Song 18 - "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

Song: “Don’t Stop Believin’”
Artist: Journey
Tuning: Standard

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Found myself with a bit of time this morning so I thought I’d record this one. Just used a room mic so the sound isn’t great.
This is a fun song. I’ve always liked this song, but only really listened to it in passing so my timing is off on a lot of those notes that come in a bit later.

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Nice job @pau1rose
nice tone on the 1/4 pounders, gives some teeth to the song.
agree the tricky bits are tricky, haha, probably why I haven’t taken the time to do this one yet.
You nailed a couple of them though.

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Good job on that one @pau1rose… Yea, a few timing mishaps, but with practice that’ll get better. For what it’s worth, what I noticed more was that there was a lot of carry over harmonics that kinda got in the way of other notes that were being played. With SD 1/4 pounder PuP’s, those magnets are big and do have a tendency to pick up a lot of other harmonics. Great Pickups, but very sensitive and low end “bassy”… making string muting pretty important… Just my observation, but otherwise a great job hitting’ those notes… Hell, better than me,… I never tried playing that song through, but do remember a part of it from the B2B course when I took it…

Keep on Thumpin’!
Lanny

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Thanks

thanks

Yeah, I’ll have to pay more attention to that.

I really love all the feedback. I’ve never had a very good ear, which is probably why I played drums for so long. All the things you guys hear that don’t even register in my brain or I will hear them but don’t understand what I’m hearing or how to make it better. I appreciate it all. Thank you. The compliments make me feel good too. :slight_smile:

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Great playing @pau1rose! Loving the bass tone regardless of the mic, you got a cool treble bite on top of some solid low end, just a downright badass sound.

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Thank you!

Can I get credit if this song was part of our School of Rock performance? Its been fun practicing for it, with the additional chaos of other students learning their parts. School of Rock Palo Alto Jan 28th, 2022 - YouTube

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Sure do!
Nice job @cbaray

What was it like playing with the kids?

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Haha…if you’re 18 or over, you’re in adult band…who seem to enjoy the experience more than the kids on average. We all want to be there…it’s a blast. We had a Friday night gig at a local beer garden, so lots of random folks were around instead of just friends and family.

This one really made my brain work. Something about the variations in note lengths challenged my simple mind. Love playing it, kind of makes you feel invincible when the chorus hits. Definitely not a perfect take, some timing issues. I’m happy with it overall, I think it captures where I’m at on this bass journey at the moment. Thanks for listening!

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This is giving me fits for that reason, and, for the fact that I never want to hear this tune again, lol.

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You def got the groove of the notes down for the most part and look so at ease playing this. Some blips and blops timing wise as you said, but overall good job. There’s some hard stuff in there.

Sound is great too!
Nice and growly.
I think this one belongs in the “HARD” section for sure.
Will be a long while before I come back to this one.
Does look like a lot of fun to play!

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Thanks John!

Yeah, completely agree. It’s deceptively hard because there aren’t any real fast parts and the chord progression is super common. But the guys in Journey were really smart musicians. The variation makes the song sound interesting and familiar at the same time.

Thanks, I really liked the tone @pau1rose got on his cover, lots of harmonics on the open E, and I tried to get some of that here. I used 100% neck pickup with the treble cranked, and just a little bit of the built in gain from my combo amp. This is actually one of my favorite tones when I’m just playing around for fun.