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Lisboa
on: October 23, 2019, 00:26:47
G'day all,

I've another demo of a song that I'm going to try with a new band I'm going to be part of. I'm still in my own band (Driving South) but this new band will do jingly jangly riff based songs.

I wrote this when I was in Europe in August and spent a week in Lisbon. Another song where I'm just writing a song about what I'm doing  and I'm seeing - so no deep meanings!

I'm working on songs using a pick and it's changing how I write. I also used a Tele on this one rather than my Gretsch and again it changes the way I play and what I play.

https://soundcloud.com/jurgen-joarder/lisboa/s-zTuoh

Words:

Sitting here reading Ham On Rye
About a young man fighting through life

Listening to songs that take my breath away
Why can't I write lines like that

He said "don't try and it will come"
Well that might work them but it don't work for some

You say "can I go out in these"
And I take my time
Consider by degrees
My answer in this hotel in Lisboa
My answer in this hotel in Lisboa

No frills no filler his tale begins
You talk of coloured tiles and fish in tins

Trams rattle by on cobbled streets
Shined slippery smooth by aching feet

And you say "where the parks?"
And "why no trees"
And I take my time
Consider by degrees
My answer in this hotel in Lisboa
My answer in this hotel in Lisboa



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Re: Lisboa
Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 13:38:42
First off...that Tele sounds REALLY good! I think this is a good move for you....a change up like this can really spark things. Good playing too. That instrumental section in the middle is VERY strong and that little riff that you throw in there through really sticks hard. I think the Telecaster is a good match for your style.

I'm a Gibson SG guy myself, but if I was to go more toward electric based stuff I'd be all over a Telecaster,

This is a good song. It rocks nicely and I bet it will work well in a band setting .
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Re: Lisboa
Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 16:08:52
Good riff @Jurgen - the best I`ve heard you play.
"Trams rattle by on cobbled streets
Shined slippery smooth by aching feet"
I like those lines- as you sing them it occured that the second time through on your verse melody a change ( melody/tone/intensity) of some kind in there would  work .
Once again- as on your last post- I look forward to where your new band takes this ::thumb::

Robert


Re: Lisboa
Reply #3 on: October 25, 2019, 16:37:59
« Last Edit: October 25, 2019, 21:35:51 by oorlab »
Most enjoyable song - specially liking these lines:

No frills no filler his tale begins
You talk of coloured tiles and fish in tins

Trams rattle by on cobbled streets
Shined slippery smooth by aching feet


The Telecaster gives this a cool Keith Richards / Mark Knopfler sound
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Re: Lisboa
Reply #4 on: October 25, 2019, 16:47:53
Very curious to hear the band take it on.
Like this one already.
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Re: Lisboa
Reply #5 on: October 27, 2019, 00:01:42
Hola @Jurgen

I think this style and sound fit so well your voice color!!
Pretty mix, I liked the guitar solo and how did you sing "My answer in this hotel in Lisboa" on the second time!!

Sure we'll listen soon to your band!!
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Re: Lisboa
Reply #6 on: October 27, 2019, 23:36:27
Thanks for listening and commenting!

@Leonard Scaper - yes I like playing the Tele - I've neglected it the last couple of years since I've been focusing on my Gretsch but I now leave the Tele out on a stand so it's at hand and I can pick it up and see what comes out. I've written a couple of songs recently on it that I don't think I'd have done with the other guitar.

Thanks @robertkc on your comment re: my playing - and good idea re melody. Melody is a real weak point for me, I think partly as I've only been trying to sing on my songs for a short while and my lack of range keep the melodies restricted. I need to try and move out of my limits a bit...

@oorlab, @LePlongeur and @Mora Amaro La Loba  - thanks. We've got our first band rehearsal next week so we'll be trying this one out with real drums and bass.

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Re: Lisboa
Reply #7 on: October 28, 2019, 14:06:16
Great guitar playing, I really enjoyed the riff!


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Reply #8 on: October 28, 2019, 22:50:36
@Jurgen I agree about the Dire Straits sound - Sultans of Swing. I do miss the bass a bit, but I think that is to do with the recording. Yes, I recognise the coloured tiles from Portugal, and the fish. I agree that it would be interesting to hear it performed by your band.
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Re: Lisboa
Reply #9 on: November 03, 2019, 22:57:02
thanks @Dara - I did enjoy playing guitar on this one. I've always been more of a guitar player (or at least try to be) but have been trying to get back to more riffs and lead playing recently.

I'll be playing this song with a new band later this week @Pleudoniem and the bass player is really good (he plays in my other band Driving South). The drummer is excellent so I think this one will change quite bit once the bass and real drums are added.

cheers


Re: Lisboa
Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 01:16:33
Dang @Jurgen  this track is hot!   >:D 
Burning it up!  :praise:
Great riff, great energy, great lead playing!!!!
Good show!
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Re: Lisboa
Reply #11 on: November 04, 2019, 09:03:35
Great song, i love  the passion you performed thnough the guitar. Its easily to hear  how ypu enjoy playing it  8)
I get a hunch how you experienced Lisbon.

Greetings from Europe!