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Silent Night


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Philip18

 Genre: Acoustic

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A Christmas gift - enjoy!

Two guitars - acoustic steel strings on the left, nylon on the right. Bass and a synth choir effect. Apologies for a few of the notes, but I hope the overall effect is calming.

Thanks to all the MacJams community - I've loved being here this year. I hope you all have a Happy Christmas!

The artwork is one of Van Gogh's starry nights. Magnificent.
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Uploaded: Dec 17, 2011 - 01:00:55 AM
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2011 - 01:00:55 AM Last Played: Mar 03, 2017 - 01:03:01 PM
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michaeljayklein said 2132 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Silent Night
This was indeed, very calming and bright. Beautiful playing from you Philip and the chorus gave this a nice starlit glow. Thank YOU for being here and for all the rewarding and enjoyable work you've shared with us over the past year. Merrie Christmas to you and yours Philip and thanks again!
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Philip18 said 2132 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Merry Christmas
Thanks, Michael!
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Char said 2132 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Ah,
well, we are lucky you found MacJams. Excellent version of Silent Night. Guitars are perfect. The other sounds kind of cradle the guitar. Merry Christmas. Thank you.
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Philip18 said 2132 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks
I'm glad you enjoyed it, Char. I did like the sound of the synth providing a bed for the guitars, and appreciate your comment about that. Happy Christmas!

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Narad said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Silent Night
Very nice Christmas gift ! Thanks for sharing this little gem ! :)
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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
My pleasure!
Have a great Christmas!
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neilh79 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Silent Night
I actually have a print of this artwork on my wall really is a lovely pic. Your playing here is so sweet love the harmonics at the end great job Philip
Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks.
Yes, it's a great painting, Neil. He was a genius. Thanks for comments on the song - glad you enjoyed it!
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alackbass said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Silent Night
Lovely rendition! The tone of your instruments are beautiful!
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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Andrew. Re the instruments, I'm using a new mike (a Blue Yeti) that is capturing the sound much better. Still might need your help on EQ settings for acoustic guitars at some stage! Have a great Christmas!
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woofer3 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Silent night
these carols bring back a million memories - when I was a child - when I was a teenager - when I had my own kids and now my grandchildren... you have created a pure and touching performance without taking anything away from the original. So pure. Thank you.
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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, John. In all the rush and commercialism that has struck Christmas, there are still, for most of us, a great many positive memories associated with it. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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magnatone said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Silent Night
about as beautiful as it gets philip - thank you, and happy christmas to you!
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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks, Karen - same to you!
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PeterB7858 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Inviting
Very nicely done, Philip. It does have a very calming effect and, for such a familiar tune, it sounded fresh and inviting. Liked the synth choir effect. Glad you have enjoyed your time at MJ. Talk soon, Peter.
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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad it helped to keep things calm at this busy time of year! And thanks for leading me into MJ community - I look forward to more projects in 2012! There are, however, some areas in which you've led me astray: http://www.epinions.com/review/G_L_Tribute_Legacy_Blueburst_with_Rosewood_Fretboard_and_Pearl_Pickguard/content_517148741252
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richard13 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
A wonderful, warm rendition
by someone who plays very well (in spite of a few hiccups, which I didn't hear). This is really lovely and closer in spirit to what the season is all about. Thank you, I have taken a copy.
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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Richard. Thanks for downloading - always a big compliment! Have a great Christmas!
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Soundhound said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Very Very Nice.....
Not an easy tune to play on guitar, not something I would even try.....

But you've done an outstanding job......

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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks
I appreciate your comments, Tony. I must say it took me longer than I thought it might to get it to the stage where was prepared to share it! Let's hope all our stars align! Cheers. Philip.
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Llarion said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Very sweet...
Warm and loving arrangement. I can feel the fire and taste the cocoa... :)
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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks
You sit back and enjoy the season, Phil! Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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TvRicky said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Oh so many memories unfold.
You have actually brought tears to my eyes..So many memories attached to this Ultra Classic.. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year all.

