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It's Always Hard

By Anon_Buster on November 22, 2020 8:54 pm

     The last couple months I faced a plateau where I kept doing the same process for writing a song, but never quite felt like it was what I wanted. After I put out the Week 45 track, "Gate of Detrius," I learned that there are ways to make more interesting tracks. Since then, I've been working on making themes for tracks, more so than just creating a melody. The result has been longer sessions of writing ideas and playing with sounds to try and find ones that work for the track. Because I have been short on time because of work and learning more about song writing, I am working a little more on basic songwriting for guitar.

     The track you will hear is one I recorded after trying to make a melody alongside the chords. I found that holding fingers stationary while moving one or two created a lot of issues with which chord shapes and intervals I could use. IO think I understand why so many acoustic artists make up crazy tunings. I spent an hour just trying to get the first four chords to sound full while I moved my middle and ring fingers to play the melody/chords. Threw drums on it to try and practice finger drumming. Drum "patterns" are really weak in this track.

     This week's practice:
1) Acoustic guitar finger playing
2) Drums - finger playing on the fly (not programming patterns)W

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November 23, 2020 1:03 am

Digging that acoustic guitar.  I definitely do get why a lot of people use alternate tunings and capos and whatever else. 

November 23, 2020 2:58 am

Cool man, definitely a different sound than I'm used to hearing from you. Always nice to hear someone trying something new.  Guitar is sounding great, lots of cool parts in here. 

November 23, 2020 6:19 pm

Hey, this is awesome. Such a nice vibe. Digging the guitar too. The drums sound good in the mix, supporting the accoustic very pleasant. Well done.

November 24, 2020 4:24 am

It's nice to hear some acoustic guitar playing and the drums complements it nicely. Cool melodies and chords. You also did a good job capturing the sound well.

November 25, 2020 10:28 am

You're killing it on guitar.

The thing about guitar is that there're 6 strings, but you only have 5 fingers at best. It's a losing battle no matter what.

November 29, 2020 10:38 pm

The guitar melodies here are awesome.
Also the drums have some really nice swing to them, maybe since you played it by hand without some quantization.

November 30, 2020 6:33 am

This is different from what I'm used to from you, but I really like it. It's cool to hear you playing with the acoustic guitar and getting it to do what you want. This would definitely be a cool thing to keep playing with an exploring, because it's clear you've got some interesting ideas blooming.

December 18, 2020 5:47 pm

I'm enjoying your acoustic guitar excursions.  Especially on those picked lines.

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