Posts Tagged ‘Quintessence’
I have been thinking about how to make better guitar- instruction videos where you can also hear what I actually play on the songs. And I tested the easy version today, the easy version being both iTunes and Guitar Rig on the stereo in the living-room. This doesn’t really make very good quality on the sound, but better to try out then not to. Next version I want to test doing this through Cubase, but I don’t really need any editing when I anyway need to play the guitar on one take for the video. I’ll do some more research later on, let’s check out this first.
On popular demand I picked Colossus, and I have a feeling I might regret this he he. Let me tell you a small secret: I didn’t play any guitars on Colossus on the Quintessence album. There’s several Read the rest of this entry »
The Americans have some weird laws and rules. This week Dave had to return to USA for only one reason, he’s been abroad for 3 months. And if he doesn’t return, he’ll be “grounded” in the States.
At the same time, we Europeans also have some pretty messed up rules. We’re all so worried about the stream of immigrants from the poor parts of the world, that we have made laws that also prevent guys like Dave to live in Norway and play with his band without some rather heavy paperwork and long application processes. Fortress Europe, learn the expression.
Other then that, I’ve told two chapters of the story of Read the rest of this entry »
The song “Colossus” on the Borknagar album “Quintessence” has turned out to be a favourite amongst the fans. ICS Vortex wrote the music and I wrote the lyrics. I remember it took me only 10 minutes to make the drums (some songs just “click” right away) and less than an hour to record them. 40 minutes of the recording was actually a huge discussion in the studio about the drum roll 1:30 into the song… I wanted to do something else (which I can’t remember what was now) but ended up doing what the other guys in the band wanted. Another fun (?) fact is Read the rest of this entry »
This is an experiment for sure.
I recorded myself playing along to Ruins of the Future, as a guitar lesson. I didn’t record my own sound, it’s only a visual display.
Please give me some feedback if this has any use at all or if I need to tape my own sound also.
I chose Ruins of the Future from the Quintessence album for several reasons. First of all we play this one live and I didn’t need to “relearn” it he he. Also this is a typical Borknagar guitar arrangement where Øystein and I rarely play the same through the whole song. This video shows only my part of it obviously.
I use my Gibson Explorer USA that I got about a year ago. As a propper tool it has taken some time to break in, and I still don’t think it comes all the way up to the old Les Paul Custom, but then I would be surprised if anything did tbh.