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Old 01-04-2019, 10:12 PM
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I'm working on something and it starts out pretty decent and then just falls apart. I'll be starting the 5th version tomorrow morning. I might just shelf it and start something new.

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Old 01-04-2019, 11:07 PM
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I get it. I am working on a new song my writing partner and I just finished and have attempted about thousand lead guitar parts and I cannot for the life of me leave enough “space” in the lead lines. I keep wanting to play too many notes. The acoustic parts and the electric rhythm is fine and have the “air” that I want in the song. I keep going all Steve Vai on it when it needs B. B. King.
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:15 AM
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I keep going all Steve Vai on it when it needs B. B. King.


I always get a chuckle when I do 17 takes at a guitar part only to realize that I just need to play three notes
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:36 AM
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That’s normal, I think. Unless you’re composing purely on paper - and not many people I know can do that with any degree of facility - it’s common to experiment and work things out. With time and experience, sometimes you get to a satisfying result a little faster, but even great artists like John Coltrane had to work on their chops.
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:56 PM
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I shelved it for now. Something else started to develop, but I'm having one of those days where everything sounds wrong.
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I always get a chuckle when I do 17 takes at a guitar part only to realize that I just need to play three notes
It is amazing what can be done musically with the right three notes played the right way.
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...... I'm having one of those days where everything sounds wrong.
I have had more than one of those days as well. The problem usually goes away once I put the guitar down.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:39 PM
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I have had more than one of those days as well. The problem usually goes away once I put the guitar down.


That was my cure also. What a coincidence,
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I have had more than one of those days as well. The problem usually goes away once I put the guitar down.
Yep, that usually works. I find if I put the guitar down, then it stops making all those nasty sounds! (Pick it up again, and out they come....)

Seriously, yes. Come back to it later, and the problem has often sorted itself out.
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