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Time's Passing


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Written and Performed by:
Michele Senger: Cello
Bob Prince: Guitar

Michele, the cellist in this piece, is a dear friend of mine. Times were tough when we wrote this. In both of our separate lives. This song helped to ease the pain...if for only a moment.
It's from quite some time ago. I converted to digital just in time. The tape was degrading. Please excuse the sound quality. In a way, though, it's apropos of the situation. All a part of time's passing.
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Uploaded: Mar 04, 2007 - 01:38:19 PM
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2007 - 10:36:45 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 05:00:28 PM
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Joe Brady said 3937 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Nice Cello
and nice pickin'. Excellent use of both instruments and the mood is definitely sad, but beautifully so. Well written and performed.
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guitapick said 3936 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Thanks, Joe
For the listen and taking the time out to comment.
Not to stray, but:
...The "Buffalo Cafe" on your apron, there. Is that the one from whence the famed "Buffalo Chicken Wings" originated?
And: are you a chef?



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Joe Brady said 3935 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
My daughter says I make a mean Beans & Franks!
No, that was a little jazz bar called "The Anchor Bar" that had a house band that could really cook. Usually about halfway through a basket of wings (and a pitcher of the beverage of your choice) some retired female jazz singer would get up show off some chops. Great wings, great beer, and great music. My wife bought me the apron(local logo shop) and my daughter took the picture cutting my head off; seemed to work for me. Love your stuff man, keem 'em comin'.
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said 3937 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
gorgeous
just....
guitapick said 3936 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Thank you Rocha
It means a lot to me that you'd take the time out to visit and listen.

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drakonis said 3937 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
definite longing...
very sentimental, sweetly sad... the cello part was perfect, and really nicely played. Guitar gave a sparkly backing, but was also very nicely scored & played. Also very cleanly recorded, despite the couple of light-spots in the tape. Great save! Things like this are good to listen to sometimes, to remind us of the (relatively) good times now.
ttfn,
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guitapick said 3936 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
It sort of goes...
...beyond what's "good" in a piece, for me. Both of us are better players, at this point. But it's about what's being said and felt at the time. Still resonates with me and I'm glad it does for you, too, drak.

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Ed Hannifin said 3936 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
It is what it is...
...and it embodies what it means to be...

That is one gorgeous piece, one gorgeous cello line... A lot of sadness in that line...

On my system the two elements, guitar and cello, are very nicely balanced. In the air, not using headphones, I'm not aware of drop-outs... It may sound a little analog-y, but that's its charm... It's a warm and human message from days gone by...

Sad but not hopeless or despairing... Really nice...

Ed
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guitapick said 3936 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
"It is what it is" ...
...puts it perfectly.
You have a very nice way of putting things, Ed.
Thank you.

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said 3936 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Heavenly...
...if you ever want some of your AIFFs "SoundSoaped", let me know... it works wonders for removing hiss. Thanks for sharing this. Such presence.

Alimar
guitapick said 3936 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Hmmmm...
...I'll send you a note about the AIFF "SoundSoaping". Got me curious.
Thanks for the listen and taking the time to write a note, Alimar. Glad you liked the piece.

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RickW said 3935 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Beautiful
Such sweet longing. Such emotion. Wonderfully written and performed.
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guitapick said 3935 days ago (March 6th, 2007)
Richard,
Glad you took to this tune. I love it, too.

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jiguma said 3935 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
I love cello!
This is a lovely, sad combination of two of my favourite instruments. Michele's playing is so soulful - I don't know much about cello technique, but it sure sounds good to me. Your guitar is a perfect foil, providing a softer, perhaps more uplifting feel. Lovely balance - Sound Soaping would be worthwhile on this beautiful tune.
Neil
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guitapick said 3935 days ago (March 6th, 2007)
The cello...
...is just a wondrous instrument. And I was extremely pleasantly surprised at how well it worked with the guitar. Your description of the interaction is quite apt.
Yep...Michele's playing/technique was real fine, then. She's more than kept at it and is still playing, professionally. She's a wonderful player and musician.
Thanks, mate.

