September 9, 2014 6:33 PM

working title, not sure about that just yet, I've been playing a lot in this modal C tuning (CGCGCD) and this tune came out over the past few days.

this might be a little too new age or pretty or something. nonetheless, it arrived in my brain and since I'm a bachelor for a few weeks I'm recording stuff!

posted by gorbichov (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I really liked this, good recording, muscular fingerpicking and a nice, not quite melancholy, almost Donovan-esque vibe. Good work!
posted by talltaleheart at 1:43 PM on September 10, 2014

thanks TTH, i went back and listened to your tracks, so your comments on it sounding good mean a lot (yours sound great!).
posted by gorbichov at 6:22 PM on September 10, 2014

This is lovely, and an ace recording. What microphone are you using on your guitar?

Incidentally I love this tuning too and use it a ton. Makes the guitar sound really meaty when you properly clang the low C too :)
posted by greenish at 7:58 AM on September 11, 2014

Hey thanks greenish! Recorded sound is a mix of my Rode NT-1A (pointed at the 12th fret) and my K&K Pure Mini pickup through the Radial Engineering PZ-PRE preamp. Mic pre/audio interface is the MOTU Track 16 which is a great product. Sorry to get all gear-y!
posted by gorbichov at 8:24 AM on September 11, 2014

. . . and btw holy smokes do I like it when people comment on my stuff, and I go back and listen to theirs and am blown away! (looking at you now greenish)
posted by gorbichov at 8:38 AM on September 11, 2014

Hell's bells, never apologise for getting geary, I think most of us here are gear pervs to some degree or another :)
posted by greenish at 9:38 AM on September 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

This is great. It has a nice John Fahey drone to it. I've been back on a fingerstyle kick lately, and this feeds it.
posted by umbĂș at 1:44 PM on September 11, 2014

Ah that's cool to hear that feedback, umbu - I was definitely thinking of fahey when writing/recording this! glad it came through . . .
posted by gorbichov at 2:58 PM on September 11, 2014

A lovely tune, great playing. It evoked some of Martin Simpson's pieces in C modal tuning.
posted by abakua at 10:10 PM on September 17, 2014

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