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Ben Higgins
post May 23 2015, 10:31 AM
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Here's the video to the title track of my latest album. Barbarian, which I find a fitting title to such a Neanderthal technophobe such as myself! biggrin.gif



The track is basically two distinct movements.. one classic metal shuffle and the other is almost Satriani territory before it goes for the grand finish.

A lot of the verse phrasing and much of the solo were improvised. When it came time to re-record my lines I decided that what I initially laid down fitted the mood so decided to leave it all alone.


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post May 23 2015, 11:24 AM
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Great track Ben! Love the Satriani section, very cool mood change and vibe there.
This just proves that no good track should start without a shredding bass shot smile.gif


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post May 23 2015, 12:27 PM
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Killer song!!! I love this idea with classic rock and Satriani section. Fits perfectly smile.gif

BTW the relaxation from your right hand started to become an obsession and a goal for me. I always watch at your videos for many times trying to catch a moment of tension, an unnecessary big movement or...you know something "human" biggrin.gif All I see it's just a right hand perfect relaxed which makes the playing to look damn easy. Even your raking from 1:30 it's made so relaxed just from the wrist not using the whole arm. It's really awesome to watch at your playing smile.gif
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post May 23 2015, 01:55 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ May 23 2015, 10:24 AM) *
This just proves that no good track should start without a shredding bass shot smile.gif


Haha, let the bass reign! laugh.gif

QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ May 23 2015, 11:27 AM) *
Killer song!!! I love this idea with classic rock and Satriani section. Fits perfectly smile.gif

BTW the relaxation from your right hand started to become an obsession and a goal for me. I always watch at your videos for many times trying to catch a moment of tension, an unnecessary big movement or...you know something "human" biggrin.gif All I see it's just a right hand perfect relaxed which makes the playing to look damn easy. Even your raking from 1:30 it's made so relaxed just from the wrist not using the whole arm. It's really awesome to watch at your playing smile.gif


I wish I always felt as relaxed as I look!! biggrin.gif


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post May 23 2015, 05:16 PM
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I was only able to watch about half of the video before my eyes started to melt...

Which sucks because I really wanted to see ALL of it!

All jokes aside - awesome tune and killer video man biggrin.gif


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post May 23 2015, 06:06 PM
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KILLER TRACK! It deserves the official BEN SAVES THE UK seal of Approval!!


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post May 23 2015, 06:28 PM
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QUOTE (Chris S. @ May 23 2015, 04:16 PM) *
I was only able to watch about half of the video before my eyes started to melt...

Which sucks because I really wanted to see ALL of it!

All jokes aside - awesome tune and killer video man biggrin.gif


Oh........ dude..............you mean my music is responsible for the destruction of your sight?

I feel a lawsuit coming on and it would be well deserved too ohmy.gif

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 23 2015, 05:06 PM) *
KILLER TRACK! It deserves the official BEN SAVES THE UK seal of Approval!!


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Thanks man. Could you let my government know ? Maybe they'll reward me in some way biggrin.gif


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post May 23 2015, 10:23 PM
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very cool vid smile.gif Its an awesome track and when that wah kicks in it gets awesomer!

your new album has the 'honour' of making it to one of the various CD 'mixtapes' I burn for the car, I dont do no apple ishuffle malarkey cool.gif



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post May 23 2015, 10:31 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ May 24 2015, 01:23 AM) *
that wah




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QUOTE (WeePee @ May 23 2015, 10:31 PM) *


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this guy gets it

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post May 24 2015, 10:21 AM
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QUOTE (bleez @ May 23 2015, 09:23 PM) *
very cool vid smile.gif Its an awesome track and when that wah kicks in it gets awesomer!

your new album has the 'honour' of making it to one of the various CD 'mixtapes' I burn for the car, I dont do no apple ishuffle malarkey cool.gif


Hehe that's so cool to hear - I hope it sounds good in the car!

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Sorry Kirk, I just can't handle that much wah - I don't have what it takes!


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post May 24 2015, 12:51 PM
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Just bought it mate. Brilliant. Thank you.


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post May 24 2015, 01:39 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ May 24 2015, 11:51 AM) *
Just bought it mate. Brilliant. Thank you.


Thank YOU - I hope you enjoy it!!


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