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We all need to recognize (our human traits :) that it is better to improve our personalities in any way we can than to go with the norm.

After this life, no bodies to help us improve. So lets take advantage of it now:) I think I am speaking to me more than anyone else. Some self thought, maybe a few might think that way to ?

Dropped D, Capo on 5th fret
Bought new medium strings because my daughter Robin, bought me a special gift card from Guitar Center. Elixors.
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Comments: 37
Fans: 29
Plays: 163
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Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jul 04, 2008 - 01:57:09 AM
Last Updated: Jul 04, 2008 - 01:57:09 AM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 07:03:35 AM
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Hardware:
2 AKGS Stereo Stick Mics 451b's.
Software:
Logic 8
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Feter said 3370 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
A Road Less Traveled
this cant be but brought up from woodstock mine !!
the guitar sound so awesome with the new strings
indeed but just cos your magical pickin ...just
charmin gem so thankful for sharin !!!!
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said 3370 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Great!
Very wonderful piece for a beautiful morning having your cup of tea! This is absolutely amazing track.. only wish that the download button is ON. Thanks for such a gem, the strings sounds awesome.

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Moviz said 3370 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
As Always
you play a piece of music in an exceptional way; wonderful to the ears..... (and I think you're right about us needing to recognize our human traits and improve them while we're here, because we're already on the 'path', not just when we go to the other side.I'm sure you agree that it will also help us on our way, to be able to recognize, accept and help others in their failings while we're travelling this road).... this sounds like a bright sunny morning and as though it's travelling forward; lovely as always, cheers M
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thetiler said 3368 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
ya
I am thinking sometimes as I get older, I won't have my body to be around on the other side. So I guess I will get guitar withdrawal :)


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magnatone said 3370 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
A Road Less Travelled
I'm on my way out for a 4 day motorcycle trip and am catching up on a little MJ music before departing. I saw you had uploaded a new tune AND the song title and of course had to check it out. The photo you choose reminds me of a kind of places I'll be for the next few days and the amazing guitar work of the great Tiler is the perfect sound for the send off. Music of the road - thanks Bill - you are a giant of a guitar player and song writer. Have a great 4th!
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Roxylee said 3369 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Gee, Bill
Do you think if I dropped D down and put my capo on the 5th fret, my guitar skills would improve? Seriously, this is amazing playing. It's... perfect! I like the art, too.

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announcer said 3369 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
everything's here
It is fun to listen to a well written and performed 2 minute song. I have nothing against longer songs but I am always amazed with a song that says everything it needs to say in just 2 minutes. It is an art unto itself to make a song short but complete.
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thetiler said 3369 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Thanks
Feter, BW, Moviz, Announcer, Magna and Roxy Lee.

*A special note, we have a very special incredibly cute little dog called Roxy,. My son's girlfriend is living in the house and she very petite dog. So full have energy like RoxyLee a(Jack Russell Terrier) You have to have that to do such a great job at responding to all the tunes she does and the great and complimentary way she writes them.

When I think of Roxy this cute dog, I often think of Roxy at MJ. I guess it is such a unique name as well. Though this dog is 7 and probably not named after you RoxyLee, it is a nice reminder!

Thanks much you all!
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sloparts said 3369 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Always the purveyor of great things
musical, you seem to have a knack for playing the best finger style guitar. This is just like everything else you play Bill, clean, pristine, and wonderfully done.

You are master to the fretboard my friend. Thanks for sharing this great piece.

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 3369 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Really nicely played and recorded, Bill...
...and nicely composed, too... Lovely brightness that's still liquid, never brittle or harsh... Just a taste of chorus, and a lush reverb setting...

Ed
said 3369 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
what
a wonderful playing, the sound is great - wow!
12parsecs said 3369 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
thoughtful preamble.
beautiful song. neat tuning, couple of really cool chords in there! well recorded and mixed too. those 451s are sure bright. may i ask, did you mic them x/y or neck and bridge?
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thetiler said 3369 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
I miced
them on each side of the hole. But I really try to stay as far away from the frets as possible because it causes too much fret slipage sound.

Thanks
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Cameron said 3369 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
(too) short and sweet
The only thing I don't like about this piece is that it's too short. I wanted it to go on forever on this lazy Amurrikan B-day, cold beer in hand, enjoying being home for a change!

