Mick Dennis Guitarist

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Indian Raga-Style Improvisations

D Dorian-Raagini Video
In this video I am improvising over the Root & 5th of the D dorian scale created by a Raagini. I am playing a Takamine CP132-SC with Savarez Corum strings and using a PickBoy Exotic Horn Pick. The video was shot with a Canon 7D, the audio was recorded with a Tascam iM2 Stereo Condenser Microphone through an original iPad using the Tascam PCMRecorder app. I am using a pair of 500 watt LED lights for the main video lighting. The audio was processed using Logic 9. The video and audio were synced together in GarageBand.The final video was trimmed using QuickTime Player.

Slideshow of Clouds from the month of April. The audio track is an Indian "raga-style" improvisation recorded on April 16, 2011 played on my Gibson Super 400 accompanied by a Raagini-sur is G. The scale I'm using is mostly "G major pentatonic". This scale tends to give my improvisation a "folk melody" quality. To my ears, the guitar ended up sounding a lot like an Indian sarod. I was using a PickBoy ebony pick and playing the guitar acoustically. The audio was recorded using the QuickVoice Pro app on my iPad. The photo effects were added using the PS Express app on my iPad. I've added adaptive limiting and large hall reverb in Logic Pro 9. Hope you enjoy!

Slideshow of Tree Blossoms, Spring Flowers, Sunrises, Sunsets etc from the month of April. The audio track is an Indian "raga-style" improvisation recorded on April 13, 2011 played on my Gibson Super 400 accompanied by a Raagini-sur is E. To my ears, the guitar ended up sounding a lot like an Indian sarod. I was using a PickBoy ebony pick and playing the guitar acoustically. The audio was recorded using the QuickVoice Pro app on my iPhone. Added adaptive limiting and large hall reverb in Logic Pro 9. Hope you enjoy!

Slideshow of Sunrises, Sunsets and "ice sculptures" from the month of January. The audio track is an Indian "raga-style" improvisation recorded on April 12, 2011 played on my Gibson Super 400 accompanied by a Raagini-sur is B. To my ears, the guitar ended up sounding a lot like an Indian sarod. I was using a PickBoy ebony pick and playing the guitar acoustically. The audio was recorded using the QuickVoice Pro app on my iPhone. Added adaptive limiting and large hall reverb in Logic Pro 9. Hope you enjoy!