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Voice Within 2trx2011


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jgurner

 Genre: Rock

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Alrighty, here's my entry for the 2 Track Challenge, which I have been sitting on almost a month.

It's nothing but me pounding the strings on my Les Paul on one track and some vocals on the other. I got what I think was a cool sound on the guitar. I tuned the strings down a full step and then tuned the bottom two strings down to a C and F respectively. I think it gives a nice, deep, rich sound and with the bottom strings tuned lower, I get a good bass drone. Fun to play, but, man, it's a bitch to keep in tune. I piled a lot of distortion on top of that and put a lot of reverb and some echo on my vocals and was ready to rock and roll.

Yeah, there's a little bit of anger in there and, yeah, when I did it I was listening to Neil Young's Le Noise a lot.

Hope you enjoy. And, when you listen, CRANK IT UP!
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Lyrics
Voice Within
©2011

A man came up to me and asked me
if I could save his soul
I told him I don’t think that way
It’s not right to me

A man is just a man I said
A soul don’t mean a thing
Stay off the path
made by someone else’s shoes


Don’t feed your fear
With someone else’s lies
Don’t believe
Writings on the wind

Find your way
through the dark of night
Follow the little voice within


A man came up to me and asked
if he could save my soul
I told him I don’t think that way
It’s not right to me

Salvation’s just a word
Used by hopless men
To spread their grief and misery
To line their pocket book


Don’t feed your fear
With someone else’s lies
Don’t believe
Writings on the wind

Find your way
through the dark of night
Follow the little voice within


Don’t feed your fear
With someone else’s lies
Don’t believe
Writings on the wind

Find your way
through the dark of night
Follow the little voice within
Song Stats
Hits: 2391
Comments: 41
Fans: 15
Plays: 67
Downloads: 80
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Feb 28, 2011 - 08:39:35 PM
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012 - 05:34:36 PM Last Played: Aug 09, 2017 - 11:58:42 AM
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Hardware:
iMac, Les Paul, MXL 990 mic, M-Audio Mobile Pre Amp
Software:
LE8
Comments
alackbass said 2400 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Voice Within 2trx2011
You're tapping into your inner Neil Young again (I wrote that before I read the entire description)! I'm digging it. Who would have thought one could rock this hard with just two tracks. And one more thing.....staying in tune is overrated!
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jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
And thanks for kicking this challenge off. It was a lot of fun. Stripping down to the very basics and working within the confines of the challenge taught me a lot about making the most out of every track. I learned some good lessons through this.
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sheilad said 2400 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
I was thinking
this sounds larger than just two tracks.... love the vocals and the guitar sound is very cool...great stuff
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jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Larger than life
I was very please with the sound. I honestly didn't think I could get that full a sound on the guitar and vocals with only one track each.

Glad you enjoyed it. Hope next time I'm in the Chicago area you'll be around for a visit with Chris.
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jodyrush said 2400 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Triumph!
As soon as the vocals started I thought I was listening to Triumph! Great tune. Love that guitar sound you achieved. Nice submission.
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jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Very Cool!
I appreciate the comparison. Thanks for stopping by and taking a listen!
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MarkHolbrook said 2400 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Joe rocker!
Pound away dude... I could listen to it all day long! Nicely done!
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jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Many thanks!
Always play to your strengths, even if your strength is not being a great guitar player. :)

Glad you enjoyed the tune!
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PeterB7858 said 2400 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Fatter than you'd expect :-)
Hi Joseph. This has a far fatter sound than you would expect from two tracks. Clever use of distortion and the reverb/echo vocal really fills out the sound field. A full-on, eminently worthy contribution to the 2-track challenge. Kind regards, Peter.
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jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Phat fat
One of the things I love about a Les Paul is it has such a nice, rich sound. It's easy to just fill up a track with its sound. Less easy to do with my voice. That took some tinkering.

I appreciate you taking time to give it a listen.
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neilh79 said 2400 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Voice within
Nice job, good to hear a rock song in this challenge. Not easy to pull off but you have done here!! Well done
jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks!
This challenge was definitely a lot of fun. I may see what else I can accomplish with only a couple of tracks.

Glad you enjoyed the song!
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mrattue said 2400 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Two track
If you've only got two tracks, you might as well belt them out!

Listening on loud. Rocking.

Thank you.

Marc
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jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Rock it out!
Gotta make the most of what you got!

Thanks for letting me pound on your eardrums for a bit!
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rabittwhole said 2400 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
oh yeah....
you wear yer musical anger well. Dead on lyrics ....great vocals. Well done man.
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jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
It's either this
or screaming at the TV and I'm beginning to suspect the people on the TV can't hear me very well because they never say anything back.

