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album art Frog Town
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Released: Jun 10, 2013 | 9:56 AM
Category: Folk
Application: Sonar
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .m4a (AAC)
File Size: 5.66 MB

Plays: 911
Downloads: 0
Weekly Plays: 2
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Monday

License: No derivative works allowed
Track number 7 on my album. Fingerpicking instrumental that I wrote in the alternate tuning Open C (CGCGCE). A link for the album can be found on my artist page. Hope you enjoy!

You can watch a video of me playing this here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LusM4ctO3k4

Tabs are available here:
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/misc_unsigned_bands/august_oster_-_frog_town_tab.htm

https://www.facebook.com/AugustOstermusicandart

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mikebms Artist

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Great playing! Nice recording also.
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5 years ago
BigJimSlade Artist

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Your use of the droning low end sets the table for the delicacies on top. I bet some tabla would go great with this piece.
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5 years ago
August_Oster Artist

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@mikebms
Thanks a lot sir, means a lot coming from such a talented guy!

@BigJimSlade
Thanks a lot man! A tabla probably would be pretty cool. I've tried playing a bass drum and hi-hat while picking before. It has a lot of potential to be cool, but I need to practice it a lot more before I get any good at it, hahaha.
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5 years ago
JazzIs Listener

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i hope your album dose well. This is an excellent piece of music. Yes creative Tabla would take this there...

JazzIs, Cool
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5 years ago
revoltington Artist

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Good Luck with your album man. Another execellent piece of picking wonderment.
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revoltington Artist

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Did anyone tell you, you are a dead ringer for Richard Thompson in the visual dept.?
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5 years ago
August_Oster Artist

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@JazzIs
Thanks a lot man. Whether the album does well or not, I'm excited to just put one together. Thanks for stopping by.

@revoltington
Thanks a lot sir. You are the first to tell me, and I looked him up and it was kinda creepy, hahaha. Cheers!
Last edited by August_Oster, 5 years ago.
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ihussain Artist

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hypnotic and folky, this reminds me of a raga in classical Indian music. Amazing playing. And that funny little section of pizzicato that crops up just before the halfway mark.
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August_Oster Artist

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@ihussain
Thanks a lot sir, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Dyl Artist

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Beautiful. Just what i needed today. Thank you.
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5 years ago
KennethLavrsen Artist

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It is a great pleasure to hear such masterful finger picking on the guitar. Great piece of music.
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5 years ago
that80sboy Artist

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wish i could pick like this....i have 5 thumbs on my pickin hand....haha.....reminds me of a sidewalk entertainer i heard a while back ....and everybody just watched in awe...and me standing there being jealous smiley
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gepo Artist

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It's something magic in your music and I always stare at the ceiling for a while after listening your songs - thanks for the trance!
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pharmakeus Artist

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New yet rootsy; Americana with Celtic and Hindustani elements? VERY NICE
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pharmakeus Artist

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This is what they used to call "Folk Baroque"?
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apb Artist

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I think this is a very clever arrangement- especially since the sometimes dissonant bass notes and occasional bends do make me think of frogs croaking and the picking melodies themselves have captured that childlike wonderment quality conveyed/portrayed in the cover art and 'gone fishin'" in a small town, peaceful back-water location.

Hence, I personally wouldn't push this any more Eastern (with tablas etc.. though they would undoubtably fit) .. instead some light intro with some real 'sounds from the swamp' might set the scene.

Regards,

/Alan
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5 years ago
August_Oster Artist

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@Dyl, @KennethLavrsen
Thanks a lot guys, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

@that80sboy
That's awesome I stirred up cool memories for you! Thanks for listening and your kind words.

@gepo
I'm glad I could do that for you sir, thanks for listening!

@pharmakeus
Thanks a lot man! I'm not really sure about the genres, I think you know a lot more about the styles than I do. I originally got into this by kind of following John Fahey and went off on my own thing. What comes out comes out I guess hahaha. I will have to look into that stuff though, maybe it will help me out. Cheers!

@apb
Thanks a lot for your analysis and kind words sir! I actually don't plan on doing any more with this one. I'm trying to just make a straight guitar album with no more than reverb as an effect. Although the swamp sounds idea is pretty cool. You called it with the picture. That's a photo my mom took when my brother and I were little, out in a small town, off to the side fishing area we would go to. Thanks for stopping by!
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SOULWAVE Listener

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Captured as always by your skill and dexterity, GREAT listen!
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LunaBleu Artist

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I find this level of guitar playing to be truly amazing. I personally know only one other person who can play a guitar till it nearly catches fire. Your compositions are always so interesting and surprising. You capture emotions and almost sights and smells. Seems you tap into the mind of the listener and invoke memories for us. Thank you.
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jrahn Artist

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Outstanding work here!as Luna said "truly amazing!"
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August_Oster Artist

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@SOULWAVE
Thanks for your continued support and kind words!

@LunaBleu
I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Your words are flattering and I really appreciate it.

@jrahn
Thanks a lot man!
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RichardJohn Artist

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Love it when the melody kicks in .... some clever, tricky moves in there!!
Impressive playing as ever - nice guitar tones!
Reminded me a little of Colin Reid, his first solo cd (a good guitarist if you havn't come across him)
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thetau Artist

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This is HOT stuff. The simplicity of Folk and the complexity of BG. Excellent guitar work.

Russ smiley
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August_Oster Artist

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@RichardJohn
I haven't come across that guitarist yet, I will have to check him out. Thanks a lot for your continued listening and support sir!

@thetau
Thanks so much man!
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