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A guitar improvisation. I started off with no plan and let the moment show where to go.

It took me a while to get the guitar in tune ... so the tuning session has become kind of a preludium, in which also I am tuning in to what may come...

Tuning: Low E-string down to D, otherwise standard guitar tuning (but by the end of the recording, the guitar comes out of tune anyway).

Mono. Recorded with just one mikrophone. Eq:d listening through speakers. (For headphones I would have prefered less bass ... but mono sound in headphones is to my ears not so pleasant, that's why I choose to do it for speakers).
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Hits: 5341
Comments: 33
Fans: 10
Plays: 485
Downloads: 245

Uploaded: Jun 15, 2005 - 04:05:10 PM
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2007 - 10:22:11 AM Last Played: Jan 27, 2017 - 11:04:33 PM
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Hardware:
Guitar: Furch D-24
Mic: Rode NT1000
G4 PowerMac
Software:
Logic Express
OS X
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Ed Hannifin said 4565 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Oh, and...
You get extra points in my book for it being so good AND an
improvisation...

This is everything I like in acoustic music...
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Cori Ander said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Oh, and...
Thanks a lot Ejh! I appreciate all the supportive comments that comes from you!

For a while now I havent commented comments to my tunes so much because
I've been afraid to create to much to read for later commenters. But lately I've
also become a little afraid that you will begin to think I don't care, which i do, so
I now want say that I AM really appreciating all comments a lot!
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caroline said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
what could be better...
than you, a guitar and 15.50 of enjoyment - thank you x
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Cori Ander said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
what could be better...
Thanx for your appreciation and support (again)!
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Mcboy said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
the sound
of your soul freely thinking.....i like that idea of tuning as a
prelude....i appreciate the use of thumping as rhythm , i
know how hard it is to thump and play chords and single
notes at the same time.....good work here.....
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Cori Ander said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
the sound
Thanks Macboy! I'm honoured knowing this comes from someone who made
Tiler's bag, (jammer of the week on top of that ;-)
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Jim Bouchard said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Really interesting
... there's 9 downloads and only 2 votes as of this writing, but then I realized it's because it's so long that it takes a while to take it all in.
Really Great improv, and pretty great recording. That's sort of stating the obvious! A little boomy in the bass range. I have the same mic, and I've lately been experimenting with positioning it more on the guitar's top and not so much on the soundhole.
This reminds me of Bruce Cockburn a little bit. I like the tuning part. In my opinion there should be more tuning in guitar music!
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Cori Ander said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Really interesting
Yes! More tuning in guitar music!
... I liked that ... :-)
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Tom Atwood said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Happy to come back from vacation
and send this to the Weekly Picks. (Although I guess it's
called the "Rating Picks" now?)

This is a wonderful piece, a peek into musical creation, a
workshop. Downloaded.

8-9-9-8
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Cori Ander said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Happy to come back from vacation
So nice you're back! Thank you for your great support!
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ziti said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
this sounds like this guitarist I know
named LillNisse...it's amazing how much you sound like
him!!!

great soulful melodic improv....more GREAT stuff!!

d/l- fav-all the good things!
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Cori Ander said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
this sounds like this guitarist I know
ho ho this one made me laugh ... thanks for your appreciation !
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Anonymous said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
please
sing a song!
Cori Ander said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
please
Yes it could be a song here! I like the idea! Myself I'm not at all comfortable with
singin'. Anyone willing is lots of welcome! Serious!
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ziti said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Anyone
who could listen to this piece of music, this great guitar
playing and then vote 5 is either:
a) a musical moron
b) deaf
c) jealous
d)all of the above
take your pick

just my humble opinion, of course
awesome LilleNisse!!! as always...(sorry for posting twice,
but I needed to get that off my chest)
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Cori Ander said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Anyone
Guess the bombers dont listen to what they bomb, they've got too much to do
(and this one is even over 15 minutes long)...
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btransue said 4564 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Great Improv...
You just don't hear enough of this out here on the net. Really
appreciate what you've got goin on here.
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Cori Ander said 4563 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Great Improv...
Thanks for leaving a note! I appreciate that!
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Scorpjammer said 4562 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Mightly Fine Playing!
Your playing is some of the finest expressive acoustic guitar playing on the intenet. The acoustic guitar does not let a player get away with much of anything. It says, "Be true to me and I'll unlock my mysteries to you." Unlock them, you have. :)
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Cori Ander said 4562 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Mightly Fine Playing!
Wow! Thanks a lot! Your feedback made me really glad!
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Mr. S said 4562 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
....
starts off a lil' sketchy in my point of view, you built onto
it tho.

