John  DePatie | Lt. Worf's Shred Machine

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Lt. Worf's Shred Machine

by John DePatie

Lt. Worf's Shred Machine is an odd-meter instrumental that features two dynamic, melodic, whammy bar guitars in harmony.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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I won the guitar that I used to record this song in a magazine giveaway. I realized that winning the giveaway offered me an opportunity that I could take advantage of so I wrote and recorded this song. I figured at the very least it might be a good way to say thanks to the people from the magazine, and at the most I might get a little publicity from it. And, it gave me a nice push to finish a project. I did my best to make use of the style and playability of this particular instrument and it took me to some musical territory that I haven't been to before.

Since the song was conceived because of the guitar I wanted to do something that would appeal to the guitar geeks like me. The song is mostly in 7 and makes liberal use of whammy bar techniques and two-handed tapping and utilizes a very sustained, distorted tone. And, the melody to the whole tune is played by two guitars in harmony.

The title is a reference to Lt. Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation. A friend joked that the styling of the instrument was very striking and would suit Lt. Worf. Being a lifelong Star Trek fan I couldn't resist using it as the title.

I was lucky enough to get some friends who will be known to fans of instrumental guitar music to help me out. This recording has Joel Taylor on drums, H Chris Roy on bass, Darrell Diaz on keyboards (and me, John DePatie, on guitar). I was also very honored to get one of my favorite guitarists, Jeff Kollman, to help me with the mix.



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Exceptional Lyricism
Not much current instrumental guitar music is this melodic and lyrical. Great drums too.