So far I’ve posted a lot about music and guitar from the abstract and philosophical perspective, with a few links to videos I’ve made. I’m not really a video guy (total noob at best), and the process is time consuming. Also, my only camera is on my phone.
I compose and perform and record and produce music as a vocation. So, taking a break from my usual bloviation, I offer these two simple songs I recorded for some friends’ wedding in early October a few years ago. This was during a time when I was recording a LOT with just one microphone, acoustic guitar, vocals and occasional percussion.
The first song is a cover of a Train song. Somehow I even managed to sing a bit like Patrick Monahan (at least, I think so).
The next is a song by Griffin House.
My typical studio production involves creating layers of guitar sounds and stacks of vocals (I blame my fandom of Queen and Boston- don’t judge me). I really enjoy the exercise of paring everything down to the most basic elements, from time to time. Being a fundamentally insecure person, it’s a good practice to get out from all the sounds I hide behind.
What do you do to break up your routines? If you’re naturally an acoustic-plus-vocal artist, what’s a foreign avenue you explore? If you’re connected to a particular music style, what alternate styles do you investigate?