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Simple vs complex Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 13th March 2014
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.....or perhaps your skill level.

Play within yourself.

Simple can be very powerful.
Well I would guess so, how can you play above it.
Old 13th March 2014
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Play a tune while singing lead vocal front to back without a mistake.

Sounds simple enough.
Old 13th March 2014
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You know you've nailed it when you do complex stuff that sounds simple.

Some Chic songs are good examples of that.

Chords depend more on the istrument. Some chords and chordings of chords sound good on some instrument and awful on another, I suppose because of the different harmonics. That's why I have a notebook in my guitar bag where I've written down _a_lot_ of different chording variations. (Yeah, call me lazy for not practicing them all)
Old 13th March 2014
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Well I would guess so, how can you play above it.
HA!

Trying to come up with an example.......
Old 13th March 2014
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HA!

Trying to come up with an example.......
As soon as you do you will have achieved a new level.
Old 13th March 2014
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Sort of depends on what you're playing and the tone itself, in general the cleaner, the more complex you can play. Trying to play some fast progression without streamlining the voicings can be rather impossible, although Eric Johnson seems to find it effortless. The whole thing is about note articulation, if you can't really hear them they do not need to be there.
Old 13th March 2014
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Sort of depends on what you're playing and the tone itself, in general the cleaner, the more complex you can play. Trying to play some fast progression without streamlining the voicings can be rather impossible, although Eric Johnson seems to find it effortless. The whole thing is about note articulation, if you can't really hear them they do not need to be there.
Wow,you are the first one in my 'simple-complex thread' book.

What about my 'full range guitar sound thread' book?
Old 13th March 2014
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I was trying to read some of that thread and I got so lost the further I went, at some point I forgot what the question was.
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I was trying to read some of that thread and I got so lost the further I went, at some point I forgot what the question was.
Yes, a lot did, but I didn't!

I am always looking for the blanco canvas, but a lot of people are spoiled with ministeck.
Old 13th March 2014
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HA!

Trying to come up with an example.......
One can certainly attempt to... usually with disastrous results.
Old 13th March 2014
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Try John Zorn, I've just come home from a Premiere performance/concert with a cast of the top musicians and is absolutely blown away with the simple and complex........if you really know what I mean ??.
Old 13th March 2014
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Try John Zorn, I've just come home from a Premiere performance/concert with a cast of the top musicians and is absolutely blown away with the simple and complex........if you really know what I mean ??.
Sure, the Marc Ducret 'Zorn'!

So, blown away . . . .
Tell me more about it, when recovered!
Old 13th March 2014
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I have a question...what???
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I have a question...what???
I prefer your former comment.
Old 13th March 2014
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I disagree. I think anyone can learn to sing.
Old 13th March 2014
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I prefer your former comment.
Me too, but suddenly I lost the channel reception and things started seeming like listening to Matthew McConaughey get philosophical and wondering what he just said.
Old 13th March 2014
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I disagree. I think anyone can learn to sing.
"Die Verwandlung"?
Old 13th March 2014
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Matthew McConaughey
I am from Europe, so inform me, is that an eighties shredder?
("Bradsjoaw class, poor man's Broadshow class?")
Old 14th March 2014
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Imagine Mozart with a Strat into a Hiwatt Full Stack :-)
Old 14th March 2014
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Imagine Mozart with a Strat into a Hiwatt Full Stack :-)
A Strad or a Strat, Ammadeus would go for it! Low impedance!
Old 14th March 2014
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A Strad or a Strat, Ammadeus would go for it! Low impedance!
Imagine what those masters could have done with modern keyboards and synths, sequencing, special FX etc.
Beethoven on a B-3 with Leslie Cabs.
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Ok men, that was it. Thanks for good suggestions!
Old 16th March 2014
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Imagine what those masters could have done with modern keyboards and synths, sequencing, special FX etc.
Beethoven on a B-3 with Leslie Cabs.
Throw some sixties-era drugs into the mix as well, and we'd really be on to something...
Old 16th March 2014
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I'm not saying what i'm going to be eating, i just want to know if i should use salt or pepper.
Old 16th March 2014
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That's like catsup or mayo with fries.
Old 17th March 2014
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That's like catsup or mayo with fries.
Don't be a freak. Mayo on fries is disgusting.
Old 18th March 2014
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complex sound simple chords
complex chords full range sound

Or not?
It depends.
Old 18th March 2014
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It depends.
Two hundred years ago, orchestra's where not put together in a way to get some random flavour, but "it had to work". Instrument builders, composers and executives were very aware of limitations, posibillities and had no instant 'trial and error'. They had to be practical. Making decisions. Sometimes discovered new things.

You are right. It depends. In today's musical practice anything can be done. It has brought a lot of new boundaries.

From time to time I do just some formulating for myself. I like that. "Does something work"? And how does it work?

(Volume 'depended' on the number of musicians!
We say:"I hear more violins", they might have said:"Well, it's louder")
Old 18th March 2014
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Don't be a freak. Mayo on fries is disgusting.
Really? Bob Clearmountain, the Alge-Lord brothers, and Jimi Hendrix all loved mayo on fries.

I demand to see a list of your credits!
Old 18th March 2014
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I learned about mayo vs catsup on fries living in Germany.

They were called pomme frites

There were these small shops that sold nothing but fresh fries with a serving window to the sidewalk.

They always asked Mayo or Catsup? and then gave you a blob of either on top of your order.




Just a cultural difference, the same way we use Sour Cream and many nations
use Plain Yogurt in their dishes.
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