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Celebrating the birth of egobandit's daughter, Gianna (10/27/07).

A tune for the kids and their dads (and anyone else who likes it, for that matter).

The artwork is the Celestial Maternity Ward N81 in the Small Magellanic Cloud. I was looking for a maternity ward and...well...there it is...

©2007 Bob Prince
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Comments: 100
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Plays: 435
Downloads: 72
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Uploaded: Oct 30, 2007 - 10:14:52 PM
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2008 - 06:09:38 AM Last Played: May 11, 2017 - 09:40:51 AM
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bud said 3675 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
Tasty licks Mr. Picks
I gotta come back when I've got time to go into more depth - but this sounds great.
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guitapick said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
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Glad ya like it, Mr. Bud...I'm very into your interp of Ember...really cool slant.
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Feter said 3675 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
Happy Pappy
its an awesoem decication piece ..and fine pickin
my friend ..enjoyed so much !!
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guitapick said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Thanks, Feter...
...always happy to hear from you...here or at your place...
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drakonis said 3675 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
the wonder, joy, surprise...
what a beautiful gift (congrats to Egobandit & family, BTW!)... I love the little twists and turns from major/minor/back, and gorgeous fingerpicking work there... and nice recording too, rich and crisp sounding. And I assume that from the Celestial Maternity Ward, a star is born? :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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guitapick said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
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A child of the universe...

I sent the track of this to our friend, Fran (ziti), for comments, before posting. He suggested copying the track twice with the original in the middle and the other 2 panned right and left. GREAT suggestion.

Wonderful thing about this community. Learn so much. Thanks, drak...
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said 3675 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
I'd like to...
... add string orchestration to this! Beautiful!
guitapick said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
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I'd love to hear that, Al...
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Ibstrat said 3675 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
The way
that you throw curves into the music is beautiful.Really nice chord changes which fit together perfectly.What kind of guitar are you using?It sounds fantastic.Are you playing with fingerpicks? You must have listened to lots of Travis pickers-you play that style extremely well.
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guitapick said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Talking shop:
...one of my favorite pastimes.

It's a Martin OM-21. A true peach of a guitar. One day old set of Pearse lights on there and the capo on the 5th fret. G tuning.

Got a Pearse thumbpick and National steel fingerpicks. I love that setup on steelstrings. Except sometimes you get that "sh" sound when you're picking up towards the neck...but that's ok. It's also great 'cuz I don't have to worry about breaking my nails, like on the nylon string.

I started out playing folk guitar. Learned the Travis pick very early on. Studying classical really expanded the possibilities.

I'm a big fan of yours, Mark. Thanks for the visit and taking the time to comment...

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lengold said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
This really
is great guitar playing and a very lovely melody.
Cheers
Len


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guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Thanks...
...it's a special piece, for me. Hope it's special for Mr. Bandit and family, now, too...

Very happy you liked it...
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guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Thanks...
...it's a special piece, for me. Hope it's special for Mr. Bandit and family, now, too...

Very happy you liked it...
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Moviz said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Nice one
Bob... with all the twists and turns... just like life. Great playing as always...and nice pic of the nursery too..nice to know that we all came from a nursery like that somewhere, cheers M
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guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Yeah...
...our common origins...pretty amazing, isn't it?

Thanks for the visit, mon ami...
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said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
wow
Me and my wife are sitting next to the baby in the basinet. We both are just listenng and looking at the baby. This is so beautiful. the guitar playing is greatness. I'm speachless. This is the best baby gift better than the baby swing! hehe! thank you for the dedication!
guitapick said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
I wrote this...
...some time ago, for my daughter as a toddler. Took me awhile...but being a father's been absolutely wonderful. She's almost 11, now...you know what that's about, I see...

Very glad you like it, Tim. My favorite shower gifts were:

1) A Winnie the Pooh stuffed red balloon with pull Pooh down music box inside.
2) Diapers
3) Money for diapers which we spent on champagne, instead.

;)

Cheers, amigo.
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ziti said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
ahhhhhh
now this is serious beauty

just so serene and perfect....not only a great performance, but a nice guitar composition.

really remarkable how you trip back and forth between joyful and poingnant...like father hood....mysteriously happy one minute and full of doubt and regret the next...this touches a very deep chord in me.

great stuff my friend

deepest bows
z
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guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Thanks, z...
...was watching Ava just starting to walk/run when I wrote this. So happy one minute..."uh oh...watch out for the coffee table", the next...a complete microcosm of what you just described...

