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)


Just great

It's just got this uplifting tune to it that I absolutely love. All of the different instruments you threw in there really go well with each other. It's just such a nice piece. Thanks for this, Ryan.

love it

This song reminds me of alot of good things in my life.
Just out of curiosity, do you know the tabs to you dads song?
ever since i heard it ive always wanted to learn it..

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Damn, you got a 10 from me!

Really nice and well put together.
I don't give out many 10's but this piece deserved one.
Please, keep on doing what you do.

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Great instrumental, and the coming home at the end is the icing on the cake. Makes me want to go back home every time I listen to it.

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The Master of Sound masters sound again!

Further perfection. Each song is different from the last, and all are perfect in at least 1 way. I am greatly moved by your work!

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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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