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Having fun with crunchy guitars and learning about making a sequenced drum part. Guitars, bass, “drums,” “singing”: Ben Niven Lead guitar in intro: Darren Tipper
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Recorded with my friend Darren Tipper, who lives in England and bounced this back and forth with me for awhile last year via the BandLab mobile app. I did the drum loop, lap steel, bass, banjo and vocal. Darren did the mandolin and organ.
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First completed solo project after a years-long home recording hiatus. Recorded into BandLab running on an old iPhone, which is a surprisingly fun way to work.
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I dug out my old alto recorder several years back and got thinking if I could just learn to play a simple phrase or two on it, I could incorporate it into a song. It was a nice idea, but in practice I did better at digitally editing a take together…
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remix of Coelocanth's "Counterpoint for Robin and 12 string", without the birds
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I'm just wayyy too slow working on stuff, so I really don't have anything new to upload, but because it's taking so long, I just felt I had to post something. This is a weird loopy thingamagee, which started as two MIDI arpeggio's in my DAW…
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(Remastered 22/10/2021) And here we go - Edith FINALLY gets it... Actually, she's been getting it ever since I wrote it on the 29th May. I thought it would take a week or so, but it proved to be more of a fight than I was expecting. On…
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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…
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Was just checking some reviews on peavey amps and ended up listening to this great song...could listen to songs like this all weekend long. Great job -

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jimgoodinmusic said

This is cool with an occasional nod to a reggae beat. Your bass parts are very pronounced and on the spot and the reggae beat has returned.... Police!

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First completed solo project after a years-long home recording hiatus. Recorded into BandLab running on an old iPhone, which is a surprisingly fun way to work.
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jimgoodinmusic said

A sense of Roxy Music in this and for a home recording has a very nice present feel Ben. Congratulations on new work after a year long, it happens, sometimes as in my case with another muse coming to surface. I'm glad you returned! Thanks too for your recent listen to my ukulele piece and the kind words.

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Having fun with crunchy guitars and learning about making a sequenced drum part. Guitars, bass, “drums,” “singing”: Ben Niven Lead guitar in intro: Darren Tipper
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Colleen Dillon said

Hi Ben! Thanks so much for listening to my music and the thoughtful and kind comments on my music. And it allowed me to discover yours! I like the dramatic sound to the guitars on this track. It should be a action movie soundtrack. Excellent lyrics too!

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My name is Tim Aandahl

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I’m a middle-aged guy with dark blue-green skin and I live in rural Missouri outside of St. Louis.

I play guitar, bass, lap steel and am learning guitarrón. Since 2020 I’ve been exploring collaborative long-distance recording with a few online friends.

from Troy, Missouri

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