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Wellyn (remix)


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dreadmon

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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[This is a remix based on the comments I received and it's definitely more open with less bass cancellation. Incidentally, this is what Robert had to say about my interpretation of his classic song: "Quite nice and full-- faithful to both the tune and the tempo-- rare---- I am blessed that you find this tune intriguing and have treated it so fully-- yet gently-- if such can be said of rock... and you do rock it..." That's enough to put a smile on a dulcimer-player's face right there! Thanks again to everybody!]


This is a cover song, but the songwriter, Robert Force, is a dear friend and mentor who wrote the tune in the early 70's and made it famous with his late partner, Albert d'Ossché. It has since become one of the most well-known original works written for the mountain dulcimer (actually meant to be played as a dulcimer duet with the signature Force-d'Ossché sound.)

I played both dulcimer parts over some latin drum loops, two tracks of acoustic dulcimer going direct in (Piezo pickup, not bad), two tracks of ghosted/distorted dulcimer and a keyboard bass line that I pulled out of my rear-facing nether-region, since no bass had been written.

In case you're wondering what it sounds like with just two dulcimers, check out this performance by Robert and I last year at the Mountain Music Festival in Manitou Springs, Colorado:

The photo was taken minutes after I first met Robert - how stoked was I to be playing "Wellyn" with DA MAN!?


Crank it up and enjoy!

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Song Stats
Hits: 5350
Comments: 37
Fans: 16
Plays: 219
Downloads: 184
Votes: 11
Uploaded: Apr 27, 2007 - 10:33:35 AM
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2007 - 10:33:35 AM Last Played: Feb 18, 2018 - 04:44:59 AM
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Acoustic/electric mountain dulcimer
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Comments
Audiologic said 4500 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Wellyn
I love this acoustic grooviness :) Very clean and pure.

I haven't listened to your music in awhile but this is something GREAT to come back to.

~ Ben
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dreadmon said 4500 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
the key
Thanks Ben! I love that you picked up "clean and pure" - it definitely bubbles from this tune. Thanks again for listening!

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Bing Futch


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tamdevine225 said 4500 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Great sound
Acoustic with a bite. It just grabed me and kept my foot going to the end.
I like the distortion you put on it. I don't think i would have thought of it.
You got a great ear for what sounds good. The strumming is a refreshing thing to findhere on MJs. With all this diggie stuff around, not to many people stumming intruments for rhythm anymore. Great great song.
Thanx
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jiguma said 4500 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Hey Tam
I strum acoustic instruments for rhythm :)
Neil

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dreadmon said 4497 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Thank you!
Foot-tapping is a great vote of confidence. : ) Glad you like the strumming - what really struck me about this tune when I first heard it was that it was primarily rhythmic and not a whole bunch of melody. That it accomplishes what it does is truly a testimony to the power of groove, and Robert is a groove-master. Thank you for the kind words and for listening!

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Mahalo nui loa,



Bing Futch


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said 4500 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Listening on speakers....
this mix sounds great. Present, organic and earthy.
Very catchy tune and I enjoyed a wee bop around.
Nice one!
dreadmon said 4497 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Awesome!
Thanks for listening, Stu - I'm glad it got your body moving!

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Monkaton said 4500 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Great Production
The production on this song is excellent and matched by the musicanship.

Great job D-Mon.
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dreadmon said 4497 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Thank you sir
I appreciate that comment - and I'm thinking that I need a new pair of studio monitors, because on this end, I'm sensing some distortion, which is making it difficult to accurately get a read on more involved stuff. But if it's sounding good to you over there, then I need to go shopping. Thanks for listening!

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Mahalo nui loa,



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Monkaton said 4486 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
Distortion
I hear what you're talking about at the end of the song, but my wife and I liked it. I didn't find it offensive, but gave it an edge.

She said it was very fresh sounding and really liked the song.

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jiguma said 4500 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
That's even better
Whatever you did seems to have worked Bing - this seems to have much more roundness (best word I can think of) to it. Drums sounding much better. Thanks for reposting!
Peace,
Neil
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dreadmon said 4497 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Re-check!
Thanks for checking out the remix, Neil - you're good like that, and I appreciate it. The changes weren't terribly drastic, but I'm glad you're able to hear the drums better, this version definitely breathes a little better. Thanks again!

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Mahalo nui loa,



Bing Futch


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Vic Holman said 4499 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
cranked it up and enjoyed
the original is still fresh in my mind, so i do notice what changes have been made. sharper and cleaner. i still like the original as much, had that grittier overdrive if i remember right. it's all good. to really rock out a performance on this you'll have to learn to play it behind your head. kidding of course. great stuff!
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dreadmon said 4496 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Actually
I *can* play parts of this behind my head, but my intonation is terrible. LOL! Thanks for the kind words, the fuzz was indeed brought down a bit and it doesn't sizzle as much, but I decided to go closer to the original recording so I could get some play on some folk stations. Thanks for listening, man!

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racerat said 4499 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
jammin dulc
Dread,
Been a while since I've dropped by. This is a great track. Really direct and uncluttered. The dulcimer sounds like you used this great Sunrise acoustic pickup I used to own, a very signature sound. Clean and clear with just the right amount of pick sound. Cool. Thanks, Philip
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dreadmon said 4496 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Thank you!
Thanks Philip! I may have to look into that pickup - lately, I've been sort of nonplussed with the piezo, but it does cut through the mustard. Uncluttered was what I was shooting for, so thanks for that confirmation and for listening!

