Just having a play outside a couple summers ago
Music: Arthur Kent Lyrics: Sylvia Dee Originally Recorded by: Skeeter Davis [more inside]
In honor of Clyde Davenport, who passed away this week at the age of 98, one of the fiddle tunes he played, although not particularly in his style. [more inside]
This short (1:16) instrumental ditty is what happened when I started learning a new recording platform that came with loops of instruments I'd always wanted to play or include on my recordings: pedal steel guitar (I was super excited about this especially -- I've wanted to work with pedal steel for a really long time), baritone guitar, and mandolin. And did I mention the bossa drums? Not sure if I went overboard but I had fun and liked the result. [more inside]
Just having a play on my day off
There's a song with words and stuff that this was originally based on, but I like the instrumental version better. Mellow, textured, haunting, builds slowly. What do you think?
I recently recorded this soundtrack for the short "Inhumane". I have linked the video below if watching the finished product is more your speed. let me know what you think.
Guitar solo. Been listening to some Red House Painters.
Deep and brooding delays and saturated distortion galore with epic resolve. [more inside]
Another tune from the Black Ox project a friend and I wrote and recorded.
A piece I wrote and recorded with a friend as part of an instrumental post-rock project.
Impossible Bookings is a collaboration I kinda sorta foisted upon cicadaverse, who initially posted the instrumental version of this track 6 months ago. I put words to what he'd created, we each reworked what we had into shorter form, he remixed my vocals and added to the instrumentation...then life happened to us both. We caught up recently after a few months off, remastered it, and called it good. [more inside]
A little finger style Elvis Medley. As slow as I could manage.
All rock instrumental...no vocals... [more inside]
This was running through my head in the shower this morning. Instead of forgetting it like I usually do, I actually sat down and wrote it.
(voice of announcer from Star Wars Episode 1 Podracer for Nintendo 64) it's a new lap record [more inside]
Instrumental w/guitar solo Feat. Sam Ferguson - drums
In the past couple of weeks, I found myself going back to a piece that I'd started working on a few years ago -- probably because it's in a slower triple meter that's somewhat calming for me. This is a condensed one-minute version, featuring piano and guitar, for the 60 Seconds and Under #2 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
I song I wrote in up-state new-york. Instrumental guitar as is often the case...
Some synth experiment from the vault...2nd half goes more analog...
Continue to vent my frustrations of daily life through hard rocking guitar for now... [more inside]
Not my usual Genre but this fit my mood tonight. Just heavy guitar rock instrumental at heart...
Just wrote this tonight...just your average guitar melodrama...
Guitar instrumental. Some slide. GarageBand on the drums.
Another noodl-ey instrumental - the ingredients of this one are a guitar driving a synthesizer and a multiFX over a bed of soft-synths and drum emulator(s).
noodling around and playing with a guitar synthesizer and effects.
I am aiming for "grand, yet subdued". I see all sorts of magnificent people and dignified creatures parading slowly by. [more inside]
I haven't written a song in a while (or it feels too long to me at least). This is just some more guitar rock with a hint of electronic programming. It fits the mood I'm in mostly. Two days lefts to go until I start my three week holiday. I've been working full-time without a vacation for about 2 1/2 years. I need a break...
Hello - This is my first song post here. It is a somewhat ambient/sound tracky pedal steel guitar piece with some additional contributions from my friends in the world wide Interroclef Lodge of the Immersion Composition Society. Special thanks to my friend Christo for the acoustic piano. Thank you for listening and i hope you enjoy it.
I think this may be one of my favorite things I've done guitar-wise. I started out with a very basic chord progression and just played out as many variations of that as I could think of and then took my favorites and combined them into a simple quiet/loud dynamic. [more inside]
Acoustic fingerstyle blues instrumental. My first effort at writing a riff blues, and also my first effort at recording. Completed as a final assignment for a Berklee Music MOOC. [more inside]
The last song of the project formally known as Old Ship Arcadia.... [more inside]
I got in a car crash about a month back. No one got hurt but it was still kind of scary (I had my 13 month old in the car and she was screaming and crying) and afterwards, it was really depressing/distressing. It was really hard to get to work and I couldn't go anywhere and then there's the money I had to borrow to fix the car. [more inside]
I wrote this song night before last because I haven't written much lately. No vocals because, my vocals would only make it worse. Really. But feel free to sing your own! [more inside]
A demo from a project of mine called The Phone Calls. This will be on the next record [more inside]
...cuts like harp strings.
Ambient instrumental piece. It's a rather ambient dialog between the guitar and a bell-like sine synth. Long pauses. Slow paced. Throughout my life, one of my constant joys was always watching the sun go down. I've seen so many variations of this event that I wanted to express a condensation of the variety and bittersweetness of all those sunsets. [more inside]
Past Lives: I. Where's Judi? II. Bitch Vicki III. Getting Past Nobody
A semi-instrumental song given a second life after a decade in the demo wilderness. [more inside]
Just some instrumental rock I've had kicking around for awhile. Not much to it.
first bit of my late-start album month album
just a instrumental thing I did while trying out some new software.
This instrumental track was originally named "Em wrong" because it came out of absentmindedly playing my guitar while watching tv and accidentally strumming an E minor chord incorrectly on the 3rd fret. The resulting song has an uneasy, mysterious vibe. [more inside]
A riffy instrumental I recorded a long time ago on a cassette 4-track.
A little rough, a little raw. Just a little old-time blues instrumental.
Is this Metal? Inspired by this MeFi post about Metal and this MeFi post about Metal as a catalyst for world peace, I set out to write and record this instrumental over the weekend. Rough edges are OK in Metal, right? You should probably turn this up as loud as it will go.
The second song I recorded after this one.
A new instrumental song. [more inside]
the last track on my htmpng efforts