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Dedicated to the American Soldiers that gave their life for our country.
I am not a big Bush fan, but I have to pay as much homage to those that died doing heroic deed in Iraq. Could even be a soldier lifting one to safety on to a helicopter. So varied so dedicated, one that I hope we pay tribute to whether we are for this war or not.
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Uploaded: Feb 19, 2008 - 10:09:47 PM
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Feter said 3383 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Hero's Dust Iraq
this is Awesome my friend .the picking is superb
no doubt but the emotions just so wonderful and
stronge through your arragnment . dunno how describe
it .a heroic lamentation ? maybe ..just a master
piece my friend ... KUDOS !!
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks so much feter
for stopping by and of course all the great comments you have made.

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Feter said 3383 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Hero's Dust Iraq
this is Awesome my friend .the picking is superb
no doubt but the emotions just so wonderful and
stronge through your arragnment . dunno how describe
it .a heroic lamentation ? maybe ..just a master
piece my friend ... KUDOS !!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
Vic Holman said 3383 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
awesome!
amazing and inspired fretwork and well though out compostion.

I can only imaging how tough those callouses on the finger tips must be. :-)
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks so much
and from someone that works with Logic, knows how daunting that app can be.
Thanks for sharing your music as well!
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eanbardsley said 3383 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Great Work!!!...
Both a beautiful and skilled touch, outstanding composing too, and great knowledge of the fretboard, this is what I think of what I have heard, but the player keeps freezing!!!
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eanbardsley said 3383 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Heard the whole thing,...
Sometimes I feel you have at moments a connection with Manuel De falla, and Rodrigo.
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks so much
ean, I have studied some of Rodrigo's concertos for years and in my opinion they are among some of the very best concertos written. To even mention Rodrigos name in your post is a great honor indeed!

Thanks
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eanbardsley said 3383 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Heard the whole thing,...
Sometimes I feel you have at moments a connection with Manuel De falla, and Rodrigo.
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dirigent said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Impressive
Your playing is outstandingly virtuosic and you succeed in captivating the listener from the first second.
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks
dirirgent!



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Roxylee said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Amazing even without the other instruments
but they all add to the depth of this piece. The chorus gives it such a personal touch. you play so skillfully, Bill, that it's like you don't even have to think about what your fingers are doing, which allows all the emotions to get through. This should be a soundtrack. Amazing guitar work here, and a wonderful tribute to the men and women soldiers.
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks roxy
but they all add to the depth of this piece. The chorus gives it such a personal touch. you play so skillfully, Bill, that it's like you don't even have to think about what your fingers are doing, which allows all the emotions to get through. This should be a soundtrack. Amazing guitar work here, and a wonderful tribute to the men and women soldiers.

*****

Thanks so much for the sweet quote above, I especially am very appreciative about the soundtrack idea. That would indeed be a great honor to do a soundtrack and is truly one of my dreams to do.

Thanks again Roxy and for all the music you have posted that I've heard and appreciated.
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said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Awesome
I love your playing and I hope some day I can hear you and curry together OR have I already miss that?

Take care
---
Kenta
Moviz said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Bill
This yet another outstanding piece that you've composed and played. Not only fantastic guitar, but the sympathetic orchestral accompaniment too is wonderful.As Roxie says, it's as though your fingers just seem to wander over the fretboard automatically.... it's as though the guitar is an extension of your body you know it so well..... wonderfully dramatic music, regards M
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Movis
I appreciate yourself stopping by. I sure enjoy listening to your tunes.
I really do appreciate your comment in regards to "sympathetic orchestral accompaniment". I am almost embarrassed how much time I tweaked the orchestration. With logic it is really amazing how powerful that application is.


