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Christmas Bells


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Philip18

 Genre: Acoustic

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Well the decorations are in the shops so it must be near Christmas. Here's a little Christmas present!
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Uploaded: Nov 30, 2013 - 02:28:19 AM
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2013 - 02:28:19 AM Last Played: Mar 13, 2017 - 11:48:10 AM
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Narad said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Christmas Bells
Just beautiful ! Thanks for the DL :)
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Philip18 said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Harald. Thanks for listening and for the compliment of a download!
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Skean said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Christmas Bells
Oh! thanks for the Christmas present, I promise to play it at Christmas dinner, cheers.
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Philip18 said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Thanks
I hope it adds something to the occasion, Kenta! Thanks for stopping by.
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MarkHolbrook said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Exactly
what I needed on this post thanksgiving morning. Thank you Philip!
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Philip18 said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
A pleasure
Glad you enjoyed it Mark!
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sammydix said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
warm,
fuzzy comfort.
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Philip18 said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Fuzzy comfort
If that's so, then I've achieved what I set out to do! Thanks Sammy.
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PeterB7858 said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Christmas Bells
Beautiful opening, Philip. Lovely warm, spacious sound. 4 or 5 guitars towards the end? I was trying to work it out :-) Lovely, subtle, little vignette in the outro, too. A fine present, indeed. Talk soon, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Thanks
Yes it finished up with a few guitars. I started with two rhythm guitars played on the Maton, (in the key of A - one open the other with capo on the second fret). Then I added a third with a capo on the 7th fret to play the tinkly melody. But I didn't think that had enough definition do I added a melody from the Gibson HR. And a bass line. And the chimes. I stopped there, just as I was reaching for the 12 string. 😄 See you soon!
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groovehounds said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Christmas Bells
Nice chord progression ... beautiful melody. I absolutely LOVE the the guitar playing the lead tone panned right with the verb ... seriously beautiful Philip ... nice hint of JB at the end. Great piece!
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Philip18 said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Thanks Stan
The chord progression is taken a bit from Bread's "If" and a bit from Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" - using a run down from A as the basis (A/C#m/G/Bm/D/A/ Bm E7sus4 E7/A) keeping the top E string open. The lead guitar is the Gibson Howard Roberts - it is a sweet sounding guitar! Glad you enjoyed it - thanks for stopping by!
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davisamerica said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
a beauty
... and downloaded. Thanks Philip.... nice present indeed sir. The guitar work is really sweet.
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Philip18 said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Thanks
A download is the highest compliment - thanks for stopping by!
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woofer3 said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Christmas Bells
I was already in the Christmas spirit so this is just what I needed to complete the picture. Very enjoyable and atmospheric.
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Philip18 said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Complete the picture
Given that, it's done what I wanted it to do! Thanks for the comment - much appreciated!
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Vic Holman said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
wonderful
lovely piece philip. super guitar arrangement & composition. the bells & strings are a really nice touch
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Philip18 said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Thanks Vic
Glad you liked the bells and strings too - they're not my area of strength!
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peacepiano said 1355 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Beginning
So now you have officially kicked off the season. Ringing guitar solo sounds great. Thanks.
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Philip18 said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Kicking off the season
I'm well behind the large Department Stores, but I realise I'm getting in early! Thanks for the comment - much appreciated!
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particledots said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
nicely done
I notice the neighbours are putting up the xmas lights already (I never do, maybe I should at least try this year)

thanks for the tune
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Philip18 said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Putting up lights
No lights yet, I much prefer spending my time playing guitar! Thanks for the comments - much appreciated!
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alackbass said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Christmas Bells
Really beautiful! Well done my friend!
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Philip18 said 1353 days ago (December 2nd, 2013)
Thanks
Always good to hear from you, Andrew!
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DWL said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
I've no time for Christmas I'm afraid
but i'll make an exception for this.

Lovely work Philip!

Cheers

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Philip18 said 1353 days ago (December 2nd, 2013)
Thanks
Christmas does have its complications, but I'm glad you like the tune!
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Garni said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Christmas Bells
Beautiful work here Philip, it captures a lot of the Christmas spirit. Well done and Merry Xmas to you and your family from mine :)

