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Coming Home (Ambient Mix)

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Date
11/28/2008
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Song
4.9 MB
4 min 18 sec
Score
4.27 / 5.00

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Author Comments

Here's a song with a major story behind it. :-D

When I was growing up, a lot of musical influences came from the music my parents listened to. We're talking bands like The Moody Blues, U2, The Outfield, ..and on and on. But another major influence in myself becoming a composer was my father. Dad played piano, but mostly he'd pull out his acoustic after coming home from work and sit out on the couch and play. As a kid I used to just lay out on the carpet while listening to his playing, and one song in particular always caught my interest. It was a song he wrote called "Coming Home", and it was a spiritual tune about longing to be with our Father in heaven.

Fast forward about maybe 15 years later when I'm in Audio Engineering school trying desperately to find a guitar player/singer for my recording project. For some reason Dad's song kept playing in my head, so I convinced him to drive up to my school and let me record him playing his nylon guitar and voice to his song he wrote back when I was 6 or 7 years old. It was a great day, and after I had mixed it down completely in the studio, I took the master back to my dorm.

I always knew that if I could get a chance, I'd want to redo the music as an instrumental. I knew I wanted there to be a piano and violin accompaniment to Dad's guitar playing, so I sampled his nylon pickings and created...well...this. This is my tribute to my father's original simple acoustic guitar solo.

The beginning includes my dad's voice counting down into his mic before he began playing. I also mixed in the original recording at the end of him singing just to pay tribute to his original song further. The record "pop" you hear before his voice kicks in is on purpose. It's supposed to sound like an old recording kicking in on a record player as his voice appears to sing from a distance as it fades away.

Enjoy :-D

-Reasoner (Ryan)

Reviews


RyeMcCroryRyeMcCrory

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 31, 2009

This is a Summary.

Ah, now once I hit 1:24 of this song, I knew I'd want to download it.

I for one am especially fond of guitars, more specifically; acoustics, so you get an automatic +4 to your rating on that alone. On top of that, I have really never heard a classical guitar played that well before, and the quality is very good indeed, allow me to compliment your father on his playing.

Violins do sound nice alongside a guitar or two, and you've mixed it in perfectly, staying in tune and on key throughout the entire song, not pushing the guitar away nor being diminished by it. The piano accompanies both instruments nicely as well. The lyrics sung at the end is as effective as a musician could ever hope for, and as a tribute, this is certainly a resounding success, and I applaud you!

I can't really think of anything you could change, and I'd probably have to berate you if you did. ;P

It is with great pleasure that I present to you my rating of 10/10, which I don't feel many people deserve in their work. No offense to anyone, it's just that 10 is 100%, flawless. Music that is perfect is very rare indeed.

Looking forward to more on your part. :)


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CoDeReD132CoDeReD132

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 28, 2009

Simply Amazing.

This is a truly inspirational, sensational, beautiful song. Great job. I'm sure your father is very proud of your talents and your tribute.


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Stolkmen5000Stolkmen5000

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 27, 2009

So cool.

I really love the story and I really dig the song.

This is a sweet song and I really love what you did with it. The ambience is awesome. I really like it. :D


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adrenalynneadrenalynne

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 26, 2009

really lovely

and so is the story behind it.


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Ray80Ray80

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 26, 2009

Relaxing

Great piece


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