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Oak


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FlatRock2

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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This started off with a simple three chord freestyle jam titled Oak Street. Then I found a wonderful poem online, by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr., " The Oak Tree". It changed my attitude completely and I ended up with this. Hope this makes you feel stronger!

drums are loops the rest are my roots.
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The Oak Tree
by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.

A mighty wind blew night and day.
It stole the Oak Tree's leaves away.
Then snapped its boughs
and pulled its bark
until the Oak was tired and stark.

But still the Oak Tree held its ground
while other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
"How can you still be standing Oak?"

The Oak Tree said, I know that you
can break each branch of mine in two,
carry every leaf away,
shake my limbs and make me sway.

But I have roots that clutch the earth,
growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for you see
they are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn't sure
of just how much I could endure.
But now I've found with thanks to you,
I'm stronger than I ever knew.
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Uploaded: Nov 18, 2011 - 12:22:05 PM
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2011 - 12:22:05 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 01:25:44 PM
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Philip18 said 2195 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Oak
I like what you've done with this. The guitars are full, but you avoid a "wall of sound" approach and I can hear all the elements that you've put into the song. I hear a little bit of John Martyn in your vocal style - a singer I like a lot! Much enjoyed.
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FlatRock2 said 2195 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Thanks!
Thanks for the kind words. It's funny, I am always guilty of the "wall of sound" approach, glad I was able to avoid that finally!
Check out my latest song called One More Time WIth You
gadzooks said 2195 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Oak
Nicely produced. Really like your guitar parts. Like the way it funks out at around 4:22 with the groovin' bass and drums. Very cool tune and feel. Enjoyed.
SG
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FlatRock2 said 2195 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Thanks!
Huh, I was just listening to Chicken Skin, great stuff!

Thanks for the kind words on Oak!
Check out my latest song called One More Time WIth You
alackbass said 2194 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Oak
Nice groove and I love the bluesy changes.
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PeterB7858 said 2194 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Cool groove
Hi Pete. Cool groove with some quality guitar work. You did a great job incorporating the poem into the song. Enjoyed. Regards, Peter
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FlatRock2 said 2190 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
thanks
Thanks Peter, thanks for stopping by for a listen and kind comment!
Check out my latest song called One More Time WIth You
Feter said 2194 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Oak
great guitar work my friend ...nice job !
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
TobinMueller said 2190 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
Spinning around the old oak
This have a Paul Simon feel, capturing a moment, a series of impressions, all in a simple improvisationally free groove. There are times the lead seems to come in too loud, in my ears, and the balance between lead and vocals/story leans too heavily on guitar soloing, but I dig the feel of it, the potential in the idea.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
FlatRock2 said 2190 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
Thanks!
Thanks Tobin,
You are always honest and insightful with your comments, and it means allot to me that you do that.
Pete

Check out my latest song called One More Time WIth You
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Name: Pete Schalck
Location: Marblehead MA United States
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I make music for music sake. I'm not looking for fame or fortune, just having fun getting it out there. The way I work is basically all improvisational. I use Apple's Garage Band software to record and compose. A simple drum/metronome track is create... [see more]

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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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