#3
Quote by kyladie
Sounds tasty and your playing is flawless - what's there to complain? I think it would have sounded even better without the drums, and a little bit slower. Just my opinion.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1656515
Glad you like it kyladie and thanks for the input. I just put up a mix without drums:

EDIT: new mix 9/22
http://youtu.be/w2osinfSOT0
Last edited by Tim Lawler at Sep 27, 2014,
#4
I'm glad you posted the music notation! THat gives the listener a sense of what the piece should sound like, enhancing expecation, and then blowing us away with delivery. This was well executed and the argeggios backing them up sounded dark and lovely. I preferred the no drum track!

C4C please?
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1656363
#5
Don't know if anyone else noticed but your left hand barely moves horizontally on the neck. Isn't that the way classical guitar players use to play?

Was that a circular vibrato at 0:37?

The only thing I'd complain here is the song's length, I want more of it!
Really, the only thing I could suggest would be to try to use more guitars to add some nice harmonies, I think it would really make everything shine a lot more.

Keep it up dude, awesome work!
#6
Quote by owen556
I'm glad you posted the music notation!
Thanks owen556. I wrote it out after recording it really just because I think staff notation is graphically beautiful. Of course notation's only ever a rough blueprint of what's really in music.
#7
Quote by mp8andrade
Don't know if anyone else noticed but your left hand barely moves horizontally on the neck. Isn't that the way classical guitar players use to play?
It just worked out that way in this one. Yeah, classical guitar does tend to have a lot of in-position playing when there's a lower voice that's fretted rather than using mostly open strings. But then there are a lot of classical gtr works that use glissando and position shifts... just depends on the particular piece. This one I did on classical moves more up and down the neck: http://youtu.be/ce1mbe8YCxE


Was that a circular vibrato at 0:37?
I couldn't make up my mind between vertical and horizontal vibrato, heh.


Really, the only thing I could suggest would be to try to use more guitars to add some nice harmonies, I think it would really make everything shine a lot more.
Good idea, thanks.
#8
Thats beautiful! I love your playing! Your solo was so sweet! Its flawless, wouldnt know what to crit! Great track!

I really wish it were longer. I'm going to be checking out your channel - are there any other pieces in the same vein that you have. I'd love to check them out!

Please have a listen to my track and let me know what you think: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=32971707#post32971707

Thanks!
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#9
Nice playing! I must say I prefer the version with no drums. They're really unnecessary for this song. And I'll agree with what others have already said, it could be longer. It really felt like it was just the first section to a longer work. I was left wanting more for sure.

Your video for Danza del Norte was fantastic too! I'll be watching more of your stuff now. I love classical guitar. I trained in classical saxophone and was always secretly jealous of the guitar department

I'd love your opinion on our stuff. Cheers.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1656516
#10
Thanks for the feedback, really appreciate it!

Unfortunately I can't enjoy the technical musicality of it, like some of the others here (way outta my league). But I really enjoyed the full 1:15 of it, really do wish it was longer. If I had to give a criticism, I'd personally prefer the rhythm guitar to be a bit further back in the mix, I feel it's distracting from the great lead work.
#11
Thanks Hitman47, Spoonfulofshred and Sweetenercorp for your input.

I've decided to go with the no-drums version and did a new mix of it. Without the drums the backing guitar sounded a little strident to me so I did a slight cut in its upper mids and think it sounds better tone-wise and also balances better with the lead guitar. So Sweetenercorp, I think you had it right re the backing guitar being too prominent.

I also tried a mix with a slight panning of the two guitars (10 and 2 o'clock) like I'd do usually with an acoustic guitar duet, but didn't like the result with that.

I'm feeling OK with this mix now so I'm moving on to my next project. Thanks everybody for your feedback and support.