#MusicMonday – A new mix

A really good friend of mine sent me some guitar samples he’d recorded recently. So, I thought I’d add some harmonies and beats to it, just to see what it’d sound like. If you can tell, I sampled Gorillaz, Pitbull, Death Cab for Cutie, and Santana, but not enough that you could really tell. Although, if you guess which songs I sampled, I’ll be rather impressed.

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What do you think?

I’d love to hear some critiques. I threw this together in a day and a half, and this is all improvisation on my friend’s part. Plus, the song is only about a minute and a half, so I wouldn’t even consider it “finished.” Regardless, post some feedback!

  • geoffking

    This is a really good start dude.

    A few things:
    The beginning has a lot of promise, but I think there's a little tuning issue between rhythm guitar and the solo guitar. Either that or the solo wasn't played over exactly the same changes the rhythm guitar was playing. That's probably the biggest weakness.

    The problem definitely lessens when the electric guitar comes in at 0:37.

    The groove that kicks in around 1:00 is phenomenal. It fits the mood set by the intro but ups the pace just enough to keep it coherant, yet interesting.

    The end is my favorite part though, mostly because of the little atmospheric sounds in the background that give it a nice earthy touch.

    Hope that helps.

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      I'm really, really glad you like it. I received the guitar samples as one
      massive file with all the parts already together. My friend put them
      together really well, but I can't really move them around much (as they're
      all one track). But then again, this is really, really thrown-together, and
      I think it's awesome that you like it.

  • geoffking

    This is a really good start dude.

    A few things:
    The beginning has a lot of promise, but I think there's a little tuning issue between rhythm guitar and the solo guitar. Either that or the solo wasn't played over exactly the same changes the rhythm guitar was playing. That's probably the biggest weakness.

    The problem definitely lessens when the electric guitar comes in at 0:37.

    The groove that kicks in around 1:00 is phenomenal. It fits the mood set by the intro but ups the pace just enough to keep it coherant, yet interesting.

    The end is my favorite part though, mostly because of the little atmospheric sounds in the background that give it a nice earthy touch.

    Hope that helps.

  • http://technoheads.org Salem

    I'm really, really glad you like it. I received the guitar samples as one
    massive file with all the parts already together. My friend put them
    together really well, but I can't really move them around much (as they're
    all one track). But then again, this is really, really thrown-together, and
    I think it's awesome that you like it.