[linux-audio-user] My First Linux Song

tim hall tech at glastonburymusic.org.uk
Sun Feb 13 07:56:20 EST 2005

Last Sunday 13 February 2005 10:24, Shayne O'Connor was like:
> (i should say that, to me, this song has more than a bit of a tribute to
> the musical forms of Pavement ... and correct tuning in this context has
> no more relevance than good singing ... )

OK, there's no such things as 'correct' granted. However, in my musical 
opinion, this song would sound better 'in tune'. Dodgy guitar sounds require 
much greater production skills to sound right (c.f. World Domination 
Enterprises 'Asbestos Lead Asbestos' or indeed their version of 'Funky 
Town'). Recording the guitar through a miked up valve amp would help. 7th 
chords on the guitar tend to produce uncomfortable and distracting harmonics 
if they're not tuned right, you'll notice many guitarists use open power 
chords for this reason. It's worth using the tried and tested classic pop 
formula to start with and then deconstruct it for whatever artistic reasons 
you have.

That said, you've already got further than I have. ;-)


tim hall

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