Solo of the Month (SotM) #36 - Chat

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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 753
    edited May 19
    Rowby1 said:
    Really want to have a go at this....just need to find the time again!!


    It would be great to hear an entry from you.

     Last weekend before the challenge ends at 11:30pm on Wednesday 23rd May 2018.

    It's not a competition.
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 423
    Rowby1 said:
    Really want to have a go at this....just need to find the time again!!


    It would be great to hear an entry from you.

    Seconded
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  • markvmarkv Frets: 167
    edited May 20
    I've sent my entry in.

    It's a 60s spy theme, isn't it? Hence I have attempted to create "Theme from Unknown Man", the title sequence from a little-known TV series shown for 3 weeks only on ATV Midlands in 1969.

    In my simplistic way, "spy theme" boils down to semi-tone intervals and lashings of plate reverb. I suppose I was thinking of things like Get Carter (not actually from the 1960s, I know), The PersuadersThe Ipcress File and so on. So I fiddled around Am and added grace notes a semi-tone above or below where the main notes were until I got a melody that sounded suitably mysterious. I played the first half in 3/4 across the 4/4 beat to make it sound interesting, and the second half in 4/4, but shorter phrases, to make it sound like it was going faster.

    Production wise, this was straight into the audio interface and all effects in the box: JS  1175 compressor (one of the many compressors in Reaper), a bass amp plugin that came free with Computer Music, TAL's Dub II delay, Acon Digital Verb (also free with CM), and a (free) valve exciter thing to sprinkle a little pixie dust over the top. (I haven't gone for many paid plugins yet!)
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1290
    Sent one in!.
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 423
    markv said:
    I've sent my entry in.

    It's a 60s spy theme, isn't it? Hence I have attempted to create "Theme from Unknown Man", the title sequence from a little-known TV series shown for 3 weeks only on ATV Midlands in 1969.

    That alone deserves at least a point. 
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 753
    markv said:
    I've sent my entry in.

    poopot said:
    Sent one in!.

    ...and that's 7 entries now in the playlist.

    It's not a competition.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 753
     Next month full on rock??  Hold my beer, i have some shredding to do!
    Get on board for this one. It's 83bpm... That could mean at least 32nd note runs for you shredders .. ;)

    I've just come up with a heavy rock riff that I might use for next month's SotM. Would people be up for that type of backing track?

    It's not a competition.
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1290
    I've just come up with a heavy rock riff that I might use for next month's SotM. Would people be up for that type of backing track?

    Can’t think of a good reason for “no”!!!! Go for it!...
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 423
    I'll attempt a solo to anything. Heavy rock would be perfectly appropriate as far as I'm concerned 
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 208
    OK, entry sent ... I'm sorry, I'm very, very sorry!

    I promised myself I'd enter these every month but as usual life got in the way and I forgot.  I have had literally 5 minutes tonight before going to rehearsal and that's my last in time until past deadline ... so this is what you get.

    Honestly I feel dirty and ashamed, the playing isn't great and the fact I used a musicman monitored through my Quincy Jones headphones ... I just ... well, when I get back from rehearsal it's bed with no supper.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 753
    Bezzer said:
    OK, entry sent ... I'm sorry, I'm very, very sorry!

    I promised myself I'd enter these every month but as usual life got in the way and I forgot.  I have had literally 5 minutes tonight before going to rehearsal and that's my last in time until past deadline ... so this is what you get.

    Honestly I feel dirty and ashamed, the playing isn't great and the fact I used a musicman monitored through my Quincy Jones headphones ... I just ... well, when I get back from rehearsal it's bed with no supper.

    Very cool :) I hope there are no Japanese swear words in that entry.

    It's not a competition.
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  • mudslide73mudslide73 Frets: 1677
    Mine's sent. I was going for a Twin Peaks style theme tune but ended up losing my way slightly with the wang bar. Very enjoyable once again.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 753
    Mine's sent. I was going for a Twin Peaks style theme tune but ended up losing my way slightly with the wang bar. Very enjoyable once again.

