Monday, June 28, 2010

Oasis "Wonderwall" - Isolated Guitar

Once again from Oasis' Morning Glory album we'll have a look at the acoustic guitar part from the hit "Wonderwall." Here's what to listen for.

1) The part is very consistent, both in level (a slight bit of compression) and in sound.

2) Noel Gallagher is a great rhythm player. His tempo is great and he knows how to push a band. Listen to the second verse as his playing grows more intense and the acoustic part is doubled.

3) The playing of this part is great, but you can hear a slight flub at 1:30 and again at 2:20. You can also hear punches at 2:47, 2:56 (this is a bad one), 3:18, and 3:44. You'd never hear these in the track as they get covered by the double.

4) The sound is pretty much in your face with very little ambience (mostly it's just from the room).

5) During the break at 1:50 you can hear his foot taping, which I love to hear since it usually means that the player is really laying in.



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3 comments:

CaptainVictory said...

Wow, my ears must be made of lead. (Or maybe it's just my speakers.) But on those punch-ins, nothing's jumping out at me. What should we listen for?

Bobby Owsinski said...

Right in the middle of the chord you can hear it jump, especially at 2:56.

If the punch is before or after the chord in the hole, you won't hear it. If it's across the chord as he's playing it, you will.

Marcus said...

I think the electric guitar's G string is out of tune at 1:07.

Could you give us some insight about the EQ'ing of this part?

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