This piece was perfect for kicking back. But it's hard to relax in only two minutes! ;-)

Great playing and recording as usual.
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J.A.Stewart said 3369 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Sweet!
Boy, does this sound great, Bill.

Fingers flying up and down that fretted road. Interesting little *drops* in the melody line make it far more interesting than it might have been.

More and more, your playing is moving toward masterful. And I believe Logic has helped to really showcase the beautiful sound of your guitar.

Great stuff, my friend. ;)


--- Joe
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3369 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
The notes inside

Great music .
You make everything sound very clear , the melody on top , and all
the backing with a warm sound .
composerclark said 3369 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Joy
Your playing always makes me feel tremendous joy, and no one does this any better than you do. This has a wonderful, uplifting spirit, which I'm guessing is probably because that's how you were feeling when you played it. Absolutely top-notch.
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btransue said 3368 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Sweet...
Bill, very sweet. Love it. Damn man, wish I could be so comfortable with them strings. smoooothhhhhh.
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Doadars Uncle said 3368 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Yup
Great tune! It's good to have reminders to make things good and try a different path.

Thanks,
Doug
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saymme said 3368 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
: ) smilin...& wonderin..how can U get such sounds its stunning...TX for sharing this Gem !
So 'FRESH'...Outstanding I love the sound of those new strings, its different they have a higher pitch or something -? You are a master at guitar..!! How lucky Your children/family is to have such a gift -have You in the Family : ) : ) Happy for You & Yes, I agree ;)

P L R ! peaceLoveRespect ! Lena
saymme said 3368 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
..
I was drawn to the title-found it in the rating Pics , nice surprise when I saw it was You I new I would be happy hearing it !!
thetiler said 3368 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Thanks
Cameron, Slopart, EJH, Eck, JA Stewart, Henry Rogers, cc, BT, DU and Saymme for the comments. Thanks Saymme for commenting twice:)
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Jim Bouchard said 3368 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
I love that drop D
And you've mastered that for sure! The one thing that I really don't like about this is the chorus. It's sort of a fun experiment, I guess, but I'd sure like to hear it without that effect. I like your pure guitar so much, but in a pinch, I'll take this with the effect intact, if that's all I can get. Just thought I'd mention it. All the best,
Jim
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said 3367 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
Geez Bill...
This is superb! But how could I expect anything less from thetiler?

Be well friend!
thetiler said 3367 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Thanks
Jim and Micheall for stopping by
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SJB said 3367 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Great
Hi Tiler, your picking tone is always so impressive so I was a bit surprised to hear some effects processing on this one. I probably would prefer your unprocessed sound but what the heck this is still one great little nugget of guitar playing and composition.
Cheers
Steve
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thetiler said 3366 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
I enjoy
working in Logic 8, I guess the temptation was too great. I basically tried to bring out the greatest warmth in the piece. Maybe doing so many pieces with out the effects that wanted to add a little Logic 8 creativity. But of course this might get down to a Senate and House veto bill. The acousticrates and the pluginreps :) Of course they say the mind is two sided. Maybe I have the acousticrates on one side of the brain and the other plugin Reps :)
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TobinMueller said 3365 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
Thank you again
Delightful
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Elevator_Funk said 3365 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
Thanks!
I've been in a rut. this song made me want to pick up my guitar again.
Good stuff.
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thetiler said 3364 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Thanks Tobin and EF !
!!
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guitapick said 3364 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
~
Thanks for the ride, Bill...happy and on my way...
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Ibstrat said 3364 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
This is
tremendous playing.It's 95 degrees in Boston- that cooled me off for a few minutes!
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dajama said 3363 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Very cool
This is a great piece. Your new strings sound wonderful, and the playing is, as always, wonderful. Seize the day, indeed. Great sentiment; wonderful track. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing this. Peace.
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thetiler said 3361 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Thanks
gp, lbs and daj
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Boundless said 3075 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Light delight
Great tune and tone.

Merci !
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thetiler said 2848 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Thanks !
!
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PeterB7858 said 761 days ago (August 25th, 2015)
A Road Less Traveled
Saw this on the side listing under Fingerstyle Guitar. Wonderful playing, Bill. Upbeat and joyous. Thanks, Peter.
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