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FDP Forum / The Chop Shop / My Funny Valentine - arr Barry Galbraith

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Feb 28th, 2018 11:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

Here's another one that I've been working on. I feel like listening back to this that I just don't quite have it "sounding like music" yet. It's in the neighborhood, but to really get it under my fingers would be necessary to take it to the final level.

Beautiful song, though.

My Funny Valentine

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Buena Buena
Apr 19th, 2018 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

HOW did I miss this one?

Very nice tone and playing, brother. There's more than four chords in there, so I'm cornfused!

Is that the Gretsch on the neck pickup?

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Apr 19th, 2018 03:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

"HOW did I miss this one?"

The Guitar God's look kindly upon you for your many contributions to the community and wanted to save your ears from the mediocrity :-P

"Very nice tone and playing, brother. There's more than four chords in there, so I'm cornfused!"

You are too kind. Thank you! I am also very confused by that arrangement. I can tell you most of whats going on on paper, but I don't really have quite a "grasp" on the whole thing, harmonically.

"Is that the Gretsch on the neck pickup?"

It's actually the half USACG half Warmoth short scale tele deluxe copy I built last year. Warmoth 59 roundback rosewood/maple conversion neck which feels amazing, and a regular alder deluxe tele style body with my own alnico 4 buckers in it. It's a boat anchor, but it feels and sounds great to my ears!

The Gretsch definitely does the hollow sound much better. It has a more authentic jazzer sound, I think.

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Apr 19th, 2018 03:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

Beautiful notes!

Very nice tone indeed! Interesting guitar.


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Buena Buena
Apr 19th, 2018 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think this tune could be modernized a bit with a Marshall and a stunt guitar. Call it My Funny VanHalentine.

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Apr 19th, 2018 05:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

Or a bit more with a scooped out Randall and a black Explorer.

My Funny Metallicatine

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Apr 19th, 2018 10:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thank ya!

I wish I could have heard Barry play some of these. He was one of those guys who was on hundreds of other artists records but only made one of his own. Scary good and very harmonically advanced.

Lol. You guys are too much.

How about we get Ween to do it. My funny boognishtine.

Te 52

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Apr 20th, 2018 10:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice arrangement with great note choices and harmonies.

But I understand what you mean about it not quite flowing. Tunes with long-held notes tend to sound choppy unless played on an instrument with great natural sustain and unless the player can hold that long note or chord as long as humanly possible. Tough when shifting from one difficult chord shape to another.

Digital recording makes the choppy effect even worse because you can get absolute "digital silence" between notes, which is more jarring than a little tape hiss.

Above applies to how to make this work as pure solo guitar. Your current rendition would probably sound just fine with a backing track of brushed snare and upright bass.

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 12:35 PM, Apr 20th, 2018)

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Apr 20th, 2018 01:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Funny how that incredibly low noise floor all the engineers in the days of old pined for in digital had unintended negative consequences in some ways.

Same with the distortion of old equipment.

It's one of those things that I struggle deciding "should I spend the time to learn this very specific arrangement or use it as a learning tool and move on to another song before perfection"

After all, the real goal with this kind of music is to understand the root movement, melody and harmony well enough that each time you play it it is a little different. Using a pre-fab set of voicings etc it a bit tiresome in the world of jazz.

These arrangements are many times "upper voiced"(in this book) on the top 4 strings with drop voicings etc, so they do lend themselves nicely to combo situations.

All things to ponder as I look at the insurmountable list of things I should be practicing...



Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Apr 20th, 2018 01:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

One of the few solo guitar things I have heard Barry Play. It's just an intro before the band, but very nice.

Barry Galbraith - He was too good to me

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Apr 20th, 2018 02:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice work, A. It's daunting, even after all these decades of playing guitar, to ponder comping and making such a complete sound with one guitar and two hands.

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Apr 20th, 2018 06:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, Larry.

Yea, even the greats(if they are the humble ones) will tell you it's hard, at least when talking jazz and classic genres.

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older,better
Apr 20th, 2018 06:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

That sounded very nice

Thanks for posting it

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Apr 20th, 2018 10:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for listening, windmill.

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