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blackthorn stick

Posted by peter somerville


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Size: 1,101kb, uploaded 4/11/2011 5:26:14 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Other

first time through i play it straight, 2nd time i've added some harmony notes

5 comments on “blackthorn stick”

Tom Hanway Says:
Monday, April 11, 2011 @6:27:55 AM

That's cool: for a punchier more staccato sound, you might play closer to the bridge, for the more melodic-sounding stuff in the first part, and then for the double-stops later on, either do the same or go in the opposite direction, tending towards the "Y" position to get a different kind of ring. I'd play with it some more, not in the fretting hand, but in the picking hand: experiment with tone and see what you like, and play it some more. You could also move the whole thing closer to the bridge to get more uniformity of tone, but that's a personal, creative choice. I like what you're on about. Great stuff!

androo Says:
Monday, April 11, 2011 @6:39:58 AM

Great! Keep it up. your playing some tough tunes really well. Hats off, sir!

VancePants Says:
Monday, April 11, 2011 @8:31:33 AM

LOvely... very enjoyable! I personally like this genre... and it would really sound great with some accompaniment. Cheers Mate!

Laurence Diehl Says:
Monday, April 11, 2011 @2:19:03 PM

That was very nice! I especially enjoyed the harmonized break, I think that really kicked it up a notch! And Jeeez...oh well, this is going to sound like crtiscism but it's really a tiny thing - that 5th string rings open too long I think, such a contrast of texture with the rest of the piece. Personally, I would find a way around that. There - I've said it! But still, very nice!

peter somerville Says:
Monday, April 11, 2011 @3:04:04 PM

thanks for all those comments. Tom i find it so hard to get thru without mistakes i may not've considered tone enough, i will now though. Re the 5th string ring, i guess that's one of the idiosyncrasies of this crazy instrument. i avoid playing it often to control the sustain. in this case i think i just took the laziest option. but i'll have another look. i've been playing this tune in basic form forever as it's a standard for australian bush dances. Kenelk, if i wasn't such a crap guitarist i might work out some overdubbing but down the track i'll probably get a friend to put some guitar down. Thanks androo and thanks all for all the feedback.

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