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Almost Baroque


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Ibstrat

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Another cut from my album "Electric Lute Land" - a Gavotte by Bach.
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Uploaded: Dec 27, 2008 - 11:49:16 PM
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2008 - 11:49:16 PM Last Played: Jul 02, 2019 - 12:41:40 AM
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LunaTrick said 3855 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Fantastic!
Can't believe you play this stuff on an electric!!!
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Ibstrat said 3854 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thanks
actually your cello piece inspired me to go back and play some Bach- this gavotte is from one of the cello suites.
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Feter said 3855 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Almost Baroque
A Master touch ..haunting and so enjoyable ...
its just amazing how this sound and I m sure its
an amazing colelction this ELL album ..thnx alot for
sharin such gem !!!!
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Ibstrat said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
Sorry the album thing is just a joke!
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Elevator_Funk said 3855 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Nice.
It's hard to get the right feel when playing this style on electric. I agree with feter, you have excellent touch with those fingers to be able to pull this one off.
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Ibstrat said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Thanks Mr. Funk
i appreciate your comments!
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composerclark said 3855 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Definitely baroque. And beautiful.
This is fantastic! I am really impressed, and it's a pleasure to hear you play this on electric. Very clean, with wonderful, completely controlled slurs.

The only suggestion I have is to try playing the bass notes slightly detached (you do this some of the time anyway), so that they don't continue to ring when the bass line changes strings... This is, of course, very hard to do, as I know, so maybe it's not even possible at this speed.

This is a piece I have heard a lot, but you do such a fine job that I found it thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.
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Ibstrat said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Thanks
Clark.You are right about the bass notes- I've gotten a bit lazy about that.Hopefully I will someday be able to play a real classical guitar again!
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Skean said 3854 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Wow
Yes :-) WOW :D)
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Ibstrat said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Thanks
Skean
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DWL said 3854 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Baroque and roll
Always excellent. Clean playing and a perfect tone.

Cheers

Dick
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Ibstrat said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Thanks
for checking out my(Bach's )song Dick.
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magnatone said 3854 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Almost Baroque
You are so amazing - your skill on that guitar blows my mind every time! Gorgeous, incredible work - thanks
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Ibstrat said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Thank
you. Glad you enjoyed it!
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lengold said 3854 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Superb
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 3851 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
Thanks
Lengold.
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thoddi said 3854 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
bach again
It is pure magic the things you pull out of those six strings. It is delightful to listen to. Peaceful.

Bravo!
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Ibstrat said 3851 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
Thanks
for continuing to listen I appreciate it!
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Moviz said 3854 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
I was tempted
to say this is another string added to your bow, because I haven't heard you play this style before. Sounds as though you master touched this alright and with wonderful dexterity; excellent playing Mark, regards M
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Ibstrat said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Thanks
Moviz- I really like your new song!
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mowguy3 said 3854 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Almost Baroque
What you do with a guitar is fantastic. Nothing to say that has not been said. You blow me away.
Thanks and be well, Russ
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Ibstrat said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
thanks
a lot for the comment and for listening to me play.
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jiguma said 3854 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Nice one Mark
Once again, you've done a beautiful piece of music - I can't imagine doing anything like this on an electric (or on an acoustic for that matter).

Happy New Year to you and yours Mark.

Cheers,
Neil
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Ibstrat said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Happy
New Year and thanks for the comment!
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MarkHolbrook said 3853 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Wonderful
and I LOVE the graphic! Totally cool!
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Ibstrat said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Thanks
a lot- have a great new year!
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guitapick said 3853 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
I love this suite...
...this gavotte, especially...just "rolls along"...

Well played, Mark...thanks...
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Ibstrat said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Thanks
Bob- I always enjoy your comments!
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peacepiano said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Don't Fix it
Even if it is Baroque. Smooth fingering makes the old melodies new.

Thanks
Bill
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Ibstrat said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
thanks
for listening Bill!
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davisamerica said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
a late comment
but was a great excuse to come back for another listen.
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Ibstrat said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Thanks
for checking it out!
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VicDiesel said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Now why does this
remind me so much of Jethro Tull? There's not even a flute on it

Very nice. Charming.


