House Concert Vol. 1 (Abana in Heaven, Godfather, and more).

I recorded these originals/arrangements in one take, although I did cut out me tuning the guitar. The song order is:

Abana in Heaven by Laila Constantine (0:41)

Dance of the Red Dragon (2:25)

The Godfather (Love Theme) by Nino Rota (3:26)

Melancholy from my Red Guitar Suite (5:27)

A Little Waltz for a Little Girl (8:27)

Dee by Randy Rhoads (10:56)

Equipment used:

Cordoba C7 Guitar

2017 iPad running forscore

Page Flip bluetooth page turner

2 Rode NT1-A microphones 2020

Macbook Pro

Cubase to record the audio

Final Cut Pro to edit the video

Redline reverb

Eyşan Unutamıyorum, Abana in Heaven, Godfather and More…

This is a practicing video. I turned the camera on and just started playing. No edits and I crashed and burned at the end of the Godfather theme. Here is the order:

Eyşan Unutamıyorum (0:07) This is a piece I started playing a few years ago when an Instagram friend suggested I make a guitar arrangement of it. It is now one of my favorite pieces to play.

Funky Soul Butter (1:42) This is a piece I composed a couple of years ago. I wrote a bass line to a dance track I wrote. I wondered if it would work on the guitar (it did) and the piece was written in a couple of days.

Abana in Heaven (4:43) This is a piece I arranged a two years ago. It was played a lot in the church that I go to and I love love love this melody.

A Beautiful Flower (6:56) I composed this piece two years ago. It started out as a musical cryptogram I composed out of the letters of a friends name. I will often compose pieces for friends birthdays based on the letters of their name. I loved this one so much that I gave it a different title.

The Godfather Theme (8:18) I remember watching these movies back in high school and was really struck by the music. I have been playing this theme since then. I also love that Slash (my favorite guitarist) plays this in his live shows.

-Rob