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Song for my amazing wife.Photo is Acadia National Park which we visited last week.
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magnatone said 3370 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Song for Karen
oh wow - this is beautiful! What a lovely love gift for your wife! Amazing guitar playing as usual, so from the heart. Thanks
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Ibstrat said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Thanks
so much for your support.Glad you liked it.
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futzpucker said 3370 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Achingly lovely...
This is another beautiful gem from you, but something very special comes across here. It speaks of a wonderful, warm relationship. Not only have I downloaded this, I will send a copy to my daughter, who loves peaceful, gorgeous music composed with obvious heart.

So very, very beautiful... Blessings to you and Karen.
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Ibstrat said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Thanks a lot
Your positive comments always put me in a good mood.
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sloparts said 3370 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Soft and gentle like a lovely woman
A very amazing piece of music Mark, for what is I'm sure an amazing woman. I did a few songs for my wife before she passed away and she got to hear them all. I'm thankful I took the time to tell her how much I loved her before it was too late. And now I have the music to remember her with.

I'm also glad that you did too. We never know how much time we have, so don't waste it. Enjoy the joy of a wonderful woman by your side.

Beautiful piece of music Mark. Thank you

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Great
words of advice.Thanks for checking out my song.
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Feter said 3370 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Song for Karen
awesome ..this is just awesome ...alot of grace and
honesty here .true heartfelt ..cant believe this is
a strat !! so delicate ..thnx alot for sharin such
gem !!
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Ibstrat said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Strat
Yes it's the same guitar that I've used on every song.I have a house full of guitars but only 1 that doesn't cause hand pain... totally weird.
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 3370 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
The phrasing is spot on.
timing and touch are just so perfect.
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Ibstrat said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Thanks
glad you enjoyed it.
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Godchaser said 3370 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Another beauty
Your posts always have such a soul to them regardless of title,picture or subject matter and even if not knowing this being a song for your wife is still so dripping with sweet emotion.A beautiful piece of work.

Daniel
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Ibstrat said 3368 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
That's
a really nice thing to say.I've always preferred "feel" music to technical music.If I am putting some of that across that's great!
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rsorensen said 3370 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
beautiful song
she must feel pretty honored. this is very well done.
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Ibstrat said 3368 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Thanks
Your latest song blew me away.
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said 3370 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Nice.
Do I detect "Ode to Joy"? Very Randy my friend.

What a beautiful piece for an amazing person.

Glad to meet her.


Awe struck..


Ibstrat said 3367 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Randy
I've probably taught "Dee" a few hundred times. Maybe some of it rubbed off.Randy is probably me favorite metal player.Everything he did had tremendous soul.I think he was intrigued with all of the possibilities the guitar had to offer- not just power chords and flash solos.Speaking of soul- just checked out "Tears".That is some top notch playing.Phrasing like that can't be taught.You have to be born with it!
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Moviz said 3370 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Well Karen
must be pleased with this dedication.... it's just beautiful and filled with tenderness and feeling, regards M
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Ibstrat said 3367 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Thanks a lot
Moviz.Glad you enjoyed it.
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composerclark said 3370 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Carry on
Man, I wish I were your wife! Uh... no, that didn't come out right... What I mean is, WHAT'S SHE GOT THAT I DON'T??? No, I just re-read that last sentence, and I'm pretty sure that didn't come out right either... Okay, last try: This is very beautiful, as I'm sure is your wife!

There! I feel a lot better now. As you were.
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Ibstrat said 3367 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Thanks Clark
Is this an example of pan-diatonic writing?
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composerclark said 3366 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Pan-diatonic
Well, if "pan-diatonic" means "the ravings of a madman", then yes; absolutely!

