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« on: January 11, 2009, 06:35:13 AM »

this is played on my 1990's larrivee om something( i'm now researching just what i've owned for the last 13yrs) with a capo at the second fret.
it's not flawless but i'm pleased with the composition
recorded dec. 2005

"august"
http://www.mediafire.com/?us2cy1yjrmy
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 10:59:41 AM »

That was really good - Great stuff Wes
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 01:54:19 PM »

Very fine work here, Wes...

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 12:45:56 AM »

Very well done... sounds like it could be used as movie theme music... has that 'moving & doing' feel to it

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 01:29:47 AM »

folks-
thanks so much for taking the time to listen.
i have to make sure to do the same myself soon.

i should have some more recorded before summer.

it's nice to find this forum.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 01:35:01 AM »

Wes--

I like that alot.  It had my attention the whole way through  because  movement is suggested with the bass, and movement in different directions with the progressional melody notes.  It' like a good short story with an intrigueing plot and inetersting things happening around each new bend in the road.  I like how you ended it.  It seemed like you had a starting point, a defininate destination in mind, but wanted to take the scenic route to get there.  What's the significance of the title?  Check out Steve Barney on youtube.  His songs on the album, Treeline, and your song, August, have some very nice similarities.  Thanks for sharing that with us. 

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 02:07:11 AM »

thanks again.

the title just reflects the time i wrote it, august.
it really is my best composition to date i think.


in a way, keeping it simple even with the " twists and turns" is something of a victory for me.

sometimes the hardest thing for me is deciding the specific limits of a song.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 02:27:24 PM »

Reall, really like it! Great to hear such a nice melodious song that uses a good, driving alternating bass. I love that style and love hearing it used in such a pretty way.
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009, 02:58:30 PM »

wow.
thank you.

thanks for mentioning the strong alternating bass.


i loose sight sometimes and think of all i haven't done, but your mentioning the bass made me remember clearly hearing that style for the first time( i was twelve) and saying " i want to do that."

i am touched.

this forum is causing me to remember so many things i haven't thought about for a long time.

thank you,
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009, 04:27:58 AM »

Wes, sounds nice.

I would edit the file so that the last minute of silence isn't in the file nor the 'commentary' that happens right before that last minute.

Also could use a little boost in the treble with some judicious EQ.

Finally, you should tag the .mp3 file so at least your name shows up as the artist when it plays.  You can even edit this in Windows Explorer if you want.

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2009, 06:14:32 AM »

thanks scott.
those are great suggestions.

i'm going to be recording more stuff this year starting day after tomorrow.

my friend has some really nice mikes in the studio and i'm looking to get some real well miked and mastered stuff this year.

i probably won't try to eq or do anything to this recording but  i really should at least put my name on it i guess.

thanks again.
wes

o.k. i put my name on it this morning and password protected the file.
scott-
thanks  for bringing those points to my attention.
play on!
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2009, 06:25:14 PM »

Great ideas here, Wes.  I own a little record label called Sort Of Records and I am thinking about doing a finger-style compilation sometime later this year... please keep me posted on the progress of your recordings!
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2009, 04:02:16 AM »

Great ideas here, Wes.  I own a little record label called Sort Of Records and I am thinking about doing a finger-style compilation sometime later this year... please keep me posted on the progress of your recordings!

firstly, thank you.
secondly, i seem to have grown loquacious in my post.

i will keep you posted for sure.
that was with a drum track in my headphones but we're trying to get away from that.

i really don't need it when i play uptempo.

i'm thinking of doing some slower stuff for lyrics but i've decided not to fight what works for now till i record what i have.

i am just happy to be playing again after a long layoff but i have some real work to get fluid again.

i have been more into exploring the leading edge of what i'm trying and i need to focus on playing old stuff through well.

i am working on a new thing that is kind of ragtime-ish or sweet blues ala john hurt.

g f c and a d e with unnamed weirdness in between.

my session focused me on finishing it because i realized by talking to jon that i had all the parts and just needed to put it together.

edit- i'm actually not that far away i was playing a piece tonight that i didn't even think of at the session.
i'm just going to focus on that one piece this week and see if i can get a good recording soon.

jon knows what he's doing and has an awesome mic for me.
he can do some mastering but only to a point without sending it out.

when do you plan your release?

did i say this was a long post?

o.k. the night is young and i feel like playing.
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