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#200867 - 04/16/13 04:56 PM [User Showcase] SHADOWS OF EVENING
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sixchannel Offline
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Here's a tune wot I wrote.
It was going to be a song. It even had worms - “Shadows of evening, slip from the sky” - etc but as I can't sing, it'll just have to be another Instro – again - as usual.
Typical of slow Instro tunes of the 1960's – 70's(“Shadows” - geddit?) its in an “Enchantment Under The Sea” style (remember Back To The Future?). Many a fine 'Date' ended smooching to a tune like this.
I'm a relative newcomer to the Showcase Forum. I usually do “Covers” using BIAB which, of course, can't be put up on here. But there are some amazing Songwriters here who have well and truly opened my eyes to the fact there is so much more to a tune than C, F and G7.
So this one isn't! Lol !
Guitar is “Lady”, my beloved hand-built Alan Brason Strat with Kinman pickups and Elixir 11s strings.
Chain is – Guitar - Korg ampworks mini-modeller on AC30TB /twin cab setting - Zoom2000 EFTP on patch 36 – thats it! Simples!
Here is the BIAB recipe -
****** Song Summary *************
Title: SHADOWS OF EVENING
File:SHADOWS OF EVENING.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 90, Length (m:s)=3:35
4 bar intro, 73 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 77. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for RealDrums Changes,
RealTracks in style: 1592:Bass, Electric, Pop16ths Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 1599:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16thsA-B Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 1596:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 1600:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16ths Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1841:Synth Pad, PopModernGrooveHigh Ev16 075
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2061:Strings, Rhythm PopCountry Sw 120
Custom Synth is Hi-Q 049 01 Strings, Ensemble, Chamber SampleTank.tgs
RealDrums in Song: NashBrushBalDbKEv16^1-a:SideStick, Brushes , b:Brushes, Snare

SHADOWS OF EVENING
cheers
Ian
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#200868 - 04/16/13 05:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: sixchannel]
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Ian,

That is absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous tone on that guitar. A beautiful melody with just the right (subtle) backing to let your guitar SHINE! Goes to show you don't need 50,000 notes played as fast as they can be to make great guitar music.

Love it. Gorgeous. More!!!

floyd

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#200869 - 04/16/13 05:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: sixchannel]
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Hi Ian,

another nice tune with your typical Shadows sound.
Enjoyable listen.

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#200870 - 04/16/13 05:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: boehm]
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Hi Ian, being an instrumental kind of guy myself I have to say that I loved it! beautiful tune and guitar playing.

Mike B.
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#200871 - 04/16/13 07:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: cubanpete]
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Hi Ian, nothing like a Shadows styled tune. Well done and very enjoyable. Music like it should be

Cheers

Nels

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#200872 - 04/17/13 02:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: sixchannel]
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Ian,

"Lady" sounds beautiful, loved the tone and that was some very, very tasty vibrato work!
I really enjoyed it.

Greg

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#200873 - 04/17/13 04:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: Achordocaster]
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Love the that clean clear melodic guitar sound.

Thanks Ian.

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#200874 - 04/17/13 05:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: RichMac]
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Hi Ian,

You really have a gift for wonderful melodies. While I'm not a guitarist, I found this a pleasure to listen to. I closed my eyes and just let the music wash over me. I loved it!

More please!
Noel
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#200875 - 04/17/13 12:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: Noel96]
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Love your guitar playing.

The only thing that I think might improve this is to maybe completely drop the strings out in a couple of places. Your guitar is a lot better than the strings and I think w/o the string backing in a few measures, it might put the focus more squarely on the lead guitar.

Really lovely piece Ian!

Ian
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#200876 - 04/17/13 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: Ian Ferrin]
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Hi Ian.

Loved the track!

Beautiful guitar sound and very, very expressive playing. Music to chill to.

ROG.

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#200877 - 04/17/13 08:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: ROG]
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Steve Young Offline
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Ian,

Just beautiful! As has been stated, a really nice tone and feel on your guitar work. Really enjoyed it!

Steve
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#200878 - 04/18/13 04:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: Steve Young]
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Goodness me! Thank you for all the kind words and comments.
All this came out of a chord "noodle" one night and before I knew it I had the bones of the tune.
My grateful thanks to Floyd,Boehm,Mike B, Nels, Greg, Richard, Noel, Ian, ROG and Steve for listening. What is interesting is that you guys are MY Mentors - you compose and create amazing music - and if my effort has pleased you then I am more than happy.

Ian F - I DID try the technique of dropping the synth and (later) the strings out at intervals. Indeed in the first part of Verse 1, I did just that. What I was aiming for, in the end, was the gradual introduction of backing to make a more climactic finish rather than showing off the guitar.
"Lady" needs no encouragement to Show Off. "The Show Isn't Over Till Lady Sings" (lol). If you enjoyed her sound then she will be pleased too.

Floyd - half of the composing should be down to you. If you remember "Claire", there are some chords in the tune that I had never heard of and sounded beautiful. You generously showed me your workings and what they were. I tried weaving a couple into the melody that I had in my head and they worked so well. Thank you for your kindness and sharing your knowledge.
cheers
Ian
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#200879 - 04/18/13 09:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: sixchannel]
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Excellent! Sounds like Mark Knopfler playing a lead out tune for a 1960's prom. Just a great guitar tone.
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#200880 - 04/18/13 11:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: ROG]
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Love the melody, nice guitar work, thanks for sharing!
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#200881 - 04/18/13 11:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: PgFantastic]
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Beautiful guitar work - I can almost hear it "singing" the words.

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#200882 - 04/18/13 03:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: sixchannel]
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Hi Ian,

Boy, did this performance conjure up memories of Santo and Johnny, and Duane Eddy. That beautiful guitar sound.

Aleck

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#200883 - 04/22/13 05:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Janice and Bud, PGFantastic, Josie and Aleck for taking the time to listen and to make comment.
cheers
ian
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#200884 - 04/23/13 05:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: sixchannel]
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Hi Ian
Wonderful stuff! I am busy trying to put right my bad guitar playing in 2013 so you are a great inspiration. Thanks

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#200885 - 04/23/13 04:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: SHADOWS OF EVENING [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Ian, Fabulous work again. I hear Nokie Edwards (Ventures) as well as the Shads. Simply beautiful guitar work. More please!?
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