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"Jessica Joane Cole": New 3 track mini-album for classical guitar.

For 50 years or so I have created (primarily) guitar music and recorded some of it.

Most of my compositions will never be added to the site as they are not "finished" or of sufficient quality in terms of recording or performance. I am now thinking, however, that I will record as instrumentals some of the 20 or so songs I have created over the last 2-3 years so at least I might then be able to add those!

Compositions with videos. I made the videos so I could remember how I played the pieces!

"Jessica Joane Cole" (2022) (mini album)

15m 05s (total)

Classical Guitar

Jessica: 6m 27s (ISRC: usl4q2281135) | Joane: 4m 08s (ISRC: usl4q2281136) | Cole: 4m 30s (ISRC: usl4q2281137)

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Album cover for 'Jessica Joane Cole' This 3 track mini-album for classical guitar includes three pieces: "Jessica", "Joane" and "Cole". They are a tribute to my beloved mother, Jessica Joane Cole (RIP 2022). She heard them before she passed.

I started writing/composing the pieces in 2021 and completed them just before they were recorded in the summer of 2022 at the amazing Denmark Studios (biggup to Jeff Cooper for his patience and being an amazing recording engineer). I played them rather 'imperfectly' (i.e. I missed some notes etc.) but I am glad I at least managed to record them all the same.

"Jessica Joane Cole" © Tim Cole 2021. UPC 198015093145. All rights reserved.

"Jessica" (How to play)

"Joane" (How to play)

"Cole" (How to play)

Above: See how I played them

"That's About It" (2020)

2m 15s

Steel Guitar

This piece has a jazzy feel but and some strong melodic phrasing. It's not perfect by any means, but I recorded it to get the gist of it (it was different every time) and to make sure I did not lose it. The initial version was used as a jingle by Lucy Cole in her "Earsight" Riverside radio show.

"That's About It" © Tim Cole 2020. ISRC UKQCM2000001. All rights reserved.

See how I played it

"On Second Thoughts" (2018)

3m 15s

Steel Guitar

This guitar piece starts with an easy to play melodic riff, which to me has the feel of open country and fresh starts. As it progresses it oscillates between this and a more reflective, nostalgic section - on every journey there are unexpected challenges that need to be overcome and some things may need to be left behind as a consequence of that.

"On Second Thoughts" © Tim Cole 2018. ISRC UKQCM1800001. All rights reserved.

See how I played it

2m 27s

Steel Guitar

This jazzy piece is played on steel acoustic guitar. It has a punchy chord riff and has quite a "happy" feel with some unknown time signature (I am tending these days to try to follow the muse and not fit everything into boxes). It complements a picture of the same name "Playing to the Gallery".

"Playing to the Gallery" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.

See how I played it

"Three Two One Awake" (2016)

2m 27s

Classical Guitar

This quirky piece (audio recording played on classical guitar) has a few interesting jazz chords and some nice melodies. I decided to let it be free flowing so I have no idea of time signature. It is meant to accompany a picture of the same name "Three Two One Awake".

"Three Two One Awake" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.

See how I played it

"Not In My Name" (2016)

2m 36s

Steel Guitar

A new composition that is also enjoyable to play. It requires very specific hand and finger positioning for certain slides and to allow certain notes to ring on. Because of that I've been working on refining this one for a year or two.

Semi Finalist Song of The Year "Instrumental" category.

"Not in My Name" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.

"His Story All Over" (2006)

3m 32s

Steel Guitar/Synth

An old man in a hotel room. His last look back at his life, alone. It flashes by, again, and again. A series of memories in the blink of an eye. And it is gone. A story once told, and never to be told again.

"His Story All Over" © Tim Cole 2006. All rights reserved.

"Silence at Sunset" (2002)

3m 27s

Classical Guitar

Atmospheric guitar composition (with synth background), played on nylon.

Also: Artwork of the same name.

"Silence at Sunset" © Tim Cole 2002. All rights reserved.

"Ray Ning In" (2002)

1m 44s

Steel Guitar

Guitar composition, played on steel.

"Ray Ning In" © Tim Cole 2002. All rights reserved.

"Long Story" (2002)

1m 44s

Steel Guitar

Guitar composition, played on steel.

"Long Story" © Tim Cole 2002. All rights reserved.