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Mr. Salisbury – Learning to Loop

Hey everyone, Mr. Jackson introduced me to my new favourite thing the other day….electric guitars and loop pedals! The basic idea is that you can record yourself playing something, hit the pedal at exactly the right time, and it will… Continue Reading →

Asynchronous Jam E / A / B Bassline

Here’s a first effort for those of you who might like to experiment with playing along with the bass riff from One Direction’s “You’re Beautiful.” To participate in the asynchronous jam, press ‘record’ on a Voice Memo or Garagband ap… Continue Reading →

Asynchronous Jam….with myself…Mr. Salisbury

I put together a little jam with myself the other day on Garage Band. I was trying to come up with a way of sharing it, and settled on uploading it to youtube. I had to edit a video to get… Continue Reading →

Coattail Rider

So I thought I’d try to build off of CogDog’s Doors cover by adding a bass track. Not too happy with the way it came out – it’s a bit too loud in the mix at times, and doesn’t feel… Continue Reading →

Asynchronous Jam

This was based on the http://talonsrockband.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/asynchronous-jam-fleetwood-macs-dreams/ that Mr. Jackson posted, so I added a little bit of stuff onto it. This is my first time trying something like this, so this probably doesn’t sound that great or fit the original assignment that well, but..oh… Continue Reading →

Asynchronous Jam: Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”

Ok, here’s a potential project / assignment / lark for those of you looking to experiment with a new chord and potentially a new way to collaborate musically across space and time. Allow me to introduce the Asynchronous Jam, and… Continue Reading →

Josh Ritter’s “Wolves” (2014 Edition)

Beginning with the same chords, we find ourselves in a similar situation to last year: In class over the next few days, to build on our initial knowledge of D major and E minor, we’ll be playing Josh Ritter‘s song “Wolves,” from… Continue Reading →

Challenge accepted

So here’s my attempt at the bass track for Van Morrison’s Wild Night. Maybe someone can download it and play over it and make me look good. Or at least better. Playing with a metronome is hard. I can really… Continue Reading →

Duet with Birds

 

Guityard Asynchronous Jam | 05.28.13

With a few guest sneezes by Vince, and this rhythm track playing in my shirt pocket.

Liandro, Dakota & Paul’s “Rap Beat”

Dust off your Chuck Taylors; #IntroGuitar is getting into the rap game:

Acoustic Riff in A (I think)

I came up with this riff near the end of class today and wanted to post it so that I (or others) might run away with it and add lyrics or expand it out to a fuller song. The main… Continue Reading →

Riff in E

Some riffs built around the following chord progression: Emaj / Dmaj / Amaj / Emaj / Dmaj

Asynchronous Jam

Over the last few days, I’ve been stealing lead riffs learning from Kevin & Chris and trying to expand my repertoire of lead riffs and techniques, hoping to become a better improviser and accompanist. Who doesn’t want to play lead guitar… Continue Reading →

Asynchronous Jam: Riff in D

Lachrymose and Weary V2.1

Huge props to the vocal additions Keri-Lee made to Nathan’s Lachrymose and Weary track.

Donnie and Donna – a visit from the Songwriting Coursera MOOC

Hey all So I’m getting back into this digital learning thing after having a bunch of stuff on my analogue plate for a while.  I just jumped into my first time really participating in this big world of Coursera, and… Continue Reading →

“…totally uncharted territory.”

Most of this entry was cross-posted on my blog here.  I wanted to take a few minutes and tip my hat to the vibrant community that has sprung up around our school’s Introduction to Guitar class. Having had students post their work… Continue Reading →

lachrymose and weary – coming in with version 5

wow!  I’ve been meaning to jump into this class, but the analogue world has just been insane these days.  I love that what’s pulling me back into the digital is this awesome musical collaboration.  I’ve got another song to put… Continue Reading →

lachrymose remix v.4?

So I took a shot at this too. I was sitting tonight with my guitar playing downer tunes (Creep by Radiohead, and a deathly slow version of Old Man by Neil Young) Guess I was in a mood. So I… Continue Reading →

Lachrymose and Weary- Take III

This story goes like this: On February 25, I shared a poem that one of my grade 8 students shared on her blog. Two days later Bryan takes the words, creates a google doc, dresses them up in some chords… Continue Reading →

Lachrymose and Weary Remixed

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/81307932″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Brian beat me to it. I too was taken with the poem created by Jabiz’s student. When writing, I often write with placeholder lyrics (Think the classic McCartney placeholder “Scrambled Eggs” which… Continue Reading →

lachrymose and weary

Jabiz again. A few nights ago, I was reading student blogs and came across this stunning poem by one of my grade 8 students- Michelle. She is extremely talented and a bit music obsessed like me. Take a look at… Continue Reading →

What has Clayton been up to?

This post is a bit of a funny story… Everytime I sat down during the week or weekend to record something or write this assignment, I got totally distracted and started just playing around with various things in my music… Continue Reading →

The 2 Strings Tune (Sunday Jam)

Just playing along to the Sunday Jam , first take and already found tunes to another song, can’t quite figure out which one though. Played through the whole song with only the B and E strings! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzr2dVqkn1o]

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