MUSICIANS: Here is a new Instrumental Request for our "What They Say" track. CONTRIBUTE HERE
“What They Say” Additional Instruments Request
We’re really excited by how this song has come together so far. But we’re missing one key instrument, for sure...Guitar. And then, we’d like to invite the community to add whatever other instrumental parts they might be hearing for this song.
HERE is the current reference mix to play along with, and
HERE is the same mix, without vocals, in case it's helpful.
HERE is a zip which includes a click track, a mix with the click lead-in as well as in the opening section, and MIDI tempo information (there are a few tempo changes at the top, and at the end)
We’re looking for a rhythm part here. For starters, we definitely want a clean tone, playing the chords pretty straight...Probably playing something very similar to the piano part, maybe rolling the chords a little(?) Something traditional and classic like that. Beyond that, maybe a similarly clean tone, playing a more muted or tight chordal part, which we can either add to the first, or alternate between the two for various sections. So, if you’re inclined to play one, it’d be awesome if you can play the other, as well.
In addition to that, maybe the guitar chords open up into a full, long strum for the second half of the verses (“excuse us, we’ll be going now…”, etc). Probably something where the main, big chord hits on the “1” of the bar and rings to the end (maybe with a little something at the end to come back to the next downbeat)...Nothing too busy, more like a blooming...
Here's an instrumental version of the current mix for you to play along with, if it's helpful to hear it with no vocals. Tempo is 145 BPM (once the drums come in). There's a 2-bar lead-in count, in case you want to come in right at the top.