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Stepping Stones Duet (Featuring 867-5309)


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Thank you… Thank you… Thank you to Scott (aka 867-5309) for allowing me to attempt a guitar duet part to his most beautiful piano piece Stepping Stones! The original can be found HERE. I encourage you to listen to the original version. Scott’s playing is absolutely phenomenal.

I purchased a new Martin guitar. What a wonderful way to break it in.

I took the photo. It is of a Tibetan girl at Chinese base camp, Shishapangma, Tibet.
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Uploaded: Oct 30, 2010 - 01:43:55 PM
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2010 - 01:43:55 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 03:48:24 PM
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guygrooves said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Gorgeous....
They fit seamlessly together. Wonderful duet from 2 of my favorite artists.
Peace
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fasteddie said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks Guy
That really means a lot.

I'm glad that my part sounds like it fits. This was a fairly difficult song for me to learn.
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alackbass said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Stepping Stones Duet
Wow! I've never heard this side of you! Impressive! Great choice to work with Scott. His pieces are consistently brilliant.
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fasteddie said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks alackbass
I figured I would get that response a bit from this song. I like to keep people on their feet. LOL.

Scott is an incredible talent; this was a lot of fun.
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ted23 said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Ah
Monsieur Sloweddie I presume.
Wow! New guitar, new treats for us lucky folk.
This must have taken age to figure out. Well it would have taken me forever.
The mix of the 2 classy instruments is beautiful man.
Stunning work from you both
fasteddie said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks Ed
for having a listen.

Yeah this was hard to learn. It took a while.

I wish I was better at this sort of thing but it was fun.
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rok41 said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Stepping Stones
Ah, you did a very nice job of weaving your guitar into the fabric of Scott's wonderful composition. Very bold move and it works!
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fasteddie said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks man
This was a bold move and pretty far from the norm for me.

Scott is a really great sport for letting me do this.
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drakonis said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Sweetness x2
Scott's great music-box piece here is a perfect bed for you to strut your "other stuff"... bravo you two. There seemed to be one note you would sometimes hit on your guitar that didn't sound like it was part of the mode (like you were in minor, Scott in Major)... there, my useless nit-pick is out of the way, and I can just enjoy these two masters playing so gorgeously. Ahhh...
ttfn,
Drakonis
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fasteddie said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
I think you're right
Eduard. Most of this song is played in major keys. I am so used to playing minor scales; it was a difficult adjustment to make. I'm pretty sure that I know the spots that you are talking about. Perhaps somewhere down the line I will try and correct that.

You sjhould have heard the earlier versions. Sheesh that was bad!

Thanks for having a listen.
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jdholliday said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
duet
some more will you two? great piece by Scott and fantastic addition Michael, that guitar sounds amazing!
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks jd
for dropping by and having a listen. It will take a little experimentation before I'm getting the optimal sound out of the acoustic recordings. The guitar has a great tone.

The struggle with this song was to match the quality and clarity of Scott's recording.
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Social_Ice said 2546 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Whole lotta pickin goin' on.......
being able to assimilate the articulation of two fine artists certainly delivered surprising results here.....whole lotta pickin goin on!! Very nice Scotty and Michael...~barbara
fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thank you so much
for having a listen and for the kind words. Scott is the fine artist I'm sort of just the tag along here. LOL.

Thanks again.
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scofugate said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Fast Edwardo!!!
I believe u can do it all now man!!
Your talent is on the next level. impeccable timing man.
Very nice!!!!!
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scofugate said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
The Piano
Is just wonderful, This came together very nice guys!!!!!
These classical tunes are an art!!!!
KUDOS SCOTT!!!!
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks Scott
for dropping by. I dunno man... I wish that I was better at this. I love classical music. Scott is the real genius behind this.
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dave_b said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Stepping Stones Duet
Nice job pushing yourself, both with a new guitar, and a different genre. How'd it feel going to the acoustic? I love my Martin, but those strings feel like steel cables compared to the strat.
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks dave
Yeah, acoustic guitar isn't nearly as buttery as my strat or PRS but it is very fun to play. Martins are killer guitars. I played several Taylors and the Martins just seemed so much more solid and had such better tone.
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notsosweet said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
!!
what a wonderful pairing!!!! loved it
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thank you so much
for dropping by and having a listen. It was very kind of Scott to let me noodle on his song.
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FEEL said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Nice sound
The piano is awesome and the guitar fits well. What a nice way to break one in. Kudos to the two of you!
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks man
I know, Scott's piano work is stellar. He is such a talented guy.


