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Sort of an experiment - a solo guitar piece/improv with basically only one chord.I tried to make the first part sound like 2 guitars by playing a repeating bass riff with my thumb while playing a melody on top.Picture is the Grand Tetons-I was there a couple years ago.I remember messing around playing stuff kind of like this when I was there.
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Uploaded: Jan 02, 2008 - 11:39:48 PM
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2008 - 11:39:48 PM Last Played: Jan 12, 2019 - 04:22:51 PM
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Feter said 4193 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Riffage
I can hear the first chord progression isnt all
bluesy pickin start with one chord ?or I m wrong?
I love it very moody and cool groove indeed .
thnx alot for sharin it !!

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Ibstrat said 4193 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Well
I guess technically there is more than 1 chord-I was just thinking of it all being "D" of some sort.Thanks for your comment!
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lengold said 4193 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Mark
This is absolutely brilliant playing and a delight to listen to. Shame about the buzz throughout - maybe a grounding issue?
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 4193 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Buzz
Sorry about that buzz.The rear pickup on my guitar tends to humm but only when I record thru the computer for some reason.I'm using a Line 6 gearbox- might have something to do with that.If I figure out how to get rid of it maybe I'll re-record it.Glad you liked the song!
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DWL said 4193 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Great way to start a day.
Listening on PC speakers so can't hear a buzz!!!

Exquiste playing.

Cheers

Dick
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Ibstrat said 4192 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
I like
a good buzz every now and then anyway.Happy New year thanks for your comment.
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dajama said 4193 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Lovely playing
as always. I wish I could even get close to playing so cleanly. Nice melodic touches, too. Riffage, indeed. Great early morning music. Nicely done. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 4192 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
I'm glad
you liked my one chord song.I'm enjoying your music-thanks!
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guitapick said 4193 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
I can imagine..
..the mountains in the background, me collecting wood for the fire, you playing the riffs...me thinking: "why isn't HE looking for wood?"...you totally oblivious as I steam under my calm demeanor. Ax in hand...
Camping...love it...
Don't have headphones. Don't hear any buzz through my speakers, though.
Totally love this. You get so many tones off that electric setup. And your separation/variation of the lines is awesome.
Thanks. Real nice listen.
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Ibstrat said 4192 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
OK
put down the ax and calm down.I'll help with the wood collecting-just let me finish playing this song...
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composerclark said 4193 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
1 guitar???
Smooth and tastefully played as always, and it sure sounds like 2 guitars! I'm really impressed that this is a solo work... wow!

FWIW, the part that I enjoyed the most was where you play with what sounds like a middle-eastern scale (flat 7, flat 2); it is really unlike the rest of it, but extremely cool.
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Ibstrat said 4192 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Actually
it's mostly a diminished scale starting with a 1/2 step.(h,w,h,w,h,w,etc.)I probably played some other notes by accident.
I am totally enjoying the c.d. of Daniel Bolshoy-what a great player,and your composition is fantastic.If there is any way that you could get David Russell to hear that I bet that he would play it.Unfortunately itunes does not list composers on the cd so you are not credited!
Have a great New Year-thanks for your comments!
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Moviz said 4193 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
It Stands
out a mile that you just love playing that guitar. It's as though it's just another limb you play so naturally and it gives so much pleasure to us. This is so great and 'clean'... apart from the very very slight buzz through my speakers, but it didn't spoil it one bit, regards M
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Ibstrat said 4192 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
I'm glad
that you like listening to it.I've done countless gigs playing background music at parties where no one listens at all.It's nice to get feedback from people who actually heard without laughing and clinking glasses covering it up!
Have a great New Year!
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Mcboy said 4193 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
creative work out
on a chord.....reminds me of how derek trucks can sometimes take one chord and stretch out forever ....really nice lines ....kool...
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Ibstrat said 4192 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Being a
huge Duane Allman fan I didn't like Derek Trucks when I first heard him- I thought he was too much of a copy.I really like some of the recent stuff I have heard,he seems to have found his own voice.If you haven't heard it you should check out the album "Frogwings". The band has Derek and Jimmy Herring on guitar.Herring takes a couple of extended solos that are just ridiculous.Derek sounds great too.Thanks for the comment!
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said 4192 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Cool Riffage
Yes I can hear the crisp moutaintop mornings in this, very nice
Ibstrat said 4191 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Thanks for
checking it out.Looking forward to your next song.
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sloparts said 4192 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Ya know Mark there's an old story
about this guitar player sittin' in a bar playing just one chord. When one of the patrons ask why he only plays that one chord, he just smiles and says, "because I found it, all them other guys runnin' up and down the neck are still lookin' for it"

