This is actually a post from a year ago, but it got lost when I moved blogs around.
I really love this incredible song by Max Richter, "On the Nature of Daylight," from the album "The Blue Notebooks." I decided to make my own version of the song for acoustic and electric guitar, plus some keyboard noodling. You can download it here (4.1 MB).
It took me a few weeks. First I had to figure out the music. It's a
beautiful string quartet and a synthesizer bass (I think). It's in
B-flat minor, without a single accidental. Beauty and variation come
from the simple lines maintained in the different parts, and the song
adds layers in a minimalistic style.
My rendition can't compete with the original at all, it's just that I
liked it so much I had to try. The biggest problem with mine, I think,
is that I have a fixed tempo, which destroys too much musicality. I
don't really know how to multitrack without a set tempo, if you have any
advice let me know...
I overdubbed 4 acoustic guitar parts, and 3 electric guitar parts (2 are mostly doubling the same line).
Anything by Max Richter is great, I've become a big fan over the last few months.