I’ve just returned from a great week in Sydney. While I was there I spent a couple of days with my friend Raf and we recorded a one-take virtual jam over a Robben Ford backing track “Help The Poor”. I got to play on Raf’s most excellent “Catherine” guitar, which was a dream to play and sounded fantastic 🙂
Here’s the video:
I had a couple of minutes spare, so threw the camera in front of myself and did some noodling on the Frankenstrat.
The lighting makes the guitar looking a much lighter shade of red than it actually is!
Amp is the lead channel on my Crate V30H through a Marshall VS112 cab. Volume was quite low on the amp as well.
P.S. yes, I know I spelt Frankenstrat wrong in the video intro [superemotions file=”icon_redface.gif” title=”Redfaced / Embarassed”]
Jon at Guitarnoize.com is having an ‘Anti-shred’ competition, it’s more about melody than flash, so I thought I’d give it a crack! The backing track is a short, but very tasty, slow ballad-type progression and lends itself really well to big bends and sustained notes.
Here’s what I came up with:
The hat was a last minute addition to the outfit, but judging by the comments on the video, it was a popular move [superemotions file=”icon_razz.gif” title=”Razzberry”] Oh, and it was pretty dark in the room, so the video quality is abysmal!
A nice version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow played using 8-finger tapping. I wish I could convince my brain to be able to play chords and lead at the same time like this!
Some new Andy Timmons videos from DiMarzio [superemotions file=”icon_cool.gif” title=”Cool”]
Paul Gilbert talks about writing guitar licks using different rhythms.
A fantastic cover of the Andy Timmons’ tune Electric Gypsy: