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This is a little groove I put together a while back and put some 'stream of consciousness' guitar playing on it. I sort of forgot about it and ran across it the other day. Since I haven't posted anything in a while, I decided to dust it off and mix it up a bit more and now you have it: Steady.

No Picks were harmed in the making of this song.
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Song Stats
Hits: 4664
Comments: 29
Fans: 10
Plays: 273
Downloads: 182
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Jun 03, 2007 - 07:46:51 PM
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2007 - 05:27:03 PM Last Played: Oct 17, 2018 - 04:59:52 AM
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Hardware:
G5 Duel Core, Fender Strat, M-Box
Software:
GB2,Drums on Demand, Ozone 3
Comments
said 4208 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
picks :)
so,.... I'll add it to one of mine own picks.... heh

Glad you dusted this one off, has plenty of punch where it counts. Nice work on the guitar, and good driving cadence.

Thanks for sharing it.

. - Harold
chakeres said 4208 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
picks :)
This song was all done with my fingers and no pick. I play a lot with my finger but general keep a pick in my month just in case I need it. :-) Thanks for the comment.

JAC

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"It's All Been Done Before"
Check out my latest song called Steady
Ed Hannifin said 4208 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
I am so in the mood....
...for this kind of sound...

I love the compression you're getting on the total mix...I'm guessing this is more of the well-thought-of effect of Ozone 3...

Musically, I just really like everything. I like the sound and the particular beat being played by the drums, and the tone and the steady underpinning of the bass....

And then there's that electric guitar over the top. I love the tone you're getting on the electric guitar, and also the compression on that particular instrument...

Finally, I really enjoy WHAT you're playing on the guitar... Should've started with that, I suppose, except that I just came to this tune from investigating Ozone 3 on the Internet, AND with the thought on my head that I'd like to hear some electric guitar playing... And here it was... Clean attack, neat attack, nice phrasing...

Anyway, I like it top to bottom is what I'm saying...

Ed
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chakeres said 4208 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
I am so in the mood....
Thanks Ed, I remixed this with Ozone 3 and really like it a lot. I started using Ozone 3 a few months ago and it has really improved the sound of my songs. It's a real nice mastering tool. I keep learning more about as I use it. Glad you like the mix.

JAC

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"It's All Been Done Before"
Check out my latest song called Steady
***itiswotitis*** said 4207 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
great grindy
sounding guitar. nice driving beats...good stream of conciousness you have flowing!
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caroline said 4207 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
ha!!! about time too!!!
s'great to hear you again!!!! big loves xoxoxo
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chakeres said 4207 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
ha!!! about time too!!
Thanks caroline. Slowly getting things back together, still not quite there but on my way.

John

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"It's All Been Done Before"
Check out my latest song called Steady
RacerX said 4207 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
rip it up
chill to the bone, tone.
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Mcboy said 4207 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
kool jamming...
love the tone...and expression.....JAC i have'nt given up on that collab .....just that the vocals have'nt been forthcomming...i am trying to enlist some other vocalists that might fit the song(lyrics are done) and see what happens....great to hear your guitar voice again...peace....
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chakeres said 4207 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
kool jamming...
Thanks Mcboy. Nice to have something posted again. I'm sure when the collab is done it will be great. Can't wait to hear it. Cheers,

JAC

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"It's All Been Done Before"
Check out my latest song called Steady
drakonis said 4207 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Kickin da Chak!
Good to hear your lix around here again! You chose to leave the reverb off the guitar, which gives it an up-close-n-personal feel to it. It also keeps the mix clear and uncluttered, works really well. Since you used your fingers, I have no nit-picks :-) Hope life is going well for you... let's hear some more of those rippling riffs!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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chakeres said 4207 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Kickin da Chak!
Thanks for the comments Drak. I've been lying a bit low lately had some things going on that has kept me away. Anyway hope not to make is so long between post next time. Next one I may use a pick, a Kat pick to be exact..hehe

JAC

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"It's All Been Done Before"
Check out my latest song called Steady
baki said 4207 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
that pic
...the art cover - is that your guitar after playing this solo? :) cheers
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chakeres said 4207 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
that pic
Yeah, a wall of concrete. ;-)

JAC

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"It's All Been Done Before"
Check out my latest song called Steady
alfalpha said 4206 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
...long time- no see...
...it's really great to see you back on board John...I sincerely hope we'll be seeing more of you around here, more often, from now on!

