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Coming Home (Ambient Mix)

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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)



i love it


And its also a touching story. I have to say, being an Atheist, I don't know if the vocals would suit me, but its some excellent instrumental work to say the least.

I started listening and reading, and I finished reading, and I hit the back button because I wasn't feeling the song. Then I seized as the violin kicked in right before the music stopped and I found myself once again at your collection of music. It was not long before I returned to the song page (try five seconds).

Anyway, this is a very calming piece of Piano and Violin, and some of your best work has made even the longest Geometry homework almost bearable (I don't mind it, but it takes a while to complete), so Kudos, and if your old man is still around, perhaps you might concider extending my appreciation to him.

With regards,
--Fox (Tyler)

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the feelings to follow

what an amazing story, song, and composer. this is a true piece of your heart. i love it.

This is pure,

inspiration, amazing, and just, wow.
It literally brought me to tears.
I've been following you for one or two so years now,
and not one bit have you gotten worse.

You are a composer at heart, and to me, an idol.
One day, I wish to be able to create something as great as your compositions.

Don't stop.


It's one of the best songs I've ever heard. Every instrument complements each other.
I also love the guitar. Do you know the tabs?

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4.28 / 5.00

Nov 28, 2008
11:49 PM EST
File Info
4.9 MB
4 min 18 sec

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