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Acoustic Samurai


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thetiler

 Genre: Acoustic

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Much faster than Flower Child, much more intense so my wife mentioned that it seemed like a Japanese warrior. . . So I changed the picture :)
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Hits: 5144
Comments: 31
Fans: 12
Plays: 274
Downloads: 20
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Nov 03, 2006 - 08:59:16 PM
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2007 - 10:32:41 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 12:26:53 PM
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Comments
Ed Hannifin said 3826 days ago (November 3rd, 2006)
Maybe I listened...
...to Flower Child when I was tired, 'cause it didn't speak to me as much as your tunes usually do. I told myself I'd come back to it another time. But then there's this, which seems to up the intensity a notch and bring the tune together a bit more. I like the drone-y runs that could be koto-ish or could have hints of Appalachian dulcimer... You have a good ear for the modal stuff, Bill, and fingers to match...

Gotta put your graphics in the mp3, though, and change the title so that it doesn't download as Flower Child 2....

It amazes me that you write 'em, amazes me that you can play 'em, and amazes me that you can even remember 'em all....

Ed
thetiler said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Ya
I keep forgetting to put it in. Sometimes I get a little scatterbrained.


Thanks for reminding me and appreciate the input on the tune Ed!
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MidiOrleans said 3826 days ago (November 3rd, 2006)
Pure
As always a pure sound! Much enjoyed.
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Schello said 3826 days ago (November 3rd, 2006)
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e siiiiii davvero di OTTIMA TECNICA!!!!!!!
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paddler said 3826 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
mezmorgoric
VERY atmospheric - I was having visions during that of a sleepy snake rising from a pit of fire.Love it! and how the depth gradually kicks in too.and the harmonics - each time I come to mac jams I keep thinking by jimminy some incredible complations could be made from alll the talent round ere - theres enough to have a really big festival for 2 weeks
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thetiler said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Thanks
"VERY atmospheric - I was having visions during that of a sleepy snake rising from a pit of fire.Love it! and how the depth gradually kicks in too.and the harmonics - each time I come to mac jams I keep thinking by jimminy some incredible complations could be made from alll the talent round ere - theres enough to have a really big festival for 2 weeks"


"depth gradually kicks in"

I was thinking of having a sub heading of "Pushing into the Night" to musically illustrate how two warriors sword fight from the light of a building to the dark of the night. But everybody has their own ideas I am sure on what they hear.

Thanks for the input!

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Feter said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Brilliant Idea !
I m imagening myself on a theater and
everything silent but this spiritual
guitar pickin so amazingly .. !!
perfect ending .... well done !!!
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Feter said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Brilliant Idea !
I m imagening myself on a theater and
everything silent but this spiritual
guitar pickin so amazingly .. !!
perfect ending .... well done !!!
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thetiler said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Thanks Ed
Schello, MO, Paddler and Feter for stopping by!
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composerclark said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Hypnotic and Intense
Hypnotic and intense at the same time; I think the drones have something to do with that. As always, played with tremendous skill and expression.

If I had to guess, I probably say the music has something of an Eastern European or even Middle-Eastern feel, more than a Japanese one.

And, as Ejh said, I'm amazed that you (a) are so prolific, (b) can play these things so beautifully and flawlessly, and (c) can remember them. You're an exceptional talent.
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Tadashi Togawa said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Samurai held guitar.
You are Samurai who held the guitar.
Samurai has crossed the waters.
And, it pointed the sword of an artistic guitar ahead.

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thetiler said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Really appreciate
the thought Tad. I sent you an email, hope you get a chance to read it!
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drakonis said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
ohhh... nice style-blends
The opening harmonic-picking (?) reminded me a little of Michael Hedges, then it began to sound like a dulcimer with the long rich sustained strings, then it launches into typical Tiler beautiful picking that is like afternoon light sparkling on the water... this is very soothing and meditative, but exhilerating at the same time. Another fave of yours, DLed for my iPod pleasure. Thank you again so much Bill, for offering us these great glimpses into your soul!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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thetiler said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Thanks
Drak for pointing the ducimer thing out. Now I am hearing the tune in a different light :)


"The opening harmonic-picking (?) reminded me a little of Michael Hedges, then it began to sound like a dulcimer with the long rich sustained strings, then it launches into typical Tiler beautiful picking that is like afternoon light sparkling on the water... this is very soothing and meditative, but exhilerating at the same time. Another fave of yours, DLed for my iPod pleasure. Thank you again so much Bill, for offering us these great glimpses into your soul!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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ziti said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
bill
more acoustic genious...I am watching yer You Tube videos ove rand over, and marveling at the right hand....it seems as though the main working digit is the ring finger...very strange!

I agree with Ed...a dulcimer feel...or santoor maybe....

i got a tiler folder now..a whole playlist in the iPod...and even a video to go in there too...Myrtle is tooooo good!

i am a total fan and in awe!

thanks pal!
z
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thetiler said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Thanks
Z,

It was very nice to see you at YouTube.

Hope you get tons of people there. You deserve it ! It was a pleasure to post to your video!
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krismacqueen said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Nice
Lovely. I hear something of an eastern sensibilty. Interesting use of harmonics and drone. Did you double up the guitar at all?
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thetiler said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Just one thing . . .
the very last harmonic note.
Thanks for posting
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thoddi said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Warm sound
This recording sounds very warm and near. I can visualize you playing this with all your feeling pouring into the guitar strings and then all the way to me... in Norway:) Fabulous! Once again I'm thrilled with your genius work.
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Vic Holman said 3825 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
droning strings are a guitarist best friend
i listened to this last night and i was so stuned it took me a day to comment. i've always liked a little far eastern intrigue. from the harmonics or where those harped harmonics? i new i was in for a ride...oriental express and no stopping.

Vic
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jonx said 3824 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
nice!
nice flavor you've caught on this one tiler-as always, great gtr. from u! this one sounds like you're really pushing yourself--if you you listen closely, you can hear echoes of Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive" in the signature-clever! rawk on!
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thetiler said 3824 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
I'll have
to check out Bon Jovi's tune.

Thanks for the heads up on that Jonx.
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lholden said 3820 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
lovely images
The balanced sound of the guitar was fantastic. I enjoyed the solid floor of bass sound that followed through most of the piece and loved the end! Fantastic work. Thank you.
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thetiler said 3818 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
Thanks
lholden
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said 3820 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
very nice
i liked this. nice sound on that guitar.
perceptualvortex said 3818 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
Deep
I see very deep and complex designs, like an endless oriental rug. Awesome, energetic playing Bill, and those runs of harmonics, holy cow!
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thetiler said 3817 days ago (November 12th, 2006)
thanks
percept
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Magritte said 3816 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
I can't believe...
...the sounds you can make with your guitar. It's like you have an entire orchestra in there. This piece is a true journey.
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thetiler said 3815 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
Thanks
Magritte, especially coming from such a talented pianist. I enjoy your music!
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said 3513 days ago (September 12th, 2007)
Master !
A Real Samurai, this is great pickin Sir !
Wonderful composition, is it one track guitar or more ?

Great


thetiler said 3513 days ago (September 12th, 2007)
Just one
Just the guitar solo!


Thanks for posting BW
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