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Tension


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tonestones

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Not sure how to classify this one. It is an instrumental I did some time ago. I wanted to write something to exercise my finger tapping technique. Most of the guitar here is tapping. The synth is primarily a wavestation which was new to me at the time.
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Comments: 18
Fans: 8
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Downloads: 83
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Uploaded: Aug 14, 2009 - 02:30:27 PM
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2009 - 02:30:27 PM Last Played: May 25, 2017 - 10:10:53 AM
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Feter said 2842 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
Tension
Cool ...I am impressed with your skill and how
you fit your prog style into the new age ..this
is so creative ...the arrangement and additional
instruments all these were so marvelous ..always
admire your projects ...top notch ...thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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tonestones said 2842 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
Many thanks
I tried responding to this earlier and it didn't seem to accept it. I'll try once again. I always appreciate your comments. You, like I, seem to have very eclectic musical tastes. I love blending musical styles and try hard not to fall into a set pattern. I also play some bluegrass and will try to upload some of those at some point. Most of them are covers and probably aren't appropriate for this site.
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awigze said 2842 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
great tone
been thinking about a guitar/sax unison jazz fusion collab- your tone would do it!
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tonestones said 2842 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
Let's do it!
I was just listening to some of your tunes. Great tone/technique. I have something I started but never finished that features guitar a sax. Actually two of them. Kind of a Mike Stern/Bob Berg funk jazz feel. Would you be interested in experimenting with it?
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awigze said 2841 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Yes!
That sounds great! Stern and Berg.... aren't they Real Musicians though...??? hehe - however was thinking along those lines... you're gonna have to be real patient with me on that style though... intricate... would love to hear what you have and would love to work with you!
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Wummimann said 2842 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
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the sound of the guitar is better now and your are a very good musician - i like your style
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tonestones said 2842 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Ditto!
I am really impressed with you as well. I really resonate with your style. We must have similar influences.

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Bob6stringer said 2842 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
Dynamic fun from start to finish.
Wicked riffage. Kfaftwerk meets Floyd on guitar amphetamines? Dunno but it's a great outing, from the progressions and humorous, high-interest transitions mix to your playing. It's not just a generic chopfest, it's got melody and a nice dynamic throughout. Great screaming at the end... too bad you had to cut-of the ending so abruptly... an error?
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tonestones said 2842 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
Thanks
Now that I listen to it again the ending was trimmed a bit. The original recording trailed off a little more gracefully.. I'll upload another version soon. Thanks for the comments. I really liked doing this one. The guitar I used was really great. It was a solid body Ovation electric. I don't think they made very many of them. The neck was fantastic and it was really easy to play. I searched for several years to find a guitar with similar action and settled on a PRS-24 (my main guitar now).
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Reggie_Pole said 2841 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Tap tap
Slow down, man. We can't keep up. Round the clock tonestones. So, you have many talents. I knew you were a composer par excellence. Now I see that you have guitar choppage, too. Keep up the good work. The adrenaline rushes are good for me. Heh.
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tonestones said 2841 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Thanks
I've got hundreds of audio projects. Most of them aren't worthy to post here (either too under or over developed or covers). I really appreciate your comments. I do wish I could post some of my covers. I have a really wicked, metal funk version of "crash into the sun" (Jim White).

I love sharing my tunes with other musicians.
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crissew said 2841 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Very cool synth textures
Tapping is fun, never thought of doing a whole song with tapping. Are you using a steinberger? Some of the whammy bar passages sound like a steinberger to me. Kind of an Eddie Van Halen tone too. Enjoyed it!
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tonestones said 2841 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Tapping is fun!
This guitar actually belongs to my sister. It is a solid body Ovation. I haven't seen many of them around. They have great necks and are ideal for tapping. I had that guitar for years, but she eventually wanted it back which forced me to buy my PRS custom-24. This is by far the best guitar I've ever owned. It has a wonderful feel (great solid neck) and has really good diversity of tone.

Thanks.
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Daugrin said 2828 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Tension
Melodic grace and humor, proggy but cool, without the self importance so often associated with that genre. Very impressive trick bag as well. Thank you for posting.
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egobandit said 2828 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
I can just
say that this is like a clock everything so done with precision Remind me of Zappa at his best. Tops in all respects!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
A wonderful experiment
ripping passages that work! Nicely done! That guitar was on fire!
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tonestones said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Great fun
I loved doing this. The original recording for this was a very long time ago. It has held up pretty well.
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen Cover]
papag said 2229 days ago (April 19th, 2011)
Synth and Guitar Dance
Your guitar tones and phrases are superb convey the title well. I really enjoyed listening to this.

thanks for the download :)
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My name is Steve Stone. I live in the San Francisco bay area, originally from Louisville, Ky. College at Indiana University. My focus in school was between music, math and computer science. I played music professionally off and on during the earl... [see more]

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Art rock is a sub-genre of rock music that is characterized by ambitious lyrical themes and melodic or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard pop song forms and toward influences in jazz, classical, or the avant-garde. The art rock

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