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GaryParker wrote:

Hi everyone again,

I'd just like to share with you an Improv in a Joe Bonamassa (ish) style I did a while back at the beginning of December 2011 - anyways, here it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yC4Mtgr … mp;list=UL

Many Thanks
-Gary Parker

Really cool Gary, I've loved all your stuff, keep on doing what keeps you motivated....I can never get enough guitar playing for my ears smile

Shred

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I dont want anyone thinking that I care for one more than the other, so to all of you ...Tom....Jon...JBfan....Ians son....Gary and everyone who post their "goodies"....Thank You....and keep on...I really enjoy your skills....great idea Cathy, George and whomever, kids need a platform, and JB is all about helping and inspiring others, so this thread works well

Shred

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Ok, I'm going to post another one of my 12 year old son Jordan.

Back story: He came into my home office today and asked whether he could plug into my amp and pedalboard to play on his home built FrankenStrat (which he, his brother and I built together last month).

I said "Sure", and as he started, I got out my iPhone camera and secretly filmed most of it.  He doesn't know he is being filmed here.  I apologise for the sound clipping out like it is, but he was playing LOUD, and the iPhone mic does not handle that well... smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qGvE7MxAnU

Ok, it's not Blues, but it IS rock and roll...  My son is even wearing his Woodstock 'Rockstar' T-shirt! big_smile

JBLP Gold Top #129 - redubbed "#1 in Oz"

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Hi folks, I don't post here that much these days, but just wanted to say that I think it was a really good idea to set up this sticky thread. It gives young players the way to showcase their talent, and keeps other artists separate for those established acts that many of us take an interest in. Keep them coming, girls and guys. My friend Eilidh McKellar has played with Joe twice after he saw her videos, so you never know! smile

"The recently formed Edinburgh Blues Club has identified an appetite for the personal communication between musicians and audience that the blues long ago perfected." The Herald Newspaper (Scotland)
http://www.edinburgh-blues.uk

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Devan, Jordan is going places ... you should be proud. Keep him motivated!

Thanks for all the comments .... here is just an idea that popped into my head an hour or so ago and I just started recording it ... super short but it's just the intro and it's just the sort of thing I'd produce more of if I had the chance to make a record one day big_smile

http://soundcloud.com/jonny-lowther/fir … soundcloud

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Jlowther wrote:

Devan, Jordan is going places ... you should be proud. Keep him motivated!

Thanks for all the comments .... here is just an idea that popped into my head an hour or so ago and I just started recording it ... super short but it's just the intro and it's just the sort of thing I'd produce more of if I had the chance to make a record one day big_smile

http://soundcloud.com/jonny-lowther/fir … soundcloud


Sounds good Jonny. I guess every player finds his process to write songs. Stick with it wink   


Devan...Your boy makes me smile smile              Cathy

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Jonny - very cool intro!  I was just starting to boogie when it stopped! smile  Can't wait to hear what you build on it - I've started following you on SoundCloud.

Can I ask what software you used for the drum track?

Cheers, Devan

JBLP Gold Top #129 - redubbed "#1 in Oz"

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Jlowther wrote:

Devan, Jordan is going places ... you should be proud. Keep him motivated!

Thanks for all the comments .... here is just an idea that popped into my head an hour or so ago and I just started recording it ... super short but it's just the intro and it's just the sort of thing I'd produce more of if I had the chance to make a record one day big_smile

http://soundcloud.com/jonny-lowther/fir … soundcloud

Thats got Satriani written all over it! I was picking up a few of your blues licks from youtube the other night..some nice ones in there that have me stumped -you're really pissing me off! -S

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Thanks Cathy:)

Hi Devan, thanks! I just record everything on garageband and the drums are the preset loops on there

Here's something else....I'm not happy that it sounds really too modern ... i was originally trying to go for the blues deluxe album type of riff but my mixing is poor lol

Cheers Seth! I try to steal stuff from everyone ... Joe is my biggest influence though and I hope that comes through in my playing

http://soundcloud.com/jonny-lowther/song-idea-2

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I haven't posted my musical background on here yet but since I want to share these two compositions I may as well.

