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album art Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird)
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Released: Feb 14, 2006 | 11:38 AM
Category: Folk
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 2.94 MB

Plays: 2235
Downloads: 7
Weekly Plays: 3
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Tuesday

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W?-d?ng is Mandarin for blackbird. The first song I perform using instruments from the World Jam Pack... all the versions of the Beatle's "Blackbird" got me inspired to explore the melody with an ehru.

Loops (tweaked as per usual) only on the percussion.

On a side note, I wanted to sing a Spanish version of this song... I even translated it and tried to lay down a vocal track... but my singing sucks so much that I had to scrap that, heh. Any Spanish-speakers interested should let me know, and I'll send the lyrics along.

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RiGee Artist

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I love that chinese black bird...the world pack instruments give a new aspect to this beautiful tune..you did a great job here.…

rich
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etgilles Artist

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A really unique and beautiful interpretation of this tune. Really love it. I could hear lilichi's vocals of Blackbird hanging in front of this arrangement, hers are haunting and this has such atmosphere... seems like a natural fit.

Great work. et.
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It'd rock if lilichi sang to it... in Spanish!
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I can only add...nothing else than etgilles and richard said. And you're right about the spanish lili : would be perfect for this. Bravo.
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yer all crayzee with yer intwerpuhlahtayshuns. me likey very much... yer moogicianship is top notch.

it really is quite bootiefull.
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Awesome!
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Fantastic...I love it!

-Dave
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David - u know it ... still wanna sit right on your keyboard to spy ... its just amazing what u do with sounds
OA
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Heh, I'll have to record a video of myself, Tommy.
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great cover. i like the spin you put on it with the madarine.
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I can't help but favourite nearly all the music I hear from you , so I think it's time I put you on my fave artist list Dave.
This is a lovely , warm and happy Far Eastern version of this song I already love. I liked how you made the mandarin(?) sound like the voice. Very clever. Also to play that tune on a keyboard would be tricky , I admire your skill of pulling that off. Nice.

Great work. Glad I found this!

-Magnus
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DavidBowles Artist

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Yes, well, it is hard on a keyboard... which is why the editing window is so wonderful!!!! LOL... without my mouse, the track would've been much messier, trust me. And of course, playing one bit at a time and then "joining" tracks together... that's pretty darn useful, as well. That instrument you hear is the ehru, a Chinese violin.
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Homebrand Artist

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Ah yes.. The note editor is about as useful as hands , or eyes , when it comes to playing tricky tunes. You still did a grand job.
Ehru? I've not heard of that! Thanks for introducing me to it.

HB
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Also , thanks for the comments on my songs!
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Another home run! 2nd tune today of yours that I've listened to that champions the elusive "ehru". From now on, my harmonica is not just a harmonica, but a "Hehru", or Vietnamese Harp. Perhaps in my case, obscurity will mask my lack of talent smiley

Peace,
Paul
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LMAO!!! Lack of talent, my patootie! Perhaps we can do a harmonica/ehru duet... heh.
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Excellent cover. Soooo you!!!!!
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The Beatles have been covered in so many different ways, in so many different styles, but this is the most interesting cover I have heard in a long time. Well done.
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