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Here's a multitrack jam on my home-made partsocaster with a couple other tracks on my musicman and Paul Reed Smith hollowbody. Thanks for listening :-)

Here's a cigar box guitar song I came up with on the fly. It had a medieval sound to it so I added some medieval drums to it via my Roland handsonic. Later on I included my Irish Bouzouki to finish out the song.

The overall feel reminds me of two armies lining up in formation getting ready to fight. #cigarboxguitar #originalmusic

Here's an improvisation on my hijaz tuned handpan. I added a few tracks of percussion along with it via my handsonic. Towards the end a couple tracks on my g&l comanche appear. The fractals were created via jwildfore.

The overall feel of the song kind of reminds of an alchemist mixing an elixir to bring someone back to life. Thanks for listening :-)

Here's a song that started out as a jam on my idiopan. Later I added some slight percussion tracks and a couple guitar tracks. Thanks for listening :-) #tankdrum #originalmusic # guitar

Here's my first new song of 2020. This one started out as an udu drum improvisation. Later I added a few more percussion tracks via my Roland Handsonic. Once the percussion was done I improvised a bass track and a guitar track. There's also a subtle jaw harp track and ambient guitar track. Happy new year and thanks for listening :-) #cbg #cigarboxguitar #bass

Here's my first time playing a handpan. This one is in hijaz tuning. Fractals were created in jwildfire. Thanks for listening :-)

Here's a song that started out as a jam on my six string cigar box guitar. Later I added percussion via my Roland Handsonic. Some of the drums include a variety of cowbells, gongs and a standard drumset. Towards the end of the song I added a lead electric guitar on my home made knotocaster with Lace Sensor pickups.

The overall feel of the song reminded me of a hidden away moonshine still up in the mountains where no one can find it. Thanks for listening :-]

Here's a jam that started out as an improvisation on my cigar box guitar. Later I added some percussion via my Roland Handsonic. To finish it off I added a jaw harp track. The overall tone of the song reminds me of a strange tribe performing some kind of yearly ritual in the woods. Thanks for listening :-)

Just a post rock jam on my home made stratocaster with a jazzy backing track. Thanks for listening :-)

Here's an improvisation that started out on a log drum that was given to me for free. This wooden tongue drum is close to key of Eb. I built a couple more percussion tracks around the log drum via some wood staves and a small shaker. I also added a suble clapping track. Later I added my baglama saz as the lead strings along with a synth cello on Miroslav Philharmonik. Towards the end I added my home made electric guitar with some delay and reverb.

The overall feel of the song reminds me of a shaman preparing some kind of mixture. Hence the name El Curandero (the witch doctor/healer in Spanish) #originalmusic #music #guitar

Here's an improvisation on my idiopan dominus. The fractal backfmground was greated in jwildfire. The sound kind of reminds me of the shorter days of the winter solstice. Thanks for listening :-)

Here's a jam that started out as a midi drum experiment on my Roland Handsonic. I was just coming up with a basic 4/4 beat using the post rock ezx. Once the drums were complete I added a couple bass tracks. To make the song ambient I added a kalimba and idiopan track hooked into my axe fx2 with lots of delay and reverb. For guitars there is an ebow track on my G&L Fallout and a lead track on my knot-o-caster home made guitar. The ambient nature of this improvisation reminded me of endless fractals so I rendered a jwildfire fractal loop (it took 3 days to render lol). Thanks for listening :-) #ambient #guitar

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I just made my own partsocaster! It's made from a mighty mite neck and a reject body I got at guutar show with a knot in it. The pickups are lace sensor alumitones and the wiring is a solderless toneshaper kit. Here's my first jam on it. The drums are by Jim Dooley its his garage track 180 bpm. The bass is my Musicman Stingray 5. Thanks for listening :-) #partsocaster #diy