    That makes 9 entries now in the playlist. Some great variety of approaches.

    The deadline is tomorrow at 11:30pm (23rd May 2018).

    It's not a competition.
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 423
    Bezzer said:
    OK, entry sent ... I'm sorry, I'm very, very sorry!

    I promised myself I'd enter these every month but as usual life got in the way and I forgot.  I have had literally 5 minutes tonight before going to rehearsal and that's my last in time until past deadline ... so this is what you get.

    Honestly I feel dirty and ashamed, the playing isn't great and the fact I used a musicman monitored through my Quincy Jones headphones ... I just ... well, when I get back from rehearsal it's bed with no supper.

    Wow. You bought one of those pedals. Please tell me you've gigged it inappropriately 
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 208

    Wow. You bought one of those pedals. Please tell me you've gigged it inappropriately 
    Does "in the outro of "Can't Stop the Feeling" during the big finale of the local am-dram panto" count? :)
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1290
    edited May 22
    Bezzer said:

    Wow. You bought one of those pedals. Please tell me you've gigged it inappropriately 
    Does "in the outro of "Can't Stop the Feeling" during the big finale of the local am-dram panto" count?
    Is it the “iron lung”? I have that in my board, modded so the mic actually comes out the amp... I use it at any given opportunity!....
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 208
    Ha ha, nothing so tasteful :)
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1290
    Bezzer said:
    Ha ha, nothing so tasteful :)
    What did you use?
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 208
    Ah, man, I didn't want to admit actually owning it .... :)

    One of these monstrosities:

    :)

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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 423
    @Bezzer that's inappropriate but mildly inappropriate... I'd like to see it used for something like the second solo in Comfortably Numb
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1290
    Bezzer said:
    Ah, man, I didn't want to admit actually owning it .... :)

    One of these monstrosities:

    :)

    Omfg that’s brilliant!... 
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 208
    @Bezzer that's inappropriate but mildly inappropriate... I'd like to see it used for something like the second solo in Comfortably Numb
    I am still pondering a Satch cover ... Always with Me, Always Miku ...

    Or maybe Freebird ...
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  • DulcetJonesDulcetJones Frets: 399
    Bezzer said:
    Ah, man, I didn't want to admit actually owning it .... :)

    One of these monstrosities:

    :)

    Wow.     That is frightening and fascinating at the same time.  My biggest concern would be fighting the urge to do Peter Frampton covers, which could lead to crossing some sort of line  that some would probably consider inappropriate,

    Whoever called it "rush hour" should not be allowed to name anything else.

    Dulcet Jones Creepy Music Blog http://dulcetjones.blogspot.com/

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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 423
    Bezzer said:
    @Bezzer that's inappropriate but mildly inappropriate... I'd like to see it used for something like the second solo in Comfortably Numb
    I am still pondering a Satch cover ... Always with Me, Always Miku ...

    Or maybe Freebird ...
    Miku of Puppets?
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 423
    Bezzer said:
    Ah, man, I didn't want to admit actually owning it .... :)

    One of these monstrosities:

    :)

    Wow.     That is frightening and fascinating at the same time.  My biggest concern would be fighting the urge to do Peter Frampton covers, which could lead to crossing some sort of line  that some would probably consider inappropriate,
    I assume you've never seen this video. Possibly the best pedal review of all time




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  • DulcetJonesDulcetJones Frets: 399
    Holy crap!  I have never heard of this and it's been around for 4 years or so?  What really scares me is how much I want one now, knowing fully that I will never actually use it for anything but goofing around.  If these had of been on the market 20 years ago when my daughter was little she might have shown more interest in guitar.  Back then her favorite movie was "Totoro", an early anime styled kids show and she was collecting and trading pokemon stuff.

    Whoever called it "rush hour" should not be allowed to name anything else.

    Dulcet Jones Creepy Music Blog http://dulcetjones.blogspot.com/

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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 753
    Entry closes tonight at 11.30pm.
    It's not a competition.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 753
    Entry closed.

    It's not a competition.
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