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#62271 - 02/25/10 06:05 PM [Off-Topic] Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees"
Skyline Offline
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This is a composition of mine designed to blow the winter winds away, which we've had far too much of in the UK!
Scene: A very warm Spring day, you stretch out in the shade under a tree and watch the dappled sunlight through the leaves above as your thoughts drift away...
Alan wields his Strat in brilliant fashion on verses one and three, and I play verse two. We add fills behind each other's main parts.
We hope you enjoy it.
'Beneath The Trees'.
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#62272 - 02/25/10 06:28 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Skyline]
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Wonderful.

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#62273 - 02/25/10 06:40 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Skyline]
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Skyline,

Very nicely done! Good job.

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#62274 - 02/25/10 07:27 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: bobcflatpicker]
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Skyline-

Beautifully done in every way. Only wish there were a little reverb on the piano (which reminds me of America's "Daisy Jane" from a few decades ago).

George


Edited by georgeptingley (02/25/10 07:30 PM)

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#62275 - 02/25/10 07:37 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: georgeptingley]
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Nice song guys... somewhat "EAGLES-esque"
I kept waiting for Don Henley to start singing

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#62276 - 02/25/10 10:37 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Pat Marr]
jim111 Offline
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Great job, very good tune. Thanks for sharing.


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#62277 - 02/26/10 05:34 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Skyline]
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Wonderfully Tranquil. Love it.
Well done guys.

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#62278 - 02/26/10 11:27 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: George Nelson]
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Kudos guys on a job well done.

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#62279 - 02/26/10 05:33 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Danny C.]
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Very nice.
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#62280 - 02/26/10 05:44 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: retake]
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It’s all been said. Super song and chops.

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#62281 - 02/26/10 06:01 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Skyline]
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As usual, a great listen! Nice, expressive playing from both of you.....keep it going. Joe G
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#62282 - 02/26/10 08:01 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Skyline]
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Very nice song. Very well produced.

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#62283 - 02/27/10 01:17 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Skyline]
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Its a really nice tune the only criticism is the drums for me it was a bit to "hard" for such a tranquil and melodic song.In my ear I could hear in part of that song a nice string section but was impressed with it overall Cheers Frankie
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#62284 - 02/27/10 05:31 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Skyline]
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Hi Alan & John,

It's all been said. This is a really well written, well performed and well produced song. There's nothing I would change. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.

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#62285 - 03/01/10 05:40 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Noel96]
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Thanks everyone for the generous comments. We enjoyed putting it together and it's doubly worthwhile when it's enjoyed by our friends here.
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#62286 - 03/02/10 04:18 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Skyline]
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This is a really pro-sounding and well worked instrumental. I would love to hear a 'vocals-added' version, so that the melody comes through more. I agree that perhaps for some of the time we could have a rimshot instead of that snare - also not sure about that ethereal patch that kicks in at 1:11.

well done guys..
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#62287 - 03/02/10 10:34 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: mglinert]
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Wow! What else can I say? Alan that bell like sound of your Strat is awesome. Sounds like you put on a new set of strings for this one.

John your guitar work fit in there perfectly. I liked the way the two of you wound in and out of each other. The mix was great. Good on ya Mateys.
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#62288 - 03/04/10 03:38 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: Skyline]
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Nice surprise. The intro visual I got was that of wintery. Then, you kicked in with the drums and it lightened up the mood to feel more like a brighter day. I like the variety of guitar tone choices especially in defining the verses. I like it very much. Being a guitar instrumentalist I can appreciate the thought you are trying to visualize where vocalist would do with their lyrics and voice.

Very nice,
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#62289 - 03/14/10 11:11 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Alan & John Instrumental - "Beneath The Trees" [Re: RickeG]
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Hi Alan and John,
I think it worked a treat as today is a beautiful Spring day. A very enjoyable composition and professionally performed. It is going on my ipod. Thanks.
Jim

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