My arrangement of the amazing Billy Joel song. I arranged the chords and melody to be played at the same time on classical guitar. I'd like opinions on my arrangement as a whole, I notice my playing on it is not perfect. I mic'd my guitar with an Audio-Technica AT2020 usb mic and recorded through garageband but I am new at recording. Critiques on the overall sound and arrangement would be very helpful
Thanks in advance!

Last edited by UseYourThumb at Oct 25, 2012,
That was great! My only complaint is to turn the bass down on your mix and really dig in the strings with your nails to get a nice bright tone. Your chords were well executed and your timing was nicely done too. That guitar probably has a beautiful tone, and I think you could get a better one out of it if you just tweaked your mic settings a little bit and make that baby sing like it should.

That's just my opinion on your tone. Others might like it bassy like that, but I think it muddies up everything and restricts your higher notes and mid range harmonics from being heard.


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Last edited by calebrocker at Jul 8, 2012,
Thank you for all the great comments I'll try experimenting with the tone, I agree it's too bassy. Sorry for the late reply, my powers been out.
Overall a great job. The arrangement was beautiful, a couple slip ups here and there but definitely something to be proud of. I think you could do with a lighter sound also, do you play with nails?
I really enjoyed this, Im a huge Billy Joel fan and this is a beautiful arrangement, great job
couldn't find anything I disliked about it
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