Challenge accepted

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So here’s my attempt at the bass track for Van Morrison’s Wild Night. Maybe someone can download it and play over it and make me look good. Or at least better.

Playing with a metronome is hard. I can really empathize with this guy (Warning: cat video). I slowed it down to 110 beat per minute, and left at least four bars of lead-in to make it a little easier for anyone else to play along with it. I’m not sure how many mistakes I made. The pattern I was trying for was
verse – pre-chorus – chorus – verse – pre-chorus – chorus – chorus

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2 thoughts on “Challenge accepted

    bryanjack said:
    February 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Nice work, Paul! The bassline is pretty smooth here, and will be fun to play along with for sure. Though there is something you can do (either here or in a future recording) to make the process a little more fluid: record yourself while listening to the metronome in headphones, so the ticking doesn’t show up in your recording (or the subsequent layers). I like that you’ve slowed the rhythm down some, as well – both to make it more playable for beginners on Bass as well as Guitar, and to give the song more of our own feel/not try to imitate Van’s scorching rendition.

    Nice work!

      phb256 responded:
      February 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      I thought the click might help – it emphasizes the beat and the one better than my playing – but it is way too loud. I tried using this one (http://www.gieson.com/Library/projects/utilities/metronome/) because it sounds more like a real drum, but it didn’t work out so well when I tried recording. Eventually I’ll get it.

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