Worked with one of my singers to make a bunch of videos after C19 restrictions were slightly eased in Singapore. Gigs and concerts are still banned, but at least we're able to meet up with people outside our household... and this was one of the results.
This piece probably needs no introduction. I'm no classical guitarist, but classical music is my first love (both tuneful pieces like this as well as harder edged works from Schoenberg, Penderecki, Shostakovich etc).
The solo part here is played on a dizi, a transverse bamboo flute often used...
I did this over the weekend with a good friend playing the erhu. The erhu is a two-string bowed instrument roughly analogous to the violin, tuned to D4 and A4 (middle two strings of the violin). The "er" in erhu literally means "two".
I thought the sound of the erhu was very apt for the message...
Thanks! I find the extra string to be a useful tool to explore different chord voicings (such as here), and not just limited to low djent-y stuff. And it doesn't drastically affect the ergonomics of a guitar compared to a 6. You should try it!
I damaged my usual 6 string Strat, so I've had to use this 7 string I bought on a whim a few years ago. It's been a lifesaver. And yes, I do use the low B in a few other sections. This is just a teaser; the full video is being edited by the keyboardist.
Dream Theater content.
Thanks guys. Another pre-lockdown recording... Probably also appropriate in this time.
I must say, LR Baggs did a good job with their Anthem SL pickup. With just some basic eq, it offers a fairly decent (for an internal mic/piezo) representation of the guitar tone.