Thanks for the tip on the mixing...worked like a charm, mon...

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Ed Hannifin said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
I love...
...the sound of this... Nice bright strings, but still plenty of warmth under the thumb...

And, yeah, the major/minor shifts are neat, and one doesn't always see 'em coming...

Quite the suitable musical metaphor for parenthood...

All in all, a very suitable gift...The dad in me is sending it iPod-ward as we speak...

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Weird synchronies department...
Fran and I were probably listening to this tune AT THE SAME TIME, a mile or so apart...
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guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Thanks, Ed...
...glad you liked the tune...as to the timing of yours and Fran's listen:

"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. A dimension of sound. A dimension of sight. A dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both style and substance of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into: The Twilight Zone..."

Or: it's all about the dog...
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said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
So beautiful done
This is a very beautiful song done with heart-feelings. Love it.


Take care
--
Kenta
guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
~
Thank you, Kenta...means a lot to me...
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apb said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Excellent

Beautiful piece Bob: fantastic playing, wonderful
tune & arrangement.

Cool pic too - I think I can see a baby shape in the
clouds .. bit like a color womb scan... perhaps how
it got it's name.

A soothing lullaby for Gianna. I think it stands
well on it's own .. but I'm interested to hear a
version with Alimar's orchestration added.

Deep bows.

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guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Thanks, Alan...
...I'm looking forward to Al's slant, too. Very flattered that he's into it, I am, I am...
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said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Another..
great one. I really loved the fast break in the middle of the song.

Bob, you have to be one of my fav' fingerstlye players here.

Again, great piece and your guitar sounds fantastic!

Double Congrats to both you and Ego.
guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Yes...
...you like the quick pickin'...maybe someday I'll catch up with you...

;)

Thanks, amigo...
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sloparts said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
A master stroke, Bob
Giving a gift to egobandit and family, and at the same time showing all of us exactly how it's really supposed to be done. You are and excellent guitar player, of that there is no doubt. But you are also a wonderful composer who can bring the joys and sorrows and happiness and doubt of parenthood to us all in music.

A wonderful song Bob, congratulations on writing and performing a fine piece of music.

Ed
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sloparts said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
And did I mention
Your artwork for this song is right on, since all of us are made of star stuff, and stars come from the stellar nurseries just like the one you used.

Being an amateur astronomer, it got my attention immediately.

Ed
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guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Thanks Ed...
...those are some really kind words...

...yeah...that's an amazing picture. Pretty big out thar...ain't it?
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said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Purdy strings
Goodgoing GP, nice gesture and some real pretty notes to boot!
guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Yep...
...they shor are purdy...

I love it, man...ye can pick yo'r guitar and ye can pick yo'r nose...but ye can't pick yo'r....yo'r...welll...

Thanks, TW...very much...
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thetiler said 3675 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
I enjoyed
about 1/8 of the way through and how it set a nice minor feel. So it was surprising to hear those wonderful changes comparing that from the start. Which set off to surprise I think. You've added brightness to get that jangly feel. Being that there are those silvery starts it does the trick. Speaking of trick, as I have been typing, I've been constantly going to the front door to hand out kit-kats and reeses pieces. Which sets the tone for your piece cause that are lots of nice sweet pieces (sounds) in there.

Way to go and it's fab that your helping make MJ great!




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guitapick said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Hehehe...
...very happy to be a part of your 2007 Halloween, Bill.

I'll have a KitKat and a Butterfinger, please...

Better yet: let's go to the Golden Corral and get some bread and banana pudding (I like to combine them)...swear I must gain 5lbs everytime I visit family down south...

....oh yeah...the music: thanks, Bill. I'm always looking forward to your next and it means a lot to me to be a part of this community.

:-)
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timothy devine said 3674 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
nice playing
Refreshing.
Its always refreshing to here acoustic played so well.
A happy sounding, peaceful piece.
And a tune for such a cool cause.
Congrats to ego and family, what a wonderful time.
saved this one
peace
tim

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guitapick said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
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Best to the Bandito family is right...

Very glad you liked this...it was wonderful writing it (watching my then 2 year old girl learn to walk)...


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Dennis James said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Very....
very neat accoustic playing....I am envious.
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guitapick said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Thanks...
...if "Spirit" is any indication, I don't see any need for true envy...we have different styles and deliveries...you do yours extremely well...

