You don’t know me

Picked the oldest track from my watchlist again, and played a little bass line onto it:

You don’t know me, on Wikiloops

The current list of musicians on it:

Merci, thanks, and danke to my friends there at the loops, and thanks to you for listening.

Brian McIntyre: Release The Love

I’m still processing videos of the PDS students while I write this, but some of my friends from Wikiloops are also active. And just a few moments ago I saw that Brian has uploaded a nice remix of a song on which I played as well. Here it is:

“Release The Love” on Wikiloops (clicking on the track ID also leads you there)

That makes the list of musicians as it is for now:

Thanks to Brian for this nice addition. And as always, thanks for listening.

Hear her call

I had this beautiful track from Tom & Devin on my watchlist since quite a while. And today I could finally add a little something to it:

List of musicians, so far:

Thanks to my friends over at Wikiloops for their wonderful music. And thanks to you for listening. Join us to add something.

A fixed issue, and some recent remixes

Richard fixed the issue with the embedding of the Wikiloops player last night, and he tested it with my post “Blues Knows No Colour” on this blog. Cool; many thanks man!

So now I can try and show/play you the last remix I’ve got plus one that I had made for some friends (with mixing only, no bass needed in that one). So here they are:

Yup; works. And here’s the one I (re-) mixed:

Works as well. Thanks for listening, and if you’re a musician, then join and play with us on Wikiloops!

Last Peace, by Zuleikha L

Last night, Zuleikha uploaded her newest composition “Last Peace” to Wikiloops. I had helped her a bit with getting the Addictive Keys Studio Grand into Ardour, so she mentioned me as well on her lovely track. And over the night, she got 11 thumb ups, 5 downloads and 1 remix already as you can see here or on her track:

“Last Peace” by Zuleikha L on Wikiloops

I also like her new avatar there which she drew herself:

And as you can see, she also received a first remix already, which were some jazzy drums & guitar played by João (nickname jjdf) from Portugal. Obrigado!

As always, thanks for reading.

Work and fun start in your watchlist

At Wikiloops, we have that concept of a ‘watchlist’, and mine got filled quite a lot recently. Each time I sit at work and listen to something where I think I could add something, I add it to this watchlist – so mine currently has over 100 gems inside:

At home, I’ll download all of these when I have the time, and start ‘working’ on them in my DAW (=’Digital Audio Workstation’). Convert MP3s to WAVs with Audacity first, then load them into Ardour. Set the tempo, check with a metronome, eventually make a clicktrack and/or a count-in. See if I can enhance the given audio, and it helps if you have single HD tracks because a drum kit or a guitar might need other treatments than a voice.

Often I also add markers where the chords change or to separate parts of the song so during recording I can see the structure.

And finally I’ll grab my bass and play.

And all of this is great fun. I’m learning so many different things. And I’m so glad that I found Wikiloops

A little appreciation: Feels So Good :)

It’s now almost exactly 15 months since I found and joined Wikiloops, this ‘Über-cool‘ platform for jamming with other musicians from all around the globe. It’s even fun to only listen, and to discover new original music each and every day there – we have different “radios” (streams) to cover almost every taste you might have at the moment. So even for ‘consumers’ this is nice, and it’s heaven for musicians. I’m so glad that I’ve found it.

And if you don’t only listen and/or practise to the looping tracks but remix and upload some stuff yourself, you’ll receive a little appreciation from others in form of nice and helpful comments, and “thumb ups” like in other social media platforms.

And today, I received thumb up number 1000 from fblack (from Spain) on my latest contribution to the track “Story…“. Thumb number 999 was from Ms Shi from England, number 1001 from Pexe from Brasil. So my statistics (which you can see on my profile) looked like this an hour ago:

So thanks go out to my friends on that platform for being nice and commenting and giving feedback in form of these thumb ups. As Chuck Mangione would state it: Feels So Good…

Chuck Mangione – Feels So Good

Thanks again my friends, and to those whom I haven’t met in real life yet: I hope that day comes soon 🙂

Thanks to everyone who reads this, for your interest 🙂

Story…

Played on a nice song from RobM, mpointon, jamlady, and ROBJOL (all Wikiloops usernames) yesterday, and since we’re not done with embedding the new Wikiloops player into WordPress, please consider listening to the song “Story…” at its source. This will also show you the list of musicians who participated so far, and some comments from other Wikiloopers.

Thanks for reading, and for listening.

Blooming the flowers

I’ve got a really cool remix on my first bass noodling upload on Wikiloops – josepssv took it and turned it into something else.

Just tried, but I think I still cannot embed a Wikiloops track into WordPress, so please go to the official remix to listen to it if you want to.

Thanks.

Edit, from Sunday afternoon: … and I’ve got a remix on that last remix. Listen to it here if you like to.

And again, thanks fro reading, and for listening.