Augmented Suspended Zen

Augmented Suspended Zen

AndyGetch's picture



Liner Notes: 

Song experiment inspired from the Slack chat where @tcelliott asked the group to suggest chords to do a self-imposed quick write. Two of them that he did not appear to use were Abaug (A flat augmented) and A2 (A suspended 2). I improvised layer by layer. First an alternating guitar vamp at a really slow tempo. Then maracas, hand drum, shaker, and melodica. At that point it felt like an attempt at Zen. Which also meets the week 3 challenge to use a word with the letter 'Z' in the title. So I figured since this was an alternation between an augmented chord and a suspended chord, and somewhat alliterative, that was my lyric.


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Augmented Suspended Zen
Guitar chords: Abaug - xx211o; Asus2 - xo22oo;

Alternating and throughout


Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


metalfoot's picture

Very meditative feel to this.

barbara's picture

The alternation strikes a beautiful balance. This was wonderful to focus on and grow calmer. Hats off to your process of inspiration!

ustaknow's picture

I'm a fan of experimental music, - good one.

Also, chord fragments (as you know from your forum post), ---- and use A sus 4, 2 often, and with alternating 3rd and 6th which is a natural movement in first position A on guitar as passing tones to G or from G in a "vamp".
-- I almost never use a sus 7

Fuzzy's picture

Lovely headphone mix for sure.
Meditative, yes, but I'm also finding it kinda creepy.
I think it's the ominous whispered vox right inside my head, and the wonky sounding guitar.
Great, though, don't get me wrong.
Points for using a Melodica.
Yeah, this is a really nice tune you got here.
So good!