A Great Composition from a True Baritone Virtuoso
As guitarists and musicians, most of us are always on the lookout for ways to push the limits of our creativity and playing. Thankfully, the internet has made it easy to find lessons from master level musical mentors. In this post, we've dug up one such youtube session with solo instrumentalist and baritone artist Andy McKee.
Read on to watch Andy Mckee's performance of "Ebon Coast" and his short lesson on playing techniques and songwriting. After the video, we will highlight three takeaways for every baritone player.
The commercially available baritone guitar has woven its way through nearly seven decades of music, adding resonance and low-end to a lot of great tracks over the years. Here is part one of our BaritoneGuitar.org list of essential baritone tracks.
Songs listed are not considered essential because they represent the high water mark for a particular genre or generation of baritone players. Songs have been selected because they typify a particular genre or common use of the baritone guitar.
If you love watching great guitarists work their craft, if you are a sucker for acoustic covers, or if you just like to geek out on baritone guitars, this article is for you. Oh, and there is also a great video.
Thomas Leeb is a great artist who has incorporated baritone guitar into his work. Check out the following linked article for some of Leeb's thoughts on playing and recording with a baritone acoustic. I have also included a great (but slightly dizzying) video of Thomas playing a baritone cover of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb.
Nashville tuning may not be something you typically associate with the baritone guitar. However, in this video, virtuoso Pat Metheny beautifully demonstrates what his half Nashville alternative tuning can offer to baritone players.
You could spend a lifetime trying to copy Pat's musical styling. Fortunately, emulating this tuning takes minutes.