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An improvisatory search for roots.

Recorded while I was searching around to explore how, and if, I would be able to catch the spirit of swedish folk tone.

This is something I have wondered for many years. Can I ever be able to create something resembling traditional folk tone in a true way?

I have not succeeded yet. It is like I am going around it, aiming to reach the center of it from different angles, but not truly getting to the core.

Nevertheless, reached my goal or not, I feel that this clip has some charm so I want to give it to you. Hope you enjoy!

And, yes, forgive me but the guitar is slightly out of tune.
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Comments: 23
Fans: 8
Plays: 263
Downloads: 310

Uploaded: Sep 23, 2005 - 04:06:59 PM
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2007 - 10:25:58 AM Last Played: May 01, 2018 - 08:09:00 AM
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Hardware:
Piezo micked Yamaha acoustic nylon stringed guitar. Yamaha AG Stomp. Mac G4.
Software:
Logic Express. OS X.
Comments
cjhoose said 4629 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
most definately charming!
I haven't the knowledge to tell if you succeeded, but my ears are
delighted in any case. Beautiful playing.
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Cori Ander said 4629 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
most definately charming!
Thanks a lot cjhoose! That is exaclyt what I had hoped it to be..
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said 4629 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
Close eough...
Hey Curry, you definitely catch that "old world" sound and
feel in this little guitar piece of yours. I can almost envision
a traveling band of families camped out by a river. The sun
is setting and the evening meal is over. Slowly everyone's
attention is drawn to the lone guitarist, Cori, as he plays
his tune near the camp fire. And another night of singing and
and memories begins.

Jack
Cori Ander said 4629 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
Close eough...
Wow, thank you Jack! That was a neat picture! I like that!
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ceilidh said 4629 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
wow
cori it is hard to tell, if the search was succesfull. dont know anything
about scandinavian music. sorry. the only i can say is, i think it is a
wonderfull piece of music. you are a brilliant player, it is unbelievable. i've
been playing my old guitar for hundred years and it still sounds awfull
and it always will! :) your guitar is singing and chiming like bells at the
same time. in some way it reminds me of spanish renaissance lute music.
beautifuly played..... thank you
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Cori Ander said 4629 days ago (September 24th, 2005)
wow
Thank you so very much for your warm support! Your words made me happy ...
well not that you are dissatisfied with your own playing of course (we allways
are, aren't we, I was for example hesitant to wether I should post this one) but
that you feel it is singing and chiming like bells and the rest. Thank you!
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Ed Hannifin said 4629 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
I've mentioned before....
...I love how you play in slow tempos... you have the patience and the
focus to let the song breathe even when it's slow...

I also really enjoy the "searching" quality of this piece...

Of course, I know NOTHING about Swedish folk music. This sounds and
feels very good, though... as always, it has a lot of heart...

I agree that it has a "lute" feel as well.

Ed
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Cori Ander said 4628 days ago (September 24th, 2005)
I've mentioned before....
Thanks a lot Ed! Here is an example of how a comment can be practically
useful. Today I was playing guitar in a contemplative hour in a church nearby.
While playing I came to think of what you wrote about "patience and the focus
to let the song breathe even when it's slow..." I read it this morning, (and
remember you have said something like this before also). But I have never
been aware about this quality myself!

Now, the thing is, today when I thought about what you said, I could use it
consciously. It kind of gave me focus not only on the sounds of the guitar but
also on the space for the visitors contemplation. And that worked very well,
both for me and for visitors! Many felt blessed.

Thanks a lot Ed! I think you're a wise man!
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thetiler said 4629 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
Pleasant to listen to
Love that sound you get out of that clasical guitar!
Like the resonance of the Stomp and I guess that with the mixture of the
Piezo mic give you I nice tasteful acoustical electric sound! Very
interesting! Especially good for playing in public as well I'll bet. I can hear
what seems almost like a Russian - Jewish wedding sounds as well.
Nicely done!

Thanks so much for sharing!


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Cori Ander said 4628 days ago (September 25th, 2005)
Pleasant to listen to
Thank you Tiler for interesting aspects! The association to Russian - Jewish
wedding sounds was interesting, (I have no experience myself).

