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SN jazz guitar on the BK9

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SN jazz guitar on the BK9 #751
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Here is a quick demo I played and posted on SynthZone... It got some favorable comments...
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SN jazz guitar on the BK9 #752

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Nice one, Fran. I definitely find the Roland SN guitars more playable than Yamaha or Korg's. There's no automatic insertion of squeaks, etc. and no overriding what you play. Voice it correctly, it's amazing how accurate you can get...

BTW, try running the SN Jazz Guitar through the Amp Sim MFX on a nice Matchless or other higher gain type amp... Killer rock guitar! All that mono/poly recognition stuff does an amazing job of cleaning up less than perfect fingering, and giving you a very clean solo. And set the overall global Chorus processor to Delay, and add it (and reverb) at the Amp Sim sends (not the mixer sends, leave them dry).

Nothing better than a screaming guitar solo with the right amount of delay on it! The Chorus processor delay is tempo synced by default, so experiment with setting it to duple or triplet values of the beat, and if playing with a live band, use the Tap Tempo to set it to your drummer's tempo.

These SN guitars (I love the nylon and steel ones, too) are one of the primary reasons I couldn't possibly go back to my G70...!

BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.

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BTW, your later post with a real jazz guitarist and regret that you didn't listen to that first is excellent advice..!

On the whole, if you want to pull off convincing emulations (the sound is only half of it, maybe less!), steep yourself in the sound and playing of the original instrument to the exclusion of all else for at least a week or more (a month is better). The idea is not only to gain an ear for good licks and techniques, but more importantly (IMHO) an ear for what a player of that instrument would NEVER do..!

I have always felt that a superbly played rendition is ruined by a few licks and runs the player would never do, whereas an average one unmarred by out of idiom playing can come across as FAR more authentic..

It's what you DON'T play that matters!

So if you want to emulate a guitarist, or a sax player, or an oboist, a violinist, a fiddle player (yes, they are different!), steel guitar, whatever, try listening to some of those (not just one player unless trying to pull off a Bird or 'Trane or a Santana, someone with a unique style) exclusively for a few weeks. No piano players, no trombonists, nothing at all but what you are trying to emulate. It's uncanny how better you get, quickly.

BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.

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