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If I Only Had A Brain Samba


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So many people I think are operating on 7 cylinders when there should be eight, including me sometimes:)
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Uploaded: Aug 30, 2007 - 10:37:25 AM
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2007 - 09:38:29 AM Last Played: Apr 19, 2019 - 08:15:32 AM
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Mcboy said 4310 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
bill
lovely playing...dig the way the rhythm propels your palying.....i have to confess that u are inspiring me to compose something for guitar and strings.....u r an inspiration my friend....peace.....
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thetiler said 4309 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Thanks
Especially coming from a terrific guitarist!

Thanks again!
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drakonis said 4310 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
If I only had your talent...
Sheesh, as always, your gorgeous playing, whimsical original compositions, and friendly personality shine through. I think if your 8th cylinder started up, you'd be way too good to even see us mere mortals. I do hope you are enjoying life a way out there in your new home, you're not in Kansifornia anymore! Great to hear a new one from you, Bill! Very cute, I just barely catch snippets of the original song here and there, but mostly this is Tilerrific!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Peter Bauckham said 4310 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Outstanding
fingerwork - you make it sound so effortless! Lovely string arrangement and top-notch production too. Thanks for sharing.

Peter
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Bubowski said 4310 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
My Favorite Song...
...from the Wizard of Oz. What a beautiful piece you have here Tiler. I am always in awe of your talent!
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thetiler said 4310 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Thanks
Bubowski for taking the time to listen!
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Feter said 4310 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
If If Only Had A Brain Samba
this is a sunshine song ...one of the sweetest pickin
of all...KUDOS !!
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Drew Kopr said 4310 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Great stuff!
I really like the rolling high hat or brush snare in the background that opens things up with the nice choice of strings, notes and chords. Great sounding and very peaceful music.
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thetiler said 4309 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Thanks
Drew, I spent quite a bit of time selecting the right rhythm feel for the tune and really tried to compare rhythm sounds.
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Laluna579 said 4310 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
so pretty!
This song puts me in such a lovely mood. Wonderful playing, too! Great job.
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jiguma said 4310 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Beautiful playing Bill
You have such a smooth, seamless style on the guitar Bill, and you still seem to be able to produce more than your fair share of wonderful tunes. To be honest, I found the shaker a little distracting - maybe just a little loud. I'd love to hear Dion have a crack at redoing the percussion on this for you - I think you'd be really surprised at the result.
Excellent use of the "band".
Lovely,
Neil
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said 4309 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Bill... man...
have you hit a great stride in this song... yes you have. Precious sounds with that guitar, gently moved along by those strings and that moving shaker. Beautiful, guy! Say hello to Elvis for me.
said 4309 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
If If Only Had A Hands Playing Like That !!!!
Mr. Bill, this is really beautiful happy tone, the playing is awesome as always, the quality is great.
Enjoyed listening

Take Care
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
J.A.Stewart said 4309 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
Forget About the Brain...
Give me those magic fingers.

This is a really lively and interesting interpretation of this song, Bill.

I'm listening on (good) headphones, so it might not be the best audition, but it sounds like the orchestral instruments occasionally overpower the guitar. You might want to try backing them down a hair to help them maintain their supporting role in the mix.

But this a lovely musical romp. I'm sensing that the change of scenery has proved inspirational for you. ;)

--- Joe
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Roxylee said 4309 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
Gee, Bill
Moving sure agreed with you- your music just gets better and better! Was it moving from a 100 closet studio into a real room, the fact that you have less traffic in the house to interrupt your recording, or is there magic ion the Nashville air? Whatever it is, your creativity is soaring, and we love it. :-)
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thetiler said 4309 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
Thanks Roxy
It sure is a whole lot easier to record in a larger room (closet) for the mics and the living room for the hardware.

A big change indeed. Now when there is noise, it is usually no problem. Even when someone has the weedwacker :) I can close the closet door :) I have some cords coming up from the living rm to the second level were the closet (both) is :^) But my wife hasn't hurt herself on the cords yet :) It is pretty neat and laid down. At least pretty close to laid out neatly.

