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A companion piece to an earlier guitar post, Morning Watch.

I have featured my 1982 Maton CW80 acoustic in the last couple of songs I have posted and my self-made 000 was getting jealous, so she gets a chance to strut her stuff this time.

Same set up as my last few songs except that my 000 has an L R Baggs Lyric mic pickup that is blended with the input from an SM58.

The 000 is a very "live" guitar so the body squeaks, etc. add to the character.

See what you think.

Regards,

Peter :-)
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Philip18 said 1489 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Evening tone
Beautiful tune, pleasantly relaxing - I think I'll pour of glass of red and listen again. Beautiful tone - very full sound. Sweet!
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PeterB7858 said 1489 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
A simple setup
Thanks, Philip. I was up early the other morning and grabbed the 000 and this eventuated. I'm glad my simple Logic setup worked with it, too. Talk soon, Peter.
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richard13 said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
I think if I was on watch
I could fall asleep listening to this. Really, really lovely Peter. Thanks for the d/l.
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PeterB7858 said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Man overboard!
Thanks, Richard. Music to fall overboard by :-) Take care, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
evening watch
how cool is that, build a guitar that sounds so good :-)
enjoyed this guitarpiece
KC
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PeterB7858 said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Cool!
Thanks, KC. It is pretty cool to play a guitar you made. Especially since it turned out so nicely. Take care, Peter.
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Jarvoid said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
000........000 ? Mate thatb sounds like
a joke from Carry On Spying ..."when I went in for my double 0 number they looked at me and went oh, oh, ohhhhhh "...however she sounds like a million dollars....nice....I suppose you helped a bit......

Jarvo
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PeterB7858 said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Bond. James Bond...
Didn't Woody Guthrie have "this machine kills fascists" on his guitar? It must have been a 000, too :-) 00 is just a license to kill. 000 is a license to kill whole audiences... Thanks for your listen and comments. I larfed. Take care, Peter.
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Proliferous_Rose said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Evening Watch
VERY nice, Peter. Very lyrical, in a way befitting the picture and perhaps anticipating a happy reunion with friends over a Glenmorangie, or, given the sea motif, an Islay.
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PeterB7858 said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Hebridean gold
Thanks, Herb. Kind words, indeed. An Laphroaig would go down very nicely, thank you. Regards, Peter.
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groovehounds said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Evening Watch
I love hearing the squeaks on a guitar ... it does make it more alive ... lovely chords and confident picking ... I think I can hear you breath ...
Beautiful melody Peter and that guitar has a nice full sound.
Cheers
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PeterB7858 said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Noodling around
Thanks, Stan. Yes, you can hear me breathing in the background. Proof it wasn't a loop :-) The 000 is a great guitar to just noodle around on. Take care, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Evening Watch
relaxing yet powerful piece. you sure display some precise finger positioning & picking, every note rings true
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PeterB7858 said 1488 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Unintended :-)
Thanks, Vic. I'm glad this came across OK. It is not a difficult piece to play but hopefully the melody and atmosphere take centre stage over any (unintended) virtuosity :-) Take care, Peter.
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DWL said 1487 days ago (October 26th, 2013)
I think good!
Up there with the best fingerstyle players on here.

Beautifully played.

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 1487 days ago (October 26th, 2013)
Harry's wisdom...
Thanks, Dick. There are a number of very fine finger style guitarists at MJ who would take me to the cleaners but I appreciate your very kind words. A man's gotta know his limitations :-) Take care, Peter.
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grah3am said 1487 days ago (October 26th, 2013)
Sounds like the picture
Mission accomplished, Peter. What's next? Brunch? 8.00 o' clock munchies? I'd love to build a guitar, especially if it sounded as good as this one.
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PeterB7858 said 1487 days ago (October 26th, 2013)
Siesta sigh
Thanks, Graham. 8 o'clock munchies! LOL. I think I might try for "Afternoon Siesta" next. Especially if a pretty señorita happened to be aboard... I built the guitar from scratch (blocks of wood) at a luthier school here in Melbourne. It was a fantastic experience. I'm glad it comes across well. Take care, Peter.
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sammydix said 1487 days ago (October 26th, 2013)
morning
i think that was some of your best and most interesting picking to date. great piece.
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PeterB7858 said 1487 days ago (October 26th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks, Sam. I appreciate your comment greatly. Peter.
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alackbass said 1487 days ago (October 26th, 2013)
Evening Watch
Love it! Great composition and such a wonderful performance.
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PeterB7858 said 1487 days ago (October 26th, 2013)
Tax free
Thanks, Andrew. These short instrumentals are fun to put together. And they don't tax the listener's mind too much :-) Kind regards, Peter.
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Skean said 1487 days ago (October 27th, 2013)
Evening Watch
A pure beauty, love it, thanks for sharing.
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PeterB7858 said 1486 days ago (October 27th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks for dropping by, Kenta. I appreciate it. Regards, Peter.
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VicDiesel said 1486 days ago (October 27th, 2013)
Evening listen
Lovely piece on a great sounding guitar.

