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Cameron

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I was honored that so many of you told me that my previous composition "Whimsical" made you laugh. This piece, "Path of Tears" is on the other end of the emotional spectrum. It is part of a series of recorder duets with optional harp accompaniment I recently composed. James Kopf-Waldron performed on the tenor recorder and assisted me with mixing. He also created the song art, (Thanks, James!) I played the alto recorder and pedal harp.
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Maestro said 4674 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Brilliant!!!
Cameron,

This piece is absolutely amazing. It transported me to a
meadow in England, sitting on a rock, waiting for m'lady.
U did it... U captured a moment in time. Preserved forever.

You have moved me tremendously. BRAVO!

10-10-10-10
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Cameron said 4674 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Brilliant!!!
Maestro, thank you so much for your kind words! ---especially coming from
such a wonderful musician and composer as yourself.

It's always interesting to hear what images are conjured up for people when
they listen to a piece of music. Yes, I can easily relate to your scenario in
England -- it fits! (James thinks it sounds Native American, another
interesting slant....)

Thanks again for listening, your vote (!!!) and comments.

Cameron
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said 4674 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Wonderfully Wonderful!!!
Cameron, I know how long you worked on this! Both you
and James should be very proud. For your first "duet", this
is magnificent! To hear "REAL" instruments is awe
inspiring. My hat is off to the both of you. The playing is
exquisite... and the melodies are brilliant. That harp is
wonderful! I better stop... I'm running out of things to say!

I'm giving it all nines... even though there is a little (very
minute) bit of noise (which can be subdued with a few
tricks, I'm sure you'll learn over time) the production is
superb!!!
Cameron said 4674 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Wonderfully Wonderful!!!
Thank YOU, Alimar, for being so supportive through my long and challenging
process putting this song together. You listened to me rant and rave about it
for more than a MONTH, ha ha!

It's always great to get positive feedback about one's work, but more
importantly, the constructive observations which will help my future work be
better. Thanks for pointing out the slight noise issues! I look forward to
picking your brain about how to fix that....so be warned! LOL

Thanks again!

Cameron
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said 4674 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Superb.
I needed this one. Excellent. This is the song I sift through
300 techno experiments to find. Beautiful tapestry of
somber melodies. Thanks Cameron.
Cameron said 4674 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Superb.
Skipper, I'm glad this song made a difference in your day! (smile) I truly
appreciate you listening and commenting. It's nice to know that this song has
a positive impact on people.

Thanks again!

Cameron
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mcsweb said 4674 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Touching and moving
Very nicely performed. Very relaxing. I found the writing
to be a bit "safe". 8-9-7-8.
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Cameron said 4674 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Touching and moving
Thanks, mcsweb, for your comments. I am interested to know what you mean
by "safe", though. I know there was no new ground broken here but I feel that
this piece has a good amount of depth. If this music touched and moved you,
I'm basically happy!

But I THINK I know what you're getting at.....and I appreciate the nudge to be
more adventurous in future songs. Thanks again for your input!

Cameron
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mcsweb said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Touching and moving
You are right, it does have depth; that's why I gave you an 8 in song writing.
The performance is superb, as is the production: 9. You are also right that it
does not break new ground, but it does represent a significant musical
contributrion: hence the 7 in originality (still a high mark from me).
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macapa said 4674 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Ahhhhhh
Relaxing, a pleasure to listen to... Worth downloading!
Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Ahhhhhh
Thanks macapa, for your comments! I'm glad you downloaded this song.
Maybe it will help alleviate road rage if you listen to it in the car....just don't
fall asleep!
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mcsweb said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Ahhhhhh
Actually it pissed me off that this song made me so relaxed...
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mcsweb said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Ahhhhhh
:)
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giovanni said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Cameron, I gotta tell ya...
This was going on my favorites list at the first harp run... but the piece just took off for me from there.. Marvelous! The sound is very Madrigal but yet the composition is a bit more modern... and I really love that about this piece. I also love that you've truly captured an emmotion in the writing and performance. Please Please post some more... I'm addicted!
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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Cameron, I gotta tell ya...
Thanks so much, Giovanni, for your comments! I know that you had said
awhile back that you liked harp music, so I am glad that you've enjoyed this
offering.

