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Old 07-06-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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Arrow New York State of Mind fingerstyle arrangement (C4C)

My arrangement of the amazing Billy Joel song. I arranged the chords and melody to be played at the same time on classical guitar. I'd like opinions on my arrangement as a whole, I notice my playing on it is not perfect. I mic'd my guitar with an Audio-Technica AT2020 usb mic and recorded through garageband but I am new at recording. Critiques on the overall sound and arrangement would be very helpful
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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Nice cover i loved it! keep it up!

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Old 07-08-2012, 04:56 AM   #3
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That was great! My only complaint is to turn the bass down on your mix and really dig in the strings with your nails to get a nice bright tone. Your chords were well executed and your timing was nicely done too. That guitar probably has a beautiful tone, and I think you could get a better one out of it if you just tweaked your mic settings a little bit and make that baby sing like it should.

That's just my opinion on your tone. Others might like it bassy like that, but I think it muddies up everything and restricts your higher notes and mid range harmonics from being heard.

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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Thank you for all the great comments I'll try experimenting with the tone, I agree it's too bassy. Sorry for the late reply, my powers been out.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:41 AM   #5
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Overall a great job. The arrangement was beautiful, a couple slip ups here and there but definitely something to be proud of. I think you could do with a lighter sound also, do you play with nails?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:28 PM   #6
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Nails? I'm on the verge of growing out the claws for fingerpicking
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:24 PM   #7
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I really enjoyed this, Im a huge Billy Joel fan and this is a beautiful arrangement, great job
couldn't find anything I disliked about it
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