How Limitations Fuel Creativity

This is a clip of me recording some guitar for Nachur, my world-dub collaboration with New Zealand artist, Isaac Chambers.

We had already recorded most of the guitar parts for Fernweh, from our EP, Cicada Sessions. In this clip we were working on doubling the basslines with some tasty muted guitar to make them stand out.

One interesting fact – the guitar only had 5 strings at the time.  It was late at night with no place to get new strings as we were up north in Keri Keri (The Northern Part of New Zealand), so almost all of what you hear on the album was done with one less string than normal!  This actually forced me to play differently than I normally would and to be more creative in my approach.   I ended up doing things that I wouldn’t normally do and this helped shape the music since most of it was created, composed and improvised on the spot.

Sometimes limitations force us to evolve into something even better!

 

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