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El Jinete Solitario


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guitapick

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Well...

...I originally set this tune up as a "challenge" to guess the story line behind it...and I truly appreciate the feedback...(Guy had a very nice story line)...

However: I've decided that the "challenge" might be taking away from the simple enjoyment of listening to the piece. Sooooo:

"El Jinete Solitario" (The Solitary Horseman) is the short story of a Mexican cowboy, traveling on his horse in the light of a full moon. He carries an arrangement of flowers with him as his horse steadily navigates the desert trail.

Looking up to the moon, his thoughts go back to "the incident", hours before, when he brought the beautiful bouquet to his love; the daughter of a rich landowner. With great pain and humiliation, he remembers the landowner, standing at the door with two very large men at his side, scornfully ordering him to leave the town or suffer "the consequences"...

As the memory recedes, he sees a campfire ahead. Looking sadly at the flowers, he drops them on the now cool, but still dry earth, and allows his four legged friend to lead him to the invitation of warmth and a much needed midnight supper...



© Bob Prince - 2008
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Uploaded: Sep 01, 2008 - 01:34:36 PM
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2008 - 05:00:29 PM Last Played: Sep 13, 2017 - 06:19:27 AM
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Fernandez Classical Guitar
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Comments
Feter said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
El Jinete Solitario
A twin gatehred in this life sencing their faith
to be togther on a such desert and rocky earth !
he lean intoi her shoulder from the long time
suffering while she approach her kindess by puttng
her palm upon his hair caressing what left from
his history ...it was ironic they werent togther
but the moon gathered them on such delicate shadows
all round ...he sings her (I know what these eyes
can sing ..it sing love love love )

my friend you are so precious ..the pickin just
incredible ..the tone so pure ..you are so good
with that ..the theme writing just so thoughtful
and deep ..a true master piece my friend ..thnx
for all ... !!!!!
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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
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Beautiful story, Feter....thanks so much...
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Vic Holman said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
something to do with a windmill
is that close?

lovely piece Bob. extremely well recorded and played. excellent!
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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
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Ahhhhh...Mr. Quixote, is it?

Well...it IS a romance...

Thanks, Vic
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composerclark said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Donkey Ho Tay?
Sounds very quixotic; can't imagine what it's about though... ;-)

Well it's a treat to hear you play your classical or spanish guitar; nice job here! Do you have more pieces in mind for this series? I think it would be cool to make a suite out of it.
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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
A suite...
...yes...that would be very nice. I have another tune, similar to it, which I've considered as a piece of the puzzle...

Thanks, Clark. Hope all's well with you...
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Roxylee said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
I hear
Don Quixote, as played by Charlie Chaplin. Well, David, you asked. heeheehee Your playing is exquisite, by the way. :-)
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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
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:)


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sloparts said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Very nice piece Bob
What comes into my mind after looking at the picture and listening to the music, is and old Clint Eastwood movie, "Pale Rider". I have no idea if that's even close, but it's where you took me with the clues.

excellent playing my friend, Kudos on the music and the sound quality. The mix is pristine and crystal clear.

Very Nice Indeed.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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guitapick said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
You know...
...my two favorite westerns of all time are "Pale Rider" and "Unforgiven". Both with and involving Mr. Eastwood...

Thanks for the listen, Ed...muy mucho...
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guygrooves said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Ok.....
Wonderful song btw... I see a lone rider moving slowly after a long hot days ride. He catches sight of a camp, and is mindful as to whether they might be friend or foe. As he approaches, he is apprehensive, but curious at the same time. Ultimately, he continues on his way, with a twinge of sadness. Choosing solitude over companionship, as he has done most all of his life. In his mind, the safest choice.
Beautiful piece and a stellar performance.
Peace
Guy
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guitapick said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Damn, man...
...you're good...

...it's not right on it...but a wonderful line and close enough for jazz, as they say...sweet storyline....