G-)
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Philip18 said 1353 days ago (December 2nd, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks for listening and for the Christmas wishes Gerald - and the same to you!
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Franciscus_Henri said 1354 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Christmas Bells
Phil when I heard this I went into the attic and put on the Santa suit...forgetting it was going to be 34 today. Good One.
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Philip18 said 1353 days ago (December 2nd, 2013)
34 today
Yes, a bit hot for a suit and wooly beard! Thanks for listening, though!
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MikeRobinson said 1353 days ago (December 2nd, 2013)
Sweet, crisp and clear ...
You are a very good player, indeed, of the electric guitar.   An altogether pleasing holiday tune, well-recorded.   (Perhaps the backing synth-string fills could be brought a little more forward in the mix ...)
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Philip18 said 1350 days ago (December 5th, 2013)
Thanks
A generous comment, Mike and I thank you for it. The synth more forward? I struggle a little with the balance of synth lines - I quite like them to swirl in, but I sometimes overdo it and swamp the guitars. Maybe I overcompensated this time...
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paul f. page said 1353 days ago (December 2nd, 2013)
Pretty song.
You have melded together these several guitars and a beautiful lead to create a smooth, mellow, and high-listenable song that gives the listener a few minutes of real peace. Just what's needed today (and every day). I don't download a lot of songs, but this one definitely going on my iPod. "Jingle All The Way" indeed. I love that ending. You are a craftsman.
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Philip18 said 1351 days ago (December 4th, 2013)
Thanks
Very kind comments, Paul, and they are much appreciated!
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Loob said 1352 days ago (December 3rd, 2013)
I am in the spirit now Phil!
Delicious!
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Philip18 said 1351 days ago (December 4th, 2013)
Hi Freddy!
Glad you enjoyed it - thanks for stopping by!
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rok41 said 1351 days ago (December 4th, 2013)
Christmas Bells
Beautifully played Philip, mix is sparkling. Thanks for the spirit!
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Philip18 said 1351 days ago (December 4th, 2013)
A pleasure
Thanks for listening and for the comment, Chris - the sentiments are much appreciated!
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Ace-T said 1351 days ago (December 4th, 2013)
definitely on the playlist
Through all this x-mas bustle your composition tunes me in on the silent spirit of Christmas. Christmas Bells definitely will be on the playlist this season. Thanks

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Philip18 said 1351 days ago (December 4th, 2013)
Silent spirit
I'm pleased the tune is able to bring a little peace in to the bustle - thanks for listening!
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Henke said 1350 days ago (December 5th, 2013)
Not at all what I feared...
Excellent understated piece with just a little twist at the very end. Very tasteful :-)

Thanks for the DL and take care,
Henke
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Philip18 said 1350 days ago (December 5th, 2013)
Thanks
You feared a cacophony of bells? 😄 Glad you liked it - thanks for listening and enjoy the download!
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Bob Rodgers said 1350 days ago (December 5th, 2013)
A
beautiful song with a lovely melody. I'm looking forward to Christmas with my family and this has me right into the spirit of it.
Great arrangement and a nice little Jingle Bells at the end too :-)
Very much enjoyed Philip.

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Philip18 said 1350 days ago (December 5th, 2013)
Christmas is coming
I hope the celebrations go well, Bob. Thanks for the comments on the tune - much appreciated!
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kristyjo said 1350 days ago (December 5th, 2013)
Lovely Christmas Bells
A bit of peace in the midst of what always ends up being a hectic season. Thanks!
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Philip18 said 1349 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad enjoyed it, Kristine, and I hope it keeps bringing a little peace. Thanks for stopping by!
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Doug Somers said 1350 days ago (December 5th, 2013)
Thank you for the gift
The second guitar's entry at 0:30 is lovely. Not to say the rest isn't, but the contrast worked brilliantly. A fine tune Philip, played to perfection and with not a small amount of seasonal good cheer. Thanks for the dload!
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Philip18 said 1349 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Thanks
Very pleasing comments, Doug, and they are much appreciated. Thanks for listening!
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sschedra said 1349 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Philip
Really clean production and great guitar work. Very appropriate for the season.
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Philip18 said 1348 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked the production side - I was a bit worried about overdoing the guitars! Thanks for stopping by!
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racerat said 1349 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Christmas Bells
Gorgeous. Very bell-like. But, seriously, a beautiful composition and excellent execution, both in playing and in recording values. Top notch.
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Philip18 said 1348 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Thanks
High praise indeed, and very much appreciated. Thanks for listening!
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davajonah said 1348 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Very nice.
I'd much rather be listening to music like this as I wander around the city during the seasonal consumer frenzy that's always accompanied by crappy old Christmas hits. Lovely composition, thank you.
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Philip18 said 1348 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Thanks
You'll have to get out the iPod and headphones as you wander the streets, Dave! Glad you enjoyed this one - thanks for listening!
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VicDiesel said 1347 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Jingle strings
A sweet melody. Your guitars sound excellent.
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Philip18 said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate the comment, Vic - thanks for listening!
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thetiler said 1341 days ago (December 14th, 2013)
Sounds terrific
like the delicate tonality of the lead guitar mix with the acoustical. Nice and sweet and good to the ears. Placed very nicely between the ears.

WaY to Go !
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Philip18 said 1341 days ago (December 14th, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate the kind words, Bill - thanks for stopping by!
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Soundhound said 1337 days ago (December 18th, 2013)
Very, Very Nice...
Starts the season off just right...
Well done my Friend...

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Philip18 said 1337 days ago (December 18th, 2013)
Thanks
It it had the effect, it's just what I was after! Thanks Tony.
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Charday said 1327 days ago (December 28th, 2013)
Hello Phillip!
beautiful pro recording, love the melodic texture! Really nice, well done! Jd. From the other room Katy just remarked "that's awesome! Who is that?" Happy Holidays Phillip! Jd.
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Philip18 said 1326 days ago (December 29th, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate the kind words, JD - and would you mind calling out thanks to Katy in the other room? 😄 Cheers. Philip.
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