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Bossa For Getz 2


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Ibstrat

 Genre: Bossa Nova

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Brazilian song for the great Sax player Stan Getz.Posted earlier- fixed volume problem (I think) Solo guitar.If anybody feels like adding soft background percussion that would be awesome.
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Uploaded: Aug 01, 2008 - 03:39:45 PM
Last Updated: Aug 02, 2008 - 12:12:08 AM Last Played: Apr 30, 2018 - 12:54:41 PM
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Feter said 3643 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Bossa For Getz 2
whata great chance to revisit tonight for this master
piece of yours Sir ! ...to hear bossanova with such
special touches on electric guitar truely a delightful
treat ..I m enjoyin this so ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Ibstrat said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
for your great comments Feter- much appreciated!
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dajama said 3642 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Sweet
Nicely done. Lovely melody and elegantly performed. The guitar sounds great, and the wonderful mood of the piece just takes you away. It kinda makes me feel like I should be floating on a river somewhere rather than sitting in front of a computer! Beautiful piece. A treat as always. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Thanks very
much.I appreciate your comments.
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Miller-Schletty said 3642 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
just elegant....
I am competely digging this guitar of yours. Soft, mellow chord changes hit home for me. Really nice work, Mark.

This makes me want to pull out my tenor sax and play. But that will have to wait, as I'm packing and going on vacation tomorrow AM.

Again, your playing is gorgeous. I mean it. And just so the critics know... this ain't no sunshine. Kudos!

Jack/Dadai
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Miller-Schletty said 3642 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
by the way...
Stan Getz... yeah what a tenor saxman. His style & sound is perfect for this song.

D
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Ibstrat said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Hey
if you want to overdub a sax part go ahead!maybe when you get back from vacation.Thanks for the comments.
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magnatone said 3642 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Bossa
what a minute - I could have sworn that I listend to his AN commented, just a few hours ago! I still love it!
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Ibstrat said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
You
are in the Twilight Zone!Actually I deleted the 1st one and reposted it because there was a weird volume drop in the intro.Thanks for commenting again!
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Elevator_Funk said 3642 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
YES!!!
My favorite MJ's guitarist playing my favorite style of music. Thanks for posting. I loved it! Was that all in one take? I can't play for more than 30 seconds before messing up. Very nice....
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Ibstrat said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Wow
thanks a lot.Bossa Nova isn't exactly a popular style-glad that you liked it.I always record in one take 'cause I don't know what the $#@% I'm doing as far as recording!
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peacepiano said 3642 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Clear
This is clearer. Very enjoyable session. Some light percussion would work well here.

Thanks
Bill
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Ibstrat said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
I'd
love to have some percussion- I don't have access to any.(Real or computerized) Thanks for the comment!
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VicDiesel said 3642 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Getz and Jobim all in one
As usual a very smooth track. Very nice soloing.

If I may make one remark: a bossa is a dance. Like most jazz musicians you go for the smooth feel, gliding over the beats. But that doesn't get people on the dance floor: for that you need to have a solid beat, something that grabs your feet and makes them move. As a dancer I can tell you that there are few jazz musicians who appreciate that point.

So: great melodic track, a pleasure to listen to as always, I just wished you'd found a way to bring out the rhythm more.
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Ibstrat said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
You
are probably right about the rhythm. I've studied the way that Brazilians play quite a bit.The main thing guitar-wise is that they think of it as 2/4 (Usually written in 4/4 in fake books). The right hand thumb keeps a steady beat on 1 and 2 while the syncopated chords and melody float over the top.It's actually fairly tricky to do, but kind of a subtle thing that sounds easy but isn't. The thing that kills me is I can no longer play nylon string (Because of hand pain). So I can't really dig into the strings.I'm using really light electric strings which buzz very easily.
You are a really astute listener- I'll keep your ideas in mind next time I record!
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VicDiesel said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
PS
I may be asking too much, wanting both your lyrical solos and a solid rhythm, at least out of one track. Maybe you can contemplate using two guitar tracks for a number like this?


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Jim Bouchard said 3642 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
I don't hear a volume problem
So I guess it is fixed. I love bossa rhythms, and though it isn't blatantly trumpeted in this song, it's there, and I get it. One of the things that I love about Getz's treatment of the bossa nova beat is the incredibly light touch, and I feel the little swaying pulse contained within this piece, and it baffles me how effortlessly you glide through it. Sigh...I can only wish I could get to this level!
Something about the low end sounds sort of muffled, but it could be my speakers or the fan I've got going in my studio tonight.
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Ibstrat said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
for the comments.At some point maybe I'll get some real recording equipment and figure out how to use it!
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sloparts said 3642 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Some kinda Sweet playing Mark
Has that Getz sound, but on the guitar instead of the sax. As always, your playing is flawless and sounds so good. I've always loved to listen to this kind of Jazz piece, and this is not an exception.