This is only the beginning....now that I've "gotten my feet wet" recording the
harp. I learned a great deal from this project and need to learn MORE about
recording, definitely. I will be posting many more songs containing harp on
MacJams, and hopefully you and others will enjoy them.

Thanks for your kind words.

Cameron
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giovanni said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Cameron, I gotta tell ya...
One more thing... I was so inspired by your piece... i got my recorder out!
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said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Cameron...
This is such a beautiful, soothing musical change of pace. It is your best so far. Thanks for alerting me to this new submission of yours. I haven't yet read any of the other posts. Suffice to say, they probably say it all. You are a superb musician, and now showing your stuff in as a composer. Encore!! 9-9-9-9

Jack
Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Cameron...
Jack, thanks for your comments. There's always room for one more! I'm glad
you liked this piece. More to come!

Cameron
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gudkarma said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
i dont hear tears
i hear walking in the woods reflecting on a love.

i hear autumn.
i smell dying leaves.
i see her old sweater she left at my apartment.
i catch her scent in a crowd.
i am ruined by the memories of her.


i had just come in the other day to see if you had done
something...and noticed you had not in a while.
i'm glad that you wrote this.
beautiful my brother.

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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
i dont hear tears
gudkarma, you are such a poet! Not only do I greatly appreciate your
comments, but they are artfully expressed and could be a poem in their own
right.

How do you manage to DO that? (it's great....)

I am particularly fascinated by each person's images which come up when
they listen to a song -- each is different. Thanks for sharing your vivid
images of my piece.
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regulus said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
It's a down load for me

all has been said above, you have some rave reiews
and so again we wait to see what next you may do


this missive is meter to that artical P.A.S
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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
It's a down load for me
regulus, thanks for your comments. I'm waiting to see what I "do next", too!
Several collabs are lined up and waiting. I've started on the first one today,
now that this song is done. (whew)
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regulus said 4671 days ago (September 12th, 2004)
It's a down load for me
I just remembered/

It took a moment to recapitulate here, but what you have is dissimilar but
like-unto a pavone. A refined fourteenth century dance of the court (the
castle). The Earl of Salsbury comes to mind. Very popular with the nobles of
the time. and appears to be so here, in the twenty-first, as well.


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Mcboy said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
brilliant....
u r playing provides quite a picture....scenes if u
will....musical color.........and the writing ain't to shabby
either.......bravo!!!!
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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
brilliant....
Thanks, mcboy, for your comments. Coming from a successful studio
musician, I am flattered. I admire your work very much. I'm glad you liked this
piece!

Cameron
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iG.STUDiO said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Beautiful
Solid and soulful piece of art.
The craftsmanship is impeckable on all accounts; the
performance is precize, intonation, woodwind playing/
articulation, nuances, you name it.
Careful balance of the elements of the composition makes
it impossible to suggest any improvements - not that it
needs any, no - like a secret recipe, where the
components seem to be clear and deseptively simple, yet
the taste is unique and fresh.
I enjoyed the development of the piece, where the build is
achieved by subtle increase of "emotional density" rather
than adding complexity and dB force.
It is beautiful, sad, and pretty darn depressive, if you ask
me. I loved it.

PS. I honestly disagree with the notion of "safe" writing,
lurked above: every style and genre it's rules. It the
artist's right to choose to stay within the limits, expand
them or break. Non of the methods guarantee neither
creative success, nor failure. This piece was planned,
written and played by the artists who new what they were
doing - and the results are apparent.
Sometimes we forget what the word "professional" mean;
but it does make a difference - the difference between
17-year old Porto fron a cellar in Madrid and a bottle of
Thunderbird from the convenience store. Ability to hear it
is the first step towards the appreciation of art and a fine
craftsmanship. Not to step on anyone's toe here - I do not
consider myself a professional musician, neither I am a
critic of any weight (for web's sake, English is not even my
native language...). Just an observation...
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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Beautiful
iGSTUDiO, I truly appreciate the time you took to listen and then provide such
a detailed comment! You made some good points which we can all relate to in
some way.