;+)
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ktb said 3370 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
beautiful
simply outstanding. A lovely tribute to your significant other. Mark, your recordings are always sooo clean and pure. Right up front and pro sounding.

also, after I d/l'd I noticed you didn't 'tag' the mp3 file. You'll want to do that so when this gem pops up on someone's player they'll look and say "ah yes" Ibstrat!
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Ibstrat said 3367 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Yes
I keep forgetting to do that.Thanks for reminding me!
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Ed Hannifin said 3370 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Dagnab it!
I've got a 'Song For Karen' too! Now everyone's going to think I'm just jumping on the "Karen song" bandwagon, going with the latest trend...

Talk about a "bell-like tone", Mark...this is sonorous and chiming and gorgeous. Its overtones have overtones!

Great feeling to this...

Ed
Ibstrat said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
So
if the overtones have overtones that means that the D chord I am playing is actually a Dmajor7(b7,b9,9,#9,11,#11,b13,13)chord. Cool!
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MarkHolbrook said 3369 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
So perfectly played!
So relaxing and beautiful! Wow... Thanks LB!!!
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Ibstrat said 3366 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
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said 3369 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
I'm out of words...
Such a beautiful piece is this and I guess that it's a great dedication to your wife. The picture really describes what I'm into... Full of feelings, love and peace. Another masterpiece from you... Thanks for sharing this...

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Ibstrat said 3366 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
so much Yeman!
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Skean said 3369 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Master piece
Simply beautiful your wife must feel happy what a blessing.
Thanks for sharing.. Kudos

Peace, Love & Respect
---
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Ibstrat said 3366 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Not
sure if it qualifies as a masterpiece, but I'm really glad you liked it!
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said 3369 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Song for Karen

Wow!! Superb and very heart felt this music feels sooo from the soul.
lovely fingerpicking. Soft Gentle Angelic

This is definately - Angel Music.
Thank you sooo much for sharing this fantastasic work of great art. Especially for the beautiful pictures that I see in my minds eye while listening to this absolutely outstanding stunningly beautiful
Musical Art Picture. Played by a true Master. I wonder if you played it while looking into her beautiful smiling eyes.?




Peace Love Respect

Dee .
Ibstrat said 3366 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Actually
she hasn't heard it yet!Her birthday is in a few days-I'm going to let her hear it then.
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DWL said 3369 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Perfect!
It's what I've come to expect of you.

Excellent playing and a wonderful tone.

Cheers

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Ibstrat said 3366 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
Dick.Always great to hear from you.
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guitapick said 3369 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Cadillac Mountain...
...is astounding at sunrise, driving down towards the clouds...we had a tiny car which we hid behind a boulder so we could camp on the top there one night...left at sunrise...I'll never forget that...

...another wonderful tune, Mark...gorgeous chord inversions and your touch/technique/expression is beyond words...

Best to you, maestro...

Bob
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Ibstrat said 3366 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
Bob.Acadia is quite amazing.I really wrote the song very fast-not sure it is as great as everybody says.I'm glad you liked it.
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J.A.Stewart said 3369 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Plucking Them Heartstrings
Tunes from the heart are always the best.

Case in point... this one. A loving touch comes through loud and clear. Lovely, dreamy stuff, Mark. ;)


--- Joe
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Ibstrat said 3366 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Hey
you stole my idea of hugging a dog in your picture! Now everyone is going to think that you are as sensitive and caring as I am!
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lengold said 3369 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Mark - you just
make that guitar sing - beautifully. Lovely tone. Sublime composition.
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 3365 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Thanks
Lengold.Your comments are much appreciated.
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kassia said 3369 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Beautiful
Play if for her often - what an incredible gift. Your playing is gorgeous - thank you for sharing this very personal piece.
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Ibstrat said 3365 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Thanks
very much.Glad you liked it!
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said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Simply lovely...
The notes ring true as they drip from your skilled and nimble fingers friend.

Some tunes are so pretty they can make the eyes well with tears of gratitude. Thanks for the experience...

