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Another solo, nautical inspired post. This time an instrumental.

On my previous MJ post, Adrift On The Tide, the guitar was recorded using the direct output of an L.R. Baggs "Lyric" pickup that I installed in my self-made 000 acoustic guitar.

Whilst the recording was better and more natural sounding than any under saddle pickup I have used previously, it still wasn't quite what I was looking for, so on this fingerstyle instrumental I have blended in a small diaphragm condenser mic as well to see what I can achieve.

Lyric on the left channel, AKG Perception 170 condenser on the right (about six inches off the 12th fret angled towards the sound hole).

There are a few string squeaks and body noises, the guitar is very resonant, but that's what it sounds like single take, direct to record...

The piece is in D major (but the second bridge drifts into D minor..) at 114 bpm if anyone feels the urge to add an arrangement. Please be my guest.

Regards,

Peter :-)
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Morning Watch – Peter Bowen (April 2013)
4/4, D major - 114 bpm

[ D ] [ A7sus4 ] [ D/F# G6 ] [ A7 ]
[ Em7 A7 ] [ Em7 A7 ] [ Em7 A7 ] [ Asus2 ]
[ D ] [ A7sus4 ] [ D/F# G6 ] [ A7 ]
[ Em7 A7 ] [ Em7 A7 ] [ Em7 A7 ] [ D ]

Bridge 1
[ Bm7 ] [ F#m7 ] [ Am7 ] [ G ]
[ F# ] [ Bm7 ] [ G ] [ A7 ]

[ D ] [ A7sus4 ] [ D/F# G6 ] [ A7 ]
[ Em7 A7 ] [ Em7 A7 ] [ Em7 A7 ] [ D ]

Bridge 2
[ Asus4/F ] [ Am7 ] [ E ] [ Asus2 ]
[ Asus4/F ] [ Am7 ] [ F ] [ G ]

[ D ] [ A7sus4 ] [ D/F# G6 ] [ A7 ]
[ Em7 A7 ] [ Em7 A7 ] [ Em7 A7 ] [ D ]
[ Em7 A7 ] [ Em7 A7 ] [ Em7 D6 Dbdim/D ] [ D ]

with embellishments...
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Uploaded: Apr 08, 2013 - 02:41:41 AM
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2013 - 06:47:41 AM Last Played: Jan 05, 2015 - 08:21:54 PM
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jiguma said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Very relaxing
.......... on a stressed afternoon. Looking at the darkening sea as I watch. Very nice playing Peter.
Cheers from the north.
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PeterB7858 said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Noodle around...
Thanks for the kind words, Neil. I hope things aren't too stressful. Just get out your Seagull and noodle around for awhile. Your blood pressure will drop, I guarantee. Take care, Peter.
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jiguma said 1443 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Thanks Peter
Part of my stress at the moment is the removal of a major "lesion" on the back of my left hand. Not malignant luckily, but a big gash that makes Seagulling a little painful at the moment. All good though - it's slowly improving and I should be back to playing in a week or two. Cheers, N
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PeterB7858 said 1442 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Break a leg...
Hope it all goes well, Neil. Good luck. Regards, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Morning Watch
Beautiful. Outstanding tone to the guitar - crisp yet full. I think you've been getting excellent sounds from acoustic guitars for some time now, but it's hard to imagine what would sound better than this. As for the music itself, a gently flowing piece that is very satisfying! Excellent in all respects!
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PeterB7858 said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Channeling JT
Thanks for the very supportive comments, Philip. I came up with the song structure yesterday morning at 5 am, channeling some JT chord progressions. I am quite happy with how it has turned out. Still a bit of EQ tweaking required but it is pretty close to how I would like it be. When I get a moment I will put the chords up. Talk soon, Peter.
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Skean said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Morning Watch
Instrumental or not, it's always a pleasure to listen on something from your studio, Peter, thanks for sharing, peace.
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PeterB7858 said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
As always
Thanks, as always for your kind words and support, Kenta. Take care, Peter.
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DWL said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
I like the sqeaks!
I like the fact you can hear the guitar itself. The squeaks and noises give this a beautifully natural feel.

