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CoolThing (working title)


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AquilA

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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A two minute musical morsel from an overgrown kid and his favorite noise maker, played with more emotion than skill. Thanks for stopping by and much thanks for listening.
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Lyrics
Still in progress.
Song Stats
Hits: 3467
Comments: 32
Fans: 0
Plays: 227
Downloads: 110
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Jun 01, 2005 - 09:40:04 PM
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2005 - 07:19:14 PM Last Played: Mar 05, 2019 - 05:08:36 PM
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Hardware:
Guitars: Epiphone Dot > Zoom GFX5 > Roland Cube 30 > M-Audio FastTrack
Bass: pitch shifted Epi Dot
Drums: 70s Ballad loop from GB
Software:
GB > iTunes > GB (add compression) > iTunes > QTPro > Audacity (filter, normalize, amplify, convert to MP3)
Comments
said 5129 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
I think this has potential
It definitely created a happy atmosphere.
thanks for sharing
AquilA said 5129 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
I think this has potential
Yeah, I hope so. It's just a start. Figured I'd get my feet wet with posting
here. Recorded it about two months after having gotten reacquainted with
the guitar after a 20+ year hiatus. Been having a lot of fun with it and GB.
Thanks for taking the time to comment/vote.
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semicharmed1 said 5125 days ago (June 7th, 2005)
Smooth classy jam!
Hey,
Nice work!! I see alot of possibilities with this piece. I can't wait to hear the finished product.
P.S. Copyright it before Santana hears it.
AquilA said 5125 days ago (June 7th, 2005)
Smooth classy jam!
Thanks for listening and the comment/vote. I guess it wasn't half bad if you
caught the Santana influence. He is one of my favorites. Hopefully I haven't
subconciously stolen any of his copyrighted material.
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perceptualvortex said 5123 days ago (June 8th, 2005)
Extra nice lead
guitar playing. At first I liked the tone, but after a while I wanted to hear more frequencies... it sounds thin. Not sure how to describe it, but a fuller sound would have been cool. You ought to post more stuff! --D
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AquilA said 5123 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Extra nice lead
I agree the tone is a somewhat lacking, and I honestly have had a similar
reaction to it. I like the raw feel the lead has and decided to post it as is, but
I do wish the overall guitar sound was better. I'm working on achieving a
better tone and will try to realize it in the final version. Thanks for the
constructive criticism, and for having taken the time to listen and comment.
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alley-oop said 5122 days ago (June 10th, 2005)
Rock out!
NIce guitar. nice progression.
Get a mic! sing!
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AquilA said 5120 days ago (June 11th, 2005)
Rock out!
I will keep in on rockin. Wish I had a choice, but I don't think I do. Jams with
vocals are in the pipeline. I don't have much of voice but since I don't have
anyone else to sing my tunes I guess I'll have to sing them myself. Thanks
for the kinds words and for taking the time to listen.
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chikoppi said 5119 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Lead with soul
There's a lot of rhythms in the backing part. In addition to
the drums there is a bass line, a right channel elec/
acoustic, and a left channel chorus. I think there is room
for all those parts, but having so much separation is a
little distracting. You might consider finding a tone for the
right channel that is closer to the bass to blend them a
little more smoothly and allowing the left channel to bleed
across the middle a little bit.

I do like the tone on the lead and you squeeze some
interesting and expressive phrases and runs out of it. Just
a little more variation and accents from the drums would
highten all that expression even more. Good stuff! I'd like
to hear the extended version!
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AquilA said 5119 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Lead with soul
Thanks for the critique. The mix is definitely simplistic. I'll keep your
suggestions in mind when I attempt a final version. In pursuit of the ever
elusive superior tone I just picked up a PODxt Live. Loaded with tone, to say
the least. Hopefully I can coax something compelling out of it for this tune.
Thanks again for taking the time.
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said 5095 days ago (July 6th, 2005)
Solid electric guitar......
Hey, really a very classic electric guitar solo in this tune.
You move over those frets quite well. Bring on some
more if you are inclined to. Nice talking to you.

Jack
AquilA said 5095 days ago (July 6th, 2005)
Solid electric guitar......
thanks, much appreciated. It's a 'work in progress', this tune, and my skills.
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thoddi said 5087 days ago (July 15th, 2005)
The joy of making music
Its good to hear such joy of making music. It sounds to me like you enjoy this much (as i do too) and it pours out when you play. You should go ahead and give us more to listen to. If I should say something constructive about the piece it would just be to keep in mind that more is more... Simple hook lines can give the listener something to hold on to and will keep the piece together and remember.. breathe in, breathe out;)

