by Victor Howe
12-string Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals
Daydreams is a 4-track EP of original 12-string acoustic guitar songs. The track titles are:
- The River Song
- Walk With Me
- Be The Light
- The Undefeated Spirit
All of the tracks are in drop D tuning, and I use a flat-pick technique. The tracks are played on the Taylor 356ce 12-string, a wonderful guitar that can go from shimmering whispers to thundering chords.
The River Song is one of the first songs I ever composed, it dates back to the 1980’s. I was playing it one day and my son told me I should record it, and that started this journey of composing and releasing music to the DSP’s.
Walk With Me starts off slowly with a gentle melody, and slowly builds to a thundering conclusion. I really love the vibe of this piece.
Be The Light has an interesting chord progression that I used, which involves some chromatic steps.
The Undefeated Spirit was the final track I did for the EP. It is a tribute song for a dear friend who after a valiant fight, lost her battle with cancer. She may not be among us here on Earth any more, but her spirit remains, undefeated.
The cover art for this EP is a photo of mine taken deep in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Brandywine Falls in Northeast Ohio. The Taylor 356ce is imposed over top.
Videos for all tracks below.