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This is a remix of "This Guitar Won't Play - (Love Songs Anymore)". I went through the song and made some corrections and changes that I think improve the song enough to warrant reposting it.

The original version is at -- http://www.macjams.com/song/48107 if you want to check out the differences between the 2. I'm also working on an total redo of this with lyrics and major changes in the structure, but that's gonna take a while to finish.

Thanks for you patience and for listening, I hope you enjoy this slightly more refined version.

Be well and be cool, and thanks again

Ed
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This Guitar Won't Play
By Ed Wemmerus
Copyright 11-30-2008 Edward C. Wemmerus Sr
All Rights Reserved
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Hits: 2894
Comments: 24
Fans: 15
Plays: 214
Downloads: 89
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Nov 30, 2008 - 07:19:53 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2010 - 01:08:49 PM Last Played: Feb 26, 2015 - 12:20:06 AM
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Hardware:
iMac, Tascam FW1804, MXL 4000 mic, Fender F35 guitar, Takamine GX200 electric Guitar
Software:
Logic Express 8
Comments
Ibstrat said 3277 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Haven't
heard the first one yet but this sounds great.Kind of like a Dead jam!
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sloparts said 3277 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
The first one had some guitar conflicts going on that I fixed, and I pulled up the volume on the piano and electric piano parts , and gave them some spca in the mix so they would really add something to the mix.

This started out as a test of the mew mic I bought a week or so ago and just blossomed into what you heard tonight. Glad you enjoyed the song my friend and I do appreciate the kind words on it. Thanks again for listening Mark.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

heard the first one yet but this sounds great.Kind of like a Dead jam!


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Feter said 3277 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
This Guitar Won't Play
the finest recording ...your guitar so well done
here ...its the same feelin with I heard the Allmans
you got that here ..when too many taste of guitars
colab with each other ..very nice thnx alot for sharin !!
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sloparts said 3276 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Thanks Feter
Thanks for coming back to this one again and listening to the remix Feter. I'm glad you enjoyed the sounds I put together on the different guitars. I'm writing lyrics for it now and will have a new song in the future, but not until I can get it done. I want the song version to be worth the wait so I'm going to take my time.

Thanks again for stopping in Feter.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
MarkHolbrook said 3276 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Loved the first one
Absolutely adore this one!

Nice work Ed... Really nice!
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sloparts said 3276 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Thanks Mark
Glad you like this one better my friend, and took time to let me know. I've got a major redo in the works, but it'll be some time before I'm even close to posting it. For one thing, I've got too much going on to really concentrate on it, and for another I want the next one to be perfect.

Thanks again Mark

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
magnatone said 3276 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
This Guitar Won't Play
wow - i'd say, this guitar WILL play! You're a master, this just slides down in the best possible way!
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sloparts said 3276 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Thanks Karen
Well, the original title of the song was "This Guitar Won't Play - (Love Songs Anymore)", so with that title the song fits it better. I just got lazy when I posted this new version.

I'm glad you enjoyed this track Karen and I very much appreciate you listening and sending along the great comments.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
davisamerica said 3275 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Ed ....
southern cool my friend ...
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sloparts said 3275 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Jack
Gotta love those crying guitars my friend.

Thanks for listening Jack and the great comment. Glad you enjoyed the track.

Got a lyrical version in the works, but I need to change the structure and add a chorus to it for that to work.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
dajama said 3274 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Nice
This is really nice. The guitars are outstanding - lovely sound on everything acoustic and electric, and great, great playing. I really like your use of the keys, although I'd bring up that tremolo style organ (1:25...) a notch. This has a sweet, laidback groove that is so smooth. Truly an excellent piece. I'm off to check out the pervious version! Kudos, my friend. Peace.
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sloparts said 3274 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Thanks David
Basically what I tried to do on this one was just clean up any conflicts between the parts, and adjust the levels to get a better balance between them. I cut out some of the Electric Guitar part because it wasn't working smoothly with the rest of the mix there in the first 10 or 12 measures.

I read you post on the original and I really appreciate the comments on both of these David. Helps to keep me motivated and you always have excellent suggestions for things you hear in the mix that could stand a little tweaking.

Thanks again for the feedback my friend. and for taking time to listen to them. You're Aces David,

Ed

This is really nice. The guitars are outstanding - lovely sound on everything acoustic and electric, and great, great playing. I really like your use of the keys, although I'd bring up that tremolo style organ (1:25...) a notch. This has a sweet, laidback groove that is so smooth. Truly an excellent piece. I'm off to check out the pervious version! Kudos, my friend. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Bob6stringer said 3270 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
Southern... fried?
I do believe this is the finest, clearest guitar I've ever heard you play. Looks like the old "country star" has started smoking the herb and turned into a southern rocker!

Good munchies to you, my southern fried friend!
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sloparts said 3270 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
Man I am so damn hungry right now too
Must have been something I inhaled.

I used the new MXL-4000 mic on the acoustic lead and rhythm parts and went straight into the board with the electric. I used the Takamine solid body on this one and it has a lot of sustain so I tweaked the sound on the electric after I recorded it.

About that Southern Rocker thing, About a month ago I was a Chicago Blues man and before that it was Jazz and before that it was Funk. I guess I'm just lost and trying to find my way, or else I'm a chameleon.

Thanks for the listen my friend and the kind (I think) words. ;-)

Say hi to the family for me

Be well and be cool my Mountain Man Hillbilly friend.

Ed

I do believe this is the finest, clearest guitar I've ever heard you play. Looks like the old "country star" has started smoking the herb and turned into a southern rocker!

Good munchies to you, my southern fried friend!

