Jazz tune ‘The A Train’ and guitar body close to finish

Well the days are getting longer and nights shorter here in the north and life is easing up … a bit. Been working mainly on guitar tunes recently and my on line Jazz course with Jens Larson, check out video below. Also some country pop tunes !!! Nope did not plan that but sometimes you start a tune, it develops and you find yourself going down a route you did not know was there ! You can hear more of my songs and guitar stuff by checking out the social links above.

As for the guitars just finishing the body of a spalted beech model, tested for pickups …that they fit and what it looks like. This one has the sonic 60’s pick ups, I really like these, and ebony double bindings. Must start work on the neck and get this finished soon.

I have also taken the tune ‘The A Train’ a standard Jazz classic and made a backing track with drums, bass and piano. Its is in the original key Cmaj7 but a bit faster than usual, 120 bpm. Have tried to use arpeggios, passing notes and chromatic envelopes to make a different melody line. The first AABA pattern is with the guitar melody and the second AABA section is with comp guitar with a trumpet playing the melody.

So this was just a short post but will be back soon with more original recordings and posts on some new software in the studio and may be a review of Guitar pro and BIAB. I have been looking at upgrading to Ableton 11 anyone any thoughts on this have Live 9 at the moment.

Published by Filip Solberg

Bespoke built custom guitars in the East Neuk of fife Scotland. We build high quality guitars to exact details of the customer. Pick ups, woods and all hardware are specifically chosen based on tone and play-ability required. We do not have any stock guitars these are built for order only.

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