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A song about my daughter who loves birds.
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Fans: 28
Plays: 531
Downloads: 206
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Uploaded: Jul 06, 2007 - 08:27:35 AM
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2007 - 09:05:46 AM Last Played: May 09, 2017 - 12:19:18 PM
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TobinMueller said 3673 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Wings from the heart
Fabulous. Delicate, deceptively simple, such a wonderful underlying beauty and peace. Thanks for sharing this.
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Ibstrat said 3672 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Nice Thoughts
Glad you like the song.This is a little different than what I usually do.Hopefully i will get around to putting up a bunch of different styles at some point.
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said 3673 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Welcome aboard man!
Suerb playing. Simply superb....

Be well!
Ibstrat said 3673 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks for your comments.I'm still going thru your vast catalog-I haven't heard anything that I don't like yet!

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ziti said 3673 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
really nice playing
and of course, anyone with the strength of charater to claim ejh is his friend, must be a very brave man. it is not an easy road we travel...

this is a really gorgeous lullabye for the soul. the playing is pristene and perfect.

welcome!!

z
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Ibstrat said 3672 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Thanks for listening
Thanks for your comment.Ed has sent me some of your music and was really impressed.I also love loud electric blues and rock-you do it extremely well.
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jiguma said 3672 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Welcome to MJ Mark!
Beautiful playing - delicate and warm. A lovely tempo on this, very laid back and dreamy.
Good to have you here at MJ!
Neil
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Ibstrat said 3672 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Thanks
Glad you like the song.I just checked out "Across The Water" on your page.Absolutely Superb!
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Ed Hannifin said 3672 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
I love this tune.
This would translate perfectly and beautifully to an acoustic guitar... our old friend Rick would love it...

You get a very pretty chiming tone on this that really suits the lyrical feel of the tune. The melody is very pretty, and, as Tobin correctly notes, 'deceptively simple'. I expect that 'deceptively simple' is going to apply to a lot of what you post here...

I'm completely delighted to be hearing your music again, Mark. It's a real treat...

Welcome to MacJams...

Ed
Ibstrat said 3672 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Thanks
Thank you for the comments.This song would really sound better on a nice steel string-I can't do due it myself because of left hand pain,but I would gladly send music/tab to anyone who would like to play it.(First I have to figure out how to play it again myself.)
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Vic Holman said 3672 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Takes flight
Wonderful playing. a underlying nice melody with a delicate touch.
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Ibstrat said 3671 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Thanks again
Thanks.Just heard "Torn'.Awesome!
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Brian Weiland said 3672 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Instant Favorite.
The melody is lovely, but the arrangement is sublime! You have so many ways of varying the harmony and voicings- you're just a stellar player- I could listen to you all day.

Like Ed, I agree that this would sound gorgeous on an acoustic guitar, but I also love the "chimey" tone the electric provides. Is this in DADGAD?

Discovering great musicians like you is the reason I love this site. Welcome! I'm glad you're here!

~Brian Weiland
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Ibstrat said 3672 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Tuning
No, it's standard tuning,capo 5th fret.Glad you like it!
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drakonis said 3672 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
3 great things...
Great piece of music... you wrote a gorgeously captivating piece of music, almost music-box-like in its charm, but with more depth and embellishments... you also played it pretty much flawlessly, lots of warmth in the style... and, you recorded this really well, the guitar sounds very crisp, but with lots of resonance too, not thin and tinny, and no room noise, great recording. I too prefer acoustic over electric usually, but this piece may indeed sound better with the almost mechanical chime tone you give it... I have no critiqies, just a feeling of joy listening to your work, bravo! Welcome to Macjams!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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stratcat said 3672 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Another
sweet tune. This one sets a great mood, nice melody. A wonderful gift for your daughter. Glad I found your site.
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said 3672 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Enjoyable
very nice music .. WELCOME TO MACJAMS ..
I'll try to hear yours before when i had a time ..
Thanks for posting
Keep up your good work .. also wish to accept me as a new friend .. maybe we're in the same style
Really enjoyed this one ..

