Dominik Graeber

SGS Lesson 10 - My Solo #1

So I wrote a backing track and soloed over it as final exercise on lesson 10. This is the first of two solos I recorded, each has their own mistakes and imperfections but I am glad I spent the time with lesson 10.
Loved this. Lots of motifs in there. Just then the backtrack up a little it was a bit hard to hear what track you were playing too.
 
Loved this. Lots of motifs in there. Just then the backtrack up a little it was a bit hard to hear what track you were playing too.
Thanks a lot Calvin!
Hm, I don't see that problem. The backing track shouldn't get louder. Probably you mean the couple of pinch harmonics I messed up in the end? I didn't realise I should not try them on the neck pickup 😂
 
Nah just noticed your lead over powered the back track a bit too much. I nor ally turn the back track down a bit but maybe just the headphones I was listening to had it difficult to hear the background track. It just makes it easier to hear the changes in the chords and if you're doing anything when the chords change you know what I mean? Most people subconsciensly (is that right so?) do it without realizing.
 
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Nah just noticed your lead over powered the back track a bit too much. I nor ally turn the back track down a bit but maybe just the headphones I was listening to had it difficult to hear the background track. It just makes it easier to hear the changes in the chords and if you're doing anything when the chords change you know what I mean? Most people subconsciensly (is that right so?) do it without realizing.
Gotcha. I only turned the Backing track down in the mix. It was the same volume as the solo when recording. I really struggle to identify any change or even rhythm when I am playing because I really have to focus on my playing. Most of the time at least, working on it.
 
One thing I've noticed when recording is the volume level in headphones mean nothing. You gotta track the bar that shows the dbs. You want it in green to yellow. Not red.. that's where I mix my volume. The lead is yes usually a tad higher but I dont like to drown out the rhythm too. The chord changes explain why you do what you're doing. It takes time to get used to. Trust me mine used to be bassy and loud and annoying.

Andnkikeni said most people dont think oh I'm gonna change it up now usually the chord change tells them to do it. Eventually you'll get to a point where the change happens and you already know what you wanna do. Me personally.. I'm only there on a couple scales. The blues scale is one I've gotten down now pretty good.
 

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