A Melodic Tribute: 'Song for Jazmin'

A Melodic Tribute: 'Song for Jazmin'

In the realm of music, emotions find their voice. They resonate through the strings of a guitar, echoing the depths of our hearts. Today, I share with you a piece of music that is more than just a composition. It's a tribute, a story, and a journey of love, loss, and resilience. It's the 'Song for Jazmin'.

Jazmin was a unique one-eyed stray cat who graced our lives with her presence for a brief yet impactful month. Her quirky and trusting personality filled our home with warmth, and her departure left a void that words fail to describe. This song is a tribute to her infectious spirit and resilience, a melody that encapsulates our emotional journey with her.

The 'Song for Jazmin' is an acoustic fingerstyle piece, heavily influenced by the musical style of Bill Vencil and his 'Chords of Orion'[3][10]. The lush, ambient sound of the composition is designed to engulf you, transporting you to a realm where love, loss, and resilience coexist.

The unique sound of this piece comes from a special BSG GA 45CF fan-fret variable scale guitar [4][8][11]. This guitar is a baritone acoustic on the low end and a regular scale on the high, providing a rich and diverse tonal range. The sound is further enhanced by my heavily tweaked pedalboard, a combination of slight compressor, triple delay, and Strymon Cloud Reverb. The entire piece was recorded directly into a Zoom H8n to preserve the authentic, pure acoustic tone.

The fan-fret design of the BSG GA 45CF Acoustic Guitar offers a unique advantage. The longer scale on the bass side ensures deeper bass in the low end, while the short scale length on the treble side ensures good playability in the high range[11]. This design, coupled with the guitar's beautiful flamed koa body and spruce top, contributes to the full sound with a clean low end, balanced mids, and a wonderful high end with lots of definition and complex overtones[11].

The 'Song for Jazmin' is more than just a musical composition. It's a testament to the bond we shared with Jazmin, a bond that transcended the barriers of species and communication. It's a testament to the power of music in expressing emotions that words often fail to capture.

If you're an acoustic fingerstyle guitar enthusiast, or if you've ever loved and lost a pet, this song will surely touch your heart. It's a melody that resonates with the universal experience of love and loss, a melody that echoes the resilience of a one-eyed stray cat who left an indelible mark on our hearts.

In the end, the 'Song for Jazmin' is a reminder of the profound impact that our furry friends can have on our lives. It's a reminder that love can come in the most unexpected forms, and that loss, while painful, is a testament to the depth of that love.

So, here's to Jazmin, to the love she embodied, and to the resilience she inspired. May her spirit live on in the chords of this song, and may her memory continue to tug at our hearts, just as she did during her brief yet impactful time with us.

Gear used:

  • BSG GA 45CF Fan Fret Acoustic Guitar
  • Compressor Pedal
  • Triple Delay Pedal
  • Strymon Cloud Reverb Pedal
  • Zoom H8n Recorder

In memory of Jazmin, the one-eyed stray cat who taught us about love, loss, and resilience.


[1] https://youtu.be/rYSq7GXG6oQ.
[2] https://youtube.com/watch?v=rYSq7GXG6oQ
[3] https://www.hyperlocrian.com/post/chords-of-orion-interview-with-bill-vencil
[4] https://youtube.com/watch?v=xN47LC2hJ4E
[5] https://pursuingpassions.com
[6] https://youtube.com/watch?v=V4Z-FfXIGG0
[7] https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=13383.0
[8] http://www.bsguitars.cz/guitars-om.html
[9] https://youtube.com/watch?v=pUjqVAPLtDo
[10] https://www.last.fm/music/chords+of+orion/+wiki
[11] https://reverb.com/en-gr/item/64764736-bsg-ga45cf-fan-fret-recent
[12] https://neadycats.org/one-eyed-jack/
[13] https://www.youtube.com/@chordsoforion
[14] https://youtube.com/watch?v=RzY38k1UPDY
[15] https://youtube.com/watch?v=x8K03Sye9Ak
[16] https://youtube.com/watch?v=vyxDrM0SrI4
[17] https://youtube.com/watch?v=Cl8gjtP0z2U
[18] https://youtube.com/watch?v=otHUJwwnIcc
[19] https://youtube.com/channel/UCx0irbDsRLjMvEXaW56cqlQ
[20] https://youtube.com/watch?v=xgzGOf5RWEs
[21] https://www.sourceaudio.net/true-spring-reverb-chords-of-orion.html
[22] https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGhyIaB-ePDOpMuKedWRaVr_9MOK8n3o
[23] https://youtube.com/watch?v=el0JMZk47cY