Thanks Corey for the feedback.
hi I'm posting this again as it was missed the first time.
Hi Jay you sound good here...you put your own vibe on it, singing clear and the playing sounds nice and steady. Thanks for posting and please pardon the delay. Bravo...
I did this in Standard tuning as i think it fits my voice better.
thanks in advance for your comments
do you have tab for the guitar part?
That straightforward, eh.
Thanks Jay for checking out the content here!
what gear & setup are you using to record? what mic or mics? etc. thanks
Just a snall Sony video cam with basic mic, stores to SD card. Thanks
Great song Corey, thanks.
question: can you tell me what gear you are using to record (mic or mics?, audio interface).
Just a snall sony video camera and mic that stores to SD card which I put in my computer to download and then put online
Hey Dan! Good to hear from you.
I have your songbook already & the songlist on spotify and am enjoying both. If I was a teacher I'd be using the book in my class. As it is I use it with my grandkids & "train them" on social music.
My experience with you on SJ inspired me to play open mics, so I do several songs I learned from you (Don't get around much anymore, He'll have to go, Hey Good Looking, Four Strong Winds, My Girl, etc), some others I like, and even a couple I wrote myself.
So I say: thanks for the musical inspiration, amigo, and hope to see you back here soon.
Oh man...That means a lot.
Thank you Jay and my apologies for the delay in replying.
It sounds like you're living the dream and I'm so happy to hear that these lessons played some small part in helping you get there!
Keep up the good work, my friend!
Thanks for the feedback on all those tunes i posted. it's helpful & gives me some good stuff to work on.
best regards, Jay
I am happy to know that ... thanks! Have a great day.
I'd better have a go at this one.
Really good rhythm and tempo on this one. Your playing sounds just a little stiff in places...keep going tho, you getting it. Try listening again to the breakdown at the end of the phrase...just before the 5 chord hits...sounds like there is one wrong note in there. Check for it and let me know.... Nice work again!
Just getting started with this one.
Good steady rhythm here and tone is good on guitar. I think you need to just go back and listen a little bit more to the very first line played on the high E string. It sounds like you are putting in an extra beat there. You singing is getting there, just need more orapractto build confidence. Good work...keep it up.
Getting the rythm of the singing the way you do is way tricky, so I've adapted it a bit. Let me know what you think.
I hear you. Yes it is tricky. I just listened to the Tommy Johnson version about ten million times... exaggerating, but a lot. I learned the guitar part and vocal part separately then put them together when I felt like I was getting it. I want to hear a little more rhythm in the singing...it's ok to take some small liberties but try and work on the vocal rhythm. The guitar sounds good as usual. To make it a little better, listen more closely to the different rhythms of each part and try to identify the accents used...for example in the first part on the 'one' chord' there is a little pickup note / accent on the 'and' just before the rhythm goes to the downbeat or ''the one'. Sounds good but keep working on it and it will even be better!
Really like the rag type feel.
You doing great...guitar sound real good. Keep eorkiwoon your singing... some parts sound more confident than others. Focus on singing a little more in rhythm...you are almost there. Also try putting in hard stops on the breaks instead of letting the strings ring...just see how it feels to you. Also I would suggest a more rag time sounding ending that either keeps the same tempo or halves it....good work.
Paying more attention to the singing and the rythm of the song here. Looking forward to your comments.
Singing sounds good...I can tell you have been working on it. Guitar playing is nice and steady and you have a good touch on the instrument. Good work...I think you nailed it.
Thank you Corey
Here's a shot at this great tune. thanks for the feedback.
Greetings Jay your guitar playing is right on time and sounds good. Your singing is even and consistent. You sing well in key. I would only suggest that you work more on your singing. Sing it a capella, in rhythm and record yourself then listen and think about where you might want to change it a little bit.
here's my go at this song. got a cold so the singing's not the best, but whatever. looking forward to your comments please.
This is very good Jay. The guitar playing is at a good and steady tempo and your singing is at a good volume. Really sounding good here.
Another wonderful song!
Dan, sure hope you're having fun touring & making music, and sure hope you'll get back to SJ to give us another lesson or two!
Hey there Jay! I've been on sabbatical but it's great to know that you're still digging in here. I just published a songbook called "Dan Zanes House Party: A Family Treasury of Roots Music" it's available everywhere and I think you might like it....there's my pitch! Keep up the great work, my friend!
nice tune corey, thanks.
there is a weird buzz in the audio a couple of places, example from 2:03 to 2:12.... any way to fix that?
Hi Jay - thanks for letting us know. We're looking into it to see if it can be fixed.
Please pardon that... Most likely an issue with the microphone. Not sure if it can be fixed but let me know if you have any questions.
Hey Dan, thanks for this song. After several takes, it's still not right there, but I've got to get it on tape anyhow.... so here it is
yeah man...you've got it! all of the ingredients are in the pot. a little more stirring and a little more heat and this will be complete.
i had to play some of the riffs over and over like meditations in order to find a level of ease and swing. you're really close, i think all it's going to take for you is time. and keep that right hand as loose and precise as possible. i think we all have a tendancy to tighten up a bit with new stuff so the more you can move past that the better it'll sound.....
it's really great to watch these videos man...i love the way you make the tunes your own. that's the name of the game!
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