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 Post subject: Tommy Bb--Wayfaring Stranger
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:28 pm 
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OK, this is probably a very different version of Wayfaring Stranger. I'm playing by ear, and playing the way I learned to sing it back in 1972.

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 Post subject: Re: Tommy Bb--Wayfaring Stranger
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:27 pm 
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Very nice playing Darvis! =D> =D> =D> Super whistle too.


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 Post subject: Re: Tommy Bb--Wayfaring Stranger
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:09 pm 
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Very sweet! and very musical ... I can hear the vocal line it. You're stepping out a bit, playing by ear, yes? Sounds really good Darvis ... nice going. And I like the recording too, the quick delay sounds good on that tune.

10's all around! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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 Post subject: Re: Tommy Bb--Wayfaring Stranger
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Wow, you guys are blowing my mind here. THANK you Adrian and jrc. I was hesitant to post it.

Jrc, actually I have learned most of my songs by ear, but that might not be evident in my playing.

Also, I don't know what "quick delay" means. Please explain? Whatever it is or was, yes it took lots of work and careful planning. :mrgreen: Or would have if I knew what it meant. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tommy Bb--Wayfaring Stranger
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Also, I don't know what "quick delay" means


I was assuming that the effect you were using might be a fast 'echo' (delay). Could be a short reverb as well, it's so fast I really can't tell which. I suspect a delay because it's so sharp, but what I'm referring to is the 'doubled' sound... sounds kinda like you were playing in a stairwell or other small room with a quick reflection of the whistle back into the mic. Might just be the room you were in too ... did you record Wayfaring and How Great in the same place physically, or in a different position in the same room?

With regard to the 'playing by ear' comment - this just sounded more 'free' to me, more expressive. I play by ear a lot .. or by the seat of the pants :P . I can read OK, but I'd rather just listen and go with what I hear.

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 Post subject: Re: Tommy Bb--Wayfaring Stranger
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Ah, now I see what you meant, Jim. Yes, on my computer there is a "sound recorder" program which I like to use because after I'm done recording I can hit "add echo," and it does. That's what I used on WS. The only problem is that the recording has to be less than a minute because...well, that's just the way the program got built on Windows XP. So I knew from previous experience that when I play How Great, it always goes more than a minute so I used Audacity to record and I have never figured out how to get the same effect. So HGTA has no echo while WS does.

I'd much prefer to play any slow worshipful song "free range," so to speak. It just comes more from the heart that way. I know most songs aren't written that way, and that's cool. But I like the ones that can be done "as felt" without losing their integrity.

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 Post subject: Re: Tommy Bb--Wayfaring Stranger
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Blackhawk wrote:
The only problem is that the recording has to be less than a minute because...well, that's just the way the program got built on Windows XP.

One work-around for this - and there may well be others that are simpler-

Record a blank sound file in sound recorder; save as 'blanksoundfile' (or whatever name you chose.) Save as 'blanksoundfile2.' Then edit, insert file, select 'blanksoundfile', hit open, and you now have a 2 minute file.

Move the marker to the end of the file. Save, then save as 'blanksoundfile.' (At this point, you should have 120 second files saved under both names.) You can use a similar process to build to 240 seconds (4 minutes,) 480 seconds, ...


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 Post subject: Re: Tommy Bb--Wayfaring Stranger
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jimwasson wrote:
Blackhawk wrote:
The only problem is that the recording has to be less than a minute because...well, that's just the way the program got built on Windows XP.

One work-around for this - and there may well be others that are simpler-

Record a blank sound file in sound recorder; save as 'blanksoundfile' (or whatever name you chose.) Save as 'blanksoundfile2.' Then edit, insert file, select 'blanksoundfile', hit open, and you now have a 2 minute file.

Move the marker to the end of the file. Save, then save as 'blanksoundfile.' (At this point, you should have 120 second files saved under both names.) You can use a similar process to build to 240 seconds (4 minutes,) 480 seconds, ...

Wow, great idea, Jim! I won't have time to try it out til I get back, but it sounds workable. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Tommy Bb--Wayfaring Stranger
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Man, I really like that recording, Darvis. And wow hass that Tommy Bb ever got a sweet sound!!


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larrym wrote:
Man, I really like that recording, Darvis. And wow hass that Tommy Bb ever got a sweet sound!!


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Thank you, Larry! And yes, that Bb of Tommy's is excellent! He really does good work.

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Hey, Darvis, I REALLY like the way you slur down in there. Very mournful. Lotta feeling. Great job.

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ConnieS wrote:
Hey, Darvis, I REALLY like the way you slur down in there. Very mournful. Lotta feeling. Great job.

Thank you, Connie. Now I want to hear several different versions by you. I know you do it different depending on mood.

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