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A medley of 2 tunes. The first is the famous piece "Romance" and the other is an original, written by me, based on the structure of "Romance" entitled "Crimson Sunset."

These 2 pieces are my mom's most favorite from what I play. Her birthday is Jan. 1 and I thought of this medley as a present. Happy Birthday Mom...

... and Happy NEW Year to all of you at MJ. May it be a year of success, happiness, love, peace, and... music!

Take care,
- Yeman

PS. I had some strings backing the guitar but didn't manage to get it right so I left it as a solo acoustic piece.

(Update: Argh... I didn't know that the first song would take a few days to be approved. I guess I got the last song of '09?)
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Uploaded: Jan 02, 2010 - 01:15:51 PM
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2010 - 02:42:31 PM Last Played: May 09, 2017 - 12:11:19 PM
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An acoustic guitar, a mic, an audio interface, and a Mac.
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Comments
thoddi said 2700 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
WOW
So good to see/hear you here again Yeman:)

Beautiful playing. I've tried to learn this one, but guess I never put any hard work in to it;) You have developed so much as a guitarist, and impress me with the fine music you manage to let out of your guitar.

Happy New Year Yeman!
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Feter said 2700 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Mom's Favorites
Fine fine work ..crisp production ..good
understanding to the chords .excellent ending
so proud of you ...Thnx alot for sharin !!!

Happy New Year !
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moorlandt said 2700 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
beautiful
so very craftly played and so sweet to dedicate it to your mother. A lush to my ears. Very well done, mate.
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Z293 said 2700 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Abosolutely
Beautiful, nothing else to say.
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magnatone said 2700 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
I Love Mom
Yeman, this is wonderful. as others have said, it's easy to hear how much you've progressed in your skills - although your playing has always been superb - it will just get better and better. very impressive, beautiful touch, welcome home!
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crissew said 2700 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Gorgeously
played and very nice touch on the strings. Amazingly clean playing as well. Great job, very impressed. Loved it.
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ChristopherCihon said 2700 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
What can I say.
It's an honor to see you back Yeman.

This is a solid, masterful performance.

I'm awe struck.

Your playing has reached unlimited heights.

Deepest bows


Chris
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Char said 2699 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
So happy
to have you sharing your talent with us, once more. You are a fine musician. Many thanks.
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Moviz said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
The first
song was always a favourite of mine Yeman and the second one too is a beauty to listen to. So pleased that you and your family are now settled, so I wish you all the best for the future... really nice to see you around here again, regards M
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lavalamp said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Brilliant
So so very lovely. What can I say? Dig this a bunch. Hope you're back for a while.

LL
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MarkHolbrook said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Perfect Yeman
Love hearing you again! Keep 'em coming my friend!
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echoroom said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
15!!!!
I never knew you were 15! Man, you'll be a genius at 18 - you really pushed me on our collab.
Fantastic playing Yeman- beautiful tone and feeling to this. How many takes did you do, you perfectionist?????
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
15!!!!
I think this was take 256... actually, this wasn't as challenging as the rest (10 or so) that I told you about. But I re-recorded this a few times (different days) and compared the results. That's what I came up with...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.
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said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Fab!
Great to have you back, my friend - such a treasure of a gift for your mom.

. - Harold
drakonis said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Luscious
So good to have your magic guitar back here Yeman. What a heartfelt performance and piece of music, thank you for sharing it with us. And a great tribute to our mothers, and to the new year.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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dave_b said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Mom's Favorites
I'm really impressed with your playing, very crisp and clean, great use of harmonics, impeccable timing. Great job!
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Fioretti said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
great
Love the tone of your guitar, simply superb. Those harmonics are perfect! You're very skilled...it's great to see other younger members here. Nice work!
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johnwhitehead said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Mom
Gorgeous playing. Really enjoyed these piece. Your Mom should be VERY proud!
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Vic Holman said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
mother knows best
good to hear you here again Yeman.

lovely tune and excellent guitar playing as we all have come to respect.
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Reggie_Pole said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
A Mom with good taste
Wonderful. This doesn't need any backing. It's a standalone beauty.
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DarkPlanet said 2699 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Welcome Back!