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
New strings
Thanks, Dick. I like them, too. New strings just sound that way... I appreciate you dropping by. Take care, Peter.
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alackbass said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Morning Watch
What a beautiful piece and so beautifully played! Great tone! I'm am so insane with jealousy right now! Downloaded!
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PeterB7858 said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Going green...
Thanks, Andrew. Glad you like it. I am happy with the way it is sounding. Insanely jealous is good :-) Take care, Peter.
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lyzak said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Morning Watch
Lovely, confident touch on your self-made guitar, and tune! I can feel the occasional salty mist hitting my face - even though I'm in the dessert and it's bone dry.
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PeterB7858 said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Desert isle
Thank you, Greg. Ships of the desert, instead? Take care, mate. Regards, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
great sound peter
you really capture the sound as one would hear as one played. the arrangement is pretty sweet as well
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PeterB7858 said 1445 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
An exercise...
Thanks, Vic. It was an exercise in trying to get the sound right but I'm glad the progression worked OK, too. Your support is always appreciated. Regards, Peter.
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Relic67 said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
beautiful
wow, you captured the acoustic sound beautifully. and the tune itself is lovely. Very peaceful and relaxing. It does evoke a morning out on the water. Applause!
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PeterB7858 said 1445 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
A nautical ride
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I appreciate it. I am on a nautical ride at the moment so I'm glad it evoked a water ride. Take care, Peter.
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PaulaMunk said 1446 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Lovely.
I could imagine you were right here, playing for me alone. You have a great gift. Thank you.
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PeterB7858 said 1445 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
A gift...
Thank you for the delightful comment, Char. My partner, Judy, might say I had a gift for spending money... There is always one more bit of audio/music or fishing equipment that I just HAVE to have :-) Nice way to live though. Kind regards, Peter.
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Les_Kloo said 1445 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
Morning watch
A beauty.
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PeterB7858 said 1445 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks, Les. Glad you were able to drop by for a listen. I appreciate it. Take care, Peter.
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egobandit said 1445 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
string squeaks
I love string squeaks, man this is beautiful love the picking such a lovely tone!
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PeterB7858 said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Organic
Thanks, Tim. The acoustic guitar is such a wonderful instrument, it sounds so I'm alive sometimes. Very organic. Glad you thought this was OK. Thanks for dropping by. Regards, Peter.
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MartinD28 said 1445 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
Whoa!
Lovely guitar picking and what a fantastic tone/sound. Sounds so professional. Thanks for sharing the technical side of your search for tone. Very encouraging to know a professional sound can be achieved in a home studio. Thanks! Brad
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PeterB7858 said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Fun
Thanks, Brad. I appreciate your comments. Glad you liked it. It is pretty impressive what we can do today in terms of home recording. Fun! Take care, Peter.
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Loob said 1445 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
Nice tone on the gtr...
As usual, very nicely played. Much enjoyed! You da man on the acoustic Pete!
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PeterB7858 said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Love playing...
Thanks, Freddy. I love playing the acoustic guitar, so I am enjoying trying to record it well, too. Talk soon, my friend. Regards, Peter.
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ste said 1445 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
great
progressions and you have a nice touch. well played
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PeterB7858 said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Just fiddling...
Glad the progressions came across OK. Just fiddling really, as always 😉. Thanks for dropping by. Regards, Peter.
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mystrag said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Great
A catchy tune with a great melody and playing. Makes me want to add a few synth and electric guitar layers, but I'm afraid I'll just ruin this beauty. :) Cheers.
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PeterB7858 said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
More than happy
Thanks for stopping by for a listen, Jay. Glad you liked it. More than happy for you to add to it if you feel so inclined. No problems. Take care, man. Regards, Peter.
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Morning Watch
Sorry I'm late on this Peter ... this is a beautiful song and the guitar has a wonderful bright yet warm tone. The squeaks and noises are all part of that wonderful acoustic sound and gives the tune that "i'm in the room listening to you play" feel ... lovely progressions. Well done.
Cheers
SG
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PeterB7858 said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Amazing
You know as well as any of us, Stan, what an amazing instrument the acoustic guitar is to play. I'm just glad I am able to get a half decent tune out of it occasionally. Thanks for the kind words. Take care, Peter.
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Garni said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Morning Watch
I am picturing myself on this yacht with you and listening your beautiful music! What a way to chill out :) Wonderful work mate!

G-)
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PeterB7858 said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Evocative ☺
Hey Gerald, thanks for jumping aboard for a listen. I am glad that this piece was able to evoke a nautical image for you. I appreciate you comments and time. Take care, mate. Regards, Peter.
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bud said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Beautiful recording
I'd say you succeeded rather well in capturing a natural sound. Nice bit of writing and playing as well.
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PeterB7858 said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Thanks!
Bud, thanks so much for dropping by. I take a guitar with me whenever I can and just use it to create and relax. If I can capture the instrument's wonderful, organic sound half decently then it is a task worth pursuing. Take care, Peter.
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rodii said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Wow
This is beautiful. That's on a homemade guitar? Impressive.
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PeterB7858 said 1442 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
From scratch
Thanks, Rod. Glad you liked it. I made the guitar completely from scratch (from blocks of fine Australian tone woods) at a luthier course here in Melbourne, Australia, Thomas Lloyd Guitars. It was a fantastic experience and the finished product is wonderful. Take care, Peter.
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johnwhitehead said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Watch
Lovely clean playing, Peter. Love your ideas, and where you take this, too. A beautifully performed and recorded piece.
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PeterB7858 said 1442 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Appreciative
Thanks, John. Glad this short piece turned out OK. I appreciate your support. Kind regards, Peter/
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Symphony101 said 1442 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
So beautiful
Very nice piece Peter.
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PeterB7858 said 1442 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Supportive
Hi Yves. Thanks you for taking the time to listen this short instrumental and leave a supportive comment. I am glad you liked it. Kind regards, Peter.
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FEEL said 1442 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
wow!
Excellent. Love the control and what a nice melody. Enjoyed throughout. Thanks for sharing.
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PeterB7858 said 1442 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Glad
Hey John, so glad you could drop by. I appreciate your kind words. Take care, Peter.
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richard13 said 1442 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Everything about this is lovely Peter
The melody, the accompaniment, the guitar tone, the playing, even the vocal is perfect ;-)