Regardz
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
Ibstrat said 3671 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Thanks from USA
Thanks for your comments.Am I correct that you are like 13 years old? I heard some of your flamenco stuff- you are a great player!Keep practicing!
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said 3672 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
MAn!
I wish you could teach me some of tht finger pickin! this sets it right soft and relaxing!
Ibstrat said 3653 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Late
I'm just getting around to replying to some people-I'm a very slow one-finger typist.Hope you get this message... I saw that you are leaving.
I've checked out some music on your page-it sounds great-you are way ahead of me as far as recording-really creative stuff!
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thetiler said 3672 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Nice
Very sweet, has a terrific gentle melodey. The acoustic flavor really comes out.

Very sweet, terrific touch! Very nice recording well. Like the ending, was perfect for it!

Way to go!
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Ibstrat said 3671 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Another thanks
I'm glad you like this song.I just checked out your Barrios.It's beautiful.I love latin guitar music.I used to play alot of Barrios,Lauro,Piazzola,Brouwer,etc.I really miss it.I will definitely check out your whole page!
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dajama said 3671 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Beautiful piece
Just what I needed to hear after a hectic day. Nice melodies, good arrangement, and excellent playing. Evocative too, and soothing. Very nice work. Welcome to MacJams. I think you'll like it here. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 3671 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Cool so far
Thanks for your comments.Just heard
"One False Move" Wow!
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guitapick said 3671 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Couldn't be nicer...
...and I bet your daughter loves it.

Excellent playing...beautiful sound (this IS about birds, after all)...fine composition.

Thanks for the heads up, Ed. Great stuff, Mr. Strat...On to your next tune!
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Ibstrat said 3671 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Thanks
Thank you.Just heard some of your Woodbury Suite-really nice stuff!
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Morris R said 3671 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Beautiful
Man, you sure play beautifully. For some reason it brought a tear to my eye. I guess it's got a lot of emotion in it, and it spoke to me. Wow.
Ibstrat said 3671 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Birdwatcher
When I wrote this I was thinking about an incident that happened when my daughter was about 8.We were out hiking, looking for birds,and she came running up to me."I just saw a cedar waxwing!" She had a look on her face like she had just seen the most incredible thing on earth.(They are pretty common around here but it was her 1st sighting)
So yea,it's a pretty emotional song.Glad you like it.

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futzpucker said 3671 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Your daughter's joy - our joy
The lovely simplicity and soothing mood of this song calls to my mind some of Tommy Emmanuel's quieter pieces.

I feel fortunate that I got a chance, by virtue of hearing this beautiful work, to visit the place your daughter's delight brought you. That's very touching, especially to a guy who has a couple daughters of his own...

Thank you for bringing your music here, Mark. Welcome to MacJams.
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Ibstrat said 3653 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Tommy
I should probably listen to some of Tommy's music-from what I've heard he is a great player.
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said 3669 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Nice

Simple beauty and peace , you send her a wonderfull message of love .
Thank you for sharing this .

Feter said 3669 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
The Birdwatcher
whata sweet swirling tune ....this is
chamring ... wonderfull skill ..cool job
welldone !!
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ledebutant said 3668 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
Perfect
It's 12:40 AM and I'm just about to head to bed. This is such a charming, sweet lovely song, perfect for the end of the day and so beautifully played. I'm looking forward to hearing much more of your music.

Ooh! I just download the song and opened it in iTunes. Ed may have already advised you of this, but it's a good idea to fill out all the information in iTunes before you upload the mp3, just so that as your music goes traveling about the world, your name and the name of the song go traveling along with it. Also, bonus, you get to make up an album title, which is fun.

I'm very glad you've joined us here. You're obviously a terrific player. Welcome.
Ibstrat said 3668 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
itunes
Thanks for listening to my song-I'm glad you like it.
I'm a little confused about the itunes thing.Do you mean when I put my own song on itunes or when I download someone else's?
I've been listening to some of your songs-you have a beautiful voice-really great stuff.
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ledebutant said 3668 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
Clearer
Sorry not to be clear. ;-p

I mean that when you convert your own song to mp3 in iTunes, that it's a good idea, before uploading it to macjams, to fill out the Name/Artist/Album fields in iTunes. All of that information will get embedded into the mp3 and will show up on the mp3 as listeners download it and play it in their own iTunes.

