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MP3 Kevin Fandel - The Music Within

Instrumental originals for acoustic, electric and synthesizer guitar. Solo fingerstyle to guitar/bass/drum trio , to synth orchestration

15 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Background Music, JAZZ: Smooth Jazz



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Welcome to “THE MUSIC WITHIN” my first CD. As a mostly self-taught, acoustic fingerstyle guitarist this CD is both a reflection of my musical ‘roots’ and an expression of the music I’m currently exploring and composing.

There are several purely acoustic, solo fingerstyle tunes here – just me, a guitar, and a couple of good mics.
Some others are composed/arranged in the classic guitar/bass/drum trio style.

Finally, others are orchestrated with a new instrument I’m exploring, the guitar synthesizer. I can finally play the music I “hear in my head” and have it voiced as a sax, muted trumpet, string section etc . Amazing !

The Tunes

The Awakening – free form, dream like piece… welcome to the CD

Jerry’s Tune – classic fingerstyle, inspired by a Jerry Garcia tune

Creepin’ – started as a chord progression and the rest just happened

Sunday Morning – wrote this as a solo fingerstyle piece several years ago.
This was one of the first tunes I arranged for the synth… a favorite !

Pete’s Tune – written years ago, from a Pete Seeger guitar riff

Bassic Training – I’ve recently discovered the electric fretless bass , love it !

Slippery When Wet – started as a chord progression, always goes over well.

Rain – written years ago as a Windham Hill inspired acoustic solo piece. Now embellished with the guitar synth

Swivel Hips – takes a classic chord progression and adds what I hear in my head for a sexy, almost burlesque, melody

Anji’s Cousin – inspired by the classic ‘Anji’ by D. Graham , my musical roots on display here.

Flat Top and Archy – a piece to showcase the complementary voices of the Taylor acoustic and the Eastman Archtop (with a little synth thrown in)

Plagiarism Blues – written years ago also as a solo acoustic piece, just ‘borrowed’ a bunch of classic blues riffs, hence the title… now with the full ‘band’

Blues For b.b. – inspired by some of BB King’s music, wish I had his touch and tone

Modulation – a simple but catchy melody, morphed thru different keys

Simple Gifts – a traditional Shaker folk song, simply played


The Instruments & Gear
Acoustic guitar (flat top) – Taylor 714ce
Archtop guitars – Eastman John Pisano, Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass
Electric guitar – Tele custom w/ mahogany body and Rio Grande pickups
Guitar amp (live) – Fender Deville
Bass guitars – Fender P-Bass Deluxe and Stagg Fretless
Synth guitar – Godin Multiac nylon string, thru a Roland GR-20 synthesizer

Mics – Shure SM 57&58 , AKG C1000 & C3000, Oktava MK-012-01
Pre amps – Presonus Blue Tube, and Tech21 Sans Amp
Multi-Track Digital Recorder – ZOOM MRS 1266

Tracks 1-14 written by Kevin Fandel © 2007 all rights reserved
Recorded and produced by Kevin Fandel
PLAYROOM STUDIOS, Framingham, MA

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