|| Jazz Electric - Standard tuning
with sequenced accompaniment. The is a cover of the original
George Benson song with a Nortune Improv.
||Jazz Acoustic - Open A pattern tuning
with original Nortune sequenced midi accompaniment under a
|3. Cop Down Mix
||Fusion Electric - Standard tuning
with sequenced midi accompaniment under a Nortune Improv.
|4. Fisher's Lament
||Jazz Electric - Solo electric guitar in
standard tuning. This is an original song written as an example of
many of the complex chords I teach to intermediate and advanced
students. The name comes from a local radio personality who passed
the morning I was writing the song.
||Solo Acoustic - Open A pattern tremolo
picking Nortune arrangement of the standard folk song. The sound
of two guitars comes from arpeggios being played with the thumb
while fast treble thirty second notes are being played with the
first, second and third fingers.
|6. D minor 1
||Solo Acoustic - Open E minor pattern
tuning. This was basically an improv around a few minor motifs.
The name "D minor" comes from the fact that I tune the
sixth and first strings down to "D" to achieve the
tuning relationship. This actually goes for "A" pattern
tuning which is tuned down to "G". This is the way I do
major and minor tunings.
||Solo Acoustic - This song is in A
pattern tuning using a three sided delay. This song is an
improvisation using a Nortune motif. The date is the morning that
I did it.
|8. Thinkin' 'Bout
||Acoustic guitar with orchestration. This
is one of the few songs that I actually wrote using the keyboard.
The same song is played later using the solo acoustic guitar
|9. Am Sleepers
||Solo acoustic with spinners effect - The
two unusual things about this song which really is an improv of
what I call a "minor walk down" motif is that its is in
a minor tuning and it uses the strange "spiners" effect
of my Roland DEP-5 effects processor. A different version of this
song is also on a Nortune CD of all "Open A minor
pattern" songs called "Reflections From The Nortune
||Solo Acoustic - This song
is a Nortune original played in a major key using "Open E
minor" pattern tuning. The mode of the minor is Aeolian. I
can play this song in this tuning is all three minor modes and
connect them together. Its an excellent exercise and uses the cool
effect of the full open minor chord in three different places in
the song thus producing three different flavors.
|11. Lizzard Sooflay
||Solo Acoustic - This is
another morning improv of a motif that just happened one day. The
swirling effect is that of a phaser. I used a Fishman pickup
instead of a miked acoustic.
||Solo Acoustic - Like the
previous "reflection" song this song is in A pattern
tuning using a three sided delay. This song is an improvisation
using a Nortune motif. The date is the morning that I did
|13. D minor 2
||Solo Acoustic - This song a
similar to the other "D minor" etude with a slightly
different motif. Both of these songs were recorded to my old Teac
four channell reel tape deck which in 1980 was nice but way too
noisy. Other than that its a nice study in minor tuning.
|14. Thinkin' 'Bout You
||Solo Acoustic - This is the
guitar solo of the previously mentioned song I wrote on the piano.
|15. Major Spain
||Solo Acoustic - This is a
Nortune original played in "Open E major pattern"
tuning. This song will also eventually be on Nortune's "Mo'
Fried Pickin'" CD but it has a nice improvised flourish at
the end that landed it a spot in my "best of" catalog.
||Solo Acoustic - This song
in "Open A pattern" tuning is a Nortune classic. This
version uses a special "Synth" effect which is number
"85" on my Digitech 2120.