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Entering a Wonderland


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thetiler

 Genre: New Age

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This lady butterfly is bringing her friend into a dream of a lifetime.

Open D Tuning for both the fingerpicking and the lead. I recently did a backround piece of Dadai and though I would keep at that tuning and try to do a instrumental based on the D tuning. I have been really inspired to work with the slide since Gregg Allman came by my house to date my tenant at the time.
Gregg (Allman Bros. fame) played a guitar I made and invited me to his house. He wanted to go over some of my songs, but I had not heard from him since. But it was cool to talk with him for the first time in front of my house, giving him a tape through
his Corvette open door window.
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Uploaded: Jun 01, 2005 - 12:59:18 PM
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2006 - 12:56:11 PM Last Played: Feb 22, 2019 - 11:09:42 AM
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Hardware:
2 mics
8 track Eurorack Mx 1602a
Software:
GB 2
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eltopo said 5191 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
beautiful
Another masterclass in fingerpicking that truly
captures the subject.
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thetiler said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
beautiful
Thanks

The miracles of graphic software. I find it more motivating for me to try to
make the picture fit the tune. I can't always do that, but it is sure nice to have
that picture available to make the tune have more character. It least I hope so.



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Boris the Bull said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
thoughts from the bull...
i've mentioned it before... i'm a sucker for slide guitar.
when it's done well, i'm caught up in it.

to be honest, and i don't mean to compare, this reminds
me of some of the stuff i was doing back when i recorded
on a TASCAM 424 4-track tape unit... only much, much
better and more polished.

you've painted a wonderful landscape of sound and placed
a very competent lead character to take the stage. the
slide, being the lead, sings freely and loosely and the
song never once touches ground or feels formulaic.

great job! in fact, i'm looking at my glass and my steel
slides right now with a look of mild intent.

thanks for sharing, thetiler!! beautiful.
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thetiler said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
thoughts from the bull...
To: Boris the Bull

I remember those types of tape decks.
I had an Akai 4 track. GB is so much easier isn't it. Wow, the wonders of the
modern age.

Thanks for your great post, thanks for the compliment about maybe I
influenced you to play that slide again :)

Good luck



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said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
Winged wonder
Your butterfly pitches, rolls, floats and cascades gently,
effortlessly. An excellent acoustic outing.
thetiler said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
Winged wonder
Thanks Richard, I wish I could be talented enough to make an animation video
that would make the buterfuly move to the sounds of this tune. But just don't
have that skill, drat.


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Einarus said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
Beautiful
Excellent fingerwork and a lovely melody.
Great stuff!
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thetiler said 5189 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
Beautiful
it is a little more of a challenge working with open tunings, but sometimes doing
something different has it's fun.

thanks Einarus



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alley-oop said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
You got the chops
Is that a steel slide? I like glass. Very pretty tune.
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thetiler said 5190 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
You got the chops
Thanks ao, that's a brass slide !



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Emily Rohm said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
Skills.
Hey Tiler. I've always loved your fingerpicking, but I like
the addition of the slide! Your sound is so clear. Whatever
mic and recording method you are using works very well!
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thetiler said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
Skills.
Thanks Emily

Sorry my recording technique wasn't quite up to par on my earlier stuff. But it is
fun learning and getting more familiar with my two mics and the little 8 track
mixer that I bought years back.



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bronco said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
Let Your Fingers Do The Walking
Sounds like your fingers are running all over the neck on
this one. Liked the part have the descending melody
complete with drone string to tie it together. Open tuning?
Nice clean slide sound.
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thetiler said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
Let Your Fingers Do The Walking
ya, it is an open D tuning.

DADGAD

Thanks for posting



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Tom Atwood said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
Bright, vintage tiler
I am glad you are using the 8-track. It is giving you a very
clean, bright recording. This is a lovely piece, Bill. Full of
the sounds of frets and slides and fingers picking. Perfect.
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snowdragon said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
I'm running out of superlatives
for your tunes.

