Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Slow Dancing In A Burning Room

This piece still needs some work but it'll do for now. I promise to do better after I break an old black man out of a nursing home and hitchhike with him down to the Crossroads in Mississipi and cut a deal with the devil. Or maybe I'll just practice.


Anonymous said...

I smelt the smoke.
Oh shit! the curtains on fire- gotta go.

Zoner said...

Ben, that was very nice! I dug the pacing and the tone, and to see someone else going pickless just tickles me. There is a lot to be said for letting the flesh meet the metal, only in a good and satisfying way rather than the usual.


Ben There said...

Hey Tony -

Good to 'see' you. Thanks for checking out my guitar hack job here.

Hi Z -

Thank you! I can really do this piece quite a bit better than that but for whatever reason it seems a little weird playing in front of the camera. I'm going to get a better one of these up soon.

The playing without the pick thing makes this a tough one for me.

Thanks for stopping by...

Ben There said...

Hey Z -

Check out the short video below this one. It's nothing special but the tone turned out pretty decent considering I'm just playing through a Roland Microcube.

Anonymous said...

Please don't do that again--makes me feel like I'm playing Three Blind Mice every day--and poorly, at that--

Sweet Sounds--The younger son here in Ohio is playing Synyster Gates and Randy Rhodes stuff--he just gets it and is playin' da' shit out of it--got himself in a band too--
I just stick with chords as I can't even comprehend tabs--all chinese to me--
Great sounds--wonderful when someone plays like their not in a hurry--savor it--


Ben There said...

Hi Jj -

Thanks for the kind words but now I'm watching this video again and thinking "gee, that sucks". Funny how that works. Well it's great fun to play though.

My guitar experience sounds like it's been the opposite of yours in that I've only recently started really playing chords, as opposed to just trying to memorize solos.