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Old 07-31-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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[C4C] Funk Rock Song Idea

I'd like to introduce to you "funk" rock song idea, I recorded in collaboration with ronhoward from this forum some time ago. There's no vocal since I couldn't find any vocalist, but I hope you'll like it.

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Old 08-02-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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Really liked the riff that comes in at 1:10, for the intro's I thought for a more funky sound you could have turned down the gain a little and emphasised some more up and down mute strums. Overall, great, wah guitar parts sound good
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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Thank you Actually I didn't use wah effect, the only effects I used were phaser and a bit of reverb.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:50 PM   #4
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I like it dude! I agree, a little less gain wouldn't hurt. Some interesting riffs though, espescially around 2:30 haha, that sounds great!

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:53 AM   #5
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Michael,
Sounds like the 70's (fine by me). To me this is purely rock as opposed to funk.....well maybe a little funky at times, but that is not important. I agree it could use some vocals. Around ~2:00 the playing could be tighter. The riffs are good. Audio quality is pretty good. Please review my music at this link:

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Old 08-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #6
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I like it dude! I agree, a little less gain wouldn't hurt. Some interesting riffs though, espescially around 2:30 haha, that sounds great!

If you wouldn't mind, could you check my stuff out?: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1554792

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Michael,
Sounds like the 70's (fine by me). To me this is purely rock as opposed to funk.....well maybe a little funky at times, but that is not important. I agree it could use some vocals. Around ~2:00 the playing could be tighter. The riffs are good. Audio quality is pretty good. Please review my music at this link:

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Thank you What do you mean by tighter? It's in time and generally I wanted to do two different melodies there... well actually three melodies, but Ron couldn't come up with anything on the bass.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
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The main riff is pretty good, which is essentially in a song where you're basically "jamming" around a central theme. I do like the little lick at 1:10, that was a nice touch. Would like to hear some more improv though! Well done

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Old 08-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #8
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I think you've got good ideas for a straight rock song; the main riff is pretty catchy and this song definitely has potential. If you want it to be more funky though, you'll probably want to dial back on the gain. The bass could also use more treble and get more adventurous to really get that funk sound. If the drums could get looser, you'd really have a cool funk rock song.

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Old 08-04-2012, 08:21 PM   #9
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #10
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Michael87,
The "tighter" it is, the more precise the timing is with the playing (that is musician's slang in English). The opposite of that would be "loose". At the other extreme, if a synthesizer or drum machine is controlled by a sequencer, and the timing is too precise, it will sound rather machine-like, and sometimes that is not wanted. With electric guitar, real drums, or electric bass, something played by an actual human, being too precise in timing is rarely a problem.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #11
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just started up. the intro riff is cool but not something I would associate with funk so i was a bit taken aback. funk generally doesnt have that much distortion, speaking of which im not a huge fan of the guitar tone here. its hard to describe here but it sounds a bit hollow. i dont mind it when chords are being strummed but on individual notes it sounds a bit plasticy. the bass is a bit too low ( i actually just remembered there was bass in it and listened for it and could pick it out but i wasnt hearing it before that). i dont mean this in a bad way but i wouldnt introduce this song as funk to people because its a good rockin number but people that are expecting that funk element could be put off by the tone of the guitar and the lack of presence from the bass. i think i see what you mean because the song has that jam to it that gets you up and moving but at least to me, the element of funk opens up an entirely different realm.

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Old 08-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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really nice song, the tone suits it(even if its a bit heavy) but overall i really enjoyed it, it isn't what i imagined when I clicked play but I really enjoyed it
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #13
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The "tighter" it is, the more precise the timing is with the playing (that is musician's slang in English). The opposite of that would be "loose". At the other extreme, if a synthesizer or drum machine is controlled by a sequencer, and the timing is too precise, it will sound rather machine-like, and sometimes that is not wanted. With electric guitar, real drums, or electric bass, something played by an actual human, being too precise in timing is rarely a problem.


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just started up. the intro riff is cool but not something I would associate with funk so i was a bit taken aback. funk generally doesnt have that much distortion, speaking of which im not a huge fan of the guitar tone here. its hard to describe here but it sounds a bit hollow. i dont mind it when chords are being strummed but on individual notes it sounds a bit plasticy. the bass is a bit too low ( i actually just remembered there was bass in it and listened for it and could pick it out but i wasnt hearing it before that). i dont mean this in a bad way but i wouldnt introduce this song as funk to people because its a good rockin number but people that are expecting that funk element could be put off by the tone of the guitar and the lack of presence from the bass. i think i see what you mean because the song has that jam to it that gets you up and moving but at least to me, the element of funk opens up an entirely different realm.

would you like to check out my new track and leave some feedback?
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Well yeah, this song definitely doesn't have funky tone, it's too heavy and I agree that it's more rock stuff, rather than funk, I just called it like that, cause like you wrote it has that small jam, although I had second thoughts as for the name, when I was uploading it. Thank for the crit

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really nice song, the tone suits it(even if its a bit heavy) but overall i really enjoyed it, it isn't what i imagined when I clicked play but I really enjoyed it


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Old 08-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #14
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Hm... That sounds nice but I found it pretty repetive, it could have been shorter. The melody is good, the recording quality could have been better also. Drums kinda tired me as well.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #15
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It definitely has a nice groove to it, though I still wouldn't class it as funk, like others have said. I do think there should be more of the jamming aspect of it, and less of the riffing. It gets sort of repetitive after a while, though riffs are good. You can get a lot funkier of a sound if your drums aren't as straightforward as they are (basic 4/4 rock beats), plus turn down the gain like some others have pointed out. Try throwing some offbeat (figuratively and literally) drumming in there and it should help as well!

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #16
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Greendaz, -Blue- Thanks for you reviews. Well like I've already written, there should be vocal there, so repetitiveness isn't something extraordinary in songs made for vocal, though I suppose it could be more complex, I could add some new riffs or at least some guitar licks here and there, I thought about it, but first it would be better to put there some vocal and then decide what to do later.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:29 AM   #17
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Hey! I enjoyed this very much. I definitely don't hear the 'funk' in this put there's not a really problem there. At 2:07 its a little off with the muting part of the guitar to me. Of course once you get vocals you should be pretty good. Take a listen to mine when you get the chance. thanks.

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #18
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StrangeDaze- Thank you for your review.
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