I’m continuing my work on the Tarot of the guitar and I’ve just released a new music video of the latest Trump card in the suite: Number 7 “The Chariot”. I’m really commited to releasing as many of the Tarot Cards as I can over the next while. The Tarot of the Guitar is a suite for Classical Guitar which I composed and each composition is based on the 22 Major Arcana or trumps of the Tarot de Marseille.
The Chariot (VII) is the seventh trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. A powerful, princely figure sits in a swift chariot, pulled usually by two sphinxes or horses. I tried to give this composition an exotic Middle Eastern feel by tuning the first string of the guitar a quarter tone flat. In my mind this evokes the Arabic scales or "maqam" which are commonly found in music all over Northern Africa and even in Turkey.
I recorded this video on a windy yet warm (for October) day. Although the weather here in Montreal is turning cold quickly and I might not be able to record more videos outside as I normally like to do.
Check out the latest Tarot card video and thanks for watching.