This is my son doing his own solo guitar version of Black Orpheus. I try not to do this very often but this one is particularly well played. Of course I'm somewhat biased, but there's something about his playing on this that makes me think he's moved to a new level.
I'm always saying that progress is not linear. It's a series of peaks followed by long plateaus. I think he just reached a new peak. I just hope he's able to hang in there during the coming plateau until he reaches the next peak. The problem is that so many of us get frustrated during the plateaus that we end up taking a long break just as we're about to reach the next peak. That sets us back and we have to cover the same ground again.
He doesn't know I'm doing this and wouldn't be too happy if he found out.
Lovely rhythm, beautiful tune, played with feeling and dynamics. I agree with Marc, awesome!!!
Thanks for taking the time to listen, Mick and Marc. I'm fully aware that my opinion is biased. However, there's something about this recording that jumped out at me and I couldn't put my finger on it initially. I finally came to the conclusion that he's not focused on technique and struggling to get through the tune. The focus is totally on the music itself and that makes a big difference.
The most difficult thing to do when playing solo guitar is to make the melody stand out from the other stuff you're playing. If you listen to somebody like Martin Taylor he makes the melody float above everything else. It gives the illusion of 2 guitars playing.