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Grace (Ziti w/Mystified)


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Mystified

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When ziti posted this lovely, ethereal song, it seemed a natural to add ambient voice to.

I don't remember who suggested it first...you or me, z....but here it is.
It's a subtle addition--more of an accent--and I've tried to keep the voice flowing and weaving with the guitar, breaking away to soar on its own only once or twice.

Thanks, z, for letting me sing to this one.

(Listen to it on headphones....)

instrumental ©2005 ziti
vocals ©2005 mystified
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Uploaded: Jul 12, 2005 - 08:43:43 AM
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2010 - 02:54:28 AM Last Played: Nov 01, 2018 - 04:02:26 AM
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Comments
thetiler said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
really neat, love that pic as well
Love the laid back feeling! Your singing myst is very pleasant
to hear on this. Like that ziti style on this and of course on
all the others as well. Like that steel effect, so cool.

Very enjoyable!
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Mystified said 4871 days ago (July 13th, 2005)
really neat, love that pic as well
Thank you, Tiler.
It was a pleasure singing to this beautiful track. Glad you enjoyed it.

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MiMi said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
Total Peace
and harmony!
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Mystified said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Total Peace
Thank you, MiMi!
It's great to have your comments here :)

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TobinMueller said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
Grace personified
Gorgeous. I listened in headphones and the layers of guitars
is so right and the effects on gentle and grace-filled
Mystified's voice are perfect.
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Mystified said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Grace personified
Thank you so much for those lovely and eloquent comments, Tobin.


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said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
Such elegance
Both you and Zetes have delivered such superb
performances. Z's subtle nuances and your ethereal vocals
meld into one instrument of its own. To take a song like
this, and breath new "freshness" into it, has been done
with such beauty and... GRACE.

I did listen to it on headphones. Is there any other way?
Mystified said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Such elegance
Thanks, Al :)

I'm glad that you heard that about this piece, because that was my intent--to
be another 'matched' voice in what ziti had created in the instrumental. It
was really a privilege to sing to this one...

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Tom Atwood said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
2 MJ'ers in command of their instruments
Complete command, control, restrain; calm, gorgeous
playing, singing. Almost like a prayer. Also, well mixed,
Mysti. What you have done is not easy, but sounds
effortless in these headphones. I feel better already.

9-8-8-8

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Mystified said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
2 MJ'ers in command of their instruments
Thank you, Tom.
This is definitely a case of meeting up with the right person for a
collaboration. When I first heard "Grace" I couldn't imagine *not* singing to
it.
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ronnielong said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
:)
PERFECT. Thats all.

Cheers.
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Mystified said 4869 days ago (July 15th, 2005)
:)
Awwww....Thanks, ronnie!
:)

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Peter Greenstone said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
great together
Your vocal additions are gorgeous, Cat. They enhance Ziti's
amazingly beautiful guitar playing without interfering. There
are some particularly stunning moments when the two
harmonize. So peaceful.
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Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
great together
Thanks so much for your comments, Peter. It's true that collaborations can
help you stretch and try new things, and in this case that was very apparent
as I challenged myself to match ziti's guitar track. While I've sung ambient
tracks before, this was yet another approach and a little more minimal and
restrained that some of my other vocals.
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mandolinquent said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
Miinds meeting...
You two make a great team... both your styles are really
so individually strong, but they make a lot of sense
together.
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Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Miinds meeting...
Thanks, mando...

I know that YOU know how very satisfying it is to find collaborations that
really work well together. I've been very fortunate here to find excellent
collaborators here at MacJams, and as a result have been able to do some
things way beyond my keyboard skills!
Thanks, again !
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Rebsie said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
Lovely combination
Very sweet and lovely ... the interplay of the voice
and guitar is magic. An excellent collab!
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Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Lovely combination
Thanks, Rebs :)
It's pretty close to 'magic' when you can sit in front of a mic, close your eyes
and improvise a vocal track to the music of someone on the other side of the
continent.
Magic, indeed.
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EdensEve said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
Deepened an already great hymn
This is very pretty. I have always loved this song, it already
brings swells of emotions to me. You have done something
new with it and I love that.
Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Deepened an already great hymn
Thank you, EdensEve, for that.
The idea of singing along to Amazing Grace on electric guitar is something I'd
never have thought of.
Amazing how things come about, sometimes...
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aclarke said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
ahhhh
Now that was extremely relaxing and totally enjoyable.
Excellent melding of voice and guitar!
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Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
ahhhh
Yes...it's electric guitar, but no...it's not hard rock, AC. Sorry ;)

Seriously, though, I'm glad you enjoyed this :)
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Means a lot.

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perceptualvortex said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
Your voice
is the perfect addition. This is awesome!
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Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Your voice
Thanks, PV. I'm grateful that I could sing with z's beautiful song. (I could say
it a hundred more times and I'll still mean it!)

