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Expanded version of an earlier tune.I was going for a "churchy" type sound.Of course should be played on acoustic but my left hand is not cooperating.
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ajnorth said 3991 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Churchy!
Great playing! It's exactly what you were aiming for, well done.
Adam
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Ibstrat said 3988 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thanks
for checking it out!
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guitapick said 3991 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Well...
...I think the church-like sound is very well captured on the electric. Can't say I wouldn't love to hear you on an acoustic...but this is beautiful, Mark.
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Ibstrat said 3988 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
I think
that alot of electric guitar is being played in those evangelical mega-churches-but probably a slightly different style!
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lengold said 3991 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Absolutely
beautiful Mark.
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 3988 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thanks
Lengold.It's nice to have a true fan!
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Feter said 3991 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Alman/Ballad/Jig
what a magical playing ..the sound so delicate
I think this is one of your best ever ..this is
all so awesome thnx for sharing !!
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Ibstrat said 3988 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Your
comments are always welcome Feter-Thanks!
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Ed Hannifin said 3990 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Hey Mark,
I'm listening over my best haute-fidelity headphones, and this sounds really, really good... As a feelingful performance, it's wonderful, and the recording is as good as I think you're going to get until that left hand of yours lets you return to the acoustic... This is truly beautiful...

Bell-like tones and a lovely reverberation...

I love it all, but I especially love the final jig...

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Ibstrat said 3988 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thanks Ed
I kind of think that the reverb washes it out too much-but it's kind of an interesting sound.
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sloparts said 3990 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Bravo Mark
This is just exactly what you wanted it to be. Has an almost Nylon string sound to it to my ears. But there's more to it than just the nylon sound. The reverberations makes it sound like it's played in a cathedral.

Your playing is exquisite as always. Thank you for sharing this one Mark, it's a very beautiful piece.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3988 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thanks Ed #2
Glad you liked the song.Nice to hear from you.
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ktb said 3990 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
ringing
the maximum in passion. what a joyous sound you achieve. lovely voicings, perfect touch/tone.
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Ibstrat said 3988 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
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echoroom said 3990 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Reverb
The 'verb works well to get a churchy sound - the guitar almost sounds like an organ in spots.

Breathtaking and sacred - wonderful track, Mark.
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Ibstrat said 3988 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thanks
You are an immensely talented person-great to hear from you!
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Moviz said 3990 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
I must say
that from what I can hear, your hand is working far better than mine. Beautiful 15/16th century sounding tones. It would be nice as a backdrop to a mediaeval film I think, regards M
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Ibstrat said 3988 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Do you
mean one of those films with the wandering minstrel who goes from town to town playing his stratocaster? Actually my hand works pretty well-it's just extremely hypersensitive.Minor things which should not hurt can cause very bad pain.
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DWL said 3990 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Wonderful playing
Clean, precise and a great sound.

Cheers

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Ibstrat said 3986 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
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Mcboy said 3990 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
nice vibe......
i can imagine u in the cathedral playing to the ambiance....pensive at times ,tonally superb....
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Ibstrat said 3986 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Not sure
if I'd be allowed in a cathedral with a beat up Strat...
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said 3989 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Very nice rendition!
your notes have that weight that I like and lack!
Ibstrat said 3986 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
From what
I've heard of your music you're not lacking in anything!
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racerat said 3989 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
churchiness
Beautiful tone. Just enough familiar passages to make one feel comfortable and just enough departures to keep one on ones toes. I really liked the progression and atmosphere. Warm and cozy reverb setting. Nice. Hope your hand eventually feels better....
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Ibstrat said 3986 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Thanks for your comment
I'm a big fan of your music.
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dajama said 3989 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
The sound on this is fantastic
It actually made me visualize a church. Love the playing, as always, and the sound on the guitar is sweet. Beautiful. Hope your hand improves. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 3986 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Thanks for your comment
Glad you liked the song.
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Vic Holman said 3988 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
gothic
almost has a church organ quality to it. you almost expect Quisimodo to start ring the bells.
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Ibstrat said 3986 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Maybe
I should have posted it under Gothic rock.
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said 3988 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
this needs
a deep baritone singing some type of soul breaking dirge about love lost....beautiful song, my brother....
Ibstrat said 3986 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Or
maybe a screaming metal vocalist.Do you know any?
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caroline said 3988 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
gorgeous...
and witty - i can name those tunes in 3 notes!!! lol - thank you x
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Ibstrat said 3985 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
I'm
waiting for the rap version of "Name That Tune".I can name that tune in 3 "uh's".
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ValleyPastor said 3987 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Beautiful
And the electric guitar gives it a little "organ" feel. Prayerful and meditative. Added to favorites.
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Ibstrat said 3985 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Very
glad that you liked it.Thanks!
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said 3986 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
This is it...
... you nailed it.

Jack
Ibstrat said 3985 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
It depends
on what your definition of the word "it" is.Just listened to "The Longing"...Fantastic.
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J.A.Stewart said 3986 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Amen
Acoustic or Electric, doesn't much matter. This is very good bit of playing and sounds right for your *mission*. ;)

Knowing how an infirmity in your left hand can challenge how you play guitar makes this even more impressive.