Be well friend!
Ibstrat said 3365 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Thanks
for checking out my song.I love your music.
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Scott Carmichael said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
beautiful...
Mark... you're so patient with each measure as you carefully and deliberately distribute your heart for her across this 4 and a half minutes of wordless clarity...

your a pro
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Ibstrat said 3365 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Thanks
Scott.I'm really happy that some people are listening to my music.I have huge respect for your talent.
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Robert Rayner said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Such gentle passion
This is beautiful Mark. What a lovely gift for your wife.

My wife asked me why I dont write something like this for her.
If only I could, if only sigh
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Ibstrat said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thanks
for the comment-much appreciated!
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davisamerica said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
well well mark
is a beauty ... downloaded and thanks for that!
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Ibstrat said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
I'm
just glad to have somebody listening to my music.Thanks!
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aclarke said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Musical sincerity
I'm all about writing songs for amazing wives! Guess I was foolish to think I was the only one who had one!

Outstanding playing and an absolutely beautiful song.

Question- Did you hike up Cadillac Mtn while you were there?
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Ibstrat said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Well
we drove up which is probably cheating!
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Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Mark!
I am going to have to assume that you are a very patient man. Because it really comes through on this really nice piece. well, actually on most of your tunes. very sweet!
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Ibstrat said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Well
you have to be pretty patient to teach 60-70 guitar lessons per week.No, you're on the wrong string...NO YOU"RE ON THE WRONG FRET!..NO YOU'RE ON THE WRONG STRING AND FRET YOU #$%*&#! %^&*$#@!
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paul f. page said 3368 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Rightfully...
...there are an awful lot of wonderful comments here. Your playing is just so mellow and so beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed this gentle song and the fact that you kept it simple and uncluttered. It is one of the very best guitar solos I've ever heard!
Peace.
Paul
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Ibstrat said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Wow
that is an amazing compliment.I did kind of try to keep it simple.In fact I think the whole thing is completely diatonic.Thanks so much for the comment!
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saymme said 3367 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
( :
What a Beautifl wife You must have This is..10s
ThankYou so great You put it here
Ibstrat said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thanks a lot
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Doug Somers said 3367 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Quiet and shining
What beauty to hear, played with skill and deep feeling. A wondrous tribute!

Thanks for letting us know your wife a little better. I can tell she is very special.

Doug
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Ibstrat said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
I always
appreciate your comments.Thanks very much!
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John Stebbe said 3367 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Beautiful
This song evokes peace, serenity, and order, which most of us lack. It gives me a hint of what life could be like someday.

Expertly played and recorded. A treat.

I like the part where you go to the second chord in the theme (a IV chord?) while the melody plays the fifth degree of the scale, creating a ninth -- genuius!
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Ibstrat said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
I'm
pretty sure that I've never done anything that qualifies as genius(Don't know if you've ever seen the Looney tunes where Wile E. Coyote keeps saying "Wile E. Coyote, super genius"-that's genius.)But I greatly appreciate your comments!
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gail60 said 3366 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Hey Mark
You are so talented. This is beautiful and such a nice dedication to your wife. I really enjoyed this alot. Thanks for sharing your heart with us.
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Ibstrat said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thanks Gail.I have to say that
your music was a big influence on this- esp. "Beautiful Morning"
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ElkkukklE said 3366 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
.
Just perfect.
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Ibstrat said 3362 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Thanks
very much for the comment.
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VicDiesel said 3365 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Lovely.... lovely....
Impeccable playing as always, imaginative, lovely to behold, and it's even in waltz time. Just lovely.


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Ibstrat said 3362 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Thanks
very much, and thanks for the "Dirt Roads" download!
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Norman Goodman said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Blew me away
Beautiful!
Awesome playing!
Last time I wrote a song for my wife she ran to the bathroom and cried....only because she felt the time I spent playing and recording the tripe I called a song could have been better served charging up billable hours at the firm and increasing our family`s personal wealth.

