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I wrote this tune for my in-law's 50th wedding anniversary. They're both poets and writers. That's my daughter singing on it. We only had one take (which limited things a bit)...so it's a bit rough.
Special thanks to my friend, Jim B., for doing the recording.
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Butterflies and Dragonflies

There's a girl on the shore of the ocean...
singing, but nobody hears her.
So she sings to the sky
and the land breeze
carries her words out to sea.

And her thoughts travel like butterflies
blown by the winds of summer skies
yet sure to reach their partner
in the end.

There'll be friends and books and poetry
a son and daughter family
and grandchildren to smile at you today.

Near a dock in the cool rays of morning...
a boy takes his boat out to sea.
And he raises his sail to the sunrise,
catching her clear melody.

And the ship moves like a dragonfly
that travels on the passing time
to meet it's destination
on the shore.

There'll be friends and books and poetry
a son and daughter family
a granddaughter to sing this song to you.

Music written and performed by Bob Prince
Lyrics performed by Ava Prince
Lyrics written by Bob and Ava Prince

© 2007 Bob Prince
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Fans: 37
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Uploaded: Jan 18, 2007 - 07:57:33 PM
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2019 - 06:34:26 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2019 - 09:23:08 AM
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Hardware:
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Comments
Ed Hannifin said 4541 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
This is the very definition of charming....
As sweet as anything from Tea For The Tillerman or from Belle & Sebastian...

My sense is that you're going to be a presence here...

That's nice guitar playing, with a unique recorded tone... Not quite like anyone else's... and nice picking....

Your daughter's vocal is very good. She stays with that difficult lyrical meter very well...

Welcome to MacJams...

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 4541 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
family
this is a wonderful song

thanks for sharing it
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damiengh said 4541 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
Beautiful
A beautiful tune and made more so, by the knowledge that it is a father/daughter collaboration. The guitar work is nice and I'd be curious to know your recording setup for this. Welcome to MacJams. Look forward to hearing more from you and your daughter.
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guitapick said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Butterflies and Dragonflies
Thanks.
We recorded in my friend's big, pre-war apartment. That's important because the walls are thick. Nice place near the George Washington Bridge (cool view at night).
He's got the ProTools setup and knows what he's doing with it.
Ava sang into a Rode NT? mic (the big one) in one room and we used two small Rode NT? mics on the Radiotone. One pointed directly at the cone from in front and the other up by the neck, pointed down towards the F-holes.
Looking forward to hearing your tunes, too.
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I. Spike said 4541 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
More please...
Ah, a bit of Jimmy Page woven into Eastern harmonic information, then on to a lovely folk song.
She sings sweetly. You play most deftly.
I really like this...

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guitapick said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
I love Jimmy Page...
..., esp. his acoustic work which is so often overshadowed by the awesome electric. He's been a big influence on me.

Thanks, I.Spike.

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bud said 4541 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
Celebrate life with music!
Can't think of a better howdyado for us all here at macjams who have the pleasure of your company. Welcome! Great playing, composition, lyrics and an angelic voice to top it off. Well done. Looking forward to future posts.
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dreadmon said 4541 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
Beauteous!
Wow, what an intro - sounds like you've got a resonator there. Amazing lead-in to a truly captivating song. Your daughter has a lovely voice, pure, accurate (that's not an easy melody you've written) and very emotive. This is as evocative and beautiful a song as I've heard in the movies - it calls to mind tunes from "James and the Giant Peach" and "All Dogs Go To Heaven" at the same time that it has a Beatles-esque, Led Zep feel. Tell you what, you've got my attention - I'll definitely be watching your posts for more. Welcome to MacJams!
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guitapick said 4541 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Butterflies and Dragonflies
What a nice showing for our tune. From all of you. Thank you so, so much.

It was going to be an instrumental 'till Ava came strolling into the room and sang the first line. I took it from there. She's amazing. A reluctant performer, though. Had to buy her a Manga book to do the recording. And she's not even in the union, yet! ;-)

Yeah...that's a National Radiotone. I love it. Checking out old Strats and suddenly I hear this guy playing a reso in another room of the shop and I was captivated. Last thing I was thinking of and I bought it on the spot.

