine guitar player as you think
you are my friend.

thank you for the tribute. I am very touched!!

on line guitar lessons...waht a concept!!!

your brother

z
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aclarke said 4268 days ago (November 20th, 2005)
my friend aclarke
Brother- you know how I feel about your playing. One of these days in the not
so distant future we are going to jam live and not via video.

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bronco said 4269 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
Emotions
Adam you are playing what you feel inside. Whether it is technically a
toure de force is unimportant compared to whether it rings true. The
wonderful thing about playing a guitar solo is that it lets all of this
energy come flowing out. . some good, some bad, but in the long run I
think it leaves you much more in balance as a person.
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aclarke said 4268 days ago (November 20th, 2005)
Emotions
Bronco- can't thank you enough for all the kind words and encouragement. I
always look forward to your insightful and honest comments!


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chikoppi said 4269 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
Lots to say
The occasional hesitation in the playing actually feels like a momentary
expression of self-doubt during a conversation. It actually makes
everything seem more honest - an effect I don't think could be
intentionally duplicated.

Don't get hung up on the technical aspects. You've got a great
emotional voice in your playing, which is the more important thing.
You can get the notes to "speak." This was a great listen and a nice
conversation.
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aclarke said 4268 days ago (November 20th, 2005)
Lots to say
Wow! Coming from one of the most technical of all Macjammers these words
mean a lot. A very sincere thank you!

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"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind" John Mellencamp
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jesushairdo said 4269 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
very cool!
super cool guitar! full of emotion.
i liked it really because the guitar didnt sound overly dramatic!
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snowdragon said 4269 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
The rest is up to you
and you'll need a red guitar, oh wait, you already have one of those.
Enough Rattle 'n' Hum.

Listened a couple more times and I'm really looking forward to hearing
some words with this. If you think I could belp with that, just holler.

Keep on bendin' 'em big guy.
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JOAN said 4268 days ago (November 20th, 2005)
flubs and no structure
well not high on our list either. this sounds great and as others have
mentioned lots of heart.
feels real!
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AquilA said 4268 days ago (November 20th, 2005)
Three Chords...
well chosen, with a lead that's got gobs of soul. The good stuff comes
through loud and clear and elevates the rest. Sounds like your firing on
all cylinders to me. Don't sell yourself short, I'm downloading it.
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Pie said 4268 days ago (November 20th, 2005)
Sweet
Sweet stuff Alan. Demonstarted some real taste here.

Pie



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Alannah said 4268 days ago (November 20th, 2005)
Relaxing ...
This one's gonna get a lot of mileage in my car stereo. The mellow sound just magically erases away any stress ...... well done (but you know I luv yer stuff anyway). wish I could hear more of your singing tho ....
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aclarke said 4266 days ago (November 22nd, 2005)
Relaxing ...
Don't you worry, Alannah- I'll be posting some songs with singing very soon. :)
Thanks for the listen!

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"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind" John Mellencamp
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
Mokus said 4267 days ago (November 21st, 2005)
nice...
Three chords...that's all you need...I think that's all we know...
Adam, Keep jamming...keep expressing...and when you lock in - don't let go...
enjoyed this a lot...thanks!
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Magritte said 4266 days ago (November 22nd, 2005)
Simple is often best.
You sound quite comfortable here to me. This is a lovely calm piece, and I really wish you'd take the self-deprecating keywords off it. Believe in yourself...just look at everyone else here who believes in you!
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aclarke said 4266 days ago (November 22nd, 2005)
Simple is often best.
Thank you, Magritte. I took your words to heart and not only removed the self-
deprecating keywords but modified the song description to boot. Great advice
and very much appreciated!

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"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind" John Mellencamp
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
macgalver said 4265 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
three chords
Who was it that said if you use anything more than three chords you're
just showing off?

Nice job.
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macgalver said 4265 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
three chords
Who was it that said if you use anything more than three chords you're
just showing off?

Nice job.
Check out my latest song called First Sight
alley-oop said 4265 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
Smooth groove
Great job Mr. C. Improvising is the best way to get into your soul. You got soul dripping out of this tune. That's where it's at. Nice bends. Lots of cool snappy stuff going on. Very nice, Thanks for posting!
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drakonis said 4265 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
warmth
a little sweetness, and some humor... and all heartfelt, what playing music
is all about... nice stuff, brings me back to the live jams my best friend
did on my Sony reel-to-reel with his Les Paul, many years ago. Wonder
where that tape went?
ttfn,
Drakonis
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dajama said 4263 days ago (November 25th, 2005)
Whatever occurs to you
A very good guitar player (and friend of mine) once handed me a guitar as
we were working on a song I'd written, pressed record and said 'play lead'.
I said I couldn't. 'I can't play lead. What do I play?' I said, about to put the
guitar down. 'Whatever occurs to you,' he said. And I did, and I haven't
looked back since. If the spirit is there, it'll come out. Play on.
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nyakki said 4250 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Nicely Done
I really enjoyed this piece. Can't add more to what has been said above.
Excellent job.

Thank you for sharing.

Downloaded.
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echoroom said 4223 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
flows really well
This is a really sweet piece, with some nice playing.
A really chilled out piece.
A little too much chorus on the guitar for me (a minor quibble), and , I don't know, this would sound great with you singing on it, but works really well as it is.

Short and sweet.
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thirdeye said 4219 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Cheered me up
This song is full if warmth and brings out a lot about the pleasure of playing. It sounds like you played it on a staturday afternoon with sun coming through the window, and is well mellow. You could put a really strong vocal melody over that, you could sing your heart out and it would carry the emotion. Keep playing it till it's smooooth. Nice one.
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Sang in high school many years ago- I've been playing guitar on and off for the last twenty years and still don't know what the heck I'm doing. Don't ask me what chords, notes, or keys I'm playing in- I use the force when I play! I wrote my first two... [see more]

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