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My Friend Otto


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After I posted the tune which I called 'OTTO' a couple of months ago, I've come to like it more and more. But I've often felt that I should have omitted the introductory part because it didn't give the tune justice.

I have now discarded of the introduction, as well as some other less shining parts. So this is a significantly shorter version of the same recording.

The title; because my friend Otto was listening when I invented and recorded it in a sort of long improvisation/composition session.

The photo; a closeup of a figure eight knot leaning on the jeans of my knee. Because the name 'Otto' has been associated with the number eight and in old times it was common in Sweden to give the name to the eighth child.
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Hits: 5465
Comments: 38
Fans: 21
Plays: 263
Downloads: 246
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Oct 21, 2007 - 01:36:32 PM
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2007 - 01:46:00 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2018 - 09:51:39 PM
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Hardware:
Piezo miked Yamaha APX-6NA guitar with John Pearse strings.
Yamaha AG Stomp
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BowerBook G4
Software:
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Comments
rjamadeus said 3953 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
very nice
i could listen to this all day !! i really enjoyed it

rj
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Cori Ander said 3953 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
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Oh, thanks a lot rj!
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DWL said 3953 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
A fine sound you get Cori
beautifully played and recorded.

Lovely stuff :-)

John Fahey sort of steps out and says hello.

Cheers

Dick
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Cori Ander said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
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Have only heard two tunes by this mr John Fahey, and yes he has some musical kinship to me even though none of the two tunes resembles this piece very much. Hope to be able to hear more from him.

Thanks a lot for a nice comment Dick!
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Feter said 3953 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
My Friend Otto
very nice piece of art Curry ,enjoyin your
high techinique and clean pickin as well ..
thank you for sharin this here with us !!
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Cori Ander said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
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Thank you my friend Feter!
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Roxylee said 3953 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Clear and lovely
I like how you switched between the major and minor notes and improvised. Really pretty playing, and the cover art is cool, too. :-)
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said 3952 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Curry...
Your sensitive skilled discipline as a guitarist is so on display in this tune. I think it is more difficult to play a slow, sparse finger-style guitar piece than many would realized. Everything is out there... to hear, both beautiful harmonic notes and those less so. All I hear in you song are those of the beautiful and harmonic.

I rate this song Otto plus two!!

Jack
Cori Ander said 3951 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
:)
:) Thank you!


btw I hope your life is well Jack. I hear on the radio that California are plagued by severe forest fires..
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timothy devine said 3952 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
cool
great playing.
I love the joy in the single guitar singing so nice.
peaceful.
thanks
tim
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J.A.Stewart said 3952 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Surprises Within the Simple Palindrome
There are lots of interesting surprises within this improvised piece... some melodic and some subtly discordant.

But it is adventurous and free-wheeling, evoking a number of curious moods, as if awaking from a serene daydream and finding yourself in a very complicated situation.

Very interesting piece, my friend. ;)

--- Joe
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Cori Ander said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
as if awaking from a serene daydream and finding yourself in a very complicated situation
"as if awaking from a serene daydream and finding yourself in a very complicated situation"

That's an interesting angle and a great song theme. Thank a lot for your comment!
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apb said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
Soothingly deceptive start ..

.. kinda renaissance feel.. with the odd quirky blues
riff dotted .. and do I detect a hint of Lindsey
Buckingham? .. wow man, you really start to let rip about
3/4 in .. I like that kinda 'slap-back' kinda sound
you get playing strong and with the piezo pick-ups.
Awesome as always. I'll give it 8's .. ;o)
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nevermine said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
cool
very mellow... just b4 my bed time too, ty... i will rest alot better now :p

geoff
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Cori Ander said 3951 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks a lot geoff. Glad to see you here!
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craft said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
beautiful song
love the way it flow in my mind... Well done
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Ibstrat said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
I continue
to be impressed with your ability to articulate notes in different ways.Even though the song is based on just a couple of chords-it's fascinating to listen to you play...I was never sure what was going to happen next.I like the way you are playing with the major/minor tonalities back and forth.Something really earthy about this.You play with lots of feeling!
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Moviz said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
beautiful
calming music. I love the bell-like sound that rings out those lovely notes and harmonies... full of emotion too. I really liked reading about the word Otto also; very interesting, regards M
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guitapick said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
Wonderful...
...set of variations. It's the heart of music...and I like the changes you made from the original.

Haven't seen/heard from you in a while...glad to hear again...
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Cori Ander said 3951 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
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Yes it's true that I haven't been here much lately. Have been been more absent from my computer than in many years due to a higher rate of real life particitpation. I regard that as a good thing.. have been too stuck in front of this screen.
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paddler said 3951 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
yes
I think alot of us here know that feeling.Unfortunately in my case all my real life participation happens in the pub - :D

great piece cori - I have your CD! Going to put it on my ipod

Cheers - RG
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guitapick said 3951 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Yeah...
...I've been toning it down a bit, lately, too.....
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said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
Otto man comfort
Evocative and pristine. Oops, there I go using big words again. Simply put, your composition shines.
said 3952 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
Great !
Very wonderful piece MR. Johannes, i haven't got the real chance to listen to OTTO piece before but i noticed it. This is really wonderful and warm piece ! Great .. Loved It !

Thanks for sharing
said 3951 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
Thanks
For making Otto our friend also, great music! love those sweet notes...
Doug Somers said 3951 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
I love
the clean sound of guitar well played. And this is especially well played, tuneful and with strong dynamics.
Thanks for sharing!
Keep well,
Doug



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Rebsie said 3951 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Wish I could do that!
I'm always amazed that you can do this kind of thing as improvisation! And the guitar tone is so warm and rich. Your attention to these details really helps to make your music outstanding ... so every note becomes poignant and meaningful. Great stuff.
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Macaudion said 3950 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Wow!
Such depth! Such finesse! Rich and soulful as all get out, Cori!

Man!...

A true gift. Thank you! D
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said 3950 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
thank you!
you and otto entertained me as i washed dishes today. brother j.

how well you know the power of patient simplicity - having faith in the ability of as few as 3 strings at times to create a mood so rich, and one that seems to evolve organically. perfect ending note. my ears are so happy. they bow to you! i do too!
your fan,
anne
Cori Ander said 3948 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
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thank you, both to your ears and yourself, so happy to have you all three here!
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btransue said 3949 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
no surprise...
that you would toss us another surprise.

Commander Corianderottomander. I especially like the break into the hammer ons before you start snapping that grid and pulling those minor harmonics.


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btransue said 3949 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
by the way...
John Pearse strings. Is that what gives it that sound? It's a similar sound to that of my Chapman stick. Somehow perfectly in and out of pitch. Love it.
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Cori Ander said 3948 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
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Think the strings makes some of it but the Yamaha AG Stomp is responsible for a good portion of the resulting sound.

Thank you for nice comments.
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racerat said 3948 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
lovely
I want a whole CD of this stuff for every Sunday morning of the rest of my life.

I mean it.

Philip
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Cori Ander said 3948 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
Wow
Wow what a lovely comment! Thank you!
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bud said 3947 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
I'm with Philip -
This is wonderful. BTW - our birds love it too - they're singing along.
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Cori Ander said 3944 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
Give a huge hug
Give a huge and warm hug to those birds from me :)
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kristyjo said 3946 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
Very nice.
It's great when a session like this gets recorded and you can share it with all of us.:^)
The recording itself is well done, too. Otto should be honored to have his name on this piece.
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Name: Johannes Curry
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