I would try to edit away the low frequency noises. They are natural, but they are also a proximity effect, so to a normal listener a few feet away from you they would not be audible.
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PeterB7858 said 1486 days ago (October 28th, 2013)
Creaks and groans :-)
Thanks, Vic. I appreciate your comments and suggestions. I guess I am use to having my head only about 18 inches above the sound hole so I hear all the creaks and groans and, to me, they are just part of the performance. I will have a play with the low frequencies and see what effect it has. Kind regards, Peter.
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J_Gretch said 1484 days ago (October 29th, 2013)
Evening Watch
I could listen to this all day...you have been a really good picker since the first song I heard,but I honestly think you are getting even better.Diggin the extra gain on the recording,sounds like I'm right there with you.
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PeterB7858 said 1484 days ago (October 29th, 2013)
Stumbled upon...
Thanks, J-man. I stumbled upon a relaible mic/pickup recording technique and Logic Pro X has some useful tools to get a sense of space on a solo acoustic track. I appreciate your listen and comments. Regards, Peter.
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paul f. page said 1484 days ago (October 29th, 2013)
The squeeks...
...are what make this such an engaging and pleasant improvisation. You play beautifully, Peter, and the simplicity of this performance fairly shouts with its own eloquence and style. Very very nicely done. Such a pleasant experience to hear this.
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PeterB7858 said 1484 days ago (October 30th, 2013)
Striking a chord :-)
Thank you, Paul. I'm glad that this piece seems to be striking a chord with people. It is not overburdened with virtuoso technique but, hopefully, has a story to tell with its simple, melodic approach. Take care, Peter.
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thetiler said 1484 days ago (October 30th, 2013)
Enjoy the way
the wonderful guitar starts out and keeps going with lots of melody built right in. Enjoy the trills and frills, so much WONDERFUL folk, nice and tasty ! Way to GO !!!!!!
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PeterB7858 said 1484 days ago (October 30th, 2013)
Bona fide legend
Trills and frills. I like that. High praise from a bona fide MJ guitar legend. I still have many rivers to cross :-) Thank you for your continuing support, Bill. Regards, Peter.
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jiguma said 1484 days ago (October 30th, 2013)
Three in a row!
Peter,
This is my third fingerstyle guitar listen in a row this afternoon, and I have to say, from an enjoyment perspective they are all exceptional. You are in very good company with Bill Furner and Johannes!
Very nicely played.
Neil
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PeterB7858 said 1484 days ago (October 30th, 2013)
Laminated Monet...
It is great that there are a few finger style guitar pieces being posted, Neil. The acoustic guitar is such a wonderful instrument of the people, and in the right hands (Joannes and Bill for example) it is capable of producing high art. This is more your $20 Monet poster by comparison... pretty but you know it is not the real deal :-) Regards, Peter.
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Franciscus_Henri said 1484 days ago (October 30th, 2013)
Evening watch
Just beautiful....I can hear a whole a whole underscore there and its created in the clear simplicity of this splendid recording.
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PeterB7858 said 1484 days ago (October 30th, 2013)
While away the time
Thanks, Franc. I'm glad it came across OK. I noodled the opening motif and then just built around it. I am also happy with the recorded sound I can now seem to get out of my 000. It is a wonderful instrument to just while away the time with. Take care, Peter.
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rok41 said 1484 days ago (October 30th, 2013)
Evening Watch
Tight, rich, clean, expressive, flowing. Those were the first words I though of upon my listen. Lovely organic piece, really sets a mood. Nice work Peter!
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PeterB7858 said 1483 days ago (October 30th, 2013)
Music to my ears
Thanks, Chris. Those first words are music to my ears :-) I appreciate you stopping by for a listen and commenting so supportively. Take care, Peter.
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magnatone said 1482 days ago (October 31st, 2013)
Evening Watch
you are just so incredible Peter! i love the squeaks - so impressed by not only your songs, but your "self made" skills!
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PeterB7858 said 1482 days ago (October 31st, 2013)
The march of time...
Thank you, Karen. I sometimes wonder if the squeaks and groans are coming from me - not the guitar :-) I appreciate your listen and supportive words. Take care, Peter.
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Les_Kloo said 1482 days ago (October 31st, 2013)
Evening Watch