Appreciate the visit...
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Sir Bass said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Much Respect
I love guitar, wish i could play, but technology has caught up with me, so I'll do what i can for now,anyway enough about me, this song is gorgeous.
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guitapick said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Thanks, Sir Bass...
...I always called the bass players in my bands "Sir"...

How we get the sounds doesn't mean anything compared to where they're coming from...
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Sir Bass said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Funny
It's Bass as in Chilean Bass Fish, or BASS beer, or Bass Shoes,
or Bass Resorts, no relation though. I wish had their $.

I like bass as in, instrument and the sound of bass, and I use it a lot in my music so it's all good.
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guitapick said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
I've got a friend...
...who's a pro BASS fisherman. Small mouth. Used to fish with him in a canoe. Now we hit the big lakes in his 5 zillion mph pro boat, sponsored by someone or other.

This is an interesting discussion...
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kristyjo said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
What a lovely gift -
I really like your finger picking here - I read your 'shop talk' and I like learning about your own personal set up. Musically speaking, it's a very happy tune with some of those moments of sadness. Now my 'baby' (12 years old) has to use the computer. Thanks for letting us all get to listen in.
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guitapick said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Thanks, Kristy...
...glad you liked it...my going on 11 year old daughter's always kicking me off the computer...

:-)
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Vic Holman said 3673 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
really nice
....ballad for a bouncing bandit baby bambino.

Dang I wish I could play in this style. Beautifully done.
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guitapick said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Nice allitiration...
...how's about we trade for a little while...?
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J.A.Stewart said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
We Are Stardust
A lovely tribute, Bob and a very fine job on the finger-picking style.

The way the melody and moods of this piece flow suggest to me the wide-eyed examination of a new-found universe, full of wonder and awe, mystery and surprise, light and darkness... we welcome another piece of stardust to our space.

Perfectly apropos for the occasion it celebrates. ;)

--- Joe
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guitapick said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
I remember....
..."We are stardust..."....closing my eyes, leaning back, and letting it sink in...

Thanks, Joe. Cheers to Gianna...
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DWL said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Perfect way to start a day
Wonderful playing Mr G.

Lovely tone on the guitar and clever modulations,

Cheers

Dick
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guitapick said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
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Thanks, Dick. Cheers, brother...
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gail60 said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
great song
You have awesome fingers and a great heart to create songs like this! Wonderful job. Really enjoyed!
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guitapick said 3673 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Well...
...hate to burst your bubble, Gail...but I actually played this one with my toes...

...did put my heart into it, though...
;)

Thanks for the kind words...
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gail60 said 3672 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
dang....I should have known
You are even better than I thought!!!! Great toes man! :)
Very impressive.
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paul f. page said 3672 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Great fingers...
...and such a fine, delicate composition. The little tune that runs throughout the number is really beautiful...Al suggested some strings. I'll have to scratch my head and see if I know anyone with an orchestra!!!) Beautiful song, Bob. Downloaded and now pestering my imagination.
Peace.
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guitapick said 3670 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
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Al's working on a version, too. Sounds so nice. Have fun with it if/when you find the time...

Thanks, Paul...


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ledebutant said 3672 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Baby Stars
This is just lovely, Bob and a great advertisement for the Rode NT3, which I've been eyeballing for a while, now. You've done a really great job recording the whole spectrum of sound coming out of your guitar, the bass notes are really rich and the rest is nice and bright. I started listening to this on my earbuds, but realized pretty quickly that I needed to switch to my good headphones and I'm glad I did.

I enjoy the relaxed, optimism of this song and the picking is...erm...stellar. It's fascinating how the song art influences the whole vibe of the thing; there's a point in the song, about a third of the way through where you do a stretch of really rapid picking capped off by a big strum that brings to mind stars swirling.

Very nice, but I'm not surprised, of course!
guitapick said 3670 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
Hi Lisa,
Thanks for the visit/listen.

Yeah...the NT3's an excellent mic. I have found, though, that I need to dial down the bass on the eq when I record my steelstring and nylon. The more expensive RODE models have a bass rolloff which is on the mic, I believe. But, like I said: I'm very happy with this as a recording and performing mic.