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RAVENS said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Wow
I am just so impressed by this. Scott, your piano playing is beautiful. Mike, what can I say? You always impress the hec out of me. This really was terrific, wow!

RAVEN ;-)
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks Dani
You are a sweetie! Thanks for your kind words. Scott's piano playing is really beautiful in this. My goal was to really just highlight what he is doing. I don't know if I was too successfull butt it was fun trying.
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magnatone said 2545 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Stepping Stones
oh man, this is WONDERFUL! i just enjoyed every second of this. your guitar is sounding great, and scotty's gorgeous piano is to die for! wonderful duet - thanks guys!
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thank you so much
Karen for your encouraging words. That really means a lot!
Scott really tears it up. It was really a pleasure to get to try to play on his work.
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867-5309 said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
yowzah
yowzah - Michael + eye M Ecstatic ~ man ! thanks so much for picking this for interplay -bringing the song to a higher plateau -
* & posting this ~ looking forward to more -
of your great playing !!
- great job -
& then with jim reynolds helping in his studio - it was a rewarding studio experience too
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lavalamp said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Be proud
What talent you guys have. Appreciate this piece. Fantastically well done.

Bravo

LL
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thanks LL
For the really kind words! That really means a lot man!
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Skean said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Sunday
Sunday and what a great music to fill in to this day, excellent playing, kudos to both of you.
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thanks Kenta
for having a listen and for the nice comment.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Beautiful guitarwork!
It's nice to hear some cleverly played guitar rather than the rock/blues/folk stuff that is so copious here. I could listen to this all day. Very cleverly thought out arrangement especially the major/minor part. It all flows really well and you don't really think about it, jut enjoy listening to it. And also, nice photo to go with it. And ... I'm very jealous of your new guitar!
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thanks man
I'm glad you enjoyed this. It is quite a different style than I'm used to. It was refreshing getting away from the blues scale for a time. And I really needed to practice my guitar. This song made me work for it for sure.
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Jarvoid said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Me with Alackbass,
this is a different and wholly welcome different side,great to be able to do that....and do it well.

CJ
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thanks Chris
You are very kind sir!
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867-5309 said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
extentions
I like your extensions of the phrases
It really fills it out well - I think this song has space for just that . . .
you really spiced it up with savory supplemental ideas
that guitar is awesome - as is your playing and picking - tastey - seriously if you ever get to this land - our state bird being the mosquito - we'll have to do an act / acts somewhere . . .
my picks are lost somewhere in a tin altoids box. I'm checking your songs out - more
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fasteddie said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thank you Scott
Thanks again for allowing me to noodle on your song. This was a lot of fun and very challenging for me. I'm off on a couple sections. I couldn't tell if I was just bending the note while playing or if I was playing the minor scale when it should have been major.

I need to pick a little less aggresively on the acoustic. That will take some getting used to. I'm a metal guitarist and the picking is usually pretty forceful to get harmonics from the guitar. That technique doesn't work so well with acoustic.

If I'm ever in Minnesooooda I'll let you know. I'd love to play live. That would be a lot of fun!
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Char said 2543 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Absolutely
soul affirming music. Beautiful guitar mirroring the sweet piano. Scott is gifted and so are you. Thanks.
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fasteddie said 2542 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Thank you Char
for dropping by and having a listen. Thanks for the kind words.
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MarkHolbrook said 2543 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Very cool
guitar work on that new guit!!! Nicely done!
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fasteddie said 2542 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Thank you sir
I really love the new guitar. The tone and playability are awesome. My last acoustic was pretty cheap and didn't have the same nice tone. That is a treat.

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Reggie_Pole said 2543 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Another surprise
But I should stop being surprised by the MJ talent pool. Beautiful duet. I hear that one note that's a little out of whack but it barely detracts from the piece. Very well done gents. Great photo, too. I want a Martin!
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fasteddie said 2542 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen and for the nice comments.

I got a Martin DC-160GTE dugout. It has a great combination of brightness and bassiness. It had the combination of tone and playability that I was looking for. I played about 20 high end guitars before chosing this one.
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tf10music said 2542 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
this is
fantastic. I love the tone on the guitar, it compliments the piano so perfectly. Such a pleasant listen, I'm very impressed by both of you.
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fasteddie said 2542 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Thanks
for the nice comment. I am still working on figuring out how to record the guitar for the optimal effect.

