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The Days I'm There [for Maya, for autumn]


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Upon hearing this short, autumnal acoustic trance, my magical daughter Maya (above), now four, named this tune.

Aside from two loops (GB Shaker and Modern Rock Drum), this is 100% pure acoustic Martin D-28, captured by two condensers. I added nothing--zero echo, reverb, trem, chorus, compression, even EQ--I wanted to preserve the natural effect as-is.

I already know how I'll re-record the electric sequel. Man, I need a drummer. Wanna collab? Check out the tone I got running my archtop through my Fender Pro Reverb in this vid at my iWeb blog. Collab or not, all feedback is welcome. I hope this tune takes you somewhere worthwhile. Thanks. ~B6s
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Uploaded: Nov 07, 2008 - 10:11:34 PM
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2009 - 11:38:30 AM Last Played: Feb 06, 2015 - 08:20:15 AM
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Feter said 3243 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
The Days I'm There
mighty work....kudos !
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BossHook said 3242 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
The home made
delay effect in your playing is organic, dude. Great combination of the A section with the textured finger pulling to the open ramble strum in the B part - George Harrison would be proud.
Bob6stringer said 3242 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
Yeah, I'm JUST like Harrison.. and Zep!
Thanks, Hookmaster. Your Harrison reference makes me feel almost justified in my simple A-B laziness ... Yeah, I'm just like the guy who played "My Sweet Lord" and that droning but nifty "You."

If/when I redo the electric version, I will add a "C," and more fully exploit the relationships between the common notes of the maj7 and minor chords as follows:

<b>A PART:</b>
--> Dmaj7 - G / Dmaj7 - G
--> Dmaj7 - G / F#m - Em

<b>B PART<b>
... just an open strum with mostly some low E and D octave notes moving up and down. (Not too different from the chorus to Zep's Four Sticks.)
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bud said 3241 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Great piece
and I love the picture - I assume that's your daughter. Very cool acoustic effects at your fingertips.
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Bob6stringer said 3240 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Yes, that;s My Maya
Thanks KevBud! Yes, that's my Maya in the park. She rocks as Tinkerbell, a princess, a mermaid, a firefighter, a pretty good on-pitch singer and my muse.
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
mvh9591 said 3240 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Nice work____
I love Autumn and it is a wonderful time of the year. I especially love the changing colors of the trees. (PA)

I like what your doing and your guitar work is pretty good. The stereo guitar effect is well done. Great job.

Maya will be proud someday I'm sure.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )

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thoddi said 3239 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
cool acoustic
Nice playing. You got me hooked from that staccato rhythm at start. The parts where you open it up with the strummed guitar serve as bridge and adds interest.

If not drums, maybe a little hook-line from a piano or organ could do well in here...

Thanks for the nice comments you left on my songs - appreciated:)
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sloparts said 3239 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
Very nice Bud
The acoustic sounds great without anything on it, and then when you back away from the mic in the B section it pulls in all the natural room reverb and sounds awesome. I'm assuming that's how you got the reverb in there anyway.

Very nice tune my friend. Now we just have to write some lyrics to go along with that theme and the feelings that inspired it.

I'm gonna download it and when I get time, play around with it. I'll let you know if I come up with anything, and send it to you.

be well and be cool Bob

Ed
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guitapick said 3237 days ago (November 13th, 2008)
kids know...
...everything...

I like that you left it, mainly, for the D-28 to say...sweet
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Bob6stringer said 3237 days ago (November 13th, 2008)
Mo' acoustic!
That's is a relief to hear, guitMan... I've under-appreciated that Martin. It's the first time I used it exclusively on a recording in years and years. (I still prefer the MArtin 00-18 for its toss-around size.) If you're bored, check out the vid for the tone I want on the electric version (someday). The woody, tube amp-slaved reverb on that vid will have its own charm on this tune someday. BUT I will expand the song and add a C and likely a D part to the A-B / A-B ... and maybe words.

Thanks to everybody, above, too.
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Ibstrat said 3236 days ago (November 14th, 2008)
I really
like the way your guitar sounds on this- not to mention fantastic playing!
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Bass2x said 3235 days ago (November 15th, 2008)
Nize
Very nice, Robt6
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Bob6stringer said 3235 days ago (November 15th, 2008)
Thanks2x
Good to see you here, Good to see you here; I'll be sure to keep up with you and your killer bass and horn work.
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Calchas said 3049 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Niiiiice!
Really enjoyed your guitar slinging on this one Bob. Great playing and change ups. Cool effects.

Works for me!

Be well friend!
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Bob6stringer said 3049 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
To be continued another day...
Thanks, Micheal. This is one I hope to revisit. Maybe with lyrics. A bass buddy at iComps volunteered a very Chris Squier-like bass track. Not sure where or when but I'l revisit this one.
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tmcfate said 2993 days ago (July 15th, 2009)
you can play
i do like your acoustic stuff a bunch. you can play
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drakonis said 2692 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Sharp and bouncy...
probably a lot like Maya :-) Wonderful guitar work here, warm and playful. You are both blessed to have each other. Daughters, they melt our hearts.
ttfn,
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Bob6stringer said 2692 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
A remake, someday...
Thanks much, Eduard, for the ray of sun you shared back. I've got a bassline and plans to expand, add lyrics and approach this with a fuller, band arrangement in a remake... it's been too long in coming. But there is a little something I kind of like here -- and it's a real treat to have a "back catalog" tune rediscovered with such kind words.
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hackneybloke said 2569 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
the days
lovely intro...love the delay echo. nice fill out when the other acoustic guitar comes in. lovely riff. nice transition at 55 and the understated solo that follows is sweet. and the second solo when the other acoustic guitars come in again is superb....and i like it that it's not perfect...really gives it an intimate feel. i would love to have a go at putting some vocals on this. great track bob.
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Bob6stringer said 2569 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
You're on!
You're ON! Friend from MJ (and moreso iComps) artneuro in Australia sent me a bass line I've got in a personal mix... 2 years ago. I also have a separate electric mix, and a video of it -- which was my first concept for this song. I have also come up with a melody that provides soem counterpoint. But lyrics escape me. We'll have to get together on this if you're still game.
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