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Yellowstone

Postby malcolmb » 09 May 2016, 12:42

Just to get this Forum of a roll ( :wink: ), I was asked last week to work on a guitar piece by the outstanding USA guitarist Larry Hansen. I don't often get asked! A definite privilege. His guitar piece is beautiful, inspired by the Yellowstone National Park. I added a violin to it. Hope I didn't spoil it! :duck:

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby Iris of Hassia » 11 May 2016, 09:58

No, you didn't spoil it, it's beautiful! I like how the guitar and the violin each have their own melody and how they combine so well. And even though it is made with new technologie it sounds wonderful archaic.I have listened to it several times.

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby malcolmb » 11 May 2016, 11:42

Iris of Hassia - Sincere thanks. So pleased you like it. It's always a bit of a challenge trying to add computer-played orchestral parts to a live performance. Musicians rarely keep to a fixed tempo which makes trying to add a violin note at exactly the point the guitarist plays a note somewhat difficult. I usually spend days trying to work out the varying tempos throughout a piece and then just a few hours writing a violin or other instrument part. Fortunately Larry, who wrote and plays the guitar piece was much better at keeping to a fairly narrow tempo than most guitarists I know!

When given the challenge, I wanted the guitar to shine through, with the violin complementing rather than dominating and being sympathetic to the mood of the piece - wide open prairies, huge blue skies, great unspoilt forests, soaring eagles over snow clad mountains etc. (which of course is a very Druid landscape!). I don't think I managed to capture all of that :wink: and I must admit the grazing bison was a particular problem! :thinking:
Peaceful Earth Grove: http://www.peacefulearthgrove.com/


My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby Whitemane » 11 May 2016, 11:44

Your modesty is not necessary. It was quite lovely! :tiphat:
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Re: Yellowstone

Postby malcolmb » 11 May 2016, 11:57

Your modesty is not necessary. It was quite lovely! :tiphat:
"I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. But I am too busy thinking about myself." Edith Sitwell

So true! :wink:

Hi Whitemane. Sincere thanks. So pleased you like it.
Peaceful Earth Grove: http://www.peacefulearthgrove.com/


My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby winterfire » 11 May 2016, 18:51

Oh, that is lovely! I watched a tv series a while back on Yellowstone through the different seasons. The music brought images back to me.

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby malcolmb » 12 May 2016, 10:54

Oh, that is lovely! I watched a tv series a while back on Yellowstone through the different seasons. The music brought images back to me.
winterfire - Sincere thanks. So pleased you like it. I think I also saw that series; an amazing place. I suppose it is a cliché but the open spaces in the USA just seem to be bigger than here in UK. While my preference would always be to stroll though a British forest, I can fully understand the allure and magic of the American wilderness.
Peaceful Earth Grove: http://www.peacefulearthgrove.com/


My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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