Hack Guitar Playing
Yeah, so I’ve been playing longer than my skills show for it, but its a good way to make noise. Started way back at a ‘College Prep’ 2 week summer camp that I was attending (called ‘S.P.E.C.’ (South Piedmont Educational Consortium) at Pfeiffer University (located in where else of all places, Misenheimer, NC)).
This other attendee dude that was attending was playing the intro to “More Than a Feeling” on his beat up acoustic guitar and I was like ‘cool’. I had an old guitar but didn’t know how to play it, but I brought that thing back the second week of camp and picked up some stuff from him. So, thank you to the unnamed and unknown S.P.E.C. Dude. My playing has been influenced by Tom Scholz, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, Ace Frehley, Angus Young, Ty Tabor, Joe Elliott, Phil Collin, Rex Carroll, Bob Hartman and Michael Sweet. Oh, and Oz Fox, Tony Palacios, Ken Tamplin, SRV, Kirk Hammett and those Skynyrd boys.
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Sunny Day Lead Improv \\ 2:58 min. \\ 2mb
Sinewy guitar over chugging power chords, but listen for the wrong notes (hey, i was improvising over the rhythm, making it up (and making mistakes) as i went!)
Whilst (layered guitar and drum loop) \\ 2:18 min. \\ 2mb
Improv over a simple chugging rhythm i came up with. Decent. With enough searched for/missed notes to keep me humble and honest that I’m really only about a 3 out of 10 player. But I enjoy it.
Burnt Orange \\ :53 sec. \\ 2mb
Mixdown of guitar, in style of a distorted electric lead over an acoustic playing rhythm, a la the ‘1984 rock ballad’ genre
Glint in My Eye \\ 1:48 min. \\ 2mb
Acoustic. Mostly. This may be a Glint in My Eye but may instead be like Sand in Your Ears. I’ll leave the value-determination up to you.
80s Rollup \\ 2:50 min. \\ 2mb
An electric guitar groove, or as some would say, ‘noise’.
Soldiers Under Command (Cover) – Stryper \\ :56 sec. \\ 2mb
First attempt to begin to re-record this classic, rockin’ Stryper song, in progress (and thus parts missing).
Mixdown 01 \\ 1:13 min. \\ 2mb
Electric guitar (surprise) in a moody, airy space
Thursday \\ :39 sec. \\ 463kb
Distortion, dive bombs and the occasional misplaced note
Drums Hack \\ :57 sec. \\ 122kb
Drum machine with low quality guitar groove on top
Azure \\ :34 sec. \\ 399kb
old retro acoustic, sound and recording technology