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Fred, Liz & Ludwig 2 (Fred is Tap dancing :))

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Similar to the first but this is another recording, I spent a lot of time trying to tweak the tap dancing. I really wanted to get feeling of the tune as if Fred Astaire is dancing to Ludwig's famous piece.

I tried to make the tap dancing high pitched, but when I took the low end sound out it lost the bass quality and didn't jell with the guitar solo. So this about the best I can do.

Again, again I wanted to bring out the flavor of Fred's famous dancing style.

Tap Dancers
I would like to dedicate this instrumental to all the tap dancers who performed on the Camp Meeker stage in (California) ! And Cathy Castle Anderson for providing this precious photo from the calendar photos she put together. How she captured in the photo layout, what Camp Meeker meant especially during the 1950's when my parents went up to a cabin we used to go during the 50's !

Thank you SO much Cathie for giving that calendar to me and bringing back such PRECIOUS memories !
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Feter said 4098 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Fred, Liz & Ludwig 2 (Fred is Tap dancing :))
how honest and thoughtful ..so peacefl
thnx alot for sharin !!
Hats off ~!!!
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gail60 said 4097 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Fred is such an awesome dancer in this song and Liz showed him the way! You are so talented Bill. I know that is such a surprise to you since I have only repeated it a Zillion times....but seriously, you are just awesome. You need to insure those hands of yours... Come to think of it, I think the world of all the rest of you as well. :) Super job friend. Just beautiful.
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thetiler said 4097 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
I get these subtle things of an almost visual
scenery of Fred on stage in his hey day. I really and dearly loved the entertainment that he accomplished in my soul. I thought he was such a stellar class act. You didn't hear about him in the tabloids. He was a family man. But to me the class that he had rivaled the greats in the classical music heyday such as Beethoven in a way. That is one reason I very much wanted to put them together. Almost like a Mount Rushmore of truly great communicators of the history of the earth.

He represents in is movies so much that I love and I think millions of others feel that in similar ways depending on the cultures they are effected by.

Thanks so much Gail for posting! Really appreciate it.
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drakonis said 4097 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
You can't "Beeth" this...
Another Tiler-Gem... Often, when people try to wrap classical music around some other genre-mold, it just doesn't work... but you really have a beautifully sincere talent for re-crafting the melodies into something of your own, perfectly arranged for guitar... and of course, so effortless-sounding when you play with your expertise. My only critique is because I listened through headphones, so your guitar (and thus most of the sound and energy) is leaning heavily on the left side, with just Fred's light tap dancing on the right. Perhaps you can try the trick of doubling the guitar track and placing each track to the far left & far right, and then putting the tap-dancing close to center... that way both the guitar & percussion "sound" like they're in the middle, but the guitar will be more "spread out" and not interfere as much, and you can let the tapping have more low-end. Just a thought, and something you can do without re-recording. Anyway, a wonderful adaptation of Beethoven, and a glorious fitting upbeat tribute to dear Paul. Thank you Bill!
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dajama said 4097 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Lovely playing, as always, and what a great sound you get from the guitar. The shuffling rhythm works well, I think. I wonder if doubling the rhythm track, taking out the low end and having both tracks would give you that higher pithced effect you wanted. Either way, it sounds great to me the way it is. Nicely done. You are a class act. Peace.
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thetiler said 4097 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thanks daj
you have a point, I may try that in Logic 8 and see how that sounds. Maybe putting a the higher pitched shuffle on the left side and the default one in the other ear. Maybe at 1 o'clock position were it is just enough and doesn't interferer with the guitar solo.

Good Idea !
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said 4097 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Wonderful as always coming from you. Nice beats going on... Really calm and smooth piece to listen to! Thanks for sharing... Enjoyed very much!

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SJB said 4097 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Great idea to recreate Fred dancing to your superb guitar palying. I think the comments about doubling/panning the guitar and taps are worth experimenting with becuase with the current balance it's just too tempting just to listen to your guitar playing. Your touch on the strings with the delicate harmonics is a joy to listen to and I like the way the thumb picked bass line moves. Really enjoyed listening (as usual)
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MarkHolbrook said 4096 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
You simply wow me on guitar! So sweet! Fred would have gladly danced to your playing without a doubt.
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 4096 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Really inventive
This is really inventive. Both the composition and that easy soft percussion. It all makes for really pleasant listening.

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thetiler said 4096 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Johannes for stopping by. I see you have another icon and webpage.

Way to go.

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thoddi said 4095 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Where's Ginger?
Was he alone dancing to this.. maybe one earlie morning before heading off to the studios, while shaving and listening to Beethoven on his radio...

Brilliant guitar playing Bill. You're the best doing this style... no doubt about it:)

And thank you for always beeing so supportive to my stuff. I really appreciate your visits!
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thetiler said 4095 days ago (April 29th, 2008)

of course i always enjoy it when I hear a tune of course of course.

For some reason you remind me of Bruce Willis, but more bluesy musically.

Thanks again.
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said 4094 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Ha ha...
You just keep on truckin, don'tcha Bill? And we here at MJ are all the richer for it...

Another nice bit of virtuoso tuneage sir Bill.

Nice to know that you're not anywhere near TAPPED OUT! Ha ha...

Be well friend!
richardhowardjones said 4072 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Yeah!Them feets is as good as them fingers.
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