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Acoustic Highway


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thetiler

 Genre: Acoustic

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Just finished it about two hours ago. it is 12:45 am now. PST.

Hope you like it. Snow in a post mentioned a piece about Leo Kotke so I thought I would do something in that style.
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Hits: 5173
Comments: 37
Fans: 14
Plays: 526
Downloads: 89
Votes: 24
Uploaded: Jun 01, 2006 - 01:23:31 AM
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2007 - 10:57:33 AM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 01:00:40 AM
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Hardware:
pre amp RNP one
2 mics/ condenser
Software:
gb2
Comments
thoddi said 4400 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
keep on truckin'
Some years ago I visited the u.s.a with my former boss. We rented a Cadillac and went cruising through some of the states. This captured much of that feeling. And that was one cool trip:)
The occasional sweeps of strings or synths you brought into it is like other cars or trucks passing by and maintained the driving feeling. Good stuff Bill:)

Excellent performance... goes without saying, really:)

And the artwork is right on!
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cjhoose said 4400 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
constantly moving
Wonder how you do that... in about every song there is a sense of
smoothly swirling color and motion.

You named it well.
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Mcboy said 4400 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
nice to hear u stretch out
like that....i often try to imitate other players to keep my self growing as a
musician.....very tasty playing here tiler....
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thetiler said 4400 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
nice to hear u stretch out
Thanks Mcboy, i really do appreciate your contributions here and the high level
of guitarmanship you have.

Thank so much!

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Godchaser said 4400 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
feels good
nice pickin'-nice melody-visit again anytime!
-Godchaser
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Bubowski said 4400 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
A nice trip down
the acoustic highway. Wonderfully played as always Bill. I too like the little touches of strings...just a subtle spice in the acoustic mixture.
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thetiler said 4400 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
A nice trip down
Thanks so much for taking the time out and posting!

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WRG said 4399 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
excellent picking
Nice lpaying man. It must be this west coast air. hehehe. I really enjoyed
listening.

Thanks
William
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WRG said 4399 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
excellent picking
Nice lpaying man. It must be this west coast air. hehehe. I really enjoyed
listening.

Thanks
William
Check out my latest song called She Calls My Name
UncleTupeloFan said 4399 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Enjoyed it
Tremendous song, really enjoyed it, thanks for sharing it.

Peace,
Paul
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thetiler said 4399 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Enjoyed it
Thanks UT, I appreciate it!

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Ed Hannifin said 4399 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Your time is so effortlessly smooth...
...here, even 'light' or bouncy or something... The tune has great motion,
never sounds strained or like your hustling to get all the notes in...

Your tone is impeccable as always. Great ringing tones from the guitar.
The whole piece is very musical and interesting.

Ed


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thetiler said 4399 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Your time is so effortlessly smooth...
Thanks Ed, I guess I was inspired by Leo Kotke on this one. I don't think i've
developed his wittness on stage like he has yet :)



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breezer said 4399 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Fantastic!
Great Music. I enjoyed it.
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futzpucker said 4399 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
More brilliance
Very enjoyable composition, Bill, played with your wonderful skills fully
intact.

It's always a great pleasure to listen to your playing.
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Morris R said 4399 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
Beautiful
Man, you're a beautiful player. I haven't listened to Leo Kotke for about
30 years, but I used to love the guy. I'd say you're at least as good as he
is. It's a pleasure to get to know you're music.
RickW said 4399 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
Travelin' on...
Excellent long distance driving music Bill. Good one to listen to while
driving to the peachtree state. :-)

Great job as always! God bless.

Rick

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thetiler said 4399 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
Travelin' on...
Thanks Rick

Good luck in your new found love!

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MidiOrleans said 4398 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
Pure
As always pure wonderful sounds!
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alley-oop said 4398 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
tasty
keep the groove man. love your music
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jonx said 4398 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
nice one tiler!

great relaxing groove-a definite driving to the swimmin' hole kinda
vibe-wish the weather this weekend wuz nicer-i'd do just that--thanks
for all your tasty licks!
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said 4398 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
Cruisin'!
Good stuff Bill. Flows along nicely and all the litttle changes keep it fresh
and interesting throughout. I wish I could play like this.

Be well!
thetiler said 4397 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
Cruisin'!
Thanks TC, I am not sure if I orginally intended to make the chord structures for
the strings. But I left em in cause it had kind deminished feel to it.
Thought it added a bt of unusual flair. At least I hope it does to listeners ears.



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perceptualvortex said 4397 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
Amazing
It sounds like a nice cool breeze on a hot summer day.
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zenythonline said 4396 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Cool!
We are likeing this!

We applaud the Guitar!
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thetiler said 4396 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Cool!
Thanks!

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composerclark said 4395 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Happy
Man, you really know how to construct a song. You never overuse or
underuse any idea -- it always feels just right. And your ideas are so
inventive! It's a really happy tune, mostly; sounds like it's filled with
optimism. The only thing that for me didn't work as well as the rest is
the way the MIDI strings sneak in periodically. In your recent tracks
you've been doing this integration of strings and guitar really, really
well, but on this one it felt like a bit of an afterthought, and it was a bit
unexpected.

On the other hand, my absolute favorite moment came at roughly the
half-way point, when you you have this strange-sounding, broken
chord that descends by steps; the lick was powerful, and a little wacky,
and I loved it.

10-10-10-10
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Scorpjammer said 4395 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Another Beaut
Mighty fine playing, Bill. I'm a sucker for Kottke-esque tunes and there aren't very many players who are capable and qualified. You are.

Way to drive home (pardon the pun) that steady cadence with the upper and lower D pedal tone. It keeps the song rolling right along.

Sounds like you're preparing for your trip to Peachtree City.

10s/fav/keeper:)
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thetiler said 4395 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Another Beaut
I think your right on scorp, we are preparing in so many ways.

Thanks much!

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notsosweet said 4395 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
I'm a sucker..
... for songs that evoke images of the open road. Great momentum
and fantastic playing as always.
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thetiler said 4395 days ago (June 6th, 2006)
I'm a sucker..
Notso, thanks I get a big kick picking out pics for tunes. I sure didn't realize that
it would be that much fun when I first came here to macjams. But picking out
pics is half the fun!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Einarus said 4394 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
Excellent
A piece worthy of being added to my constantly growing Bill Furner
playlist. You're actually one of the MJers to have their own playlist in my
iTunes folder. You really deserve one!
Excellent!

-E
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thetiler said 4393 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
Excellent
Thanks E, I appreciate that. Glad you like the tune!

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said 4393 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
NABULOUS!
Chicken picken heaven my west coast snaggler! Nice piece of iron and wood! Nice chord work too! Sounds like you broke out of your comfort zone! Sounds like a little variation of some nice jazz chords! Would like to hear more of that!
said 4393 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
Absolutley satisfying....
Bill... Bill, Bill, Bill.... so very, very good. I am shaking my head in utter
amazement. Pleasure to the ears, that's what this song is.

Jack
Sarutobi said 4334 days ago (August 5th, 2006)
Dude
You should release some cds!!!!! Ur an amazing player i wish i cud
fingerpick as well as u. Do u have any fingerpickin tips???
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thetiler said 4332 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Dude
Truly love what you are doing. I think the true reward is to seek beautiful music.
That makes fingerpicking fun. Strive for katchy-ness. If you are just learning,
playing the nytlon string first would be much easier. Then when you feel
reading for the steel string thing.

Good luck

Thanks much for the post!

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