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Drake's Waltz


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SJB

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Solo acoustic instrumental. The title refers to the fact hat it's palyed in an open tuning used by the English guitarist/song writer Nick Drake. Though not a Waltz really, it's in 3/4 time so Drakes's Waltz it is! Drake died tragically young in the early seventies having recored just 3 studio albums. If you've never heard him you should give him a listen (you'll either love it or hate it).
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Uploaded: Mar 09, 2008 - 11:17:19 AM
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2008 - 01:45:55 PM Last Played: Jun 19, 2019 - 01:39:03 AM
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Feter said 4185 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Drake's Waltz
Not a big fan of Drake ..but I heard many of
his gems ..this is a very delicate and gentle
pickin my friend .lovely
thnx for sharin such gem !
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SJB said 4185 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Hi Fetter
It is true that Drake wasn't to everyone's taste but I like his wierd tunnings even if they do cause you to spend a fortune replacing broken strings. Your opinion is highly regarded on Macjams so I'm realy pleased you found time to listen to this post and leave a nice comment. Thanks and all the best to you.
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Feter said 4184 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
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its feter :-)
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massa said 4185 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Nice Guitar!
Nice guitar playing... and crispy tone too! Perfect execution and very nice composition! Very cool instrumental piece. Congratulations!
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SJB said 4177 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Thank you
Appreciate you droping by to listen and taking the time to comment. Cheers.
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thetiler said 4183 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Always great to hear a nice
waltz on the acoustic guitar. Nice sound all around. Full of terrific celtic type melody. Done delicately, enjoyed those last descending chords up to then end.

Way to go!



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thetiler said 4183 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
I looked for Nick Drakes albums
but couldn't find it on itunes. But maybe it't on the net.


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SJB said 4180 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Nick Drake
Hi Bill,
If you want to listen to Nick Drake for free go to http://www.brytermusic.com/ In the top right corner you can skip through a few of his recordings. Cello Song and Nothern Sky are perhaps the most representative of his. There's also a link to iTunes on this page if you want to listen/buy any more of his stuff.

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Roxylee said 4177 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Ahhh... yes...
Sad songs... I've heard_"Fly, Pink Moon, and Time of No Reply._ Nice memory waltz to the man who just couldn't seem to fit in. I'm glad your tribute song was very nostalgic, but nod sad, which is a good thing. :-)
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SJB said 4164 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Thanks Roxylee
Thanks for listening. The sad thing about Nick Drake was he was depressed at his lack of recognition. Ironically, his music is the backdrop for all sorts of TV and film work nowadays and his albums sell like never before. Maybe he was just before his time.
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guitapick said 4168 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
You play...
...beautifully. So much so that it's not noticed. The music speaks beyond the player. GREAT sound from that Gibson.
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SJB said 4164 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks for your very generous comments. Listening back to this now, I think there's a tunning problem. The 5th A string is down to an E and I think it's messing with the intonation. With hindsight I think I'll have another go at it.

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paddler said 4164 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
..
Well - this is the first song of yours I've listened to and I was instantly drawn here by the title wondering if it was anything to do with Nick Drake,and I ain't been dissapointed - what clarity you find in the strings,lovely recording and inspiring on this sunny morning up a certain creek where I tend to have been residing just recently.

Dunno if you sing (will check out your other stuff) but I'd be quite interested in singing over any of your Drakish stuff - just a vague idea of course - regards Rich
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SJB said 4164 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Thanks
Hi Rich, thanks for taking the time to listen here. Your comments are much appreciated (all the more so since I've listened to your material and you clearly know what you are doing!). I do try and do a bit of singing but most often I think it's best if I keep quiet. If you can add anything vocally (or instrumentally) to this I would be delighted.
All the best
Steve
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Ibstrat said 4154 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
2nd
song of yours that I've heard.You really know how to play with feeling and that guitar sounds amazing!Nick Drake was one-of-a-kind.Don't know if you have heard the amazing celtic guitarist Tony McManus- this reminds me of some of his slower pieces.
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SJB said 4071 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks for taking th etime to listen and th enice comments. I haven't heard Tony Mcmanus but I'll check him out.
Regards
Steve
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Dragonas said 4075 days ago (June 28th, 2008)
Great guitar work!
Love this alternate tuning and your performance is outstanding.
I've never heard of Drake but I am going o check him out for sure.
Cheers and kind regards.
Hope to hear more from you soon.
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dajama said 4061 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Beautiful piece of music
The guitar sounds wonderful, great tone, and your playing is outstanding as ever. I love that tuning, and the sweet, almost melancholy vibe that comes off it. magic fingers, my friend. It took me a while, but I eventually got here! Nicely done. Peace.
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Ed Hannifin said 3837 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
It may be Nick's tuning...
...but you take it in a different direction than Drake country... Perfectly lovely, and a little more optimistic in tone than Nick Drake's stuff... Which I've loved since college, a long time ago... I also love 3/4 time, so there we are...

Ed
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Love playing acoustic guitar especially in open tunings (CFCFCF being my favourite). Every so often I’ll have a go with my electric guitar and even more rarely try to sing. Fan of Bert Jansch, Beatles, Ralph Mctell, Mark Knopfler, Nick Drake etc. ... [see more]

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