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Xmas Fantasy/silent night


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ziti

 Genre: Holiday

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I have been working on capturing the sound of the acoustic guitar, and when I looked up, it was almost Christmas...

The guitar hear is an improv....the background blizzard sounds are loops created from acoustic guitar flourishes.

Merry holidays to everyone..,pray for peace.

z
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Comments: 18
Fans: 9
Plays: 319
Downloads: 160
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Dec 13, 2006 - 11:14:41 PM
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2006 - 11:14:41 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2018 - 12:26:14 PM
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Hardware:
EJH's beautiful Alvirez guitar
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Comments
jiguma said 4233 days ago (December 13th, 2006)
Ed might want that guitar back soon ......
............... when he hears it can sound like this! This is a much better balanced sound (different micing?) than the last one you did on the Alvirez. There are some amazingly "on" notes and phrases - and the rest of it's not bad either. The ziti multi-track approach on acoustic works really well.
Another one for my Xmas CD - thanks Fran - best wishes for the "silly season" from down here.
Neil
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ziti said 4233 days ago (December 13th, 2006)
thanks neil
i am getting really close to the sound I want...this was fun to do,,,i really was messing around and started silent night...of course i hadnt actually worked out silent night yet....but it sounds like snow to me! or a snow job...

i may never give this guitar back, altho i was in the store today lookin....


peace mate

z
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Feter said 4233 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
hey Folkie Dude !!
now this is amazin .....a real suprise
...

perfect mood !!
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Tadashi Togawa said 4233 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
White Christmas.
Acoustic guitar is sung well.
Good atmosphere
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Ed Hannifin said 4233 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Ahem. When I DO get it back....
I'm gonna want to hear all the "ziti secret acoustic guitar tips"...

You really are getting some interesting sounds, Fran, and you really are also checking out what this guitar, and acoustics generally, can do....

I really love how 'Silent Night' arises organically out of the flurry... I could imagine you musing over this tune and recording in front of a fire while the snow falls... if I didn't know where you really did it... Still, it's an improv that tends to conjure up some fantasy...

Ed
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ziti said 4233 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
that was my intent
i wanted it to sound like a blizzard at night, watching the snow fall thru the outdoor houselights, covering everything with silence...

I have been playing your baby for HOURS at a stretch...having an acoustic that doee not fight you is a revalation. I cannot thank you enough for the generous loan of this wonderful instrument!!

Next time i do one of these, I am going to LEARN the song i am playing first...
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MissChaos said 4233 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Dreamy
Very pretty how the melody we've all come to recognize and love emerges. One of my favorite guitarists, Monte Montgomery, plays an Alvarez and I adore the mid ranges he gets out of it. Watching him is like being hyptotized. Listening to this has a similar effect. Nicely done. D/L for some more holiday listening.
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MissChaos said 4233 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
hee hee
And, yeah, I meant to spell that word wrong. ;-)

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ziti said 4232 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
i appreciate it
thank you for the listen....i have an almost exclusively MJ xmas playlist that i started last year with the noel project....it has some coooool xmas music in it.

i love this website!

thanks again!
z
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said 4232 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
JaBlues Radio
very nice, fran
it may not sound like silent night but it's definitly a beautifully played winter tune. downloaded this for JaBlues radio playlist. thanks!

james
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ziti said 4232 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
hi bass
thank you for the compliment!!! hope the radio is going well!!
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4231 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
Lovely mix...
... of the experimental and the traditional.

Voted, faved, commented (in a minute anyway), and will d/l later.

Merry Christmas, Ziti!
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composerclark said 4230 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Beautiful
I love the way the background guitar(s?) just kind of drone away soothingly in the background, and they seem to oscillate between the left and right speakers, creating a soothing underpadding to your beautiful improvisation.
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ziti said 4230 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
thanks clark
those drones were made using a small snippet from the improv...i selected and dragded to create loops...i made four sets(2 sets of 2) and staggered their placement along the time line...something i tried on a whim...and i love the sound. I am also discovering a whole pallette of colors i can create with Ed's guitar thru my signal processor...you can make a pretty convincing french horn...

thanks as alway for taking the time to listen to my little ditties!

z
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perceptualvortex said 4229 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Snowy
That's a sparkly blizzard. Great, beautiful playing, Fran.
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sky shoes said 4228 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Thanks Mr. Z
I am always amazed at the spirit and soul that exudes from your music. What a perfect combination, your expertise and Christmas music. SWEET!
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ziti said 4228 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
thanks
that is a very nice thing for you to say. Made me blush.

holly hippadays to you!!
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Kev3136 said 3492 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
=D
I love guitar ofc. I love this song, because its not just the same old normal song we are listening to. It has a fresh style to it.
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