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EF-500RCCE on the beach An original slack key instrumental

#1 User is offline   Fran Guidry 

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

I've been working on a tune for several years, hoping to capture the flavor of Kailua Beach in a slack key instrumental. I call the tune "Naupaka Kahakai" for the plant that grows along the shore, separating the public beach from the private homes.

I used my Epiphone EF-500RCCE which currently sports a Baggs Element pickup. I fed the pickup through a Zoom A2 processor then into a Zoom Q3HD camera line in port.



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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:29 PM

View PostFran Guidry, on 10 April 2012 - 02:45 PM, said:

I've been working on a tune for several years, hoping to capture the flavor of Kailua Beach in a slack key instrumental. I call the tune "Naupaka Kahakai" for the plant that grows along the shore, separating the public beach from the private homes.

I used my Epiphone EF-500RCCE which currently sports a Baggs Element pickup. I fed the pickup through a Zoom A2 processor then into a Zoom Q3HD camera line in port.



Fran



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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

Fran,

Between the composition, playing, and videography, I was completely transported. THANKS for the three minute and nineteen second vacation!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:18 PM

Loved it. Really captures a mellow mood. =D>
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:13 AM

View PostRed 333, on 11 April 2012 - 03:09 PM, said:

Fran,

Between the composition, playing, and videography, I was completely transported. THANKS for the three minute and nineteen second vacation!

Red 333



+1. If that doesn't relax you or put you in a better mood, nothing will!!! [thumbup]

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

Very nice and tropical sounding.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

That was awesome Fran...And although you're a very handsome man I have one thing to say...Coconut clade'd Hula Girls [thumbup]

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:52 PM

View PostMickeyNJ2, on 12 April 2012 - 07:39 PM, said:

That was awesome Fran...And although you're a very handsome man I have one thing to say...Coconut clade'd Hula Girls [thumbup]


Mickey, my wife dances hula and the coconut bra thing is passe', but you should have seen the young ladies showing off for each other's cameras down there today. I could barely keep my mind on my playing.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

View Postpfox14, on 12 April 2012 - 12:59 PM, said:

Very nice and tropical sounding.


The name of the style is Hawaiian slack key, so I'm glad a tropical feel came through. Thanks for listening.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

View PostGordy01, on 11 April 2012 - 10:18 PM, said:

Loved it. Really captures a mellow mood. =D>


Thanks so much. It's one of the few styles where having the audience go to sleep is a compliment <grin>.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

View PostRed 333, on 11 April 2012 - 03:09 PM, said:

Fran,

Between the composition, playing, and videography, I was completely transported. THANKS for the three minute and nineteen second vacation!

Red 333


If you've never made it to the islands, I hope you'll add it to your list. And when you get to O`ahu head over the mountain and leave Honolulu behind. There's a lifetime of beauty on the windward side.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

View PostRaysEpiphone, on 10 April 2012 - 11:29 PM, said:

Nice finger picking!


Thanks, Ray.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

View PostJon S., on 12 April 2012 - 01:13 AM, said:

+1. If that doesn't relax you or put you in a better mood, nothing will!!! [thumbup]


Jon, thanks for the thumb. I'm always saying they ought to make slack key the official music of airport security lines.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

Loved the sound [thumbup] It was so relaxing and very well played. Congrats!
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

Great playing my hats off to you because I know all too well the work that goes into it to be able to play a one thousandth of your ability. I'll have to try out one of those EF500s next time my dealer gets one in.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

View Postwootpow, on 14 April 2012 - 05:05 PM, said:

Loved the sound [thumbup] It was so relaxing and very well played. Congrats!


Thanks, very glad you enjoyed it.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

View PostMorkolo, on 14 April 2012 - 05:09 PM, said:

Great playing my hats off to you because I know all too well the work that goes into it to be able to play a one thousandth of your ability. I'll have to try out one of those EF500s next time my dealer gets one in.


I'm really lucky to have found a style that I play without feeling like I'm working at all <grin>. I used to work at playing guitar but now I just play at it.

Fran

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