I just wrote an “instructional” post for Guitar-Muse about soloing that’s coming more from a self-pedagogical/ philosophical/ motivational standpoint but talks about the factors determining when a song needs a solo and how to develop your own voice when soloing. It works off of some of the ideas I’ve written about here and you can read that here.
For those of you into the RedLnyx Trials games – you can hear me playing a solo on a track called “Come Alive ” on the new Trials Evolution game. There’s a video for that here. The solo starts at 1:26 or so and followed some directorial cues for what they wanted for the solo. I’ll have a post about my video game recording experiences up next week.
I’ve mentioned Manrico Montero’s awesome Mandorla label before, but I’ve just sent a new soundscape track off to him for an Autumn-themed net release. I have no idea how my field recording gone awry track will fit – the text for the track is:
“The ground grows cold
the sky holds it’s breath
in Autumn the bill comes due.”
so it may be ambient soundscapes – but it’s not new age by any means! No word on release date for that yet.
More reviews on the way. I have a new set of monitors that I dig for the price range and I’m working with a beta version of the new Scuffham Amp update for a forthcoming review (early verdict – it’s cool!) More online lessons are also on the way. I’m trying to get rough hewn tracks out the door and working on tracks for a new project.
Finally, I’ve gotten a lot of really kind comments from people about the GuitArchitect’s… book series and I wanted to thank everyone for their support. I’m happy that the books are out there and that people are getting something useful from them!