This yet another outstanding piece that you've composed and played. Not only fantastic guitar, but the sympathetic orchestral accompaniment too is wonderful.As Roxie says, it's as though your fingers just seem to wander over the fretboard automatically.... it's as though the guitar is an extension of your body you know it so well..... wonderfully dramatic music, regards M


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Scott Carmichael said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Bill You're an outstanding musician
such seasoned movements and technical excellence... I don't see how it can get better than this... your guitar recordings also sound so perfect... this is how acoustic guitar is supposed to sound and be played
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
coming from
what I think is one of the very best folk-guitar singers on the internet. At least of what I've heard and i've heard a lot.
Thanks so much Scott
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magnatone said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Outstanding!!
Wow - you've got CHOPS (but I'm sure you already know that!) What control you've got up and down the frets. I love how you've arranged this - it's just simply superb - thanks!
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
coming from one of the very best
pianist here at MJ I am very thankful. I am mesmerized by your fantastic, optimistic melodies and orchestration that you do. Some of the best i have heard here at MJ. thanks for the arrangement quote. I really do appreciate that Magnatone!

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said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Amazing
Sounds great.... The playing is so perfectly... And i like when the strings comes in... It's relaxing to listen to...

This simply sounds amazingly.... Glad i stopped by this song.... Gonna hear more of your songs, tonight....

Jakob
thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks so much
much Lightman for your quote about the string. I can't tell you how much time I put into trying to get the strings just right, especially the cello sounds and bass mixture.

Thanks

Enjoy your fantastic singing style as well. All who have not heard Lighmans enchanting, emotional melodies is really missing something if they have not heard him.
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michael2 said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
very
nice. that guitar is amazing, you are so effortless sounding. great song.
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks
Michael2
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rsorensen said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
great job
This is some really confident and moving guitar playing. The song itself is very uplifting yet sad at the same time. Very nice job.
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks
for stopping by!
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davisamerica said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
right then
simply perfect bill
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks david
!
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said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Excellent
musical expression, your guitar weeps with feeling, a Gem of a piece...Bravo
thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks dave
for stopping by and posting!
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said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Hero's Dust Iraq
Wonderful music and even more wonderful guitar playing! I enjoyed this piece musically as well.
thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks
!
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chipan said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Amazing!
I absolutely love the guitar work here. It's just my opinion, but sometimes the orchestral accompaniment is slightly distracting. In the middle section there are a few instruments that come in and out that are not heard in other parts of the piece making it seem a little random/fragmented. The other parts (strings especially) are great though and really enhance the guitar playing! Overall a moving piece and a wonderful tribute.

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ktb said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
moving
tribute. I just finished watching a frontline documentary 'rules of engagement' and it moved me greatly. As well, I drive by a sign everyday that says "we support our troops" and I've always felt thats a little like saying "i like to breath air" :-) You said it best, and your fine comp here displays just that homage.

ps: I always here such varied influences in your playing! wonderful
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thetiler said 3383 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Thanks
Karmatoburn.

I was in a war zone myself and I appreciate how scary it can be when you are near a bomb. I was close enough that I was knocked off my bed when sleeping and heard the fearful whistle of it coming in. I was close enough for me to not ever want to hear that again. And If we don't protect or country who will?

So I do honor those that went into a combat zone and died, but I think there are some brave soldiers that really have taken heroism to another level. That is soldiers that try to lift another to safety while knowing that both may or may not make it up the lifeline to a hovering helicopter, while blinding dust is in their eyes, risking the possibility of getting killed or wounded. I am sure there are many incredible stories that we never hear of but are true never the less.

Thanks for the compliment
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thetiler said 3382 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Thanks for your input
Taking the time to stop by.



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Cori Ander said 3382 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Really nice
Really nice picking. I dig the spanish taste a lot, The later part of your tune is great.
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thetiler said 3382 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Thanks
Curry or should I say Cori?

Thanks though!
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mbehar said 3381 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
lovely guitar work
I really like the way this tune move seamlessly from section to section in a very logical and musical order. Well done!

Mori
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thetiler said 3381 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Thanks
for stopping by and commenting. Thanks to about the logical thing.
Plus, I enjoyed the tune you just posted. I only have eyes for you. Terrific.

