Guy Babusek


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Sean O'Dwyer of the Glen - Two Mountain Dulcimers (Celtic)

musician/member name: Guy Babusek
Duration: 00:06:50
AKA Sean O Duibhir An Ghleanna

I arranged this beautiful slow Irish Air for two fretted dulcimers. (Second dulcimer doesn't come in until about 3:10) .

Thank you to Cyntia Smith for all her brilliance in helping me write the counter melody.

I’m playing an Aeolus Dulcimer built by Dale Foye of Aeolus Instruments.
Guy Babusek
10/25/15 02:14:10AM @guy-babusek:

Thank you so much, @david-pedersen!

David Pedersen
10/24/15 10:21:50PM @david-pedersen:

Really sweet music.


Guy Babusek
10/18/15 02:17:21PM @guy-babusek:

Thank you so much,  @marion-seaman !  Yes, just the one microphone. I record the video with a zoom video camera and its microphone, while also recording the audio through the mic and into Logic Pro Audio on my mac.  Then I use a program called Adobe Premiere to sync the higher quality audio in logic to the video. I import the synced video/audio into logic as a new file.  Then I can add any room effects etc I want.  This one has two dulcimers so I used a second track to record the counter melody.

Since I don't have a sound studio, there's lots of street noise etc. and, I have to use a single take since it's a video. If I were working in a studio making an album, I'd be doing many takes so that I could have it be more "perfect" probably, but I actually kind of like the little mistakes. I think it adds lots of character to a performance. 

Guy Babusek
10/16/15 05:13:00PM @guy-babusek:

Thank you  @helen-seiler

Guy Babusek
10/16/15 01:40:34PM @guy-babusek:

Thank you so much,  @Lexie-R-Oakley !

Lexie R Oakley
10/16/15 01:38:37PM @lexie-r-oakley:

That is lovely, I really enjoyed it Guy.

Guy Babusek
10/16/15 11:28:36AM @guy-babusek:

Thank you so much, @Ginney-Camden, and @Terry-Wilson!

Terry Wilson
10/16/15 11:27:01AM @terry-wilson:

Pleasant to the ears.  My my, that was nice.

Ginney Camden
10/16/15 11:19:34AM @ginney-camden:

That was really pretty.  Thanks for sharing it.

Guy Babusek
10/16/15 10:20:35AM @guy-babusek:

Thank you so much,  @John-P   Yes, it's indeed known by that name as well. Regardless of the title used, there is often some sort of refrain saying, "Ah, but Sean O'Duibhir an Gleanna, we were worsted in the game." 

These old airs are nice on the dulcimer, aren't they?

john p
10/16/15 10:08:34AM @john-p:

Very well played Guy, sounds like a lot of work went into that.

I know this tune as 'After Augrim's Great Disaster', but it's not one I play much - not very N/D friendly, but OK with a 6+.

I've been playing slow airs and tunes from the 'Gaeltach' lately, there are some real beauties out there.

Guy Babusek
10/16/15 09:02:25AM @guy-babusek:

Aw! Thank you @Dusty-Turtle!

Dusty Turtle
10/16/15 03:32:06AM @dusty:

Impeccable!  Two Guys are better than one!  Beautiful arrangement!