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Two Friends


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Philip18

 Genre: Smooth Jazz

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I used the chords and sort of the melody from a song posted earlier called "One More Friend". Just a chance to play around with guitars, really. I called it Two Friends because the guitars are a Fender (lead) and Gibson (fills), and they're a couple of my good friends!
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Hits: 2198
Comments: 68
Fans: 32
Plays: 218
Downloads: 33
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jun 26, 2013 - 05:42:35 PM
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2013 - 05:42:35 PM Last Played: Apr 18, 2017 - 07:22:06 PM
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Hardware:
MacBook Pro
Fender Stratocaster (for the lead)
Gibson Howard Roberts (for the fills)
Software:
Garageband
Comments
Fire_Angel said 1400 days ago (June 26th, 2013)
Wow, smooth is right.
The guitar playing on this would make many a justly famous player proud. Lots of folk can make a guitar scream and shout but not so many can make it sing softly as you have done here.
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Philip18 said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate your generous comment - thanks for stopping by!
Llarion said 1400 days ago (June 26th, 2013)
A lovely dance...
Beautiful springtime-ish kind of mood... Sweet and airy tone... A gentle, kind, and delightful musical trip.. Love the B-section... Awesome job!!
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Philip18 said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Phil. Yes, I was happy with the flow into the B section. Thanks for listening and for leaving a comment - much appreciated!
LisaHawbaker said 1400 days ago (June 26th, 2013)
two friends
nice piece, very smooth, great friends:)
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Philip18 said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Smooth
Thanks, Lisa, for listening and for the nice comment - much appreciated!
MikeRobinson said 1400 days ago (June 26th, 2013)
Nice bridge
A little face-forward on the mix, but a very creative and engaging melody. Thanks!
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Philip18 said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked the melody, Mike. I'm not quite sure what you mean by "face-forward", but I'll have another listen and pay attention to where everything is! Thanks for listening and for the comment - much appreciated!
Doug Somers said 1400 days ago (June 26th, 2013)
Good friends to have around...
Almost reminds me of a mix of Acoustic Alchemy whilst visiting Nashville. Lovely tone here Philip with a sprightly lead and a deft touch. I get warmth and comfort from this piece. You have such a high level of control that it sounds easy to play. I suspect otherwise.

Do you have a preference between the 2 guitars?
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Philip18 said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Hi Doug
Thanks for the comments - I'd be very happy to play along with Acoustic Alchemy! :-) Do I have a preference between the guitars? They are very different in tone. The Strat is more versatile, but I've had the Gibson since 1974 so I'm very attached to it. It has a warmth that is hard to beat. The Strat is a more recent purchase after I realised I "needed" a Fender - I do like the clucky tone the single coil pickups give, and my earliest guitar hero was Hank Marvin. So the preference depends on what and where I'm playing, but the Gibson is my emotional favourite! However, keep in mind PeterB7858's comment that I'm the "man with too many guitars" so there are a few others in the family that cry for attention, too...
Garni said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Two Friends
Wonderful listen on this cold afternoon.
A nice soothing piece here Philip.

