Would You Like Some (Red Bee) Bop?

… Or not that much! I’m not that much into playing jazz music. Not that I don’t want to. As a lot of people (and guitarists) I do like jazz and listen to a lot of it. To be honest, I even sometimes dream that I play with the fluid touch of Pat Metheny, the melodic feeling of Larry Carlton or the wild tone of Dave Fuze Fiuczynski!! And then I wake up and play some power-chords or some funky riffs.

Funnily enough, from time to time I like to let my fingers run on the fretboard to the sound of a jazzy backing track… I think that’s a way to believe that one day I’ll be able to play jazz. When I saw this backing track on Guitare Live, I jumped on the guitar to jam a little bit. I took the William’son Red Bee (yeah the one that is the prize of the summer Giveaway if you didn’t get the information yet!) to improvise a little. Just to check if I could get some jazzy tones from it. And also to publish this pun title that I’m very proud of… I admit it!

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/5732977[/vimeo]

I’ll let you make your mind but I think this mini-humbuckers pickups configuration (middle/neck and tone set on 2-3) works nicely on such music, though the tone  pot only acts on the neck pickup.  I think this will be better with a heavier string gauge… And a little bit more knowledge about jazz guitar. And actually, I’m goin’ to jam some more…

About Sem

I am the founder of Muzicosphere (that also exists in a French version). In 2011, I also created Guitar Fail, the Guitar LOL place to be. And before that I created GAS a GoGo, a gear giveaways blog in French.

One comment

  1. elle sonne fichtrement bien la chtite red bee
    belle vidéo ça sonne et c’est agréable à écouter (et je ne suis pas puriste de jazz…)

    g.

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