And Beatles/Led Zep/Folk pretty much captures it.

Yo bro! You are right on it.

Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback. I'm in and out, lately...but am looking forward to hearing your sounds, too.

Big ol' smile on my face...
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dreadmon said 4541 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
P.S.
Went to download it - realized that there was no option for download. If you ever make this available, I'd love to play this one on the iPod!
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ValleyPastor said 4541 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
Welcome
Very nice! Well done and recorded guitar especially.
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stooey said 4541 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
An Excellent introduction
to your arrival at MacJams.

Well played. Intersting sound. I hear some George Harrison influences (from his days with the Dali Lama.)

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mvh9591 said 4541 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
WOW ----
Awesome! I love this. An instant fav. You play guitar very well and your daughter can sing - great.

Love it - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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futzpucker said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
One take was sufficient, evidently...
This is very enjoyable on many levels. What an introduction to the site. Welcome.

How wonderful to be able to make music with your daughter, who did such a beautiful job on this song. Like her Pops did...
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guitapick said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Butterflies and Dragonflies
It's definitely a rush. She's very talented and a real nice kid.
I avoided kids for years and have been beyond pleasantly surprised since the day she was born.
Look me up in a few years when she's a teenager and we'll see what I've got to say then. ;-)
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garner_smake said 4153 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
oh yeah?
well daddy this is your daughter!! What the hell r u talking about? avoiding kids?! Youre just trying to sound kewl.
guitapick said 4153 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Hmmmm....
...actually...I AM very, very kewl, Ava...in case you hadn't noticed...

...and I'm really happy to have overcome my reluctance...you're the best...and I love you dearly....
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Mystified said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
The ultimate gift....
...for poets and writers on a wedding anniversary. :)

This is surely poetry of music.
Glorious.

Thank you for sharing it here.
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apb said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Charming, soothing and impressive ..
excellent guitar, charming vocals. Great blend of styles and influences creating something fresh and interesting.
Love that "and her thoughts travel like fireflies" bit and all in one-take is extremely impressive.

If you were to consider retouching it:just some light wash string backing coming in at the above it and some echoey (drifting off) vocals here and there and maybe some reduction in length of the intro/outro. Just my thoughts. It stands strong as it is too.
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guitapick said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Butterflies and Dragonflies
I'm so glad you people like our tune. Can tell you know music, too...which makes it that much sweeter.

I'm trying to get Ava into more of my tunes...but, to tell you the truth: that's the first song with lyrics that I've written in, literally, decades. Everything else is either classical or fingerstyle. Have written 3 more with words since then...which is a good thing. She does make up her own stuff, though...I should start writing accompaniments. Hmmmm...

I'm looking forward to being a member of this community. To work, now, though. I'm a teacher as well as a musician.
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guitapick said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Butterflies and Dragonflies
My friend who recorded us (on his ProTools setup with Rode mics) is finally free again for awhile. I'll be visiting him soon.
I like your suggestion on the strings. Will give that a try. Tried to get Ava to do more of the vocals you're suggesting. But she just "didn't feel it, Daddy".
Man....
Good point on the intro. Have been considering cutting it about a third and keeping the second instrumental as is (would like to abolish a couple of "flubs, though).
Also want to see how it sounds with her vocal up a bit more (or guitar down) during the chorus.
The focus of our next session will be this tune and getting two more I've written recorded.
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Cori Ander said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Great and nice
Great and nice (and not rough at all as far as I can judge :) The vocal performance is really neat and contributes a lot to the charm of the piece!

I dig so much your sense of nuance here! You have a very nice and sensitive hand with that guitar. A good composition/improvisation(?) too!

