Washburn D15M Acoustic
Shure BG 4.0 and SM-57 microphones for the guitar
Shure SM-58 for the vocal
Sony DAT Recorder
This is my version of a traditional song, Freight Train. I believe most fingerpickers start by playing Freight Train at a very early stage.
I made this recording after 2 years of playing this style, and you can hear that there are still small mistakes. I used to sing because most people like when I do it, and my voice usually stays in tune.
Hopefully, you can hear how alternate bass is a powerful way to backup your singing and for solo playing. Because I have this as a good backup, my singing is not as exposed so much.
The chord sequence is quite simple. I play in C-type position, with the guitar capoed at the 4th fret. The phrase that is used in the ending is also a 'turnaround', and when
learning the tab, I found this to be the most difficult thing to play in time. The speed at which I am able to play this phrase dictates how fast I play the whole piece.
There is also a small variation I introduce in the solo, just by playing the same chords in different positions on the fingerboard.