Documenting a great clip to introduce someone to Phil Keaggy’s acoustic work. So much of what makes him great is in evidence right here..
Of course, even after all this time (I first ran into the clip long ago), I still grouse about the stinkin’ edit at the end. Grrr…
I first heard this lovely tune in the background, on Pandora radio, while working. It is perfectly titled, sublimely beautiful, and a great demonstration of a guitar-cello arrangement. Duly bookmarked!
Documenting another favorite: I never fail to be moved by this Peter Finger performance of “Irish Landscapes”. Among all its other selling points, it is a great example of why “harp-style” technique is worth learning!
Simply love this one. Mongrain is a fantastic moodmaker.
A few years ago, I bought the score for the piece; not only is it an unusual tuning even among alternate tunings, but it’s a real eye opener for one just beginning to discover the possible nuances of the right hand. Wow!
An interesting tuning idea flashed across the brainwaves today, as I seem to continue to chew on the idea of the reentrant tuning. (It was relatively recently that the idea of the upside-down ukulele tuning occurred. Apparently this means I’m fascinated.)
The tuning would be for an 8-stringed, guitar-scaled instrument, and would proceed, from strings 8 to 1:
C2 – G2 – D3 – A3 – E4 – E3 – G3 – B3
Hm. Chicken scratch followed.
Continue reading An 8-string tuning for the next instrument build.