If you control-click on the name of your song, it will bring up a menu (or right-click if you're on a PC). Click on "Get Info," then click on "Info" at the top of that page, then fill out as much information, as you'd like there. You can also fill out the lyrics tab and embed your song artwork in the mp3, if you're so inclined.

If I can explain any further, please let me know and I'd be happy to help. Again, I loved the song.
Ibstrat said 3667 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks alot-That's very helpful!
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said 3668 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
what a relief
amoungst chaos, a tender plucking of sweet tones, very nice.

. - Harold
Ibstrat said 3653 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Relief
Glad you like it-still trying to get to everyone's page to hear their music!
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Dj French Toast said 3667 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
indeed
soulsinginggoodnes. Warmsbodycalmsmind.
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lavalamp said 3667 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
Very nice and clean
Beatiful melody and outstanding playing. Makes me want to put some of my acoustic stuff up, but I have a hard time recording it.
How do you record?
Once again great piece.
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Ibstrat said 3666 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
recording
It's extremely basic-old Ibanez strat into Line6 Tone Port,Abelton Live 4.1.5.
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composerclark said 3667 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
Exquisite
Stunningly beautiful. Exquisite... has anyone used that word yet? Because that's what it is. You play with such expressive simplicity... just kind of flows over me, taking my mind off life's small tribulations... very calming.

Welcome to the site, and I hope we get to hear a lot more of your music!
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Ibstrat said 3666 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks for listening to my song.
I've been listening to some of your music and it just knocks me out.Migillicudy's Rant is as good as anything Leo Brouwer ever wrote-should be on David Russell's next album!
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eleveneyes said 3667 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
I ate a bird for dinner last night!
And after hearing this I feel really really guilty.
This song immediatly drew me in. Your delicate and expressive touch is simply beautiful as is the entire song. Thanks for posting this bit of sunshine here!
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Ibstrat said 3652 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Songbird
As long as you don't eat a songbird it's O.K.
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Mcboy said 3667 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
very
delicate and peaceful.....you have a great touch.....!
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Magritte said 3666 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
So sweet and relaxing.
Just the thing to replace the noise of the city.

Funny, as soon as I started playing it all these birds outside started chiming in.
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Scott Carmichael said 3666 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
a lost classic
newly discovered standard... such timeless grace from some wood and steel...

ART
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perceptualvortex said 3659 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
Sweet
Lovely, intricate and gentle guitar playing. Very enjoyable!
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MarkHolbrook said 2967 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
My wife
loves birds too! Her love for them has gotten me watching them too. I start taking pictures when I see one I don't know and suddenly she'll say, oh thats a Tananger... how does she remember all of them!? Don't have a clue.

Anyway this is a gorgeous song Mark!
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Boundless said 2965 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
And another
beautiful little gem
so finely crafted.

Thanks Mark.
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Roxylee said 2386 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Wow
This is amazing guitar. You play so effortlessly, yet this sounds so complicated. Bravo!
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PeterB7858 said 2381 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Thrilled
Hi Mark. I am only a fairly new MJ member so I am thrilled to come back and listen to the original version after hearing Yemen's fantastic cover of your song. Your playing has a fluidity that must only have come from great technique and many hours of practice. I love the piece. Thanks for the D/L. Warm regards, Peter.
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Bob6stringer said 2377 days ago (January 21st, 2011)
Yeah, man!
I'm going to refer to the first comment made, Tobin's comment that this is deceptively simple. You sure knew how to pull your punches on this gem to deliver such a pure and natural bit of joy.

I wanted to hear this before listening to Yeman's "Cover Challenge" version (http://www.macjams.com/song/65852). This is going to be interesting, since you're both just so dang great.
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