Sunday, January 08, 2006

Electrified Canon In D

Even if you don't play guitar, this is worth a listen (I say listen instead of watch because there is really not much to see. Anyway...)

I just happened across this on Google Video today. I've heard a lot of folks ruin this piece but this guy has a really nice tone going with his Strat and a pretty rocking technique too. I think this is his site, at any rate you can get the backing track and tabs for this rendition from it. Here are the relevant links:
  • Guitar Pro
    • I make no endorsements for this product, I've never used it. However, the tablature for the rendition above is saved in it's native format. This is how they describe their product: Guitar Pro is a multitrack tablature editor for guitar, banjo and bass. Besides writing scores, Guitar Pro is a complete tool for young and accomplished guitarists alike to progress, compose, or simply accompany themselves.
  • DGuitar
    • You can use this viewer to display the tablature above. This is a GPL'd viewer described as follows: DGuitar is a [Java-based] Guitar Pro (*.GP4,*.GP3,GTP) viewer, player that works under Linux,MacOs,Solaris,BSD,Windows and any other Operational System that has Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or later installed.
  • Want to save Google Video locally? This article explains how to do it (for FireFox users) and provides the needed Greasemonkey extensions. Google has now implemented the ability to do so (Win/Mac/iPod/PSP).
Updated 9 January 2006: No FireFox hack needed to save Google videos as of today, and you can embed them in your own pages if you wish--so I did!


1 comment:

f3nd3rstr@t said...

This is a really awesome display of playing. I cried as I watched this young person play the way I would like to play. I'll just hang up my guitars for now and . . . It gives me something to strive for - new technique, style, attack, etc. Great video.