klaasvakie I think he really managed to do the most with the four notes chosen, and the entry was super polished as well.
Agreed! My thoughts exactly - wondering how we each came to chose the notes we did?
I went E minor pentatonic because I could use the open strings in a standard E tuning - though I could have swopped out either the G or A for a resolving note (D). I didn't because I really wanted to use the voicings I came up with - so I used the octave E as the resolving note. Not nearly as effective though.
klaasvakie I think your entry suffers from the same ailment mine does --- it's great as a riff or part of a song, but it doesn't really make a track. I guess that is part of the problem of only having four notes,
Welllll....let's not be too harsh on either of ourselves. Stud's entry on first listening was "wtf, that can't only be four notes" - there's so much going on! But on second listening, there's the same issue (no "B" section) as you and I have. But he's got different patterns and rhythms going on with his entry, fine example of getting as much out of them four notes as he could - grrrreat work!
klaasvakie Your entry sounds almost mandolin-ish, was it just a straight recording of your acoustic?
Yip, a cell phone recording of my beatup nylon string played fingerstyle. Tracked in 5mins, used organic reverb of the room and added the delay afterwards in reaper. The mando thing was a happy accident...I added a touch of flanger as well, liked how it added a little movement to the
I'm happy that I had the bassline moving around while keeping the treble strings going - one glaring boo-boo when a nail got caught in the strings (about halfway through). Was a mission to keep the open strings ringing with the odd voicings - that was a brain strain.
I loved this challenge - I'd do it again!