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By The Fire


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Ibstrat

 Genre: Ballad

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I don't have a fireplace, but if I did maybe I would sit around playing something like this.This song is also kind of a prayer for peace-I keep hoping that someday people will quit killing each other.
If you do have a fireplace try listening to this song in front of it.However don't get your computer to close,you might melt the screen.
Have a great Holiday everyone!
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Downloads: 140
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Dec 17, 2007 - 09:39:22 PM
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2007 - 11:26:24 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2018 - 08:21:25 PM
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Feter said 4017 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
By The Fire
ahh ...very relaxin and thoughtfull and ye peacefull
sittin in clamb and relaxed head at the fireplace
is a real dream here my friend ..thank you for this
charmin music .always wonderfull to heard this strat
.
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Ibstrat said 4016 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Thanks for
the listen Feter-Glad you liked it.
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guitapick said 4017 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Really great...
...separation of the voices. You're all over the place on that neck. Another fine, fine piece, Mark. Cool technique at the end...wat u doin' thar? Little percussive over the false harmonics...hmmm...

I don't have a fireplace either. I burned a piece of paper on the floor by my feet while I listened to this, though. Very relaxing. Peaceful.



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Ibstrat said 4016 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
The
harmonics thing is stolen from Lenny Breau-you hold down a chord(it can't have any duplicate notes) and alternate between a harmonic and a natural note on every other string.It gives a cascading effect.The percussion sound is unintentional-just sloppiness!
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Vic Holman said 4017 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
you know...
.. it has a holiday feel to this. As always great guitar tunesmith.

I don't have a fireplace, even though my house is old enough that it should. What were they thinking.

But this is a very warm song. And that makes up for it.
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Ibstrat said 4016 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Thanks Vic
Have a great Holiday!
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sloparts said 4017 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Ah the sound of holiday peace
Like a quiet night watching the snow fall through the living room window late at night. As usual Mark you are at you best when you just let the feelings flow out of you. You are a very gifted musician and guitar player and it always shines through whenever you post a new song.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful winter wonderland of music Mark.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 4016 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Glad you
liked the song.I was in fact watching snow out of the window when I wrote it!Have a great holiday-keep posting songs I'm a big fan of yours.
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lengold said 4017 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
What a
lovely, relaxing sound. How do you make it sound so easy, oh I remember - talent and expertise, and you have an abundance of both.
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 4016 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Thanks
for your comments,have a great holiday!
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DWL said 4017 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Wot they said!
Lovely piece, beautiful light touch.

Cheers

Dick

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Ibstrat said 4016 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Thanks for
your comments. I'm really enjoying your songs-"Without Company"is incredible.Have a great holiday!
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Moviz said 4017 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
beautiffully
mellow and melancholic.... a song for sitting in front of the fire to and....simply reflecting. I had written those first words before reading your description above, so it seems your music is in return is also reflecting the mood you intended, lovely as always, M
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Ibstrat said 4015 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Thanks for listening Moviz
Hope you have a great holiday and New Year!
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Mcboy said 4017 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
warm sound
ur getting ...hollowbody tones from a strat..right....awesome.....beautiful progression......!
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Ibstrat said 4015 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
It is
kind of an unusual chord progression -I was a little stuck after the bridge but I figured out a way to cycle it back which seems to work pretty well.Nice to hear from you again!
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damiengh said 4017 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
aaah.
In my warm bathrobe, feet up, Jim Beam in hand, and the flames are a flickerin.

Nice one.

It's nice how you constructed this one. Loved your bass counter lines, they work so smoothly. Maybe these kind of tunes will help you relax while your healing your wrists.

Thanks for the holiday gift.
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Ibstrat said 4015 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Just
make sure you don't trip and spill your Jim Beam into the fire!Have a great holiday and New Year!
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gail60 said 4016 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
gorgeous
I will say it again....You never cease to amaze me Mark. Your music always puts a smile on my face and I thoroughly enjoy it. Thanks for sharing another great one. Happy Holidays to you and your family!
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Ibstrat said 4015 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Thank you
for your wonderful comments.I hope you have a great holiday!
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jiguma said 4016 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
A bit warm ...
... for a fire down here Mark, but a beautifully warm bit of playing nonetheless. Such warm, confident sounds with such a laid back feel. Excellent playing!
Neil
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Ibstrat said 4015 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
If anyone
had told me last year that someone in Australia would be listening to one of my songs I would have thought that they were crazy.Thanks for your input and have a great (warm) holiday!
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said 4016 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
A perfect song for...
Painting a portrait or landscape but beyond that this is galactical (universal), it is pure as the night and the stars embedded within it, windows to the galaxy, much like classical music is...this shares that same quality. In other words gorgeous
Ibstrat said 4014 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Thanks for
your poetic comment.I'm enjoying trying to come up with stuff-I'm glad some people like it!
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J.A.Stewart said 4016 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Lovely, Moody and Melodic
Sensitively played with style and emotion.

Great mellow stuff.