Thanks for remembering about my other set up Roxy. I appreciate it alot!
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ziti said 4309 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
this is classic tiler
so well played and clever...i love your soul tiler. this brought a wide grin and a tapping toe.

the acoustic sound is crysal clear as always, and with some nice fatness to it!


really great

deepest bows

z
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thetiler said 4308 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
Thanks Z
!
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said 4308 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
Ha ha...
Great work Bill. Love it! What a nice way to interpret that ol' OZ melody line.

I think we may almost be on the same page. In my new acoustic piece I utilize "Row, row, row your boat."

Be well!

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Ibstrat said 4308 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
I Really Like
your relaxed take on this song with the travis picking.It sounds like you played part of the melody then improvised a bit.
Have you ever heard Tuck Andress's version? It's on "Reckless Precision" in a medley of Oz songs.
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thetiler said 4308 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
Thanks Ibstrat
I'll have to check it out!
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Macaudion said 4307 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
Always dense w/ content....
And you seem to always, be drifting into new and interesting directions. To be able to consistently do that is a rare and special gift. - You're a beautifully, creative soul, Bill!

Made me feel lighter...

Thanks for the lift! I really needed that!

Dion


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composerclark said 4307 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Great
This is a great take on an old classic, wherein the song upon which it is based is clearly audible, but mostly what I hear is you Bill, your wonderful playing and originality. Do you also have "whistle while you work" in there?
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thetiler said 4307 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Ya,
I put that in cause it gave a flavor of fantasy, it seemed like the poor scarecrow needed to whistle more cause he was overworked in the yard in the hot sun:)


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Komrade K said 4307 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Airy and Light
This is a gorgeous uplifting piece - if dancers say that their brains are in their feet then yours must be in your fingers! I think the strings are a great addition full of rich harmonies. Sounds like the shaker player is dancing around the room in ecstacy listening to your music!

KK
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Parichayaka said 4306 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
If only I could think of a nice title...
Sweet and with a sense of musical humor if there is such a thing! Put a smile on my face. Your guitar sounds warm and crisp as usual and your effortless playing is just marvellous...and I think it's ok to have a few missing cylinders when there's a big heart to make up for it...your music always sounds like you've got yours in the right place. The fact that you're an excellent guitar player helps too of course, but it's that poised and positive energy in your music I appreciate the most. Even 100 cylinders couldn't add a thing to that!
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thetiler said 4306 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Thanks
I know we as humans only use just a small portion of our brains. It is nice to be appreciated.

Thanks so much!
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bud said 4306 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Great arrangement Bill
the strings and shaker were absolutely perfect. As always you r guitar playing was exceptional - but I really loved the way this tune is put together. Great choice of material.
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Einarus said 4306 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Smiling from ear to ear
This is so playful and pretty that I can't help it!
Your playing is gorgeous and the composition outstanding. I must admit I'm not really familiar with the original song, but that's ok by me. This is the only version I need to hear right now!

Lovely!

-Einar S.
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RacerX said 4305 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
you got the touch
very well played, really sweet.
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guitapick said 4305 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Beautiful...
...the percussion is such a lovely effect. Sets everything perfectly...
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thetiler said 4305 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
Thanks
gp for stopping by.

I have to go to work but I will be listening to the new tunes that you guys have added on the top of your list.
Thanks again
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SickTransit said 4304 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
Awesome
That's quite a fresh interpretation. Very well done. Nice playing all around.
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gail60 said 4304 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
You are so good!
There is So much talent in you! Wow! I love the way you play that guitar and how you bring all of this together. There is a Magical quality in all of your music. You are very talented and I really enjoy listening to your work. Here's to another great song! Thanks for sharing!
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thetiler said 4303 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Thanks gail
I'm off to hear your latest!



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peacepiano said 4298 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
Good One
I like the song. I only wish I had at least six working cylinders most days ;)
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davisamerica said 4208 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
right then bill
lol...was playing this today and had forgotten where i got it...was u...i love this...did..do and will..wow and wow!!
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saymme said 4076 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Hehhehe...
like Your description...! Very nice playing , like the traveling btw the earphones & the-what U call them that make that sound? shakers? Enjoying it right now : ) You should be on Swedish TV too..!
ThankYou
Philip18 said 2788 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
It's taken a while...
Having just listened to your latest, I thought I should check out a few older ones. Again the guitar playing is superb and the synth adds richness to the performance. Much enjoyed!
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thetiler said 2788 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Thanks
!
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