I started playing piano when I was about 9/10, learned extremely quickly. Within a few months, I had Fur Elise nailed. According to my parents I had a natural ear for music. I took keyboard lessons for a year then quit because of the slow pace. I also took piano lessons for a month or so but found them boring so quit. At this point in my life I hated most music apart from classical pieces.

Anyway, when I was about 13/14 I lost interest. My parents took me to see on Oasis concert and whilst I didn't really enjoy it, it changed my perception of music. I wanted to become a guitarist from then on. Got my Dad to show me a few chords on the guitar. I remember the first song he ever showed me, the first two chords of Morning Glory. He then retreated to the toilet for about half an hour, I got bored so worked the next few chords out!

Fast forward 3 years and here I am. 17 next month, and with an interest in almost every genre of music. Jazz, metal, classical, ska, punk, country, reggae, rock, blues, even some folk but that may be my Irish roots kicking in...

Anyway, I can still read (and write!) music and do tons of composing. My preference is to come up with a riff on the guitar or piano, put it in to a program called Guitar Pro then try and make a song out of it. Most of the stuff I have are just ideas that will probably never be used. Some are great and could be, but I'm never motivated to finish most of them. I usually compose very early in the morning, think 3/4 O'clock! I'll start listening to music around midnight, get inspired, then spend the rest of the night composing. Bloody typical.

One of my favourite ways to compose is to have a little "film scene" in my head. Whether that's a cavalry charge (I'm a sad history nerd) or a happy scene I find it really helps. Here are two pieces that I composed with them exact scenes in mind... see if you can figure out which is which!

They are MIDI by the way, but quite nice sounding nonetheless.

http://soundcloud.com/ampburner/film-piece-1

http://soundcloud.com/ampburner/film-piece-2

Check out me own stuff if you like smile

http://soundcloud.com/ampburner

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Jlowther wrote:

Thanks Cathy:)

Hi Devan, thanks! I just record everything on garageband and the drums are the preset loops on there

Here's something else....I'm not happy that it sounds really too modern ... i was originally trying to go for the blues deluxe album type of riff but my mixing is poor lol

Cheers Seth! I try to steal stuff from everyone ... Joe is my biggest influence though and I hope that comes through in my playing

http://soundcloud.com/jonny-lowther/song-idea-2

That one sounds a little Satriani'ish too, still awesome! I could definitely hear that in the background of a commercial or something. Very melodic. We all steel licks, and sometimes guitar faces/moves but hopefully you'll turn out to keep sounding like you. Its good you're recording yourself so you can hear it back. When I hear myself on a recording, usually (to me) my playing sounds better than I think it did when I was actually playing. Builds your confidence, which is cool. You just get so used to only hearing yourself through your amps in real time. -S

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helrazr84 wrote:
Jlowther wrote:

Thanks Cathy:)

Hi Devan, thanks! I just record everything on garageband and the drums are the preset loops on there

Here's something else....I'm not happy that it sounds really too modern ... i was originally trying to go for the blues deluxe album type of riff but my mixing is poor lol

Cheers Seth! I try to steal stuff from everyone ... Joe is my biggest influence though and I hope that comes through in my playing

http://soundcloud.com/jonny-lowther/song-idea-2

That one sounds a little Satriani'ish too, still awesome! I could definitely hear that in the background of a commercial or something. Very melodic. We all steel licks, and sometimes guitar faces/moves but hopefully you'll turn out to keep sounding like you. Its good you're recording yourself so you can hear it back. When I hear myself on a recording, usually (to me) my playing sounds better than I think it did when I was actually playing. Builds your confidence, which is cool. You just get so used to only hearing yourself through your amps in real time. -S

Yeah I know what you mean! But I just listened to this back again and the solo part and the main riff part really don't go together lol ... ah well only my first day attempting to write anything original! Rick B gave me some great advice also. The tone, mood, drums make the first half sound like a techno track or something even though it's a rock riff....I need to have a think...