Nice work, Mark. ;)

--- Joe
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Ibstrat said 4014 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Thanks Joe
Have a great holiday!
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thetiler said 4015 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Like the laid back
chet sound though your own, very nice dreamy-ultra dreamy really.

Has a nice touch of christmas romance. Great for a couple by the fire!

Thanks for sharing.
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Ibstrat said 4014 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Thanks for
Your comments-positive feedback from a great guitarist is always good!
Have a great holiday!
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Jim Bouchard said 4015 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
really great playing
I found it a little bassy in tone, though, and I would have cut the low end a fair bit and bumped up a bit more of the high end emphasized to make it sparkle a bit more. The bass seemed to rattle my speakers a bit. That's about the only thing that detracted from this for me. Impressive picking, though!
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Ibstrat said 4014 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
You are
probably right about the bass- I probably listen to old jazz guitarists too much,they tend to use all bass & no treble.I am also listening thru tiny cheap speakers which makes it a little tricky to hear the true sound.
Glad you liked the song though-have a great holiday!
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haroldsteele said 4014 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Fire image on laptop
Hey Mark,

Very cool! I am listening on my G5, while an image of a burning fire 'virtually' burns on my PowerBook.....

Sounds great through the G5 speakers...I'll try it on the big boyz later, but Amen on that prayer for peace! Without lyrics, this piece still goes into the soul! Great Job!
Peace,
Harold
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Ibstrat said 4014 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Thanks for
the positive feedback.I am enjoying your music-you play and sing with lots of soul!
Have a great holiday.


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I. Spike said 4014 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Way more than just lint...
This is one of those pieces that just reaches inside and finds a nice cozy place to curl so that you can drift away into the embers of sleep and dream of luminous candy treats and multicolored spinning worlds... egg-salad-lint....


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Ibstrat said 4014 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
I never
liked egg salad but maybe adding lint to it would make it taste better.Thanks for your comments!
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Ed Hannifin said 4014 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
I would never guess...
...that this was played with an Ibanez Strat with a battered blade pick-up...It really sounds like some expensive hollow body...played through some expensive boutique amp...

Played with taste and nice pacing... Letting everything have the time to ring and have a chance to be savored at the listening ear... You have a great feel for both melody and harmony, Mark...

It sure sounds like fireplace music for me... I'm putting it into my Christmas playlist, too...

Ed
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Ibstrat said 4014 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Sorry
about those chords Ed.I think they pretty much all have numbers.Glad you like the song anyway.Have a great holiday!
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rtcooper said 4012 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
KIND KINDLING
I'm WAY into the soulful sound you're getting from the guitar. Just perfect.
Pensive and Pleasing, to my ear.
Truly fine capture and production values, here.

with appreciation and regards,
Cooper

Merry Christmas
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rtcooper said 4012 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
PS
Strikingly for me, the bedroom I grew up in was that color blue with a small, marble-faced fireplace.

I don't know where the image comes from that you used, but it really caught my attention.

No impact on my views of the merits of your fine piece, however!
M-C
Cooper
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Ibstrat said 4012 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
It was from
a fireplace ad on the net.Thanks for your comments.I just listened to "Baleful Waking Morning" and was pretty blown away.Brought me back to how I felt when I first heard "music from Big Pink".
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VicDiesel said 4012 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Just luvverly...
Great track. It all comes together here: the right mood, good production, and very well played. Guitar is such an unsystematic instrument (if you're a keyboardist like me) and I'm always amazed if someone manages chorst melodies, counterpoint, bass lines, and whatnot kind of independence.

Great stuff.


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Ibstrat said 4011 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
Thanks for
your comments.I always wanted to play piano but I'm stuck with guitar at this point.Thanks for listening to the song-glad you enjoyed it.Have a great holiday.
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peacepiano said 4012 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
Smooth
Gave this a few listens. Peaceful, soothing, melodic are the words that come to mind. Always a treat to hear your playing.

Thanks
Bill
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Ibstrat said 4011 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
I greatly
appreciate your comments-have a great holiday!
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dajama said 4008 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
You have a beautiful touch
Outstanding playing as always. Nice changes, and lovely notes. This has a warm ambience, and a calming feeling, but holds the attention. Sweetly done. Like the sentiment. I keep hoping too - what else can you do? Happy New Year to you and yours. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 4007 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Thanks for
listening.I just checked out "If The Stars Fell".Great Song.
Have a Happy and safe New Year!
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MarkHolbrook said 3475 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
I could see
this by a fireplace sipping cognac or something... Really nice! Yes on the stop killing... J.A.Stewart did a great piece on that too!
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Boundless said 3474 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Such fine music
"Feel free to write some." Well
I just may play some. . .

Thanks Mark.
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hackneybloke said 3316 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
by the fire
this is lovely....and at the same time very sad (in an end of the pier way)...well that's my take on it.
get dion to put some nice percussion on it.
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I been playing and teaching guitar for many years.I love both acoustic and electric guitar,but am now playing mostly electric due to problems with my left hand. Some highlights of my career include: - Most live performances of "The Chicken Da... [see more]

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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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