Appreciate you stopping by!
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RochaMalhada said 2399 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
NY
yeah, buddy! You could'a predicted that I'd love this

. - Harold
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jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Now...
... if only I were Canadian, I'd be set.

Glad you enjoyed it!
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jdholliday said 2399 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
You do Neil Young
better than Neil Young, if he heard your songs they'd be on his next album! Vert cool submission dude!
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jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
He's welcome to use them...
...but only if I can play cowbell on them!

Glad you liked the tune. It was fun to do. Thanks for listening!
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Reggie_Pole said 2399 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Voice within
Crank it up? Oh, yeah! Big sound for a 2-tracker. Good message. And I'm sure Mr. Young would want to cover this. Nice tribute.
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jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
As a fellow MJer once said...
...sometimes it's like I have Neil Young tied up in the attic and bring him out on occasion. That, of course, is impossible. There's no room in attic. It would have to be the basement.

Thanks for listening. Glad you enjoyed it!
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Social_Ice said 2399 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
detecting....
a bit of David Byron in your vocals...great pitch though which I'm sure cold easily be sung a cappella....perhaps you did and added the guitar track secondary.... bit heavy on the L.P., who was in fact born about 20 minutes from where I live.. ~barbara
jgurner said 2399 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks
I'm not too familiar with David Byron other than through Uriah Heap, which, again, I don't know very well. I'll have to give them more of a a listen.

The guitar actually came first, but my original plan was to record both the guitar and vocals at the same time, kind of live in the studio, on two tracks, but I couldn't really get that to work out like I wanted.

Thanks for dropping by and giving it a listen!
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grahame1956 said 2398 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
This rocks
Simple, but effective. I like it
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jgurner said 2396 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Thanks!
Nothing like stripping down to the basics. Thanks for taking a listen.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2398 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
noisefest
This sounds great! Well done for getting so much interest and variety into such a constricting format. After a while you forget its just a voice and guitar and the sound envelopes you. Great!
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jgurner said 2396 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Feel the noise
I honestly thing, listening to the other tunes in the challenge, that the limiting format really brought out some great creativity. Lots of great stuff has been posted. Glad you enjoyed mine. It was a lot of fun.
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dimm witness said 2398 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
nice
to have an electric amongst the acoustics in this challenge great tone man :-) good job!
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jgurner said 2396 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Thanks
I'm really not an acoustic kind of guy, so I'm glad this worked out. Thanks for listening!
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dave_b said 2397 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Voice Within
Nice changes and structure. "Voice within" is a good hook. Good vocals, you really can get to those higher pitches.
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jgurner said 2396 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Getting high (notes)
Having a higher voice is great when singing, however, too many times when I'm on the phone, I get called ma'am, so I guess it's a trade off... :)

Thanks for dropping in to take a listen!
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Vic Holman said 2396 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
le noise
yes i get that too.
man those tuned down guitar strings must of felt like rubber bands
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jgurner said 2396 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Rubber Band Man
It was interesting to play with the strings tuned that low. The bottom string was especially tough. I pretty much had to retune after every time I played through it and the bottom string would usually be out of tune by about half way through, but, it's worth it for the sound I got.

Thanks for listening Vic!
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Hickling_Stan said 2396 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Nice
to hear an electric entry into the 2 track challenge. Awesome vocal and yes the Neil Young ref is pretty clear but it's still your song. Great job. Enjoyed. Mark
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jgurner said 2396 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Definitely electric
Nothing I like better than a nice, crunchy guitar and no one does it better than NY! Glad you enjoyed the tune. Thanks for listening!
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mike_d said 2394 days ago (March 6th, 2011)
Definitely
hear the NY reference in this. Nice track!
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Leon said 2392 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Rock on...
Joe, I can imagine this with some more oomph in terms of percussions and guitar rifts. Your voice singularly carries it but maybe that is your intention. Ever thought of asking a collab for other guys to add other instruments to this song! A variant arrangement may give this a different color altogether. Love the lyrics and the message it delivers!
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Char said 2383 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
Damn!
This is an excellent result within the limitations. Thanks.
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Macaudion said 2379 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
mr jG!...
wow great tune, mr jG! excellent writing. i got chills when it first started up and strangely, it was the guitar and the way you have it mixed. but you followed thru with the goodness when your vocals chimed in. and i hate saying stuff like this, but it's very... it's coming... he was in and out of jail with coke charges... what's his name man... not that you're coking it up and quite the contrary, this sound raw and straight from the soul. i'll think of his name as soon as i post this. thanksl great tune! happy to chunk into the pod.
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Macaudion said 2379 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
neil young!...
told ya it come as soon as i posted. same last name as mine, duh... i love his music man! this is really a great tune!
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