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Mike Conley
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IT Professional and Guitar Player Wannabe
IT Professional and Guitar Player Wannabe

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I've been a Fountains of Wayne fans since, well, actually "That Thing You Do" as it turns out. Anyway, I wanted to do a winter song so...
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Well it’s been a while. I see my last video was last October! Anyway, I have been working on this song for a while (some part were recorded in February!) but never could quite finish it off. The 12-string lead part was just killing me. Anyway, I decided I’d just punt and do a couple of takes and whatever came of it was going to get posted. It turned out half-decent compared to most of the previous efforts so here you go.
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Another Kinks song but this time a little tougher one. I don't think this one went terribly well-- some iffy playing on parts and definitely some rhythm problems. The bass was nice and clean though. I had a little fun with my Go Pro on this one and I think it was interesting to actually see how I finger different things. I hadn't noticed that I'm kind of lazy in my fingering on the F chords. Anyway, a fun song even if it didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped.
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Another Kinks song but this time a little tougher one.  I don't think this one went terribly well-- some iffy playing on parts and definitely some rhythm problems.  The bass was nice and clean though.  I had a little fun with my Go Pro on this one and I think it was interesting to actually see how I finger different things.  I hadn't noticed that I'm kind of lazy in my fingering on the F chords.  Anyway, a fun song even if it didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped.
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I wanted to pick a “harder” Beatles song but something still guitar driven.  “She Said She Said” is kind of unique in that it is the only song that Paul McCartney doesn’t contribute to— that’s Harrison on bass.  Other interesting bits: there is a key change (Bb minor to Eb major) and it’s partially in 4/4 and partially in 3/4.

I think this one went pretty well— I messed the lead part a bit at the end but I ended up faking something that sounded okay so I kept it in rather than doing another take.  
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I picked “Girl” originally as an exercise in transcribing but decided to go ahead and do a full video for it since it was pretty interesting to play. Figuring out the chords wasn’t super-hard even though the song is kind of odd in the choice of chords. I’m going to say it’s in Cm but I wouldn’t swear it stays in Cm. It has a kind of “greek” feel to it which seems obvious now that I’ve played it but I never really thought of it before. It has a swing for feel for quite a bit of the song but then it shifts into straight 8th notes during the solo parts.

The obvious odd thing is that it sort of sounds like a mandolin but it’s all guitars. The Beatles used a 12-string acoustic but since I didn’t have one I just used my 6-string and it worked out pretty well.

Lots of firsts— a “real” drum part and with brushes at that. I don’t know what The Beatles used, but this seems to work. I also finally got to use a tambourine in a song for a few bars.

Aside from the usual singing issues I think it went pretty well.
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