Raphael Fraser pays tribute to the great Shawn Lane in this video recorded on the 6th anniversary of Shawn’s death.
Also, check out his tribute pages to Shawn, starting at http://www.tsuken.co.nz/tributes-to-shawn-lane-21-march-1963-26-september-2003/
Raphael Fraser recorded a cover of Eric Clapton’s song Forever Man, and asked me to add some guitar solos to it (at around 1:16-1:44 and more in the outro as well). Here’s the video on the YouTubes:
Interesting notes on the video (from me):
- I make silly faces when I play the pentatonic scale apparently (see the middle solo, I contained myself, on purpose, on the outro one) [superemotions file=”icon_lol.gif” title=”Laughing Out Loud”]
- Good backing vocals make a big difference
- Occasionally I can play some semi-passable Clapton guitar licks! All those years of playing Wonderful Tonight in my teenage years did some good.
- If your Mac is about to crash, don’t record video on it… The outro solo came out with 2 out of every 3 frames missing (not a scientific measurement by the way), so it looks like it’s in slow motion. Raf applied a filter to make it look less obvious though. Seems I should have used a PC instead 😉
- My black Strat is a cool guitar. There, I said it. A 90’s Strat that sounds good (well, it does to me at least [superemotions file=”icon_razz.gif” title=”Razzberry”]) is not very common according to the limitless knowledge of people on the internet…
- Sometimes you just can’t help but unleash the fury (see the half baked Yngwie lick in the outro for the lolz)
All in all, lots of fun and a good outcome I reckon.
Convolution cabinet simulation demo.
Awesome tones using some free software called LAConvolver. Crazy good playing too, but that’s to be expected 😉