To me, music is COMMUNICATION. If people feel an emotion from listening to
my compositions, I consider them a success, and a fulfillment of my purpose.

I'm very glad you enjoyed this piece.

Cameron
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mcsweb said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Beautiful
"PS. I honestly disagree with the notion of "safe" writing,
lurked above: every style and genre it's rules. It the
artist's right to choose to stay within the limits, expand
them or break. Non of the methods guarantee neither
creative success, nor failure. This piece was planned,
written and played by the artists who new what they were
doing - and the results are apparent."

These are very good points, and I don't disagree with any of them. I will say
though that if an artist chooses NOT to expand the genre or break any of the
rules, then he/she has chosen a "safe" route. Mozart was famous for being
"safe", and he was fabulous, so the comment is not meant to impugn
Cameron in any way, just give him something to think about...
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timm061 said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Killer track
What a fantastic combination of instrumentation and
concept. Your work is of the fisrt order, Cameron. I will
continue to seek out your compositions ass I visit the site
in the future.

Well done ...
timm061 said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Killer track reprise
Er, pardon my typos in the previous posting. I am truly
impressed by your contibutions and meant no disrespect.
My fingers just don’t work so well ...
Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Killer track reprise
timm061, thanks for your comments and conscientiousness (now THAT'S a
word!).

No offense taken at your "typo". I figured it out. I appreciate your followup,
though, and am glad you liked the song.
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said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
One nit, just one...
I love this piece. The recorders fill the soundspace
beautifully. Only one small thing, though. The highest
notes of the harp are perhaps a bit too loud. They stand
out more than the rest of the harp notes which blend in
nicely with the same ambience as the recorders. Tell us
about how you mic'd the harp.

Thanks for soothing this savage beast today. (...or is it
savage breast?)
Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
One nit, just one...
rschletty, thanks so much for listening and for your comments. Yes, I agree
about the highest notes of the harp being too loud. I wrestled with those in
the mix....brought some down, but should have done them all! I'll pay closer
attention next time. Good ears!

I tried miking the harp in mono originally, but quickly realized that it needed
to be stereo for best sound. I used two mics: one pointed at the bass strings,
and the other towards the treble strings. Both mics were positioned about
halfway up the total string length.

I'm glad your savage beast was soothed...even for 3 minutes and 2 seconds!

Cameron
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dchapman said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
It's one of the highest...
marks i've given out.... 9-8-9-9.

It takes a lot of skill to carry an instrumental and keep
interest for the duration. I've commented on many
instrumentals here that they merely seemed like jams.
You've met the "instrumental requirement" that I look for.

Beautifully played. Real instruments (alimar will be
jealous... although he'd do this with a pen tool...lol)
breath life into this peace (mispelled intentionally).

I gave a slightly lower production mark (although 8 is
nothing to sneeze at) for the little bit of hiss, and I think a
pop was in there somewhere. But, that's minor.

Need more songs like this at macjams. Awesome work.

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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
It's one of the highest...
dchapman, I am honored that you gave such high marks on this song, coming
from someone who knows much more about recording than I do. I hope to
improve with each new song, banish the hiss and little pop beasts!

I removed some of the noises successfully and others NOT so well...but finally
decided to let the song go out as is, you reach a certain point where it just
needs to get out there and be heard, you know? The song had a life of its own
and wanted to get out of my house!

Thanks again for your in-depth, thoughtful comments. I have learned a lot
from working on this song. It's only the beginning. I'm glad it's here on
MacJams.
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fosod said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
COOL!
whoa... where did you get the harpists and the recorder...
...ists.... ? This is AWESOME! It's like, the Fair Lady
Castlebosom has been abducted by the Evil Sir Mullet and
the entire MacKingdom is mourning!

Seriously, Cam, man... this, this is sweet.

10s across the board. Fandoodles. Moved.
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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
COOL!
Thanks for listening and for your votes and comments, fosod!

