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aldevis

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Well done Luc.
If I can...
English lyrics make my ears cringe (the reason I don't like Astrud Yawning Gilberto).
Ms Daughter has a beautiful classy way of singing the final head, and a lovely Portuguese pronunciation, including that feared "R" (is she a Portuguese speaker?). What about scrapping the American neocolonialist part?
The backing track has two bars that I try to never play: the last root chord on the form is better skipped to go straight to the first one. Not much you can do on the BT, but keep it in mind with the band.
Harmonically there are different spellings of this tune. Often harmony parts in bossa tunes are written thinking of guitar voicings. It is worth spending some time in analyzing the chords.

Your playing is great. I would probably select a better reed. Also, with so many choruses to play, I would decide general directions beforehand.

Please let me know if my post is patronizing and/or annoying you and I will delete it.
 

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Thanks Luc, that took me from my kitchen to a lovely Latin cafe sipping a cocktail. If only in my mind :)
 
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aldevis

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Thanks Luc, that took me from my kitchen to a lovely Latin cafe sipping a cocktail. If only in my mind :)
Caipirinhas on a Sunday morning is looking for troubles.
 

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Thank you very much to everybody and particularly to Aldevis. I am going to study what you said and try to make a better take.
Yes my daughter lives with us in Potugal since 2000, so she is fluent.

My problem with this kind of BT is that I am used to blues, hip hop, smooth jazz where the beat is clear and easy to follow. Here even if I study the chords I wouldn't be able to hear them and to follow them. Too subtle for me. Unfortunately I am a very bad listener even if I try hard. What I usually do to fight this problem, is that I play music that I know by heart until I feel the right timing. But the problem appears again on new tunes.

Thanks again and keep in mind that you are not annoying me on the contrary. ;)


Cheers
Luc:cheers:
 

Luc

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Thank you Chris and Kev,

I have changed my file trying to follow Aldevis' advises. It has required some mixing with the voice and the BT. I will still work on it and upload the update.

Cheers
Luc ;)
 
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