G-)
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Philip18 said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Hi Gerald
Thanks for that comment - much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed it.
Narad said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Two Friends
Why not three ?
Excellent listen as always ! :)
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Philip18 said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Thanks
Why not three? Good question! In fact there are four guitar tracks in the mix :-) Thanks for stopping by - much appreciated!
Sigmund said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Two Friends
Yup, sounds just like two friends engaged in a conversation. Lovely piece, Philip - nice touch with the strings. Enjoyed!
Sig
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Philip18 said 1400 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Thanks
Those guitars were brought up liking quite different music, but they seem to get along OK in this piece! Thanks for listening and for the comment, Sig - much appreciated!
jiguma said 1399 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Nice tone there Philip!
A very pleasant instrumental - the Strat just sings.
I'd suggest leaving a few extra seconds on the end of your bounces though. It was a bit disappointing when the fade cut out so quickly.
Cheers,
N
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Philip18 said 1399 days ago (June 28th, 2013)
Hi Neil
Thanks for the comments - much appreciated. RE the fades, I think I should get someone to do the final mix for me. I hear there's someone up the coast who has a good ear :-)
CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1399 days ago (June 28th, 2013)
two friends
very nice tones and playing. nice atmosphere.
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Philip18 said 1399 days ago (June 28th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you like it, Graham. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
groovehounds said 1398 days ago (June 28th, 2013)
Two Friends
Hi Philip, I'm commenting under my new pg for my band ....
This is lovely. Opposites make good friends, I love that gibson! What a beauty ... and wonderful tones on the fender. Really good playing Philip and a relaxing melody to end my week.
Cheers
SG
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Philip18 said 1398 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Hi Stan
Glad you liked those guitar tones, Stan! Thanks for stopping by!
alackbass said 1398 days ago (June 28th, 2013)
Two Friends
Very nice tune. The bridge is particularly strong. Nicely played throughout. Great chime from the Strat. The Gibson is super warm. They compliment each other beautifully.
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Philip18 said 1398 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Hi Andrew
Thanks for the comment - Im glad the different guitar tones show through! And yes, I think the bridge turned out sweet - a bit of luck there!
woofer3 said 1398 days ago (June 28th, 2013)
Two Friends
I enjoyed this instrumental and the lovely bridge which took it away so gently and the brought it back with such ease. This reminded me of some of the music that was around in the early sixties when guitar instrumentals were the order of the day. Fine and polished work.
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Philip18 said 1398 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, John. Those instrumentals you refer to are still inside my head so I'm pleased I have channeled a bit of them in this tune!
Vic Holman said 1398 days ago (June 28th, 2013)
2 friends
goes without saying that fenders and gibsons make for good mates to play off of each other. nice & melodic
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Philip18 said 1398 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Thanks
Yes, Vic, they have quite different tones if just left alone - both have their own strengths. Thanks for stopping by!
lavalamp said 1398 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Sounds good to me!
Love this guitar parade. Great job

LL
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Philip18 said 1397 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Thanks
That's good, David - thank you!
egobandit said 1398 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
good friends
Love the guitars your playing just shines on this, Like the twang in your picking such a beautful feel! A download for me and thanks!
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Philip18 said 1397 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Thanks
Twang is good, I think! Thanks for the compliment of a download - much appreciated!
Daugrin said 1398 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Taste, tone and tenacity
The three "Ts" are covered with grace and apparent ease... thanks for sharing your talents with us here.


Daug
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Philip18 said 1397 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Thanks
Kind words indeed - thanks, Daug!
Moviz said 1398 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Playing around?
This sounds just great Philip..... great playing and beautiful tones..... excellent work, regards M
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Philip18 said 1397 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Hi Maurice
Thanks for those comments - they are much appreciated! Thanks for listening and for being positive about the playing.
ic42 said 1398 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
lounging friends
nothing but good times bridging the gap between these two.

Perhaps a little bit boomy, maybe a little less reverb too, in order to give each of them a little more room in the mix, but a very enjoyable listen.
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Philip18 said 1397 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed the tune, Eduard.I had another listen after your comment, and I can hear what you mean. I'll try to watch that in the next one! Cheers. Philip.
TvRicky said 1397 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
A musicians friend
We all have our friends and you my friend are very loyal to yours. Wondrous musical performance by you guys..

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Philip18 said 1397 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Hi Ricky
Thanks for the comment - always good to hear from you and have your support!
Char said 1395 days ago (July 1st, 2013)
Sounds like a natural pairing
with you as the go-between. I read what Eduard wrote. He said there was booming. I think I know what he means. I don't know if that is volume or something else but I'm sure you can cozy this up if you want to. A nice listen, for sure. Thank you.
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Philip18 said 1395 days ago (July 1st, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked the tune, Char. I will tidy up the mix at some stage. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
bud said 1395 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
beautiful lines
and the tone of your two friends go very well together
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Philip18 said 1395 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Kevin. Thanks for stopping by!
Bob Rodgers said 1395 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
The
two guitars blend together nicely and the strat sounds great with the nice mellow tones of the Gibson.
A wonderful instrumental Philip.

