ronster wrote:Nice job Bill. Not an easy song by any means to sing play and remember. If your looking for comments I'd go with try to keep belting tune out with feeling all the way through. A few moments where you kinda run outa air or not ready for the vocals and it goes a little weak. I would also add more runs between your chord changes to give it more of that Jerry feel. If you want me to tab a few examples I would be happy to. Excellent lead, fit in very well with the tune. Are you playing that in G all the way through are following chord patterns? If you want to tab that out for public consumption I would be grateful. Are you using a webcam with built in mic or do you use a digital camcorder and seperate mic? Looking to get set up and would appreciate any advise on cameras, mic, and editing software.
Thanks Ronster - Singing has never been my string suit - duh. You're right and as much as I try to keep it upermost in my mind - belting it out - I have moments when I trail off. That's one of the reasons I'm doing this. Unless I'm jamming with someone, so much of my time is devoted to everything but playing and singing a tune end to end. I know that probably sounds weird but much time is devoted to scales and approach. It's about time I focus more on the finished product.
I was also conscious of the fact that I didn't want my vocals (as shaky as they can be) too high in the mix. Only a problem with an acoustic and due to the way I'm set up.
Yea I'd like to see some runs - but my focus for these vids is kiss - keep it simple stupid, as playing alone I want to hold it together, although I always play it similar to this.
I'm following the changes. I guess you'd call it modal in that there are subtle changes from chord change to chord change i.e. added notes and chromatic phrasing, passing notes etc.
Tab it out? - Yikes - it'll take me a week! I'd have to disect the vid. I'll take a look at it with that in mind.
For all of these 'performance' vids I'm using my mac book with the built in isight camera and I'm editing with imovie.
I think Gregg is working on some jack straw instructional stuff I sent to him a week or 2 ago. That's done with a canon camcorder a bud lent me hooked up to my pc and edited with pinnacle studio. I send those to Gregg as huge files (4 are about 2.5 gigs) and he compresses them for the site.
Some of my earlier instructional stuff was done with the vid function on my panasonic digicam.