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Rosin the Bow

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This is one of my favorite old folk songs. Not sure who wrote it, maybe William C. Peters
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Uploaded: Nov 07, 2004 - 03:41:45 PM
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2006 - 01:26:56 AM Last Played: Nov 22, 2018 - 11:16:34 PM
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Mr. EI Oval said 5305 days ago (November 7th, 2004)
Mighty fine singing
and production.

This is a nice change of pace from some of your previous
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Joanna said 5305 days ago (November 8th, 2004)
Mighty fine singing
I know it's risky putting up an a capella song. Because the song evokes a
feeling a time past, I thought it would sound more like it might have, had
someone broken out singing in a pub.
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macapa said 5305 days ago (November 8th, 2004)
Yes, quite different. A very nice change of pace. Not sure
about the production, though. The echo kind of muddles
the two voices at some moments. I'm not sure if this is
something you can ajust? Might be worth a try.
Anonymous said 5239 days ago (January 13th, 2005)
Where did I put My Rosin?
Your interepretation of this song, in my opinion, is right
on target. Forgive my use of cliche, but I am not one that
is well knowledgeble in this genre, but if I were to have
any pre-concieved expectations about the way it should
sound, then your performance would have been greatly

My only criticism is that you say that you aren't a musician
in your bio description. Now forgive me for saying so but
that is either a quite humbling statement to make, or you
have never listened to your own voice. Vocals are as
instrumental as banging out a beat on pots and pans
collected from under the kitchen sink can be acclaimed to

One suggestion, but this one is iffy becuase the piece was
so nice in its accapellic format, incorporate a string that
has been nicely rosined to the point where there is rosin
just dripping off the neck of the instrument.

Perhaps you can find a sample from your new keyboard
that will fit. But maybe not. Although I was craving a
taste of rosin, my appetite for anything was quieted with
the full course of tremendous vocal talent coupled with
true display of musicianship.

Well Done.

Johnathan J. Stegeman.
Joanna said 5239 days ago (January 13th, 2005)
Where did I put My Rosin?
Thank you very much. Although it could have musical accompaniment, I'm
going to keep this one a capella, with the 5 part harmony being the only
back-up. As for the definition of musician, that's another debate. I'm
untrained, and just do everything by ear, and as such, don't think it's fair to
rank myself alongside those who have worked hard to earn their musician
stripes, so to speak.
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Anonymous said 5239 days ago (January 13th, 2005)
Musical Training
Like I said before, I will agree with your decision to maintain this
arrangement just the way that it is.

On the topic of musicianship and credibility, I will have to applaud your
humility. I am a self taught musician as well but I think that we deserve just
as much credit as any "classically trained" musician deserves. No comparison
would due the topic justice, because as your might have realized in doing
jazz, sometimes it is not what you know, but what you don't know that can
lead to true moments of brilliance that come out.

With all due respect, I am simply complimenting you on your fabulous vocal

Johnathan J. Stegeman
Rebsie said 5215 days ago (February 6th, 2005)
A very fine performance
I think you've done exactly the right thing in giving
this an a cappella arrangement. Many of these old
songs seem to sound best unaccompanied, and it
helps to focus the listener's mind on the subtleties of
the song if there's no other instrumentation. The
harmonies are very nicely applied and give it all the
musical support it needs. Very well done!
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Joanna said 5215 days ago (February 6th, 2005)
A very fine performance
Thank you so much, Rebsie! Coming from an accomplished folk song singer
like you, it means a lot to me. I've loved listening to all of your uploads.
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jennylee said 5179 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
A Favorite
I love this song and it will always be one of my very favorites. I think that your voice is beautiful and the song is wonderful without any other musical accompaniment.
Joanna said 5179 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
A Favorite
Thank you, Jennylee -- I'm so happy I picked one of your favorite songs!
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drakonis said 5179 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Quite pretty! Your rich voice does great credit to this
piece. The only detractors were a little too much echo (as
Macapa noted) and a fairly strong background hiss. But
your acapella version of this is perfect, love the harmonies
& your voice.

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Joanna said 5146 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
Thank you, drak. The hiss is probably due to it having been done originally
on cassette tape. Whenever I put those old taped songs into GB, I end up with
some hiss. The reverb was in the original recording, so I couldn't change it.
Were I doing this song again now, I would do it with much less reverb.
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caroline said 4144 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
how did i ever miss this one?
delicious joanna - thank you xoxoxo
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SJB said 3008 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Hi Joanne
A little bit late getting to this one! Too few capella posts on Macjams.This is rare treat.
Nicely done
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