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"East Long" is one of four tunes that make up the "Woodbury Suite". It's a painting of my lovely wife walking down to the dock, diving into a crystal clear lake, and taking a swim.

I visited the lake, recently. A bit cold for swimming, now...but a sweet escape from the problems of the world, all the same. Hopefully this will have the same effect on you, too. Nice and easy...

BTW: The tune fades in a bit at the start. It's a remake of the same tune I posted when I first came here (which I've since deleted). In fact...all of the tunes from the suite have been re-recorded. I like them much better this way.

© 1996 Bob Prince
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Uploaded: Sep 26, 2008 - 05:43:03 PM
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008 - 05:43:03 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 09:17:42 PM
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Hardware:
National Radiotone Resophonic guitar
RODE NT3 condenser mic
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davisamerica said 3367 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
finally!
a download ... bob you are magic!
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
The download:
That will be $.99, please...

Hohoho...

Oh...I'm such a card...

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morningcup said 3367 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
great stuff Bob
I love your way with just a guitar and fingers... I'd come see you in a second... and looks like you sucked me in anyway... hah

where is the lake? I live on one... you should prol bring your guitar here so we can sit and play next to it...
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Scott Carmichael said 3367 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
oops
that was me... i forgot I was wearing my other self... but still this is the stuff I love to play constantly around the house... your playing sounds like home to me
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Whether it's...
...sitting on the table or coming from the heavens: it's a cuppa Joe, all the same...

It's a glacier lake located in the Northeast Kingdom section of Vermont. 150 feet deep in the middle. Wonderful place. I'm glad you can relate...and that's a very nice offer, thanks.

Thanks, Scott.


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Moviz said 3367 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
That's
just lovely Bob. Beautiful sound and to me, very evocative of moonlight shimmering on a lake;great stuff, regards M
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Thanks, Maurice...
...painting in sound. Glad you liked it.
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Feter said 3367 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
East Long
Incredible how you let this resophonic guitar
sound so imagenary and delightful ..its your
wonderful art and feelings and genuine heart
very lovely Sir ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Hi Feter...
...it's a sweet guitar. Not the easiest to finger on (action's a bit high for the slide)...but I love it.

Thanks, brother.
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michael2 said 3367 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
beautiful
that guitar sounds great, you play it so well with such great dynamics. the song itself is a real keeper too (great changes). i'm a little jealous of this one, i gotta say. now i gotta go find me that lake.
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
You know...
...the dynamic range of the guitar is what first attracted me to it when I sat down with it in the shop. Great ax.

The lake's a charm. It's in many places. If you find this particular one, though...please look me up. That would be very cool.
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composerclark said 3367 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
Warm and toasty
Boy, I sure love the sound you make with that guitar, and I love this music. Very warm, expansive, peaceful, but vibrant. Or something like that...!

Great job here, as always, Bob!
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
"Warm and toasty"
Thomas' English Muffins. I truly love them.
Oh...the guitar...?
Thanks, Clark.
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chipan said 3367 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
East Long
Just as you described it- this is a wonderful escape from the world. I really like the sound of your playing and the mood it puts me in.

chip
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Thanks, Chip...
...glad you could get into it.
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dajama said 3367 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
Wonderful
Your changes are exquisite on this, and, as always, you have such a sure touch. Lovely guitar sound, too. It all sounds so 'present' as if you're right here playing. A lovely track, with a nice story behind it. Nicely done. Peace.
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
So far...
...99% of what I record is meant to sound exactly like the guitar in a live situation. Glad you caught that. Thanks.
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Ibstrat said 3367 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
This
is a really well thought out composition.I really like the way you write- always something unexpected.There is a lot of passion in your playing.Truly great stuff here.
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Hey Mark
...it's funny how this one wrote.The A and B sections in that one sitting while Rachel swam. The A was mirroring this beautiful lake/mountains/sky combination. The B was watching Rachel swim. I found the bridge later that night, when I recalled her walking down to the dock and diving in. I also put a lot of thought into the details after that, yes. I appreciate that you'd comment on that.

Looking forward to your next.


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sloparts said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Is that a National Dobro your playing there Bob
Sure sounds like one, but I can't be sure. Sounds very clean and crystal clear on this piece, which is just lovely.

Nice relaxing track the soothes the nerves just like the lake and the picture of it does. Very mice Bob, very nice indeed.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Yep
...a National Radiotone. Dobro and National used to be one and the same. Then they split up and National tanked. Dobro became the household name for a reso...similar to the relation between Kleenex and tissues. National's made a big comeback in the last couple of decades, though.

