The first “hint” came to me in a dream.
Sometime in the wee hours of Thursday, March 5, 2021, I had a dream in which I was playing the guitar; slide guitar, actually.
When I awoke, the tune I’d been playing was still in my head. “Nice,” I thought. But work beckoned.
The next morning, the same tune stirred me awake before my alarm did. Hint hint.
“Work can wait.”
I picked up my trusty Tele, found the notes on the fingerboard and captured a quick recording on my phone.
The following Friday – March 12 – I decided that my new (now harmonized) 8-bar composition needed a “B section.” Inspiration struck just as I was heading to bed and an initial 4-bar creation came to somewhat drowsy life on my guitar.
Many more stolen moments of crafting, refining and practicing later, my new Acoustic Guitar Instrumental got a title and a proper recording with my D28.
So, without further ado, let me introduce to you…
“Hints Taken (8+4)”
I hope you enjoyed that.
Finally, for all of you guitar players out there, here’s a transcription.
P.S.: Happy 11th Birthday, sixstrstories!