Thanks much!
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KCsGROOVE said 3381 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
wow!
This is the first tune i hear from you (new on macjams)
Great playing, awesome technique, reminded me a bit of the Dutch player Jan Akkerman (Focus)
Love this tune!
KC
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thetiler said 3381 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Thanks for keying me in on his playing
listening to A Fantasy By Laurencini of Rome at itunes. Nice and Majestic, like it. Also listening to Coranto for Mars. Murcott nice renaissance sound.

Thanks for providing the info about him and listening !



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sschedra said 3381 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Bill
Wonderful peice! I just love your guitar work. you are a real fingerman. Beauty and emotion all in one peice. This inspires me to start finger pickin' again.
Really solid, and Amen on the theme.
Stephen
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thetiler said 3381 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Thanks
Glad to see I may of help you get back into wanted to do fingerstyle!

Thanks for listening
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bronco said 3381 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Very Cool
Love the rapidly moving lines but also the dynamics that make them even more memorable. More and more it seems as though you are creating sound sculptures as much as composing music!
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Lennon714 said 3380 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
wow.
It's playing like this that makes me ashamed to say I play guitar. But it's great to listen to someone with such command of their instrument. A real treat. That section from 1:02 to 1:10 or so is great!
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apb said 3379 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Beautiful ..

.. and brilliant performance and recording. I hear touches of classical gas, pinball wizard and 'Black star' by Yngwie (the harmonic parts), to my untrained ears.. quite a variety and blend and lots of Bill too :o)

Excellent piece, arrangement is sweet (flows well between sections).

Fitting tribute to the far too many good soldiers the
USA has lost.

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aclarke said 3379 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Well done!
Bill- I'm always glad that some folks can keep things in proper perspective. It's easy to make war all about politics and just as easy to sometimes forget that the people doing the actual fighting are merely doing their jobs. This is a fitting tribute.

Guitar picking was masterful, as always. I do want to compliment you on the synth sounds... very well used. It was like riding a wave, gently gaining momentum and strength before crashing down on the shore.
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thetiler said 3379 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Thanks for the compliment on the
synth sounds. I spent tons of times tweaking it and am glad you liked that portion of it as well.



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guitapick said 3379 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
I join you...
...in this dedication (and I'm no Bush fan, either)...wonderful music...serious sentiment...
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jiguma said 3378 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Expansive concept Bill
There's so much going on in here Bill - I think apb's comment most closely mirrors my feelings.

Classy playing as usual, but taken just that little bit further with both the ideas behind the piece, and the attention to detail in the mixing.

Thanks,
Neil
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thetiler said 3378 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Thanks Jig
Ya, i spent a lot of time I thought in trying to get instrumentation in both the right and left year of my headset when listening. It is sure an undertaking when doing an orchestral project. But I really love doing orchestral with fingerstyle guitar. It makes if kinda of fun when there is a lot of movement going on with the guitar.



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lengold said 3378 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
This is
absolutely top notch throughout and just commands your attention.
Beautiful.
Cheers
Len


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thetiler said 3378 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Thanks
lengold !!!
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massa said 3377 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Brilliant instrumental!
Amazing song... amazing instrument skills... really gets us emotional! the guitar is amazing... loved the final part (whole last minute of the song), doing the harmonics on the guitar. Amazing!
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TobinMueller said 3377 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
A marvel
Fabulous. Great playing and wonderful arrangement. there a a handful of spots when the backing instruments sound a bit like a demo instead of a flawless final cut, but the overall emotion is overwhelming. A marvel. Thanks for working on these pieces so hard.
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thetiler said 3377 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Thanks Tobin
Appreciate your comments!
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Brian Weiland said 3377 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Just gorgeous!
A beautiful rich poignant composition that absolutely does justice to the deep emotions called up by your inspiration. I agree with Roxylee that this would be brilliant as a soundtrack. Also, the sound of your guitar is clear but rich, and devastatingly beautiful. I am sure that mostly has to do with your playing, but your recording technique is also clearly top-notch.
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said 3365 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
WOW!
I feel that it's just a 2nd song from the suite of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home". It's completing this piece and fits very much. KUDOS for the work, just another masterpiece.


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thetiler said 3214 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
Thanks
Brian and Birdman!
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