PS I am another fingerstyle guitar solo instrumentalist. There are not that many of us at MacJams, and the addition of your music is a really good feel. Makes the variety of styles broader as far as I can judge from this one post. Looking forwards to hear more from you! Great to have you with us. A warm welcome!
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TobinMueller said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Tender collaboration
Tender and youthful. Perfect for its intent, yet it transcends and becomes a powerful story for us all. Please post the lyrics! A marvelous melody; I love the way her youthful voice negotiates the open intervals and the end phrase separations, endearing and magical. This is so sweet. It also deserves some song art (as well as posted lyrics). A marvelous keepsake, inheritance.
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guitapick said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Butterflies and Dragonflies
I HAD to record it now, while her voice is exactly like this.

Yes...it's a definite keepsake. We performed it at this little clearing on a picture perfect Vermont summer day.

I'll post the lyrics soon. Thanks.
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drakonis said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Perfectly melancholy
bits of sad and sweet, precisely the emotions to bring out on such a momentous occasion! The opening guitar part reminded me a teeny bit of Albeniz, very Spanish-sounding and pretty. Your daughter has an mazing voice, hitting all those stepped notes, reminds me of a younger Ledebutant (Macjammer here.) I'll have to play this for my 14 year old daughter-singer-wannabe for motivation :-) I love the way you had her split the word "o...cean", some good ideas in here. Overall, a delightful composition, really well played, almost dulcimer-like with the droning strings in places. Welcome to Macjams!
ttfn,
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guitapick said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Butterflies and Dragonflies
I love Albeniz. I'm hoping to put down a track of a piece I wrote with him in mind, soon. Need to get into my friend's studio.
I'll have to give a listen to LeDebutant...
Guess what: I didn't coach my daughter one single bit on any of the phrasing or anything. And she's never taken vocal lessons. Total natural talent. She's a good pianist, too. (I'm a proud papa).
BTW: how do I set myself up as a "fan" on these posts? I've heard some really fine stuff and need to get up to snuff on how to show my appreciation.
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j2morrow said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
I agree
This is totally cool. Your fingers must have been smoking after playing this. Nice job. And your daughter's vocals adds a nice touch. Great way to introduce yourself here at MJ. Welcome and I'm looking forward to hearing other good things from you.
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guitapick said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Thanks
Asbestos fingerpicks. ;-)



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Scott Carmichael said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
beautiful
and in no way derivative... enchanting and even a little mysterious... I've often said recording is the art of capturing the moment... this is superbly done

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maxruehl said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Lovely Track
Not much to say that's not already been said. What a wonderful introduction to the MacJams community. Great playing and your daughter's voice is sweet and pure. Thanks very much for sharing it. I'll be watching for more from you.:)
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said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Very heart warming...
...You and your daughter should be very proud of this accomplishment! Thanks for sharing it in all its innocent glory.

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guitapick said 4540 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Hey
Thanks...that's a very, very nice way of putting it.
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kristyjo said 4540 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Lovely playing and singing
You have a wonderful debut piece. This is rather unique on the MacJams site. You are really fortunate that your daughter will sing with you for this kind of project. One small nit - the 'E' string sounds out of tune from the rest of your strings. Not much - but on a transparent piece like this it does stand out. The guitar tone is great though. Enough complexity and warmth to stand on its own, but a delicacy and gentleness as well. Oh- and the lyrics - words of depth and lightness.
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guitapick said 4540 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
That @!*# E string!
Your weren't supposed to notice that!
Especially stands out when I flub the note leading into her vocal...
Sigh....
Well...I HAVE made peace with it for now.
I'll check out your works soon. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the comment. Right on the mark, too.
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Norman Goodman said 4540 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Excellent
Awesome guitar playing!
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guitapick said 4539 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Thanks!
You should hear the guit live. It's a National. Loud and clear. I'm so into it.
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Monkaton said 4539 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Good Stuff
While the guitar is nice enough by itself the melody, and your daughter's performance, make it that much better.

Happy Anniversary to Mom and Dad. What a great present.
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8piscean8 said 4539 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Welcome
Welcome to MacJams! I can hear this on a movie soundtrack. I'm thinking something with a sailboat, ocean spray, and a sunrise. It also reminds me of something I heard in Road to Perdition. Very nice!
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Scorpjammer said 4539 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Really Terrific...
...for your first post.

