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A Minor Melancholy


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Just noodling with the PRS and this came about.

Am, Fmaj7, G, Am x2
Dm7, G, C, Am; Dm7, G, Am x2
Repeat and stir...

Unedited take (except for some EQ tweaking and squeak reduction); AKG small diaphragm condenser mics in X/Y configuration about 30 cm from the 14 fret. I added the "silky strings" to "liven" it up a bit :-)

I took the photo in Tasmania earlier in the year.

See what you think.

Kind regards,

Peter.
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Uploaded: Nov 12, 2014 - 01:59:05 PM
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2014 - 04:13:06 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 07:00:23 PM
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empireofwhh said 957 days ago (November 12th, 2014)
One of my..
One of my favorite things to listen to (and subsequently play when I'm by myself) is stuff just like this. It suits just about any mood even though it's inherently sad sounding. Very beautiful. I listened t some of your other creations and you have an excellent singer/songwriter/folk voice. Keep up the good work!
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PeterB7858 said 955 days ago (November 14th, 2014)
Noodling
Thanks, ewhh. I appreciate you dropping by and also having a listen to some other songs. Yes, noodling around on a guitar is very relaxing (and a great time waster... :-)) Take care, Peter.
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Narad said 957 days ago (November 13th, 2014)
A Minor Melancholy
filled with a majorly beautiful and serene play !
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PeterB7858 said 955 days ago (November 14th, 2014)
Major Minor
A majorly nice comment, too, Harald. Thanks, Peter.
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Charday said 956 days ago (November 14th, 2014)
Another treat
from the legendary Peter!, Well maybe notorious? lol. Always a pleasure, very nice buddy! Jd.
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PeterB7858 said 955 days ago (November 14th, 2014)
That other guy...
Legendary? Notorious? You must be talking about that other guy :-) Just noodling around... Take care, JD. Regards, Peter.
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Fire_Angel said 956 days ago (November 14th, 2014)
Very nicely done.
This is a beautifully played little tune that has a real moody feel. Sophisticated stuff made to sound easy, but we know it isn't, you're just making it sound easy with your huge skill-set.
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PeterB7858 said 955 days ago (November 14th, 2014)
Embellishments
Thanks, FA. Simple melody and simple chords. The trick is in the embellishments :-) Thanks for the kind words. Take care, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 955 days ago (November 14th, 2014)
just noodling?
i have to think you have more than five fingers on one hand. there are places where it comes off as two players, so nicely done Peter.
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PeterB7858 said 954 days ago (November 15th, 2014)
Animate inanimate...
Thanks, Vic. Ah, those hammer ons and pull offs always make things sound a bit flashier than they really are. :-) I appreciate you stopping by and am glad you enjoyed it. Just re-cycling bits and pieces really, but this guitar stares at you and demands to be played. It is like having a pet :-) Take care, Peter.
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Philip18 said 955 days ago (November 15th, 2014)
A Minor Melancholy
Beautiful tone to that guitar! Gentle tune, relaxed mood. I like the synth/strings supporting it too. Time used profitably, I say.
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PeterB7858 said 954 days ago (November 15th, 2014)
Variations on a theme
Thanks, Philip. Just exploring variations on some themes I have visited this year. I have a song that you, and perhaps, Franc, might be interested in working on. I will send a demo through soon, Peter. P.S. We booked our flights.
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VicDiesel said 955 days ago (November 15th, 2014)
Minor
Lovely sounding stuff.
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PeterB7858 said 954 days ago (November 15th, 2014)
Stuff and nonsense
Thanks, Vic. Just some stuff and nonsense :-) Guitar and recorders might work well together? I'll have a think. Take care, Peter.
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richard13 said 954 days ago (November 16th, 2014)
Truly beautiful
A lovely, contemplative 3-minute drift. Thanks Peter. d/l'd
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PeterB7858 said 953 days ago (November 16th, 2014)
D/L :-)
Thanks, Richard. Glad you liked it. I appreciate your time and kind words - and the D/L :-) Take care, Peter.
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tmcfate said 953 days ago (November 16th, 2014)
minor
I like the tech notes. A great piece, some thing I always aspire to. The strings(?) are placed in a thoughtful spot. I thought it was a recorder at first but I just finished listening to Vic Dessel's piece!
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PeterB7858 said 952 days ago (November 18th, 2014)
Inspiring
Thanks. The guitar inspires me to keep posting instrumentals :-) Yes, "silky strings" from Logic Pro X. I appreciate your kind words. Regards, Peter.
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Warren Smith said 953 days ago (November 17th, 2014)
Noodle notes
One of the joys of MacJams is getting access to these kinds of postings. There should be a category called "Noodle." You may simply be stringing together a set of themes and variations you've been playing over a stretch of time. But beyond that what I hear captured is a musician fully in tune with his instrument .. playing at a comfort level that is sweet to eavesdrop on. That's the other merit of this place .. that despite the decline in the infrastructure .. it still gives us an astonishing immediacy. You are half way around the world from me .. and yet MacJams and the Internet makes it feel like I am sitting in the same room .. watching you reach for your guitar and launch this noodle. I love that.
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PeterB7858 said 952 days ago (November 18th, 2014)
No.3 with noodles
Thanks, Warren. Yes, MJ is still a great place, despite the current lull in enthusiasm by some (most...). I do aim to produce recordings that are "in the room" so I am glad that you are liking the style. Noodle would be a good category :-) Take care, Peter.
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egobandit said 951 days ago (November 18th, 2014)
such a great sound
coming from that PRS, the strings are a very nice touch in this, beautiful how this just flow out of you !
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PeterB7858 said 946 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
Just me and my guitar :-)
Thanks, Tim. It is a fine guitar and it seems to bring out the best in me. Take care, Peter.
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paul f. page said 951 days ago (November 18th, 2014)
Pleasantly sorrowful...
Kind of a lament, but not so sad as to be off-putting. Your skill with your instrument allows you the freedom to "noodle" and make a lot of sense of things simultaneously. I especially like the stopped chords and the hammer-on effects at some of the cadences. Beautifully performed, Peter, and such a pleasant experience to hear. (The photo: I wouldn't want to meet up with that fellow!!!).
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PeterB7858 said 946 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
Good description
"Pleasantly sorrowful" is a good description, Paul. Glad you like noodles :-) Take care, Peter.
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TobinMueller said 950 days ago (November 20th, 2014)
Articulate warmth
Mellow and embracing sound. So well mic'd! Thanks for sharing this.
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PeterB7858 said 946 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
A while...
Thanks, Tobin. Recording such a rich, resonant guitar has taken me a while to get something that I am happy with. This is starting to get there. Glad you liked the piece. Kind regards, Peter.
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J_Gretch said 949 days ago (November 20th, 2014)
A Minor Melancholy
This does have a minor feel to it but the bridge\chorus part takes my ear in a different direction...almost like an ascending feeling of hope.
Such a lovely piece Peter..thanks for sharing.
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PeterB7858 said 946 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
Nuances
Thanks, J-man. Just enjoying the nuances and tones that this guitar throws up, really. Glad it came across okay. I appreciate you dropping by. Take care, Peter.
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J_Gretch said 949 days ago (November 20th, 2014)
ps
cool photo....bit of a shutter-bug myself :)