It's a great, great guitar. I think you'd love to play it.


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paul f. page said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
I am...
...always a sucker for the 6-5 melody and you use it throughout as your main motif. This is a very restful composition, Bob, played with your characteristic command of the guitar. It is a piece I know I will enjoy listening to many times.

Peace.
Paul
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guitapick said 3366 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Kristy Jo...
...was saying the same thing about time signatures outside of 4/4...we be suckers for 'em...

Thank you, Paul.
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FEEL said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Enjoyed this very much
Thanks for sharing. Tranquil way to start the morning.
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guitapick said 3365 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
~
Thanks, John. Much appreciated.
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lengold said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Beautifully played
beautiful melody.
Cheers
Len


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guitapick said 3365 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
And...
..."down the hatch, Len"...

thanks...
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
wonderful
a really nice composition, Bob. Has a good feel of sound and vision.

Very expressive tone.

And now my techy question: are you using fingerpicks here? because each note really rings out with great attack.
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guitapick said 3366 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Techy Question
Yep...fingerpicks all the way.

As a classical guitarist, broken nails used to drive me completely crazy. So, when I got back into the steelstrings (both my Martin and this reso), I put a lot of work on using fingerpicks. Nice to have an option that doesn't require the perfect manicure.

Thanks, Vic.
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drakonis said 3366 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Even better...
I was awed when you brought us the first recordings of your Woodbury Suite, and it does sound clearer and more jubilant here. I can see the sparkle on the surface of the lake, all the way from here. Gorgeous mastery of that instrument, sir! And wonderful composing too. Waiting (as patiently as a dragon can wait) for the other parts :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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guitapick said 3366 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
I remember...
...you were listening and commenting on the original posts. I liked them, too, but was very unhappy with my choice of including compression on those recordings. As they were done in a studio; I was stuck.

You're right. This recording allows for the fullness and brightness of the instrument to really come through. Hail to Apple for the invention of Garageband!

I did record another part of the suite, earlier this summer, if you get a moment. The other 2 will follow over time (I learned my lesson when I posted all 4 at once, the first time).

http://www.macjams.com/song/45181

Best to you, Eduard. Fly on, man...
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Ed Hannifin said 3365 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Lots of air...
...in this recording, and lots of metal... It's not 'flat' or too smoothed out or compressed...so the overall effect is that of hearing your National in a real space...

'Natural recording' hi-fi nuts would love this one...It has me looking up the Rode NT3 again and going, "hmm"...

The feel of this manages to combine something pastoral and something familial... I'm listening just before heading upstairs to finish cleaning/vacuuming my son's room...Gives me that necessary spiritual strength, ya know?...

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guitapick said 3365 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
I really like...
...playing with the mic placement on the Radiotone...interesting combinations of wood and metal, according to the angle...

My brother's a total audiophile and he MUCH prefers these recordings, minus the compressor and with one mic, to the originals. I do, too...and I'm happy with a transistor radio.

I'll be happy to play for you while you vacuum and dust my room, sometime, Ed.
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Joe Brady said 3365 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Beautiful!
Nicely done Bob! That National sounds great.
Joe
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guitapick said 3365 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Thanks, Joe...
...yeah...it's a sweet guitar...
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Cori Ander said 3364 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Nice
Nice music here! Beautiful compostion. Would be nice to hear it on a version for wooden guitar too!
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guitapick said 3364 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
When I gig...
...I often bring just the Martin (tough to carry all of 'em with me on the subway). It can carry all of my tunes; from the slide to the classical.

This tune sounds beautiful on that guitar. Very deep. I like to begin my set with it, in fact...

