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Posted: 25 Apr 12, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

G'day,
Brilliant song that my band is thinking about covering.
Couple of quickies, been listening to the recording quite a bit and can anyone tell me if there is any guitar present.
The internet says the bands guitarist recorded the song however I can not hear any, there may be some sneak through the mix just at the beginning of the second verse 'and the truth is plain to see...'.

Also I've read that there is piano in the song...Can't hear it! Can anyone clear this up for me because it seems there's just organ, bass and drums in the mix.

Cheers!


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Posted: 25 Apr 12, 08:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whiter shade of Pale: Johnny Winter, or some blokes pasty white arse?


...Oh! The song!...I see

U must mean the Procol Harem original one seeing how everybody and their mama covered it


Anyways, although I'm only listening to it on a small mobile device, I believe I hear very simple piano backing every count

I.E. If you counted rhythmically 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and...1 and 2 and 3...etc..
On every count there is a piano which sounds like it has some heavy sustain backing up the foundation of the rhythm
While the organ does all the flourishing

At 1:40 ish I thought I heard the first entrance of the guitar.
After the 2 min mark, the piano shifts from the simple droning to adding "color"
Along the same lines as before, only in a higher register with a little more chording.

After the 3 minute mark I can distinctly hear some guitar phrasing.

Seeing how its such a popular song you might do well to look up a "tutorial" online about it.

The guitar sounded mainly like chords. But from the version I heard...its all there, just the entrancement (I think I just made up that word) might lead an untrained ear to imagine that its not there.
Either that or you and I are listening to an entirely different version

I hope someone with more conservatory knowledge (I'm self taught, really a novice with music theory) will support this forum post and explain things more clearly


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Posted: 25 Apr 12, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks!

Yeah I meant the original Procal Harem version.


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Posted: 25 Apr 12, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its very muddy. I'm still struggling to pinpoint what you've pointed out.

I'm sure its there!


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Posted: 25 Apr 12, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

liam wrote:
Its very muddy. I'm still struggling to pinpoint what you've pointed out.
I'm sure its there!

know what you mean - it's well back in the mix
but definitely there - as a rythm guitar
have a look at 2:08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T7WujWrn7c


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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Try a set of good headphones. If this still doesn't help you, download audacity (it's free), open the stereo audio file, select one channel (either left or right) and invert it, then play the whole track (with both channels) - this usually brings out instruments buried in the mix. It won't be as 'nice' to listen to, but it will probably make it easier to hear individual instruments.


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