June 21, 2009 12:27 AM

Instrumental nylon string guitar, borrowing harminocally from Mr Cohen, but in my own style. Hope everyone enjoys it.

I tried a medieval feel (took ages,didn't sound very good), a rhumba theme, I listened to everyone elses entries which intimidated me a bit, then I thought just play around with it, make it my own and see what happens.

posted by Admira (12 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

I like it!
posted by that girl at 1:32 AM on June 21, 2009

Wow, really pretty. Sometimes I can almost catch the Hallelujah but it always slips from my grasp.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:28 AM on June 21, 2009

Yea, this is just SWEET! Good show!
posted by snsranch at 3:33 PM on June 21, 2009

Very very nice. . .good playing, good tone!
posted by Danf at 1:57 PM on June 22, 2009

That was pretty great, Admira.
posted by Galvatron at 5:22 PM on June 22, 2009

Thanks for all the feedback ... this is my first mefi music challenge submission.
posted by Admira at 8:37 PM on June 22, 2009

Really beautifully done. Your tone is even nicer here than I remember it on other tracks. I can hear how the piece is harmonically related to Hallelujah, which is kind of fun knowledge to listen with. It's like experiencing two pieces of music at once, in a way.
posted by edlundart at 10:54 PM on June 22, 2009

wow this is excellent. id love to see a video of the left hand between the halelu and the jah
posted by ichthuz at 10:38 AM on June 23, 2009

Its actually a simple enough line. C major chord (capo on the 6th fret I think it was), leave your index finger off, pluck each string, when you get to the B string, hammer on/off the C then pluck back down the chord. Then on the E string, pinkie finger holding G, pull off to E, pluck back up the rest of the chord (open string on B).

OK it doesn't sound simple... but it looks it :) The right hand does most of the work, which is the case in almost all of my stuff.
posted by Admira at 5:46 PM on June 23, 2009

Just fantastic!
posted by bicyclefish at 12:47 PM on June 28, 2009

Stupendously badass. I was singing the song over it, very close and fun fit to sing!
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:41 PM on June 30, 2009

BTGOG: I'd love to hear a recording of that, I thought the guitar might be a bit too decorative to give space for vocals... I'd record it myself, but I have a terrible voice, like a cat having its tail stepped on. The geneva convention prohibits me from singing in public...
posted by Admira at 11:26 PM on June 30, 2009

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