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And he plays bamboo flute a little too.

So here's my very first recording of me playing it. It's something I made today in order to take a break both from working on a more involved piece - a new collab - and to. . well, say put a balm on my soul as I'm going through challenging times lately.

It's a small thing I made around a simple folksy chord progression I found myself playing recently. I's a color I've always liked. I used a capo to fit the flute's key, added some flute - which actually first starts on its own in the mix - and then, for good measure, I soloed also on classical guitar for a while.

So, for those of us who, like me, could use a little gentleness. . .

Enjoy.
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Feter said 3056 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Gently
WOw ..what an impressive flute sound ...very spiritual ...the sense
of the wood all in it ...very gentle and delicate theme ...its magic
I always loved this combination of Guitar and flute ...you did it
at its best ...what a gem ....thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Boundless said 3056 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Wow - you're fast !
Yes, that flute has a sweet sound. And I also like the woodiness of it - over even the metal flutes. Got it as a gift from that flute player friend of mine - the one who plays in the India Jam series.

Glad you enjoyed it, Feter.
Thanks for your
continuous
support.
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Bob6stringer said 3056 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Helped me find my chewy carmel center:
This is either magic or I've gotta see a doctor about this, but as I listened to the first minute or so, staring at the song art, I could swear it was "gently undulating" just a little bit. I'll chalk it up to my irises adjusting, but this is still magic. Your wind and the earthy guitar are just the thing to help me find my chewy, cosmic carmel center after an exceptionally trying day with my four-year old acting up. Thank you!
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Boundless said 3056 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Hey Bob
Nice image, yes. I'm happy that it soothed you too.
Did that to me playing flute. Such a sweet sound
- I'll have to record more of it.

Thanks for your appreciation
and for dropping in.
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LunaTrick said 3056 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Nice Bernard
Nicely put together... very relaxing!
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Boundless said 3056 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Thanks Daniel
Very relaxing - glad it does that to others too.

Thanks for coming by.
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ramonaji said 3056 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
WONDERFUL!!!!
I love this.... it reminds me of what used to be my favorite CASETTE TAPE (they were these plastic things which had these long loops of tape with the music on them in the old days....?) called "Sierra Passage", which I bought at the Street Fair. I loved it, and I love this!
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Boundless said 3056 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Sierra Passage
That somewhat rings a bell. . .

Well yes. A lot of similar music has been made
- is made and will be made, I'll add. Folk is timeless.
Listening to it again here, what I enjoy about it is the mix
of the bamboo flute type of sound, oriental in itself
with the folksy guitar and a touch of jazz
with the guitar solo. Happy mix.

Thanks Ramo for being here.
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paul f. page said 3056 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Magical...
What beautiful playing, and what an amazingly gentle song. Your flute playing is really wonderful on this number...I agree with your assessment of the woodiness of it. You get all you can out of it...I also very much enjoyed your improv on the guitar. There is such a lazy quality about this whole number...lazy is the way of being comfortable and unadorned with anything pompous or self-serving. I imagine you going up the mountain with your guitar and your bamboo flute and just reveling in the moment. This sounds so real and so not-recorded-in-a-studio. One of the few pieces I have heard that gives me the impression that I am right there! Beautiful.
Peace.
Paul
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Boundless said 3056 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Well, Paul
First thanks for your generous - and insightful - comment. As I listen to it again, I'm more and more appreciating the flute's sound myself - and the playing's not bad for someone who hardly plays it. I'm quite fond of the guitar's solo too.

There's a timeless beauty for me in this type of folk harmonies. I have many short pieces like that - simple yet elegant and often with a twist of my own - and I'd like to make CD just of those one day. Perhaps one of them would be a good choice for a first collaboration - piano would add a wonderful touch to this kind of quieter, gentler piece. . .

So-not-recorded-in-a-studio. Yes, acoustic instruments
can more easily bring about that feeling.

Thanks again Paul.


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davisamerica said 3055 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
gentle lovliness
Bernard .. what a wonderful performance. d/l ... and thanks for that!
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Boundless said 3055 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Davis
You're most welcome.

Thanks for
dropping
in.
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I.G.M. said 3055 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
I`m impressed,
it`s so well played, both guitar (or guitars) and flute.
Very nice chord progression, too. (Not so simple, especially the melody within.)

Only disturbing thing in my ear is the parallelism of the two melodies (rhythm guitar and flute soloing), which sounds like two solos are played at the same time (here and there...).

Great work Bernard!!!


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Boundless said 3055 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
I understand
When I soloed, I could hear that too - especially with the guitar soloing, where it would clash every now and then, so it took a couple takes to get it right enough.

