I see a lot of German references, I can't see if you are - but, having said that, Wilkommen! I am originally from Namibia (guys must Google if they don't know where), now in South Africa. Namibia used to be Suedwest Afrika - as in Deutsch Suedwest Afrika, so we all have a smattering of German.
All of no consequence - I hope you will enjoy the site. Oh yes - glad you have given it up, well done
I'm not specialized in slapping and tapping with guitar but somehow I feel that this song is very natural to play with this kind of playing style. It can be played as a solo number for the audience or as a accompaniment in duo situations. I hope you get something out of it!
I like your thinkin - I've been striving for this same feel myself the best Magic happens In the Moment - I miss Guitar, Bass and Drums all feeding each other in the moment and some of the Tones and Grooves that can be Generated
Boiled linseed oil was common 30 years ago. More recently Lemon oil seems to be favored. I've used both in the past 40 years. Linseed oil seems to gum up if there is an excess, so now its just the Lemon Oil. And just slightly more often than never.
Probably your fingerboard doesn't need oil. Most don't need it at all. You can also go the route of contacting the manufacturer and get their recommendation. So these days I use Lemon oil every 5 to 10 years. Rub a little on and rub it off. Make sure all excess is wiped off or it will make your strings die before their time.
I just put the second lemon oil treatment on my Collings OM3. The guitar was made during December 2000. I had the strings off, so I figured what the hell. I don't treat these guitars casually. Collings guitars a fairly expensive. I have no problem using lemon oil every few years.
I started using Lemon oil in about 1979 when I was the guitar repair guy at a local store.
I have never heard of castor oil being used. I don't know its properties so I can't say if its a good fingerboard oil or not. I think I would prefer nothing, which is totally acceptable, rather than taking a chance with an unknown.
I'm considering a Lemon oil treatment for my Tom Anderson electric guitar. I've had it for more than a decade and I've never put oil put on the fingerboard. It might be time for a light coat.
This was very much "In The Moment." I got digital drums programed, then Carl and I jammed over the drums. We did 5 or 6 takes and chose the take we like best. The whole CD is pretty much the same. We jam over some drums and keep the takes we like. Our goal was to sound like a three piece jam band.
Here is a sample of the Piano and Drums Backing track I made no Guitars yet
very simple chord progression - the main part is G sharp and B flat minor
then 2 simple changes - 1st - C sharp, G sharp and B flat minor
2nd - F sharp and G sharp
it should be easy enough to hear the progression and timing for the changes on this bare backing track
if anyone fancies joining in or wants to jam with the backing track - I can upload a longer version - however, I don't record/play in concert pitch so you'd need to adjust accordingly - i'm tuned down from concert pitch -32cents or 432hz as opposed to 440hz ......it's just "Better"
Collab 1 backin track.mp3