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PeterB7858 said 1442 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Perfect pitch...
Thanks, Richard. A wise man says nothing when he has nothing to say. Glad the playing said it all. Regards, Peter.
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tokai said 1441 days ago (April 13th, 2013)
Well played
sir! Obviously you know a thing or two about the guitar but mostly to play it with feeling. Thank you the feeling you convey so well in this piece.
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PeterB7858 said 1440 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
Most welcome
Thanks, Steve. A most welcome compliment. I appreciate your kind words. Take care, Peter.
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Fire_Angel said 1441 days ago (April 13th, 2013)
Sounds beautiful.
Beautifully recorded and played, serene music with a relaxing feel to it. Thanks for posting it here.
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PeterB7858 said 1440 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
Supportive
Thanks for finding the time to drop by and have a listen to this piece. I appreciate your very supportive comments. Kind regards, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 1440 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
A
lovely piece of music Peter and a lovely tone to your guitar with some very precise finger work.
A very nice melody and a great recording, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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PeterB7858 said 1440 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
Glad
Hey, Bob. Great to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words. Glad you thought it turned out OK. Take care, Peter.
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VicDiesel said 1440 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
Smooth sailing
Or maybe it feels like you're back in the harbour, and enjoying a beer after a hard day's work?

Lovely guitar work.
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PeterB7858 said 1440 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
Slaving
Thanks, Vic. A beer sounds just about right (after a not-so-hard day slaving over the fretboard...). Thanks for dropping by the club. Regards, Peter.
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magnatone said 1440 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
Morning Watch
Excellent in every imaginable way - what a terrific piece of work! thanks for the treat!
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PeterB7858 said 1438 days ago (April 16th, 2013)
Appreciative
Thanks you so much for dropping by and commenting so wonderfully, Karen. I really appreciate your time. Kind regards, Peter.
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Hydrogen3 said 1437 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
Very nice!
light feel in the sound. I can hear other parts that could go very well. This song has many possibilities or stand alone on its own! :)
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PeterB7858 said 1436 days ago (April 18th, 2013)
Feel free
Thanks, H3. I appreciate you dropping by. Feel free to add to/alter the track if you feel so inclined. PM me if you want separates. Kind regards, Peter.
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Bowman said 1435 days ago (April 19th, 2013)
I
agree squeaks and all are perfect for such a beautiful sun-lit cruise. I can almost feel the cool breeze, salty mist on my face and smell of the sea.
Lovely work Peter.
Cheers,
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PeterB7858 said 1434 days ago (April 20th, 2013)
In agreement!
Thanks kindly, Charlie. I think a beer is in order, too :-) Take care, Peter.
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WharmtonRise said 1434 days ago (April 20th, 2013)
Heh!
Do you know how much time they take over sampling string squeaks and body noises in those mega expensive sound libraries??? Seriously though fantastic work.Super composition and just great playing and an excellent recording to my ears. Much enjoyed. Thanks for the D/L
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PeterB7858 said 1434 days ago (April 20th, 2013)
DL :-)
Thanks, Andrew. Acoustic guitars are very organic instruments, which is a big part of their appeal for me. Glad you thought this was OK. Kind regards, Peter.
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TobinMueller said 1430 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
daydreams billowing in the breezes
Fabulous feel. Really well recorded. Just right. Easy and sweet. Thanks for sharing this. Dreaming above the waves, daydreams billowing in the breezes
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PeterB7858 said 1425 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Evocative
Thanks, Tobin. I'm glad it was able to evoke a sense of the sea and good times. I appreciate your kind words. Take care, Peter.
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sschedra said 1230 days ago (November 10th, 2013)
Pete,
Never apologize for the very natural and wonderful sounds that are an effect of the acoustic process. This is a crisp and pleasant recording and the piece and performance are top notch. Like the sound of the Maton and I think you captured a lot of character with this miking technique.
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PeterB7858 said 943 days ago (August 24th, 2014)
Bit later...
Thanks, Stephen. Bit late in acknowledging your comment. Sorry! Yes, I like capturing the "character" of a live performance. Acoustic guitars a re such organic instruments. Take care, Peter.
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Ace-T said 951 days ago (August 16th, 2014)
great playing - great sound
This real got me - a nice and easy composition - perfect
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PeterB7858 said 943 days ago (August 24th, 2014)
Aiming for
Thanks, Ace. Relaxed and at ease were what I was aiming for. Glad it came across okay. Take care, Peter.
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