The harpist (me) and "recordists" (me, James) waived their usual outrageous
fees to do this session. Thanks for the Lady Castlebosom reference -- made
me laugh!
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Z293 said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
That's why you're a professional.
It's nice to see all the great comments you have
received, you always give great comments and
encouragement to others. I'm just a hack with a
guitar, but I really can appreciate this effort. Real
instruments recorded with actual microphones,
what's this world coming to.

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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
That's why you're a professional.
Thanks very much for your comments, Z293. Everyone's comments are where
it's AT....although it's great to get high scores, feedback is actually
more important, and ultimately more valuable.

Please don't call yourself a hack (even if you were kidding). You're a person
who has music inside, expressing it in your own way. We're all here to listen
to each other's songs and support one another in this great community. The
"playing field is level". Anyone, "professional" or not, can produce a great
song.
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mcsweb said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
That's why you're a professional.
Hey I take offense to that Z293. I put you on my favorites, because I for one
think you are anything but a hack. Your playing is excellent! Oops sorry this
is Cameron's song...
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MissChaos said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
To say it's beautiful
would be an understatement. Cameron, this is
spectacular: Performance, composition, mastering: it's
musical perfection. Four 10s from me. Thank you.

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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
To say it's beautiful
Miss Chaos, you are making me blush! Thanks for your kind words.
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SlimGirlFat said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
This is
very Shakesperian.
A masterpiece you two!
A hugely descriptive track, and that Harp playing is
wonderful.
I am so pleased you posted this.
10's deservedly.

Slimmie
Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
This is
I'm very glad you liked this piece, Slimmie.

...Yet another reference to your mother country. Maybe I lived in the British
Isles in a past life.

I feel greatly rewarded that so many of you have been touched by this song in
some way. Each imagination is sparked differently. Fascinating!
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girl-X said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Just Beautiful!
Cameron this is a beautiful composition!
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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
Just Beautiful!
Coming from such an accomplished musician and PIANIST extraordinaire as
yourself, I truly value your comments -- thanks!
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SmartAss said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
to da guy
who posted 3's and 4's... yer supposed to vote the quality of the song not yer iq! ;))
ka-klick said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
I can see both imges
I can understand the Elizabethan images several have
alluded to, mostly based on the instrumentation and the
modes used. There is a definite quiet tudor rose quality
there, that when imagined that way almost feels more like
a pean to venus, the sweet poignant sting of love...

At the same time, there are definitely certain phrases and
harmonies going on in the recorders that do sound quite
native american. Maybe somewhere between the two we
have sort of a Pocahontas story (which would have been
about the right time period).

Very nice piece I think there's a lot to grasp here, and it
shows based on the comments I've seen. Good work
Cameron!
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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
I can see both imges
Bryan, your thoughtful and insightful (and very interesting) comments are
greatly appreciated.

You have identified several elements and recurring themes which seem to
resonate with many listeners of this song. I truly wouldn't have thought of the
"Elizabethan" aspects, and find it interesting that others see them.

I don't know WHAT was happening when I composed this recorder duet last
March. It just popped out, sort of on its own, in about an hour. Then James
said that it sounded Native American. Hmmm.....then I added the harp part.

The source of music and its inspiration is truly a mystery, isn't it? I'm just glad
when it HAPPENS in my presence.
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koolpaw said 4673 days ago (September 10th, 2004)
perfrct
There is neither an open seam nor a breakdown including the fine cover art.
this is totally perfect tune.
Classical? pops? even Genre is meaningless for this. Universally beautiful.
what can i say in words? so i just repeat to listen to.
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Cameron said 4673 days ago (September 11th, 2004)
perfrct
koolpaw, you have hit on something in your comments which makes my day!
To say that this song transcends all genres, that it's "universal" means that I
have truly achieved my goal.

Music is a language, and I'm glad that many people "understand" this song on
some level, unique to them.

Thanks very much for this observation.
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said 4672 days ago (September 11th, 2004)
perfect
Well, I have to disagree about the cover art. It spooks me. I don't think it fits
the piece. Sorry to be so harsh but that is my first and lingering impression.
Why not a visage of m'lady treated in a more organic, more "classical" way? A
gossamer veil, a white marble statue in a flower garden, a figure partially
obscured by the mist on the moor? The emboss filter, desaturated skin color
and beady eye just don't do it for me unless I were told that m'lady is dead.

