This was based on the https://talonsrockband.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/asynchronous-jam-fleetwood-macs-dreams/ that Mr. Jackson posted, so I added a little bit of stuff onto it. This is my first time trying something like this, so this probably doesn’t sound that great or fit the original assignment that well, but..oh well.
Ok, here’s a potential project / assignment / lark for those of you looking to experiment with a new chord and potentially a new way to collaborate musically across space and time. Allow me to introduce the Asynchronous Jam, and the Fleetwood Mac classic, “Dreams.”
The verses rely on the central groove of F – G, and the choruses are a similar tempo shifting between A minor and G. Here is a lyric and chord chart to the song if you would like to play along, record a new layer to the scratch track – lead guitar, vocals, or new arrangements of the cover.
To join the asynchronous jam, GarageBand users can download the Soundcloud file above and record new tracks of their own. (A lower-fi option is recording yourself playing/singing along with the track playing on speakers through a second device’s Voice Memo or Soundcloud/Audioboo ap. Be sure to tag your work Asynchronous Jam.
Beginning with the same chords, we find ourselves in a similar situation to last year:
In what could be called an AAA song structure, Ritter uses the repeating patter of D / D / Em / G (although he seems to play live with a capo on the second fret) to build a galloping country anthem along the riff:
The above riff, and this complete tab are courtesy of CowboyLyrics.com & the work of Matt Rowly.
You can hear #IntroGuitar’s first efforts at the chord progression below, recorded live February 19th, 2014:
As well, here is a slow bass riff for beginners to accompany and strum along to in learning the progression (there is also a brief introduction to making/participating in Asynchronous Jams in this post):
Last year, Colin Jagoe also made an excellent rhythm track that’s a little faster than the bassline above and employs both his tenor guitar, and a mandolin. Enjoy!
I added vocals to Colin’s track here:
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