Yes...the artwork is "stellar"...
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Joe Brady said 3672 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Sweet, Bob.......
Great pickin and great progression. iPod for sure.
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guitapick said 3670 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
Joe!
Long time no "see"...hope all's well. Glad you like the tune, friend...
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said 3672 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
10's !!
Mr. Bob, what a warm, heartfelt and honest music is this ?? Very peaceful and wonderfully played. The composition is very fine, hope i can play like this .. Happy Day Sir EGO .. Hope everything will be fine and GOD BLESS you Sir Bob for this friendly work. Loved it and sure downloaded !

Take Care
==============
Yeman Auf AL-Rawi
cchaplin said 3671 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Me happy also !
Downloaded straight to my Ipod, next to my John Fahey pieces. It's simply charming!
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guitapick said 3670 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
I've been...
...a big fan of John Fahey's for a long, long time...glad you liked this, Christopher....
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guitapick said 3670 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
Thank you, Yeman...
...I'm always looking forward to your next piece...
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peacepiano said 3671 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Picking
Love the melodies your are picking out here. Some are reminiscent of tunes to old kids songs. Much enjoyed!

Thanks
Bill
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guitapick said 3670 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
The tune's...
...a painting of a toddler. I can see what you mean by the "kid's tunes"...I sure made up enough of them...and, of course, sang the "old standards".

:-)
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Cameron said 3670 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
simple and elegant
I like the simplicity of your presentation and concept here.

There are nice little unexpected twists and turns of the melody and harmony -- love those augmented 4ths, and switching from major to minor.

I especially liked the coda; just when I thought the song was over, there was a bit more!

Very pleasant listening, thanks for sharing this.
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guitapick said 3670 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
The coda:
it used to be longer...very powerful with a resolution into what you hear now.

There are two reasons it's not in there now:

1) It's a B-E-A-R to play with finger picks on. Very fast rolling arpeggios on all the strings with a melody standing out.
2) When I said: "ENOUGH!", and recorded it without that section, I was very, very pleasantly surprised at how nicely it came out. I left it as you hear it.

So...as a result of that little "snip", I now have a nice section to build a classical guitar tune out of...

Thanks for the listen and taking the time out to comment...
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lavalamp said 3669 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Very beautiful
Very beautiful. Great recording job. Great playing. Great song. I'm sure Ego loved it.
Dave
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guitapick said 3667 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Thanks...
...I think the bandit enjoyed this...Al's version went over well with him, too...beautifully orchestrated...

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Komrade K said 3669 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Finger Pickin' Good!
I'm reminded of John Fahey with the reflective/introspective nature of your picking - lovely key shifts - a joy to listen to.

KK
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guitapick said 3667 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Thank you...
...I look forward to hearing more of your music, mr. k....
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said 3667 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
I'm so late....
Bob,
This is brilliant: beautifully played (in the best open, raw sense), honest, thoughtful (again, in every sense) and kind. This makes me wish I played guitar because I think if that were the case, I would enjoy this that much more. Hats off.
All the best,
guitapick said 3667 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
That...
...was a very nice thing to say...

Thank you so much...

Bob
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guitapick said 3667 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Aw shoot...
...I didn't mean to fave myself...pressed the wrong button...
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willnlf said 3661 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
My boys
are grown and gone, but your song reminds me of trailing behind them when they were young on walks through the park or down the beach late in the day. Bright music, bright memories. Thanks!
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guitapick said 3660 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
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Glad the song sparked nice memories...does with me, too.
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damiengh said 3658 days ago (November 17th, 2007)
ever pickin pappy
Your daughter must really enjoy being with you when you play. You are filling her head with memories that will last a lifetime. These warm sounds are the kind that will float in her head long after your gone. What a gift
to leave. On top of that, she'll have your CD's to play for her kids too.

I originally listen to this when you first posted, but got distracted and just got back to it now because of gail's forum post about "Bob Prince Rocks".

You sure are a pickin Pappy.
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guitapick said 3657 days ago (November 17th, 2007)
~
I love Ava like the sun and moon...she is always in my heart...

Just started recording a tune I used to play for her at bedtime. She got real upset: "That's OUR tune, daddy...".

Not sure how I'm gonna deal with that one...what do you think, Damien? It's a nice tune...
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damiengh said 3657 days ago (November 17th, 2007)
well
Tell her it was too good to keep it to yourselves and that you will rename it with some title that includes hers and your name somehow. Maybe that will work. That way it will still be hers and yours, but the world will know about it.
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guitapick said 3657 days ago (November 17th, 2007)
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Thanks, hermano...sounds like a plan...
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Bowman said 3655 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Sweet...
and graceful music that with subtle twists that always held my interest. A gentle and lovely gift for Gianna and egobandit.
Well done Bob.

