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    "Un Buen Dia"

    Y'all,

    Here's a bit of finger pickin'.

    This is my "Un Buen Dia" (Sp. - A Good Day), as "played" on the Garritan JABB acoustic guitar. This is a ten-string instrument with extended low range (four extra bass strings).

    Addition:

    Same instrument, but this time it's one of my guitar duos - "Exercise In F#".

    My best to all,

    Larry

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    Re: "Un Buen Dia"

    Larry, The extended range of the bass strings helps make this a nice, full souning arrangement for solo guitar. I like your use of the harmonics, and the little bits of finger noise. There is a spot near the end, right after the harmonics, but before the last arpeggio, where it almost sounds like a dog bark to me. Have a very "Un Buen Dia" and thanks for sharing this. John

    Do you do your work through a notation program? Could you share a bit of the process of how you created this with us. Thanks!
    Last edited by bigears; 04-27-2008 at 06:37 AM. Reason: additional question

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    Re: "Un Buen Dia"

    I use Sonar 7 as my sequencer and Kontakt 3 as my sample player.

    I enter each note with my mouse and do a lot of tweaking in the Sonar 7 piano roll view. I have never used a notation program.

    Thanks for listening and commenting.

    Regards,

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Un Buen Dia"

    Beautiful job on these, Larry. I don't know a great
    deal about guitars beyond the "standard issue"
    six-string; but I like the depth those extra bass
    strings add to this, and the fingering noises add
    a great deal to realism.

    My best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: "Un Buen Dia"

    Many thanks to you, Mr. David. The extra bass strings do add depth to the guitar. The instrument's neck would have to be wider, of course, and nine-inch fingers would probably be a requirement to play the instrument.

    Thanks for listening.

    Best regards,

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Un Buen Dia"

    Larry:
    Muey Bueno! (sp?)
    Excellente !
    Great sounds, complete with harmonics and finger scrapings.
    I'm still not too thrilled about that final chord. It's sorta like an onion in the petunia patch.
    Steve

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    Re: "Un Buen Dia"

    Quote Originally Posted by sosmus View Post
    Larry:
    Muy Bueno! Excellente !
    Great sounds, complete with harmonics and finger scrapings.
    I'm still not too thrilled about that final chord. It's sorta like an onion in the petunia patch.
    Steve
    Spelling? Schmelling!

    ...and to think that I wrote that final chord just for you. (Actually, I was trying to impress you [and show off a little]. )

    Gracias, Senor Steve.

    Senor Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
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    Re: "Un Buen Dia"

    Hi Larry,

    Such meticulous work on this! And it certainly pays off... I don't recall hearing many (or any?) pieces here featuring the JABB guitar so extensively nor so realistically -- these are really, really good!

    ¡Muy impresivo, mi buen amigo!

    Danny

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    Re: "Un Buen Dia"

    Larry -

    My fingers ache from listening to the sustained playing in these two pieces. It puts me in mind of Al Di Meola and John Mc Laughlin, although in a different genre.

    I enjoyed both pieces, but especially the Exercise in F#!

    Now I have to look at the ten-string. I have a twelve-string with a gorgeous tone, but the strings are generally steel on those. A ten would offer more flexibility . . . and present more of a challenge to play.

    Thank you for these two posts.


    Joe

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    Re: "Un Buen Dia"

    Quote Originally Posted by DDW View Post
    Hi Larry,

    Such meticulous work on this! And it certainly pays off... I don't recall hearing many (or any?) pieces here featuring the JABB guitar so extensively nor so realistically -- these are really, really good!

    ¡Muy impresivo, mi buen amigo!

    Danny
    Many thanks, Senor Danny.

    I am trying to learn how to change instrument's audio characteristics in Kontakt 3 which is my sample player. It is a daunting subject.

    Appreciate your comments.

    My best,

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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