Some Original Tracks
I intend to start to put more video demos on here soon, but in the mean time here are a few of my old tracks I recorded a few years ago. All these tracks are originals.
Here is a track with a clean funky sort of feel. I can’t quite remember if I recorded the initial drum loop and guitar parts with a loop station and then added a few other loops at other points with software or if most of the recording process was software based.
An Upbeat Acoustic Number
Here is an upbeat acoustic track. It was recorded with a Yamaha steel string acoustic going into a loop station and then into a miked acoustic regent 220 Epiphone amp.
Short Major Jazz Duet
I recorded this with an old vintage Emperador jazz box going into a loop station. I improvised the lead first and then put the chords behind the lead as a sort of free form backing.
A Heavier Track with Synths
Here is a heavier track that includes some synths. There are two distinct moods in the track, a soft eerie introduction followed by a heavier section with a building arrangement. When I put this track together the image was of a movie soundtrack with the music setting the mood. Very much inspired by the sort of action scenes you would see in a film like the Bourne Identity. At the time I recorded the distorted lead, I was really liking the idea of playing out of tune and out of time to try to give it a bit of a raw feel.
Slow Blues with a Jazz Influence
Here’s a video I recorded of a slow blues. I recorded the backing into a loop station before the track and then for the video I triggered the loop station and improvised for 3 rounds of the progression. The track is mainly a blues but has a definite jazz influence.
As well as electric, I also like to play classical guitar/fingerstyle. Here’s a classical guitar version of Yesterday. Electric and classical are so different in terms of both technique and the guitar I almost consider them different instruments. Let me know in the comments if you prefer the electric or the classical.by