Some classical guitar maybe...

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  1. polifemo

    polifemo Member

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    Seems like I´ll never get my computer based recording stuff up n´running...

    As I can´t record any electric, here´s some of my classical stuff instead:


    http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u?id=4414489&q=hi

    The piece is originally for the piano - transcription by me - and was composed by Isaac Albeniz.

    It is performed on a Antonio Torres replica (1888) with gut strings tuned to ca 430 Hz.

    Maybe not what you´ll like to hear, but why not...
     
  2. nashvillesteve

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    Sounds great! I should record some of my classical stuff (I've been lazy since graduation)...
     
  3. lhallam

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    Beautiful!

    Nice tone, execution, interpretation and arrangement.

    So clean, no ringing strings, good balance.

    How do you keep the string squeaks so minimal?
     
  4. ivers

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    What he said!
     
  5. Sub-D

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    I can't speak for anyone but myself, but please post more.
    Truly beautiful and definitely what "I like to hear"
    Thanks for that........
     
  6. polifemo

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    Thanks for the kind words guys :)

    These pieces are part of a research project I did at the RCM a couple of years ago.

    In order to present the music as "authentic" as possible, all pieces were recorded using gut* strings. (the nylon string was not "invented" until 1947!)

    Gut strings sounds best played without nails - as you can hear I play with nails - so the tone productions suffers a bit at times...
    Still it is a lovely instrument with a full rich sounding low register:
    [​IMG]

    So here´s another piece: Scherzo Valse by Miguel Llobet.
    This is a real Tour de Force that asks a lot from the left hand due to the harmonic structure of the piece with certain sections beeing played in 5 flats!
    Not that many quick runs maybe but I tell you, this is a tough one...

    http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u?id=4415536&q=hi
     
  7. anyone

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    dude like coool sweep picking man like almost as good as that guitar player in the house band of Super Nova show man.......like what key is this in... do you use like all the mode patterns to play this...:RoCkIn


    :)


    Bee" tongue in ear" Pee
     
  9. TaronKeim

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    Incredible stuff.... and definately along the lines of what I like to hear!

    -TJK
     
  10. Unburst

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    Great playing, thanks for sharing.
     
  11. polifemo

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    Here´s something to cool you down ;)

    Once again a piece by Miguel Llobet and once again a "non guitar friendly key" (the lovely key of c-minor).

    The piece is called Romanza and is a wonderful piece of music, and a fantastic piece to work on ones ability to play with a flowing musical legato.

    http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u?id=4417535&q=hi

    ps next time I post I promise to post some electric stuff :AOK ds
     
  12. BuddyGuit

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    Very, very nice playing and emotional content!
     
  13. polifemo

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    These recording were made the studio at RCM using DPA4011 mics (don´t know which board...) pro tools + reverb from a TC- Electronics M 3000.

    The studio is kind of small and not really suited for classical recordings
     
  14. Sub-D

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    again, Just great.....
    How were the mic's set up to record? x/y ?
     
  15. polifemo

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    You´ve got "magic ears"!

    X/Y configuration about 1,5 meters from the instrument (due to the small and dead sounding room...)

    Here´s a photo from a session with voice. (It´s kinda small, but one can spot the mic placement)
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  16. lhallam

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    Very fine playing. Really like your dynamics.
     
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    I have this piece (Mallorca) on a classical guitar CD somewhere (not sure if it was Sharon Isbin?), but anyway, your playing / interpretation is really beautiful.

    More stuff along these lines sure wouldn't hurt the Gear Page.
     
  18. anyone

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    Beautiful....
    Thanks!
     
  19. polifemo

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    Thanks to all of you for your nice comments!

    I quoted BuddyGuit´s remark above as it - to me - is what it´s all about.

    Regardles of style, genre, electric, acoustic etc, if the emotional content is not there, it doesn´t mean a thing...

    Glad to hear that some of you like classical stuff as well :AOK

    Personally I´ve always played and listened to - more or less - "all" types of music.
     

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