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Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'

olddude 12 Nov 08 - 10:52 AM
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Subject: Review: For all Mudcatter who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 10:52 AM

This past weekend I was asked to play at a local crafts market. Mostly played for myself people walked by. It reminded me of the Joni Mitchell song for free. "They know he had never been on their TV so they passed his music by" On this site are the best musicians I have ever heard, people who play from their hearts, played for a lifetime. People I could only hope to be a tenth as good. This song is not much. I know my limitations but it is the best I can do and is from my heart. For Bruce, Ron, Willy, Weelittle, DW, Jerry, Bobad, Bobert, Nick, Jeri, Jayto, Kat, Art, Sinsull, Beer, spaw, Kendall, leadfinger, Max, Nick just to name a very few - my list goes on an on with thousands of names. For all of you wonderful people who play from your heart this is all I can do to say thank you for your music and for the help you gave me

for free


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatter who Play 'For Free'
From: jacqui.c
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 11:05 AM

Nice one Dan.


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatter who Play 'For Free'
From: Escapee
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 11:51 AM

Very nicely done. Thanks for putting it where we could hear it.


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatter who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 12:56 PM

Thank you, everyone here plays from their heart. As many threads pointed out, most likely no one will get rich from the music. But we play, all of us, we play and will until we are called from this life. And once in a while, someone stops and listens. so many wonderful musicians here, who play for the love of it and many never get rich but will contiune on. I could name a thousand all better than I could ever dream of being.


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 01:46 PM

apparently some people really hated it
so i took it off
like I said I know my limitations but at least I still try


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: greg stephens
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 01:48 PM

What I shame I just looked and it wasn't there. There are some nasty people about.


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Amos
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 01:50 PM

I couldn't find it. WOuld ya mind putrting it back?


A


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: greg stephens
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 02:25 PM

I thinbk he must have had offensive comments added....can happen on Youtube I suppose.


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 02:36 PM

for free


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Hawker
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 02:42 PM

olddude, that is lovely! Bit dark where you are though!!!!!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Amos
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 02:48 PM

Nice job, Dan!! Clean and sweet, one voice, one guitar. Just the way I like 'em!!


A


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 03:27 PM

"it's the best medicine for my soul
when this world spins out of control"    'Sing and Play'   RB


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 03:34 PM

Nice voice, Dan. Thanks for posting it.


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 03:39 PM

Dan,

If I had happened by, I would have stopped to listen.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 03:51 PM

Thank you so much that is so very kind of you, just having one of those dark days today. Tomorrow will be better always is. I really appreciate you nice folks for the feedback it means a lot to me. Trying to get the recording software down has really been hard. I still don't have it right but I will keep playing with it

Dan


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: jeffp
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 04:03 PM

Very nice indeed. Thanks for that, Dan. Sounded like a pretty good recording to me through the headphones.


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Bruce MacNeill
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 04:16 PM

Great job Dan.

What are you using for recording software. I've been looking around the net for something to use. I think I'm going to need a better sound card though since the inbuilt doesn't seem to make much volume.

You've given me a reason to practice tonight. I've always been one to throw a dollar in the hat of the folks playing on the sidewalks.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 04:23 PM

Bruce
I am using a software package called Kristal. It is really neat and has just so many bells and whistles. Go on to Google and look it up. It is free. I have a package also that I bought with my firewire recorder and I like the free Kristal much better and is easier to use


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Wizzle
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 04:24 PM

I thought that was just lovely and as someone who has only recently taken up guitar as a 'mature age' student I aspire to picking that cleanly someday down the track. Beautifully done.


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 04:57 PM

Kristal Audio Engine is an amazing piece of work, especially considering that it's shareware! If you are finding limitations at this point, your problem is with your hardware. Kristal will sound as good as the sound card and microphone you use can sound.
Good luck.
-Glenn


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 05:24 PM

He's darn good, isn't he! :0)

Dan, you have come on in absolute leaps and bounds these past months. Your voice sounds great on there, as does your guitar playing....and you sing it with such empathy and gentleness. You should be really proud of yourself.


Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 05:38 PM

Lizzie
Thank you so much. You are always so kind and always lift my spirits. You know how much I appreciate you and care about you

Dan


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 07:59 PM

Dan.
I hope some day to meet you and hear you sing "live". You put this one across perfectly. Thank you for bringing it back. Where are you, anyway? Close to Maine?
SINS


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 08:49 PM

Sins
I am outside of Buffalo NY and thank you very much my friend

Dan
PS we have about 3 inches of snow left, it is melting pretty good here in western NY, we really got blasted on monday with 8 inches.


