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Train to Rishikesh


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SJB

 Genre: Fingerstyle Guitar

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Everyone does a "train tune" at some time. This is trying to capture a train journey through India. It's mostly an improvised acoustic solo in one take. The changing moods and tempo are supposed to convey the chaos and excitement of India. Unfortunately, I’ve only ever been east as far as Great Yarmouth which is a long way short of India so I may have caught the wrong train here.
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Hits: 3726
Comments: 27
Fans: 13
Plays: 157
Downloads: 177
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Mar 11, 2008 - 12:22:45 PM
Last Updated: May 01, 2008 - 10:54:22 AM Last Played: Jun 19, 2019 - 01:53:09 AM
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Hardware:
Gibson CL40
Pair of SE1A microphones
Software:
Soanr 5
Comments
Lightman- said 4124 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Great
This is great... You're good at playing guitar... And a good "story" in this tune..... Great work....
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SJB said 4122 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Cheers
Hi Lightman, glad you liked it and were able to pick out a story. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I'm looking forwrd to your next upload.
Best wishes.
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Feter said 4123 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Train to Rishikesh
Impressive ...the pickin and the sound the mood
all so awesome ..and magical ..what a journy .
indeed the changes of the tempo and moods definetly
a true varietions of c0lors ...wonderfull gem thnx
for sharin !
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SJB said 4122 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks Feter. It's always good to hear that you liked a posting.
All the best to you.

P.S. Finally got your name right! Apologies for the previous spelling mistakes.
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magnatone said 4123 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Train to Rishikesh
wow - this is really fabulous! You've got mastery of that guitar - making things I KNOW are really hard to do, sound easy to do. I like the changing tempo, the changing mood of the guitar as you move through the journey. Really great - so glad to have heard it. Thanks
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SJB said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Hello
Hi Maganatone, I sent you a message which I hope you got (first time I've tried that).
Regards S
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thetiler said 4123 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Enjoyed
Like the finger-picking here, especially when it gets into the deep swoops. NIce speed up and variations on that. Plus nice recording. Those deep swoops are particularly dramatic to my ears.

Lots of nice stuff in there!

Way to go!
Thanks for sharing!



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SJB said 4122 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thanks Bill
Hi Bill, I've just been watching your Utube video. I really like the intervals you were hitting there and the rythmic changes. Thanks for taking the time to listen here.
Take it easy!
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lengold said 4123 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Lovely guitar
playing to a very interesting composition. I agree about the great production. The Great Yarmouth comment made me chuckle too.
Cheers
Len

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SJB said 4122 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thanks Len
Thanks for the supportive comments. Sounds like you've spent a wet week at Great Yarmouth too!
All the best
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Moviz said 4123 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
What
a great interpretation of not only the train journey, but also the instrumentation. With the guitar, you've managed a very good impersonation of the Sitar in parts. You can certainly play your instrument, this is an excellent piece of music, regards M
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SJB said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Cheers
Thanks for taking the time to listen. I was tempted to pile on some more reverb effects to bring out a more sitar like quailty but it just sounded too synthetic then.
Best Regards
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saymme said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
( : tx
Wow....You're some Guitarplayer !(!)!!! Incase You haven't heard Johannes CoriAnder here check him out ! You DO remind me of Him. ! http://www.macjams.com/artist/Cori Ander
SJB said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Thanks :)
Thanks for the nice comments – I very much appreciate you taking the time to listen. I read to the end of your Bio and am glad I’ve been able to post something that you have enjoyed. I hope that fox doesn’t like fingers! CoriAnder is indeed a brilliant player and I’m one of his fans already (Lime Green Thoddi is superb). I’m delighted this reminds you of his playing – it means I must be doing something right!
Best wishes to you.


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dajama said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Excellent
Love the sound of the guitar - a great recording (and i know how hard it is to get a good acoustic sound when you record!) - and love the playing. You have a great rhythmic touch, lovely dynamics and arrangement. Great playing. Nicely done. Peace.
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eanbardsley said 4118 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Very nice sounding, and
very nice playing. High tones are very nice to the wonderful deep low end lines. Great finger picking.
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Roxylee said 4117 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Fabulous
I love the rich sound and the way you can convey a train moving through the Indian countryside at varying speeds. So very pretty...:-)
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stevel said 4115 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Very nice acoustic
Lovely playing...echoes of John Fahey, Davey Graham and Jim O'Rourke's Bad Timing album
Cheers

Steve
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SJB said 4114 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Cheers.
Thanks for listerning Steve. I've got some John Fahey and Davey Graham but have never heard any Jim O'Rourke. I'll check him out.
All the best :)
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guitapick said 4108 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Well....
...I've just found a new fave artist...sounds great, man...
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SJB said 4108 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks for taking time to listen. Comment much apreciated!
All the best to you.
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screamalexz said 4087 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
...
nice playing once again. very colorful. not sure what i can really say this is too advanced for me to have any room to say much other than awsome playing.
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SJB said 4087 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Hi Chance
Thank you for taking the time to listen and for your kind comment. I think this sounds more difficult to play than it really is. It uses DGDGAD tunning to get a more unusual sound going which is cheating a bit really. Having said that, it does make it playable for the most part using just 2 finger chords with some hammering on and pulling off of the notes.
Best wishes
Steve

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twangers said 4007 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
very nice pickin
Hi Steve,
"Train to Rishikesh" awesome pickin...mind if I play it on my radio show...will need your last name...

Rich
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SJB said 4006 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Hi Rich
Hi Rich, I just sent you a message about this!
Steve
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Ed Hannifin said 3777 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
I love the title...
...and it seems to suit the journey... Your picking is so clean and clear... Nicely put together...

Ed
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Boundless said 3645 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Fantastic tone
I lived in India for some years a while back and whenever I'd be in the area, I'd always stay in Rishikesh for some time, enjoying the atmosphere of the place so much. . .

Fine music and playing - thanks !
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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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