Play on:)
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AquilA said 5086 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
The joy of making music
You hit the nail on the head. Was just rediscovering the guitar and encountered
Garageband as well. The combination was an absolute rush to me, a real joy.
Will keep your suggestions in mind for the next go round.
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FEEL said 5086 days ago (July 15th, 2005)
Nice Job
Dug this...very nice effects on the guitar...I use a zoom
also except I now pretty much go clean and use the
effects on Garageband or Logic. A little bit of a rythm
issues but hey good start!
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AquilA said 5086 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Nice Job
Thanks for the listen and I am working on improving my game. It's a slow go
though.
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said 5086 days ago (July 15th, 2005)
Two minute warning
Nice little jam. My only suggestion, AQ... is lower the
volume of the panned instruments... the lead should carry
the tune. You could develop this into a monsterous tune!
Cool melody progressions, a few notes could be fixed...
but a great start.
AquilA said 5086 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Two minute warning
Thanks for the constructive suggestions. It is a simple progression but
something that I find compelling. I will be developing this further in the future.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Z293 said 5085 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Getting Reacquainted
with your guitar must feel good, this time don't put it
down. To keep recording and posting is the best way to
keep the energy going. You are well on your way.
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eleveneyes said 5075 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
lush
love the chord progression and the lush mix of interesting
guitar tones. the phrasing in your lead playing is great.
can't wait to hear you in another two months!
thanks for sharing your talents.
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cjorgensen said 4993 days ago (October 17th, 2005)
Workflow?
Your process is messy. Got to be an easier way. What you trying to do?
Why run it through more apps than I have had girlfriends?

I prefer emotion to skill any day, but then that's because I have none of
the second. Love everything but the way it just cuts off.

And that it need words, but that is my bias.
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AquilA said 4992 days ago (October 17th, 2005)
Workflow?
It is rather tortured, isn't it? First, I was trying to unload the CPU (this was done
before GB2 and the track locking feature). Then, with the compression, trying to
make it sound fuller, and set it up to get louder. Audacity can't read the AIFF
file output from GB so I had to export it from QT. Audacity allows me to pump it
up without clipping. I'm sure there's a less painful procedure but I have a
penchant for punishment. I like lyrics too, but my voice is less than appealing.
There'll be a follow up version, hopefully with a better ending and some vocals.
Thanks for the listen and comment, and glad you enjoyed most of it.
Check out my latest song called Bounce Buffet w/ Hectorious
Macaudion said 4972 days ago (November 6th, 2005)
The sprinklers have turned on
YOU just played the living bjeezus outta that guitar of yours. It shouldn't be any goog anymore. That was some mighty fine playing. Sure, things were'nt perfect, but you know this by now - However, I can't believe that no one mentioned the pure raging ball of fire that roared here... Your playing was absolutely stunning! It really did take my good breath away... Seriously, that was quite the outrageous showcasing...

Looking forward to more

Dion
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AquilA said 4960 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
The sprinklers have turned on
Thanks for the kind words. The performance is pure emotion. Hopefully I can
develop some better technique without losing the passion.
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PowerTrio said 4961 days ago (November 18th, 2005)
string bender
Hey big A,
get those chops on the barbie and get cooking.
This is a start, and good to hear you picked up the guitar
again after 20 years. There are some good ideas in here,
so keep rocking and recording the goodies.

CheeRs
katchooliK
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AquilA said 4960 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
string bender
Thanks Mr Katchoolick. It has been fun to get back into it. Pity I ever put it
down. Looking forward to PowerTrio's first offering. I'm sure it will not
disappoint.
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futzpucker said 4958 days ago (November 21st, 2005)
Please, sir, may I have more?
I am in agreement with many of these comments that say that this is a
great re-introduction to your guitar, and that the obvious course of action
is to keep writing, recording, and posting. Give us all the treat of seeing
you progress. Your desire to play, combined with learning as you go, will
take you a long way.

Give us another one. Give us lots of other ones. I'll be watching...
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James_ Medd said 4840 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
Sounding Great So Far
I can really get on with a piece of music like this. If I were to develop this I
would make the the bass sound through much fuller...if that makes sense.
Excellent guitar work mind. Finish it please :-)
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James_ Medd said 4840 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
Sounding Great So Far
I can really get on with a piece of music like this. If I were to develop this I
would make the the bass sound through much fuller...if that makes sense.
Excellent guitar work mind. Finish it please :-)
Check out my latest song called Capas
jie said 4817 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
it is cool
some cool guitar work. like others I would like to hear it finished with a deeper bass and vocal. keep up good work,cheery

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alanfraser said 4813 days ago (April 15th, 2006)
It's a Cool Thing
I'm very much a believer that emotion is more important than skill but that's not to say anything negative about your moves. I thought the changes were cool and the way you drive them with the lead is happening. Nothing to say about the ending as it's still a draft. The bass was kind of spooky in the soundfield. Dunno if I'd keep it that way. It'll be interesting to hear how this grows.

P.S. I thought the tone of the guitar was very pretty. Is that amped or software?
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AquilA said 4812 days ago (April 15th, 2006)
It's a Cool Thing
No amp, and I guess it's software if the firmware in a Zoom GFX5 counts. Might
have added a little something extra in GB too. I've since moved on to a PODxt
Live. The bass is a bit out there. It's not a real bass, just a pitch shifted guitar.
My daughter always said it didn't quite fit. Thanks for taking the time to listen
and for the critique. Much appreciated.
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