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King of the Faeries



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A traditional Irish tune played on a Tin Whistle, with GarageBand as my backup. This is my first try with GarageBand, and as such I consider it a work in progress. ;-) I'd also greatly appreciate any feedback!
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Uploaded: Feb 20, 2005 - 11:54:12 AM
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2007 - 06:04:44 PM Last Played: Feb 26, 2019 - 09:04:02 AM
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the dennex donor said 5142 days ago (February 20th, 2005)
nice one . . .
you gotta be proud of that !
. . . what a debut : )
. . . mixing up them eastern beats and irish folk themes !
. . . the ending was a bit abrupt, but what the hell !
look forward to more of your stuff . . .

keep on mixing it up !

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guppymoo said 5142 days ago (February 20th, 2005)
nice one . . .
Yeah, the ending is quite abrupt! I didn't want to fade out, though I think
that's just because I have an irrational dislike for doing so. I'll probably come
back to this one and work on a more musical ending. Thanks for the
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said 5142 days ago (February 20th, 2005)
Great "First Try"!
Got some interesting things going on. I enjoy the sound of
that Tin Whistle. The rhythm hangs right in there, creating
a cool sound texture. Might I suggest adding a little
reverb to the mix. Some of the percussion sounded a bit
guppymoo said 5142 days ago (February 20th, 2005)
Great "First Try"!

I haven't played much at all with reverb, as I guess you've noticed. ;-) I came
at this from a performance perspective, where what you play is what you get.
All those effects options and knobs are a bit overwhelming, but they are
much of the benefit...guess it's time to pay more attention to them!
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Mystified said 5141 days ago (February 20th, 2005)
Cool stuff!
Nice to hear some ethnic-flavoring among the songs
posted here.
(And i'm sure you'll get interest for collaborations from all
of us folk-song types!)
Cool first post. Keep 'em coming! :)

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TennesseeVic said 5141 days ago (February 20th, 2005)
Do I hear an Udu?
Very cool percussion. Nice piping too. No real comments.
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drakonis said 5141 days ago (February 21st, 2005)
Great whistlin'!
The drums are a little too busy and loud in this mix, they
tend to distract from the awesome tin whistle solo. I love
various countries' folk music, and this was great to
stumble across, you played very well... I look forward to
hearing more of your talent as you learn to twiddle the
knobs along with the rest of us! Welcome to MacJams!
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mandolinquent said 5140 days ago (February 22nd, 2005)
whistle playing. Funnily enough the first thing I ever
recorded on GB was a Scottish tune called Dream Angus
and the only GB beat I could find that would fit it was a
tabla rhythm. GB is very short of beats that matches
anything other than on-the-beat-rock.
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thetiler said 5139 days ago (February 23rd, 2005)
Lost of very nice things going.
Like the rhythm as well
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Adisson10 said 5082 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Hard to turn off.
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Rebsie said 5082 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Wonderful stuff
This is great, the whistle-playing is fantastic. The
drums go very well with it, although just occasionally
they sound a tiny bit cluttered. I agree with
Mandolinquent that GB is lacking in good beats for
folk and world music ... a lot of the beats do *sound*
ethnic but when you try to use them in an ethnic
song they don't quite fit. But anyway, you've done a
great job and I hope to hear more from you.
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Kevensor said 5082 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
it took so long for me to find this. Excellent talent in the tin whistle.

I like the drums, I think they fit well. I just don't agree with the comments that they are too loud. I'vee been to several Scottish and Irish festivals and the drums they use are almost akin to this type of accompanyment. So I think that they DO fit this very well.

I'd like to hear some more of your talents. Keep posting!

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said 4833 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
LOve it!
The tin whistle rules! Is it hard to play? I think your rhthym could be alittle more constant and solid but the whisltle sounds amazing!
guppymoo said 4823 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
LOve it!
Thanks! The tin whistle really isn't that hard to play, if you just want to play it straight. It's similar to a recorder. I'm playing with bagpipe style ornamentation (I've meddled with the Galician bagpipe some) and that's a totally different beast. I don't know if I'll ever quite master the techniques. Glad you liked it. Hopefully I'll have the time to do some more whistle work soon.
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Komrade K said 4821 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
I'm glad I stumbled on this!
This track had been posted for nearly a year by the time I got to it - very
good whistle playing! Works particularly well over the rhythm track (which
is perhaps a little too loud). You play two tunes here I think King of the
Faeries I know but what's the other one?

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guppymoo said 4802 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
I'm glad I stumbled on this!
Thanks! The transcription I have just says "King of the Fairies", with three distinct sections. If one is from another tune, I'm not aware of what it is! I've pulled out my whistle with the intention of doing some more, I'll pay more attention to the balance. ;-)
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radiorebelde said 3878 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
awesome juxtaposition!
I love the sound of the tin whistle and the hand percussion. This is a fantastic debut track! It's a fantastic track period. Your playing and production are impeccable. I can't find anything to be critical of! :)
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