--- Joe
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Ibstrat said 3985 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Thanks so
much,I greatly value your opinion.
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jiguma said 3986 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Amazing playing
First class performance Mark.
Cheers,
Neil
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Ibstrat said 3985 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
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I appreciate it!
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MJG said 3985 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Nice guitar work
Gorgeous sound bro, excellent playing.
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Ibstrat said 3981 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
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Dj French Toast said 3985 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
I love
This Kinda music ..sounds like it would be great for the harpsicord . With all the lillte trills and what not .....great playing ...mellowed me out ..thanx fo posting : )
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Ibstrat said 3981 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
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bud said 3984 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Great playing and beautiful tone
I like all the little allusions to classic pieces in the flow of the work. Very nice indeed.
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Ibstrat said 3981 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
I would
be more inclined to say that I ripped off bits from a few different pieces.Thanks for your comment Bud!
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Lennon714 said 3983 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Harpsicord
I think the electric guitar sounds fantastic on this track. Acoustic would sound nice, but the electric gives it a little something different, which is great. Call me crazy, but I'd like to hear this played on a harpsicord. Maybe that's just me, I'm always going for baroque... sorry. I had to say it. But seriously, I think it would really translate beautifully.
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Ibstrat said 3981 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
I think it's
called that because anyone who tries to make a living playing it ends up baroque.Thanks for checking out my song!
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John Stebbe said 3983 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Liturgical
Bach would have been very comfortable with this. So you wrote this? You've really got composing chops. Love the voicings and the constantly moving bass line against the contrasting melody.

Reminds me of Lenten hymns from the Lutheran hymnal I was raised on.

The changing meter is a good choice -- interesting structure.

Sorry to hear about your left hand. That really stinks.
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Ibstrat said 3981 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
I tried
to write the first piece using Bach type harmony with no parallel 5ths,etc.The next 2 are celtic type melodies-I think there are several "broken rules" in there.Bach would have covered his ears!
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thetiler said 3980 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
Enjoyed this
almost has a christmasy sound. Love the light touch. The recording is really lush. The calming sound is very striking. Love the new age renaissance sound.

A quality sound indeed!

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Ibstrat said 3979 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
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drakonis said 3977 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
nice choice...
Very cool synergistic choices here... first, the melodies and harmonies are sweet and satisfying. Secondly, the steel-strings give a sharper attack, which creates more of a metallic-ringing, almost bell-like tone. Then, the tune is played slowly, so each note has its own life as it slowly decays. Finally, the cathedral-reverb enhances the carillon effect... and all these choices create a very rich "Renaissance-Cathedral" kind of feel. Exquisite.
ttfn,
Drakonis

PS - gorgeous photo, where is that?
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Ibstrat said 3975 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
I Think
it's somewhere in Scotland-I'm not sure.Thanks for the comment!
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VicDiesel said 3965 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Quotes?
The classical harmonies give this tune the solemn atmosphere you aim for, so that's mission accomplished. Erm, there are a couple of phrases that I would change slightly: right now it sounds like you're playing "let nothing you dismay" and "should audl acquaintance"....


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Ibstrat said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Yea
I knew about the God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman quote-somehow I didn,t notice Auld Lang Syne.Maybe I should change that!
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said 3943 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
Amazed!
One of the very best musics ever heard in this site. Your playing is amazing as always, and what a mix between 3 styles?

I especially like the last part (JIG ?), it's very Blackmore's acoustic stuff. I really wish to play this music with my acoustic guitar. Loved it very much.

Thanks for sharing ..

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said 3940 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Peaceful
So peaceful... Makes me totally calm, while listening... Good played... And the melody-line played is good.... Thanks for sharing this beautiful tune.... And there's good FX's on it... A good sound/mix...
Scorpjammer said 3578 days ago (March 1st, 2009)
Emerald Sweetness
I came across this song via BirdmanWayne's YouTube page and video rendition. I would've never guessed a Strat was used. You're getting me geared up for St. Patrick's Day with this one. Just superb!
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MarkHolbrook said 3477 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Yes
Churchy indeed... very much show... I keep expecting a boys/girls choir to kick in!

Nicely done!
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Boundless said 3473 days ago (June 14th, 2009)
Well, this
has a sound of its own and a lovely one.
Makes them unique.

Thanks !
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Reinholt56 said 3175 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Hi.......
I'm a little bit late coming over here to listen to your beautiful piece of music. What a treat it is to hear. Yeman point me over to here as he's completed another stunning version of your music.

I'll hang around later to listen to others of your tunes.

Take care.

Paul
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michaelkoppenheffer said 3175 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Also lovely!
Just listened to the acoustic "cover" version of this but I like the cathedral ambience of the electric here too.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3174 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
Superb composition
Had to check this out after hearing Birdman Wayne's version. The alman has a Bach choral flavor,great way to mix Renaissance and Baroque styles. The ballad and gigue have both Baroque and Irish flavor. Apparently this is written out, you should see if you can get it published or something.Real nice.
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