By Jeff Copperthite:
Assistant Editor’s note (that’s Jeff): I am in the process of re-embedding some Laptop Sessions videos that I still have. This post was originally from 2009, but for history’s sake I have not edited the post.
And continuing from last week’s post is the song that is followed by the one I covered last week.
Now, I know that i’ve covered a bunch of Coldplay songs, and quite a few from Viva La Vida, but there’s a good reason. Everybody loves this band. They write catchy songs, and enjoy performing and love their fans. How can I not want to cover this band?
This song is more of an instrumental than a lyrical song, but the lyrics are present and sung. I initially wanted to perform this with my electric guitar hooked up to my bass amp. However, I hit a few snags. 1) My electric strings are kind of old. 2) The bridge of the guitar sticks out of the base of the guitar a bit, making the strings a bit further from the fretboard, and therefore more difficult to play. 3) The amp is meant for bass, and I could not find a good combination of settings that made my guitar sound like a guitar.
However, practicing the song on the electric proved helpful, as it made it a lot easier to play on the acoustic. Funny how that works sometimes.
This video came out great. I’m very proud of this cover.
I have reached my first milestone post 100K views and hit 110K views. I’m nearing 500 views per day on my videos, and I can’t wait to tell you when I am averaging 1K views per day. It could happen before the year is out!