Wow! One of my all time favourites. I can only hope to dream about being able to play this after three years (just 3 weeks in myself!). How many hours of practice did this take you to master I wonder??? You are living proof that you are never too young to learn. I’m mid 50’s so your video is a huge inspiration. THANK YOU so much for posting it. What’s next???
Welcome Phil, great song and great attempt at replicating. Can’t believe you are only 3 1/2 years in. Personally I could never figure out how to play and press pedals at the right time, a looper is hard enough for me. Bravo
What an entrance Phil.
"Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day … "
Well you must have spent those moments with guitar in hand I reckon.
“Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way …”
No sir, not you. You’ve been doing the opposite and making good use of your days. That is plain.
Enjoyed while sipping my morning coffee
That’s one of my favourite Pink Floyd songs and you played it so well. The tones you dialed in were really good. I loved it, well done.
Haha, some of us ‘missed the starting gun’
Thank you! I started in the Summer of 2019, was 60 at the time, so a bit later than usual. I remember my fingertips were shredded when I learned the solo. Next is trying to get a bit better at improvisation - I’m not a natural musician, so I try to compensate by learning other peoples licks and trying to slot them in appropriately.
I know - no one told me when to run, unfortunately!
Wow Phil that was very very impressive playing.
Finally got to give this a look and listen. Absolutely fabulous, top drawer, Phil.
That was awesome! Great playing and some stuff I’d never seen before - that floor piano thing!
Good artists borrow, greats artists steal. There’s nothing new under the sun. Etc etc. I’m pretty sure that’s what everyone does, even the greats - you’re a damn fine musician.
Fantastic, Phil. I completely get what you said about regretting waiting so long to take this up, but it doesn’t seem to be holding you back. Congratulations - you must have fun playing that one.
Very good. 3 and half years in and you already got the Moog Taurus pedals. Very cool. I use to play this song a looooong time ago in another band, was always a good jam and wouldn’t mind playing it with you. If you ever want to do ‘Money’, sign me up!
Thanks for sharing! That was great!
Hi Tom, thank you!
The guitar was a Mexican player series strat. I have put a new neck on it since the video because I found the glossy fretboard was sticky. I swapped to a rosewood one now.
All the amp modelling and effects are done by the floor unit on the right, which is a Fractal FM3. I decided to go that route instead of real amps and pedals, because it’s cheaper in the long run.
Next to it is a set of midi bass pedals (Studiologic MP-113 I think) - they are driving a Moog minitaur which does the bass synth sound in the intro.
The screen with the arrow is a computer running Audacity which I use to record with.
This is outrageously good. 3 1/2 years? This is not 3 1/2 years this is 20 years! Nice job. Now start a band or go join one you have chops. I have been play for much longer than you and I know this solo is harder then it sounds as this is always true of Gilmour solo’s.
Hi Molly, thanks for the kind compliment, and welcome to the community! I’m not sure this old fart is in any condition to play in a band You’re right about Gilmour’s solos though - not many notes per second, but the way he plays them makes all the difference.
Having said that, I would actually like to be able to shred a bit, just for some variety, but my sweep and alternate picking speeds are crap at the moment.
Always loved the solo in this song - such a great tone to it - which you’ve nailed.
Very nice playing.
Excellent production all round.
3 1/2 years? I’d need 3 1/2 lifetimes.
Yeah, if I’m able to deliver anything approaching this level after only 3.5 years, I would consider that a smashing success.
Dark Side is one of my all-time favourite albums. It’s not right to call this merely an “attempt” to cover Time. This is a successful instrumental cover by any measure.
The tone is on point and your playing is gentle and expressive.
Congratulations Phil, awe-inspiring stuff.
Keep them coming! It’s so good. Shredding will come. I know for me I always need to keep on exercise my sweeps or I loose speed. I love shredding myself and love Steve Vai as much as David Gilmore. But if I was on an dessert island I would take Gilmore if I only had a one choice.
PS. I deleted above post because I posted it two times. Oopsy!