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Mahalo nui loa,



Bing Futch


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Ed Hannifin said 4499 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
I fell asleep....
...to this one last night... I was reading in bed, and this came up on the iPod on shuffle mode, (one of my favorite inventions of the past decade), and I said, "Wait...wait...what is that?..." just as I was drifting off... My last thoughts before hanging up the headphones were, "Oh, it's WELLYN..."

And so here we are again. I'll be honest and say that I don't notice the difference, but what the heck, I'm downloading it just in case this one is somehow better.

I just feel good when I hear this tune. How's that for my guiding rationale?

Glad you're on the planet, Bing...

Ed
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dreadmon said 4496 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Good vibes
Ed, you do manage to radiate love and feel-good vibes with every comment, you're not stingy with either of them, my friend - thanks so much. Truthfully, not terribly much was done here, just a little mud removal. Sometimes, that's all it takes! Thanks for giving it another listen and download!

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Mahalo nui loa,



Bing Futch


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spitlogic said 4498 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Lots of energy
It sounds so organic yet with an intensity to it. I think when using a lot of the traditionally acoustic instruments its hard to bridge the two, but this song is very fast pace and still holds true to its original sound.
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dreadmon said 4496 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
You're right
There's a thin line to cross when trying to take acoustics over into the rock realm. For the first years of Mohave, I actually played an acoustic dulcimer through full distortion, which was a serious headache for the sound guy, as he couldn't set and forget - rather, worked the board to keep the feedback at bay. The dulcimer I used on this recording was custom-made to keep the feedback fairy from showing up, now I'm hard-pressed to get any sustain. LOL! If it ain't one thing...

Thanks for listening - I'll be thinking of something that you and I can work on together again.

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Mahalo nui loa,



Bing Futch


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VicDiesel said 4498 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Is that a mandolin I hear?
Just kidding. Your instruments sound great, though the electric drone in the background is a bit superfluous: it's too soft to contribute anything, and I don't get the impression that it's playing anything but the chords that are already being played.

Great sounding production. Wonderful sound on the acoustic instruments.
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dreadmon said 4496 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Spot on
You're right Vic - I just doubled the tracks and put them through separate amp models, and then ended up turning them down to the point where they're almost subliminal. Thanks for mentioning that - it gives me an idea of what other folks are hearing, and I really and truly believe that it's time for another set of studio monitors. These are commercial grade speakers that came with a CD player, and they've got a great response, but not "true", I'm thinking. Thanks for the great insight on production - I really appreciate that!

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Mahalo nui loa,



Bing Futch


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VicDiesel said 4496 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Monitors
Well, the question of monitoring is one I still struggle with. I replaced my so-so Alesis speakers with Genelecs that are 3 times as expensive, and they sound great and very detailed, but I think they sometimes sound too good: things that would send other speakers into distortion they still handle without a complaint.

Maybe I should get some cheap speakers to put next to them.

Victor.

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said 4497 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Always good
No matter what version, outstanding again... keep um coming.
dreadmon said 4496 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Thank you sir!
I'll do my best! Right now, I'm sidelined with the cold from hell - so I'm moving very slowly. : ) Thanks for listening!

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Mahalo nui loa,



Bing Futch


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craft said 4496 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
great song
This acoustic groove is very sexy... Make me wanna dance with my girlfriend over and over again..
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dreadmon said 4456 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Thank you!
Thanks for listening - I appreciate it!

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Bing Futch


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Rebsie said 4496 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Compulsive and delightful
Wow Bing, this is lovely! The melody is beautiful and you've put so much enthusiastic whoomph into it. I love that electric dulcimer, and the joy you take in playing it is very evident.

Great stuff my friend. It's an inspiration to hear music of such quality and on such an extraordinary instrument.
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dreadmon said 4456 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
::deep bow::
Thank you, Rebsie - you make-a me blush. : ) I do really just love the music like that.

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Mahalo nui loa,



Bing Futch


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guitapick said 4495 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
Sounds great, Bing...
...it's such a rush to see/hear the development of a tune. Love your stuff, mon.
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dreadmon said 4420 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Thank you!
Thank you so much! I love the process --- and it's sometimes easier when it's not my tune.

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Bing Futch


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perceptualvortex said 4494 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Too awesome
Did I mention that this kicks ass? It does.
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dreadmon said 4420 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Yes!
Ha-ha, thanks man - that's the best kind of blurb, right there!

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dwwave said 4487 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
Pretty Darn Cool!
I liked both versions and this is one fine song, very
uplifting , heads up to the sky!
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Feter said 4483 days ago (May 14th, 2007)
Incridible !!
I just love the sound of the delcimer !!
you realy do it over and over each time
I listen to your songs ..I felt you are
realy doing somethin outstanding and NEW !
as COOL !! ...I saw many video concerts
for dulcimers players ...this style .??
is just so awesome and unique ...well done
my friend this is a real GEM !!
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Estella said 4480 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
feeling
well, I agree with what Rebsie said about being able to feel how much you love playing. A lot of energy. Incredible playing. You have a lot of talent.
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thetiler said 4469 days ago (May 28th, 2007)
Cool sounds
Love those chordal sound strums on the dulcimer. Like how they decend in that guitar-like heroic sequence. Really, lots of cool stuff, especially the percussion funky ness.

This is really quite catch!

Way to Go
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