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AIM The Legend of Uncle Dave

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This is a lovely 5-guitar piece of music written for the 2016 Art-Inspired Music Competition. I am playing the guitars, they are real!

It's based on my composition Big Jig and is an absolute nightmare to play.

There are 5 separate guitars at all times, everything is at least double tracked. Just for fun!

It's a throwback to the peppy, light grass cutting, sword swinging fun I had playing Zelda games. A time in my life where I was equally interested in guitars and games... although that was soon to shift in support of the latter! Finding out about myself, finding out about guitars, and playing games where exploration is forefronted. Memories!

Here's a link to the art: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/maniac086/triforce-of-the-gods?context=ratings:etm.sort:1.category:illustration.offset:35

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Love the adventurous vibes! Also 5 guitars, that's crazy! Great tune dude.

Daveisgr81 responds:


this reminds me of gypsy jazz style dunno why, still a beatiful piece of acoustic guitar, love it!

Daveisgr81 responds:

Thanks! I'm a big fan of Django Reinhardt - maybe there's a bit of him in this!

I've got some better equipment now so I am going to be recording a lot more!

Well, can't say it's bad.
Pretty good for only guitars...

Daveisgr81 responds:

Only guitars?! People spend their musical lives writing exclusively for guitar-only ensembles! Not everything has to have a donk on it, some pieces work well for chamber ensembles lol

Thanks for the positive review!

This is pretty damn awesome! Feels like been overblown by guitars... And your playing is so damn tight. Feels like an irish jig mixed with some spanish gypsy rumba and this is awesome. Great job here! Good luck!

Daveisgr81 responds:

Thanks for the kind words! Really appreciate it!... and if you haven't cast a vote for fan favourite consider me! (and everyone else, obviously!)

How did I miss this? Was this not entered in the thread? This is pretty awesome. I wouldve added more low end to the mix to really bring it out a little more, but other than that it's crystal clear and it's great. Good job. Definitely fits the picture.

Daveisgr81 responds:

Oh no! It was definitely posted on the thread, I've already received on AIM review - I hope this doesn't impact upon my chances in the competition :'(

Either way, thanks for the kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I agree on the bass front too... I EQed out a lot of the low end to prevent the sounds from clipping. A little bit of a shame but it does make it sound quite compacted and fine. I hope this piece is thoroughly considered for any of the prizes! Wahhhh!

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4.53 / 5.00

Jun 23, 2016
8:41 AM EDT
File Info
3 MB
2 min 39 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.