S
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Cori Ander said 4562 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
....
Thanks for commenting! Yes the start is sketchy. And that is in line with my
intention. I experience the tuning as such a natural part of the music, and it has
become, more and more, as years passed, an enjoyable listening expeience. It is
live-ish in a way that I like.
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Thompa said 4562 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Grymt Bra!!!
Sometimes when i playin around with the guitar my girlfriend
say that i sits there with open mouth and a stupid look in
my eyes.
When i listen to this song i have the same expression without
the guitar she says.

Nice improvisation and a good sound.

(testar gärna att sjunga på nån låt)

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Cori Ander said 4562 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Grymt Bra!!!
Tack Thompa! Thanks for your support! Great to hear from you again! (I
remember you commented on my very first post half a year ago).

Yes you are mycket welcome att sjunga to some av mina tunes. Only a few of
them I'd like to have untouched, but those are probably not the ones you'd
choose for singin. We'll see ... give me a suggestion!
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Thompa said 4561 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
Grymt Bra!!!
Okidooki...;-)

---
Rock Hard, Rock well. Be Snä�ll!!
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thetiler said 4562 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
sounds good
Like the drone of the D and the ravi shankar feel.
The softness is cool and then going into funkiness. Nice
have not heard that in your playing, nice.

Changin speeds, cool!
Like that the trills you do as you play. Nice.

Thanks for sharing!
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Nolan said 4553 days ago (June 27th, 2005)
Amazing
I can't think of another opportunity I've ever had to listen to a brilliant guitarist just 'going for it' like this.

Incredible playing and totally enjoyable at all times. Loved it!
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said 4534 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
sounds
really great J.
I love the very nice guitar sound you are getting
with one mic. Has a very nice and mellow feel,
reminds me of walking through the forest in summer.
Well done.

Cheers
eorthman said 4528 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Improvisation?!?!?
Very cool, man! If I could sit with my guitar and the
tablature and practice for a few weeks, I might be able to
get most of these licks down. The fact that you can do this
"off the cuff" blows me away. I love players like John
Renbourn, Bert Jansch, Stephan Grossman, and Peter
Finger. Cori Ander fits neatly into that group.

And I agree, the mono sound is not so pleasant on
headphones (that's how I'm listening).

I mix with Logic Pro. It has a Mono-to-Stereo function
that splits different frequencies to different parts of the
stereo spectrum. It's not as good as doubletracking or a
good stereo microphone for capturing a stereo image, but
if Logic Express has the same plug-in, it might be worth a
try.
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Tadashi Togawa said 4522 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
Good tune and good performance.
Your guitar is good. The sound is good. The melody is good.
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magullo said 4476 days ago (September 12th, 2005)
Like Pat Metheny
It reminds me some of the solo acustic Pat Metheny albums. Nice work and nice performance
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said 4314 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
fine improv
Why is it that I like your improve tunes the best of all? Awesome in every
way. Thanks!
DBrown said 3282 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
Wow
EJH has been playing me your stuff for almost two years now and I have always been amazed and blown away at the way you make the guitar sing and how you have such an amazing tone on everything you play.

Thank for the song.
All the best.
Dom
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Name: Johannes Curry
Location: The west coast of Sweden
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Guitar player since 11. Can't play other instruments than acoustic guitars, well maybe aside from instruments that are tuned the same way; like ukulele or bass guitar. In younger years I took inspiration from classical guitar, American acoustic... [see more]

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