Guitar Techniques

INSTRUMENTAL INQUISITION!

GT: What is it about guitar instrumentals that appeals to you?

JH: It’s nice to be able to bring a melody that isn’t limited to the style of the human voice. I also think people are more forgiving about a writer experimenting harmonically and structurally because the skids have been greased in that genre.

GT: What can an instrumental provide a listener that a vocal song can’t?

JH: I would say less constraints on what the melody for a song can be. They also leave the mental visualisation open to the listener as they aren’t being specifically ‘told’ what the song is about.

GT: Any tendencies you

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