Most delightful and unusual guitar sound. Great picking.

Mas, mas!
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elektronix said 4539 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Wonderful
Thanks for sharing. I am amazed.


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guitapick said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Thank you
I just visited your home page. Saw you have "haribo" on there. Isn't he something?

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onesweetworld said 4539 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
guitapick..wow
I am in awe of the lyrics and guitar playing. Your daughters voice brings the song to a different level of innocence and sweetness. It really is a beautiful piece. very nice gift for your in-laws. You'll have to let us know if they loved it as much as we did.
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guitapick said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
I like telling this story:
I'm so happy you like the piece.
It was a picture perfect Vermont summer day in a little clearing next to a small barn. The in-laws knew I'd written a piece...but not that Ava would be singing in it. Considering that I've not written a line of lyrics since I've known them, they sure weren't expecting it.
They absolutely loved it. It was truly a wonderful moment in time. And Ava was so cool: just sang it beautifully and then took off to play with her friends.
I had to make the recording asap, just so I could capture her voice as it was for that day.
I must plug the amp. if anyone's in the market; this Schertler "David" is just so nice. For acoustic guitar and voice. Very accurate. It was perfect.

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Gav said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Mesmerising
Mesmerising guitar playing into. Nice picking. Your daughter has a great voice - for a first take its great. The melody is great -the decending chorus bit is quite catchy. I wouldnt bother doing another take on this. The minor (very few) mistakes that I can barely make out add character! This is a great tune - looking forward to more from you!
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guitapick said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Cool...
I like that idea of leaving it alone. I'm going to record some new tunes in the next couple of weeks and, yeah...we feel good enough about this one that we can leave it alone for now. Must move on, you know...
Thank you, Gav.

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jiguma said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Welcome to MJ.......
....... to you both. Lovely guitar sounds and playing - almost sounded like a keyboard at times (I mean that in a good way). Ava has a delightful voice, and this has flashes of "Lucy in the Sky" for me. Your in-laws must have been beside themselves with happiness (and pride) to hear theiir granddaughter doing such a fantastic job on these vocals.
You might like to have a listen to moorlandt and his daughter "flo" (they each have a site under those names) for another excellent father/daughter team. It might inspire Ava a little too :)
Looking forward to hearing more from you both.
Peace,
Neil
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guitapick said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Thanks, Neil
Yeah...they love their granddaughter, alright. I'll give a listen to those artists.
Great picture you've got there...

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guitapick said 4537 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
By the Way
I noticed a reso hanging on the wall in that picture of you folks playing. Yours?

It's almost 3:00 AM right now (can't sleep for this new tune that keeps rolling through my head)...and my headphones are all the way downstairs! So I'll have to wait 'till tomorrow to listen to your tunes. Looking forward to it. Don't want to wake anyone here.

I love that picture.


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jiguma said 4534 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
We were .....
......... playing at the Whisky Gully Winery - the reso belonged to John, the owner, as did the Martin I was playing. The dobro Jordy's playing is also a wonderful instrument - a very musical family with excellent taste in instruments! Some pics of the WGW music nights here.

We have some incredible pictures of our little granddaughter - well, they are to us at least :) Ah, the joys of digital photography!
Neil

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guitapick said 4532 days ago (January 27th, 2007)
Thanks for the link
Some really sweet looking Strats in those shots (my favorite electric) and, BTW: Is that really John Aldridge's dobro that your buddy's playing there? He's AWESOME!

Looks like a great time. Lots of nice instruments.


Kids are the best. Thanks for sharing.




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FEEL said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Really nice
Nice writing, nice guitar playing and what a beautiful voice... Thanks for sharing.
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ziti said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
really sweet playing
I had a dobro once...it had a removable bridge so you could play it like a regular guitar...it is a lovely earthy sound.

