that was lovely - you did it justice! Love that song.
It’s awesome how much effort you put in the production of your videos, with different camera angles and all of that! Wow! Does the phone fixed to the headstock bother you while playing? It’s a great, interesting perspective to add.
You played very well, nice and steady rhythm, smooth changes all up and down the neck! Awesome! There were a few parts, where tuning of the record and your guitar seemed to be slightly mismatched, but nevertheless, I enjoyed it a lot! Thanks for sharing.
Jeff, a great performance and video production. That looks like a fun song to play in Open G and is a song for my future wish list. I am just beginning to learn open tunings, so you are way ahead of me, but is fun to see the possibilities of what I might be able to play in the future.
Thanks @Lisa_S. I’m not going to lie, the first few times I was terrified the whole thing would come down. I’ve got more confidence in the ruggedness of the holder by now, and actually I prefer a mounted cam to a tripod cam or something. The relative position of the cam to the fretboard remains the same and I’m not worried about moving out of the recording area. That’s not really an issue for intimate acoustic songs, but it can be when you’re going full bananas on a heavier tune.
I’m not entirely sure but the guitars in this backing track could have been in E standard tuning. They’ve been almost completely stripped out but you can hear them just a tiny bit in the mix.
Thanks @SteveL_G99. If you’re getting into open G I’d highly recommend this song. The major chord shapes are easy (just a one finger barre), and the minor chords are played with the open G string.
Hi Jeff, what a wonderful listen in the morning. A wonderful song, very well played and a great production too. Those different camera angles take us close to the fretboard, cool!
Your sound was so well balaced and I really love the tone of your guitar. What model is that?
Good start into my day with this! Thanks a lot for sharing! And also a great motivation to practice, practice, practice…
Thanks @roger_holland and @Helen0609. It’s an Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE, an all-solid wood acoustic-electric that’s often compared to the entry and even mid-range Martins. That’s up for discussion, but for the price (€ 530 / $ 580) it’s a bargain.
Really enjoyed listening to that, Jeff, as well as reading through your notes above about Open G tuning, been a long time since I messed with it. I think Pearl Jam’s “Daughter” is in Open G, which is probably the last time I tried when learning that. Have to go back to it, sounds great
Thanks @sairfingers and @nzmetal - Daughter is indeed in Open G, but both the fifth and sixth string are tuned to a G - which is rather uncommon but interesting. Regular Open G has the note D (the 5th) in the bass, but Keith doesn’t play/use the sixth string anyway.