Ah, but beauty is on the eye of the beholder. And this is about the music, not
the cover. So, never mind.

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Marcos&Sonia said 4673 days ago (September 11th, 2004)
What can we say
That havent' already been said?
(It comes to our mind Osamu Kitajima and Loreena
McKennitt. A perfect mood setter.

Our vote is
10 - 10 -10 - 10
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mars said 4672 days ago (September 11th, 2004)
Nostalgic...
This melody reminds me some landscapes of country side
of Japan. It really fits!!

Very beautiful.
Great to listen especially in this season.
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Cameron said 4672 days ago (September 12th, 2004)
Nostalgic...
Thank YOU, mars, for your comments. I'm glad that this piece reminds you of
your home country in some way. This song seems to be making stops in
England, (native) America and now Japan! Very interesting.
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packosmokes said 4672 days ago (September 11th, 2004)
Well worth the wait
I know a few of us, including myself, have "harped"
on you for "record"ing and posting a new song. :P

That sounded wonderful! Funny, as my thoughts ran
to a little gelfing playing his flute to a broken crystal
shard... I suppose we all have our different historical
recollections, no? :D

Would love to hear this tune with the entrance of a
string accompaniment, but more as an alternative as
this one's beautiful. I suppose it comes from the fact
this track reminded me of a type of musical score,
making me eager to hear variations on the theme.

I also have to agree with rschletty as that artwork
seems rather spooky. Then again, I've never been a
fan of the "Emboss: plug-in.

Those are the best nits I can come up with. Brilliant
playing and a wonderful melody loaded with a
sadness of emotion. Your the man! Well, the men
since it's a duet!
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Cameron said 4672 days ago (September 11th, 2004)
Well worth the wait
Welcome back, packO! Hope you had a good time in Vegas.

Thanks so much for your comments. Yes indeed, this song was long in
coming. I appreciate your encouragement (along with a few others') to keep
plugging away at it.

Harp and strings....great idea. I'll definitely do that in a future tune. Won't be
"real" strings, though.

By the way, that wasn't the "emboss" plug-in...James says it was a
combination of filters, which may have seemed similar. We thought long and
hard about using this picture. It does have a history which I will tell you about
sometime. (It IS sad....). It's interesting that people have various reactions to it
(at least they're REACTING!) just like they have various reactions to this piece.

Thanks again for your comments!
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said 4670 days ago (September 13th, 2004)
Well worth the wait
Yes, it would be interesting to hear the story behind the visage in your song
art. Good art elicits responses from viewers. So this is good. The cover art
forced me to use my imagination to conjure up a gracious, happy Medieval
scene, but the title "Path of Tears" suggests that there is mourning in the
castle. This makes the song all the more interesting!

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TobinMueller said 4672 days ago (September 11th, 2004)
Juliet's reverie
Wonderful harp recording. Such crispness and good
frequency responses across the strings. The reverb made
for a nice spacial mood setting for chamber music; as
good as PBS. And the very slight panning separation of
the recorders was very nice, very real. I did hear at least 5
clicks, what may have been ambient speaker pops, or line
shorts. Also, there is a certain high cycle hum and hiss
that nearly goes away (or is no longer audible) when the
recorder begins playing; almost as if the harp intro was
spliced in on a different take. It dod not detract from the
feeling. Very pleasant melody with warm recorder
harmonies and suspensions. I was waiting for Juliet to
enter mid way through. I would fade out the hiss, tho,
instead of cut it off quickly (and fade it in, too), in order to
have the ambient noise be less abruptly present and
absent. Very sweet period piece. Excellent harp playing.
Excellent.
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Cameron said 4672 days ago (September 11th, 2004)
Juliet's reverie
Tobin, thank you for listening and providing such insightful, detailed
comments about this piece. I truly appreciate your observations and
suggestions. They're "real world" recording tips which are extremely valuable
to me, and I look forward to putting them into practice in future projects.