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Swanny said 4872 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
Very Special
Great collab, So BEAUTIFUL !
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Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Very Special
Thank you, Swanny--another of my collaborators here :)
I'm glad you liked this one.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.
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adliii13 said 4872 days ago (July 13th, 2005)
Nice
My Dad told me about your songs. This is nice. You have a
great voice. And ziti smokes on the guitar.
mangachic said 4869 days ago (July 15th, 2005)
Nice
Beat me to it, Al... I like her voice too! The guitar is cool too.
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Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Nice
Thanks, you two!!

Cool. It's great having you both stop by and comment on this song!
Thank you! :)

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jiguma said 4871 days ago (July 13th, 2005)
Superb!
Loved ziti's original instrumental Grace. Mysti's voice just
takes it to another level altogether - shivers up the spine
stuff!!!!!
Absolutely beautiful .
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Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Superb!
Thank you, jiguma, for such kind words! Once again...I have to say that ziti's
beautiful track surely elevated my voice on this one.
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said 4871 days ago (July 13th, 2005)
Excellent Collab
Well done to both of you.
Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Excellent Collab
Thank you, Mungo :)

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JOAN said 4871 days ago (July 13th, 2005)
not pirates of penzance
but more then good enough in a pinch! really, really beautiful sounds. an island in the floating world. great job both of you!
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Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
not pirates of penzance
And not a paradox, either! Hehehe. No worries. Those Pirates of Penzance
aint goin' nowhere!

Thanks, JOAN for your kind words. I rather liked that description! :)

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notsosweet said 4871 days ago (July 13th, 2005)
I love the
sublime subtlety of this piece. A new favorite!
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Mystified said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
I love the
Thank you very much for your comments, notsosweet.
I appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment here, as well as enjoy
and appreciate the music you've posted here at MacJams :)

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I. Spike said 4871 days ago (July 13th, 2005)
...delicious....
...beautiful serene, soulful, sensual... Lovely interplay
between voice and guitar... ...delicious....

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Mystified said 4867 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
...delicious....
thanks for listening and commenting, Spike! There is a supreme serenity to
the guitar, isn't there? Made it must for me to sing to.
Glad you liked it.

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Cameron said 4871 days ago (July 13th, 2005)
emotional
This is a lovely combination of guitar and voice, both
expressive musical instruments.

It is very emotional -- I am almost in tears after my
intense emotional week following James' and my near
brush with death on July 4th. Every moment is precious.

Thank you both for creating this gem.
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Mystified said 4867 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
emotional
I am grateful for your sensitivity and your kind words here, Cameron. And I
feel blessed when sharing my voice in song uplifts and comforts others, so
thank you for sharing your thoughts here.


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ziti said 4871 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Sing praises to the Lord
...I guess!!! I never thought in a million years this bit of
guitar would come to mean what it does to me...I really
almost dumped the initial track, as it was right in the
middle of another song...(my mind wandered)...instead of
hitting "delete track" however, I started a new file, and
played a second part. I went back to the original project.
The next day I found GRACE...layed on the third track and
i was done. I had played a total of about 8
minutes...spent about 6 hours mixing it and adding a fill
or two. Several days later i played it for my new friend
and collaborator Mystified and she insisted that I post it. I
really was hesitant, but I did, and pleasently, the original
post was well recieved and I was happy that i had posted
something that showed a different side to my guitar
playing...

When I recieved Mystified version with vocal in my email, I
was overwhelmed! Mysti's music was one of the first
things that drew me to macjams in the first place...so to
have that angelic voice on my little prayer of a song was
stunning to me.

At first I hoarded this piece of music. I denied Mysti the
right to post it, because I wanted it all for myself! I held
the song close to me, and that voice seemed to add the
light and warmth that both I and the song needed...

After a couple of weeks of hiding this away...I asked Mysti
if she still wanted to post it..and she said she really would
like that...so I said go on...

This song has become a wonderful expression friendship
to me. I hope I am blessed with this creative parntership
for a long time to come. From the opposite directions, we
meet, and come out with something totally new and
different for us both! Thanks Mystified, for you!

Praise the Lord. Pray for Peace.


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Mystified said 4867 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Thank you, z
I had no idea that you were reluctant to post "Grace" as an instrumental. To
me, it seemed the most natural thing in the world to share something as
lovely as that with as many people as possible!
So much has been said about this piece already, and I've mentioned a few
things in the comments above, so I'll just say once more that I'm very grateful
to have had a chance to sing to this, and I'll admit that it wasn't difficult at
all to 'find a voice' for this song.
(And z didn't hoard the song for two weeks...it was more like one week, lol.)
I agree--it is a wonderful expression of friendship, and I'm looking forward to
more collaborations with ya, z!

