Extended Range Guitars & Chapman Stick Player

8 string classical guitar #5

08 Feb 2020 -

A new short composition for the 8 string classical guitar alone. The guitar has been built for me by Marco Lorenzon. For the curious, it’s tuned low to high: EADGCFAD For the curious, here is the transcription of the tune: TRANSCRIPTION (pdf format).  

Two chapman stick improvisations

07 Jan 2020 -

  These two videos were shot during the same day to test some new plugin settings on Logic Pro X. I discovered that actually the Chapman Stick does not need so much processing for a good sound. In these videos, there is just a slight reverb and an EQ cutting out some bass frequencies around […]

Karnak Live 1998 – Pre Melodies Of Sperm Composed

20 Dec 2019 -

  Thanks to my friend Carlo Venuti, here is an extract of an old live performance of the band Karnak, in which I used to play the guitar many years ago. The concert was held back in 1998 in Gorizia, Italy few month before entering the studio for recording the album entitled “Melodies Of Sperm […]

Kiesel Solo Contest 2019 Entry

31 Aug 2019 -

Here is my entry for the Kiesel Solo Contest 2019. You can win a Kiesel guitar if you reach the first two places. The contest is open worldwide, so good luck everybody! For this entry, I tried something different harmonically speaking, by superimposing some fusion chords upon the backing track provided by the contest itself […]

A-53 Guitar solo

01 Mar 2019 -

Hello everybody! Here is a short but intense guitar solo I played in the song “A-53” written by Marco Vitali for the Ulag Zone Assault project. Mixed and mastered by Mauro Ulag Mancinelli. Noemi Terrasi plays another fine solo in the tune. At this link you can hear the full song: https://ulagzone.blogspot.com/%E2%80%A6/02/ulag-zone-assault-1-53.html

Song for a rainy day

28 Oct 2018 -

Some airy arpeggios on the 8 strings classical guitar in a very rainy sunday here in Italy. Close your eyes and dream.

My normal evening

23 Sep 2018 -

This is how I normally spend my evenings: on the sofa, rolling out meaningless phrasings on a instrument of choice (tonight, the BassLab guitar).

Motion in thirds on Chapman Stick

30 Jul 2018 -

Here is some silly “videogamish” music on the Chapman Stick. The two hands move a third apart keeping the same intervals along. Due to the reciprocal tuning of the Stick the motion of the lines moves across octaves.

8 strings classical guitar improvisation

28 Jun 2018 -

Another improvised tune on the 8 string classical guitar built for me by the Italian luthier Marco Lorenzon. If you are interested in getting a similar guitar, please send a message on this facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Liuteria-chitarre-dintorni-158058104292174

Champan Stick Improvisation #2

19 Mar 2018 -

A video shot while testing the possibilities of Guitar Rig 5 for processing the Chapman Stick. The same preset (actually a stock one) is used on both sides of the instrument.