Tag Archives: Acoustic guitar

Demo 9 – Time to Go

So this is the penultimate demo I’ll be posting. Then I’ll be taking a bit of time to evaluate, re-work and re-arrange them so that they all seem like they fit together. It’ll give a me a bit more time to work on my Ambisonics VSTs as well now that I’m not so much in songwriting mode.

This song originally was originally inspired when I was thinking back to last year’s BBC documentary “Choosing to Die” in which Sir Terry Pratchett explores the issue of assisted dying. It also happened that long time campaign Tony Nicklinson died just as I was finishing the lyrics and I almost completely scrapped the song because it just didn’t feel like it was possible to do the issue justice with my limited lyrical talent. In the end I decided to keep it and just keep trying to work on it to improve it between now and recording the final version.

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Long Waits

So it’s been a while since my last update but I have been working. I’ve got two more songs written that I didn’t have a month ago and I’ve another one that I’ve had recorded since May that I’ll try to post this week. I’ve delayed doing any more because I’ve written all of the songs I’m probably going to end up using and have been waiting on getting a new guitar before I start recording final versions of these songs. For one reason or another this has been delayed since about mid-April but yesterday I finally ordered it. It’s Rick Turner Renaissance RS6 and should be much easier to record consistently than my current acoustic guitar. I’ll still be using my current Tanglewood quite a bit since the RS6 isn’t a true acoustic and needs amplified but it will give me more “colours” to play with when recording.

Needless to say, I’m really quite excited about it!

Demo 7 – Les Merles

This is brand new one. Most of the other songs I’ve posted so far were written sometime over the last year or more but this one was written more or less entirely today. I’d had something like the opening guitar lick for a while that I’d tend to play when I’m not really concentrating and decided to try and make something out of it. It starts out a little bit Folk with a tinge of Country before turning into a mass of guitars in the second half.

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