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Time After Time by Eva Cassidy-guitar part

Posted by Mick Dennis on November 10, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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Time After Time by Eva Cassidy-guitar part on YouTube  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7_69GJt4ME

I am playing a 2006 Taylor GS Koa acoustic guitar fingerstyle with a capo at the 2nd fret. NOTE: I keep the fingernails of my right and left hands very short.

The audio recording was done using a Shure SM-57 and Heil PR-40 microphones into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. I am using a pair of AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Young Guru Preset headpho...

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4 Jam Tracks - Apogee Duet

Posted by Mick Dennis on November 9, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Below are links to some Jam Tracks that I've created using an Apogee Duet and iPad Air. Have fun jamming along with these tracks!

Peace Out!~Mick


G Mixolydian - Mellow Jazz Jam Track - Apogee Duet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-JA-5e4IcM


Amaj7-Cmaj7 - Ambient Jam Track - Apogee Duet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey98WJlRptE


E Mixolydian Vamp - DrumJam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4omaKxzoT1I

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Em-Fmaj7 - DrumJam

Posted by Mick Dennis on October 18, 2017 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Em-Fmaj7 - DrumJam on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58oYk0we_f4

~~E F G A B C D E~~

~~Note Exploration~~

~~Mick Goodrick~~

~~The Advancing Guitarist~~

Em-Fmaj7 Jam Track with lead guitar - Apogee Duet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5VAmDHt__A

Peace Out!~Mick

My Romance - Chord Melody - Easy Version

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 30, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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My Romance - Chord Melody - Easy Version on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGTNzr_V2ww

The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, Fulltone OCD (set for a clean boost into the compressor), ART Levelar-Tube Compressor, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon right angle cable, beginning-Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick, 2:24 Golden Gate Mandolin pick, 4:44 Cocobolo Custom wooden pick, 6:54 Dunlop ULTEX .06...

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Em-Fmaj7 Jam Track with lead guitar - Apogee Duet

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 30, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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Em-Fmaj7 Jam Track with lead guitar - Apogee Duet on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5VAmDHt__A

In this video, I am just jamming over the chord progression Em to Fmaj7. My basic approach is to start off with the notes from the Key of C (E phrygian) in the open position of the guitar and then gradually make my way up the fretboard through the various positions of the Key of C (E phrygian) about every 4 measures (||Em | Em | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7||). Later on in the jamm...

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Em-A Jam Track with lead guitar - Apogee Duet

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 16, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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Em-A Jam Track with lead guitar - Apogee Duet on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_iA0oEI-fY

Em-A Jam Track - Apogee Duet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syUcllC09m8

The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, DOD 275 Active Direct Box, Fulltone OCD (set for a clean boost into the compressor), ART Levelar-Tube Compressor, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon right angle cable, ...

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Sophisticated Lady - Chord Melody

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 12, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

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Sophisticated Lady - Chord Melody on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d65UzNvzBwc

The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, DOD 275 Active Direct Box, ART Levelar-Tube Compressor, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon right angle cable, red amethyst guitar pick.

The audio recording was done using a Shure SM-57 and Heil PR-40 microphones into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running Ga...

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Sunflowers - It's Cloudy Outside - Mick's Uke Songs

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 4, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi! 

Here's a couple of simple children's songs I composed during one of my private lessons with a 4 year old ukelele student.

YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me7ZDJHoMYg

Peace Out!~Mick

Blue Bossa-Apogee Duet-Chord Melody-Key of Em

Posted by Mick Dennis on August 18, 2017 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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Blue Bossa-Apogee Duet-Chord Melody-Key of Em on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y-eMlDOIik

In this audio recording, I am playing the jazz standard "Blue Bossa" in a chord melody style in the Key of Em. This recording represents one of my initial attempts to learn how to do audio recording with an Apogee Duet. The photo in the video is the actual setup that I used.

The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, DOD 275 Active Direct Box, AR...

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Beautiful Offering - Original Jazz Composition

Posted by Mick Dennis on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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Beautiful Offering - Original Jazz Composition on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt7M0_t0rHk

Beautiful Offering - free tempo ballad version on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTuly9TrVt0

This is an original jazz tune that I composed for my girlfriend’s birthday this year. It is written using the chord changes of Black Orpheus by Luiz Bonfá in the Key of Em.

The backing track is the iReal Pro app with an iPad Air...

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