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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-16-2014, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jemsite Guitar Challenge May-June '14: Shorten it?

Should we shorten the entry time to one month, instead of two - since we are getting more steady participation? It would help move things along, in case people aren't fond of the backing track (some love this one, some don't, I myself am ambivalent towards this one, but knew many would like it).
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Re: Jemsite Guitar Challenge May-June '14: Shorten it?

I gave it a yes... but I'm a new guy here, so I'm cool with whatever!
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Re: Jemsite Guitar Challenge May-June '14: Shorten it?

I'm on the fence about this. I like the idea of having more chances to play different tracks, but I have a recital every year and, depending on the song, I need to REALLY focus on it so my participation is going to be sparatic depending on the situation. I'd liek to try every month but it might be difficult in my case.
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Re: Jemsite Guitar Challenge May-June '14: Shorten it?

I like the idea of a shorter time period. I'm not doing well with the track provided for this one. The ideas just aren't coming, so I'm going to skip it and hope the next one inspires me to something. If it's every month instead of two, those that either don't like, or simply can't come up with something for, the current track don't have to wait as long to try something new.
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Re: Jemsite Guitar Challenge May-June '14: Shorten it?

You know I was in the more for a carrot, but...

Yeah once a month sounds much better then two. I love the new track but I can understand that other people don't so much.

If you ever do a jazz track... You can expect me butchering it, so then I would be even more in favor of shortening it.
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Re: Jemsite Guitar Challenge May-June '14: Shorten it?

I want a go at butchering a jazz track too. So far I've only butchered one 80s rock track and am working hard on butchering my second..
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Re: Jemsite Guitar Challenge May-June '14: Shorten it?

How does this sound, guys... How about we not shorten the other one (have it run until the end of June), but start a new one June 15th, hopefully one less polarizing . The one that starts June 15 runs until the end of July, then we do it month-by-month (JGC August, then September etc.)? How is that? Any other ideas?
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How does this sound, guys... How about we not shorten the other one (have it run until the end of June), but start a new one June 15th, hopefully one less polarizing . The one that starts June 15 runs until the end of July, then we do it month-by-month (JGC August, then September etc.)? How is that? Any other ideas?
That sounds like a plan.
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Re: Jemsite Guitar Challenge May-June '14: Shorten it?

Sounds good to me too.

I'm also good with mixing it up... I like a crazy variety of music anyway. Smooth jazz is cool, classic rock, blues, or whatever...Something real generic with just drums and bass? Might be more open for people to play their own style? Just thinking out loud. I like this latest track, but people who aren't in to aggressive metal type stuff might not enjoy it.

Anything is fine with me... I just appreciate the opportunity to participate. It pushes me into uncharted territory, whether I'm comfortable with it or not...
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Tbh, as much as I'm a metalhead, I'd love to do a blues track that's based on bb kings style.
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Tbh, as much as I'm a metalhead, I'd love to do a blues track that's based on bb kings style.
Now that sounds like fun.
Jeff and I play simple Blues all the time.
It's fun, it's expressive, and it's not complicated.
Maybe a 'walkin' Blues, or a shuffle?
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Yeah one month is long enough for me to strangle a fretboard on one song
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Re: Jemsite Guitar Challenge May-June '14: Shorten it?

Yeah one month would be cool
Over at Strat-Talk there is one every week. It isn't as official with voting and all but that way if you can't get a feel for one then just skip it for a week.
I am trying to get a feel for this one but it's proving a little more difficult but I've only listened to it twice so we'll see (I just don't wanna totally suck on my first one LOL)
I'm down for a Jazz one
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Hmmm.... Seems we are leaning towards a jazz/funky/bluesy track, eh? I would be up for the. Keep up with the suggestions!
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Yeah one month would be cool
Over at Strat-Talk there is one every week. It isn't as official with voting and all but that way if you can't get a feel for one then just skip it for a week.
I am trying to get a feel for this one but it's proving a little more difficult but I've only listened to it twice so we'll see (I just don't wanna totally suck on my first one LOL)
I'm down for a Jazz one
Don't worry man... I sucked on all my tries, but recording my "playing" and hearing everyone else work on the same track has helped me suck a little bit less on each one I've done
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