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Thread: Strictly Latin

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    good stuff, schmaus and satch! got the licks, just need to nail the rhythm and your off i think.

    Nice additional percussion Rudy, might have to have another blast over that myself

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    Had to have a go at this!

    I very rarely use the harmonic minor, so I attempted to stick to it through out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0192
    Had to have a go at this!

    I very rarely use the harmonic minor, so I attempted to stick to it through out.

    Steve
    Very nice Steve! It's obviouse that you are a real good Feel player. I like your vibe.
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    Heres my attempt I don't mind telling you I found this one hard. For the verse I used arps to follow the chords and more or less what Rudy was doing and kind of have a theme. I overdubbed some more arps for the bridge. Over the chorus I noodled using some simple scale and chromatic ideas (earlier latin advice from the Los Boleros man!). Actually it was almost a shame recording anything over that Tres!

    Hope this posts OK as there is something weird with my from home ISP today..
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    Nice job Ashc

    Actually quite nice! Your tone is clean, Bold and alittle abbrassive. I like that. You did exactly what I said and came up with a nice piece. Keep up the good work. you are on your way my friend.
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    Big Thanks!! All that arps practice is finally paying off. I will go to sleep with a big smile now!

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    That was an awesome song Ashc. The middle part was very gypsy .

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    Here is my attempt. I think is sounds strong initially but then I run out of fresh ideas... I think I stayed with the D Harmonic minor the whole time. Like the others have said - I am not very Latin. I listen to a lot of Al DiMeola and event tried to used part of one of his licks in there near the end but I am just not that good at this.

    I found this very difficult the Chorus really threw me off! I keep feeling a resolve to some other chord in there and try to play something that would sound like a resolution but it just keeps moving back and forth. I think I am trying to move to a G7 which would be a ii-V motion. I think I hear this motion because I always jam over ii-V progresions that move down the neck in whole steps (i.e. Em7 -> A7 -> Dm7 -> G7 -> Cm7 -> F7 ...).
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    Well your influences really show Johnny. I liked it. Sometimes I think you are not aware that you can resolve the dominant chord by just going down one more half step. All in all pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Los Boleros
    Very nice Steve! It's obviouse that you are a real good Feel player. I like your vibe.
    Thanks very much!

    I kept getting lost in the chord sequence, I guess I should spend a little more time learning it, but it's much more fun to dive right in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Los Boleros
    Sometimes I think you are not aware that you can resolve the dominant chord by just going down one more half step.
    Can you explain what you mean here? I am not sure I understand what you said .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJumper
    Can you explain what you mean here? I am not sure I understand what you said .
    During the Chorus, the Chords are i-V-V-i

    Dm-A7-A7-Dm

    The resolve notes for Dm are D,F,A
    The resolve notes for A7 are C#,E,G,A

    Notice that that the D and the F can drop down just a half step to resolve into the V7 chord. The A can either drop a whole step or just stay the same.

    I really liked your playing. It's just alittle constructive critisism. Keep up the good work.
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    I wasn't insulted I just did not understand. Thanks for the reply. Thanks too for spending the time to put this backing track together. It was fun...

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    Listened to everyone's takes, wow, really nice. I went ahead and gave it a go today. The backing screams out for a high sustain guitar... but I don't have the gear for that ... LatinSteve did a good job with that. I probably would have done a similar type of thing, but anyway. Going with a 100% unprocessed sound on mine. A bit comedic if I do say so myself, usually I can keep a better groove, this one is a bit broken up.
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    They call them fingers, but I never see them fing.

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    Mateo,

    Tone aside, you have a real kinda surfer sound. There were a few real kool moments. Like the first time through the decending chord bridge. That was kool
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