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Erik Satie's "Gymnopedie No. 1"

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by totallyfrozen, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Not sure if this has already been posted and for all I know this dude's a TB member, but I really liked what he did with this song so I wanted to share it.

    This song isn't typical of Classical music and when you listen to it, it's hard to believe that it was written in 1888. It sounds like a late 20th century piece to me and more like Smooth Jazz than Classical, IMO. I've always loved this song first on piano, then on the guitar. Now, I've heard it on a 5 string bass and it's just as good on the bass.

    Anyway, form your own opinion. :bassist:

  2. very cool :cool:

    Would like to hear it "dry" without the effects just for comparison.
  3. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    Nice. Thank you for that.
  4. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
  5. Satie's one of my favourites, loving this. The tone's a bit too bright in my opinion, but that's subjective.
  6. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Nice use of a variety of techniques: harmonics, thumb plucks, claw plucks.

    Yeah, maybe a little heavy on the echo and flanging effects. Good job, though!
  7. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    I had to learn it on guitar for my nieces wedding. It's very deliberate, but kind of tricky. That guy does a nice job.

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