Silence, What Is Silence

AndyGetch's picture

Silence, What Is Silence




Liner Notes: 

A bit of overwhelm and fatigue, with a busy day first home after going to Summersongs East 2017. Today I still felt stuck so on my lunch hour I went to Centennial Park and sat under the US 41 bridge. I tuned my one step down guitar further to one step below DADGAD and played around with a descending two finger chord progression with CGC or a C5 power chord as drone strings. The GYAWS prompt this week is "Silence". I started getting all philosophical and made a quick list of what is not silent, transmuted it to the lyric, which is kinda muted on the iphone recording.


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Silence, What Is Silence
Open C4 CGCFGC tuning Chords: Cm - ooo(10)(10)o; Cadd9 - ooo99o; Cadd9* -ooo77o; C7 - ooo55o; Cm6 - ooo44o; C6 - ooo22o; C4 - oooooo; F4 - 555555; Bb4 - (10)(10)(10)(10)(10)(10); A4 - 999999;

ll: [Cadd9*] :ll

Verse 1
Whispers on the wind. White noise gray wails
[Cadd9*] Echoing chamber, Train rumble on rails
Overheard conversation, Jet ski sensations

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Silence, what is silence?

Verse 2
Rainbow reading senses, Putting up fences
[Cadd9*] Echoing through halls, Building more walls
Earbuds up to ten, Start all over again

Repeat Intro

I want to stop and breathe
Feel the sensation inside
For one glorious sonic assault repreive
With peace of mind belied


Repeat Intro

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


Adnama17's picture

I love the spontaneity! For an improv, it flows together nicely. The random background noises also seemed to be playing along with you.
And I love this tuning! You'll have to teach it to me someday. Smile

mike skliar's picture

nicely done!

how was summersongs? I went to summersongs east one of the first years they had it, back in long-ago summer of 2001, had a great time!

Rob From Amersfoort's picture

I'm looking at the summersongs website looks like a nice thing to do and probably you learn some new tricks and tips as well, I wonder if there is something like that where I live. Cool riff you use on the song, most (younger) people don't experience silence anymore, in the public transport they all have ear buts.

LadyRed's picture

"What is silence?" A very good question... seems hard to come by these days. This is very well done! Smile