Thanks...
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Ibstrat said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Gosh
this is a great piece and great playing.I'm not sure about the story line- it's in a minor key so... maybe an old man dies or is close to death. You have a terrific sense of harmony and melody.Beautiful!
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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
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Thanks, Mark...always looking forward to your next...
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egobandit said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
I would
Rather not figure out the story but what I can say is this was played beautifully . You and ibstrat should get together. The only bummer is there is no download, no worries I can always listen here thanks!
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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Mark...
...is an excellent guitarist and musician. One 'o deez daze...

Thanks for the listen, hombre...
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Bowman said 3305 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Love the music Bob...
and your playing as usual is soulful.
As for the story, I'm working on the screenplay. Should have it done in couple of years. Hope you can wait.


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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
I am...
...a very, very patient man...
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jiguma said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
What a lovely bit of playing Bob
I would never have come close to that story I'm afraid :)

You get very nice tones out of the Fernandez - the Rode NT3 is such a great mic for recording guitar, and you've done both the guitar and the mix justice in this excellent tune.

Neil
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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
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The comments I got just underscored how varied our interpretations of art can be. I'm going to start making up story lines when I play out:
"I wrote this while riding an elephant down Broadway and 42nd Street in downtown Manhattan..."
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Rebsie said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Wow ...
Beautifully played, and the ending is immaculate.
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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Thanks...
...I spent quite a bit of time deciding on how to play the ending. Very happy you mentioned that, Rebsie...
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chipan said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
El Jinete Solitario
Beautiful playing as always and great story. That's a nice picture too. It makes me want to see the movie version of this story. Excellent composition and production!

chip
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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
I lived...
...in southern Arizona for 5 or 6 years. The desert is a beautiful, powerful landscape. The nights were amazing...

I know exactly how I'd like the animation to look for this piece. Hopefully it'll git done, someday...

Thanks, Chip
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michael2 said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
beautiful
this is so pretty and just perfect for a soundtrack. this would be the main theme and I imagine that there would be maybe 4 versions of it: this one, a symphonic version, a short harmonica version and one that would have sort of a New Orleans funeral brass band sort of sound. great playing, recording and melody lines. i'm jealous.
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guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
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It does really sound nice on harmonica, Michael. I've thought of extending the tune, alternating strummed guitar/harmonica and this solo picking.

And I really like your idea of using the theme throughout a soundtrack...

Tanks, man...
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Harmony
Wonderfull playing and harmonies .
guitapick said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
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Merci beaucoup, maestro
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damiengh said 3304 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
delicate
Delicate and delicious.

So pleasing and so teasing, felt like it was part of a bigger work, for I wanted more....more...more.

Beautifully rendered scene given to us in your intro and in your presentation.
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guitapick said 3303 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
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Thanks, Damien...
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Dragonas said 3303 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
I can't stop...
listening to this song!
Lovely playing on that Classical guitar.
Sounds amazing!
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guitapick said 3303 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
Thanks...
...it reminds me, very much, of the desert...a truly magical place...
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VicDiesel said 3301 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Delightful
The sadness and melancholy of your story comes through, but I sense a note of hope somewhere too.

A very charming little waltz. Great stuff.


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guitapick said 3301 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
"Hope"...
...warmth and a midnight supper...life goes on...you know the desert...sweet picture in the artwork; yes...?

Thanks, Vic...
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ziti said 3301 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
man....you sneak these things in
this has been posted and i didnt see....

you are a brilliant guitarist bob...and this is a great track and recording.


sweet music, downloaded and faved....just GREAT!!!!

humbled severely

z


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ziti said 3301 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
its too short
not in the biblical sense....but timewise...it could go one for an hour or so


work on that
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ziti said 3301 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
and if
i cant download, do the right thing and iChat me the mp3
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guitapick said 3301 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
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k...

