I recently pulled out the video camera and stayed up late last weekend shooting a few guitar videos. It is something I plan to do more regularly once I get setup in my own music room. Easier to leave the mics, lights, and camera setup that way.
My basic setup is a cheap $200 JVC video camera, and my Peluso CEMC6 mics going into the Presonus Mobile and Logic Pro. I capture the audio and video separately and sync them up afterwards in iMovie. This allows me to EQ the audio a bit, and solves the problem of the mics having to be very close to the guitar, and the camera farther away. Next on my list are some real studio lights and a backdrop cloth.
This first tune is an unusual setting of the irish session standard the Morning Dew. Its a tune I play regularly on flute, but the melody is quite different here. I heard this version played by guitarist John Doyle on his first album, Evening Comes Early. He does it in a different key but I liked the melody and arranged it here in G minor in the Orkney Tuning.
The next tune is a different one for me. For starters its in DADGAD, a tuning I do not play in much. A student sent me an mp3 of the late Tony Cuffe playing it and said he wanted to learn it. Not having any sheet music to go by I listened to the arrangement alot and tried to approximate it as best I could. The recording is in F, and the arrangement Tony was playing seemed to lay out pretty well in DADGAD with a capo at the 3rd fret. I am using the open sixth string as my root, which puts me in F.
I hope you enjoy the videos. I am going to strive and record new ones more often.