Yet another Ozone disciple! (Which you're clearly becoming a master of!) It certainly fattens the mix, I particularly love the drum kit's pattern, which, for me, is only established at the end of this piece. I'd love to hear the drums, (and bass ) perhaps, established in the intro for a wee bit longer- prior to the lead guitar's entrance.

In any case...this ditty really kicks a.s!

....so good to have you back Dr. Chaks!

Cheers,
Alf
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chakeres said 4205 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
...long time- no see...
Hey Alf, thanks for the comments and it's nice to have something posted again. I have had a lot of things going on that has kept me away. I have a few songs in the wings so maybe there won't be such a long time in between, for the next one. Ozone 3 is a really nice plug in and makes a huge difference in the final mix. Nice to have the title 'Dr. Chak' back. :-)

JAC aka Dr. Chak

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"It's All Been Done Before"
Check out my latest song called Steady
perceptualvortex said 4206 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Nice to see you around here again, John
You always have a cool tone on that guitar, and a unique way of making it talk. I really dig your playing, and it's a kick ass rhythm section you've put behind this jam.
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chakeres said 4205 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
to see you around here again, John
Thanks David, always look forward to your comments. This year have been very dynamic and my time has been taken up with a number of things keeping me away. Hopefully it won't be so long between songs next time. Still it does'nt matter how long one is away, still can't get use to the drive by bombings. Always, maybe one of these days we'll do another collab. Hope all is well with you. Glad you enjoyed my latest.

John

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"It's All Been Done Before"
Check out my latest song called Steady
perceptualvortex said 4205 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
Yeah
The bombings are awfully strange. I gave you straight 10s to try to correct your score a bit. I would love to do another collab with you; send along some guitar, or maybe I can get a rhythm section together that's good for jamming over.

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ziti said 4205 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
no bombs from me
just solid scores. my only nit is a bridge or change somewhere would be cool....but your playing is playful, and original and very enjoyable.

Nice to see yer face in the place!

deep bows

z
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Axgrinder said 4204 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
Old school rocks!
Nice playing man, you burn! exceptional all around. You've "Streamed my Consciousness" steadily thru-ought the whole song.
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bud said 4098 days ago (September 21st, 2007)
Just thought I'd drop by
and boy did I get a nice earful of excellent guitar. Great playing and the mix is sweet. I really like your tone and phrasing here.
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chakeres said 4097 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Just thought I'd drop by
Thx for the listen and comments Bud, I'm glad you liked the song. I was pretty happy with my playing, it was all done with my fingers and no pick. Playing that way gives me a lot of options for different sounds.

JAC

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"It's All Been Done for a Reason"
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composerclark said 3890 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Finger pickin' good (sorry! bad pun!)
Man, it's been waay too long since you posted a track! That's some great guitar-playing there! It's neat to read that you did this with fingers, no pick; I mostly play electric guitar with no pick too, probably because I'm too lazy to work on improving my pick technique! Anyway, this is very fine, and I hope you post more music here soon.

I see some coot(s) gave this fives, which is ridiculous. I'm givin' it tens! That'll learn the coots of this world! Or maybe not, but what the heck.
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chakeres said 3890 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Thx for the props
and I'm glad you enjoyed the song. Yeah it's been a while since I posted, I've been busy with other parts of life. I have a couple things in the wings that I may post soon. I like playing with my fingers, sort of picked up on it from Jeff Beck. As for the 5's I don't get it, seem every time post a song someone bombs it. Anyway, thx for coming around and putting some new life in the song.

Cheers,
JAC
Check out my latest song called Steady
said 3758 days ago (August 26th, 2008)
Steady
Wow ! This is some great rocking tuuune you got going on here.
I love it. Interesting bio too. :)

LTMP
Ibstrat said 3739 days ago (September 14th, 2008)
Just
stumbled upon this.I too play w/o a pick.This is great stuff!
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Livingstone said 3488 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Good work Chak!
the guitar almost reminds my of led Zep. the dronning bass sets the the song up right from the start.. great mix altogether..Any new stuff coming into the site?
Char said 3040 days ago (August 14th, 2010)
Holy Hell!
Now, I'm going to have to spend some time on your page. I thought this was just about perfect. :)
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