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Gday people, I've posted a couple of soundclips lately. Now you have a chance to see my rough noggin. just bought a zoom q3Hd. It works ok I think, this is just the onboard mics with no post edits. The format is a bit funny on the clip as I rotated the camera to get my head in with the camera close enough for good sound-hence the cropping.So it's my first youtube upload- I'll get better.

Sound has a bit too much gain but you can still catch the J-45 tone pretty well Original song "fish in stone". Any feedback appreciated.

 

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Good job vocal and playing, but the guitar sound....in my ears, only strings vibrating, not much the top of it and out of the wood box. in other words, I can't hear the sound of chords, just the single strings sound. It seems that 6 strings are set up on a piece of wood only, without back and sides wood.

What about trying another J45 ?

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flatbaroque... I love your screen name, awesome!

 

Say, I agree with others that the sound needs some beefing up. I am certainly nothing close to an expert but I'll share this.

 

I have recorded a lot of songs on one track through a handheld recorder. Zoom H4, H4n or Tascam DR-07. It sounds MUCH, MUCH better if I tweak the raw recording a bit. I import the WAV into my laptop and use (free) Kristal software and free effects. My routine is I...

 

1. boost the overall level a bit if it needs it

2. tweak EQ just a little if it needs it

3. add some reverb

4. add some compression or limiting

 

That took me a few years to master but I do it quickly now!

 

And, yep, your guitar was slightly out of tune, the recorders never lie!

 

Keep at it, it gets easier thanks to wonderful forums such as this. EDIT: Oh, I see you recorded with a video camera. Hmmm... beats me how to augment that!

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Gday guys, quick note on the tuning dilemma....I'm capoed on the third fret and my root chord is a broken G...

320030...which gives a slight dissonance to the sound, which im after. I'm also bending that B string frequently, basically i keep my third finger anchored on that 3rd fret b string most of the time and hammer on other chords around it when in open position. When I go up the fretboard Im using that broken G as a movable chord.

So one man's dissonance is another's out of tune...or maybe im just out of tune...haha ..

 

good reponse here..on AGF i get one reply....and that's one more than usual.

 

Retrorod lyrics as requested

 

Fish in stone

Here he is that fish in stone

Convicted now to lay alone

He’s tired of analysis

Too close to the bone

Profiled , well lit under white light dome

 

Do you wonder where lost love goes

To the bottom of the ocean for all I know

Or maybeits in a blood red rose

Or just a thorn that comes and goes

 

Rain on rita, rain on down

Erase erode evolve me

From the burying ground

 

Cool heads and cooler hearts

Combined together to keep them apart

Inside out , outside in

Whose got the first stone

Whose got the sin

 

Do you wonder where lost love goes

That icy wind snapping at your clothes

I swear I smell it from my head to my toes

 

Rain on rita, rain on down

Erase erode evolve me

From the burying ground

 

Prides alignment can be sharp and cruel

Ah rita your mirror caught me out too

 

Cradle rocks and baby sings

Fallen angel hands in his wings

Takes the walk like everyman

That’s loved and lost as best he can

 

And he wonders where lost love goes

Not in god’s heaven maybe down below

Or in that blue note whose sound just grows and grows

 

Enough of me what about you

Heard you had a love or too

Did it work out fine

Did you bring it on home

Or are you just another fish in stone

 

 

Rain on rita, rain on down

Erase erode evolve me

From this burying ground

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great as usual john

your lyris are great , out there but yet still make sense .

have that great quality that they will translate slightly differently to everyone who listens to them

where you get your inspiration from? you a poetry guy ?

again

thanks for posting , i really enjoy your stuff

and ... i like the fact its slightly 'out of tune'

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Gday guys, quick note on the tuning dilemma....I'm capoed on the third fret and my root chord is a broken G...

320030...which gives a slight dissonance to the sound, which im after. I'm also bending that B string frequently, basically i keep my third finger anchored on that 3rd fret b string most of the time and hammer on other chords around it when in open position. When I go up the fretboard Im using that broken G as a movable chord.

So one man's dissonance is another's out of tune...or maybe im just out of tune...haha ..

 

good reponse here..on AGF i get one reply....and that's one more than usual.

 

Retrorod lyrics as requested

 

Fish in stone

Here he is that fish in stone

Convicted now to lay alone

Hes tired of analysis

Too close to the bone

Profiled , well lit under white light dome

 

Do you wonder where lost love goes

To the bottom of the ocean for all I know

Or maybeits in a blood red rose

Or just a thorn that comes and goes

 

Rain on rita, rain on down

Erase erode evolve me

From the burying ground

 

Cool heads and cooler hearts

Combined together to keep them apart

Inside out , outside in

Whose got the first stone

Whose got the sin

 

Do you wonder where lost love goes

That icy wind snapping at your clothes

I swear I smell it from my head to my toes

 

Rain on rita, rain on down

Erase erode evolve me

From the burying ground

 

Prides alignment can be sharp and cruel

Ah rita your mirror caught me out too

 

Cradle rocks and baby sings

Fallen angel hands in his wings

Takes the walk like everyman

Thats loved and lost as best he can

 

And he wonders where lost love goes

Not in gods heaven maybe down below

Or in that blue note whose sound just grows and grows

 

Enough of me what about you

Heard you had a love or too

Did it work out fine

Did you bring it on home

Or are you just another fish in stone

 

 

Rain on rita, rain on down

Erase erode evolve me

From this burying ground

Hey...dissonance, out of tuneness, whatever... Your sound and delivery of this song make it 'truly' your own. A very honest delivery that is inimatable. You own it brother! I could spend an evening listening to material like that...Really!

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