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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings


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dreadmon

 Genre: Holiday

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Recording this album was an exercise in speed and chance. Speed, because of the ultimate deadline of getting a release ready in time to ship for Christmas. Chance, because I live in an area of Orlando that is, to put it mildly, a living sound effects record of urban city noises. One of the things that bugged me the most was attempting to record with my Audio-Technica atm33a condenser, which is quite a good mic, and always listening back to a track and hearing passing trucks, boom cars, freeway rumble, etc. Luckily, my friend Roger's guitar ran over most of that lo-frequency stuff. Here, he joins me on one of a handful of cuts from "Christmas Each Day." Hope you enjoy it!
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Comments: 18
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Plays: 104
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Uploaded: Dec 18, 2008 - 09:14:11 AM
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2008 - 09:44:20 AM Last Played: Apr 03, 2016 - 12:06:54 PM
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Hardware:
mountain dulcimer
guitar (Roger Zimish)
atm33a
Software:
GB3
Comments
caroline said 3257 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
thank you bing, thank you roger...
may your days be merry and bright xoxox
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dreadmon said 3252 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Blessings
Thank you, Caroline - Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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Ex_Silentio said 3257 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Star of wonder ...
Excellent performance of some of my Christmas favorites. Well done.
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dreadmon said 3252 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Mahalo
Thanks for listening, glad you enjoyed them!
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Feter said 3257 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings
Now listenin to the taste of the dulce with this awesome tune ..and what a
magic ...perfect with the guitar just perfect ..very authnetic and spiritual
I think this is one of your remarkable pickin ..thnx alto for sharin such
gem !!!!
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dreadmon said 3252 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Thank you
Thanks, Feter! Happy Holidays and New Year to you!
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Ed Hannifin said 3256 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Two of my favorites, nicely entwined...
It's amazing to me, given that a dulcimer is in some ways like a tiny-bodied guitar with only the treble strings, how full and rich they can sound when well played and well recorded... This is quite full, rich, reverberant and present... Sounds great...

Let me know when you're touring New England, Bing...

Ed
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dreadmon said 3252 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
It is
such a neat instrument - I'm waiting on delivery for one that's actually got more of a guitar-like sound, fills out the spectrum a little more. Glad you enjoyed this - and I'll definitely let you know when I'm coming through that area again, Ed!
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kristyjo said 3256 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Wonderful music
Great combination of the two tunes. I love the sound of the dulcimer and the guitar together. Merry Christmas!
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dreadmon said 3252 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Thank you
Thanks K.J.! For some of the same reasons mentioned by Ed above, the guitar and dulcimer combo is one of the best, simply because of the sound spectrum that it covers - one hand washes the other and really presents a tasty mix. It especially helps when the guitarist is as good a player as Roger Zimish! Thanks again for listening!
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Lennon714 said 3256 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
you have
such a wonderful singing voice it's almost a shame to not use it. But I'm glad this is left instrumental. It's so open graceful. Really impressive!
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dreadmon said 3252 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Thank you
I appreciate the kind words - I'm continuously working on refinement in the vocal department, but do realize, usually, when an instrumental would serve the tune better and this is definitely one of them! Thanks for listening!
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Rosita said 3256 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
Great
performance. I love this sound.
Beautiful melody and perfect playing.
Thanks...
dreadmon said 3252 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it - Merry Christmas!
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Skean said 3252 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Awesome
TX.. For this lovely master piece.. Merry Christmas.
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dreadmon said 3252 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Thank you!
Glad you enjoyed it - Merry Christmas to you!
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sschedra said 3221 days ago (January 23rd, 2009)
I love folk instruments
... and you just make that dulcimer sing! This is really enjoyable and the recording is fine (at least as far as I can hear). I know what you mean about condenser mics though. I was recording and the dryer was on in the house and the low freq rumble made its way right in to the recording.
Very nice, thanks,
Stephen
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Philip18 said 1764 days ago (January 18th, 2013)
God Rest Ye
Beautiful work! I love the sound of the dulcimer - lovely ring to it. The two instruments combine very well. Skilfully played. Good blend of the two songs. Much enjoyed!
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Name: Bing Futch
Location: Orlando Florida United States
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