[First posted at MyRightBrain.wordpress.com]
Here’s an updated version of my June 2006 track:
ELECTRIC RAIN DANCE 2011
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The original was composed at a time when I was still new to GarageBand. There wasn’t much of an original lead guitar. More of a tentative attempt at learning how to record an electric guitar “live instrument” into GarageBand. And it was composed after a 12-year break from playing the guitar.
Here’s the original (the volume is mastered too low and uneven; lack of any significant melody):
Four years on, and about four digital albums later, I’ve learned more about recording, mixing and mastering.
Even if I’m not technically accomplished, I definitely gave more thought to the lead guitar composition and musical phrasing.