Your playing is very nice, an original voice it seems...not alot of people would choose a resonator guitar for this style, but you have great success here.

nice stuff indeed!...and welcome to MJ

best regards
z
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guitapick said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
A removeable bridge?
Wonder whether they still do that? Great idea.
These Nationals are incredibly versatile. Lots of tone possibilities. I play mine as much without as with a slide.
You know...choosing this as my debut piece is great because:
1) It's a nice piece
2) Who's gonna slam a piece with a father/daughter combining to celebrate grandma and grandpa's 50th?
It's a problem because:
1) I haven't done any other tunes with her (I AM working on one with my nylon string, though). So my next offering will be compared to it.
2) It's a tough act to follow.
But I shall persevere!

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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4538 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
SWEET PICKAGE!
The pick of death! This is a really nice! Is this a steel geetar! Beautiful! Wow cool vocals too!
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alley-oop said 4537 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
beautiful
for your daughter to have this wonderful song in her. nice guitar
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macgalver said 4537 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
Lovely!
I echo everyone else's kind words. Thank you so much for sharing this
beautiful musical portrait. Your daughter's voice is like a sweet wind. Great job you two! Have a beautiful day!
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said 4536 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Wow
I liked it alot. The only place I couldn't give a 10 was production (7). I would have captured fuller sounds tonally on all the tracks. If the freqs aren't there you can't EQ them in later. Otherwise I was blown away.
guitapick said 4536 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Yep
+1 on that. I'd like a fuller sound, too. It's a huge sound, live...and I don't think that quite comes through on this take.

I like it enough that it'll do, for now, though. When I get my own recording setup I'll put some more work into it. Next trip to my friend's Pro-tools setup, though, I'll be concentrating on a couple of new tunes on my nylon and steelstring guitars.

Glad you liked the piece. Thanks for commenting.

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SEAC99 said 4534 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
wow really great guitar
this is really kewl great job
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guitapick said 4532 days ago (January 27th, 2007)
Thanks
Glad you liked it.

:-)

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said 4521 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
beautiful
gosh, what glorious lyrics! they're a pleasure to read, and a treasure to hear sung very well by your daughter. i can only marvel at your guitarwork. what a gift you have!! i can feel this delicate piece working its wonder on me in many ways. it's so positive and uplifting. many thanks! anne
guitapick said 4521 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Thanks, Anne
These are the first lyrics I've written, literally, in decades. "Writer's Block" doesn't even begin to describe it. It's been all about the guitar. I love my in-laws...so I got over myself; knowing that (as writers themselves) they'd love a line or two. I've since begun writing again.
Your compliment means a lot to me.

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said 4521 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
!!!!
These are the first lyrics I've written, literally, in decades
*****************************
NO WAY!
trust me - you haven't lost the knack of writing in the least.
stellar, stunning, and simply swell.

sis
stefaan said 4491 days ago (March 9th, 2007)
Love it
I love this song, the way you use the guitar, and the way voice and guitar go together.
The title of the song is perfectly translated in the music. Lovely mood as well.
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guitapick said 4491 days ago (March 9th, 2007)
Thanks stefaan...
...just went to your site. Fine stuff. Sounds like we're on the same wavelength. Very happy you like this tune.

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Magritte said 4480 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
So sweet...
...I hardly know what to say. Such beautiful performances from both of you. I don't think it feels rough despite the single take; rather, it has an immediacy, like I'm sitting here with you as you perform.
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guitapick said 4479 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Thanks, Magritte...
...I'm glad you caught the spontaneaty of this performance. We recorded it together. One track. One take. Also (and a very important lesson for me when I record this guitar), there's no compression used. Better sense of the true sound.

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guitapick said 4478 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Whoops!
TWO tracks (can't be making up stories here).But at the same time. That's the point I'm trying to make. Ava didn't put the headphones on and sing to my track. It was a live performance.

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Dbily said 4419 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Hi Bob
I like this a lot.
How old is your daughter here.
she sounds pretty.
Emily

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guitapick said 4419 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
My daughter's name...
...is Ava. She was 9 when she sang this. She turned 10 in November. She sounds nice on here, doesn't she?

I bet you think I'm going to ask how old YOU are...