But this is not the case with your song. Reminds me of Metheny`s work on ECM.
Did I say great playing!!!!
Hope you wife loved it I sure did!
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Ibstrat said 3362 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Thank you
very much.You are an incredible guitarist with first rate recording skills-I really enjoy your music!
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dajama said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Amazing
piece of music. Lovely melody, emotional and warm, and, of ourse, terrific playing. I love the resonant, rich sound you get, and the impeccable touch always floors me. Excellent track. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing it with us. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 3361 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Thanks
very much.I just discovered(a little late) "Turn Away Slowly".What a great song-Ed sounds terrific!
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said 3364 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
beoootifull
this oozes love and joy. nuff said.
played by a master. it is an honor every time i listen to your songs. thank you for posting, and thenks for your support of my vastly different musical stylings.
Allen Dean
Ibstrat said 3361 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
I guess
my tastes are pretty eclectic- talent as big as yours is impossible to ignore!I appreciate your listening to my stuff.
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AEROjet said 3364 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Oh joy.
I think this is just wonderful. You have a great sense of phrasing, and your tone is washed out with reverb. Instantly I'm calm. I almost want to hear this against a backdrop of dragonflies in a grassy field. It's very "nature-esque."
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Ibstrat said 3361 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Actually
putting dragonflies on it is a good idea.I would if I knew how to do it!I checked out some of your jazz stuff-you are really talented.Hope you like Berklee- don't take the mega-chops players too seriously.
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3363 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
You're drawing
the right signs . Wonderfull .
Ibstrat said 3361 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Glad
to see you back.Thanks!
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jiguma said 3363 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Beautiful
Mark, another gem from you. Lovely playing, all warm and heartfelt. Much better recordings of late. Would love to be able to do this.

Neil
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Neil.Your new song sounds great!
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bud said 3363 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
She's very lucky
and I bet you feel you are too. It's our 23rd wedding anniversary today - Lisa and I - and this is a beautiful piece to contemplate the years with. Thanks.
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Ibstrat said 3361 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Thanks Bud
really enjoying your music.You know how to rock!
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ziti said 3363 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
this is
as pretty as guitar can get....deeply touching, and masterfully played.

awesome awesome awesome


deepest of bows, master

z
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Ibstrat said 3361 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Actually
I was just joking about being called master.Maybe if I live to be 120 or so I can be called a true master.
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thoddi said 3359 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
beautiful
Oh my, what beauty pours out of your guitar. You have such a warm and soulful way of moving your fingers across those frets.

Your wife must adore this... you express your love for her so well in this piece.

Absolute fan here!
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Ibstrat said 3352 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
Thanks
I really like your music.
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Bob Rodgers said 3353 days ago (May 15th, 2008)
This is
beautiful, lovely warm sound and played with so much feeling, I enjoyed this very much! Thanks!
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Ibstrat said 3338 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
I
appreciate your listening. Thanks!
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Firesign said 3351 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Wonderful
but now my wife Karen has asked me why I have done such a beautiful song for her!
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Ibstrat said 3338 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
There
seem to be quite a few Karens around!
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Char said 3340 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
Obviously,
Your language of love is music from your heart that is as natural and soothing as the tide. You are very skilled and the piece is effortless. Thanks for sharing.
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Ibstrat said 3338 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
Thanks
really glad you enjoyed it!
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12parsecs said 3310 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
10 points for 7s and 9s from 12p!
dood, WOW back at you. sorry i haven't checked this song out until now. very sweet, pretty chords. almost meloncholy, but hopeful. (yes, chords convey emotions... at least to me.) you write with a lot of nice, slightly dissonant 9ths and 7ths... right up my alley. nice tone, verb and delay too. very well done. ha, nice to the last chord. i might have even left out the root of the last chord and ended on the 9th-ish chord you had there. but then i like to torture people like that. ('no closure for you! haha!')
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Boundless said 3012 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
Such great tone
For a delightful piece. I was soloing over it just now - couldn't resist.

Really lovely. Tender. Peaceful.

Thanks for a dear moment.
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Boundless said 3012 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
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I've got my first download now.
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sentinal said 2668 days ago (March 31st, 2010)
great
very metheny . Lovely tone .Ive downloaded and am working on a lead part .. ..

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