I spent every day over the last two weeks writing, recording, and producing this. An instrumental progressive rock track featuring drums by Jeff Schwertfeger and synths/keys by Mike Muggli. I will do a few videos on the details of this song, as there is a lot to analyze. At it’s base though, it revolves around mostly D Major but often borrows from D Minor. It is written like a pop song- Intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus-end.
The melodies are consistent through the 1st and second chorus and the last chorus, I solo with variations on it as the theme plays in orchestral arrangement.
The verse sections are free canvases to solo on top of. The chord progression contains a chromatic descent in the bass, leading to some modal mixture and Plini-inspired slide licks.
The bridge is in 7/4 but the keys and guitars are playing polymetricly, in 3/8 and 5/8 respectively.
It is about a group of individuals finding a new planet for their species after several hundred years of drifting through space in a giant space-colony because their home planet was gonna get roasted and they had to evacuate.
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Free online guitar lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players. Located in Crystal Lake, Jake Lizzio provides free jam tracks and video lessons for guitar players, as well as music theory videos and other music education content.