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Released: Oct 28, 2011 | 5:54 PM
Category: Pop
Application: Logic Pro/Studio
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 7.12 MB

Plays: 725
Downloads: 1
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Friday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
Eighteen is another simple tune. Acoustic guitar chords and synth tune in a slow beat. Written on the day I went to an 18 year birthday in the family.

It is an instrumental piece but with a pop / easy listing style more than electronica.

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pharmakeus Artist

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Nice track smiley
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bluewind Artist

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I like it. Is the guitar virtual or real instrument? why my guitar in logic is so bad??? great work!!!
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The secret behind the guitar is:

I cannot play guitar. I do not own a guitar.

I do however have an iPad. The special thing about the iPad is the touch screen that enables using this devIce as a music instrument in a way you cannot do with a midi keyboard or a computer keyboard or a mouse.

I use an app called WI guitar. You can play on the iPad and it can do all sorts of guitar types. But I use it in the midi output mode where the iPad is silent and just sends midi through wireless network. To minimize lag I setup an ad-hoc network on the Mac so the two are directly connectex.

In logic I then select a guitar. The sound on this song is the 12-string guitar.

On the iPad I strum the strings either with the fingers or with a touch screen pen from Hameg. The latter has the advantage of being more accurate and you do not wear off your skin on the glas surface

I do the chords with my left hand using two fingers.

It takes a bit of practice to get it right. I spent several days getting the grip. I also do finger play. This is more difficult and I am sure I miss some strings. But with practice you get a good result.

It is timing og the strings that make Logic guitar sound more like a real guitar. I cannot get the same result on a midi keyboard. You can sit and construct each chord by hand using the mouse but that is hard work and it is impossible to be creative and sincere with that method. You cannot play real time.

There are several instruments for the iPad that can enhance musical expression. And we will probably see more and more. Most lack the live midi output mode. But WI guitar is one of the best I have seen and the way you do chords by pressing a chords "button" and an optional button for Dim, 7, major 7 etc is easy to learn. There are other iPad apps where you can take the chords like a real guitar but that sucks because you cannot feel the strings. Why not just use a real guitar then if you know how to play a real guitar?

WI guitar brings some limited guitar capabilities in the hands of someone that just want to strum or finger play chord progressions. But you cannot do any lead guitar with it. But a lead guitar solo can be done on a midi keyboard. It is the ability to sound like real guitar strums that makes WI guitar cool and the fact that you can strum hard or soft, fast or slow, and make finger arpeggios.

You need an iPad to do this. There may also be similar for Android based pads. And I there is also an iPhone app that does it though that must be difficult on the small screen.
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