Hey Matt, thanks! Per Nilsson is my hero!. When I get a chance, I will listen to the other entries
CHAVIE-Such good tone and phrasing! love that descending pentatonic line!
MATT- your take on improv is interesting. I like how you added harmonies in after going back through. Very melodic. If there is one thing I would say to work on is maybe trying some chromatic stuff out over this.
NICK-Very Very nice phrasing, I love how you started this out. That tone is also perfect for this track.
Joemarro: Nice axe !!! like someone mentioned earlier, I liked that you avoided the cliche pentatonic stuff
cool runs and phrasing bro.
Nick james: Nice, your take kinda reminded me of Satch, which instantly gets you points in my book :P
Matt: The playing in the beginning kinda reminded me of the guy in your avatar, really nice harmonies
this was my fav take this month.
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Chavie - next choice of tones! You've got some great snappy lines in the middle of your range, and I love the double stop bends at 0:40!
Joemarrotech - I love where you take the solo at 0:47! Before that, I think you weren't quite feeling it, as the phrases weren't flowing together smoothly yet - but the second half! Nice! That melodic line is great, and I love the legato runs and grainy diads.
Matt - Great layering! The placement of the harmonies is fantastic. It reminds me of a Satriani 'Starry Night' vibe, which is great. I love your feel and pocket overall, though it feels rushed at 0:49. I dig the ballsy vibrato, too!
Nick James - I love the opening motif, and the one at 0:47, though I'd like to hear them both developed more. They'd be even more effective if tighter, but I really like your aggressive attack on the scrapes and bends. The sparse harmony lines are a cool touch, too!
Awesome playing this month, guys!
Chavie - killer tone! I really dig the slightly overdriven, but clean approach you took here. The bluesy phrasing and bends are really nice and you do a good job of developing the track and making it feel like a song. For the faster picking sections, try experimenting with more different patterns to spice things up, and also maybe different rhythmic groupings and variations - for example, try groups of 5 or 7, and maybe try to mix the 16th-note bursts with some triplets. Just some ideas to mess around with!
JoeMarroTech - Many great melodic ideas here, and you navigate through them really smoothly! I really dig how you mix different bursts throughout the phrasing and land right back in the groove. The energy picks up really nicely in the middle and builds from there. I would prefer a slightly less bright tone with a little less gain, but that's really an individual thing. Oh, and nice shirt! \m/
Matt - really nice warm tone, with appropriate delay. I really like what you did with the harmonies throughout, that was a really nice touch which contributed to making this feel like a song. The bluesy approach to the Em chord (starting with the power chord, then descending) was really cool and stood out, as did the build up at end of that section with the harmonies. I would consider leaving even more space and being quieter dynamically in the beginning so that that build up later in the track feels even more powerful.
Nick James - Another great use of harmonies. Those are some great memorable melodies and I like that you restate them in the song and develop them throughout the tune. The double-stops and rhythmic scratches are a great touch! Same goes for the ending, where you bring down the dynamics and bring it some passing tones into the melody - very tasty! The basic tone was nice, but I would try experimenting with longer delay times and mix them lower. I would also try slowing down the vibrato a bit for the feel of this song.
Great work everyone! Hope to hear you again in the May Jam!
Sorry i took so long to reply.
I've actually been working on 5's and 7's, so its funny you should say that.
maybe on next months jam