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Inspired by the image of a band of war-torn raccoons making there way.

Don't ask me what I was thinking, even the rhythm progression was improvised. I should point out that the title is a noun and not a suggestion!
Update: Check out Skeans very cool remix of this tune righht here...
Beat the Strat
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Hits: 3874
Comments: 26
Fans: 1
Plays: 212
Downloads: 101
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Nov 15, 2006 - 12:40:13 AM
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2006 - 03:44:04 PM Last Played: Jul 25, 2019 - 12:22:46 AM
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Hardware:
Straight in Strat
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GB and fingers
Comments
said 4658 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
Heavy Man..
Love that guitar......I think you must play on one of my tune :)
Take care
Kenta
Pete_NB said 4658 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
Collaborating
Thanks! I'd love to play on one of your tunes. Drop me a note about any ideas you have.
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said 4657 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Yes
I will do that so soon I have found the tune....he he I think I'll have done over 200 tunes in GB now.......But I have one idea right now....this one let me change this great tune.... with new drums maybe a synth etc....Kenta
Pete_NB said 4657 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Next Step
I'd love for you to take a look at what you can do with this song. What do you need me to send you? Do you want me to clean it up some first?
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ktb said 4658 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
straight in
and straight up. very "live" one take feel. tons of energy and the tone just leaves a drift of fret smoke drifting hazily off in the distance.
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Pete_NB said 4657 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Drifting Fret Smoke
Love that image!

I was content with a pretty raw take on this one, with no pressing need to clean things up so that may account for the "one take" feel you describe.

Thanks for listening!
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Youra said 4658 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
Melting strings...
Exciting guitar play. I like a lot the dialog between the 2 of them. Just found the rythm section a bit soft for such a good impro. Eager to listen at your other stuff.
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Pete_NB said 4657 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Rhythm Track
I appreciate the sentiment on the soft track. It was laid out in one take with no idea where I was going. If you listen closely you may be able to tell that it even stops at one point and one of the lead tracks actually takes over for it.

This is a prime example of a quick and dirty recording session. I started it when I should probably have gone to bed so I didn't spend any time editing. I liked the energy of the piece so I thought I'd just share it as is.

Glad you liked it!
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Ed Hannifin said 4658 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
There's nothing like...
...making some good, solid, fun electric guitar noise.... And I mean that in the best way....

Of course, my producer mind steps in and thinks, There's so many cool lines in here, I bet you could trim some of 'em back and reveal the best of each and end up with something that sounded like you were brilliant in one take....

Love the guitar tone on this very much... Strat straight into GB? You got a great sound from that...

I'm really enjoying hearing your stuff as it pops up, Pete....

Ed
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Pete_NB said 4657 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Trim
Thanks for the feedback Ed. This was a fun one. Just an exercise in improv with the intent of squeezing as much agression out of the strings as I could.

When you said trimming back to allow the gems to show, did you just mean temporarily cutting back the volume on the messier tracks to allow the better parts to be heard?

I appreciate your take on things and any feedback I can get!

Pete
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bug67 said 4657 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Nice!
Smokin' guitar! Track needs bass guitar. I have a base guitar. Not my first instrument but, I wouldn't mind giving it a go.
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Pete_NB said 4657 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
have at 'er
If you want to add something to this, be my guest. Skean is going to take a shot at this as well. Just drop me a note and we can work out the details.
Check out my latest song called One more One Shot
ktb said 4657 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
wailing slumbers
Peter, great jam. You mentioned above that you did this right before you went to bed? Man, this left me energized! Nice tones.
Luv the little stacato runs 2/3rd's the way thru. cool
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Pete_NB said 4656 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Cool Line!
Wailing slumber. I like it.

Glad it energized you. I was feeling pretty aggressive, given the hour of the day. Sometimes you just gotta wail.
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Z293 said 4657 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Pete
Tell me something are you enjoying MacJams? It truely inspires you to keep pushing forward and making music. Some good tones for just going straight into GB, I think it's pretty hard to do so good job.
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Pete_NB said 4656 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Yes I love MJ
It does inspire me to create. Knowing there is an audience out there with skilled musicians who offer feedback keeps me wanting to pump out the music.

Glad you liked the tone. It's just the default settings in Garageband. I usually use the Glam setting for a lot of my lead tones.
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Vic Holman said 4657 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
beating up raccoons huh?
there will be people looking for you. but then again i'm sure some raccoons like it that way. hearing improvments in your compositions. beat the strat its safer that way!
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Pete_NB said 4656 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Beat-Up
That's why I made sure to hyphenate the title. Don't want Greenpeace beating down my studio door!
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Mcboy said 4654 days ago (November 19th, 2006)
creative
juices flowin were they?......hehhehhe.....nice expression thru u r strat......
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Pete_NB said 4653 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
Juiced
Thanks McBoy. I didn't really view this one as an exercise in creativity so much as an attempt at reckless abandon. It turned out to have a few moments that I was pleased with though.

Thanks for listening!
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gregd said 4648 days ago (November 25th, 2006)
Your sense of humor and I . . .
could get along very well, not to mention your playing.
I likes it.
-g
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Monkaton said 4641 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Poor Raccoon
didn't have a chance in this meat grinder of guitar slinging.

Great tones on the guitars and your playing is very good. I like the descending chromatic riffs in there. Added color to the overall composition.

Good one.
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said 4128 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Nice!
Nice one. I wish to hear this piece a little louder but for non loudness... this is truly great. Killer tone and playing!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Pete_NB said 4128 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Cool
Love getting a shout out from a long ago posted song. I'm really glad you liked it and stopped by to say so.

It is a little on the quiet side, for such raucous subject matter. I've got a few things still to learn about punching things up a bit.

Thanks again!
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chronologic said 3792 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Nice work
Cool tone. Some really keen moments. Sounds fun. :) And I like the artwork!
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chronologic said 3792 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
remake
Sadly, Skean's remake is not available... Shame!
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