I play several musical instruments. It's almost as therapeutic as playing with Lego! My main instrument is the guitar - I like to play middle-of-the-road stuff like Paul Simon, James Taylor, Jim Croce etc., but will play just about anything. I have 3 guitars - a cheap Japanese 6 string, a martin 12 string, and a cheap Japanese electric (Gibson copy).
I also played bass guitar in several bands around Hobart (Australia). I still have all my gear, but haven't played in a band for a few years now.
Other instruments I play include piano, keyboard, violin, double bass, kazoo....
Anyway, I'll occasionally put links here to songs I record using the microphone on my pooter. Most are first take, except when I stuff up really badly, so don't expect great quality. View my complete recordings here .
Songs that I have written or have had a hand in writing.
This is a lyric by my great friend Janey Cook, which I "musicified" for her.
And a couple done with Tracy Q.
And these are ones written totally by me.
Other people's songs, done my way. First, here's some I recorded using the Audacity multi-track recording software. Midi backing tracks are edited with Anvil Studio, often from versions found on the internet.
And here's some just recorded live, as mentioned above.