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Glen Byre


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SJB

 Genre: Celtic

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Solo finger picking instrumental inspired by Glen Byre, a spectacular place on the Hebridian Island of Mull. I think it will improve with some additional instruments so I need to do more. In the mean time I'd be grateful for any feedback. Not sure if Celtic is the right genre really.
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Uploaded: Apr 09, 2008 - 04:45:12 PM
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2008 - 05:08:29 AM Last Played: Jan 15, 2018 - 07:16:11 PM
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magnatone said 3845 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Glen Byre
This is terrific - beautiful, clear and skilled finger picking - that's so hard to do well, and you've done it exceptionally well. Yes more instruments could be really nice, but this stands on it's own just fine too - a testament to your skill! It's kinda celtic in the sound - I don't know, I'm terrible at genre picking! (And finger picking!) I hope in the next iteration you might go for a real ending instead of a fade out - it kind of left me wanting there. It could also be lots longer! Thanks
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SJB said 3842 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Thanks Karen
Taking note of some of the other comments I think I'll try to put in another section and a proper ending. Thanks for taking the time to listen!
Steve
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said 3845 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
wonderful!
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SJB said 3842 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks for listening - I'm glad you liked it.
All the best
Steve
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Feter said 3845 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Glen Byre
I think this is one of your perfect gems I ever
heard ..what an awesome pickin my friend ..realy
blow me away ..the tone of the guitar definetly
magical !! ...thnx for sharin such gem !!!!
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SJB said 3842 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
Always a pleasure to hear your comments! I'm glad you liked it. Take it easy
Steve
Check out my latest song called Fiddle tune
MarkHolbrook said 3845 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Gosh...
It's so fine on it's own... I wonder... should there be more?

I could maybe see some flute or (ha hate to mention this...) even a soft bag pipe!? What am I saying... Normally I hate pipes but they would fit!
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SJB said 3842 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
I'm putting in another section to make it longer. Some sort of pipe drone might work well in addition to a pipe melody line - i'll try it so thanks for the idea.
Best wishes
Steve
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ceilidh said 3845 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
it is STUNNING
Steve!
Your playing is unbelievable and the guitar sound has no comparison. It's a pure magic.
WOW.....
no words


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SJB said 3842 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Thanks ceilidh
You are too kind! Thank you for your generous comments and thanks for listening.
Steve
Check out my latest song called Fiddle tune
Ibstrat said 3844 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
This is
great!Excellent tone and rhythm.It sounds wonderful by itself but I could hear the whole thing repeated with a pennywhistle playing an embellished melody.
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said 3844 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
really well
rounded sound. very clear, and the strings sound brand spanking new, which adds to the crispness of your tone. i liked this one alot. it is great when ten seconds into a tune as such, i find myself hearing vocal melodies and harmonies. great post. thanks!
Allen Dean
TobinMueller said 3844 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Too short!
Fabulous depth of sound. Its sounds like a shortened clip of a longer piece. Is there more? I love it...
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composerclark said 3843 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Bittersweet
Very pretty and bittersweet at the same time; I get a feeling of longing from the music, but longing for a very beautiful place. I like the unresolved way in which it ends... my only suggestion there is to not fade out on the last chord, but just repeat it a few times ritardando (i.e., getting gradually slower, and also getting quieter, until you stop, just letting the final notes ring for a while.

Beautiful playing and writing.
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seathach said 3843 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Glen Byre
Sounds good. If you like I could try putting some whistles in with it and see how it sounds?


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Moviz said 3842 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Oh, I think
it is the right genre. This sounds great as is, though I can mentally here that ghostly voice of Clanad in the background. I loved this... it sounds really powerful even though it's only one instrument, regards M
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dajama said 3839 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
Beautiful
piece of music, and outstanding playing. The strings ring out in this one, clear as crystal and nicely resonant. You don't put a finger wrong. As for other instrumentation or arrangement, I think the idea of another section is good, and I like that you mentioned a drone in one comment response - that to me would work as well. I would also second Magnatone's comment about the fade-out. I sometimes fade out tracks myself, but I think in this case it feels like we're not getting to hear something that's going to happen just after the fade! But having said all that, I really think it stands as a piece by itself too. Fantastic piece. I get the Celtic vibe, I have to say, so genre-wise, it works for me, by the way. Nicely done. Kudos. Peace.
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guygrooves said 3822 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Sounds right to me...(genre)
Great sound and song. If you are ever so inclined please let me know how you get such a tight sound from your acoustic. I have good gear and fairly decent chops but I can't seem to get my acoustic to sound that good lol. No worries if you don't want to share I would understand lol. Very impressive I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Thanks mate.
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MunichG said 3805 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
Really nice!
Great clean playing. I'm striving for this sort of sound myself. Are you in standard tuning? You might try adding some more dynamics, although the even-handedness fits the drone effect. Good work!
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SJB said 3802 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Hello,
Hi MunichG, thanks for listening and the nice comments. I think you've already got a great sound and would like to hear some new posts from you! The tunning I used on this is a bit unusual - CFCFCF. This tunning gives a good drone sound.
Best wishes
Steve
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said 3777 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Great!
I love it, really great work. I love your stuff... wish someday to have a tune featuring your lovely playing. I'm going to try this tuning and see if I can have something with it....

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
SJB said 3777 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Hello
Hi Yeman,
Thanks for listening. I think you will like this tuning because you can easily get some unusual sounds. I'm looking forward to hear what a good player like you can do with it. Watch you eyes when tuning up to top C and top F becuase the strings might break.
Best wishes
Steve
Check out my latest song called Fiddle tune
said 3775 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Love it!
Being of Scottish descent on my father's side, I absolutely love celtic music. This is certainly celtic inspired!

Lovely playing Steve!

Be well!
Dragonas said 3765 days ago (June 28th, 2008)
You should know
I got a little emotional listening to this.
Shhh..it'll be our little secret.
My hats off to you my friend.
California is a long ways from Scotland, but your music takes me right there in an instant.
Great performance and beautiful song.
Cheers,
Dragonas
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Ed Hannifin said 3528 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
There is at least some form...
...of Celt in this one's ancestry... I love the low notes in the tunings you use, and I love that they're so in tune...

As to the recording, this one fairly leaps out of the headphones... Considerably 'hotter' than the other ones I've listened to tonight... And sounding good in its hotness...

Ed
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PaulaMunk said 2639 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
I think Celtic
fits just fine. Lovely piece. Thanks.
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Love playing acoustic guitar especially in open tunings (CFCFCF being my favourite). Every so often I’ll have a go with my electric guitar and even more rarely try to sing. Fan of Bert Jansch, Beatles, Ralph Mctell, Mark Knopfler, Nick Drake etc. ... [see more]

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