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Here is an improvisation on my Egyptian oud along with some hand drum tracks added via my Roland Handsonic. The hand drums are a mix of cajon, djembes, Asian cymbols and some metallic pots. Later in the song I added a couple tracks of electric guitar on my Gibson Les Paul. The overall feel of the song reminds me of an archaeologist discovering some kind of ancient prophecy written on clay tablets of some kind. Thanks for listening :-] #oud #guitar #originalmusic

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Here's some blues improvisation on my g&l comanche and musicman stingray bass. The drums were programmed in superior drummer using the blues ezx. The image overlays are some pictures I took in diwntown Chicago. Thanks for listening :-) #blues #chicago

This song started out as an improvisation on my Deering maple blossom banjo. Later I added a few percussion tracks with my Roland Handsonic. I also added a zither track via swar plug and my midi guitar. About midway through the song I added an electric guitar track on my Paul Reed Smith hollowbody 1. Overall the fast paced nature of the song reminded me of someone trying to beat a deadline. Thanks for listening :-). #banjo

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Here's an original improvisation composed with my Roland Handsonic, Swarplug, a cigar box guitar, a midi guitar and my G&L Fallout electric guitar. This started out with a tabla midi heat I recorded on my handsonic. Then I added a bass track. Next I added the cigar box guitar improvisation with it running directly into my axe fx2. All the other tracks were layered on later. The fractal overlay was created in jwildfire and spliced together with all the video in after effects.

The general feel of the improvisation reminded me of a medieval sorcerer concocting a powerful brew out of toadstools. Only the sorcerer knows what it is supposed to cure/curse. Thanks for listening :-]

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Here's some pear shaped puffball mushrooms I found this weekend. In the video the first clip shows ripe pear shaped puffballs. The second clip shows them when they are sporing and too old to eat. Here's what I did with the ripe mushrooms. https://steemit.com/mushroommonday/@sketch.and.jam/mushroom-monday-pear-shaped-puffball-tacos-xdfehxnm

Here is an original improvisation on my Egyptian Oud. Later I added a couple doumbek tracks as well as a shaker and tar track. Towards the end I added a baglama saz track. The mood of this song reminds me of a couple sword fighters getting ready for a duel. Thanks for listening :-)

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Here's a song started as an improvisation on my cigar box guitar. Later I added a drum track via my Roland handsonic. Finally I added a guitar and bass track with my Musicman Stingray 5 and Petrucci 7 string. The feel of this song kind of reminds me of an old dusty saloon in the wild west on its last legs. Thanks for listening :-) #originalmusic #cigarboxguitar

This started out as an improvisation on my long neck Turkish baglama saz. I wanted to test out its pickup on my axe fx 2. It did pretty well considering there is no equalizer. Later I added a synth track as well as three drum tracks with my Roland Handsonic using a bongo and mixed hand drum library. The mood of the improvisation kind of reminds me of an explorer finding a lost tribe deep in the jungle. Thanks for listening #baglama #saz #originalmusic

Here's an improvisation on my long neck Turkish baglama saz. I just got this saz yesterday and have never played one before. It is very similar in feel to my cigar box guitar, the trickiest part of playing it is the low string action against the soundboard where you pick. It requires a really light touch as its easy to accidentally knock the surface beneath the strings. Other than that this is a really fun and resonant instrument, I have it tuned bflat f c from top to bottom. I named this improvisation the scribe since it reminded me of a writer composing a story of some kind by candle light. Thanks for listening :-)

Here's an original improvisation on my taylor 12 string. I have it tuned to an open tuning of dadgde. This improvisation was made up off the top of my head sorry about some messups. Thanks for listening :-)

This is a freeform improvisation on my cigar box guitar tuned to gdg. After listening to it again it kind of reminded me of some kind of traveler on horseback taking a long journey somewhere. Thanks for listening :-)

Here's an improvisation on my Gibson Les Paul quilt top. I recorded it running through my fender mustang amp on a high gain setting. I used a Jim Dooley backing drum track to improvise to. Later I added my musicman bass and a fender stratocaster special track as a lead. Thanks for listening.
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Original artwork including drawings, digital art and animation as well as original music compositions created on various stringed instruments.