nuff said! Apparently you have found it, and in spades. This sounds creative, warm, and wonderful. Very good my friend.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 4191 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
That
happened to me once when I was playing "Get up Stand up" by Bob Marley in a bar band(Whole song is just Cm).Thanks for the joke-I can always use more musician jokes.Do you know the one about the fireman,policeman and guitarist meeting St. Peter at the gates of Heaven?
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Ed Hannifin said 4191 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
So...
I'm waiting...

You can't just start a joke like that...

Some of us will sit here an awful long time, waiting for the punchline...

Ed
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said 4192 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Wow
You make it sound so easy. You should record yourself playing this and post it I would love just watching your fingers do thier thing. Just greatness!!!
Ibstrat said 4191 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
I've never
put anything on youtube.Maybe I should figure out how to do it.Thanks for checking out my song!
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ziti said 4190 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
I can
and will be happy to do a video recording of you playing in my studio !!!!


z
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Ed Hannifin said 4190 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
And I will be happy...
To go over to Fran's house and be the guy in the background making you crack up in the middle of the perfect take...

I mean, just doing my bit, ya know?

Ed
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Vic Holman said 4191 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
pickin' and a grinnin' raga
i'm kind of thinking of a country raga is going on here.

sitting cross legged with a bunch of incense sticks poking out of the campfire an a pot of chili simmering.

really nice Mark!




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Ibstrat said 4191 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
I always thought that
a sitar would go nicely with Garth Brooks act.He could have the sitar player fly over the audience while doing a solo, then land and smash it to pieces.Since Garth is no longer touring maybe I'll email the idea to Kenny Chesney.
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gail60 said 4191 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
wow it never fails!!
You always play so beautifully. This is another wonderful tune and am glad I got to share it. You are blessed with talent through and through! Perfect job here. Happy New Year Mark! All the best to you.
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Ibstrat said 4190 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
Thanks Gail
I appreciate your comments.Your latest song is beautiful!
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Ed Hannifin said 4191 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
Sorry to take so long, Mark...
The iMac has been in for repair again....

I have to say that I really love this. A lot of people are commenting on what it reminds them of, and I'm going to join right in...

It reminds ME of those dual-improv things that John Renbourn and Bert Jansch did back in the day, where Bert would be playing a repeating figure off a chord while John played single lines...

Except of course that here, you're doing both parts...

AND you never sound like anything's extraneous, or anything's showing off...

Gratefully loaded into the iPod, and the Mark Stunkel Playlist...

