Art, Music

Original Music on Acoustic Guitar: Circles of 9

Guitar_Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett
Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett


I was inspired recently to create a picking sequence on acoustic guitar. I recorded a 25-second piece of music, then played around in Audacity to create a full track. I replicated the original sequence eight times by copying and pasting into the timeline window of the software interface to lay down the rhythm, then I recorded a solo through the whole track, also on acoustic guitar.

I’m intensely pleased at how pretty this music sounds. It’s the first original recording I’ve ever laid down permanently. I call it “Circles of 9.”

Stay tuned to hear it as a score for an upcoming video.

To listen to my cover of blues legend Sleepy John Estes’ “Diving Duck Blues,” click here.