TvRicky
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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks
It is a beautiful tune which has a lot of emotion contained in it. I'm glad I was able to display some of that. Thanks for listening!
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kristyjo said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Ah, the two guitars at Christmas genre-
I love your offering of guitar duo music for the holiday season. The overall effect is wonderful. I'd go a step beyond calming, and give it a 'peaceful.' The additional instruments really enhance it, too.
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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Personally, I subscribe to the philosophy of "the more guitars the better", but I'm learning that sometimes less is more... I might even try something with just one guitar at some stage :-) Glad you liked the version and that you found it peaceful - high praise indeed!
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Pete_NB said 2130 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Great sounds
I love the sounds and playing, performed and blended wonderfully!
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Philip18 said 2130 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Pete - especially glad you thought the elements were blended well, as that's something I'm trying to work on. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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Bob Rodgers said 2130 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
A
great version of this wonderful song Philip, love the blend of the two guitars with your playing, beautiful and very much enjoyed!
Happy Christmas!

Bob
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Philip18 said 2130 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Thanks
I appreciate the comments, Bob - thanks for listening!
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smokey bacon jnr said 2130 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
very christmassy
Put me in a very festive mood - reflective yet uplifting. Very nice playing - I didn't notice any bum notes. Merry christmas!
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Philip18 said 2130 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Thanks
I'm very pleased it put you in a festive mood! Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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jfisenne said 2130 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Silent Night
This is one of my favorite Christmas songs. Nice guitar playing throughout. Thanks for posting this.
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Philip18 said 2130 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Thanks
It's certainly a favourite of mine - thanks for listening and taking the time to comment!
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GTRocker said 2128 days ago (December 20th, 2011)
Merry Christmas Philip
Beautifully played . . my favourite Christmas time song
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Philip18 said 2128 days ago (December 20th, 2011)
Thanks
It is a beautiful tune, Graham. Glad you enjoyed it!

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TheReverendAG said 2128 days ago (December 20th, 2011)
Awesome arrangement
1. The recording quality of this is amazing.
2. Great guitar playing
3. I honestly could have done without the chorus effect. I think your guitar work stands on it's own
4. I rarely download anything on Macjams, but I'm definitely grabbing this.

Well done.
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Philip18 said 2127 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Andrew. Re the effects, I presume you're talking about the synth choir? I was trying to get a "churchy" feel to it, but I take your point about the guitars. Probably a bit of "kid-in-a-candy-store" approach here - try everything and see how it goes. Sometimes you regret things - there are a few of my songs that when I listen to them after time has passed I wonder what I was thinking! I'll keep what you say in mind - thanks for the close listening.
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Jarvoid said 2127 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
This is my
all time favourite Christmas Song,Tune,Carol...I took an absolute liberty with it last year...this restores it to where it rightfully belongs ,beautifully played atmospherically and sensitively produced and delivered like a present under the tree ....Thanks and a Merry Christmas.

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Philip18 said 2127 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Thanks
I went back and had a listen to your version and left a comment - certainly it's a bit different from this one :-) Glad you enjoyed it - thanks for listening!
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Cori Ander said 2127 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Simply
Beautiful!
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Philip18 said 2127 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Simply
Thank you!
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rtcooper said 2126 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Thank you.
I like The Choir, too.
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Philip18 said 2126 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
The choir
That choir effect doesn't appeal to everyone, but I think it sets the piece in the Christmas mood! Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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Dadai.2 said 2125 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
Oh yes...
Philip, this is indeed a heavenly rendition of that old Christmas hymn. Guitars shimmering like the stars in Van Gogh's painting. Lovely... beautiful playing. Thanks.

D
Philip18 said 2124 days ago (December 24th, 2011)
Thanks
A beautiful compliment - much appreciated!
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sammydix said 2122 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
SN
thought i'd prob heard this song done in every way possible, but this rendition gives it yet another lovely touch. love the guitar performance.
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Philip18 said 2122 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Sammy. It is a beautiful tune and I love playing it! Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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falcef said 2115 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Silent Night
A song Tipycal Christmas Franz Gruber 1818. Steel Guitars great executions. Bye Happy new Year 2012. falcef
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Philip18 said 2114 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed the tune - thanks for listening and taking the time to leave a comment!
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