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Bright Tomorrows


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bronco

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This is the first acoustic guitar fingerpicking instrumental that I have posted. I used to do a lot of this in the Seventies around campfires and at parties. The themes are practiced but the order and variations aren't so it is really about 25% improvised and is never the same song twice. I have also renamed it in honor of the survivors of Katrina, in the hope that they truly will have Bright Tomorrows.
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Hits: 3276
Comments: 17
Fans: 2
Plays: 227
Downloads: 160
Votes: 11
Uploaded: Sep 02, 2005 - 08:18:43 AM
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2005 - 08:13:32 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 06:09:06 PM
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Macaudion said 4488 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
NOW YOU'VE DONE IT
I'M READING AND LISTENING AND I WAS QUITE FINE UNTIL
YOU CHANGED CHORDS AND AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, I
READ THAT THIS ONE WAS IN HONOR OF THE SURVIVORS
OF KATRINA...NOW I AM SITTING HERE BATHING IN MY
TEARS...I HAD NEEDED TO FEEL MORE THAN I HAD
ALLOWED MYSELF THE TIME TO AROUND THE HORRIBLE
DISASTERS THAT MANY IN THE SOUTH ARE HAVING TO
FACE. I HOPE THAT THINGS GET BETTER SOON ENOUGH
FOR THEM.

BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM: THIS
WAS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE AND IT DID WHAT GOOD TUNES
DO, IT EMOTED ME IN WAYS THAT I NEEDED.

NICE PICKING BRONCO. VERY WELL DONE!

CYD
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
bronco said 4488 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
NOW YOU'VE DONE IT
Thanks Cyd, your comments were very moving to me. I am sure that even
though emotions come and go, anyone who saw the scenes of suffering can't
help but be affected. I know I have a lot of emotions to go through yet which
is why I chose this quiet instrumental to calm myself before reflecting
anymore.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
Macaudion said 4488 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
NOW YOU'VE DONE IT
I'M READING AND LISTENING AND I WAS QUITE FINE UNTIL
YOU CHANGED CHORDS AND AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, I
READ THAT THIS ONE WAS IN HONOR OF THE SURVIVORS
OF KATRINA...NOW I AM SITTING HERE BATHING IN MY
TEARS...I HAD NEEDED TO FEEL MORE THAN I HAD
ALLOWED MYSELF THE TIME TO AROUND THE HORRIBLE
DISASTERS THAT MANY IN THE SOUTH ARE HAVING TO
FACE. I HOPE THAT THINGS GET BETTER SOON ENOUGH
FOR THEM.

BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM: THIS
WAS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE AND IT DID WHAT GOOD TUNES
DO, IT EMOTED ME IN WAYS THAT I NEEDED.

NICE PICKING BRONCO. VERY WELL DONE!

CYD
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
Rebsie said 4488 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
Where did I put that campfire?
Lovely instrumental. I especially like the bit towards the
end where the lower notes are prominent. Very nice.
Check out my latest song called Amongst The Colours (w/ Luna Trick)
bronco said 4488 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
Where did I put that campfire?
Thanks Rebsie! After listening again as I read your comments, I realize that
the bass is my Martin's main advantage and I had actually eq'd some of the
bass out because I was afraid it might sound too boomy otherwise. Oh well,
no one has ever accused me of making brilliant mixing decisiions.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
jgurner said 4488 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
There WILL be a better tommorow...
...in New Orleans, Mississippi and Alabama even if we have
to do it all our damn selves! And as you well know we are all
just ornery enough to do it. There's a lot of hope behind this,
Bronco. Thanks for that. It's wonderful.
Check out my latest song called Carol of the Basses
bronco said 4487 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
There WILL be a better tommorow...
Yes, there is an element of hope that is rising from all of the despair. And I
think it is the reality that there really is no government, there are only people!
And it is a time for all good people or people who have done wrong in the
past to redeem themselves and come together to help each other. I have
given my first cash donation and will give again every month until this can be
back to some resemblance of normality.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
Tom Atwood said 4488 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
Listened to this
on a borrowed computer, with tinny speakers, in Atlanta. It sounded very nice, bronco. Very relaxed, reflective, respectful, moving. I will listen again later. Lovely.
Check out my latest song called Vanishing Pezzicato
bronco said 4487 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
Listened to this
Thanks Tom. It just seemed like the right time with all the confusion, chaos
and anger to play some of my simpler, calmer, quieter stuff. I just got
overwhelmed with how many aspects there are to this disaster and how long
it will affect life in that part of the South. We have always produced the best
and the worst. We've seen the worst and now it is time for the best.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
stevel said 4487 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
Lovely guitar
Really nice track Bronco...reminiscent of John Fahey's stuff
I think. Yes let's hope for a better tomorrow for the people
of New Orleans and all the areas affected by the hurricane
Steve
Check out my latest song called Broken Toy
bronco said 4487 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
Lovely guitar
Thanks Steve! Fahey was one of my early influences in this type playing along
with Leo Kotke and Doc Watson. The people of America will solve our
problems, not the government. We are finally waking up to the fact that all of
our government, no matter how they label themselves, are inefficient, corrupt
and uncaring. It is no coincidence that the Bush's and Clinton are thicker than
thieves now! Well that speaks for itself doesn't it?
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
alley-oop said 4487 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
sweet tune
Very pretty tune, Bronco. I like how you run through
different modes but come back to the original theme.
Sounds like you are in an open tuning. As the song goes
on I think the playing gets smoother and smoother, nice.
What kind of guitar do you play? It has a very nice tone.

Check out my latest song called rain
bronco said 4487 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
sweet tune
Thanks alley-oop,

The guitar is a 1964 Martin D-18. I got it in 1972 after some idiot had totally
trashed it. The varnish in the back was completely rubbed off by metal belt
buckles, the sides were cracked badly in three places, the neck was way out
of adjustment, etc. I then took it to a repairman who put it into playable
condition but just barely. But somehow I managed to play it as my main
guitar for six years. Then I got other guitars that were much easier to play
and it gathered dust for a while. Finally after two other trips to the repair
shop and more money than I care to recall, the neck is straight and it is
playable although still requires TLC and a knowledge of it's tuning problems.
The tuning is what I call a dropped double D. I don't know if it has a more
official name or not but all you do is tune the high and low E strings down to
D. Makes it easy to keep that steady bass going but also room to improvise.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
Radio Bikini said 4487 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
Very Nice Composition
Thanks for sharing your music. I love to hear a good
acoustic guitar piece. You have a very clean technique!
Check out my latest song called Doxology
dkonghigh said 4487 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
very nice :)
this is so nice .. it moves so well and is so flowing i love it....
i love how you made it transform into a sad sounding
acoustic piece to a happier sounding piece throughout
different stages in the song.. wonderful job
Also my heart goes out to all who have been through the
tramatic and chaotic times from Katrina
Check out my latest song called In Time...
mandolinquent said 4487 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
Sweet
Lovely one, Tom.
Check out my latest song called Fair Jenny's Jig and Matthew Briggs
said 4484 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
SLASHING!
I dig the pickasaurus bloody ruffkin! Nice tunation!
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