Here is a tune called "The Banks of Spey." It was written by William Marshall, and is a strathspey. Usually, I've heard this tune played very slowly (most strathspeys are played pretty slowly..), which gives it a bit of an eerie melancholy feeling. I've never been to the River Spey, but since I'm a bit of a happy goofball, I thought I'd try to perk it up a little and play it a tad faster than normal.. It really gives the tune a completely different feel! It's kind of strange... Hopefully I haven't ruined it for anyone! In Colorado, we usually have lots of rapids on our rivers, so I was imagining a similar river..... ....
This is such a cool tune! It sounds "very Scottish" to me. I have only heard a few other versions of this tune, and it doesn't seem to be played very often where I live.. I wonder how popular it is among jam sessions in Scotland, and how they usually play it..?? If you have any suggestions of other versions of this tune that I could listen to, please let me know! I'd love to hear how other people play it! =)
The traffic got so noisy!! It was a little hard to film...
I hope you like this version!
Thank you for watching! =)
Software and equipment used:
Software used (for Macintosh):
Garageband for attempted sound mixing
Final Cut Pro for video editing
Lens Flare plugin from FCPEffects:
Plugins for sound effects (I have A LOT to learn in this department!):
East West plugins – Goliath Virtual Instrument
Best Service Forest Kingdom II by Eduardo Tarilonte (See: bestservice.de)
Microphone for audio recording: