Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wild Flag - Future Crimes - Indie Tab


Heard this song the other day and was totz digging it, so here's a little tab so u can jam along 2 it:
rhy. guitar

E|
B|
G|3 5 7 5 (partial chords implying Gm, F, Bb, F )
D|5 7 8 7 
A|
E|

lead gtr

E|
B|                6 6    6 6
G|7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5    7 7     5 5 (play 4x)
D|
A|
E|

E|
B|    6   6   
G|7 7 7 7 5 5 (play 2x)
D|
A|
E|

E|
B|6 6 8 8 6       6   6   6 6 8 8         6 6 
G|        5 5 7 7 7 7 5 5         5 5 7 7     7 7 5 5 /7 
D|                                       (/ denotes slide down)
A|
E|
So these parts pretty much repeat throughout the song so play each as needed.

Usually something 2 b learned from good songs and this is no exception. This song demonstrates the power in having a couple of simple parts that compliment each other nicely and form a cohesive unit. One is nice and steady while the other part provides the motion and fills out the chords a bit. Also of note is how both parts r panned 2 opposite speakers which is a good technique when u have a couple of distinct guitar parts.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Songwriting Tip - Double Rhyme Variation


On the latest track 'Before the Aliens Leave' a technique was used which may b of some benefit if u aren't familiar with it. It's sort of a variation on a 'double-rhyme' which is simply a rhyme where the last 2 syllables rhyme like taking/breaking instead of the typical single last syllable rhyme. In the song something similar was done but the double aspect was created thrU a differnet process. Here is the line in question to make things more apparent (rhymes r underlined 4 clarity):

Before the Aliens Leave
I'll get ya 2 believe me
Before the world becomes undone
And the next one's begun

So 2 summarize on ur second line u simply end with two words in a row that rhyme with the last word of the first line, rather than rhyming only one word. This provides some extra emphasis on the rhyme itself and can bring something unexpected 2 the listener since they r probably not expecting two rhyming words in rapid-fire succession.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Before The Aliens Leave - Galaxy Swan mp3


Finished a new track its like a lo-fi electro bedroom pop thing. Thru the new Waves MPX tape sat plug on it and was really pleased with it especially 4 the intro price. Posted a short clip of the song without the tape emu so u can c how it might affect whatever u may have programmed n2 the laptoppy. Before the Aliens Leave MPX by galaxyswan Before the Aliens Leave No Waves MPX by galaxyswan