I would like to tell you about one of my musical project that ended with the creation of a solo guitar CD containing twelve tracks plus a bonus-trak: “Some Little Musical Things“. This is the first video that I made some years ago. Being the first is a bit “rough”, but the title would say it is in tune. In fact, “Farmer’s Blues” is a blues , which seeks to give a romantic vision of ruralle figure in contact with nature par excellence: the farmer.
I drew inspiration for my production from guitarists such Ralph Towner and Andrew York. The pieces are small compositions lasting about three minutes, with improvisation and repetition of the theme.
I got theme of “Farmer’s Blues” from a famous piano piece by Schumann which is entitled “Happy Farmer“. On this tune, with appropriate variations, I put the original harmony a little more refined than the usual harmony of a twelve-bar blues. In particular there are harmonies built on the third inversion of E7 and the unusual presence of the C7 that creates an ambiguity with the minor mode.
I hope you enjoy the video, soon followed by other songs that I will try to give an explanation of how I wrote them. Good listening and viewing at all.