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kristyjo said 3934 days ago (March 6th, 2007)
So beautiful,...
it makes me almost happy to be a little sad...
For an 'old' tape, the sound is really quite good. The mix of these two mid-range string instruments is great - not muddy, as can sometimes happen. Very free and unencumbered playing, which pulls me into the emotions being shared.
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guitapick said 3934 days ago (March 7th, 2007)
"it makes me almost happy to be a little sad... "
There's a sweet thrill to sadness that resonates from the past. And the music that expresses it.

Sometimes (when it's in retrospect, that is) we can just appreciate the fact that we were there: alive, experiencing the moment; happy, sad, or in between.

Then, of course, there really are the moments that are best left alone...

Thanks for the visit, Kristy.

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dreadmon said 3931 days ago (March 10th, 2007)
Hauntingly beautiful
I'll echo "nice save!" Though I'm expecting that you've got plenty more beautiful pieces like this in your head. This is as stunning and moving as any composition that I've heard in a motion picture soundtrack, though this doesn't fall prey to the sound-alike syndrome that so many modern composers have. Unaffected by commercial forces and coming solely from your hearts, this is such an effective track. Michele's playing is achingly emotive - she strokes with the depth of feeling of Yo-Yo Ma. And your guitar does the work of an entire orchestra, only more intimately. This is another one for the D/L department. I didn't notice any sound issues because I was so utterly swept away in the emotion of this piece. Bravo.
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guitapick said 3930 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
That's very nicely said, Bing
We, quite definitely, had absolutely no commercial notions with this tune. It was a complete catharsis. A necessity.
Thanks, mon.

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said 3931 days ago (March 10th, 2007)
very cool
love the guitar chello? and everything what feeling it has !
guitapick said 3930 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
The cellist...
...teaches as well as performs. Some of her best students have been heavy metal bass players. She says they just put themselves so completely into the music.
AKA: Cello rocks!

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bud said 3930 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Absolutely beautiful and just as
it should be to my ears. I love the analog atmosphere. The cello line so emotional and expressively played and your accompaniment is perfect. Thanks for sharing this.
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guitapick said 3930 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Thanks, Bud...
...(I love saying that. Like I'm in some Cagney movie).
I'm still sailing on "Take a Minute".
Glad you liked the tune and took the time to comment.

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Scott Carmichael said 3930 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Hope Hidden inside
As meloncholy as this peice is.. I'm hearing a glimmer of hope peeking through without betraying the somber mood... what a peice of music!!!

It was said "good save" I ssecond that... remarkably emotional performances
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guitapick said 3930 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
I'm no Pollyanna...
...and I know how bad things can and do get.
Sorry if it sounds cliche...but it's so important, to me and you nailed it: hope must always be given safe harbor. A place to hide from the storm and be restored.
There is no stopping time's passing. A cause for sadness, celebration, or both, depending on the situation.
Thanks, Scott.

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stratcat said 3927 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
Lots of Feeling
and some fine picking. NIce job pick.
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guitapick said 3927 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
Thanks, strat
Glad you can stretch to classical. Just got set up with GB etal...I'll be posting more nylon/steelstring in the near (hopefully) future.

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said 3926 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
DARN LUCKY U got this here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wish it was a whole CD.. ..dreamin.....:) one of the most beautiful I've heard here at MJ You are very tuned into eachother I believe thats (partly) why its SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD !!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY for You : ) THANKYOU
guitapick said 3926 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
Thanks, ZOI...
...for the visit and taking the time out to make such a nice comment.

You're so right. Michele and I are very good friends. Writing and playing this piece with her was like breathing fresh, clean air.

