“Dreaming Of A Blue Fly” – yes, some people might smile. The song is a very successful rock guitar instrumental with which I would like to say a little thank you. The music of great guitarists like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and Marty Friedman electrified and inspired me from the start.
Covers are stupid
Now I'm not the guitarist who likes to cover songs. Through my ongoing guitar lessons, I analyze and dissect music daily to break it down into learnable chunks. I learn a lot from this, but it is precisely because of this that I always strive to create my own pieces.
Dreaming of a Blue Fly – Lydian
So does “Dreaming of a Blue Fly”. The main theme (and thus the first recordings) was actually intended to be much slower. The piece developed very quickly with a much higher speed. It was a challenge at first, as it was my first attempt at walking in the Lydian key. It takes some getting used to at first, but creates a surprising feel-good atmosphere.
Jørg and the fly
I based a few of the solo elements on a well-known song; I had a lot of fun producing the piece. I then rounded it off with a fly sample. I think at the latest with this element you can see the wink with which I wrote “Dreaming of a Blue Fly” about my own label mx-pro records have published.
The funny cover photo
The funny cover photo comes from my eager guitar student Isabell O., who decided to do it at short notice despite a lack of time during her studies. Thank you very much here, I think it's great!
The direct successor
I feel "Dreaming of a blue Fly" as a direct successor and further development of my work on the EP "Train to Drammen“. Espsondere when I think of “LeeLa”, which seems to me like a question to the answer “Dreaming of a blue Fly”. But this is probably a subjective feeling that you, as a keen listener of music, may not share. I would be very happy to receive comments on this article, as well as to subscribe to my newsletter. This means you will receive news from me as soon as a new blog article appears.
Why two versions of the song?
This question is very easy to answer. The longer version is the actual original piece, as I originally conceived it. But since I know about the displeasure of streaming listeners, I shortened large parts of the solo part in order to get the piece to a length that can be played on the radio. Plus, I think, such a short piece at just 2:37m might whet your appetite for more.
On tour with every piece
With every new rock instrumental I move more confidently in this type of music. When I record the next instrumental, I'll probably have a lot more experience. Because next up is my “Norway Tour” in October of this year (2023). Stay tuned!