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tom1995w wrote:

One of my favourite ways to compose is to have a little "film scene" in my head. Whether that's a cavalry charge (I'm a sad history nerd) or a happy scene I find it really helps. Here are two pieces that I composed with them exact scenes in mind... see if you can figure out which is which!

They are MIDI by the way, but quite nice sounding nonetheless.

http://soundcloud.com/ampburner/film-piece-1

http://soundcloud.com/ampburner/film-piece-2

Very very nicely done!  They would indeed make great film scores.  I especially love that first one, the build up of drama and then that lovely change at 1:05.  The second one also reminds me of a Gaelic/Medieval type scene piece.

BTW - Love your RHCP cover of 'Under the Bridge' too! wink

JBLP Gold Top #129 - redubbed "#1 in Oz"

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Devan wrote:
tom1995w wrote:

One of my favourite ways to compose is to have a little "film scene" in my head. Whether that's a cavalry charge (I'm a sad history nerd) or a happy scene I find it really helps. Here are two pieces that I composed with them exact scenes in mind... see if you can figure out which is which!

They are MIDI by the way, but quite nice sounding nonetheless.

http://soundcloud.com/ampburner/film-piece-1

http://soundcloud.com/ampburner/film-piece-2

Very very nicely done!  They would indeed make great film scores.  I especially love that first one, the build up of drama and then that lovely change at 1:05.  The second one also reminds me of a Gaelic/Medieval type scene piece.

BTW - Love your RHCP cover of 'Under the Bridge' too! wink

Thank you Devan for listening and commenting. I'm very happy you like them! The first one is my favourite too, it was actually two separate pieces at the start and as I was finishing up the first section I felt it needed a release of tension. The second part was just a nice little piano part that I really enjoyed playing. Truth be told it's just an arpeggio of the chords! Anyway, I added it to the end, put a nice contrabass line to it and it seemed to really work. Very proud of it!

I'm very glad that the second piece reminds you of Gaelic or Medieval music. Another person commented saying it reminds him of a Celtic melody. Yep, that's intentional. I have Celtic and Irish roots (might be why I'm so damn hairy actually) so it was easy for me to remember the happy Irish melodies I remember hearing at the pub when I was very young. I wanted to experiment with this piece, it's composed in 3/4 and in the key of Bb Mixolydian. I don't think that's a very common combination, but I've always liked the sound of the Mixolydian mode and though it would be interesting to compose in it. It resolves to C#m during the bridge section. Not entirely sure how I figured out how to make it work but it seemed to! I haven't got the transition completely seamless yet so I will be working on that soon.

And again, thanks for listening to the RHCP cover. This song was recorded for a project at college with me mates and I've used it in many other projects since then. It's the first quality recording we've done. smile

Check out me own stuff if you like smile

http://soundcloud.com/ampburner

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http://soundcloud.com/jonny-lowther/song-demo-3-mixed ... mixed version!

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Changed the title to encourage anybody that has clips or demos they would like to post.

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Talked to Jim and we'll continue to encourage our young players to post and forum members to consider their age when responding. Everybody is free to start their own thread. The hope is to keep the young'ins visible and in contact with each other. It's all good smile    Cathy

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Shredit wrote:
GaryParker wrote:

Hi everyone again,

I'd just like to share with you an Improv in a Joe Bonamassa (ish) style I did a while back at the beginning of December 2011 - anyways, here it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yC4Mtgr … mp;list=UL

Many Thanks
-Gary Parker

Really cool Gary, I've loved all your stuff, keep on doing what keeps you motivated....I can never get enough guitar playing for my ears smile

Shred

Hi Gary, great improv as usual, but a question as I am toying with Marshall haze 15, Blackstar HT20 or HT5. You play Blackstar what do you think for choice. Mainly for home fun with LP

Come on the Blades (sorry Idolbone just had to borrow your line)