I was feeling pretty relaxed today and just getting things done. I decided to get out an acoustic and put on a cut capo and see what happened. Well, this did. It was a lot of fun to put together and is easy on the ears.
On the technical side, I don't have a 12 string, but I have been trying out the "Nashville" tuning for a guitar that mimics the high strings on a 12 string. Apparently, Tom Petty used Nashville guitars more than he used actual 12 strings because it was easier to pick when recording. Anyway, I like it and the guitars on the left are a standard acoustic and a Nashville acoustic, both 6 strings but with different strings and one tuned differently to mimic the 12 string.... I also busted out a bunch of percussion stuff, as I wasn't going to put a drum kit on this anyway. This is the only time of each year when I play these things, so it is fun. I held the cymbal on my index finger while sitting in front of the mic.....
The name of the song came from my son, as we were talking about what is happening with the rose bushes right now since it is so cold. He was very interested and understood, which makes me happy. I love gardening and also love helping my son to understand all of these things. He was hanging out with me as I recorded and thought that this song reminded him of our roses and how pretty they are when in bloom....He also started to sing to it as I was writing it....so fun to be a parent.
nope.... If you want to give it a shot, just let me know.