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Yon Man on Yon Hill


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This song uses words from a Drama Speech warm up and I added some more lyrics to give it a suddenly ominous tone. It was all recorded by me (guitar, vocals and backing vocals). It is in the great tradition of British Folk composers and I aimed to create a real atmosphere of fear and unknowing combined with bleak hopelessness that the English countryside conjures up on a foggy evening. I feel this is best personified in the warbly backing vocals which are meant to sound halfway between dissonant and tuneful and completely soaked in reverb. This is best listened to in some sort of stereo mix because the atmosphere is best created this way.
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The first two lines (I get gun to shoot yon man on you hill) are from the drama exercise and the rest are my own.
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Uploaded: Mar 26, 2009 - 04:56:46 PM
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009 - 04:56:46 PM Last Played: Oct 13, 2016 - 09:17:33 AM
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Hardware:
Baton Rouge Acoustic Dreadnought Style Guitar
Shure SM58 Microphone
Software:
Logic Express 8
Comments
blindsidedpoets said 3105 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Yon Man on Yon Hill
This seems to have gotten triple posted, you should delete the others so there is not confusion.
Great guitar work on this, and I liked the harmonies too.
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Ruji said 3105 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Fixed
PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS WOULD BE GREAT.
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Feter said 3105 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Yon Man on Yon Hill
Cool work ..loved the vocal and impressions of the vocals ..I would
suggest a pan whistle and another harp sound ...for more dramatic
approach ...this is just so great ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Ruji said 3104 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Thanks
Thanks Feter. I tried putting a pan whistle on but I couldn't get it to sound quite right. I also tried a cello but that was too bassy and boomy. I'll try a harp... it will give it a nice Celtic lilt! Thanks again!
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Day-Dreamer said 3104 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Feelings.
sang with heart felt emotions. I am not an expert but I liked it.
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einstien said 3104 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
very enjoyable
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Ruji said 3104 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Thanks
I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
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