It is good to hear you advance as you get older, gorgeous guitar here!

Tom
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dajama said 2698 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Beautiful
Very nice. Lovely playing, great crisp sound, and a great sentiment behind the dedication. Very cool. Happy New Year to you, too. Peace.
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FEEL said 2698 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
Bravo!
Enjoyed
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Ibstrat said 2697 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
Fantastic
playing, your use of harmonics is superb.Are you sure you aren't 30?
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eleveneyes said 2697 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Simply
beautiful. I'm glad you left it as a solo piece. I especially like the segue from Romance to Crimson Sunset - the harmonic stuff is incredible!
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lengold said 2697 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Really, really
pleased to see you back Yeman and hope that life in the US is as good as you expected.
Truly beautiful playing.
Cheers
Len

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bud said 2696 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Great work Yeman
beautifully played. What a nice thing to do for your Mom - she must be thrilled. Welcome back to MJ!
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blaky smith said 2696 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Nice tribute
Great post with this beautiful guitar playing, so nicely played in these 2 pieces. It's good to hear you again Yeman.
Thanks you very much, all the best for you and yours in this new year...
Marc
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jibes said 2695 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Good going
Would make a mom proud I'm sure. Great chops!
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jiguma said 2695 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Lovely playing Yeman
Welcome back to MJ - you've been missed. Hope you're settling well into life in the US.
Neil
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guygrooves said 2694 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Good to have you back
Missed you bro. Beautiful performance. You wished your Mom a happy Birthday I am curious.. when is her birthday? I ask because my Mom's is Dec 31st.
Peace
Guy
P.S. our collab will be coming eventually I promise... sorry it is taking so long.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2691 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Sir Guy...
... good to hear from you. My mom's birthday is 1/1...

Thanks for the kind words and can't wait to hear the final version.
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damiengh said 2693 days ago (January 9th, 2010)
Delicate
Love your delicate touch and letting those strings, ring the way you do. Your sensitivity makes that happen, with your pleasant pauses. This really flows. Your Mom must be so proud. So glad to have met you in person, and hope to again in the future.
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kristyjo said 2693 days ago (January 9th, 2010)
Love the package
The segue from the 'old stand-by' to your original "Crimson Sunset" is wonderful. Very sensitive playing. I'm glad you re-recorded this until you got it just right. A fine tribute to your mom.
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Jarvoid said 2684 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Right you,
you little bugger...a)where have you been ? ... b) what was the meaning of putting Fullers Blues on You Tube and driving me nuts trying to learn it...( It Hurt ! ! )..c) Welcome back !! Stick around :)

Jarv the Oid
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Dadai.2 said 2684 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
simply...

enjoyable elegance on acoustic guitar. Yeman, this is lovely. Excellent composition. Your heart speaks through your inspired guitar playing.
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Scott Carmichael said 2674 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
Yes Yeman
there are so many folks who play acoustic guitar... you are playing the emotions here... not just the notes... and you are so patient to extract all that is available from each moment...

bravo

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BirdmanWayne94 said 2672 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
A pleasure...
... to see your comment here Sir Scott. Thank you so much for the kind words.

Can I have YOUR autograph? :)
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Roxylee said 2672 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
Yeman!
So good to hear you in here again! This is simply gorgeous playing. And it so good to see your love for your mom in a world where many teens act like their parents are invisible.
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tonestones said 2664 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Beautifully expressive.
I love the overtones, harmonics. Masterfully played and recorded.
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Dharma_Logos said 2664 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Beautiful
Your fingers are tone incarnate.
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Heightened said 2631 days ago (March 11th, 2010)
Excellent
Superb in fact
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michaeljayklein said 2559 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
You are married to that guitar!
And it loves you right back Yeman. Beautiful, beautiful work here--I could listen to you play for hours on end and still want more. Keep up the WONDERFUL work! Applause!
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A 19-year-old acoustic/fingerstyle guitarist. Originally born and raised in Iraq but currently living in MI, USA. I was a previous member at MJ under "Birdman Wayne" but I had to leave for a while (a bit over a year). I finally made it back here u... [see more]

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