Playing around with muted notes and delay for the popcorn tune. It loops great on Instagram.
The last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a special cover of Beatles’ song Blackbird, from the White Album. I actually started working on some of the licks for the second guitar part a couple of years ago but then left it alone and came back to it just now. If you don’t know the original (you should), check it out on your music streaming service or watch on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Man4Xw8Xypo
I changed the structure of the song a bit, added 4 backing vocals and a second guitar part, which adds quite a lot, in my opinion. I’m really happy with all the licks there. Not so happy with my singing, but it’s not my forte.
The other thing that was quite new for me is investing in mixing. I used plugins from Slate Digital bundle, watched some videos to better understand how to mix and master and I’m actually quite happy with the result. It took me quite a while to mix it, several evenings.
I wasn’t recording videos of myself working on it, so the video is the whole project playing in Logic Pro X with the mixer and the tracks visible. I only added some nature and bird videos to make it more interesting.
Oh, and there’s a small surprise from my daughter in the end. Hope you like it. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel, to see there when new videos come out. Enjoy.
Just me playing Little Wing Intro on the Stratocaster
I’m quite proud of how my playing of David Gilmour’s solos on Money sound. Somehow I never learned any of the solos on Dark side of the Moon. This one was a long time on my list. Surprisingly, it took me less than two evening to study it and record. It’s not perfect but enough to be happy with it and move to the next thing. Watch here:
🎵 “Lingus” by Snarky Puppy is just phenomenal. Especially Cory Henry’s solo and the drummer through the whole song. It’s just unbelievable. And their other stuff is also jaw-dropping. Watch here:
One of my favourite blues songs, certainly among the minor blues. The intro is epic and a good use for my Les Paul. So here’s my take on it.
Yesterday I recorded a parody cover song, based on John Lennon’s “Imagine”, with modified lyrics about technology and social media.
Check it out and don’t forget to do what the lyrics say in the end. 😉
Last night I went to a studio to record a drummer for my and my friend’s upcoming song. It was the first such experience for me. Recording drums is quite a process but what an experience of being in a well-equipped studio, too. The song should be mixed and mastered before the end of the month. It’s exciting. We starting writing it almost two years ago. In the meantime, we started working on a new one. Hopefully, it won’t take that long.
It was also a great piece to try out on the new Blackstar Artist 15 amp I’ve got this week and still evaluating.