Charlie
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guitapick said 3654 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Thanks, Charlie...
...I'm on my way to your place as I type...

Bob
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guitapick said 3654 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
BTW...
You might like to give a listen to Al's interpretation of this:

http://www.macjams.com/song/36541

I love it...
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John Stebbe said 3652 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
Childlike
Childlike, in a very good way. Chords sound simple, but upon closer listening, there is sophistication here in the structure which is not obvious at first. What a beautiful listen.

When you move into the fast triplets, that is a wonderful touch.

Well-recorded and produced. Sounds like you know your way around a DAW.

A pleasure.
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guitapick said 3649 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
Thanks, John...
...just back from Vermont weekend for Thanksgiving. Very nice to hear that you enjoyed this. It's about a child...and it's very cool to know that you caught that...

Best to you...wasn't Valley Pastor's "What Child is This" wonderful?
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Enrique Gil said 3642 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Sounds like another lullaby...
your previous one with cello and guitar is also great, but for some reason you dont allow downloads on that one...wish you would....thank you for sharing.
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Lennon714 said 3597 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
This is great
I love the precision of this piece. Fingerstyle is such a focused art. I'll play fingerstyle every now and then and think it sounds alright but this is how it should sound. Great composition and great execution!
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guitapick said 3597 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thanks, Eric...
...this is a sketch of my daughter when she was a toddler, just learning to walk. She actually started late. Watched the other kids then, one day, just stood up and started running around. Just missing tables, chairs, whatever. Fell maybe once or twice. Amazing stuff. I wrote almost the entire tune watching/guiding her.

So: I'm glad you liked it.

:)

Bob
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caroline said 3590 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
delicious -
a folk theme that resonates in my memory, aching minor chords and twists and turns all the way through - thank you so much
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guitapick said 3550 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Thanks to you...
...oh lady of the pink...
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said 3551 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Excellent.


Hi I love the way you play the guitar and it sounds so interesting
and very moving I also like the story at the beginning thanks.

Peace
Dee.
guitapick said 3551 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Thanks, Dee...
Alimar did a very nice orchestration of it, if you're interested:

http://www.macjams.com/song/36541

Very kind words...much appreciated...


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Soundhound said 3550 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Happy Pap
I'm impressed with your style of playing, picking.... I've tried for the
past 30 yrs. never could get it right, if you got it, you got it.
I don't have it.
It's a very well written piece.


I..........LIKE IT.............
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guitapick said 3550 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
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I started out fingerpicking...then moved to the electric and flatpick...it all takes work. I think we all have our strengths and weaknesses...listening to "This Side of the Ground" as I type...the big ol' Grand Canyon...listening to one big, powerful style you've got no problem at all with...

Thanks for checking this out...
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said 3533 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
wow
I am quite blown away at the possibilities you have exhibited here. And I am not sure if you intended it, though it would make sense if you had, there is a similarity with this melody and a violin piece from an early suzuki book.

beautiful song and exquisite recording.
guitapick said 3532 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
First:
I'm very happy you liked the song. Thanks...

Second:
Oh yeah! Me and Shin'ichi go back a long ways...we were always trading melodies and joking about it....
hehhehheh...
...well...maybe...NOT!
I used to play violin, but not the Suzuki method...instruments seem to have a vocabulary of their own, though...and I bet the violin likes to sing this melody...possibly?
Thanks for taking the time, peace...
Bob
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BossHook said 3465 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
I really
love the transitions from major to minor. I guess all you ever need is your Martin, a Rode and a cable to make your beautiful magic. Oh, and those hands. Don't play no 16 inch softball!
guitapick said 3464 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
Man...
I LOVE sports...took to wearing a batters glove on my picking hand, no matter what I play. Football, baseball/softball, Ultimate frisbee (the worst for nails). Forget about bowling, though...I do it left handed, now.

Tell ya, though...my heel spurs have made all the stop and go sports real tough, lately. Mostly me and my bicycle, now...and boogie boarding...darts...whoopie!

Hey, wait a minute...a 16 inch softball? What're you...20 feet tall or something?

Thanks for the visit, Mr. Hook...I'm off to your domain as soon as I submit this.


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dirigent said 3461 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
Happy Papa
I love the chord-changes, so interesting harmonies, wonderful flow. Very nice track, thanks for sharing :-)
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