I tried to acoustify some licks from this song’s keyboard solo. It’s basically just the intro/outro of that solo because the middle part of the keyboard section got too complicated for me to transcribe. I recorded the strumming chord progression first and then recorded the solo part while listening to my strumming so that I’d be able to kinda match them up.
Oh and I decided to mumble along the words to the strum recording, but cut out the first 2 verses because I thought the repetitive chord progression with my lackluster vocals was just too long of a wait to get into the main part.
I did keep in the last verse after the solo though, which shows why I mainly concentrate on doing fingerstyle stuff
Feedback, tips, general comments are welcome as always.
I like the solo and the Santana vibe, and I like your mumble as well ,It gives a nice dark variety
Hey Dro… I think you should sing more often… I wouldn’t call it lackluster vocals… I would just call it confidence… the more you do it the more confident your vocals will become… you have a voice dude and I felt it suited that Santana vibe. Beyond my play grade to offer name meaningful feedback and tips on playing. I’ll just sign off with a kudos and thanks for sharing.
@roger_holland Thanks Rogier, glad you liked the solo. The ‘dark variety’ description sounds cool and mysterious, so I’ll happily take it
@Socio Cheers James. Some people know their vocal key/range, whereas I have zero clue what I’m doing. But thanks for the kind words… if I decide to try out some more vocals in the future at least I now have this one as a starting point.
I agree with James @Socio, you should just give it a try more often and your mumbling will turn into actual singing. Using your vox is also just a skill that needs to be learned and trained, as is playing guitar.
You have it in you, you can’t but try and see where it goes. Sing along with songs you like, or just humm along to a chord progression to get a feeling for your voice.
Regards the soloing, I’m not familiar with the song so I don’t know how it’s supposed to sound. I just had the feeling, it had a few rhythmical fluffs in the beginning, but maybe it’s supposed to be like that. Kudos for turning a keyboard solo into guitar! Not so easy, especially as you transcribed it yourself. Chapeau! So all in all, very well done - mumble a little more!
Nice one Sandro. Lovely sounding piece and the first time I’ve heard you sing. You should definitely sing more often!
I don’t listen Santana so from total outsider perspective I enjoyed this playful and fun interpretation .
@Lisa_S Thanks Lisa. I kind of always have an inside voice that I don’t think is really suited for projecting outward. But yeah I guess I’ll try to mess around with it a bit more to see how it goes
Here’s a link to the keyboard section if interested: https://youtu.be/6EMqXsy_Zwo?si=rgeZ8rqY_aSkqZXa&t=81
I mainly covered the intro part 1:22- 1:44. The middle section after that gradually gets a bit too complicated for me to find the right spots on my guitar, so I skipped it and jumped back in at around 2:08 to get some sort of outro for it.
@Eddie_09 Much appreciated Eddie. Yes that would be the case because this was definitely the first time I’ve uploaded with vocals
Apart from having a quick chat with a handful of peeps that stuck around after an OpenMic a while ago, I don’t think anyone else from here had heard me speak before.
So as you and some of the above have mentioned, I might try to force myself to do it more often.
@RadekSiechowicz Cheers Radek, glad you enjoyed it. I felt like trying to mix it up a bit and test the waters… but I will be heading back to good ol’ fingerstylin’ soon enough
That was some pretty sweet playing Sandro. A very nice job on the picking. I also liked your vocals. Maybe you don’t just need to stick to finger picking.
Dude that was really good. Your playing keeps getting better.
I’m curious if you ever use a pick?
@SgtColon Thanks Stefan. I can’t promise more than 1 vocal video per year, but I’ll try
@jkahn cheers JK. Nah I don’t use a pick these days because I was really impatient when I was starting off with it. But I guess I should revisit it to try get a bit more oomph out of the strings.