Welcome to Part 2 of the Guitar Talk LoCkDoWn Challenge! We're helping you cure the quarantine blues...or so we hope!
Using one of the backing tracks below, You'll have 5 days to come up with something, 2 days to vote and after one more round - we'll have some weekly winners and a overall winner.
Now, @Yeti was thinking of us all doing solo's (hence the tracks all have drums, rhythm guitar and bass) - I'm going to expand on that to Leads &/or solo's. The difference is minor...but if all you can do is a rhythmic 'widdle-widdle' or flesh out w/additional something - do it. It's not about showing off, it's about staying sane and tickling your creativity. And YES! All instruments welcomed!
Though if you want to dive a little deeper into the world of solo'ing and constructing a Solo, this is a most excellent-est opportunity. Which is what this face ripping brilliant thread by @evolucian is all about. Really...dive into that thread of goodness, it's all gravy.
📅 Entries Close: Sunday, 12th April 2020, 23:59PM
📜Rules: Entries to be max one (1) minute in length (or the length of the provided backing track). You have to use one of the provided backing tracks. We'll have two groups "DAW" and "Live Jam" For the DAW category, use your toys, but noodling/solo'ing is to be one track only (in addition to the backing track). For Live Jam, just crank up the backing track and record using cell phone (or similar device equipped with a mic). You can choose to sync your recording in a DAW to the original backing track - just go easy on the plug-in's - we;re trying to keep the Live Jam spontaneous...
⁉How To Enter: Record your entry, sign up or log in to SoundCloud, post it there. Then grab the SoundCloud link and reply here with the link pasted in your reply. If possible, please make your track public - that way I can make a playlist up - it's easier for everyone to go through all the tracks - thanks!
🏅Prizes: No prizes...but @Yeti did float the idea of a grand prize for the person with most votes over the three round. Something about a pack of toilet paper...Hmm, colour me amused. Though there is still the fame and glory of winning a GuitarTalk Challenge.
Anyone can enter this competition. You just need a guitar and a phone. But any other recording equipment is fine too. Collaborations with fellow members or anyone you can recruit is encouraged!
Below are the loops for you to use & abuse - have fun peeps! Also, since we're going to try have three rounds of this, should you have a loop you'd like to contribute, please do so in this thread
If you cannot gel with any on the three tracks listed below you are welcome to grab one from the previous round.
Many thanks and Happpppyy Jammin'!
BPM : 120
Key : A min
Rock fusion, space left for guitars, enjoy
V8 - Rocking House Loop
Key: A Min
Bars: 37 (1 bar drum intro, 12 bars relaxed blues, 2x12 bars of more rocking blues.
It's a edit of something I did a very long time ago (2014?) for the "Action Challenge" - I was aiming for a mix of house muzak and blues.
Yeti - Lockin Back Track
BPM : 180
Key : A min
Here's a quick and dirty boogie woogie at 180BMP in Am... perfect for you vintage shredders