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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Darin's Music Thread **UPDATED** 11/9/07

Hey ya'll!


I've seen all kinds of thread titles. I'm not sure even how many Jemsiters check this wing of the forum.

I think that, just like the rest of the guys, and couple gals around here, we all want to be heard when we record something. Even if we know it's not so great. Which I'm guilty of. But then, when I record something that I'm rather proud of, because I spent some time on it, and not just improvising, I REALLY want to share it. It's probably best not to start a new thread for every little clip, but if I post in on another thread, it may get passed over because everyones already seen that thread. A dichotomy, even a conundrum if you will.

So, to help with not hogging up the forum with a bunch of new threads. I'm going to just post my tunes right here. On my own self titled thread. Some tunes will still be improvised gibberish. But not all. I'm planning on actually doing a 6 song CD this summer....(update, NEXT summer '0. I've been talking about it for years. And I'm in the process of getting it going.


So... here we go.
Thanks for listening. I hope more of you start your own thread dedicated to your own music.

Here's my Youtube page

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MrDarinWarren
The video, G&L Jam is probably my favorite.

And here's my Myspace. Be sure to add me when you get there.

http://www.myspace.com/hookknife


A plethora of my songs on page 2 of this thread.

Some of the link you might see on this thread are no good, if it has "chriswoodwardmusic" in the address, it's an invalid link, skip it.




Later, Darin

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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Well...... that ain't country at all! Just how do you expect to play with the likes of Keith, Brad, or have Kenny as an opening act makin that kinda noise?

I like it, but will Chris put that in the set list....?
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Well...... that ain't country at all! Just how do you expect to play with the likes of Keith, Brad, or have Kenny as an opening act makin that kinda noise?

I like it, but will Chris put that in the set list....?
Country ain't my passion brother. It's just a vehicle that gets me out and on stage. I've tried to squeeze in noodly stuff into the country songs. But it's just sound silly. So I gave that up, now I pluck and double stop as best I can. It's good enough to get me by.
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great song! i'm lovin the legato
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great song! i'm lovin the legato

Thank you.
I really saw that as a weakness for years. I couldn't pick to save my life, so I did the legato thing ALL the time, thinking is was lame actually. Then I worked on my picking. Which is coming along. And come to find out. I like doing the the legato runs after all, and am thankful I have that in my bag of tricks.

I have the JP instructional DVD which I need to pull out and start with his very cool picking exercises to get it up to speed and fluent. I'm looking forward to see the progress.
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By the way. I have a few youtube vids myself. Here's my Youtube page.

http://www.youtube.com/profile_video...=MrDarinWarren
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Sweet stuff Darin!

On a side (and random) note, how do you like your action on your guitars?
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Sweet stuff Darin!

On a side (and random) note, how do you like your action on your guitars?
The guitar in that 1st clip is my 2620 but with P90 in the bridge and tele in the neck. Which I'm diggin the heck out of. I may switch back to hums someday. But if I do, it'll be the Timmons pickups.

I used to like my action REALLY low, and with light strings. Now my action would probably be considered high by some of you. It's not very high. I'd say moderately so. When I was into alot of tapping, I liked it lower. It was easier to make those goofy tapping runs sound good. I started to get away from that though when I thought it was cheating. People would think I was playing fast, and I guess the notes were very fast. But I knew I was relying on a technique to make me sound better than I really was. I dropped the tapping all together for years. I only do in now occasionally, when I think it fits what I'm trying to play. But I'll still pull out a tapped run or sweeping arpeggio when I'm at the music store just to see if anyone looks.

I find that, for me anyway, I tend to play noodly stuff when I have nothing else to play. I don't want to rush right to the noodly. I'd like to find a nice melodic phrase 1st. But I'm not trained to think like a singer, or a melody writer. So that comes very hard for me. I have to spend an enormous amount of time with a chord progression before I find something I'm happy with. Which make song writing painstakingly slow and discouraging. Which is why most of my 'songs' don't get very far before I kick em to the curb in frustration.

