July 27, 2008 1:03 PM

Solo guitar. One quick and dirty take, recorded with the windows open.

Still working out the details of this arrangement. I've never been terribly good at these chords-and-melody things, but I'm getting better (I hope!). Someday I hope to post something like The White Hat's cover of Hide and Seek.

See also chrismear's fantastic sax and piano version of Misty.

posted by danb (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

This is really pretty
posted by BrnP84 at 1:09 PM on July 27, 2008

Wow. First rate. Thanks for this.
posted by RussHy at 8:11 AM on July 28, 2008

I agree, this is really enjoyable.
posted by nicolin at 12:03 PM on July 28, 2008

Very pretty and warm. Delicately played -- I like the "bass walks." I look forward to hearing a possible tricked out version.
posted by edlundart at 8:11 PM on July 28, 2008

Really nice danb.
posted by dobie at 6:25 AM on July 29, 2008

Thanks guys!
posted by danb at 6:41 PM on July 29, 2008

Such a pretty song! I think you navigated it well. The one thing that came to mind was: How is the action of your guitar? How thick are the strings? I think you pulled it off, but I got the sense that you had to work harder to play it than would be necessary if your action was lower and the strings weren't as thick--or maybe you could tune down to Eb standard tuning, instead of E. It might give you a little more flexibility of expression for this sort of tune.

(I hope this isn't annoyingly unsolicited--if so, please disregard!)
posted by umbĂș at 8:38 PM on July 29, 2008

posted by tomcooke at 4:11 PM on July 31, 2008

Gah! I always forget to check these old threads.

umbĂș: Thanks for the criticism! It's definitely welcome.

Unfortunately I can't blame my problems on the strings (light gauge) or action (too low, in fact; I need a setup). I just wasn't playing as confidently as I could have been. I mentioned that the arrangement still needs work, but I think I let that come through too much in my actual playing!

The tuning idea is a good one. I guess I could just play the thing in E since it's a solo rendition anyway...I'll think about it. Thanks again!
posted by danb at 6:05 PM on August 4, 2008

posted by Ira_ at 4:50 AM on August 6, 2008

posted by fixedgear at 3:53 AM on August 24, 2008

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