Close friends, a healthy homemade meal, guitars and fun: it doesn't get any better than this.
In the spirit of Christmas sharing, here is a musical offering. Though this is not a Christmas song per se, it was created in the spirit of sharing the gifts of friendship, food, fun and music.
Close friends, a healthy, homemade meal, guitars and fun: it doesn't get any better than this:
Here's the song CHS and CC recorded: Hamakua Dream (3:05).
Those with little interest in making and recording music can stop reading....
Our goal (arising from both preference and time constraints) was to capture the spontaneity and freshness (and yes, the imperfections) of a jam, while using the tools of the trade (multiple tracks and various guitar effects) to enhance the dreaminess of the song's cascading open-string chords.
After adjusting a few of the notes/beats, we overlaid two rhythm guitar tracks, each with a different effect, to create the song's basic musical theme. A bass guitar track added depth, and then we each played lead guitar in a live double-lead.
A short interval we called a "palate cleanser" serves to separate the song's parts. I am wondering if other guitarists will discern the absurdly easy root of this transitional "palate pleaser."
We hope you enjoy our little musical offering.
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