Tanks, z
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Char said 3301 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Caught your promote.
So very happy I did. Perfectly, masterfully played.
Thank you.
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guitapick said 3300 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Thanks, Char...
...it really means a lot to me that you liked the song...
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saymme said 3301 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
.. : )
had to put this on replay - so delicately played & with the story...its very touching can see it & feel it...tx So Lovely TX for sharing this gem :)
lena
guitapick said 3300 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Hello Helena...
...you know...I never really asked: is that a wild fox that you're feeding there...?
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saymme said 3295 days ago (September 11th, 2008)
yes
it's a wild fox we were homoured with her visiting us a few days in a row , it's wayout on the countryside, woods & mountains 20years ago there was no road to this cottage ! It' to us The Best Place in the World - sacred : )
spitlogic said 3301 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Beautiful
Great playing. The picture for the song fits the mood of this music perfectly.
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guitapick said 3300 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Thanks, man...
...just keyed into your "alien rap"...way cool...
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thetiler said 3300 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
I enjoyed this gp
the story was a terrific read as well.
A real highlight to hear this, there is just really something to a nice warm feeling fingerpicking,classical guitar solo!
Lots of nice melody, kind a has a fiddler on the roof feel as well. But really does blend in very nicely with the description you gave. Again, I think a really terrific story you put in the descriptions!!

It adds a lot to the music, too bad not enough music doesn't have this type of intro into music.

WAy To GO
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guitapick said 3299 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
I've been told...
...by some that, when I play out, I explain the tunes too much. That I should let the listeners create their own images.

But almost all of my tunes have a story to them...and I like to relate them.

Thanks, Bill...happy you enjoyed this.
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dajama said 3299 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Beautiful stuff
Fantastic sounds and lovely playing as always. The guitar tone is sweet. You never disappoint. The melody is lovely, suffused with melancholy and, I think, acceptance. A terrific piece. Nicely done. Peace.
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guitapick said 3298 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
Thanks, David...
The ending of the piece, where it has a slow ritard, is where the horse stops, the man looks at and lets the flowers drop to the ground. Acceptance. Then he moves on, towards the camp ahead.
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moorlandt said 3299 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
just lovely
and such a great sound. I'm singing along.
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guitapick said 3298 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
"singing along"
The ultimate musical compliment. Thanks, man...
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said 3299 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
Dang...
Bob, you are good! This is very nicely played. Great tone and fantastic touch on those strings. Kudos and a deep bow from a fan.

Jack
guitapick said 3298 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
Thanks, Jack...
...I'm a hard workin' fella and I appreciate the kind words...

BobbyP
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magnatone said 3296 days ago (September 10th, 2008)
El Jinete Solitario
bob - you are just SO GOOD!
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FEEL said 3292 days ago (September 14th, 2008)
Great technique
I like the way the chords are plucked then cut off and then how it flows into a melodic break... Simply put, very enjoyable.
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Bob6stringer said 3289 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Exqisite playing
I'm gonna change my name to Bob2stringer after hearing what you do with 6. Very nice work/play. Can't embellish the storyline tonight, but I do think the music is beautiful.

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Enrique Gil said 3279 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
The Lone Ranger?...
That is what it means in Spanish....
I love this beautiful melody.
It reminds me of my Spanish roots.
Masterfully played too.
A true classic.
I am impressed!
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guitapick said 3279 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
The Lone Ranger?
I asked a friend of mine who's fluent in Spanish how to say "The Solitary Horseman". He gave me "El Jinete Solitario".
Doth the man jest?
That would be a drag.
But I'm glad you liked the tune, Enrique. That means quite a bit to me. Thanks.
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ic42 said 3279 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
a moony night
a guitar is the only friend to talk to. the guitar always answers so sweetly. guitapick and the guitar understand each other very well. they are good friends. it is music of compassion. it touches the heart. such skillful playing. 0x0
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notsosweet said 3264 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Gorgeous
This is so beautiful... and I love that you've provided a story here. Pacing is so very fitting - almost reluctant. Gorgeous.
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neilh79 said 2465 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Nice work!
Nice tune this mate, you got the latina feel down to a fine art without using the tremelo picking. So many people use tremelo picking and I personally dont think it is required to get the spanish feel. Nice job
guitapick said 2465 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Agreed...
...though I do like tremolo as a technique. This one was short and sweet. Thanks again.
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