Guglielmo

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Once I Had A Sweetheart


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Hi everybody,this is a very old irish ballad probably well known because of the Pentangle or Joan Baez, who played it in beautiful modern versions several decades ago. It is called "Once I Had a Sweetheart".This is my second attempt to produce something using my new dulcimer. All I record is far from being perfect, its just a draft, an idea to submit to whoever would like to listen to it, share opinions and give advice.Basically, I use a loop station in order to record the verse and another pedal to add/remove presence or chorus while the voice is not singing. With the bow I record the bass in the 2nd track (starting from the 2nd verse) and from the 3rd verse on I start improvising using the melody string (a little bit messy, it is live, but I have a lot of fun :)Ive seen theres already a video showing a very good interpretation of the same song from the friend Dave Kirkpatrick, but he uses a different technique so I think my video could not be considered redundant.
marg
04/21/18 12:25:18AM @marg:

So interesting & now I want to try to loop. Fun adventures

 


Dusty Turtle
04/21/18 12:13:14AM @dusty-turtle:

This is really nice.  Inventive and interesting.


Blondie
04/20/18 10:33:50PM @blondie:

This is really cool and beautiful.  I must get my looper out and play around with it.  Thanks!


Terry Wilson
04/20/18 10:09:45PM @terry-wilson:

Now that's what I call super cool.   Different, but I throughly enjoyed your song and presentation.   Had to listen and watch twice.


Strumelia
04/20/18 09:57:54PM @strumelia:

Guglielmo, this is so terrific.  I wish you'd post more for us. 

I hope you are well, and still playing music, ...and perhaps still playing your dulcimer?    dulcimer


Guglielmo
04/13/14 07:18:32PM @guglielmo:

There's another draft of mine at the following link:

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/group/rockininthefreeworld/forum/topics/racing-in-the-streets

I've posted the video there because it is the only place here where we are allowed to post covers, or sort of.

Thanks

G.


Guglielmo
04/12/14 07:09:12PM @guglielmo:

Thanks everyone for your comments and your support

@Stanley - Yes, some versions report "he/she's gone and left me". But as you can listen here http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858951474/ Joan Baez sings "He's gone and leave me".It seemed strange to me as well, but knowing that you felt the same way I did makes me feel better. On the other side The Pentangle sing "he's gone and left me". So here's the mystery: why Joan Baez sung that words? Do they make sense in some way in English?


Maryann Lang
04/12/14 06:34:40PM @maryann-lang:

Wow, this is great, felt like I was at a celtic concert!


Stanley Adams
04/12/14 06:19:16PM @stanley-adams:

the last line sounds like yuy are singing "She's gone and leave (or leaft?) me " but it should be "She's gone and left me". Left sounds very different than leave, and for correct speaking it should be left in this case i think.


Stanley Adams
04/12/14 06:16:22PM @stanley-adams:

Wow this is terrific!!!!!!


Tom McDonald
04/11/14 10:25:41PM @tom-mcdonald:

This is great! My wife got me looping pedal for Christmas a few years ago, but I never really learned to use it. I'll have to try it again.


Dana R. McCall
04/11/14 10:19:15PM @dana-r-mccall:

I LOVE it! Love the capo making it Em I love minor tunes and the use of the bow is great I can't wait till tomorrow to get out my bow and try it on my dulcimer. Thanks for the video. Keep up the great work!Grin.gif


Marion Seaman
04/11/14 02:09:09PM @marion-seaman:
thisis really 'far out'! Bravo u make the dulcimer sound like an orchestra.........and your singing/pronunciation is great too dont change a thing just be yourself. well donemarion
Guglielmo
04/11/14 08:42:39AM @guglielmo:

Thanks everybody Smile.gif

@Michael -Did you recognizeyour capo working on my dulcimer in the video? Grin.gif


Michael W. Fluegge
04/11/14 08:01:38AM @michael-w-fluegge:

Guglielmo,

you should show the other video you made, you know, the one you sent me.

I am impressed that you play that old Irish ballad, it was one of my favorites when I was young.

Last century that was.


Shawn McCurdy
04/11/14 07:03:28AM @shawn-mccurdy:

Very creative!


John Keane
04/11/14 05:57:49AM @john-keane:

You have some very creative ideas and cools sounds going on here. It really has a "Jethro Tull" vibe to it (sans flute). I like it! Smile.gif


Guglielmo
04/11/14 04:37:13AM @guglielmo:

@Patty - Thanks a lot, I'm glad you liked it :)

@Mary - Yes, it's me singing with my improbable english :)

By the way, I know fotmd are very kind people and they usually prefer to support rather than discourage the players. But I really could use advice from native speakers when I sing, because there might be words, or parts of the verses I should smoothen in order to sing better; and for sure I can't get it from myself.

So, I really hope everyone will feel copletely free to tell me what doesn't sound good -words or music as well-

Thanks a lot

G.


Patty from Virginia
04/10/14 10:20:32PM @patty-from-virginia:

That's pretty coolSmile.gif