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Magritte said 3922 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Beautiful collalboration.
I was reminded of Albinoni's Adagio in G, but not to say that this is derivative in any way. There is so much of both performers poured into this performance, it feels like eavesdropping or spying on a tender moment. So glad you were able to salvage this.
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guitapick said 3921 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
I like Albinoni, very much...
...wouldn't surprise me if we threw some of him in there without knowing it. I'd like to check out that piece. Could you send me a link?

The "old masters" would be collecting a lot of money if they were alive today and got the right lawyers. ;-)

Thanks for the visit, Magritte. I really enjoy your music.

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said 3913 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
BEAUTFIUL
Great Guitar TONE , Wonderful Minor Violin Voice
It's Beautfiul .. Thanks A Lot .. It's Make Me Crying And thinking of new things In my life .. and remember me when i was young in my country .. it's of the best music i've ever heard it in my life

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guitapick said 3912 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
Thank you, Yeman...
...I love this piece. It means the world to me that it would touch you so deeply.
Thank you so much.

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stevel said 3908 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
Lovely track
This has a wonderful melancholic feel, it kind of reminds me of a track called Pauline by the Durutti Column (off Bread and Circuses album)... this a lovely haunting tune. Thanks for sharing
Steve
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guitapick said 3907 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
A message from the past...
...a ghost, in some ways.
"Haunting" is an apt description, steve.
I'm glad you've come by to listen. I'm a fan of yours.
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mbehar said 3901 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
nice song
very pretty minor mood. and very fine playing from both of you.
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guitapick said 3900 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
Thanks, Mori...
...the harmonic from the cello at the end just pulls at my heart...

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Feter said 3880 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
O My Goddness !!
I do like cello so much ,but never
thought this combination with Guitar
arppigo will do such magic .very wonderfull
piece . very much talk to me here .
thank you for sharing it
peace !
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guitapick said 3880 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
I was surprised, too...
...at how well the two instruments worked together.

I have another tune we did which I'll post soon.

Thanks for the visit and taking the time to comment...

Bob

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paul f. page said 3873 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
Times passing...
I wonder if you have written this out...and I wonder if you'd consider a bit of quiet orchestration behind it...The cello tune is just splendid and full of pathos and I can just hear a string orchestra backing this whole thing up. A really lovely number in every way and so beautifully played. I am way impressed. I'd be honored to work up an orchestration, but you may like this number just the way it is. ... I did enjoy it very very much.
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Alannah said 3872 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
ya know .....
... the sadder it is .. the happier it makes me .... I soooooooooooo love a good sad piece of music ... it actually calms and I believe that if you can feel the emotion and have a good old cry with a lovely piece of music ... you have no other real reasons to cry at all ... thus the happiness part .... however ... I often don't think of pieces like this as being sad as much as a fabulous piece rich with emotion ... and the tears are actually those tears of joy at listening to a beautiful piece of music ... mixed in with feeling blessed that I have ears that work and that I am able to listen to music.
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guitapick said 3872 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Alannah...
The power of music was so evident when we wrote this. We were soooo bummed out. This came out very quickly. Felt much, much better afterwards. Something incredible happened (for real):

http://www.macjams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=22;showtopic=84450

I'm glad you checked this piece out.

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said 3866 days ago (May 14th, 2007)
love this one....
... as it gives me pause. Cello and guitar, so interwoven, speaking the same thing from different perspectives... yet one thought and one song. Choice.
said 3804 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
sad...
but beautiful music.
guitapick said 3803 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
The "B" section...
...is happier. But not for long. Then it was back to the sadness. Difficult period of our lives, back then.

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J.A.Stewart said 3799 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
Life's Painful Interstices
Much like your musical tagline suggests, it's often our experiences --- and actions --- during those discomforting periods that help define who and what we are... and what we choose to become.

The Arab proverb says: "All sunshine makes a desert." So it is in life.

Musically, I'm jealous. I have no friends who play cello. I'm stuck with my samples. ;)

Nicely done. :)

--- Joe
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guitapick said 3780 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
That...
...is a beautiful proverb.

