Sunday, 22 June 2008

E and stuff

No update on person 3, will give them a call tomorrow (the time I suggested wasn't suitable).

I've been playing around on my guitar with what I think is call the open E tunning which is instead of E A D G B E it's E A E E B E.

Apart from the inital "oh no, I can't play G to D to Csus2!" like I would normal out of habbit, it's been rather fun making new sounds, finding really easy ways to play songs normally not 'complete' on an accoustic guitar (e.g Chris Tomlin's version of 'When I Survey the Wondrous Cross' which I just found has Matt Redman in it...?). What I mean by 'complete is what makes that song (in my opinion) is the bassline and that's pretty hard to do when playing by yourself on an accoustic. Open E tuning solves that.

Anyway, so I'm playing alot more...and writting lyrics. Last week (or was it the week before) I had written something and done a quick demo recording using my phone. It was "very bland" and "even tim hughes and matt redman would find it monotonous" apparently so the other day I had a bash at doing it again using open E tuning and I actually like it alot more.
There is one chord that I have no idea what it is, HOWEVER I do know it was featured in a track called Chaos by Unkle at about 54 seconds in after the line "feeling more dead than alive".

unkle - chaos.mp3

Found at

I forgot how much I loved that song. I think I spent the summer of 2002 listening to that on loop as I lay in the sun. Brilliant!

Also, that reminds me, U.N.K.L.E did track called 'Rabbit In Your Headlight' which I happen to believe has one of the best music videos I've ever seen. A bit disturbing but what a finish! (also, this video was banned for a while, and interesting fact, the same company who did the effects in this, did the Guiness video that featured the horses running in the sea. Remember that one?)


Ben F. Foster Esq. (c) said...

that chord was an augmented fourth

Dave said...

and that means?!