1 Toxophilite 1 month ago Here's a ballad-ish number I wrote relatively recently. It's supposed to be slower but my drummer counted it in rather excitedly and it ended up being more mid-tempo. Originally written in D sharp I had to change it to A# to suit the singer's range, requiring some interesting transposing of chord shapes and the solo. For a self-taught player with very rudimentary theory that can be challenging. I tend to really like using open strings if I can. Transposing often puts the kibosh on that. For example the solo originally started on the 3rd fret and was mostly in the first position, Now it starts on the 10th fret and is between the 7th and 17th fret. It took some time to get it half decent sounding.I'm still wondering what my drummer was laughing about.... but I love those sorts of things in recordings regardless.