Ed
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Ibstrat said 4190 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
Thanks Ed
Always glad to hear your insightful comments.As far as the video goes, how about if I mime along to a backing track like they do in real videos? you and Fran could be dancers in the background.
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said 4190 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
first off,
the buzz is what makes the song so authentic. second, we need to work out some type of ichat video lessons. i'll pay just to watch you play this stuff...yeah, the soloing is very eclectic. yeah, the buzzinb gives it an analog feel, making this one an instant classic. as soon as i get myself an ipod, i am gonna DL your entire library....
Allen
said 4190 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
one more thing;
i gave this all 10's, and i will tell you why. it takes a great deal of balls to sit down, record something, and post it. in whatever form, style or level of talent. second, i think you are an extremely talented individual. third, i dont believe in voting on my page, because my music is so genre specific, it does not get the attention it would if i were a more well rounded player. but i gave your all 10's because there are alot of kids playing guitar now-days who are not even touching on this style of music, and i think the reason is there is not enough of it done well right now. even in the country genres, many new country bands are merely mimicing the power rock bands of the 80's more than the bluegrass and delta blues of the pioneers. you deserve all 10's for being a purist, and a master of your craft. and on a side note, it is an honor each time you even take a listen to my metal tunes, and an even greater honor when you comment. thanks for posting here, it is a true inspitration.
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Ibstrat said 4190 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
I really
appreciate your support.Can't really say I am a purist-my ipod has Ozzy,Zeppelin,Beatles,Bach,Frank Sinatra,Louis Armstrong,Chet Atkins,Muddy Waters,Stravinsky,Aretha Franklin,Van Halen... I must saw one of the reasons that I don't listen to much new hard rock/metal is that I get bored with low-tuned guitarists who play only power chords or fast solos.Page or Rhoads would play a real heavy song followed by "Dee" or "The Rain Song".Plus the blues influence seems to be pretty much gone.Also I'm not a fan of "growling" angry vocals.I was real happy when I discovered your page-a metal vocalist who actually sings!
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ziti said 4190 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
this is so great
i am so astonished.....

i love every second of this....great guitar playing....


the buzz is prolly cuz you are sitting too close to your monitor?? Try turning the monitor off right before you hit record....or if you can...move farther from the monitor....

now you owe me a lesson.

there is also a software plug in by BASF i believe, called SoundSoap...ask alimar...

GREAT man!!!

deepest respect

z
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Ibstrat said 4189 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
I think
you are right about the monitor-I should have figured that out.Thanks for the tip!Also thanks for the kind words.I really love your playing.We should definitely jam soon.
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aclarke said 4190 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
I dream
of being able to play like this. This is what my idea of ambient music is. Perfect!
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Ibstrat said 4189 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
Ambient
Wow I'm now an ambient musician!I can put that on my resume.I'm really glad you liked the song-I enjoy your music.
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said 4190 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
Cool!
My doctor recommended I get more "riffage" in my diet, so here I am! Ha ha...

Very pleasant sonic experience. Almost like pre-"Workingman's Dead" Jerry Garcia in places. This really took me back. Thanks so much!

Be well!
Ibstrat said 4189 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
I would
recommend that you download the song,burn it onto a cd,then crush the cd into little pieces.You can then sprinkle it on your cereal.
I'm a definite Garcia fan.Who cares if he was sometimes sloppy and made mistakes- he was always trying to be creative.He drew from a huge variety of music...blues,jazz,country,bluegrass,rock.You can hear him play 2 notes and know it's him.
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said 4189 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
Jerry Garcia R.I.P.
I would love to have the skill to make his mistakes!

He is missed. It's cool that his musical spirit lives on in the hearts and fingers of those who loved and admired him.

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damiengh said 4189 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
MIghty
Mighty meandering. Like the kind done when getting a new guitar and seeing what she's capable of.

The buzz was a little annoying at first, but mentally tuned it out and went on with the pleasant ride. Sounds like this was done in the wee hours of the morning well after the cats and dogs have been asleep for awhile. It's nice when the mood takes one over eh?
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Ibstrat said 4187 days ago (January 9th, 2008)
Thanks for
your comments-Yes I think I recorded this around 1 a.m.I need to get more sleep!
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wonderpus said 4186 days ago (January 9th, 2008)
Remind me to stop by when you decide
to play the phonebook - cause man you make anything exciting and a joy to hear. Great playing - I'm really in awe.
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Ibstrat said 4186 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Thanks
for the positive feedback.I've been working on the phonebook for a couple weeks but I'm only 1/2 way thru letter A.I'll let you know when I finish it.Thanks for checking out my song!

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ajnorth said 4179 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
brilliant guitar
playing. I wish I was this good! It maybe basically just one chords, but there is enough interest there to keep you listening.
Adam
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woofer3 said 4090 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
riffage
Enjoyed this very much. Precise and accurate and clean with some lovely runs.

John.
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MarkHolbrook said 3668 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Well
the experiment work... how did you do this on one guitar!? Your fingers must be really long! Heh heh... Very nice!
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