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Bob Rodgers said 3269 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
I
Love the sound of your guitar Ed and some great playing too!
A wonderful tone and a great mix, especially liked the piano mixed in with the guitars, great feel to this with your guitar sounding so good!

Loved it, thanks!

Bob
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sloparts said 3269 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
I wanted the Guitar to sound like it was crying, and I almost got there.

Thanks for coming over for a listen Bob, I really appreciate it. Thanks too, for the great comments, it means a lot to me.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Outtaorbit said 3269 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
i wish you would warn us
before I get weepy.... great crying box... thanks Ed
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sloparts said 3266 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
Ahhh, don't cry Pat
Glad you liked the song my friend. If I'd have known about this reaction before, I'd have done all my songs this way. ;-)

Thanks for listening and the great comments Pat. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Jarvoid said 3266 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
There
is something about this that makes you want more, there seems to be layers and layers of themes and sub-themes.It builds up and for my money could keep on building for longer ....

and how did you get it (the gtr)) to sound like whale song at one point about 45 secs in.....or do I need to visit ENT again? And how did the drums come about 'cos I cannot make out if they are fake or real...Jarvo the Unready
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sloparts said 3266 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
Hello Chris
I don't really have an answer for you about how I did this Chris. I began this project as a test for the new MXL 4000 mic I just bought. First I recorded an acoustic lead, then added an acoustic rhythm track. After that I built up the bass and drum tracks and it just sort of blossomed from there.

The lead part at the 45 sec mark was just me stretching strings on a harmonic note i had played I think. As for the drums, they are all loops that I manipulated until I had the sound and feel I wanted.

Okay now here's the real story Chris, It's all done with smoke and mirrors. ;-) lol

Thanks for coming by to listen my friend. I really appreciate your comment and I'm glad you liked the song.

Stay well and be cool my friend.

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Jarvoid said 3266 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
.
Smoke and mirrors is easy .....it's getting the gtr to stand still that I find tricky!!!
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Joe Brady said 3266 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
Tres cool!
Can't write love songs when the guitar's crying like that; but you may be able to write a "leave my heart alone 'cause you've hurt me enough" song. Very nice sound Ed, I think a great base to build either lyrically or just with the electric guitar crying a little more in the spotlight, ala Jeff Beck. Very nice soundscape, especially when the organ comes in; wouldn't mind a wee bit more of spotlight on that too, but I may be being gluttonous (is that a word?)

Joe
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sloparts said 3266 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
Thanks Joe
I've got another version in the works on this that includes a chorus and a slightly different arrangement. I also have most of the lyrics written but haven't finished them yet. Still need a 4th verse and possibly a bridge. I might also work on a slightly more refined version of this instrumental, but it'll have to wait a while what with the holidays being almost upon us.

Really glad you enjoyed this one Joe, and left the great comments and thoughts about it. I'll keep you suggestions in mind as this project progresses, they're some very good thoughts my friend.

Thanks again for listening and the kind words Joe, it's appreciated,

Be well and be :cool:

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Jayrodd said 3265 days ago (December 13th, 2008)
This Guitar
Superb performance. Well mixed and a great tempo..like a lazy summer day. You could play these three chords til the sun goes down..
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sloparts said 3264 days ago (December 13th, 2008)
Thanks Jay
for coming by to listen and the great comments, I'm glad you enjoyed this track. The song is about the sadness we feel when missing a lost love.

Thanks again for coming by my friend. Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Elevator_Funk said 3256 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
BECK!!!
This totally gave me flashbacks (not too far back tho.) It has the same ambience of Becks album Golden Age. I love your sound and production. crystal clear and pro sounding. Excellent tone on those guitars too.
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sloparts said 3255 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
Thanks Brian
Glad you dropped in for a listen and enjoyed the song. I was trying to make my guitar cry for me when I did this and It came out pretty well I think. It could still use a little more work of course, they always can, but I'm gonna leave it alone or now and maybe come back to it at some time in the future.

Thanks again for listening and for your very kind words my friend, they are appreciated.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
jazzman1 said 3219 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
From One Old Musician To Another
Ed,
First on all, you are far from being a old washed up musician.
What's wonderful about music is that you can create it know matter how old you are, just like a fine wine, you get better with age. I love your versatility in your writing.I think you are a very accomplished songwriter, arranger and producer.
Besides that, it's a lot of fun. I don't know about you but when I start working on a song the time just flies by, I even hate to stop for food or a bathroom brake. Well, I've rambled on enough and I'll be back to listen more.
Take care my friend,
Dale
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sloparts said 3219 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
Thanks Dale
I like that, "From one old musician to another". Man can I relate to that or what.

The big difference is you're still working and I haven't worked since 1995. But I still have the bug to be creative so this is how I do it now days. A little me, a little Logic, and a little bit of the Loops and I'm set. I just wish I could have had players as good as the loops to work with years ago, "I could a been a contender".

Thanks for listening Dale and for the kind words and encouragement, they are appreciated.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
thewheelofsteel said 3076 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
mike wheelhouse
yet another good tune and sound , keep up the good work
sloparts said 3076 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
Yet another thank you Mike
Glad you lied this one. Originally I had some lyrics for this, but after listening to a very early version with lyrics, I decided to let the guitar tell the story.

Thanks again for listening and the kind words, Mate.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
PaulaMunk said 2277 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Lovely
as it is, Thanks, Ed.
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I've been playing guitar since 1962. Over the years since then, I've also learned to play Bass, Drums, and Keyboards, as well as playing the Guitar. I live in western Arkansas now, and I am retired. I'm just kickin' back with my new found freedom, ... [see more]

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