Tonight I added the 4th track (rhythm) and remixed it all, this time with headphones so I can hear things. I think it sounds better. In the next night or week I’ll re-record the whole thing, this is just an experiment at this stage.
I’m excited about this song. I love Queens of the Stone Age, Josh Homme is my favourite singer by far and I love the songs they write. Monsters in the Parasol is a very easy song to learn, I only started this 3 days ago and here is my first recording where I play both bass and guitar. I mixed it quickly in Audacity, and I know less about mixing than I do making music, so bare with me. I know it sound horrible but this is so much fun to do.
This week I’m working on Trust, another song by Megadeth. It’s pretty straightforward, easy chords and transitions. There’s a bit of solo stuff I’ll get to later, for now I’m just trying to do a song a week. Last night I turned off the distortion and played clean so I could hear all my (many) mistakes. So far so good! So what.
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Like I said, with gain and distortion it sounds way better!
For tonight’s recording of Precious and Grace I’m using the Zoom G1on multi-effects pedal and the “bass” plugin, basically an Octave dropper. I set the guitar to the neck pickup and turned the tone knob all the way down, sounds good enough for now. I think I need to buy a bass guitar.
I had a hankering for Precious and Grace by ZZ Top last night, so I opened up the tabs and played along for 10 minutes and found it’s super easy, like most of their stuff. Easy to learn, but it’ll take a long long time to play it well. Yes I still suck, man it’s only been a few months.