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One For Me


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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Acoustic

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album: Mellow
track 1: 7:05 Just Let It Slide
track 2: 5:27 Lunar Eclipse (w/ tonestones, awigze, scofugate)
track 3: 3:14 Soft Day
track 4: 3:29 Evo-Devo
track 5: 4:14 FortyTwoYearsAgo
track 6: 5:44 Hydrologic Cycle
track 7: 4:45 Sprites
track 8: 6:21 Balloons
track 9: 3:02 Seeing You In A Shifting Light
track 10: 1:37 Sammy Tubbalardo
track 11: 4:02 Walk In The Road
track 12: 4:24 The Summer Of Your Smile
track 13: 4:34 Dream!
track 14: 6:27 One For Me
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Song Description

this one's for me

Gibson L00 and GB strings
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Hits: 3755
Comments: 47
Fans: 21
Plays: 171
Downloads: 105

Uploaded: Nov 20, 2009 - 09:06:09 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 02:18:50 PM Last Played: Jun 21, 2019 - 10:06:46 PM
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Roxylee said 3561 days ago (November 20th, 2009)
peaceful and pretty
I can hear this in a Mexican western movie,Spanish flair, very pretty tune. Lush strings, nice build.
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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i would love to hear this used in a movie!

thanks
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Alannah said 3561 days ago (November 20th, 2009)
How apropos .....
.. that we are just discussing the new TEKILLA emoticon in chat now ... it suits this tune to a tee ..... however, that being said .. this has a nice relaxed feel to it ... kinda like tequilla really ...... yum !
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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the lime... the salt... the warm afternoon breeze... ahhh

thanks
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maxruehl said 3561 days ago (November 20th, 2009)
I dunno
This sounds like it was for me...and for everyone else, too.:) Beautiful stuff, Bill.:)
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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many thanks - glad you liked
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Char said 3561 days ago (November 20th, 2009)
Yeah:
Spanish flavor. Moonlit night. Lovely lady in a mantilla. A single red rose. The light in her eyes. Thanks.
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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it's the guitar. i have fallen madly in love with her. it's hard to explain.

thank you
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ConnieO said 3561 days ago (November 20th, 2009)
One For Me
Very pretty guitar. This is a sad one...a spanish beauty with tears falling down her cheeks...her lover riding away on a beautiful stallion...a little child holding her hand, and a blue tic coon hound lying by her feet with a forlorn expression.
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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wonderful imagery - yes, i can see it now.

thanks
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bud said 3561 days ago (November 20th, 2009)
What a beautiful melody
sprung straight from the heart it would seem. I really like the production here. Nothing too fancy - but everything in the right place. Thanks for posting.
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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yes, i went for simplicity. maybe too much? -- nah... :-)

thank you
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michael2 said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
mmm
this is great Bill. The melody is fabulous; you do so much experimentation, that sometimes I forget you write great melodies too. The sound is really nice, I like the slight hiss that is behind the guitars. That main melody would be great on the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack. What an ending. Great job.
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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but, this IS an experiment. my process this time was to loop the chords and melody on piano, with the chord names labeled on the screen - scrolling by as they went. i recorded the guitar in one pass, doing something like 20 repeats. edited afterwards.

it was so refreshing to NOT have to keep the chords in mind while improvising. there they were on the computer screen the whole time. i felt so free.

the downside is the computer was running and adding noise to the recording...

thanks


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michael2 said 3557 days ago (November 24th, 2009)
that
is a great idea. there is a feature in Logic where you can break up the arrangement and then put notes. i should try your idea out, although with my grasp of music theory it really wouldn't make much of a difference. :)
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magnatone said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
One For Me
Smokey strikes again! (you're amazing!)
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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thank you so much. you're one of the reasons i love this place!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
Laid back and relaxed
kind of vibe--really nicely conceived and executed! I appreciate the "nothing extra" arrangement; the strings, when they come in, are a really nice warming texture.
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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the strings were added late in the process. it seemed too empty.

i had a melody worked out beforehand, but the rest was all improvised...

thanks
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davisamerica said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
300
VW ....deepest bows
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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from you that means a lot. i thank you.
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awigze said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
inspired song
There was this dusty road
that lead into Juarez
no one walked on it but you and me.
We were in love with ourselves
and couldnt believe the happiness
that we had found.

