Last Friday, I posted a few videos I recorded at the end of July… During the same period, and as I was getting more comfortable playing lapslide style, I recorded 2 lapsteel videos. Same story than before, these are videos for the French Guitare Live website. As it is quite unusual for many people there, I have some very interesting feedback either positive or negative. Exposing yourself is a kinda cool way to improve actually though I might have destroyed some ears there… Sorry guys.
Very recently I also took the camera to shoot some lapsteel videos… Well, because my music space is kind of reduced, shooting angles are weird. I have to experiment other more interesting angles… Or maybe change my music space.
As soon as I heard the Mu Le Continent Perdu (Mu, The Lost Continent) backing track, I wanted to play lapsteel on it! It made me think about some licks inspired by David Gilmour who is a hell of slider when he takes his lapsteel!! I think I got close to the spirit of his playing, although I’m very too far from perfection, but hey! Long is the road to perfection… And I’m afraid the road might be endless!!
On Swing It Now I totally wanted to play lapsteel because of the challenge it is to me, to play at this tempo on such a rich BT. It is challenging because I wanted to bring some energy to my slide playing but not at the expense of precision in targeting the right note. At this tempo (and higher), it is harder to cheat by vibrating around the right note!! You don’t have time to vibrate, so you are in tune, or not!! Period! Warning: Melodic lines are totally cheesy … Well I kind of like them anyway.
Everything is recorded with the Tonelab SE in the M-Audio Delta Audiophile soundcard via a Behringer Eurorack UB802. I had some hard time to synchronize sound and image on the video… Actually, I kind of screwed it!