:-)

Bob

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garner_smake said 4152 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
but now..
i am 11 now yay!!@.@
guitapick said 4419 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Oh...
...and, "yes"...she is very pretty.

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paul f. page said 4382 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Just a...
...very pretty song, well composed, and beautifully sung by your daughter. It will be nice to hear what she sounds like when she's a little older. Your lyric is just wonderful, too. I don't often take much time with reading lyrics to others' songs because I am usually just interested in the music. But in this case, I found the lyrics to be full of magic and so perfectly suited to a young girl singing them. ... Though I come late to commenting on this number, I am happy you pointed it out to me. (I think I'd bring down the volume of the guitar just a bit so that Ava's voice comes through a little more clearly and so that the guitar itself is perhaps a little more gentle.) Really liked this number, Bob.
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Mcboy said 4348 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
sounds
quite broadway...or off.....quite nice .....that resonator guitar is played sweetly and mystical......bravo.....
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guitapick said 4346 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Thanks...
...for the comments and for clearing up a mystery. "Fingerstyle" is a bit of a copout...can be any style...and I've never been able to figure the niche that this tune fills. Broadway/Off is on it. Cool...take the F train to Times Square and put my li'l girl up there above the pit orchestra.
;-)
If you or anyone you know gets the itch for one of these tesos, my Radiotone design was discontinued and replaced by a seriously beautifully dressed up version with mother of pearl (the "M2") (http://www.nationalguitars.com/index_ie.html) which, to my ear, has a very similar sound.
The newer Radiotones are a different design/sound from mine or the M2. As a result of the "upgrade", you can find the discontinued ones (with the Art Deco headstock) for sale on line at a great price. Saw one for $400.00 over the winter. A deal, to be sure.

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lavalamp said 4281 days ago (October 5th, 2007)
It is not like..........
You are an excellent player. I'm actually humbled by your playing. Your in-laws must have been proud.
Very, very nicely sung. It gives it a innocent feeling to go along with the guitar.
Great!
It's not like you need more comments on this, but here's mine anyway.
Dave
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guitapick said 4281 days ago (October 5th, 2007)
Thanks, Dave...
...I loved writing and playing this for my in-laws. First lyrics I'd written since age 18. Looooong time...and having my daughter sing it just blew me and everyone else away at the celebration.

Very nice of you to listen. Thanks...

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saymme said 4116 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
wow...
....this is some song what a marvellleous Guitarplaying...& Your Daugther makes it very special : ) singing w her sweet voice ! Just took a look at Your site its very nice so clear & clean & easy to find /see things. I was in Vermont when I was a small kid, went back once as grownup its sooo beautiful there... Tx for this very pleasant song ! How Happy they must have been to get this song !
http://home.earthlink.net/~bobprince/bobprinceguitaristcomposer/id2.html
guitapick said 4115 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
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...thanks so much...yeah, we carry Vermont and all places like it in our hearts forever...very nice of you to comment on this and my site...need to get it current, I do...must drop by your place...
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said 4068 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Butterflys And Dragonflies

Bob!
This is wonderful so calming and soothing. Your Daughter has a lovely sweet melodic voice lovely to listen to as well.

' Your brilliant Guitar Playing' also compliments your daughter's beautiful singing. Such Talent This is indeed. the very definition of Charming As Ed also put it. loved the lyrics too.
Ps
I always say stuff that I mean from my heart as well.
Its just that I tend to be a bit more less inhibited about how I feel about the music that I hear than some people. :)

Peace love respect

Dee x
guitapick said 4067 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
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I always appreciate someone who speaks openly and from the heart. Like to know where someone is coming from.

Thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment, Dee...

Bob
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edpdx said 3791 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Angelical
sweet voice and amizingly played guitar. This is the one of the greatest gifts that anyone could give to a loved one.

Very powerful and moving
Thanks for sharing!

Tu amigo edpdx(edgar)

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telecaster29 said 3055 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
talented family
if this is rough then the dictionary must be wrong! the guitar is perfect in tone, composition and execution. inspired!
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