Thanks, Johannes...
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ziti said 3364 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
just
beauty....sheer pure beauty


great great great

i love your touch, your sensibilities, and the sound of that resophonic!!!!

you are the monster man

z
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guitapick said 3363 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Thanks, z...
...best of luck to your Sox...(imagine a Yankee fan saying that)...
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kristyjo said 3363 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Very nice-
lively recording (or re-recording) of this. I like the background story, and the fact that you share those simple, yet memorable moments through your music.
Don't you love the ability to redo things like this when you have a chance? The original may have been great, but you have a chance to 'say' the same music from a different point of view.
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guitapick said 3363 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Thanks, Kristy...
...and, "yes"...I'm soooo happy with the new found ability of recording my own works.
When I first recorded the Woodbury Suite, it was at a professional studio and cost me over $1,000 to get the 4 tunes recorded, mixed, and mastered. And they still didn't come out the way I wanted.
Now I can get 'em the way I want in the comfort of my own home. Amazing...
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bud said 3363 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Tremendous work Bob
I remember the original and now this - wonderful! Your playing is so relaxed yet challenging at the same time. A real gift. And that Resi sounds awesome.
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guitapick said 3362 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
~
Thanks, Kevin. It's a pleasure to be able to put out my sounds on a great site like this. Not to mention the fact that I can LISTEN to other's stuff, too...
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thoddi said 3363 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
great recording
and ditto playing:) Your music works well to paint vivid images of your lake or some other lake where one can get some peace of mind:)
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guitapick said 3361 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
Thanks, Thor...
...take a trip to the lake of your choice...
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said 3362 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
Therapy....
Another good acoustical composition and performance from you. I wonder how the tone in this captured recording differs from listening present, by your side... (that would be a privilege!) sounds slightly "metallic" to me, but I don't know guitars very well.

You've spoken in the past about physical therapy you've had and your recovery. With the control you exhibit here, we have evidence and you've given us back a vehicle of musical, spiritual and visual therapy here. Thanks for this.

. - Harold
guitapick said 3361 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
Hi Harold
The tone you're hearing is pretty much what the guitar gives out. That's cuz it's made of laminate wood with an aluminum cone. Here's a picture I took of it on the porch where I wrote the tune you heard, here:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k92/guitapick/Radiotone.jpg

I can get more or less of the metallic sound, depending on how I slant the mic. In this one, I kept it midway so it would stay balanced. In the tune "Hayseed", it's more towards the aluminum cone. Brighter.

I've had to rehab my almost lost finger and totally re-taught myself to play without looking too much at the neck of the guitar so that the arthritis in my neck would subside. I'm sure there will be other challenges. Gotta keep on keepin' on, though...and pay very solid attention to the advice of the good doctor(s).

Thanks for taking the time, Harold.

Bob
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said 3361 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
I only want to say...
...I wish I could play like this.

Like davisamerica said: MAGIC!

Be well friend!
timothy devine said 3361 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
Pure Guitar
Super chords
primo playing
great listening

some how the gutar at times reminds me of the accoustic guitar Greg Lake would do on and old ELP tune.
It must be a chord or two that he uses, or the tuning.

anyway
your a great player
keep em coming
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guitapick said 3361 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
I've been...
...figuring out and playing Greg Lake's stuff since "Court of the Crimson King". A very, very big influence on my playing. Both acoustic and electric (that lead he does on "Brain Salad Surgery" is forever implanted in my mind).

Thanks for the listen, Timothy.


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timothy devine said 3360 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Ahhh the "Court of the Crimson King" wow
what a great record that was.
Still have that vinyl copy
It may have been the very first record i listened to with headphones...that use to be a big deal...headphones...??? Like wow man you can hear the music soooo much better...
now i long for my old stereo blasting like the old days
anyway i'm off here
thanks for stirring up that King Crimson file
I also saw the ELP 'brain salad surgery' tour
great memory
remember 'Tarkus'
I'm off to listen to some Greg Lake and co.
peace out
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DWL said 3361 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
John Fahey lives!
I love this style of guitar and you do it so well.

Lovely sound and I can see the lights on the lake glittering.

Fine stuff Bob.

Cheers

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Enrique Gil said 3353 days ago (October 10th, 2008)
Hi Bob...
beautiful sound. Knowing nothing about guitars I googled the National Radiotone Resophonic guitar on images and was stunned by its beauty. Special music needs special instruments for skilled hands.....
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aclarke said 3260 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Should have listened in order
Now it makes sense... some of the best scenery in the state is up that way... I want to say it's along Colt's Pond Road (always been bad with road names). It's amazing how lush and clean smelling everything is up on that hill. The kind of place that gives you pause and reason to say "Ain't that America".

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guitapick said 3260 days ago (January 12th, 2009)
Ahhh...
...you're getting much closer...
Actually, we used to have a beautiful 20 acre piece of land on Coits Pond Road. Highest point in Cabot...great sunrise view.
I like to hike up to Nichol's Ledge...
I carry Vermont with me everywhere I go...as do you, I'm sure.
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