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Long Journey


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1rwhite1

 Genre: Acoustic

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This is another song I would like to dedicate to Stephanie Wood. I composed this song about four years ago, but for some reason, I never got around to recording it . . . that is, until this evening. I've always thought of this song as music intended to encourage. Getting to know Stephanie has encouraged me to record this song. In turn, I hope that this song will encourage her along life's long journey.
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Song Stats
Hits: 4301
Comments: 42
Fans: 7
Plays: 275
Downloads: 178
Votes: 16
Uploaded: Feb 27, 2007 - 11:41:35 AM
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2007 - 11:41:35 AM Last Played: Jan 11, 2019 - 05:08:57 PM
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Hardware:
Alvarez Guitar
Software:
Garage Band II
Comments
ziti said 4502 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
very nice
you play wonderfully, and this is a really nice composition.

enjoyed it very much!

z
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1rwhite1 said 4502 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thank you, Ziti. I really appreciate the kind words.
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Peter Greenstone said 4502 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
yes, nice playing
You play really beautifully and with a delicate touch. It's a very pretty piece of music. It must be a real pleasure to perform, possibly why recording it was put off for so long, simply enjoying bringing it to life each time with the guitar.
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Alannah said 4498 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Very ....
... pretty indeed .... ignore those drive by bombers .... they are children with their first intial anonymous "sense of power" .... you know who you are .. and what you can do .. and now I know it too !
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Willywagga said 4497 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Beautiful Playing
Please take comfort from the fact that the low votes some idiots gave you were nothing to do with the quality of your playing or your composition skills, rather their own idiocy and envy. Don't let them get to you. This is a lovely piece, well done.
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1rwhite1 said 4497 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I realize that there are vote bombers on this website and I shouldn't let them get to me. It is very aggravating, though. But I'm just going to ignore them and keep posting my music because I know that the majority of the folks on here are serious about their craft and know how to respect that in other musicians. Thanks again for the encouraging words.
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said 4497 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Simply Beautiful...
You masterfully give a sensitive and professional guitar performance here. I am really so enjoying this. I saw your forum post on voting and had to come and check out this song. Glad I did. This one is a gem!

cheers
1rwhite1 said 4496 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, Jack. It really means a lot to me. I'm glad you enjoyed the music.
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said 4496 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
beautiful
my main instrument is acoustic! i write everything on it. it has such an intimate sound... you capture that very, very well.
this reminds me of listening to phil keaggy!
very articulate, emotional, and soulful. Thanks for sharing, my day is brighter now :)
1rwhite1 said 4496 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks for listening and for the great comment, Jason. Yep, these days, I compose mostly on the acoustic, as well. I read your profile and I, too, had to develop some vocal skills a long time ago out of "necessity," though I won't be using them here. I reserve them usually for playing live. You got to support the one-man show, you know. Again, thanks for checking out my music. I will be heading over to listen to your work later today. Can't wait!
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Joe Brady said 4478 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Nice, Ron
I wish I could do half the stuff you do; lovely pickin and great chords, and that guitar still sounds great!
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1rwhite1 said 4477 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks for listening, Joe. I really appreciate the nice comment.
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kclements said 4444 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
very nice
Very nice work on this - I am glad you finally recorded it. I love the use of overtones. I wonder if you are going direct into Garageband or via a mic? It is such a lovely piece, I would like to hear a little more air in the mix - something to ease off the harshness - don't get me wrong, I really like it and think it sounds great overall, I would just like it to be a little more tender, production wise.

great playing, very nice indeed.

Thank you - I enjoyed this very much.

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1rwhite1 said 4443 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thank you for the kind words, Kayle. I'm glad you liked this peice. Yes, I'm going directly into Garage Band. Actually, I don't own a microphone right now, so I have to plug directly into the computer. I've noticed that it really hurts the quality of sound when it comes to attempting a warm acoustic tone. Maybe one of these days I'll have the resources to invest in a good audio/midi interface and some decent mics. Thanks again for listening and for commenting.
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sheepdogcatfish said 4441 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Great performance
Fantastic playing. I love the way it flows.
Nice one.
Iain
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branchgraft said 4440 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
nice
I really appreciate the honesty of this piece.. very nice.
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thetiler said 4440 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
like the variation
in the chordal arpeggios, also what is refreshing is the open tuning effect. Nice resolve into the ending chord.
The whole piece was a fun listen. Like the electric acoustic effect. Sounds like a nylon electric and that can be terrific as you just did. So as in reading, it is ok not to have a mic. Maybe you have one now, but this sound is very effective approach for listeners I think.
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1rwhite1 said 4440 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks for listening and for the kind words, everyone. I'm glad you liked this piece.

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STK said 4439 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Beautiful
Thank you for this piece of music. I just wish that I could play so well...

STK - Denny

P.S. Love your stuff man!
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1rwhite1 said 4439 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks, Denny. I really appreciate the kind words. Once again, welcome to Macjams.

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said 4430 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
this song
is utterly beautiful. i had a dream once, and in said dream, i could play guitar like this.. i was extremely angry at waking up that entire day, and into the evening...i am still waiting for the dream to come again.
thank you for taking the time to share this amazing talent with a piece of the world.
Allen Dean, The r.a.d. Project
1rwhite1 said 4430 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
Thanks!
Wow! What an incredible comment! Thank you so much for the kind words. That really makes my day.

