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My Guitar


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thetiler

 Genre: Classical

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This a guitar solo piece I composed. I made this guitar (I've only made 4 or 5 so the guitar is not an Andre Segovia model.

I installed abalone inlay around the body facing and an abalone tree of life. I have a deep respect for those crafts people that do abalone work. I don't mean diving, that too but making those precise cuts in the fretboard to get the abalone to hug tight. That is tuff to do!

I don't know if you'll catch it, but see if you can hear a little Classical Gas infuence. I can play that piece but I don't want to upload it because it is commercial.
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Hits: 5297
Comments: 18
Fans: 4
Plays: 411
Downloads: 223
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Jan 13, 2005 - 11:26:34 PM
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2006 - 01:18:31 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 04:54:43 PM
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The guitar I made. External mic,
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Comments
Peter Greenstone said 4664 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
Very nice
Nice complex guitar work there. The only thing that bugs
me is that parts of the melody sound almost exactly like a
very famous guitar melody that I can't seem to remember
the name of right now.

I'm impressed with anyone who can build a functioning
guitar. I once made my own electric when I was taking a
woodshop class years ago. It has since been stripped for
parts.
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Tom Atwood said 4664 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
renaissance feel
I like this piece, and love the sound of your guitar. It has a
real 'old world' feel to it, sounds almost like a lute in the
quiet passages. Where's a picture of it?


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thetiler said 4664 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
renaissance feel
To: atwood1956

Thanks for noticing the old world sound in there.
I'll check again and see if the picture upload works.

Bill



Authored by: atwood1956 on Friday, January 14 2005 @ 06:08 AM CST

I like this piece, and love the sound of your guitar. It has a
real 'old world' feel to it, sounds almost like a lute in the
quiet passages. Where's a picture of it?

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thetiler said 4664 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
A little Classical Gas influence
To: pgreenstone

I was influenced by Mason William's Classical Gas.

There is a little structure of it in there. I pulled a few other
of my own original pieces influences as well.

I did upload a picture but I received a message stating
that there was an error and that they are trying to take
care of it.
I will try again and see if I can add the picture.

Thanks
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Scorpjammer said 4663 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
Boy Oh Boy!
I wonder what you'll compose when you build the guitar of your dreams.:) Great playing. If you ever make it to PA, you must take the tour at the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, PA. In spite of some of the hi tech machinery they use to produce their guitars, the mother-of-pearl inlaying is still done by hand. I'm sure you would love chatting with these artisans. It's really cool to walk through and hear the artisans "testing" the product.

http://www.martinguitar.com/

Play on!
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thetiler said 4663 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
Boy Oh Boy!
To; Scorpjammer

I did visit an acoustical guitar factory in Monterey Ca. it was very interesting.
I don't make any now, I used quite a few tools to make the one I play. There
are some real fine craftsmen that use very few tools and make masterpieces.
You wonder how they do it.

I miss very much the guitar I had years ago, it was a Ramerize Guitar, it was
fairly expensive but it sure had a nice tone. It was an Andre Segovia model.
But it blew off my truck going down the highway:) and I never saw it again!





y Oh Boy!

Authored by: Scorpjammer on Friday, January 14 2005 @ 04:11 PM CST

I wonder what you'll compose when you build the guitar of your dreams.:)
Great playing. If you ever make it to PA, you must take the tour at the Martin
Guitar Factory in Nazareth, PA. In spite of some of the hi tech machinery they
use to produce their guitars, the mother-of-pearl inlaying is still done by
hand. I'm sure you would love chatting with these artisans. It's really cool to
walk through and hear the artisans "testing" the product.

http://www.martinguitar.com/

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netgui said 4663 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
well
Well composed, well executed, good guitar :-)

Sometimes there is like a curling of one string but maybe it's the mic or my ears :-)

Really great song and really long, that's a sport !

How comes you have'nt build your Mac by yourself ;-)?
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thetiler said 4663 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
well
To: netgui

Maybe I can get Steve to let me learn the ropes of his factory:)

Thanks for the post!


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juedm said 4663 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
Interesting tho!
I does have a few (or more) bars of C.G. in there, sure
sounds like it to me.

That's some nice playing your doing there!

8's UP
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thetiler said 4663 days ago (January 15th, 2005)
Interesting tho!
To: : juedm

Thanks, I enjoyed playing it. Mason Williams, I think wrote one of the best
instrumentals of that era i think. There really isn't a whole lot of the CG in
there but I like the drive of it and you can get into an almost flamingoish
feeling kind of going in and out of an E cord to and Am and the things that
those cords can give birth to. There are a few runs that are similar to my tune
"Away We Go" as well.

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Bob Ancona said 4663 days ago (January 15th, 2005)
"My Guitar" take 2
Bill,

I didn't vote on this one because I didn't want to bring
down your score. I like the composition. But the recorded
sound and the technique could use some improvement
IMHO.

The recorded sound is hollow and tinny. And the noise
floor is high enough to be distracting. Better mic(s) would
make all the difference in the world. What kind of
interface are you using between your mic and the
computer? Any preamp?

Your technique suffers a bit in this piece as well. Just
sounds a little ragged around the edges and thin,
especially, the trebles. Maybe some more practice to
polish things up and bit. And maybe a better nail angle
on the trebles.

Hope you take this as constructive criticism. I like a
number of your pieces, and I think with some work, this
one could be added to the list.


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thetiler said 4663 days ago (January 15th, 2005)
"My Guitar" take 2
Bob Ancona

Thanks for the critique, I guess I wouldn't glean the best that MacJams.com
has to offer if I don't try to understand what people are saying and try to get
better.


Thanks for stopping by.


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said 4662 days ago (January 16th, 2005)
A Little Trivia
It was Mason Williams who came up with teh idea of "Pat
Paulsen for President". He used to write for the Smothers
Brothers show.
thetiler said 4661 days ago (January 16th, 2005)
A Little Trivia
To; Mungo

I love that piece. But I have played it to death.
Got expand my menu of great guitar tunes.


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said 4661 days ago (January 16th, 2005)
Can't get enough...
You can come and play guitar in my band anytime you
want. Well... I don't have one at the moment except for
the virtual Postludes Trio. But, nonetheless... by the way, I
love the way you slip in little snippets of songs from the
sixties (Tommy in an earlier piece and now a litlle Mason
Williams?). Cool.

Beautiful.

Jack
said 4661 days ago (January 16th, 2005)
Can't get enough...
I forgot...

8-7-7-8

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Making melody with your heart...
thetiler said 4661 days ago (January 16th, 2005)
Can't get enough...
Dadai

Your so kind!

Thanks for the posts.

Good luck!!

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said 3787 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
NICE
I can identify the classical gas influence, but this is superbly rich in it own right
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