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#248122 - 04/25/14 12:06 PM [User Showcase] HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand
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Been away awhile, doing some important family stuff – Sorry for my absence.
This tune is a bit of an Oddity. As originally written for the German Highland Games it is a basic major/minor chord pleasant tune. However, having heard the version played by a Scottish Bagpipe Band I wanted to work on it in BIAB as a full Orchestration. That's when my lack of musical knowledge showed up! I turned to our good BB friend Dean Clark aka Aleck Rand (or is it the other way round? lol) for help. Not only did he sort out the chords for me but even sorted out the arrangement in BB. Above and beyond the call of duty, Dean.
The snares were added (to replicate the Bagpipe massed drummers) and also the Church Organ (2 tracks). Everything, apart from the Snares and RealDrums track is BIAB midi. What a Stunning piece of software this is.
I added the Lead guitar and mixed it down.
All comments appreciated.
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Instruments in the SGU-
Acoustic Piano
ContraBass
Strings - Hi
Strings – Lo
Orchestral Brass
Horns
Church Organ (2 tracks combined)
Real Drums – BossaLewis^01-BrshHH-BrshswirlHH

And – the kitchen sink, as well. Lol!!

HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian and Dean

Thanks for listening
Ian and Dean


Edited by sixchannel (04/25/14 12:07 PM)
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#248125 - 04/25/14 01:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Really enjoyed this one guys. Beautifully arranged and played

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#248126 - 04/25/14 01:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Well, as far as I'm concerned, this is the best thing since the Big Bang - maybe better! Of course, I am totally biased and no one should pay attention to this opinion.

The opinion you should pay attention to is this: If you had told me that Duane Eddy was playing the guitar on this one I would have accepted it in a heartbeat. So the question to Ian is, How do you get that sound? Yeh, guv, I know it's the guitar but what about it? Tuning? super-heavy-gauge strings? Amp? Is it some kind of custom job?

Awaiting your reply Dua, sorry, Ian.

Dean (aka Aleck Rand)

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#248130 - 04/25/14 02:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Furry - being Scots, this should be right up your street!! You will of course be aware of the track by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Pipe Band - thats what got me started.
Hi Dean - for the guitar I employ the KISS principle - always.
I don't use an amp when recording - just a tiny Korg Ampworks modeller after a Zoom2000 effects processor that gives me the echo patterns.

The guitar ("Lady") is a custom made Strat - made by Alan Brason in the UK to my Spec. It has B.I. maple neck, Alder body and Kinman FV pups. All electrics (pots, switch etc) are Fender. The strings are Elixir 11's nanoweb. No super heavy strings for me! Sperzel locking tuners and genuine Fender'62 bridge. Technically its a copy of Hank Marvins 40th Anniversary Strat but at a fraction of the Fender C.S. price. smile The pup in use on this track is the Middle pup but I do have a pull pot on Bridge that, when required, gives Neck+Bridge that really CAN give some Duane sounds - not a bad trick for a Strat.
Here's a pic -


Sorry to go on a bit but you DID ask!! lol!
cheers
ian
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#248131 - 04/25/14 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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I was actually playing this tune long before the RSDG got hold of it. I heard it on a tape a German friend sent me. Played at an accordion club about 35 years ago and was asked to play it at least another twice that night LOL

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#248133 - 04/25/14 03:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Ian and Dean...

What a nice piece! Terrific arrangement. Nice job on the drums!

Ian...you've got Lady really singing!!! Proud! Majestic! Wonderful playing. Great tone.

Beautiful! Very enjoyable.

floyd

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#248136 - 04/25/14 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Hi, Ian and Dean !:))

This is just simply fantastic
in every aspect !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#248139 - 04/25/14 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Ian and Dean, Great arrangement and great guitar work. It sounds terrific. I really enjoyed it. Tom

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#248140 - 04/25/14 06:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Very nice! How refreshing to hear that clean clear singing melody. Cheers.
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#248154 - 04/25/14 10:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Wow! My hat's off to you guys!

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#248167 - 04/26/14 07:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Hi guys on behalf of Dean and myself, thank you for taking the time to listen and post comments. Much appreciated.
Hi Furry Graham - I make the date of the original composition 1982 and I can see it working well as an accordion piece.
Hi Floyd - Praise indeed from you! Wow! I'm glad you liked it. First time I've used the OD plug-in and wasnt sure if I'd got the sound right. In fact, I'm still not sure.
Hi Dani - so pleased you enjoyed it my friend. I hope you are doing OK in Finland now that Spring has sprung.
Hi Tommy - thanks for your comment - you are the Guitar Master - you would have told me if |I got that OD wrong - er - wouldnt you?! lol!
Hi Rich - yes, its a simple yet haunting melody and IMHO had to be played "straight" and let the backing do the fancy stuff.
Hi MIke - thanks for your kind words - couldnt have done it without Dean - a real Team Effort.
cheers
ian and Dean
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#248189 - 04/26/14 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Hi Ian and Dean,

very nice tune. And very tastefully played and arranged.
A wonderful listen.

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#248258 - 04/27/14 05:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Very nice work you guys!! Really beautifully done. Take care. Greg

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#248260 - 04/27/14 05:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Bravo!! Great pickin' all the way around. I'm with Guenter -- tasteful is the operative word here.
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#248305 - 04/28/14 11:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Ian and Dean,

very nice tune. And very tastefully played and arranged.
A wonderful listen.

Guenter
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very nice work you guys!! Really beautifully done. Take care. Greg
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Bravo!! Great pickin' all the way around. I'm with Guenter -- tasteful is the operative word here.
Thank you Guenter, Greg, Janice and Bud. Ian and I appreciate these kind remarks.

Dean

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#248321 - 04/28/14 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Great piece!!! Really nice guitar too. I love any fiesta red strat and it does sound great.

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#248333 - 04/28/14 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Very nice song. Guitar work is excellent. Very enjoyable listen. Has allot of feeling in the song....

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#248395 - 04/29/14 08:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Hi there Blues and Scott and thank you for your kind replies.
Blues - I had my Strat especially sprayed that colour. I reckon Fiesta Red has changed over the years from that wonderful Thunderbirds colour it was in the late 50's/ early 60's to the bland red it is nowadays.
Scott - I'm glad that you think that there is some feeling in the playing. Its one of those tunes that kind of gets to you.
cheers
Ian and Dean
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#248665 - 05/03/14 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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From the first piano chord, I pictured a church or a cathedral. Very expressive mix and production.

The guitar is sweet and emotional, adds a wonderful modern touch to this traditional sounding piece. (Loved the pics btw.)

Your collab succeeded big time guys:)
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#248695 - 05/03/14 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL-Collab-Ian (sixchannel) with Aleck Rand [Re: sixchannel]
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Hi Ian and Aleck

Ian so nice to have you back on the forum. We missed you! What a great colloboration. Love the guitar. Wish I could play half of that. Well done both of you.
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