Thomas Leeb – Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) acoustic cover solo
fingerstyle guitar version of the iconic Pink Floyd song
DADGAD tuning (well, the same intervals but starting on A#)
A few months ago I stumbled back upon Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” which didn’t only give me midlife crisis when I was twelve but also sparked a deep love for music and the guitar in particular.
I’m still in love with David Gilmour’s guitar voice to this day but, since I don’t have the faintest clue what to do with an electric guitar, I decided to pick up my baritone and see what I could do with the acoustic guitar tools I’ve picked up over the years. Playing this is a blast and I hope you like the result!
filmed on a GoPro camera on the Hill de Leeb in Val Verde, California on April 16th 2013
audio recorded and mixed by Thomas Leeb, then sweetened by Eric Spitzer-Marlyn
To Jon, for perusal on one of those days!
Lowden Baritone guitar
Dazzo 100 soundboard transducer
Mimesis Kudos mag/mic pickup
Wyres Strings .017-.070
cables: evidence audio
audio and tablature available:
Mar 30, 2014Leeb HomeVal Verde, CA, US
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Thomas Leeb grew up in the small Austrian mountain village Turracher Höhe, Carinthia, as the youngest of four children of a hotel-owner’s family. Over a period of thirteen years he taught himself the electric guitar, then switched toacoustic guitar. He was fifteen when he decided to become a musician and had his first concerts, even though his parents made him finish high school. He produced his first CD Reveller (now out of print) when he was seventeen. After high school he toured Ireland for four months as street musician. In 1997 he recorded his second CD Hope (out of print) and finished third in the 1998 Open Strings Festival in Osnabrück, Germany.
In 1999 Leeb published his third CD, Riddle, on the web portal MP3.com and studied at the California Institute of the Arts, focusing on world music and traditional music from Ghana. His teachers were percussionists Kobla and Alfred Ladzekpo, and guitarist Miroslav Tadić. Leeb graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He produced his fourth album, Spark, in 2004 and went completely indie, selling the CDs from his website. In 2006 he recorded the CDUpside Down and in 2007 Desert Pirate.