I wrote this as an expression of how I miss being near the sea, and how I yearn to go back to living near the beautiful and magical Cornish coast. The track has a simple chord structure, providing lots of opportunities for ‘variations on a theme’ lead lines.
The project started by using a backing track from Coffee Break Grooves.
I then edited that to give the song structure I wanted, and added to it slightly using PG Music’s Band In A Box, with IK Multimedia’s SampleTank 3 providing bass and electric piano sounds for these additions.
I played the lead and rhythm parts on a new Fender Mexican-made Fender Stratocaster I just acquired - a Surf Green one, appropriately enough! Its quality is excellent, although I did have the pickups swapped for a Seymour Duncan ‘Everything Axe’ set. I used my trusty BOSS DR-880 drum machine/guitar processor to record the guitar parts.
The video was compiled in Serif’s MoviePlus X6, using clips gleaned from the Internet and then edited to fit the mood of the piece.