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8piscean8 said 4425 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Soar
When I close my eyes when this song plays I picture an eagle flying over mountains. The air is coming off the mountains and the eagle just glides on the warm air. Either that or I picture myself falling off of a cliff. It's a peaceful decent and the warm air cradles my body as a glide toward Earth. I never reach Earth because I cannot reach it, and my body/soul are at peace. I guess your song is more like an out of body experience. It's very peaceful and transcendental. When music can transform people like this it is quite a gift. Your acoustic guitar sound and playing is very nice indeed. I'm not sure how you mic'd your Alvarez up but I would buy two condensers, and get a nice lush stereo image. That would take it to the next level. Thanks for sharing your wonderful song.
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1rwhite1 said 4416 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Thanks!
Adam, I'm sorry I'm just getting around to thanking you for your wonderful comment. To be honest, I've been trying to figure out how best to say thank you to someone who finds my music "transcendental." No one has ever referred to anything I've created as that. It's kind of mind-blowing and I'm beyond flattered. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your immensely wonderful comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the song and that it meant something to you.

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Peter Bauckham said 4406 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Nice
Excellent guitar work and a lovely tune. The guitar sound is pretty good considering it's plugged in. Glad you got around to recording this. Thanks.

Peter
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1rwhite1 said 4406 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Thanks!
Peter, thank you for stopping by and listening to the music. I'm glad you liked it. Hopefully by the time I do another acoustic recording, I will have bought myself a couple good mics. I think that will really bring out those deeper tones and warm nuances. Again, thanks for listening and for the wonderful comment.

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Montgomery California said 4404 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
such a gentle...
constant sense of motion... drifting?
amazing control. when we grow up, we wanna be like you on guitar!
the tone and feel are amazing,m especially the incorporated sweeps.
wonderful!!!
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1rwhite1 said 4403 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks for lilstening and for the wonderful comment.

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jiguma said 4398 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Happy 12 months Ron!
I have been slack in listening to your music - I think I may have caught one song in 12 months - my apologies. Your playing here is really beautiful - not sure how long you've spent on this over the time it has existed, but your joy in producing this is tangible, even through the digital ether in which we co-exist.
As far as the recording of acoustic guitar goes, I've been getting some great sounds from my Seagull using the two built-ins (one saddle transducer and one electret microphone) as well as my Rode NT3. I run the guitar mics into one track (panned L) and the mic into another (panned R) to get a really full sound. Cori Ander and thetiler get amazing sounds, and both have been really helpful in sorting my acoustic sound out.
Lovely song, beautifully played.
Neil
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1rwhite1 said 4398 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks for listening and for the great advice, Neil. I will have to try the stereo thing when I can get some good mics. Thanks again!

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SmokeyVW said 4394 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
out there
i can imagine hiking with some new friends and coming upon this waterfall. we sit on the rocks, and someone pulls out a Martin backpacker and plays this song...

i'm there.

thanks
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1rwhite1 said 4393 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks for listening and for the wonderful compliment. You know, I never really thought about the waterfall part, but maybe you're onto something there. I could see that sort of thing happening, too. I figured that since this was a "calm" piece of music, I would use a photo that paralleled calmness. The waterfall photo was pretty much the only thing I had in iPhoto at the time. Again, thanks for listening and for the nice comment.
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Axgrinder said 4393 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
This is pretty!
You play with great finesse and style. You also have a rich and crisp sound as well! It was pure listening pleasure and I thank you for sharing.
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1rwhite1 said 4393 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thank you for listening and for commenting, Alvin. I think you're the first person to call my tone "crisp." That means a lot to me because I always worry that, because I don't use mics and plug directly into my Mac, my sound isn't as good as it could be. Of course, some good mics would still make this piece a million times better. Thanks again!

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said 4393 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
this was
just like the pic that went with it, calm and cool.
Bravo!
1rwhite1 said 4392 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thank you, Clance, for listening and for commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed this piece. Take care.

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said 4392 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Soothing
A get into your soul kind of guitar playing realy good. Enjoyed this alot!
1rwhite1 said 4392 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks for stopping by, Egobandit. I'm glad you liked the song. Thanks for listening and for commenting.

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said 4392 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
ok........
write me a new song now...........
1rwhite1 said 4392 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks for stopping by and listening. I am working on new stuff and hopefully will be posting it soon. Thanks again.

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said 4369 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Great
What a great one is that ?? .. the acoustic sound send the chills up to the spine ..
Very great job with the composition .. i liked also the the ghost notes that you played in the middle of this one ..
Great fingers to play like this .. and the quality is also GREAT ..
All of it is GREAT .. one of my best musics that i've heard it not just at MJ .. in MY LIFE ..
Wish to accept me as a new friend and hear my music
Thanks for posting this with us here at MJ

Regardz
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hackneybloke said 3490 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
sweet piece
how do you manage to get through without making any mistakes! a very accomplished song that takes lots of nice little turns and keeps the interest going to the end. i would have like to have heard some more going on left and right, but that's just a subjective thing. really nice. thanks.
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