Thank you for letting me share this one...
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stevel said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Brilliant!
Love it...sounds a bit like The Cocteau twins with Jimi on
guest guitar and Eno producing! Awesome collab guys...as
soon as I get back from the Far East I will be downloading
this one... terrific!
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Mystified said 4867 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Brilliant!
Thanks, Steve, for your kind comments, your encouragement and your
enthusiam :)
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AquilA said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Truly Amazing Grace
The voice of an angel drifts down from the heavens
and meets Ziti's guitar as it reaches for the stars. A
gift from God delivered by two very talented
performers. What more can I say? It's perfect.
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Mystified said 4867 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Truly Amazing Grace
Wow. I'm (once again) humbled by such comments. Thank you for expressing
them here.

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Einarus said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Not much to say...
...so I won't go and try to say anything!

Amazing!
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Mystified said 4867 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Not much to say...
Too late! You've already said more than you realized :)
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Bubowski said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Terje Rypdal Lives!
Love this! Really ethereal but it all fits! It reminds me of an old ECM artist name Terje Rypdal, a 3rd stream jazzer from Scandinavia in the 70's and 80's. Really nice.
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ziti said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Terje Rypdal Lives!
I LOVE terje rypdal...he's afavorite of mine!!! So THANKS!!

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Mystified said 4867 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Terje Rypdal Lives!
Thank you, Bubowski. It IS really ethereal, and ...yes...I like really ethereal. (If
you listen to my tracks it will be more than apparent, lol!)
Glad you liked this. Thanks for listening and leaving a comment!

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Scorpjammer said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Angleic Interpretation
Ahhh. What a levitating tune. Soothing and nicely done. Way to 'mystify' ziti's music! :)
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Mystified said 4867 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Angleic Interpretation
Thank you, Scorpjammer!
Wow...you guys all keep coming up with these lovely and poetic ways of
describing the song and I just keep stuttering 'thank you's.'

But really....I'm so appreciative of your comments. Thank you for taking the
time to do that!
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_nderscore said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
if clouds could sing..
i have a soft spot for ziti's original, but your vocal additions
really take this to another place, mysti. i especially enjoyed
the movement between the tracks. feelings of softness,
happiness, warmth..
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Mystified said 4866 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
if clouds could sing..
Aww.....warmth and happiness?
I love that you felt that in this piece, _ndie :)

Thanks for taking the time to express that...

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said 4870 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Golden rays
The angelic chorister in a silken purple robe tunes up for
a command performance tomorrow for the gods of Lardo.
The gods will be pleased as they hear guitar amplification
for the first time. The lowland mortals will hear the
sounds spill from the heavens and be similarly pleased.
All this will happen at sunset, golden rays issuing forth.
ziti said 4867 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Golden rays
the gods of Lardo, eh RS?? oookay... glad you liked it, my friend!!
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Mystified said 4866 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Golden rays
What, z?
You've never heard of the gods of Lardo?
Or is that lods of Gardo....dods of Largo? Rich...help me out here...

(and thank you very much for your creative and kind comments! :)

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SlimGirlFat said 4869 days ago (July 15th, 2005)
Wow
BEAUTIFUL!

Slimmie
Mystified said 4865 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
Wow
Thanks, Slimmie :)


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Drew Kopr said 4869 days ago (July 15th, 2005)
Very nice
Nice and soothing. I like your voice on this; they sound excellent.
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Mystified said 4865 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
Very nice
Thank you, Drew, for your comments.
I appreciate you stopping by to listen :)

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Joanna said 4869 days ago (July 15th, 2005)
Professional
You both sound like such pros, each knowing exactly what
to do. I'm not all that in tune with ambient music, but I
can hear the artistry from both of you.
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Mystified said 4865 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
Professional
I appreciate your thoughtful listening and commenting, Joanna. I have to admit really liking the ambience of the "New Age" style, but MacJams has been a great way for me to expand my listening 'horizons,' too.

Thanks, again.

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Lump said 4868 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Beautiful Voice
I dig it.
Mystified said 4865 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
Beautiful Voice
Thank you! :)

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qthrul said 4868 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
nice match
This folds together nicely a the peaks. Good job!
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Mystified said 4865 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
nice match
Thank you, qthrul, for stopping by, and for leaving a comment. It was such a pleasure to be able to sing to z's fantastic instrumental. I'm glad the response has been positive.

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Mcboy said 4866 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
what a team!
u guys are filling up my ipod with cool summer listening.......many thanks!
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Mystified said 4865 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
what a team!
Hehehe. Glad that z and I could help you out there, mcboy!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

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Tadashi Togawa said 4862 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Duet of peace.
Your singing voice is light that overflows from the space of the guitar.
Duet of peace.
Time to prayer.
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Mystified said 4862 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Duet of peace.
Thank you so much for such beautiful words about this song...
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syzygywell said 4826 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
what an amazing track
It reminds me of the way "Amazing Grace" ought to make
me feel but never really does. As ever Mysti's vocals add
the perfect touch to an already simple and outstanding
piece. I had to download it so I can listen again at my
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poodyglitz said 4679 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Sweet
Very nice. Cool to hear a Christian song represented and handled
so sweetly.
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