So what if this road leads into the desert
and circles the dusty mountains on the horizon of El Paso.

Peace comes to the circling hawk.
The sun is setting and this love is fading now
a sad place for you and me.
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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yes. you cut close to the core.

definitely the basis for some lyrics...

thanks
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dave_b said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
One For Me
Nice chord progression, and the picked melody is cool. I like the way you mic'ed the guitars, you can hear the pick dragging across the strings really clearly. I'm seeing the cowboy riding into the sunset.
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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i placed the mic about 4 inches from the bridge of the guitar. i wanted to capture the picking and strumming sounds. i also wanted to close mic it to avoid picking up the computer too much. i usually record with the computer off, but i was trying something different his time (see above).

i set the chords in a key (A minor) that is dead easy for me to play. guess i'm lazy...

thank you
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TERRAPLANE said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
I Had no idea
You played the guitar ,, a beautiful meld of tracks. A wonderful tune Bill,,Thanks for sharing,,T
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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i don't often pick up the guitar any more. i find the preciseness of computer sequencing suits my interests in composition much better. but once in a while, i break down and go for that real, organic feel...

thanks

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Reinholt56 said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
Hi Bill........
This is simply wonderful. Loved the melody, accompaniment and the arrangement.

Perfect.

Take care.

Paul
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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thank you very very much.
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Ed Hannifin said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
Multitracks and acoustic guitar...
There's one of my favorite pastimes....

It's nice hearing this in the headphones, BIll... The different strum patterns sort of wash over each other, with the occasional picked lead bits in the middle...

Neat...

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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the various strumming patterns happened due to pure improvisation followed by cutting and pasting until it sounded nice (to me anyway).

there are some goofy gaffes in there. the sync piano track unintentionally snuck in during the beginning for example.

thanks
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RoaringGirl said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
relaxing
a bit romantic, perhaps. I like this very, very much

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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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thank you - i'm glad you enjoyed it. i am very pleased with it presently.
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Calchas said 3560 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
Geez Bill...
You are a multi-talented bugger, aren't you?

This is very pretty, and a little sad, as in loss, emptiness, and longing---but not without a ray of hope.

Well worth the listen!

Take care Mr. Grundmann!
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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yes, there is some sadness and longing in there. i don't wish to get into the details, but life has a way of adding those shades of blue to one's life.

take care, man
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Vic Holman said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
rarely
do you do a acoustic guitar piece. but, when you do, it is always for a great listen.
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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i am happy to share these rare moments... really.

thanks
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Skean said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Yo
Music prolific, you always amaze me.
Very nice piece, Bill... Full of emotion.

Take care
Kenta
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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emotion is music - otherwise, what is the point?

thank you sir
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jiguma said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Love the opening bar or two
in particular Bill. Nice melody crying out for some vocalising - in Spanish would work well (as would Andy's words). The hiss is a little bit of a problem which you could probably sort out without much effort, but it doesn't really take away from the music.
Cool post.
N
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SmokeyVW said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
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i almost fired up audacity to clean up that hiss. but then i thought two things: it would take away some of the nice high end strumming and squeaky finger sliding sounds, and it would take us one step further away from the raw emotion that i tried to capture.

so, i left it as is.

thanks

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VicDiesel said 3558 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Sweet
Gentle ruminations on a chord progression. That was nice on an early morning.
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SmokeyVW said 3558 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
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thanks. glad you enjoyed it.
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DWL said 3555 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
Beautifully done
and unexpected!

Lovely work

Cheers

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sschedra said 3552 days ago (November 29th, 2009)
Bill,
Nice acoustic piece. The strings at the end bring it into a peaceful ambience much like the image posted here.
Very nice,
Stephen
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Bob6stringer said 3543 days ago (December 8th, 2009)
Calming
Nice song, Smoker. Very pleasant when you just let it go through you. Feels like the song art looks, good choice (of both)!
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Hickling_Stan said 3537 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
Not Mexico but Scotland
Don't know why but the image that came to mind was a fishing boat setting out on a warm summer evening from a Scottish Loch heading for the fishing grounds. Golden evening sunlight playing across the water and reflecting in the faces of the fishermen. probably not what you had in mind! Lovely playing, cheers Mark
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