After I got home last night I decided to plug my resonator into Garage Band, and record some licks. And it never fails for me, as I played I was sure I’d struck gold…that was until I listened to the playback. Reality can be humbling. Truly. After listening to the first recording I realized that I have a little work ahead of me to go to get back to respectable. At least it’s no cat-playing-piano, but not by much. I played 2-3 of my go-to pieces, and then experimented with the 12 bar format to practice solos using a glass slide. I have a brass slide that’s my go-to, and I use the glass one in a pinch. Different sounds, glass softens the edges and makes it sound warmer. Still, soreness aside, it felt good to work the neck. Thumb’s a little sore today, but a small price to pay for music glory. We’ll see when feeling returns to the thumb so I can start strumming again. You can listen to a sampling of the practice (see link at the top of the page), and due to the resonator’s simple (microphone) pickup anything can be recorded and not just the strings. And that anything happens at the :27 mark when Seamus joins in. Enjoy!
Looking to play a little guitar yesterday, and then it hit me all of a sudden, I really didn’t know what to play, but felt fairly confident that I would know what to play this morning. I wanted to record some riffs or short songs on Garage Band. UPDATE: That plan has now been amended to this afternoon.