Melodies and phrasing come natural for some people. For guys like me, that sat around and ran scales growing up, the first thing we do when we get a chord progression in front of us is to run scales. That's only interesting for mere seconds. Then when the song isn't "going anywhere", it just sounds like jamming, and not 'music'.
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the song is really cool
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Country ain't my passion brother. It's just a vehicle that gets me out and on stage. I've tried to squeeze in noodly stuff into the country songs. But it's just sound silly. So I gave that up, now I pluck and double stop as best I can. It's good enough to get me by.
What's wrong with country music? It's Pop music with ten gallon hats!

For the most part I find really good country players are more interesting than rock players anyway, Steuert (?) Smith and Buddy Miller in particular just rock my world!
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very nice dude!! i loved the pinch harmonics you put in there
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Hey Darin,

I think your an awesome talented player ... Im going to try be brutal here ... and obviously this is all my opinion... and being some anonymous internet guy who clearly isnt a professional musician... you can take my opinion with two handfuls of salt...

Im definatly liking some of those riffs ... but I can hear your influences very clearly ... and you seem to go through small phases where you sound exactly like Satch , then Timmons and even Petrucci for a few seconds.. I know its hard not to sound like these guys sometimes ... because growing up as a guitarist weve learnt their riffs and adopted them into what we do.... but tiny changes in pick attack, small pauses or melodic sequence change can make a night/day difference between someone saying "he's just an "X" clone" and "that was original"

I love pinch harmonics as much as the next guy but ... but for me yours are way too obvious and so completely at odds to the rest of your playing when you use them.... they need to be more tastefully (and less often) done ... and you commited my most hated crime against pinch harmonics but always putting them at end of a phrase or on a pause in the melody and using really wide vibrato... This is one of the really really really cliché and outdated not at all melodically interesting or "organic" things that turns people off guitar music and one of my pet hates ... if you can sneak one in the middle of a run or phrase without calling attention to it then you can still stick loads in but it wont be bludgening the listener with the constant end of phrase pinch harmonic with wide vibrato...
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it's personal preference though, the reason pinch harmonics at phrase ends is so common is probably because a lot of people love doing them and hearing them no?

love the song darin! madness playing skills!
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it's personal preference though, the reason pinch harmonics at phrase ends is so common is probably because a lot of people love doing them and hearing them no?

love the song darin! madness playing skills!
Your right man... its entirely a preference thing... I hope Darin doesnt take it too seriously... as I probably went a bit overboard ... but they really bug me

I try to make my guitar lines sound vocal so your average listener can get a grip on them... and to me a pinch harmonic at the end of a phrase sounds like a full blown scream into the microphone... it would sound odd to me if a singer ended alot of their phrases with "YEEEEEEEEEAAAAaaaaaaaaaaeeeeeeeEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHH !"
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Well, this certainly touches on the debate of personal preference. I wanted to consider my reponse before posting.
Regarding the harmonics thing. I think we are going to just have to agree to disagree. I like them. I don't intentionally play them. It's like a vocal inflection. I don't think I could NOT do them. I never said to my self, "hey, you need to add those goofy harmonic things to your songs". They are a natural voice in my playing style. Brad Gillis from Night Ranger is my biggest influence. You may hear Vai or Satch influences in my style. But before those guys ever came along, I was learning Gillis riffs. Who still is my favorite guitar player. He played with Ozzy in the 80's before Night Ranger. If you listen to Brad Gillis, you'll hear were my influence originated. And just like anyone learning a craft, you need to study and imulate someone at the top of the field. You have no style of your own in the beggining. Once you get going, then develope your own style.
Regarding personal preference. I'm not opposed to constructive critisism. But, I'm going to put personal preference in a different category. If you had said, "try moving the mic closer to the cone....." I'd put that in the cont. crit. category. Is the harmonics thing cliche'? Not sure. I guess I haven't heard enough of them to feel that way myself. My market for my music is anyone that will listen to it. But I'm trying to play it for people that might not normally listen to guitar instrmental. Being emersed in the instrumental culture, it's tough to guage what outsiders will listen too.
With all that said. Thank you for taking the time to listen, listen carefully enough to let it bother you, and post a response.

Thanks for everyones kind word.

Later, Darin
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