I think the Yamah AG Stomp is especially well suited for just nylon string. With
steel stringed piezo miced guitars I can get some interesting sounds out, but it
never gets so natural as i do with nylons. I have also seen in reviews of the AG
stomp, that people are especially impressed by its nylon cpabilities.
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
Scorpjammer said 4629 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
What I see in this song.
I see you at your favorite cafe, a few glasses for you and your macjam friends and your finest bottle (or two, or three) of Absolut, as we help you, um, "explore your roots."

We make a big circle with you in the center playing your tune. We start snapping our fingers to the beat as the tempo picks up. It becomes quicker and before you know it we are dancing, the circle moving left, then right.

Somebody grabs a tambourine and joins in, encouraging the dance. As the tempo becomes quicker, we begin to shout "HEY!" and clap and spin.

Then we move to the center of the circle, pick you up and throw you high into the air %u2013 guitar still in your hands. We catch you and you don't miss a beat as you jam on. And into the night we party...clap, clap, clap, HEY! Clap, clap, clap, HEY! Then we all go out for a bite to eat!:)
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Seriously, terrific picking once again. It's nice the way it is. Very classy, indeed. But it has some terrific possibilities.:)

Cheers!
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Cori Ander said 4626 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
What I see in this song.
Thank you Scorpy, I will think of that ... the possibilities that is ... it might be
worthwhile to continue exploration from here on ...
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jiguma said 4629 days ago (September 24th, 2005)
Captured something!!!!
Like Ed says, you seem to have mastered playing in slow tempo - this
is another very nice piece - did you capture the spirit of swedish folk?
I don't know, but it is a very relaxed piece regardless - I see a small
wooden house on the edge of Lake Vattern, guitarist in a chair in a
small overgrown garden in late evening summer sun. Captured
something!!!!
Thanks, Neil
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Cori Ander said 4626 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
Captured something!!!!
Wow, thank you Neil. I would love to live in that little house. Vättern is a very
pretty sea. Especially on that side where you have sunset goin in ...
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caroline said 4629 days ago (September 24th, 2005)
aw cori.....
i love this - you know that i think that you can do NO wrong but - my bear complained bitterly!! he likes your bouncy tunes better!! oh - and cori - i bought a uke when i was on holiday - a little yellow one too - watch out!!!! ha! one love - as ever - xxx
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Einarus said 4628 days ago (September 24th, 2005)
Stunning
...
*stunned*
...
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FEEL said 4628 days ago (September 24th, 2005)
Spokes of a wheel
Your search must be like a wagon wheel. You go around the outer
circle and try the different spokes to reach the axle. I'm enjoying the
spokes so keep up the good work.
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said 4628 days ago (September 24th, 2005)
Travel in time
Hey Curry,
this piece takes me back about 450 years or something like that.
Of course you had to post this one, this absolutely captures the
spirit of Swedish Folk music. This song has a ton of charm and
a river of emotions is flowing right through it.
Now, all you have to do is to play this with a Jose Ramirez guitar,
and we would all be in heaven.
I really enjoyed this piece, very good job Curry, and I am glad
that you have posted it.

Cheers
eltopo said 4627 days ago (September 25th, 2005)
fantastic
A beautiful piece of guitar music. I haven't had a chance to explore the
back catalogue yet, but I will.
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Tadashi Togawa said 4626 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Fairy tale
We know the fairy tale.
It is just a story of such a melody.
Story of relief.

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mikkinylund said 4626 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Very nice
Curry, what if finding the spirit of Swedish (and any country) Folk tone is
the search in itself? This is wonderfully played as usual, the fact that the
guitar is slightly out of tune doesn't bother me at all. I think you have
succeeded, not only with this song but with many others as well.
Although I am not a pro on Swedish Folk music per say, this song to me
brings out a picture of the ice melting in Spring in the Swedish landscape
of Norrland (Northland)...
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iG.STUDiO said 4625 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
You have...
...an exceptional quality in your playing, which I find somewhat hard to place; I'll try, however, and the word I was looking for is "craftsmanship", which is "quality", "precision", 'taste' - all inclusive. Makes me wonder, what do you do in real life...
Great track, so richly crafted, you could touch the sounds.
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said 4478 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Contemplative...
and beautiful. I wish I could play like this. Sound quality is amazing. I'm a
fan.
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