Gorgeous... yet again. I like all the squeaks and groans. Very impressive playing and composition. Also that you're playing an instrument you actually built ... even more impressive. Well, it sounds great.
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PeterB7858 said 1481 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Supportive
Thanks so much, Les. I appreciate your listen and very supportive comments. I'm glad it came across OK. Take care, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 1482 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
You are the Stradivarius of Guitars
That instrument sounds just wonderful Peter--even the squeaks! Beautiful playing from you and absolutely soothing to listen to, thanks for the great work!
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PeterB7858 said 1481 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Sabionari Guitar
Thanks, Michael. I'm really just a hack from Melbourne :-) Funnily enough Stradivarius did make guitars, too. The Sabionari Guitar (1679) is one of the five surviving guitars made by Antonio Stradivari and at the present time it is the only Stradivari guitar playable in the world. Soothing is a nice compliment. Take care, Peter.
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FEEL said 1481 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
I'm amazed
how skilled you are on the guitar, how clean it sounds. When I fumble around my fingers have a hard time finding one string and it's always sloppy. I hide the extra noise with other instrumentation or effects. Beautiful piece, thoroughly enjoyed.
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PeterB7858 said 1481 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
A disservice
Kind words, John. You do yourself a disservice. I think you are a fantastic guitar player. I'm glad you liked this. With pieces like this, I play it every time I walk past my guitar until it gets some precision but still flows. Then I just press record :-) Take care, Peter.
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jfisenne said 1476 days ago (November 6th, 2013)
Evening Watch
In the beginning of this I was expecting to hear some James Taylor type vocals come in. But this piece definitely works without the vocals. That is some fine guitar playing with some really nice chord changes that I enjoyed. You have a very nice style of playing.
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PeterB7858 said 1473 days ago (November 9th, 2013)
One day...
Thanks J. I'm glad you thought it worked as an instrumental. I agree that it could work in with a vocal as well. One day I might get around to it :-) Take care, Peter.
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eanbardsley said 1473 days ago (November 10th, 2013)
Beautiful Music, and,...
you are very talented!
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PeterB7858 said 1472 days ago (November 10th, 2013)
Keep the flame burning!
Thanks for stopping by. Ean. Your comments are greatly appreciated. We have to keep the solo acoustic flame burning :-) Take care, Peter.
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Moviz said 1472 days ago (November 10th, 2013)
You do
know your way around a fret board Peter….lovely piece, beautifully played….and what a superb tone and recording……lovely work, regards M
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PeterB7858 said 1472 days ago (November 10th, 2013)
Doodling around...
Thanks, Maurice. After doodling around the fretboard for more years than I care to recall, I am just starting to get a reliable method of recording an acoustic the way I would like to. I appreciate your kind words. Thanks, Peter.
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sschedra said 1472 days ago (November 10th, 2013)
I love the guitar
and the piece! The guitar has that mid range punch that I like so much in my 1968 Guild. Love the composition and the playing style too. Is it mixed flat pick and finger style? I don't know what the Maton's sound like, but now I have to listen to the other piece to find out. Nice!
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PeterB7858 said 1472 days ago (November 11th, 2013)
Appreciative
Thanks, Stephen. The 000 does have some midrange clout. It is all just played finger style. I appreciate your kind words. The link above to Morning Watch is also using the 000 but recorded a bit earlier in the year in GB. I think I will re-record it with this setup in Logic Pro. The Maton (a dreadnaught) was used on my last couple of posted songs, "Under Sail" (a finger style instrumental) and "Beautiful Day" (solo singer/songwriter). Take care, Peter.
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Ace-T said 1472 days ago (November 10th, 2013)
wonderful
A melody to dream along with and to forget about the cold weather. Great tune and the guitar sounds fantastic.
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PeterB7858 said 1471 days ago (November 11th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks, Ace. We are heading into Spring in this part of the world (Melbourne) but there are still more down than up days at the moment. I appreciate your listen and kind words. Take care, Peter.
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