Wow this one was done quickly, thanks to ‘brad sucks’ from ccmixter.org. I added heavy guitars, solos and outro to the tune and removed all the electronics and sound effects.
Ok for a huge change from my normal stuff, here’s a song with vocals. I got the vocals from the awesome collaborative and sharing site ccmixter.org and a vocalist named Songboy3. If you haven’t head about the Creative Commons licence you should check it out.
I used Reason drum and bass samples as well as a rhodes instrument and guitar loop. Cubase to do the final export to wav file and GoldWave to convert to mp3.
Due to a variety of reasons I am altering my Song A Week Project. More accurately, I’m slowing the pace of song creation to a more manageable level – about 1 song per month. Some of the reasons are:
So I will be still putting out new tunes, just at a bit of a slower pace for the foreseeable future.
How to harmonize a riff using 3rds (ie going up a minor or major 3rd from each note in the riff). I used the Dminor harmonic minor scale which has the following notes: D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C#, D.
Here’s the video. I’ve uploaded my videos to multiple sites at once now. Metacafe will reward me for viewership (unlike YouTube who got bought for $1.6B for user-submitted content). ;o)
Here’s the guitar tab: Week 6 Lesson – Harmonizing Riffs. Note the Drop D tuning and time signature changes in 4th bar.
This week’s free mp3 download has got a celtic flavor for my number one fan and Newfoundlander buddy Kerry Brown.
Blues for John is going to be track of the day tomorrow! (Friday, August 10).
It also won “Best Guitars in Blues Rock, week of 6Aug2007″ at Garageband.
Here’s the tab: Lesson Five – Triads and Inversions
If you want more info on theory for guitar, check out this theory for guitar book.
Here’s my latest song.
It’s a latin style song with typical chord progression influenced by Carlos Santana.