Scott's work made it easy to mix in. This really was my pleasure. Scott is the master.
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ste said 2542 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
the
instruments play around each other very nicely. nicely weaved tune. great work
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fasteddie said 2542 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Thank you
sir for dropping by and for the nice comments. Much appreciated!
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Carrie71 said 2541 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Stepping Stones
What a treat for the ears. You did a fantastic job of meshing and playing along with 867-5309. Just beautiful all the way around.
fasteddie said 2539 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks
Scott really is one heck of a great pianist. This was fun trying to play along.
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ktholliday said 2541 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
~ classic
Swwweet music, indeed! Loving this! Brings music to my ears~!
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fasteddie said 2539 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks
kt! That is very kind indeed!


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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2541 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
stones
very well merged together and very musical. neat playing. nice guitar tone and piano. like the way it keeps moving. very nice piece of music. cheers
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fasteddie said 2539 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks for
having a listen and for the kind comments. It was difficult trying to match the studio ambience of Scott's recording. His tone is really stellar in this piece.
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RobLeBanc said 2540 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
Humbled
is all I can say. Truly humbled by Mikes effort to dance his digits around this piece of music. I cant even figure out how he did it! How many takes for each section? How many sections? This was totally done by ear? I would never attempt to try this, big top hats off to you!
Let me not forget the sublime piano work by scott, as always your playing is just great! This was a well crafted song from the start, thanks to your natuural ability.
Good job Guys!!!
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fasteddie said 2539 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks Robby
This was very difficult. It took me several weeks and many hours of practice just to put together the rudimentary guitar part that I did. I learned to play my part straight through but in order to really capture the timing and inflection I had to record in sections. I basically recorded each coda seperately. I did learn this one by ear. That's tough for someone who is tone deaf (LOL).
Thanks for the kind words.

Scott really is one incredible talent.
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lengold said 2540 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
One of the things
I love about this place is the way surprises turn up out of the blue.
This was a lovely surprise.
Cheers
Len

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fasteddie said 2539 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks Len
That is the truth!
It is one of the things that I love about this place too.
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Symphony101 said 2540 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
You two
are geniuses my friend. This is gorgeous.
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fasteddie said 2539 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
I dunno
Scott is really the genius behind this. He really was a good sport letting me attempt to play along.
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Bob Rodgers said 2540 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
A
superb piece of music, love the sound of your Martin and wonderful piano playing from Scott. A nice combination of the two instruments together and this really is a beautiful sound.
Very much enjoyed!

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fasteddie said 2539 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks
Bob for the kind words. Scott really is amazing; it was great fun and really good exercise for me to try playing along to his wonderful work.
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richard13 said 2540 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Bravo!
Not only for attempting this but for pulling it off. A lovely melding of the two talents. Nice job.
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fasteddie said 2539 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thank you
so much for dropping by and for the kind words.
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egobandit said 2538 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
hold on
Didn't know where I was for a minute, but I was drawn in and floored all the same what a great moving piece of music!
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fasteddie said 2538 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Thanks ego b
for having a listen and for the kind words.

Scott really is awesome. It was really nice of him to let me try this.
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ShadowofNine said 2538 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Bravo
Wonderful track, charming as heck, a heck of a good listen...
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fasteddie said 2535 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Thanks SoN
for dropping by and having a listen. I really appreciate it.
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tford said 2538 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Stepping Stone
Great performances by both of you-sounds great
I also like the photo. Peace Tom
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fasteddie said 2535 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Thanks tford
for dropping by and for the kind words. That means a lot.
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RosaLinda said 2536 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Stepping stones
I cant tell you how much I enjoyed listen to this! Beautiful all the way!!:)
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fasteddie said 2535 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Thank you
RosaLinda! That is very kind.
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Sigmund said 2534 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Stepping Stones
I enjoyed your effort on this piece - that Martin sounds sweet. Very innovative and creative and you can tell that you put a lot of time into this as well. Very nice job - thanks!
Sig
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Moses said 2533 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
nice
i like your addition to scott's original, very pretty song
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SISTERS said 2529 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
delightful
well i just want to hang this on a christmas tree!
that was quite a wonderful partnership.
1:16 to 1:25 - swooning, here.
this was a pleasure to witness as it unfolded in arrangement.
my compliments to both you boyz!
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tonestones said 2528 days ago (November 17th, 2010)
Martin Inspired
Beautiful duet. Scott is really good. You two sound great together. That Martin sounds wonderful. Congrats!
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AcousticGuitarist said 2520 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
righteous
A magical musical connection you and 867 have.
Really smooth.
Loving it.
It is Righteous.
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