Posts filed under ‘12-string’

Jangle

“Jangle” is an original instrumental in the style of 1960’s folk-rock. It features a prominent 12-string guitar.

June 24, 2017 at 7:20 pm Leave a comment

Duodenary

“Duodenary” is an original instrumental in the style of 1960’s folk-rock. It features a prominent 12-string guitar accompaniment.

June 23, 2017 at 5:59 pm Leave a comment

Rick

“Rick” is an original instrumental in the style of 1960’s folk-rock. It features a prominent 12-string guitar accompaniment.

June 20, 2017 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Grayflower

“Grayflower” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with more a sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that style. This one is very much like the Shadows approach.

June 20, 2017 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride” was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. Issued as a single in April 1965, it became the Beatles’ seventh consecutive number 1 hit in the United Kingdom and their third consecutive number 1 hit in the United States. The song was also included on their 1965 studio album Help!.

My instrumental arrangement preserves the feel of the original while adding a few additional details to help the tune work as an instrumental.

May 12, 2017 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

A Hard Days Night

A Hard Day’s Night was released in 1964. Directed by Richard Lester and starring the Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, the film was a financial and critical success. The title song topped the charts in both the United Kingdom and United States when it was released as a single.

My instrumental arrangement slows it down a bit and also changes the feel as well.

 

May 10, 2017 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

If I Needed Someone

If I Needed Someone” was written by George Harrison and recorded by the Beatles for their 1965 album Rubber Soul. In North America, it was one of the tracks that Capitol Records omitted from Rubber Soul and instead included on the 1966 release Yesterday and Today.

Harrison wrote the song for fiancée Pattie Boyd (also known as Eric Clapton’s “Layla”), whom he married in January 1966.  The song serves as an example of the reciprocal influences exchanged between the Beatles and the American folk rock band the Byrds during the mid 1960s.

April 28, 2017 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

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