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02-06-16 Livestreaming Improvisation

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01-06-16 In The Present – Live Looping Performance

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26-10-06 Development of an Improvisation

I was going through my video archive when I chanced across a number of clips of me working through an improvisation. Normally, when I video myself improvising, the idea is very much of the moment without any real preparation. But back in 2006, here I am working on an idea until I am comfortable with it. OK – it will bore most of you to a slow watery death, but for those who are interested in where and how the music comes from, this is it. This is how I used to do it.


Godin xtSA
Roland VG-88
Roland GR-33
Roland Handsonic HPD15

“SEVILLE” [1080p Resolution – 2012 EDIT]

I think this is the third version I’ve posted of this. What, you get repeats on YouTube now?

Wait a moment, I can explain everything! I found the original video files and so could make the highest resolution version possible. Here it is in a slightly different edit in stunning 1080p as it was originally recorded.

For those who want to know, this was recorded in two takes: the first was me laying down the drums, guitar synth and lead guitar line and the second take was me putting a bass line over the top. This all took just over twelve minutes in total record time to achieve and was recorded between 07.54 and 08:07 on 05 August 2008.

This track appears on the ever-so wonderful “EchoNET” –

I promise I will never post this track again…honest!

List of equipment used:

Godin xtSA
Fender Precision Special Deluxe Series

Guitar FX:
Roland VG-99
Roland VB-88
Boss RC-30
Boss SL-20
Boss DD-20

Drum machine:
Boss DR-880

Recorded using a PC and Cakewalk Sonar.

I recorded this the other day and forgot to post it here. What a dummy. Not sure if this will make the cut or not. Not even sure if I’ve got a cohesive album in the five or six songs I’ve already recorded.


Pressure Point [25-04-12]

This is a short composition based on a riff I improvised around at the beginning of the month. It’s a bit of a rag-tag song, but there’s something in there worth keeping.

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The End of the Road [07-04-12]

I decided I’d better pull my finger out and record some more music. The recent improvisation sessions are the catalysts to getting my creative juices flowing. I recorded this track in the afternoon/evening of 07-04-12 with the lead guitar re-recorded specifically for this here YouTube video.

Enjoy it in all its clumsy noisy joy.

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