It can be very easy to get carried away in the studio and over egg a composition with instrument after instrument.
As Billy Joel once said “Leave a tender moment alone” – that’s what we did here. A nylon strung classical guitar and the legendary Neumann U87 microphone were used to deliver a pure and tender moment for this mini film-like spot.
A pretty simple nylon strung guitar piece which we believe works well with the visual without over playing on the hero within in the film. The guitar acting pretty much as a mood setter until the guy slips the ring down the string. We felt here, the guitar could do something clever.
So, as the ring zooms down the string towards the confused looking girl, the guitar plays an Emaj arpeggio up the strings.
See what we did there?