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[–] TheBuddha [S] 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Welcome to another weekly guitar thread. By now, I'm sure you know that all musicians are truly welcome and are encouraged to participate. Sharing tracks isn't mandatory or anything like that. We welcome comments, questions, and just plain idle banter.

Like normal, I'll go ahead and get you started...

The eldest hoodlum wanted to play something with a giant bitchin' solo, but we opted for something a little different. This one concentrates on doing some runs, some bends, and fluidity - with a few tricky bits of timing. Like last week, I'm on the acoustic and she's on the electric. (Guitar 1 and guitar 2, respectively - should you wish to examine the tab). It does have a bitchin' solo, but it's not giant.

The song is Stone Temple Pilots - Creep. If you listen carefully, you'll hear her playing along with the same chords I'm playing - for much of the song.

What's really amusing is that we've already started on next week's song. She's insistent that she can play you something better and I have every reason to believe she will manage to learn it on time. I'd tell you what it is, but that ruins the surprise. It's kinda adorable 'cause she's fairly little and skinny - and the noises she's been learning to make with the guitar are quite different than what her looks would make one expect.

This amuses me to no end!

Also, she tells me to tell you that she did the editing of the track. She wants production credit. Kid's learning. Then again, she's edited every track for like a month and a half now!

Also, I'm not allowed to call her my student. She doesn't like that word anymore. She heard me use the word "understudy" and she much prefers that word. So, without further ado, here's this week's submission for the weekly guitar thread:

STP - Creep (A cover by the EH & TB Band) (Again, that's her idea.)

This is my understudy, in whom I am well pleased.

[–] Psilocyber 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Oh my, that is very impressive! Beautifully played and that editing is superb.

You've set the bar very high indeed, don't worry though, I can lower it enough to give everyone else plenty of room.

Here's something I recorded on my phone last night while I was thinking about my wife who is away in Samoa with friends. It's very raw and quite embarrassing but hey, life's short and so is my memory.

[–] altaccounttwo 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Thanks for the share, almost bought a uke myself last instrument purchase.

[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

She says thank you for the compliments and asked me to ask you what you're playing for a guitar. I told her, "I'm not sure. It's either really small or a uke."

As for the bar, there's no competition - it's just sharing music. We like all music, and respect the courage it takes people to share.

It actually takes more courage for a new person to share than it does for those of us who have been doing it for a while. I'm at just about 5 decades of playing. So, I exude confidence. It's much harder for you to share than it is for me.

I appreciate it!

[–] Nadeshda 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This is great! Gee so romantic and adorable that you sang and played this thinking of her...

It’s wonderful and I really appreciate you sharing this! Thank you Sir! Keep the memories alive... indeed!

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I applaud you for that! That was great. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to that. Thanks so much for sharing that with us all. I am going to play that one again when my date arrives. I think she will love it more than I do. You sounded so sincere. Thanks!

[–] poptical-illusionist 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I think the performance sounds really good and the production is on point, nice and clean. Great Job!

STP were one of my favorite bands. I had learned this one wanting to play it live. Plush was another great one of theirs.

[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

"Tell him I said thank you and that I'll take a bow." Then she laughed and said, "Someday, they're going to throw roses."

She wants to try to do it again, but she wants to do the version that is in the Terry Gilliam movie The Zero Theorem. I suspect she wants to do that one 'cause it's longer and she's pretty fond of positive attention. (To which she wrinkled her nose.)

[–] cynicaloldfart 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

A rising guitar star AND a fledgling audio engineer. There's just no stopping her (and who would want to?).

I'll add a little pressure/motivation

She's insistent that she can play you something better

I won't forget and am looking forward to it. I doubt I'll be disappointed (haven't been yet!!).

[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"Tell him that I'll show him."

So, she's setting the bar pretty high for next week. I have every expectation that she'll make it.

She has one other track, and it's just her. I'll submit it in a little while.

As for her audio engineering, she's using Audacity and it initially started with me asking her to trim up recordings and take out the whitespace. She's since figured out a few buttons and does a fine job. I don't do much editing after recording and, frankly, I'm not very good at it.

So, pretty much every track I've shared in the past month and a half has been edited by her. I mentioned it a couple of times, but that seems to not meet her demands - and she wants it known that she's doing the work.

I'm okay with that. It's my opinion that she's earned the recognition.

[–] Nadeshda 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I really enjoyed listening to this and downloaded it too... Hugs to the young lady from me this was a beautiful song to listen to...:)

[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

"Tell her i said thank you and it wasn't that hard!"

It is actually a little more difficult than she can play with ease. That's why I chose it, after all. If it's something she can play easily, there's not much learning going on.

It's adorable to see a cute young lady sit all prim and proper, 'cause I'm big on form, and then rip into something at top volume. She's more keen on metal and has been trying to learn a couple of different metal songs.

If this weren't Voat, and the Internet was a little safer, I'd post video. It's absolutely adorable. She's even pretty comfortable when she gets to come on stage and do a song with us.

Because of the recent changes, she'll be getting more stage time and we'll find a way to incorporate her into the performance on a regular basis.