At last, I finally got my first Martin guitar and this is the very first recording for which I chose this beautiful Radiohead song! Enjoy.
Today was our fifth day of confinement in France.
It’s not easy being stuck in a small apartment with my wife and our 5 years old son but I don’t complain, this is only the beginning.
Luckily we love each other and care for each other a lot.
In this kind of situation, people reveal themselves.
I just want to wish strength to those who are alone, or far from family, and of course for those who lost a beloved one.
Mines are sleeping right now and I grab my acoustic, just to change my mind and add another cover to my list.
Things will be different after that… in the best way I hope.
Just set a simple picking for this Céline Dion’s song who was written by the famous Jean-Jacques Goldman French songwriter and singer.
I wanted to experiment a two guitars recording with this song, each one being paned on a different side. I used a different Line 6® Variax Acoustic 700 model for each side : the Parlor (based on the 1941 Martin® 5-17) and the Dreadnut (based on the 1960 Martin® D-21). Both are playing the same patterns, with very simple variations which resulted on something nice to my ears and my voice in the middle.
I made some progress on my producing skills which was the main goal of this exercise and of course I hope to do better the next times.
I always wanted to record the songs I used to play in bars a long time ago but I have to admit I lost a lot of skills. Several years that I haven’t exposed myself (either on stage, bars or even participation to recordings) and my guitar play and my singing abilities ain’t doing great as you may imagine…
I have been practicing everyday for one year now but I’m far from total recovery. Anyway, if I don’t jump into water again, I won’t improve anything. This is why, despite all the imperfections you will hear in this short video I decided to put my credit as a musician at jeopardy with a tendinitis and a cold…
I found motivation in this exercise and that’s what matters. I hope to do better for the next twenty covers or so I still have on my list.
Soon, here, there will be some sound, pictures, stories about my music and my guitars.
A lot of work is waiting for me… Stay tuned!
In the meantime, here is a quick cover of a Dylan’s song I recorded some time ago.