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PeterB7858 said 946 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
Taking the opportunity
The photo was one of those ones where I was driving past, saw it and thought, that would make a good photo, and by that stage I was 100 m down the road. But I did stop and walk back :-) I need to do that more. Peter
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Bob Rodgers said 947 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
I
like the chord sequence you used Peter, a lovely minor piece that you play so well.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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PeterB7858 said 946 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
Exploring
Thanks, Bob. I guess I was exploring linking "phrases" between the chords and this simple set opens itself to a lot of variation. Glad you enjoyed it. Take care, Peter.
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bud said 946 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
Intimate and thoughtful
it's really great to be able to drop in on a moment like this. Your guitar sounds great and you are clearly at ease and it the groove. Nice.
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PeterB7858 said 946 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
Back in the groove?
Thanks, Kevin. How soon till you can get back in the groove, guitar-wise? It would be killing me. I appreciate you dropping by, and your kind words. Take care, Peter.
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ste said 944 days ago (November 26th, 2014)
you
can clearly play and have a good sense of phrasing in this piece. hear theme from MASH in there
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PeterB7858 said 943 days ago (November 27th, 2014)
Every chance
Thanks for dropping by. Glad you liked it. Same key as the MASH theme so every chance :-) Take care, Peter.
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Hydrogen3 said 943 days ago (November 26th, 2014)
Very well
Played! The acoustic balance is perfect in my book. The synth in the background accompanies the guitar well. This in nice as is but would also sound great with vocals. Awesome tune!
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PeterB7858 said 943 days ago (November 27th, 2014)
You never know...
Thanks, H. Glad you liked how it can across. Yes, I can imagine this might work with some vocals. You never know... Take care, Peter.
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