#1
This backing track has been around the net for a while, I have heard very many guys do good things with it. I did a solo over it too.

The guitar doesn't enter until about 40 seconds into the song, it just felt right to me to let the intro establish itself as a kind of theme. Like most of my other improvisational pieces, I start out rather slow, octaves and such, but it gets busy and more intense as the piece moves along.

I used the Tonelab SE and my Carvin guitar. I used a single patch on the TLSE and used my volume knob on the guitar to vary the tone. You will hear more gain dialed in over time, I krept my volume knob ub very slowly, adding just a touch more gain in each section.

Anyhow, hope you like, this will be the last of my old stuff I post, working on a fresh batch of tunes. I am ordering a MIDI guitar this week to use with the VG-8 and likely getting a GR-33 as well, so my stuff will get a bit more fusion-esque from here on out....

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=450859&songID=3307985
#2
Pretty sweet man. Gave me goosebumps.
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#3
Listening to it now:

I like the slow intro, it establishes a nice mood.

Add some vibrato on those sustained notes at the beginning.

Didn't like the trill at about 1:35. Doesn't sound good with that kind of tone unless you put more power into it.

I like the string muting as you pick a higher string. My dad does it all the time, he uses a Carvin as well.

I love the transition to shred. It's my favorite genre and you make it fit well.

The wah is great, one of my favorite tools for a guitar. Especially when you shred while using it.

I love that bend at about 4:10. Don't know why, but it sounds good.

Didn't really go anywhere at the end of the song with the lead, but the ending of the backing track is still nice.

I loved your whammy usage throughout, especially when you first brought in the wah.

Overall, I'd have to say this was really good. I love blues shred because it can be so emotional. You have decent chops and if that was improvised like you said, you definitely have potential. I look forward to your newer tunes.

Mind critting mine? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=374791
#4
Chase09, thanx for the detailed critiques. All of these were just quick improvs, that's all I have had time to do on my own stuff, always too busy working on other people's crap (crap = figure of speech )

Most of these recordings of mine were simply to test gear or patches on the TLSE. My forte is chamber music composition, band and symphonic orchestration and such. I am a far better composer than guitarist. My big problem is that me the guitarist and me the composer never work together very much..... When writing a sonata it is simple to work out parts for other people (better players) to play, but I rarely ake the time to compose for myself.

Likewise, when improvising off charts or with a band, it is easy to come up with a part by simply toying with the motivic material provided, be it a set of changes or a melodic contour.

Anyhow thanx again, I am going to listen to yours and post.....
#5
Very remeniscent of Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin.