08.12.06

Don’t Bother None

Posted in Blues, Cover at 10:33 pm by Martin

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Length: 02:55, Size: 4.21 MB

This is a cover of Yoko Kanno’s beautiful song “Don’t Bother None” from the soundtrack of the awesome Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop. This recording is different from my other recordings in that there’s only vocals and my crappy nylon acoustic guitar. Even the percussion in the background is just me hammering away at the body of my acoustic guitar. Additionally, except for parts of the main guitar solo, I only play with my fingers and not with a pick on this track. Enjoy!

11.11.04

Happy Birthday

Posted in Cover, Instrumental at 10:27 pm by Martin

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Length: 01:44, Size: 2.40 MB

A guitar-oriented cover version of the well-known “Happy Birthday” song.

04.29.03

Black Night

Posted in Cover, Rock at 10:21 pm by Martin

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Length: 03:34, Size: 4.90 MB

A karaoke (off-vocal) version of Deep Purple’s Black Night that I recorded for the cover band I played in at the time of this recording. Maybe I’ll record a version that includes vocals one day…who knows.

Pulp Fiction

Posted in Cover, Instrumental at 10:19 pm by Martin

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Length: 02:17, Size: 3.14 MB

This is a cover version of the Pulp Fiction theme that I recently recorded. Now for a bit of trivia that a lot of people probably don’t know (including me, until it was pointed out to me by a nice fellow via e-mail): The original artist of this song is Dick Dale and the song is originally called “Miserlou”.

10.10.02

Come As You Are

Posted in Cover at 12:14 pm by Martin

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Length: 03:46, Size: 5.18 MB

This is a cover of Nirvana’s song “Come As You Are”. It’s an experiment with the Native Instruments B4 plugin and my newly acquired acoustic guitar. It also features me on vocals (a bit out of tune sometimes unfortunately, but well, it was a quick hack 😉

03.11.01

Simpsons On Acid

Posted in Cover, Instrumental, Rock at 3:03 pm by Martin

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Length: 01:29, Size: 1.36 MB

In February 2001 I bought a new PC (a 1 GHz Athlon with ABIT KT7A-RAID motherboard) and so I decided it would be a good idea to record some cover version to see how well recording works with it. And as I’m a big fan of the Simpsons cartoon series I thought it would be cool to do a heavy guitar version of the Simpsons title melody. This track uses 48(!) audio tracks and quite a lot of effects and EQs in Cubase VST and resource usage of my new PC was only at 25% 🙂

There’s a also a very special treat for guitar players for this song: The corresponding guitar tablature in PowerTab format.

11.10.99

Prelude

Posted in Cover, Instrumental at 9:59 pm by Martin

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Length: 01:28, Size: 2.01 MB

This song is a classical piano piece arranged for electric guitar, bass, drums and piano. It is quite fast and a very good arpeggio exercise for every guitarist (probably also for every keyboarder out there but being a guitarist I can only judge it from my point of view).