Nice job my friend, Kudos to you.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Ed
I always appreciate your listening.
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jiguma said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Lovely playing Mark
Your playing continues to amaze me - I find your recordings, despite having less noise, seem a little dull (from a production point of view) and while this might be the way this sort of music is normally recorded, I'm afraid it's just a little too mellow to me (again from a production point of view).

I could never imagine being able to play this well, and like a lot of MJers, it's on my "3 wishes" list if ever a genie comes my way: "to play guitar as good as Mark S".

Cheers,
Neil
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Ibstrat said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
Neil.If you have any idea of anything i can do to make my recordings sound better, I'd appreciate it.(Maybe some type of inexpensive mastering software)I'm using a crappy old version of Ableton- I just record a straight thru take and use the normalize function to bring up the level.(Not much more sophisticated than recording into a cassette recorder!)Of course my other problem is that virtually everything I have recorded should have been done on acoustic.This weird hand pain shows no sign of going away so I'm stuck with super light strings on a worn out Strat copy.(Not to make excuses) Thanks for continuing to listen to my stuff!
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said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
shakers and Cuica
would go well, but it is a nice work by itself.

still hear some clipping in the lows in a spot or two..... (unless it's my computer)

. - Harold
Ibstrat said 3640 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Don't
have any percussion... there probably is some clipping.It sounded OK thru my super cheap speakers. Thanks for the comment.
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Komrade K said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Diaphanous
You've a very light fine touch with this lovely delicate tune - a perfect accompaniment to watching the sun set over a calm sea on a warm August evening.

KK
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Ibstrat said 3640 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Thanks very
much for commenting, glad you enjoyed it.
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Moviz said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
lovely
music to listen to as one whiles away the time in the evening or on a sunny beach. So relaxing and a lovely melody, with a great warmth in the sound, Regards M
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Ibstrat said 3640 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thanks
Maurice.Always glad to hear from you.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3642 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Nice tribute
Lovely composition and beautiful chord voicings. well done.
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Ibstrat said 3640 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thank you
Just listened to your Bach- Outstanding, beautiful playing.
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Ed Hannifin said 3641 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
You know, Mark...
Apropos of Neil's comment and all that...I do seem to recall that you ended up with a version of Cubase or something.... That might be a good alternative to Ableton, coupled with the GearBox stuff... DO you have Cubasis or one of the 'light' recording packages? If you do, you could splurge at Barnes & Noble on a Cubase manual or something, and just mess around...

This is one of those tunes where I have to struggle mightily NOT to use the word 'mellow'... Still, among over- and poorly-used words, that's one that describes the tone you get from the Ibanez... I'm listening over headphones, and there's a very full, woody tone that sounds like a semi-hollow-body...

As always, your subtle sense of swing lends this a nice pulse without taking it over the line into 'too much'...it sounds like you, and not like a guy trying to clone Sixties Brazilian records... Although in the future, if you can find a female MacJammer to collaborate on an Astrud-clone vocal, that might sound awesome...

Needs some tapping, though...

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3640 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Don't
get too mellow, you might ripen and rot.Bossa nova is pretty mellow stuff- I haven't heard any Thrash/Bossa bands.(Major 7/9 chords tend to sound kind of bad played thru walls of Marshalls)I have this Wavelab Lite program which I use sometimes but still using mostly Ableton.When I have payed off my kid's college loans in 2025 maybe I'll try to upgrade.
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3641 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Brazil

You've find some very nice voicings .
I like your sound .
It's great to record one take , we can feel we hear and see you play , live .


Ibstrat said 3640 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
My
recording skills are minimal- I always record straight thru takes.Always some mistakes left in...
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Vic Holman said 3641 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
smooth
Beyond the great fretwork.. the music itself is very smooth and a nice warm laid back fell as well. very tropical. I agree, I think some percussion could give it some cha cha cha.
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Ibstrat said 3640 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
I
tried recording a pencil scraping on a cheese grater but it didn't sound too good.
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RazorsKiss said 3641 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
what are you
recording in? is it gb, or something else?
on this one, i found the guitars lacked a little clarity for me. maybe some highs and mid-highs? not much. your playing is stellar, and i only want whats best for you. love your music, my brother... as always. great great great playing. just a tiny bit of prodution polish on this one to make it shine as well as the skills involved..
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RazorsKiss said 3641 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
sorry!
i accidentally forgot to fave this. i know it can sometimes be seen as taboo to automatically fave an artist, but i know for a fact, when you post, it is worth listening, downloading and cherishing....
much respect,
AD
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Ibstrat said 3640 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thanks
for your great comments.I'm using an old version of abelton lite.I wish I had a Mac- GB is way easier to use and has a lot more features.I also have tiny speakers so it's hard for me to hear the full sound sometimes.I probably should use headphones more.I appreciate your continued support.
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RazorsKiss said 3637 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
well, then
i respect you even more. i tried to record in ableton once, and about had a stroke. it was the most complicated thing i had ever seen...
i dont know how you do your final mixes, but when you do, try and add a little more high end for that top polish, and you should be ok...
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E-Frame Wrecker said 3641 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Great piece
I love the Bossa Nova. At first I was struck by your choice of electric guitar to play this piece but reading through the comments I understand now. Very well performed, solid execution, very lyrical lead work, and some choice chord voicing thrown in as well. I think you could improve the tone without to much trouble.
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Ibstrat said 3639 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Thanks
for the comment.Glad you enjoyed it.
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lengold said 3641 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Mark - always a
delight to see a new post from you. A beautiful and polished performance.
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 3639 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
thanks
Lengold.Your continued support means a lot.
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mowguy3 said 3640 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Bossa For Getz 2
If only I could play this well, then I would start thinking about how to get your fantastic tone. What can I say ? Blown away.
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Ibstrat said 3639 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
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Really enjoyed your latest song.
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guitapick said 3640 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Sweet...
...I used to hang out with Mr. Getz's son, David...we went to school together...got to hear some rehearsals...he was so great...