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Ibstrat said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Does
sound a bit like the riff from "Mother Goose". I believe that Tull was a big influence on Bach.
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paul f. page said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
What a...
...pleasure to hear a master guitarist playing Bach so beautifully!!! Wonderful. What a relief from many other things I have listened to today. More, please.
Peace.
Paul
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Ibstrat said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Not really
a master- listen to Julian Bream's version!I highly appreciate the comment though!
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thetiler said 3852 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Terrific
enjoy that around the circle type of folk dancin that this seems to present to me. Lots of nice chordal movement for sure. Bach is always adorable to play and with the electric guitar it shows that bach is timeless on multitudes of instruments including the electric guitar!
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Ibstrat said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Bach
sounds good on anything including harmonica.I'm still working on playing it half way decently!
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kristyjo said 3851 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
ELL-
I want a copy of that album! I'm sure Bach would've written for the electric guitar if it had been around in his day. This is just so good. Really nice and clean. The lines sing through, so I can let my attention wander from one to the other - very satisfying listening. Yes, I'm sure you have eight fingers on each hand :)
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Ibstrat said 3847 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Thanks
So far the album is not real- maybe I should really record it.
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blaky smith said 3850 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Great
guitarist playing !
Very nice piece Mark, a pleasure to listen, bravo...
And Happy New Year !
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Ibstrat said 3847 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Thanks
very much.I'm a big fan of your music.
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Dadai.2 said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Lovely playing...
This is a rich mix... beautiful Bach finger style playing. So big kudos right off. I might suggest lessening the bass effect(?) in the mix... i.e. just a little brighter. Whether or not... your command of the strings on the fret of the guitar on your knee is truly enjoyable. Cheers...

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Ibstrat said 3847 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
My
recording prowess is minimal thanks for the tip!
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Ed Hannifin said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Yngwie...
...can play this faster...

In fact, he can play two gavottes, a bouree and a travesty in the time it takes for you to play this one piece... AND he can do it in Spandex... And his hair is bigger than yours...

He can also play it louder. Even so, I prefer the 'free jazz' approach of Nigel Tufnel...

I keep wondering, though, what it would be like if some of these Bach pieces for the electric guitar were transcribed for classical guitar or lute or harpsichord or something. We'll probably never know.

I WOULD buy 'Electric Lute Land', ya know. If you recorded it. I would pay money for it. I don't say that very often anymore, you know. Or do it, for that matter. Worth considering.

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Ibstrat said 3847 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
I am
currently working on a tribute to Yngwie entitled "Way Way Way To Many Notes".It's very hard to play, it uses the Swedish harmonic scale, diminished arpigios, and excerpts from Pugununi's caprice #911.The metronome marking is 450.It may be a couple of years before I can play it fast enough to post it.I'll let you know when Electric Lute Land is completed!
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peyring3 said 3849 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Wonderful
Very nice rendition. It's interesting and delightful to hear an electric guitar play with such a soothing sound.
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Ibstrat said 3846 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Thanks
very much for listening.
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Mcboy said 3848 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
very very nice tone...
very clean and great performance.......rather hear this than malmsteen doing 900 miles per hour....here one can enjoy the notes and sound without convulsing.....very very kool..!
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Ibstrat said 3846 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Really
glad you are back at macjams- you are one of my favorite artists.
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bud said 3847 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
All right
I'm blown away. What can't you do on electric guitar?
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Ibstrat said 3846 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Thanks
Bud.I've got plenty of stuff I can't do!
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ChristopherCihon said 3845 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
OMG!!
Your finger work is breathtaking!!

The speed and accuracy of your playing is mind blowing! The sound is so crisp and clear with the electric. Takes it to a new level.



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Bob Rodgers said 3838 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
I
always look forward to hearing you play the guitar Mark and it's great to hear another excellent performance from you.
A lovely tone and superb playing, I very much enjoyed this!
Thanks!

Bob
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Daugrin said 3716 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
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