Posts filed under ‘12-string’

The Last Shadow

“The Last Shadow” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with a somewhat more sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that genre. This one is similar to the style of the Shadows.

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October 15, 2017 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

The Twelfth Shadow

“The Twelfth Shadow” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with a somewhat more sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that genre. This one is similar to the style of the Shadows, but with the addition of an electric 12-string part intended to evoke a George Harrison vibe.

 

September 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

I Should Have Known Better

I Should Have Known Better” was composed by John Lennon  (credited to Lennon–McCartney), and originally issued on A Hard Day’s Night, their soundtrack for the film of the same name released July 10, 1964. I Should Have Known Better was also issued as the B-side of the U.S. single A Hard Day’s Night released July 13, 1964.

My instrumental version is a bit faster than the original and is also surf-ier. It does preserve the prominent 12-string guitar part.

August 25, 2017 at 6:58 am Leave a comment

Turn Turn Turn

Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)“, was written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s. The lyrics, except for the title, which is repeated throughout the song and the final two lines, are adapted word-for-word from the English version of the first eight verses of the third chapter of the biblical Book of Ecclesiastes. The song was originally released in 1962 as “To Everything There Is a Season” on the Limeliters’ album Folk Matinee and then some months later on Seeger’s own The Bitter and the Sweet.

The song became an international hit in late 1965 when it was adapted by the American folk rock group the Byrds. The single entered the record chart at number 80 on October 23, 1965, before reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 4, 1965.

My instrumental arrangement is an encapsulation of the Byrd’s version, featuring the 12-string electric part originated by Roger McGuinn.

July 9, 2017 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Double Courses

“Double Courses” is an original instrumental in the style of 1960’s folk-rock. The lead instrument is an electric 12-string guitar, which I emulate on my Line6 Variax.

July 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

You Won’t See Me

You Won’t See Me” is from the album Rubber Soul. Credited to Lennon–McCartney, it was written by Paul McCartney.

The song is reportedly about a crisis in McCartney’s relationship with his then-girlfriend Jane Asher. She was not returning his phone calls and ignoring him. The somewhat biting tone is a contrast to McCartney’s usually happier love songs. It was musically influenced by the Four Tops’ then-current hit “It’s the Same Old Song”.

My instrumental arrangement is based on the original.

June 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

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

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