At the end of talking about the Behringer iAxe 393 previously I realised that I’d recorded the entire thing on my Focusrite 2i2 and not using the USB built into the guitar… which is the main feature of the guitar.
Ho ho. So this is a quick run through of some sounds, using the Guitar Rig 5 software to both amplify and record. Thanks for stopping by!
So I got this guitar, almost by accident by putting a speculative bid down… it turns out I won. I do like this guitar but it’s not without faults, as we’ll see.
I decided that as I’m still trying to learn I’d do a few intros from Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden, which are:
22 Acacia Avenue
The Number of the Beast
Run to the Hills
Hallowed be thy Name
I don’t claim them to be accurate renditions. Just something to get me playing. The influence being that the Iron Maiden guitarists (all EIGHT THOUSAND of them) all use S shaped guitars (although none entirely with single coils) Also, I forgot to even try the USB part of the guitar. Which for a USB guitar is a bit of an oversight 🙂
Again, not really a cover. I’m repeating the verse, chorus and solo a couple of times. But I’m having fun 😉 This is Terrorvision’s Pretend Best Friend off of the album How to Make Friends and Influence People. One of my all time favourites.
After leaving my Yamaha 120SD with just one pickup, I decided it was time to expand the offering of what the single bridge pickup could offer. I had to remove the neck pickup and fill the cavity with a wooden block because there was a split in the body causing the neck to bend.
So I took the plunge this week and decided to learn an entire song. I spent a while wondering what that song should be, something that was well within my grasp and as if my magic Nirvana started playing Molly’s Lips on my car stereo.
This was a quick lesson and a quick video about it featuring three simple licks or riffs. Simple, but easy to get so wrong. I also neglected the actual recorded sound in the video too! But I don’t want to go editing all that again now. The video in question is from MorganLovesMusic and is called 3 Easy Guitar Licks Anyone Can Play.