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Topic: Orange Blossom Special

  1. #1

    Red face Orange Blossom Special

    Hi all,

    Since 2 weeks I'm a proud owner of the Strad, after reading the manual I came up with this:


    Can't get the sound of the OBS demo on Garritan's site though.....

  2. #2

    Re: Orange Blossom Special

    That's some good pickin'. You have it in the original key of E, which is good because, for some reason, it doesn't sound "authentic" in any other key.

    I would suggest that you lower most of the fiddle part by one octave. That way it won't sound so "screechy", which is a bit hard on the ears.

    The actual sound of your banjo leaves a lot to be desired. It just doesn't sound realistic. May I suggest that you check out the amazing Front Porch Banjo at http://www.frontporchbanjo.com ? It's the one I use.

    I invite you to the "Country" section of my music website at http://www.alexandermusic.com

    Keep up the good work and welcome to the forum.


    Larry G. Alexander

  3. #3

    Re: Orange Blossom Special


    Thanks for the advice, will check it out.

    btw, you have some impressive music on your site!


  4. #4

    Re: Orange Blossom Special

    Quote Originally Posted by peerke112 View Post

    Thanks for the advice, will check it out.

    btw, you have some impressive music on your site!

    Thank you. Thank you very much!

    (Larry has left the building.)

    Larry Presley
    Larry G. Alexander

  5. #5

    Re: Orange Blossom Special

    I've heard this piece more than a few times in my day. I grew up right down the street from where "Chubby" Wise retired in Florida. Never heard him play it in person and didn't see him out much, but his home was one of the first ones on the street we lived down so I passed it nearly every day. The tune got played quite a bit at the fair and such.

    For a digital recreation, it ain't too bad a pickin' and fiddlin'. ;-)

  6. #6

    Re: Orange Blossom Special

    A warm welcome aboard, Pete!

    And what a ride. This is one heck of a good job, Pete;
    loved it! I know that Strad, and I think you've done a
    remarkably good turn at handling it, here.

    My best,


  7. #7

    Re: Orange Blossom Special


    Welcome to the exiting world of Garritan's products and welcome to the forum as well.

    This is easily one of my favorite fiddle pieces and always makes me want to get up and kick my feet around some and then take a draw from my XXX Jug.

    Well done


  8. #8

    Re: Orange Blossom Special

    Thank you guys!

    Revamped this tune with the advices from Larry, here's the address:

  9. #9

    Re: Orange Blossom Special


    Great pickin'. What a ride. Makes you want to
    get up and dance.

    Welcome to the Forum. Be waiting for more of
    your musical endeavors.

    Jack Cannon--Toshiba laptop, 2.8 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, GPO4-JABB3-Auth. STEINWAY-Gofriller CELLO-Stradivari VIOLIN-COMB2-WORLD, FINALE 2009/11, RME Digiface, Cardbus, V-Stack---Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 8, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express.--MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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