I kinda heard the fingerpicking as the female voice urging
the male to follow her into the dreamlands of the forest.
He's reluctant, of course, expressing his concern of the
unknown in a series of slide phrases. But she dissuades
his fears with a calmng refrain, finally dissmissing them
completely with a harmonic and he follows . . .


Oh, I'm an old Akai guy too. There's a 4000DB sitting on
the desk behind me but it hasn't got much use either
since GB came along.
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btransue said 5190 days ago (June 1st, 2005)
Well Tiler...
Maybe you're up for playing it live one more time eh?

Oh...and for the record...My Tascam 4 track still graces the
shelf above my PowerBook G4...fully functional. Many a great
moment captured there.


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thetiler said 5190 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
Well Tiler...
Sure blaine

Thanks for stopping by and posting!



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said 5190 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
slide on
Hello Mr. T,

this is a wonderful relaxed piece, beautifully executed.
Pretty guitar sound and awesome slides.

Respect!

Cheers
thetiler said 5189 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
slide on
Thanks for stoppin by, enjoy your stuff as well.



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Mcboy said 5190 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
kool....
your pickin is the best......expressive and truly kool....nice
storytelling thru the music(as if the guitar is talking/
singing).......kool....
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thetiler said 5189 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
kool....
I always enjoy when you post, because you are so good. I am very appreciative
of your comments.

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JunkyardCutiepie said 5190 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
you've got skillz
This content would be great for video and film work. Hope
you can make some bucks from those skillz!
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thetiler said 5189 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
you've got skillz
Thanks JC for stopping by. I really like your Sweet and Low 4. I was listening to
that a little while ago, It is among my favorite here.

Thanks for the film, video compliment as well

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said 5190 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
You play a nice "pickin" piece"...
of music on that guitar of yours. I always enjoy listening to your songs. This one is so pleasant to listen to.

Jack
thetiler said 5189 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
You play a nice "pickin" piece"...
Thanks Dadai, especially for getting me to do that D tuning on your tune. It
allowed me to explore and put in some stuff to this tune.



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Peter Greenstone said 5189 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
Another
Another great one. Really lovely. Always makes me feel
good. Fade out that ambient noise at the end; don't let it
just cut out like that.
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thetiler said 5189 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
Another
Thanks PG, for all your ideas, tips and stuff in all your posts.
You sure are a nice part of MJ.



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said 5189 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
great fingerpicking
love the dynamics of the song...great melody...very professionally done
thetiler said 5189 days ago (June 2nd, 2005)
great fingerpicking
Thanks Mikki

Love that theme picture on your front page Mikki



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BlackLily said 5189 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
this is downloaded
beautiful
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Macaudion said 5189 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
Thetiler
I am very sorry that it took me so long to stop by your place. I think it's uncool to not return one's efforts in gestures to be supportive and think that if it doesn't happen, so'em stuppid is goin on...

This is a beautiful piece. It's simply wonderful...(wonderful: an adjactive I've never used anywhere in my life before). Truly music to my ears. Thanks for the willingness to share T. Very nice picking.

Cydniko
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Cameron said 5189 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
lovely pickin'
You make the guitar sound very rich and full with your
intricate arpeggiated pickin's. The open D tuning is very
effective here. (I occasionally use the same technique in
my harp playing.) I have always found the key of D to be a
"happy" key, and that's the way this song makes me feel.

The middle section offers a nice contrast with the
harmonic variation -- good departure, then back to the
earlier themes. Nice song construction!
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thetiler said 5188 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
lovely pickin'
Thanks Cameron, have no seen you around, maybe your touring. I think you
belong to an orchestra?

Ya, D tuning is interesting, especially a nice vacation from the standard E tuning.

Thanks for the encouragement about the song structure!



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Swanny said 5188 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
The Guitariler
so relaxing to listen to, you're music makes a hard day melt
away. Thanks Tiler
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thetiler said 5186 days ago (June 5th, 2005)
The Guitariler
Thanks Swanny!



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