two new acoustic fingerstyle tracks up

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  1. zenpicker

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    Two new efforts recorded on the Tascam 788 -- a cover of Howard Emerson's Crossing Crystal Lake and one of my own outings called Laying the Roses.

    http://home.comcast.net/~casademel/html/eh_music.html

    Just from a recording perspective, the Crossing tune was done absolutely dry, not even reverb or compression, with a pair of condensor mikes, while the other was done with the same mike setup but some compression and EQ added on the computer later. I think I like the dry one better! In the interest of science, I will point out that they were also played on two different guitars, both Goodalls but different woods (rosewood for Crossing, koa for Laying). I think I am going to record dry for awhile and see how I like it...curious what you guys think.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. 6Tones

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    I played your tune crossingcrystallake Nice playing and sounding guitars!,I wish I had one that sounded that good,maybe someday lol
    The recording/guitar comes across alot in midrange in tone,maybe its my pc speakers.
     
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    What guitar did you use on layingdown the roses?,very nice sound :)
     
  4. zenpicker

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    Thanks for the kind words. To answer your question, "Crossing" was done on a Goodall standard rosewood/spruce guitar with Martin Fingerstyle strings (light), while "Laying the Roses" was on a Goodall jumbo with light Marquis strings (if I recall).

    As you can tell, I love Goodalls...
     
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    Oh, and a small correction in the spirit of "credit where credit is due." "Crossing Crystal Lake" is not my tune but Howard Emerson's. Wish I'd written it, but....:)
     
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    Absolutely beautiful playing! Great tones and killer technique. What a nice tribute to your dad.....

    Scott
     
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    You flatter me terribly, Scott :). Thanks so much for the kind words. It makes all the sweat worthwhile.

    Today I finally finished mixing down an 11-minute suite that I will post soon -- though even the MP3 is 10 mb (WAV is 100 mb!). Need to transfer my website over to a new ISP and will make that part of it. I'll post a note here when it's ready for download. Like the "Crossing Crystal Lake" piece, I recorded it totally dry, no effects whatsoever, so it's a kind of fun experiment in minimalism. See what you think when it's up there.

    Again, thanks for the nice words, and for listening.
     
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    Scott - OK, I just listened to some of the samples on your site and now I am really flattered, if somewhat abashed, that you enjoyed my stuff. You have awesome chops and an excellent improv head. Your "Funky Jazz Sample 1" is just the kind of Scofield (/Lerner :)) groove I've been into when playing electric. Nice stuff. You have a CD? You should!
     

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