Michele's a gem. You should hear her play now. Very special musician...

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five_extra_arms said 3781 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Wake Up Call
OK Bobby baby,

After I woke up from a 3 1/2 hour "lullabye" driven nap, my coworkers had shaved my eyebrows off again and soaked my hand in warm water. I'm still cleaning up the mess, but I had to check this song out since it was labeled "Classical" like my other favorite guitapick tune was.

I'm comforted by this beautiful melody. It makes the events of my rather typical day seem, well, ridiculous.

Your guitar playing with Michele's celling was meant to be. I can't think of a better match. I am also happy to hear that you saved this song from decay. If anything happens to your remaining copy, it looks like there are 40 people before me who downloaded this gem to their iPods.

Great song man. You are one smoking duo.

Thanks for sharing.
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guitapick said 3779 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Sounds like...
...you've got some very understanding co-workers

...I'll pass on the compliments to Michele. Thanks. Later, gater.



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DWL said 3775 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Wow
I've no idea what prompted this but I hope things got better.

A very emotive piece very well played.

Cheers

Dick
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guitapick said 3775 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Quite honestly:
It took a bit of time before things got better. But the time during which we wrote this was an island of relief...

Thanks, Dick

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Ibstrat said 3773 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Beautiful
Really nice Bob!I listened to both versions-this is fantastic stuff.
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timothy devine said 3769 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
I had to come check this out.
The two stringed instruments can create such a epic.
A story is told.

what a great sound.

i almost here a harp in there

i have always had a good imagination
peace
tim

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Doug Somers said 3695 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Whew!
I don't know if I should have listened to this back to back with the orchestral version or not - I feel well wrung out now. This bare arrangement speaks directly to the heart just as much as its counterpart, and the cello is so full of emotion when paired with the soft urgings of the guitar. Not just well played but beautifully expressed. Thanks folks.

Doug
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BloodSoul said 3691 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
beautiful
i really like this song. the guitar and cello are both really beautiful.
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guitapick said 3691 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
~
Thanks...it's a very special tune for me...glad it touched you, too. Short and bittersweet...
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BlueDome said 3597 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Wonderful and moving
There is real talent in Macjams!
The combination of Cello and Guitar is sublime and balanced, reminds me of Kristina Olsen and Peter Graylings performances in the UK in 2006. Peter plays Cello and Kristina sings and plays various guitars.

More please.
guitapick said 3597 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Hi
Thanks for the kind words. Michele and I wrote and recorded this and another tune (http://www.macjams.com/song/34277). Got to get her into GB to do some more, as she's living out in DesMoines, Iowa and I'm in New York City.

I'm actually in the process of deciding whether to include both in my first cd or to divide them and put this tune on the second (down the road)...leaning towards the together at the moment...

Very happy you enjoyed this. Thanks for the visit.
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thetiler said 3563 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Enjoy the guitar
who it seems to go in dramatic fashion decending at the start but it really gets beautiful with the openness after that, with the lower end strings of the violin and the gorgeous fingerstylings. Terrific!

Thanks for sharing,, beautiful ending!
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guitapick said 3563 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
~
Thanks, Bill. I'd like to do this one again, someday. Like to lighten up that first section a bit....maybe leave out some of the descending bass notes (do 2 per phrase instead of 4).

Fact is, though, that the piece says exactly how Michele and I were feeling at that moment. It was what it was, as they say. So...this version stays put.

I'm happy that you checked out one of my older tunes. I've been playing alot lately, but little time to record. Got lots to do...thanks, again.


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said 3475 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Time's Passing
Lovely Cello sounds, really nice Guitar sounds too, both compliment each other. This sounded wonderful - sad but gorgous at the same time.
And very thought provoking and delicate. Thank you for the listen Bob
I really enjoyed this one too.

Peace Dee.
guitapick said 3474 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
A song...
...from long ago...glad you took the time to listen, Dee...thanks....
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