I woke up today and like most days, I played guitar in bed for Elizabeth. It is an almost daily occurrence. For me playing guitar *any time* is meditation, even during gigs. For Elizabeth … well .. you gotta ask her. This morning, also like other mornings, I came up with a riff – just 3 chords – but in my mind I heard a full song. So .. I recorded it. And for your hearing delight….
Here is another song where I played and recorded every instrument: Drums, bass, lead guitar, 6 strings acoustic and 12 strings acoustic guitars. I focused on two areas: Drums and lead. I am not a drummer but I have been working hard on not only learning to play drums but making the drums on time and musical. Sadly, not yet there on the musical part, but on the timing aspect, getting very closed. I had to do some minor editing this time around. Still, these drums are more interesting than the previous.
I wanted the lead guitar to be clean and the guitar to sing. I have been working and focusing on playing fast – to a great degree of success – but the flip side is that the leads have become a bit more technical. They still have heart, but speed and technique are really the focus. So, for this lead I was not concerned with speed, but with feel. And I am happy with the results 🙂 very happy!
I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think.
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