I thought it was a month since I posted my first attempt at this - thankfully it’s only been 3 weeks, because if I’d given it the full month I’d be MUCH better by now
Still got lots to work on. Apart from the very obvious bends (although I think they’re getting better), and the vibrato (which is pretty much non-existent), I really want to work on the phrasing. Next time I might try @Richard_close2u 's backing track. I played to a metronome this time, but if I do that again I think I’ll just play the metronome over headphones.
Any input / comments / suggestions appreciated. Maybe just a cut and paste from #1 …
I also definitely hear an improvement, and I am without a doubt that this will be super in now time, I myself have started with the chords of this song, … I will not start all these bends just yet … I please follow this. have fun with the last bits,
Great progress Mari, all coming up nicely together. My suggestion is to put some compressor in to get your notes sustained for a bit longer. Other than that practice practice and even some more practice
@mari I can see and hear you’re making progress. Your bendy bendies are more on pitch, you’re starting to get a vibe and I think you’re bloomin’ marvellous for all of this.
I notice a lot of tension in your left hand, look at your little finger and thumb. I think you’ve had surgery and this may be the consequence, or is it that Gordon’s carthorse is about to run you over? That kind of tension drains energy and you know only too well that it can lead to injury.
Hi Mari, you’re definitely improving, bends and vibrato are better.
I think you’re going to find it difficult to get the sustain out of your Strat to get that long note, I think that you may need more gain and perhaps try rolling a touch of tone off if you can on what I assume is your bridge pickup. It might also be worth trying the middle pickup to see what it sounds like.
On the FX pitch you could try a Tube-screamer (or clone) before the compressor it’s something that I’ve done in the murky past!
Thanks for the suggestions you guys. I have been wondering how I’m ever going to get that one note to sustain long enough. My pedal collection is very limited (looper, reverb, and delay), no compressor or tube-screamer. The tube-screamer is $100-$300 at my local music store, and a compressor pedal starts at $125. That’s currently out of my budget, based on how frequently I think I would use them. Amazon.ca has an Amazon Basics line of pedals, and I could get a compressor pedal for $25 Amazon Basics Compressor Guitar Pedal - Fully Analog Circuit : Amazon.ca: Musical Instruments, Stage & Studio
Do either of you have an opinion on something like that? Waste of my $25?
I am a huge Gary Moore fan. 11yrs today, R.I.P. the greatest ever. Keep at it my friend. We may never be Gary but we can try to copy no better! I can play “The prophet” and “The loner” but doubt i would get the speed for this one! Keep her lit mate.
Actually Adrian that might work. I have a Katana 50 so will try some of the fx on it.I was using my VibroChamp tube amp set to British Voice and gain at ~ 7.5, but I will experiment with my Katana. Thanks.
In Katana you can set up on FX different type of compressor. I enjoy Boss type and D-Compressor where I ramp up the sustain to higher values. If noise is irritating you after playing with Comp you can go to noise gate and reduce background hum with it, it’s available on right hand side from Reverb tab.
Listened to this earlier. It’s starting to sound good. My first thoughts were sustain and roll back the treble, which I see has been covered above. I’ve got to hand it to you; you are taking on an all time great with this one. You’ve got a good start on it. Looking forward to future progress posts.
Haha no worries just so you know I was talking from Katana’s computer software perspective, not possible to do it with knobs unless you programme effects in, hopefully you have it all up and ready to go