What do you get when you mix a prog-hop artist from LA, a severe shredder in Vienna, a fingerstyle acoustic award winner in Toronto and more? That was precisely what guitarist/composer Chris Woods set out to find when he started writing ‘Octet.’.

All eight of the highlighted global artists – acoustic, electric and bass – play Elixir Strings. See more: https://www.elixirstrings.com/products.

‘ Octet’ weaves a sonic tapestry of strident electrical rhythm guitars, delicate acoustic areas and full-on shredding, with each artist getting to stretch their imaginative wings. From 5-string bass to 8-string fan-fret guitar, the piece is a celebration of the instrument, its flexibility and variety!

” I listened to what each of the artists do, spoke to them about composing for them and after that wrote as minimally as possible, in order to enable them space for their own analysis. The whole principle was to show their musical characters. This was really essential,” stated Chris, who writes as The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra.

” I’m very happy with the method this instrumental guitar piece ended up. Everybody’s special noise cuts through, but without detracting from the overall togetherness.”.

Take a look at the included artists:.

Chris Woods.
https://www.youtube.com/ChrisWoodsGrooveGuitar.
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Maneli Jamal.
https://www.youtube.com/maneli.
Plays Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB Finishing.

Michael Watts.
https://www.youtube.com/MichaelWatts.
Plays Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB Coating.

Ando San.
https://www.instagram.com/ando__san.
Plays Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel Strings with OPTIWEB Finishing.

Tiffany Lloyd.
https://www.instagram.com/tiffsbass.
Plays Elixir Electric Bass Nickel Plated Steel Strings with NANOWEB Covering.

Sus Vasquez.
https://www.instagram.com/susvasquez.
Plays Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel Strings with OPTIWEB Finish.

Bernth Brodtr├Ąger.
https://www.youtube.com/Bernthguitar.
Plays Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel Strings with OPTIWEB Covering.

Quentin Godet.
https://www.instagram.com/kwiny__/.
Plays Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel Strings with OPTIWEB Finishing.