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1st complete tune, I'm stoked

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:14 am
by jamesfarrell
Hey fellas, I'm pretty damn happy. I actually learned a whole song, start to finish and even sing on it. My voice needs a little work. I've only really been singing a week. Planning on perhaps taking a few lessons as I can't seem to keep the same tone consistent with the voice.

I just got tired of nooding around with riffs and want to start playing songs so I can someday play at a club and make a billion dollars. LOL, just kidding. I just want to play out sometime, even if it's for free.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:24 am
by texas blues
Very well done Mr. Farrell! Learn 4 more songs and playem' till your fingers bleed. Meantime start going to open mics and pick up whats going on in your local scene. After a few visits and when you feel comfortable, get your groove on. Don't worry about the audience, just do your thang!
Cheers Bro

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:43 am
by grady
That Tri-Cone sounds great and your playing is spot-on.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:29 am
by leftyguitarman
Your guitar sounds great! And your voice is waaaaaaay different from what I was expecting, but I like it!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:34 am
by dabluz
nice playing

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:54 am
by 1four5
Mannnnn I like that, don't take singing lessons, I'd hate for ya to screw up a good thing 8)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:10 am
by zhyla
Good job James, your playing sounds pretty good. Your voice is indeed different than we expected - less whiny!!! ;) Keep it up, you're not far from playing a coffee shop I think.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:10 am
by slickcat
That was damn good ....great Job, nice playing and singing!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:16 am
by jamesfarrell
Thanks guys. I don't much like the way I look on film. Next time I'm putting on my leather blues hat :lol:

I have deep respect for anybody that can play songs and sing. I can't f'n believe how much practice it takes just to memorize 3 lines of a song and play it with music. I had no idea. I literally had to play that song 80 times before I could play it without a mistake.

Not that that is bad, I just was under the misconception that this style of guitar / singing was a lot easier than it is, when I started out a while ago.

Plus filming yourself is pretty butcher too. No producer to help me out :lol:


PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:41 am
by leftyguitarman
Playing and singing is really hard to do IMO. I can do it with 2 songs. But I dont sing.... I prefer my ears to not bleed.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:20 pm
by grumpygroo
Wow, there 'aint a whole load wrong with that, sir.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:42 pm
by jeffl
Muy excelente, James! That's a hella good shot for your first one; in fact, it's a good shot at any time. Way to stick to the vintage sound.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:11 pm
by bignick
Man I can't sing and play for &*(^ yet. I'll figure it out, but I can't get that rythm down.

That was a great job James...seriously. Honestly, for as much as you tell us that you suck, I thought this was going to sound like a toddler beating on a tin pan with a clawhammer.

I was really surprised. Everything was smooth, and you picked a great song. That National sounds sweeeet. Keep that up and quit ragging on yourself. :)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:32 pm
by jamesfarrell
Yeah thanks Nick and crew. Here's the deal. Way back in the heavy metal days, I use to sing. After a couple songs, I asked some folk honestly if I suck. More than a couple people said "yes, you suck"

So there begun the singing complex :lol:

But, the type of music I want to play requires a singer. Every singer I know also plays the guitar. The problem is they can't play the guitar worth a sh*t and wont just sing. So, I'm like "screw it" I'll f'n sing, even if I can't. There's plenty of people out there that sing worse than me :lol:

I know I tend to rag on myself too much. Nothing is ever good enough with me it seems. Everything is like that, not just guitar. But with the guitar, it's become an obsession, which is good and bad.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:19 pm
by mickeypainless
Well Bro, ya still suck! NOT!
I'm frikkin impressed w/ both the playin and da singin and I agree that singin lessons might just screw up that cool growly voice!