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    Sorry, I tried to soften the blow Anyway, you liked my opinion just fine when I was complimenting your playing (which is still very fine, by the way).
    ...did you not get my sarcasm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Pollack View Post
    ...did you not get my sarcasm?
    Of course--thus the smiley ... FWIW

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpeebee View Post
    Very nice version Liam and indeed played with a big sound. Are you still on the DR 8?

    I think your 'master work' on Stardust should also be shared, so I take the liberty to post the link to your clip also here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-8IOTMEDRs



    JNB, Liam plays here a vintage Selmer Super and he normally uses a vintage Otto Link Double Ring refaced to 8 (I'm not sure if he plays it here, but he did play it on the Stardust clip above).
    mrpeebee and Liam, thanks for the info.
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    You misspelled "IMNSHO".
    FWIW You're right IMNSHO.
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    What the hell. This is just an iPhone recording, and i'm really a bass player, yada yada...

    Corniest ballad ever, just the melody. I did this right after getting a Conn bari, and was liking the sound much. I can improvise, but not great at it (understatement). Getting better though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BH9 View Post
    What the hell.

    Corniest ballad ever, just the melody. I did this right after getting a Conn bari, and was liking the sound much. I can improvise, but not great at it (understatement). Getting better though.

    Is that an early 12M?
    No Front F just like mine.
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    251XXX. I think '35.

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    Mines 276xxx 1936 I believe.
    Gary Smulyan's is in this range too I believe.
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    I love it. Can play a little better in tune now that I've worked with it for a bit. Sometimes I'm not sure whether to pick up this one or my Yani. They are both so good!

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    I am also a fan of ballads - I use them extensively in practicing. They really make lousy tones stand out, as well as highlighting bad transitions between tones.

    My collection of lead sheets (mostly ballads) are here: http://www.kode.no/svein/div/english.html.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SveinJo View Post
    I am also a fan of ballads - I use them extensively in practicing. They really make lousy tones stand out, as well as highlighting bad transitions between tones.

    My collection of lead sheets (mostly ballads) are here: http://www.kode.no/svein/div/english.html.
    Thanks for sharing those lead sheets .

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    Here's one from awhile back on an album I was asked to play on. (I think I was still in college at the time)

    https://app.box.com/s/7pjkxl3cnqes372ktmmxt5drkh6xabk9

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    Count me in. The first song I learned was "My Foolish Heart" and from then on I got hooked into ballads, though on some occasion I play Latin beat.

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    Here's one of my favorite ballads of all time- The Nearness of You.

    Found this going through lots of old gig recordings...I have so many and it's been forever since I've listened to them, but this thread has made me go back and start digging through to find some tunes!

    https://app.box.com/s/l04qg4q8o3a8fgbncew1a7kts3xp4mky

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    I posted this a few days ago and then deleted it. but after some encouragement i decided to re post it
    https://soundcloud.com/bflateflat/fo...ntal-reasons-1

    Also all the talk about Misty makes me wan to revisit the tune, will post it when I'm done

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    Thanks, bflateflat, I really enjoyed listening to your post. You have a great sound! I'm not sure how to describe it...a bit of an edge? Great control, bottom to top, with a tasty vibrato. Such a nice tune! I especially enjoyed your first chorus. I thought, maybe a little too much "noodling?" on the second one. I'm thinking along the lines that any great ballad tune needs very little ornamentation. Thanks again! I did enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Pollack View Post
    Here's one from awhile back on an album I was asked to play on. (I think I was still in college at the time)

    https://app.box.com/s/7pjkxl3cnqes372ktmmxt5drkh6xabk9
    This is nice as well. I really like your tone. One of the reasons I love to play and listen to ballads is that they really reveal a player's sound and their ability to play expressively. This might be the reason that some people prefer not to play them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandster View Post
    Thanks, bflateflat, I really enjoyed listening to your post. You have a great sound! I'm not sure how to describe it...a bit of an edge? Great control, bottom to top, with a tasty vibrato. Such a nice tune! I especially enjoyed your first chorus. I thought, maybe a little too much "noodling?" on the second one. I'm thinking along the lines that any great ballad tune needs very little ornamentation. Thanks again! I did enjoy!
    I agree--very sweet playing, with tasteful choices regarding ornamentation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booboo5000 View Post
    This is nice as well. I really like your tone. One of the reasons I love to play and listen to ballads is that they really reveal a player's sound and their ability to play expressively. This might be the reason that some people prefer not to play them.
    Thanks! I completely agree- some people really try to hide their sound, but ballads and a capella playing really bring it out.

    I think it's really important for players to be able to play both slow and expressively with a beautiful sound, as well as play burning fast with intricate harmonic complexity when necessary. I've played TONS of gigs requiring both, and to me it really opens up lots of possibilities when you can do all of it.

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    Here's another nice tune, 'I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LTNtMyLgeU

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