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    Whoa, this is heavy! Jedi McFly's Avatar
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    I firmly believe the only way to become a better songwriter is to practice, so I try to do so whenever I get a chance. The problem is that I like to practice via these "demo/concept" pieces, so I need a few hours to sit down and program the drums, record the bass, and then of course the guitar parts. I'm not a strong writer, I can't write vocal melodies or lyrics to save my life, but I like stringing some riffs together. So here are two of my original demos/concept tunes for you guys.

    "Altered Dream"

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    "Picky"


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    I liked them both...catchy
    "Always hopeful, yet discontent,
    He knows changes aren't permanent
    But change is!"

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    They both sound good. My ears really liked "Picky"

    You've got talent. Keep up the great work.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Jedi- WOW!, both of those tunes are awesome! That's some excellent song craftsmanship!

    If that's a drum program, it's sounds reheheally good. Your bass parts are great as well.
    I'm so hack, I wouldn't know where to start, to create something like that.
    Altered Dream reminds me of a MSG canvas, with a good dose of Edward, and a splash of Satch.
    I really dig that open string harmonics part.
    Picky has sort of a Kings X groove to it, with a bunch of Ed, a few ounces of Ty, with an EJ garnish.
    I'm certain both of these songs would be great foundations for melodies, because honestly, I'm not a melodist at all, myself,
    but while I was listening to these, all kinds of melodies, and lyrics were swirling around in my head.

    I can sense you've learned to control the tight, and control the loose. Very well done!

    Nice dynamicosity!

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    Those were both awesome. Great tone man!
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    Well, Jedi you did it in one post...you made everyone scared to post their music!!

    That was seriously awesomesauce!
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    FANTASTIC! Really strong effort, those are great. Going back for another listen.

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    Well done Jedi! Melting our faces!

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    WOW! Those are both AMAZING! Please tell me if/when you do a release!

    Your songs make my songs look like shit!

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    Sounds great! I really like "Picky", starts off a bit like Ratt's "Nobody Rides For Free", then veers off into another direction...very cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Well, Jedi you did it in one post...you made everyone scared to post their music!!

    That was seriously awesomesauce!
    LOL! Keep an eye on the Share Your Videos thread,
    for a video of me tossing my guitars in the dumpster, LOL!
    (I'm just kidding)

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    Thanks for the kind words, guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by turnbuckle View Post
    If that's a drum program, it's sounds reheheally good.
    Thanks, man! It's a drum kit from Logic (one of the best $200 I've ever spent in music) but I program each and every individual hit. I think a big key to fake drums isn't using loops, but trying to create a drum part that a real drummer would make based on your tune.

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    Those were both awesome. Great tone man!
    Thanks, boss man. That's one take of a low volume 5150iii with an 8ms delay on one side.

    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    Sounds great! I really like "Picky", starts off a bit like Ratt's "Nobody Rides For Free", then veers off into another direction...very cool!
    I've never really listened to Rats before, so I'll look that tune up!

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    Great tunes, always enjoy your clips, jedi
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    Sounding great Jedi!

    Loving the tunes. Keep up the great work.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Jimi

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    Is the neck pickup soloing at 3:13 of 'Picky' your EVH Special?

    Tone sounds beautiful (and the playing is even better! ;-)

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