I’ve recorded a series of videos which show me improvising long guitar solos over a range of different backing tracks. The first half of each video shows me creating the backing track from scratch. You can see how I programme the drums, then record bass and rhythm guitar parts to form the backing track. I then launch into the guitar solo and the camera is set up so you can see exactly what I’m playing. I’ve based most of the backing tracks on well known songs which, hopefully makes them a bit more entertaining than if I’d just made something up. To select which video you’d like to watch, click on the three lines in the top corner of the YouTube window and scroll up or down.
I’ve based the backing tracks on an extremely diverse selection of songs including:-
- Rosanna by Toto
- A Town Called Malice by The Jam
- Waiting For an Alibi by Thin Lizzy
- Shotgun by George Ezra
- Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
- You Could Be Mine by Guns ‘N’ Roses
- Easy Like Sunday Morning by The Commodores
- How Deep is Your Love by The Bee Gees
- Good Times by Chic
- A Tout La Monde by Megadeth
And many, many more, Please remember THESE ARE NOT COVER VERSIONS! I simply created backing tracks based on these well known songs and used them as a canvas on which to “paint” huge improvised guitar solos!
The thing to notice here is that I’ve created each backing track from memory and that the video is not edited in terms of time. You see the entire process which usually takes between twenty and thirty minutes! No preparation has gone into either the backing or the guitar solo. This is to demonstrate my particular skill set which I hope will give you confidence in me as a session musician, music producer and teacher.