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littleuch
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Oct 11th, 2018 08:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

Being that I was born on Lennon's 19th birthday it dawned on me I never tried covering a Beatles tune. I grew up like many my age, engrossed in everything Beatles. Played a lot in bands, many gigs, parties. I never did AYBCS, which was probably one of my favorite Beatle tunes. So for the the hell of it, being born in 59, turning 59 on Oct 9, I took on this tune.

What I learned.

Not as easy to sing as it seems. I sound nothing like Lennon. The harmonies are elusive.

McCartney plays bass like a guitar player. And that's not a dig.

The tambourine on the original is a trainwreck. And that's not a dig. I just couldn't replicate.

I studied the dual guitar parts. I looked at Youtube and the plethora of tutorials. In the end I cut it knowing I got maybe 80% and boogered the rest. Maybe Dolemite can come along and point me to my errors :-p

I had fun.

AYBCS

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Oct 21st, 2018 09:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Great job!!

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Oct 22nd, 2018 05:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well done littleuch! Love the dual guitar.

littleuch
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Oct 22nd, 2018 07:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks guys. I had fun giving it a whirl and resisting the urge to deviate from the original arrangement and instrumentation.

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Oct 22nd, 2018 02:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

That is fantastic! Well done, sir!

I need to poke my head in this forum more.

littleuch
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I do my own stunts, but never on purpose
Oct 22nd, 2018 03:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Leftee!

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Nov 30th, 2018 07:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow. That’s great! Tell me, how did it take you to put hat together?

littleuch
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Dec 1st, 2018 05:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks man, I think I knocked it down in about 3 or 4 days. Hurray for 2 minute songs!

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Dec 1st, 2018 01:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Phew! I was afraid you were going to say you did it in an afternoon.

(This message was last edited by langford at 03:05 PM, Dec 1st, 2018)

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Do not try this at home.
Dec 1st, 2018 05:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

That is exceptionally good!

littleuch
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It's gravity...just gravity
Dec 1st, 2018 07:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Peegoo!

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Dec 17th, 2018 06:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very well done and nice recording! I did this song about 4 years ago with the help of one of our members here on the FDP. I loved doing the dual guitar bit.

littleuch
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Dec 18th, 2018 04:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Loodveeg! Yeah, the dual parts always intrigued me and for years I would fake a dual part by some 2 note harmony combined with some open string drone. I still catch some iffy's in passing on my take, particularly in the bridge parts, but hey, I'm not auditioning so I'll just, uh, let it be.

Tanks for listening.

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Dec 19th, 2018 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Whenever you post one of your tracks, I'm always reminded what a great voice you have Larry.

Nicely done with the recording.
I really need to lift my game on the engineering side of recording. I've not progressed much beyond the "rough demo" state.

Certainly nothing I'd post publicly :^)


littleuch
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pwn me like it's 1999
Dec 19th, 2018 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Mick.

"I really need to lift my game on the engineering side of recording."

Well it sounds like you squandered the last 3 months, hah. Seriously, it's a time investment learning, that's for sure. I know some seriously talented players that really should record and just don't.

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Dec 19th, 2018 04:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well done - very good voice and I love the guitar tones!

Mick Reid
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Dec 19th, 2018 09:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

“Well it sounds like you squandered the last 3 months, hah.”

Not entirely :^)
I’ve done some recording recently. Just one song I wrote a few years ago but never really finalised. It’s going along pretty well, and may be the best “home recording” I’ve done, but don’t know if it will ever get to being “post worthy” by my hands.

I think it’s a good song, it just may not be a good enough recording to share with the whole world. Guess we’ll see when I get it finished.


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