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    Anybody else than me that get bored out of rock songs that gets destroyed playing very slow on acoustic guitar?

    Example:

    It's well played, but lacks the kick butt power of the original. I search youtube a lot for getting inspiration and tips for playing rock songs on acoustic. Maybe some of you have examples of how it can be done while delivering the originals energy?

  • #2
    No, I like hearing a different take on the song. It's kind of pointless to do another fast version of the song. When covering a song, a musician should put his own twist on it. For example, Ryan Adams covered Iron Maiden's "Wasted Years". Even though it's a fast song, there is a melancholy undertone to the lyrics that comes out even more in his acoustic version.

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    • #3
      Yes, once in a while it would be nice as a variation, and vice verca.

      But the rule is that any acoustic cover tends to be a slowed down boring version....

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      • #4

        But the rule is that any acoustic cover tends to be a slowed down boring version....


        My old acoustic trio did a remake of Stairway to Heaven that was upbeat and danceable. The crowds loved it.

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        • #5
          I think some work and others don't - to save me time working out which is which for me rather than learning the song and deciding on a treatment then after all that not liking it, I tend to search youtube to see if anyone else has had the same idea and can usually tell within a couple of seconds if its worth the effort. Often I will look if Boyce Avenue has had a go first. There is a pop song out at the moment "Thats what makes you beautiful" (I appreciate its not a rock song, in fact the opposite) by a boy band called One Direction (Wand Erection?) I have never paid it any attention cos its just not my thing, but Boyce Avenue had a version of it the caught my ear, I reworked it and it goes down a treat with young and old alike.
          I do a cover of Dead or Alive and the Chillies Under a Bridge, Stone Roses "she bangs the drum" and a couple of The Smiths (Morrissey). Have to say not that keen on the version of the Kiss song posted but do appreciate the effort put in
          All the best Steve
          Cheers Steve
          my website http://www.macthehat.com/

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          • #6
            Yes, once in a while it would be nice as a variation, and vice verca.

            But the rule is that any acoustic cover tends to be a slowed down boring version....


            i threw away the rule book years ago... what edition do you have to follow and who enforces it?
            poast something...

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            • #7
              There is only one rule book. There is only one edition. There is no other authority.

              Hi Mom!

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              • #8
                More importantly..why is that dude staring the camera down? Creepy. Very Creepy.
                Just Darrell Web Site

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                • #9
                  i think ima do my hair like that for todays gig...
                  poast something...

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                  • #10
                    The tempo of the original song and this cover are very close. It's the way he's playing it that you probably don't like, not the tempo.

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                    • #11


                      It's well played, but lacks the kick butt power of the original. I search youtube a lot for getting inspiration and tips for playing rock songs on acoustic. Maybe some of you have examples of how it can be done while delivering the originals energy?
                      To me, this one seems faster than the original, and is far more interesting. It actually has a kind of mezmerizing feel to it, as opposed to the original, which is more nauseating. I do ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT in Toad the Wet Sprocket's style.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for reminding me about the "Toad" version. I did it years ago and forgot about it.

                        Maybe I shouldn't let the secret out, but I just grabbed the lyrics and plopped them in my IPad for tonight. I know I know..I'm not a real musician.
                        Just Darrell Web Site

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for reminding me about the "Toad" version. I did it years ago and forgot about it.

                          Maybe I shouldn't let the secret out, but I just grabbed the lyrics and plopped them in my IPad for tonight. I know I know..I'm not a real musician.
                          but you're still getting paid, right???
                          tlbonehead@yahoo.com
                          www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy
                          -For Sale:
                          -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US
                          -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
                          - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
                          - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
                          - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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                          • #14
                            but you're still getting paid, right???



                            +1
                            Just Darrell Web Site

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                            • #15
                              but you're still getting paid, right???


                              Reminds me of the guy who came up to me on break while I was working in the band for open mic night. He said he really wanted to play something onstage with us and it didn't matter what kind of music it was because he was a music whore.

                              I reminded him that I was getting paid and he wasn't.

                              That made me the music whore.

                              He was just a music slut.
                              Michael D. www.mdlmusic.webs.com "I'm tired of rock-and-rolling Let's get married, Honey, let's go bowling" --Martin Mull

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