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* Full Record now available exclusively on Candyrat.
Official worldwide release date is Sept. 29th, 2017.
'What if?' is a question that symbolizes the imagination, the curiosity towards a new idea but also the courage of abandoning your comfort zone, the push of trying something different from what you already know, the will of going in a different direction. This is what I have tried to do on a musical and on a personal level with this album.
'What if?' contains 4 originals, 6 arrangements and a multitude of playing techniques.
"The common element that ties all of these pieces together is a period of my life spent searching for new ways to approach the guitar. Sometimes this research brought me to play 5 guitars and a kitchen knife in the same piece, some other times it led me to go back to the roots and be perfectly happy with it: using just 1 guitar, without any effort of putting some technical innovations in the piece. "
"I see the arrangements as a way to invent new technical solutions: they are a way not to bend the music to the technique (which could happen in the process of composition of originals, when you could decide how the melody goes based on what's comfortable) but to put the technique at the service of the music instead. The originals, on the other hand, are meant to tell my own stories."
This download comes with one song in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Guitar-Pro formats.
"The guitars I use are built by Davide Serracini, exception made by the special guitar that has just been modified by him. You can still play the song using a normal 6 string guitar with 6 high pitch strings. The capos I use in the video are: SpiderCapo and Jim Dunlop Trigger Capo. To play this tune, you need to prepare the capos in a particular way. First of all, place a Spider Capo on the 1st fret of your main guitar and hold the 3rd string. Attach on this capo a Jim Dunlop Trigger Capo but before doing that cut the rubber part of it so that the capo doesn’t block the 2nd string and the 3rdstring. Finally, put on the first 3 strings of the 3rd fret another Jim Dunlop Trigger Capo and before doing that cut the rubber part of it so that it doesn’t block the 1st string.
To prepare the special guitar put a Jim Dunlop Trigger Capo on the 7th fret. Then, add a Spider Capo on the 9th fret and hold the 2nd string. Finally, add another Spider Capo on the 12th fret and hold the 2nd string. If you have any concerns play while watching my video “Sweet Child O’Mine” uploaded on YouTube by Candyrat Records contact me through my Facebook page."