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Momotamus said 4670 days ago (September 13th, 2004)
You made my evening...
Awesome tone quality all around, but especially with the
recorders. This reminds me a little of a Chilean group
called Inti Illmani. It has a sound that harkens indigenous
peoples (even though last I checked the harp wasn't often
in use among indigenous peoples :-).

I really enjoyed this. It fit my mood wonderfully. You've
made the recorders and harp compliment each other very
nicely, creating a rich and emotionally consistent tapestry
of sound. It made my evening. Really. Thanks.
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arwenundomiel said 4662 days ago (September 21st, 2004)
Bringing tears to my eyes
Well the picture that comes to my mind when I listen is a beautiful dance with lords and ladies, or a peaceful forest with the gentle streams flowing through its center.
The peice is truely inspiring, Well done and thankyou for sharing it!.
Mr. EI Oval said 4662 days ago (September 21st, 2004)
Such Power from 2 performers
I have to agree with the previous statement about wading
through hours of looped music to come to an absolute
gem like this.

The subtle power of two master muscians making
beautiful music...

This should serve as an inspiration to all the community
what our hands and minds are capable of producing,
essentially out of nothing. Time, practice and inspiration.
And, oh yeah. perspriration too.
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trillot said 4661 days ago (September 22nd, 2004)
Very nice
Very nice piece, quiet and cool.
I want know your other productions
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bloosman1 said 4661 days ago (September 23rd, 2004)
perfection...
I can't add anymore to what everyone else said... but I
want to.
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Nolan said 4643 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
mmm
Beautiful Cameron. Who would have thought recorders
could sound like that? Gave me chills. There's so much
feeling in the playing. You've written a moving piece of
music. Wonderful.

How did you do the backing?
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Cameron said 4635 days ago (October 18th, 2004)
mmm
Thanks for your kind words, Nolan.

By "backing", I assume you mean the harp accompaniment to the recorders(?)

I played my pedal harp (3/4 of the standard orchestra "concert" harp size) on
a separate stereo track, after James had laid down his tenor recorder track
and I did the alto recorder track (each in stereo). I used two MXL 990 mics for
each instrument. On the harp, one mic was pointed towards the bass strings
and the other towards the higher strings.

I'm glad you liked the piece!
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Dorfer said 4629 days ago (October 24th, 2004)
Awesome...
This is a very refreshing song. Nice to hear some harp
going on here on this website!! Keep up the good work.
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thetiler said 4580 days ago (December 12th, 2004)
Very nicely done!
Very soothing, loved the acoustic qualities.

Sounds very professional to me!

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Cori Ander said 4577 days ago (December 15th, 2004)
BEAUTIFUL
The world needs this kind of music!
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Stun Nutz said 4564 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
great piece
Very nice work here...was almost not going to leave a
comment (because there are so many), but I figured
what the hell - this tune deserves it.
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thetiler said 4560 days ago (January 1st, 2005)
all blends together nicely
Love the interplay between the harp and flute. It is
refreshing to hear the harp played on this site.
flawless, bravo!
Thanks

Bill
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listen said 4556 days ago (January 5th, 2005)
amazing!
Amazing, well done. Beautiful.
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jesushairdo said 4543 days ago (January 19th, 2005)
wow!
thats all i can say! wow!! i can actually see a girl crying
just by listening to this!
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aclarke said 4540 days ago (January 21st, 2005)
Can't add anything new...
but thank you!
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Syncopatient said 4535 days ago (January 26th, 2005)
Surreal
Very well executed. Nice piece. Took me to the
Enchanted Forest. Love the harp. This track is not
something you hear everyday and is indeed refreshing.
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Mystified said 4534 days ago (January 27th, 2005)
Bliss
To me, the simplicity of this piece is what makes it so
effective. In how the voices of the recorders weave and
intertwine in their soft lament while the harp's cascading
notes fall like tears.
Contemplative, wistful, and wonderful.

Thank you.
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I. Spike said 4447 days ago (April 24th, 2005)
Absolutely lovely.
Very nice composition. It's on my favorites.
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TennesseeVic said 4415 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
The simple things in life
A piece of wood with holes, and a melody to whistle
through it. What more do you need?

Apart from a microphone and a laptop computer.

And an internet to publish it.

