I like to play a lot of Beatles songs. I can’t help it, their my favorite band. But this one I never really did much with.
I decided to change that so about a month ago I went to learning it.
While I’ve learned a few faster songs, this is one of the slower ones I’ve tried to learn.
My goodness. Playing slow is just near as hard as playing fast. At least as far as keeping tempo goes I found it to be.
Best I can figure, this song (the real song by the Beatles) is at about 64 bpm. I just couldn’t get that slow, so I upped it to 72 bpm. Even that was hard to keep at it’s slow pace.
This one is audio only, sorry, no pics of me doing it.
It’s 5 tracks. There are 2 vocal tracks, one is a copy of the other. Though the original track has mild daw reverb added along with a daw 3 band eq, the copy track is dry.
There are 2 guitar tracks, but are their own tracks unto them selves. Both tracks the same guitar, a Casino. However I used two different amps. Both amps are live mic. The main track (the arpeggios) is a '65 Princeton Reverb-amp, reissue. I had fun with that one. 1st time I’ve turned it up to get some natural tube breakup. Oh Yeah. It was kinda loud to record as breakup don’t start till about 5 on the vol. dial, but I just turned down the recorder to compensate for the loud amp. Man, that was just a whole lotta fun! I think it added to my version of the song. I also had mild onboard reverb and tremolo via the amp to that track.
The second track is just strumming some chords. A bit of reverb on a Supro Blues King 12. That amp was just set for clean tones.
The last track is my maracas. I’ve used the shaker egg before on another track and it worked well. I just wanted to mix it up a bit so used maracas instead on this song.
This was a interesting song to try to cover since the original is mostly a orchestra. In lieu of a orchestra, I used two guitars with a amp set for mild breakup. Surely gives it a different flavor I think.
Like usual. There’s mistakes, hopefully not so audible, but if they are, it’s just ‘the way it is’ for when I play it seems. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be able to get through a whole song w/o errors. Which would be one of my goals.
Like usual. I’m looking for constructive criticism as I’m always wanting to do whatever song I’m doing better.
Any comments are welcome.
Sorry about the shaky, off pitch (at various places) vocals, I still say, I don’t sing!