Bob
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Philip18 said 1395 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
Hi Bob
They are different tones, and I do like that. I didn't need to fiddle much with the sound of them, just let them speak! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
KCsGROOVE said 1394 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
two friends
beautiful guitarsong
and you sure can call a good guitar a friend, a friend for life :-)
very much enjoyed
KC
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Philip18 said 1394 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, KC! Yes, you can get attached to guitars! Thanks for stopping by.
magnatone said 1393 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
Two Friends
it's positively a conversation - this is terrific. clearly your Fender and your Gibson are old buds! nice work Philip!
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Philip18 said 1393 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Karen! The guitars are relatively new friends - I only bought the Fender last year, but have had the Gibson since 1974. Thanks for stopping by - much appreciated!
MartinD28 said 1393 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
2 Friends
Nice smooth sound - very pleasant to listen to. Love your guitar playing!
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Philip18 said 1393 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Bradford. Thanks for listening and for the comment - much appreciated!
spitlogic said 1393 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
smooth stuff
Nice work here. Very smooth and relaxing.
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Philip18 said 1392 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Thanks
That's what I set out to do - glad it came out that way! Thanks for listening and for leaving a comment - much appreciated!
paul f. page said 1393 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Great idea...
You couldn't have chosen a better title for this one. What a great interplay you've created here. It is not only mellow, but the guitars complement each other in such a seamless fashion, almost as if each were singing simultaneously, a testament to your skill not only in playing, but also in splicing and mixing and punching-in and all the other things you had to do to get everything in sync. What an absolutely pleasant delight to hear this beautiful track.
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Philip18 said 1392 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Paul. Thanks for the positive comments - they are, as always, much appreciated!
Loob said 1392 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Mighty fine!
Best of friends joined in music! Thumbs up!
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Philip18 said 1392 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Hi Freddy
I'm not sure whether the Fender and the Gibson like each other all that much, but they can be made to play nicely together! Thanks for stopping by.
Franciscus_Henri said 1392 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Friends
nice groove...well suited to the warmer climes I am now in. waves and whales.back soon
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Philip18 said 1392 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Warmer climes
You might regret coming back - it's cool here at the moment... Thanks for the song comment - see you soon!
VicDiesel said 1391 days ago (July 6th, 2013)
Friends
Very nice sounding guitar work.

I'd tinker a little with the mix: removing some mid / lo-mid would make it more transparent. Also, the guitars are (despite their different character) somewhat close to each other in sound. Maybe with a little eq'ing you can get them further apart. Right now it's a bit confusing in places what I'm listening to.
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Philip18 said 1391 days ago (July 6th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked the guitar work. Re the comments on the mix, I must admit I tend not to do the sort of thing you suggest (in part due to lack of expertise; in part because I know which bit is which from the notes as much as the tone, which I can see isn't the way a listener would approach it) but I should give it a try. Thanks for listening and for the comment - much appreciated!
echoroom said 1390 days ago (July 7th, 2013)
Oh boy
this is sooo good. Fantastic playing, and the guitar tone is so sweet! A cool, calm little track. Great as an instrumental, but i can imagine some cool vocals over this.
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Philip18 said 1390 days ago (July 7th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Steve. I did sort of reuse the melody from an earlier song I posted, but the feel is quite different and maybe I could use it for another song. Food for thought. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
PeterB7858 said 1389 days ago (July 8th, 2013)
Two Friends
Sorry for being so late. Things have been hectic since we got back! Lovely, smooth lines. Just the ticket for relaxing and watching the sun go down over a serene beach scene (perhaps accompanied by a glass of wine...). Were the other "friends" jealous? :-) Nice one. Peter.
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Philip18 said 1389 days ago (July 8th, 2013)
Thanks
Yes, the Maton and the Danelectro have said they want to do a song together! Watch this space... See you soon!
TobinMueller said 1388 days ago (July 9th, 2013)
Friends indeed
Love the blend of Hawaiian guitar and country feel. They are way into country out there! With friends like this who needs a band!
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Philip18 said 1387 days ago (July 9th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Tobin. My friends thank you, too! I appreciate you listening and leaving a comment.
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