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Janie
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 09:30 PM

Thanks Dan, for putting that back up on Youtube so I could hear it!

Great minds think alike;>)

I often find myself singing that song as I read through some of musician threads on Mudcat and was sorely tempted to sing it at the Getaway this year.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 09:42 PM

Thanks from Colorado, too, Dan. I am really glad you put it back up. You have a very good voice and lovely picking. Beautiful cover of a beautiful song. Thanks, again!

kat


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 10:05 PM

Kat
I could never hope to do this song as good as you or Janie could
Janie please do it at the Getaway

Dan


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: KT
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 01:50 AM

Hey Dan~ nice job! Keep it up!

Too bad I didn't know where you were! I was just in Buffalo! Before the snow, that is....

KT


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: GUEST,Trevek
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 02:38 AM

Nice work. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Peter T.
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 03:13 AM

GUITAR MUSIC

This was a hand-out given on the first day to my guitar class at Davis & Elkins College in 1992. There have been
several requests for reprints of it, so here it is. (Harvey Reid)

Guitar music is a place where the elements of rhythm, tone, emotions, harmony, melody, poetry, preparation, solitude,
friendship, intellect, physical training and spirituality all meet. It involves your spirit, your body, your heart and your
mind, and it is both a solitary and a social act. It not only offers the player the pleasure of making music, but it also
offers to the skilled the ability to actually change other people's thoughts and feelings. Just by doing something you
love to do, you can impart profound things to others and give them something they value. Those who discover that they
have this ability, who feel obliged to develop it and who use it generously, will experience a reward comprising not
only the satisfaction of the act itself, but also an abstract pleasure in sharing and communicating with others through the
language of music. There is an energy, a sense of purpose and a direction that it imparts to its practitioners that can give
a gratifying sense of meaning in what threatens to seem like a meaningless world.

Only through a lifetime of music will you experience an understanding of all the aspects of the art, but a basic awareness
and regular reminders of the existence of all these various ingredients that make up music will allow the student to
progress more quickly toward a mastery of it. There is, as always, a price to pay, and there are responsibilities that
come with having the power to change other's thoughts and feelings, and not all who set out on this learning path make
it all the way through.

The essential element in the study of music is a love of music and an appreciation of its sacredness. Music is not
something your hands or your voice do. It is not something your mind does. At its finest it is a transcendental state that
involves all parts of you, and allows you to exist on the crest of a wave, in the exact moment of the present as you
perform each part of the music. It is only there, in the present that we can truly live and have control over our lives,
since the past and future are inaccessible to us. When you are deeply involved in music and when you have control of it,
you can experience an excitement and a sense of well-being that is impossible to duplicate. The sensation of the pleasure
of music making is the primary thing a student of music must focus on. If enough time is spent in joyous music making
and if the desire to share and transmit this feeling is strong and sincere, the hands will train themselves and the voice
will find its true expression. One cannot hurry the process; you must instead enjoy and cherish it as it slowly unfolds.
There is an unfettered freedom in being a beginner that you may look back on fondly some day. The desire to be
something other than what you are will impede your ability to grow, and the amount of pleasure that music brings is
relatively constant. If you are not experiencing that pleasure and fulfillment as a student, then you must learn how to do
that before you can go further. The magic that is music comes from such a place inside us. And any beginner can
experience these sensations just as easily as the master. If not more easily.

Harvey Reid (Elkins West Virginia 1992)


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 05:02 AM

Nic e thought OD! Thanks for the mention in such august company!

al


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: IvanB
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 04:16 PM

Dan, it's a lovely song and you do it great justice. Thanks for putting it back up so more of us could hear it.


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 04:44 PM

Ivan
Thank you my friend


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: bobad
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 04:48 PM

Nicely done Dan, a beautiful, gentle tune given just the right treatment. I truly enjoyed it.

P.S. I just got high speed internet so am going crazy surfing and enjoying music.

bob


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Subject: RE: Review: For all Mudcatters who Play 'For Free'
From: olddude
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 05:33 PM

Bob from someone as talented as you
that means everything to me

Thank you my friend


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