Guitar Noodling - Two Tracks

Posted on by Rob Stenzinger

Tracks 1 and 2 are from some fairly typical jamming I do at my computer when I get the chance. I setup a drum rhythm or two and riff against it off and on while tweaking the rhythm - today's drums were done in iDrum by the way. From there I have an idea of what riff(s) I want to try, so it's time to record.

Today I recorded with two different guitar FX. One that's very overdriven and the other is a close relative with added phasing. Track 1 I did the rhythm with the phase and lead with plain overdrive, track 2 is the opposite. Also on track 2, I recorded a MIDI string track on the same performance as the lead track with an echoey synth string patch.

That whole process typically takes me about 10 - 20 minutes for a 1 minute song idea or riff when I'm just jotting notes and keeping things loose. If I'm going for something specific it can take a good deal more time.

And so begins the Mystical Guitar Tribe audio blog. If you're curious about the name, it's from my comic Art Geek Zoo - one of the main characters is a sentient guitar named Crunchy and he comes from the Mystical Guitar Tribe.

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