This is wonderful...great line separations...cool and breezy...
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Ibstrat said 3639 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Wow
you knew his son- very cool.I never saw Getz play live that must have been great!
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12parsecs said 3639 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
fine playing
i don't suppose you did this one to a click track, did you? i tried playing along to it on the drums, but kept getting lost. it's probably the bassy tone of the guitar and reverb.

that said, i don't necessarily agree with everyone's points about the tone being too dull. i think this is very much how a jazzy tone should sound. maybe shave off *some* low frequencies in the mix and a little less reverb. (but it sounds like a quality reverb.)
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Ibstrat said 3639 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
I
did use a click track mm= 69,2/4 time.There are probably some weird (unintentional) accents that were throwing you off.Thanks for checking out my song.
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composerclark said 3639 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Charlie Byrd, Joe Pass, ...
How'd I miss this? Sorry not to have caught it earlier, but I'm glad I heard it. Sounds great; it's incredibly laid-back! As Vic H. commented, this gives it a sense of being less rhythmically propelled than much boss nova music, but I don't hear it as a problem; it's just the way this particular piece works, and I like it.

That said, I'm hoping someone takes you up on your request for a percussion track, 'cause I think it could sound very cool if done well.

Nice job, as always!
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Ibstrat said 3638 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Thanks
Clark.Also a guy named Gene Bertoncinni that I like a lot. No takers on th percussion yet..
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ktb said 3638 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
like water
to think of streams, continuity and peace. You're playing just wraps them all up. wonderfully fluid with the mellowist tone.
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Ibstrat said 3631 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Thanks
for the great comment!
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damiengh said 3637 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Nice
Captured that feeling nicely. Hey, I could lend you my cabasa (afuche). Or if I have time, add a track of it.

You never seem to disappoint. Sure hope hand is on the mend, but from the looks of it, you don't give it much time to mend.

Oh well, we benefit, but at what cost? We need you around for a long time, so please comfort us with some confirmation, that your giving some attention to your hand treatment.

Again, your music is soothing and tasty.
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FEEL said 3636 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
Excellent!
You captured the genre so well. Very relaxing.. I feel there.

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ziti said 3635 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
good god
this is soo great...

i am just in awe of your playing.


the recording sounds nice...a little distant, but i love that...like the amp is out in the cabanna....hehehe....god, this is just some world class playing

right into the iPod

thanks, man!!!

deepest bows

z
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Ibstrat said 3634 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Thanks Fran
I've been fascinated with Brazilian guitar for awhile- glad you enjoyed it.
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said 3635 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Bossa For Getz 2
A really beautiful melodic sound. I really enjoyed the listen.
Thank you for sharing.

Peace Dee.
Ibstrat said 3631 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Very
glad that you liked it!
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Lightman- said 3634 days ago (August 10th, 2008)
Great
A good played song... And good mixed, with the effects.... I really like this....
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thoddi said 3630 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
amazing
I just have to pour some superlatives your way.. Professional, brilliant, magnificent, beautiful... I could go on:)

I love it!
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Ibstrat said 3621 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
Thanks
Really liked your last song.
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timothy devine said 3623 days ago (August 21st, 2008)
hi mark
this is gorgeous !!!

are u really Pat Metheny/ come on...??? (Bright Size Life-ish)

what a great sound you have found!

just a pleasure to hear
awesome pro stuff
peace
tm
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Ibstrat said 3621 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
Not Pat(Not even close)
but thanks for the compliment- "Bright Size Life" is a great album.
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LunaTrick said 3553 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Wow...
This is exquisite ... expertly played with wonderful technique and precision. I could listen to this all day!
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Doug Somers said 3438 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Lovely playing and Bossa Feel
Takes me to Brazil in my mind....

Thanks!
Doug
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MarkHolbrook said 3329 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Wow
Lovin the tone on this guitar in this one... Very sweet and mellow!
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kipak said 3073 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Bossa Nova
Really love this kind of music, especially when its done this well on guitar. Ive been looking to become more familiar with the basic structures. Any recommendations for good guitar or piano pieces to practice on?

Oh - would love to DL this one but the link seems down.
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