But that's really all, I mean, what more do you need?

Lovely piece.
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basil81 said 4405 days ago (June 6th, 2005)
Wow, nice.
Dude, this is awsome. If there was one thing I wish I could
do, it is to be able to play a musical instrument like the
two featured here. I can tell that you've been doing this
for years, and it makes me feel like a total amateur when i
post songs here. Real instruments have that authenticity
which I could never recreate myself, and it is for this
reason that I envy you, and your talent and skill.
This song had that type of flow that carries you away and
makes you revisit memories or dream up fantasies. The
recorder and harp are an awsome combination, and really
made me feel as if I were listening to musicians sitting
right in front of me and playing (in other words, the
production was tip top).
In other words, it is awsome!!
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FEEL said 4404 days ago (June 6th, 2005)
WOW!
This is exceptional. Very nice and tranquil. Very good
production and execution.
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alley-oop said 4404 days ago (June 6th, 2005)
I'm so happy
that you commented on my tunes, this gave me the
oppurtunity to discover YOU.
This is so pretty. Downloaded!
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Joanna said 4395 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Wow
Cameron, this is amazing. Intensely beautiful. It's left me
without words.
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notsosweet said 4392 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Hauntingly Beautiful...
... the combination of harp and recorder on this piece is
perfection!
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Macaudion said 4381 days ago (June 30th, 2005)
My words diminish
Cameron, I have listened to this tune many times. I
haven't commented, because it feels as though my
words would only seem to diminish what this song
does for me... However tonight, I can at least share
that this piece has quieted my soul to a very
beautiful and peaceful space just before heading to
bed. I really needed this...

Once again, thank you for being you in the many
wonderful was that you are -- YOU!

Cydniko
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Cameron said 4378 days ago (July 2nd, 2005)
My words diminish
Thanks, Cydniko! To me, the true worth of a tune is measured by how many
times the listener plays it. I'm glad that you've gotten something good from
this piece by hearing it many times.
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Drew Kopr said 4379 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
Hell Yes!
Wow man, this rules. I love it. The production is outstanding. The note selection is excellent. The lines are sooo good. Fantastic piece, Cameron!
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Cameron said 4378 days ago (July 2nd, 2005)
Hell Yes!
Hey Drew, many thanks for your enthusiastic comment! I appreciate it.
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composerclark said 4080 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Sentimental
This is really terrific stuff, deserving of a higher score, IMO. It is
sentimental without being maudlin. It has a kind of dignity. Very nicely
played. A really fine work.
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composerclark said 4060 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
Sentimental
Just came back for another listen. It's still beautiful. You must compose more!

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paul f. page said 3879 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Path of Tears
Cameron,
There's not much (anything) I can add to what your legions of admirers have written about this piece and about you as a composer. You are truly awesome and we're all blessed to be able to hear your creations. It so happens that I've listened to 2 sad numbers this evening and, lest I drain away in a puddle of tears, I'm going to simply mark you as one of my favorites and come back another day to enjoy your artistry. Simply supurb stuff that is well conceived and impeccably performed. (To the nay sayers who hear pops and squeeks I say "Bah!" It's the COMPOSITION that I am interested in...and you've got THAT nailed.0
Paul
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said 3569 days ago (September 19th, 2007)
Great !
Wonderful Piece of Music, Master Work ! this is great and touch my heart ! full of feelings
saymme said 3222 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
..
this is sooOOO beautiful I have no words - only Thankfulness for this dl & faved !!
davisamerica said 2697 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
i am not
educated enough to tell you why this is wonderful ... but the ears and heart tell me it is. what I find amazing is the production/mixing quality ...very well done and very much enjoyed.
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Briguy777 said 2518 days ago (August 6th, 2010)
Eloquent
A sensational blend of sadness and tranquility. Path of Tears sends me to a time long forgotten; of rolling green fields where children play making daisy chains. There's nothing like the UK in spring and you've taken me back there.
Thanks,
Brian
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2518 days ago (August 6th, 2010)
path of tears
very thoughtfully composed, arranged and recorded. very atmospheric stuff. thought evoking. lovely feel. enjoyed. cheers
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