Having A Good Time With The Cat And Guitar
Today I randomly played some sad chords and liked it so much that I decided to record it. I use my own recordings as backing tracks so that I can later improvise guitar solos over it. I sometimes do it right away, and sometimes I just store the ideas on my hard drive. To be honest, I have probably more than 50 own backing tracks. If I wouldn’t be so lazy with video editing, I’d probably have a YouTube channel full own songs and backing tracks. Talking about backing tracks, this would be a great idea too, to offer them without my solos. Mainly, because I am always looking for backing tracks of strangers as well, and there are tons of them on YouTube that you can use to practice guitar solos.
So, I don’t practice solos just with my own backing tracks, I also play to backing tracks that were created by other persons, because that’s what they are for. But then again, I could offer tons of my own backing tracks, it’s just that I am super lazy to edit them for uploads. But it would actually be not a bad idea to have my own backing track channel on YouTube. Maybe some day… In Germany we have a saying that fits here: “Morgen, morgen, nur nicht heute, sagen alle faulen Leute.”. It’s a rhyme in German, and literally translated it means: “Tomorrow, tomorrow, just not today, saying all the lazy people”. I am not that lazy, but my YouTube channel is an exception where I am definitely lazy.
Anyway, I did at least play a new solo over a sad ballade that I recorded today as mentioned. As always it was more experimental, because I just played random chords and liked it. But I really like playing guitar solos, and of course I played one over it here too. My cat was on the couch too and relaxed. But at the start of the video, and between the solos I tried to annoy her a bit. We always play stupid games (laugh). But enough said, here is my experimental sad ballad and a guitar solo…
Both the backing track and the guitar solo was played with my new Guild Bluesbird guitar. This time without distortion or overdrive effects. I wanted to play the guitar clean because that’s where the new guitar can shine too. I am enjoying the guitar a lot, but it also opened the Pandora’s Box. I do now have two guitars, and I actually thought I’d be done after I purchased the second guitar. But something else happened, because I realized that it’s actually fun to own more than one guitar. Every guitar has its own soul, which means it’s really great to be able to choose. So, yeah, I still need to win in the lottery, because in this case I would probably own a lot more guitars than I do now. Ok, let me stop dreaming (laugh). Did you like my improvised sad ballad?