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Guitar Session

By Anon_Buster on November 15, 2020 8:05 pm

I'm working on a longer piece that's challenging me to create, adapt, and evolve track more than I've ever done in the past. Instead of worrying about trying to finish it for this week, I decided to write an acoustic track. You can listen to me fudge my way around a song that I made as I walked from the basement, where I unpacked my acoustic, up two flights of stairs to my room. That really is all the forethought I put into this track, and you can hear it by the way I kerfuffle the chords and change sections of the song before I forgot what I had played 30 seconds ago. After manually automating compression throughout the track, I laid down a single take of a cello behind the guitar. This is the typical process I go through when laying down a track. Once more parts are added, that's when things start to take form.

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November 16, 2020 12:40 am

Some nice acoustic guitar explorations.  The cello sounds great underneath.

November 16, 2020 1:07 am

I really appreciate it when people share what they think of as first drafts and ideation. I really enjoy listening to that kind of stuff raw, and this is no different. It's a simple piece but there are cool ideas in this and I'm intrigued by how you might grow this track if you ever chose to.

November 16, 2020 3:30 am

sounds great!  i really enjoy this

November 16, 2020 7:24 am

Nice guitar work I like the cello too I like the way you layered everything

November 16, 2020 1:35 pm

As you mentioned, it doesn't feel like a "finished" track but it was fun to listen to your process.

November 17, 2020 8:03 am

It's nice to hear that recording and get the raw first draft and its original energy. The cello layers are a nice additional touch!

November 19, 2020 6:44 pm

Nice freeflow feeling. Nothing wrong with that.

December 18, 2020 5:45 pm

This has a nice mid 90s mtv unplugged feel to it.  The cello is a good compliment to the guitar.

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