It’s really odd to switch like this from being heavily into electronica and synthesisers to going 100% into the guitar again.
But there’s something very immediate about it that really appeals to me right now. No cables to connect, no software to update, no keyboard shortcuts to remember or midi timing issues to worry about. Just pick up the guitar and play.
If I’m feeling adventurous I might just turn the amp on… Maybe even a pedal or two.
And, almost out of sight, in the corner of my eye sits the one piece I couldn’t let go of. My Native Instruments Maschine. Actually the piece that started me down the electronica path back in 2012.
I’m holding off for the moment. Savouring in my mind the moment I’ll start playing with it again…
Another great thing about the guitar is that I suck at it.
It’s great because it means there is no pressure to be creative yet. No stress to create actual music or publish polished tracks. For now it’s all about learning the basic handling.
Chords, scales, picking and strumming…
Kind of meditative in a way.