Below is the lesson for “Sirius” by The Alan Parsons Project.
This arrangement makes use of a loop pedal to recreate the instruments used on the record. Backing tracks are included for playing the melody and solo if you do not have a loop pedal. The loop pedal that I am using is the ditto looper by TC Electronic. It is a simple looper with a single engage switch that is affordably priced at $100.
This arrangement makes use of 5 loops:
1) Motif – The recurring melody that underlines the tune.
2) Harmony – The chords played over the motif.
3) Rhythm – The backbeat that is tapped onto the ukulele’s body to recreate the drums.
4) Melody – The synth melody.
5) Solo – The guitar solo.
In part 1 of the lesson, we will be covering the first 3 loops. The motif includes the use of a slight delay effect, while the chords have a chorus effect added to them. In part 2 of the lesson, we will be covering the melody and the solo.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson Lesson
Part 2 – For Premium Members
Tab Play Along
Backing Track Play Along – For Melody
Backing Track Play Along – For Solo