This said, you know I did that quickly and just for fun.
Something else would probably happen
if I'd spend more time on it.
Which may well happen.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Ibstrat said 3055 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Some
incredible playing here.The recording is beautiful,and I love your guitar work!
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Boundless said 3055 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Hey Mr Strat
Nice to hear that you find the recording beautiful
- I'm still messing around so much with that.
And glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks for sharing.
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kassia said 3054 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
sublime
i absolutely love that flute - and the reverb/echo you put on it. just gorgeous. this is definitely going on my bedtime ipod playlist. thank you for this gentle and soothing balm for my soul. beautiful.
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Boundless said 3054 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Sublime
You're too kind, Kassia. Thank you
for listening and
for dropping
a line.

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guitapick said 3054 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Bamboo flute...
...such a fine dimension. The nylon works well with the steel...beautiful tune
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Boundless said 3053 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Yes it is
a fine thing, this flute - got to play it more often. . .

I enjoy the nylon steel combination too - a thing, curiously, I haven't done much. It does sound good.

Thanks for listening
and coming by.
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sloparts said 3053 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Sometimes you get a gift you weren't expecting
this is one of those times. And what a gift it is my friend, thank you !

This is, well, "Gentle" soothing to the spirit and relaxing to the mind. You've done a very special piece here that I'm sure will become a classic.

Bravo Maestro, it's wonderful.

Ed
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Boundless said 3053 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Hey Ed
Glad you enjoyed it. Those types of songs are a classic
- in their simple harmonies, harmonious simplicity
as I was writing to someone recently.

Thanks for listening
and stopping by.
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Rayelise said 3050 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
a little gentleness...
Ah, I love the sound of the flute. It's a very peaceful piece, like it's saying that everything is okay.
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Boundless said 3050 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Well, it is
our thinking and believing otherwise at times notwithstanding.

Glad you enjoyed it, Rayelise.
Thanks for sharing.
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Calchas said 3050 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
A Zen-like...
...stillness-inducing piece. Very centering.

That cold, clear flute sound rings so true throughout. Then the acoustic guitar brings the warmth of a sonic sunrise.

Yes...As others said above: Magic!

Be well friend!
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Boundless said 3050 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Very centering
You're the first saying this. Great.
Neat that it has this effect too.

Thanks for listening
and stopping by
Calchas.
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drakonis said 3050 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
such a gentle soul
Bernard, your soul always seems so calm and at peace, as illuminated by your music... this one is no exception. I am sorry to hear that you are enduring challenging times. You get a very wonderful tone from the flute, sometimes solid and rich, sometimes so gentle and breathy that I find myself leaning closer to the computer, even though I have headphones on! Thank you for lightening my heart. I hope it lightens yours too.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Boundless said 3050 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Hey Édouard
I'm doing better now - a lot of water has flown down the Ganges, as it goes. I was thinking of you today - might have a go at Ember tomorrow.

Glad it lightened your heart - rays of light
someone said of it. Fair enough.

Thanks for dropping in.
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Barretok said 3048 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Hey Bernard!
I love this piece!!

B
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Boundless said 3048 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Hey B !
Well, love you loving it.

Thanks for listening !
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richardhowardjones said 3045 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Well, Bernard.
What can I say? Hauntingly lovely. I could listen to your stuff all day.
Rich
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Boundless said 3045 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Hey Richard
Well, it won't take a day
yet there's more.
Help yourself.

:-)

Thanks for
coming
by.

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bud said 3029 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Tired and slightly sunburned
from a day at the beach - this is a beautiful piece to relax to and let the evening enter. Really wonderful playing all around - especially enjoyed the wooden flute - we don't get to hear wind instruments so often around here. Thanks.
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Boundless said 3029 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Hey Bud
And I don't get to playing it often enough.
More is surely to come - inshallah !

Happy you enjoyed it
and thanks for
dropping in !
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Elevator_Funk said 3017 days ago (July 17th, 2009)
Good Stuff
I love the gentleness of the guitars towards the end of the tune. I have a bamboo flute too, but it's a little out of tune, and I definitely could not make it sound like this. Excellent Post.
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Boundless said 3017 days ago (July 17th, 2009)
Love it too
Oh Lord, gimme more gentleness. . .

: - )

Thanks for listening
and passing by
Elevator.
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SmokeyVW said 2987 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
truly gentle
this is truly gentle

excellent recording and performance!

thanks
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Boundless said 2987 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Truly gentle
Well yes. That was the orientation here.
And the mood when I played it.

Thanks for listening
and coming by
Smokey.
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