Hey hey, my my (into the black) – Neil Young cover

Hey there, I’ve just now uploaded my first song to SoundCloud!
It’s a (not-that-good) cover of the super-celebrated Neil Young song “Hey Hey, my (into the black)” (live version here Live in Bercy 2013)

I’ve enjoyed playing and recording it on my couch, in a free November afternoon.
The instrument I used to record the song are:

  • a Cort “El Cheapo” electric guitar, from the ’90ties, customized with Seymour Duncan ’59 (neck), Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro (center), and Dimarzio Super Distortion (bridge) pickups. I used the bridge pickup within the song, for the lead part.
  • a brand new Yamaha FX370C acoustic guitar, with a piezo pickup under the saddle. It’s the guitar on the background.
  • a Gretsch Electromatic G5700 lap steel guitar, for a solo part, open D tuned.
  • a brand new Harley Benton Kahuna CLU Ukulele Bass
  • a Line 6 Sonic Port VX music interface for recording guitars and voice
  • a MacBook Air with Garageband 10.1.0 – the drummer track is completely electronic and almost automatically created by Garageband.

Here it is!
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Sure, I should play and study a lot more, but I am quite satisfied with the final quality and the amusement I had while playing, recording, mixing and sharing!
comments are welcome, but don’t shoot the guitar player!

don't shoot the guitar player


Che liberazione!

Ho visto la luce sono quasi le tre di notte, ma dopo un’illuminazione, ho capito il C6th!
cos’è? un’accordatura “open tuning” per chitarra slide.
domani ve la spiego.
spero stanotte di non dimenticarmela… =) (no, no, mi sono scritto gli appunti!)